CBT interventions for mental health professionals (mood disorders) (degree and masters level)

Key features

This 20 credit module can be studied at degree or masters level and will increase your knowledge and enable you to develop effective skills in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of mood disorders. It will also enable you to apply the appropriate frameworks for the effective assessment and treatment of mood disorders. You will be encouraged to critically evaluate the theories behind the use of CBT and the ways in which this approach relates to other talking practices and their practice contexts.

You will focus on the assessment, formulation and effective use of diagnostic systems whilst developing the skills you need to use CBT effectively in the treatment of mood disorders. There will be focus on reflective practice and workplace-based cases to ensure clinical relevance.

Module code

HEAD350 / APP706*

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Level 7 - masters degree

Location

Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth

*This module was previously known as MCH530 at masters level 

HEAD350 course details (degree level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate systematic and current knowledge and critical understanding of the diagnostic classification and characteristics of mood disorders.
  • critically analyse the features of assessment and formulation in cognitive behaviour therapy with mood disorders including contraindications for treatment, the role of pharmacological interventions, dual diagnosis and co-morbidity.
  • demonstrate effective skills in and analyse own performance of the assessment, formulation and treatment of mood disorders.
  • critically analyse the role of the therapeutic relationship in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with mood disorders.
  • critically analyse the theory and development of cognitive and behavioural models for mood disorders and contrast this way of working with other therapeutic modalities.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1. an essay reflecting on video role play assessment

2. a video assessment of a role playing actor.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

APP706 course details (masters level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate detailed in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the diagnostic classification and characteristics of mood disorders.
  • critically analyse the features of advanced assessment and formulation in cognitive behaviour therapy with mood disorders including contraindications for treatment, the role of pharmacological interventions, dual diagnosis and co-morbidity.
  • demonstrate effective and advanced skills in and analyse own performance of the assessment, formulation and treatment of mood disorders.
  • critically analyse the role of the therapeutic relationship in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with mood disorders.
  • dritically analyse the theory and development of cognitive and behavioural models for mood disorders and contrast with other therapeutic modalities.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1. a reflective essay

2. a video role play assessment.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Module dates

The taught dates for this module at both levels are 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May and 6, 13, 20, 28 and 29 June 2018.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

What programmes can these modules count towards?

The degree-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards the BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Mental Health and some other BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways.

The masters-level module can be studied as a standalone module, as a pathway specific optional module towards the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Mental Health Practitioner) or as an optional module towards some other MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways.

For further information please contact the Professional Development Unit. 

Module lead - Jon Perry

" Assessment of mood disorders is more than just information gathering. It should be a collaborative process that begins the job of finding solutions to problems. These modules aim to give students the skills to carry out effective collaborative assessments whilst building sound therapeutic relationships"

Find out more about Jon Perry

Entry requirements

To undertake these modules you must be:

  • a registered health and social care practitioner or health and social care worker working in an area of clinical practice that will allow you to meet the module learning outcomes, and
  • in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree to study the module at degree level or
  • in possession of previous study at degree level to study the module at masters level.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2017/18 academic year

Please see our professional development module fees page.

Funding

Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. To apply please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.