This 20 credit degree-level module will enable you to achieve foundation level competencies in assessing client difficulties and implementing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions for individuals experiencing a range of common mental health problems. CBT is a talking therapy, with strong evidence based for addressing a wide range of metal health disorders.
You will gain the basic knowledge and practical skills necessary to practice CBT, under supervision, and achieve a working understanding of the contemporary theories, research and principles that underpin CBT treatments. The interventions taught are suitable for use in many clinical settings, to be used by professionals that employ a psychotherapeutic content to their work and are also clinically proven to be beneficial to large numbers of people. You will also develop an understanding of the contemporary theories, research and principles that underpin cognitive behavioural therapy.
Building on theory of the Introduction to CBT, this module will allow you to develop skills in this very sought after therapy and, combined with client hours accrued, demonstrates to employers that you can work effectively within the frame work of CBT. It can be used to enhance the diversity and effectiveness of existing positions and is also an excellent start for those wishing to take the first steps towards a career in therapy.
By the end of the course you will be able to safely apply techniques of CBT and assist clients to make positive changes in their lives by helping to lead them through a process of guided discovery that makes a positive and defined impact.
This module has been designed to follow the recognised framework of common therapeutic and CBT specific competencies (Roth and Pilling, 2008). The module teaching is geared towards developing your effective therapeutic practice and to complement your workplace clinical supervision.
This module is delivered by Devon Partnership NHS Trust in partnership with University of Plymouth.