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PSYC6137 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2: Advanced Intervention Skills

Module Overview

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 across a range of disorders, incorporating issues of diversity, complexity, and recent developments in the field of CBT 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

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • conduct a competent CBT assessment and critically appraise models and methods of assessment in CBT
  • construct a CBT formulation based on a specific theoretical model and devise an evidence-based treatment plan
  • critically evaluate the evidence-base for CBT theory and models
  • demonstrate and evaluate theory-practice links in the application of CBT to case material
  • 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 and eating disorders • 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) 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 using multi-media resources.

Independent Study63.5
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Westbrook, D., Kennerly, H. & Kirk, J.  (2007). An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Skills and Applications . 

Nordahl, H. & Wells, A.  (2009). Changing Beliefs in Cognitive Therapy: A Therapist’s Guide . 

Hawton, K.  (1989). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychiatric Problems: A Practical Guide. 

Blackburn, I. & Twaddle, V.  (2006). Cognitive Therapy in Action: A Practitioner’s Casebook . 

Wells, A.  (1995). Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders: A Practice Manual and Conceptual Guide . 

Beck, J.S.  (1975). Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond. 

Greenberger, D. & Padesky, C  (1995). Mind Over Mood . 

Leahy, R.L. (2006). Contemporary Cognitive Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice. 

Bennett-Levy, J., Butler, G., Fennell, M. & Hackmann, A. (2004). Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy . 

Beck, A.T., Rush, A.J., Shaw, B.F. & Emery, G.  (1979). Cognitive Therapy for Depression . 

Lusia Stopa (2009). Imagery and the threatened self: Perspectives on mental imagery and the self in cognitive therapy . 

Leahy, R. L.  (2003). Cognitive Therapy Techniques: A Practitioner’s Guide . 



MethodPercentage contribution
Report  (4000 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Report 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: PSYC6118


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


1. Multi-media resources demonstrating CBT techniques

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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