This CBT module will build upon the foundation level of knowledge and skills attained in the CBT: Core Skills module (PSYC6118). This module will provide you with an advanced level of knowledge and skills in CBT assessment, formulation and treatment to support individuals experiencing a range of physical and mental health difficulties, incorporating issues of diversity, complexity, and recent developments in the field of CBT including third-wave approaches. This module provides you with a platform from which you can develop into an effective and competent practitioner in a range of clinical settings.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- critically evaluate the evidence-base for CBT theory and models
- conduct a competent CBT assessment and critically appraise models and methods of assessment in CBT
- consider the importance of cultural differences in relation to physical and mental health, and in relation to assessment, formulation and intervention using a CBT (including third-wave) approach.
- demonstrate and evaluate theory-practice links in the application of CBT to case material
- construct a CBT formulation based on a specific theoretical model and devise an evidence-based treatment plan
- reflect on your clinical practice in with CBT
The curriculum for this module will comprise the following components:
- CBT assessment and formulations of specific presentations
- Different methods of formulation including the differences between generic and disorder specific approaches and formulation from different CBT approaches
- Special considerations for working with complex cases such as individuals with personality disorders, psychosis, eating disorders and a history of complex trauma
- The application of CBT in health settings
- Professional accreditation
- Considerations for working with race, culture and diversity and current issues in CBT practice
- An introduction to third-wave CBT approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching will comprise a number of different methods including lectures, seminars, workshops, problem-based learning, e-learning, directed reading, and independent study. Skills-based competencies will be taught through demonstrations, simulated role plays and/or real-plays, experiential exercises, and using multi-media resources.
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Bennett-Levy, J., Butler, G., Fennell, M. & Hackmann, A. (2004). Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy. Oxford: OUP.
Beck, A.T., Rush, A.J., Shaw, B.F. & Emery, G. (1979). Cognitive Therapy for Depression. NY: Guilford Press.
Leahy, R.L. (2006). Contemporary Cognitive Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice. NY: Guilford Press.
Lusia Stopa (2009). Imagery and the threatened self: Perspectives on mental imagery and the self in cognitive therapy. Hove: Routledge.
Hawton, K. (1989). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychiatric Problems: A Practical Guide. New York: Oxford University Press.
Nordahl, H. & Wells, A. (2009). Changing Beliefs in Cognitive Therapy: A Therapist’s Guide.
Greenberger, D. & Padesky, C (1995). Mind Over Mood. NY: Guilford Press.
Westbrook, D., Kennerly, H. & Kirk, J. (2007). An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Skills and Applications. London: Sage.
Blackburn, I. & Twaddle, V. (2006). Cognitive Therapy in Action: A Practitioner’s Casebook.
Leahy, R. L. (2003). Cognitive Therapy Techniques: A Practitioner’s Guide. NY: Guilford Press.
Wells, A. (1995). Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders: A Practice Manual and Conceptual Guide. Chichester: Wiley.
Beck, J.S. (1975). Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond. NY: Guilford Press.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External