Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Foundation Skills) Academic Credits

Psychology tutorial
Location Stafford campus


Course Start

Term 2

The course is delivered over 6 alternate weeks commencing Monday 14th January 2019, 09:00-16:00


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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Course outline

This module utilises a number of teaching methods, which aims to encourage students to adopt an active approach to learning, to be sensitive to different learning styles and maximise learning outcomes. The main methods of teaching are: key lectures delivered by trained and experienced practitioners, discussion, case studies for presentation, skills demonstration, rehearsal and practice, experiential activities, small group work, guidance and supervision, directed and independent study.

Entry requirements

Evidence of study at academic levels 4 and 5 is desirable.

Course content

This module can be studied at academic levels 4, 5 or 6. The module assessment differs depending on academic level studied but all students attend the same taught sessions.

The module introduces students to the basic theory and principles underpinning cognitive behavioural therapy. Specific content addresses assessment, formulation, cognitive and behavioural interventions, evaluation and relapse prevention. Students have the opportunity to apply principles and skills learnt via a personal project. The module does not require students to work directly with service users or carers.

Key features

This module is designed to develop your skills and knowledge in the Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach to working with common mental health problems. In addition the module may be of interest to people wishing to utilise a cognitive behavioural approach in the context of change management, personal development and service development.

Programme specification

This module is for any Voluntary Sector Worker, Health or Social Care Practitioner, who wishes to gain foundation knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Teaching and learning approaches will include lectures, presentations, role play, video, discussion, case presentation and group work.

Students will have opportunity to apply principles and skills learnt via a personal project.


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