CBT interventions for mental health professionals (psychosis) (degree and masters level)
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Key features

This 20 credit module can be studied at degree and masters level and will increase your knowledge and enable you to develop effective skills in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to support people experiencing psychosis. This includes looking at assessment; formulation and the use of diagnostic systems whilst developing your skills required to use CBT effectively in psychosis.

You will be encouraged to critically evaluate the theory base for using CBT in treating psychosis and the ways in which it relates to your specific practice. There will be focus on reflective practice and workplace-based cases to ensure clinical relevance.

Module code

HEAD351/APP707*

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 MCH531 at masters level

HEAD351 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 psychosis
  • critically appraise the features of assessment and formulation and treatment using cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis, including contra-indications 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 psychotic type experiences using CBT
  • critically analyse the role of the therapeutic relationship in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychotic experiences
  • critically analyse the theory and development of cognitive and behavioural models for treating psychosis. Contrast this 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)

APP707 course details (masters level)

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

  • demonstrate systematic, in depth and current knowledge and critical understanding of the diagnostic classification and characteristics of psychosis
  • provide an advanced critical analysis of the features of effective assessment and formulation and treatment using cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis, including contraindications for treatment, pharmacological interventions and complex presentations such as dual diagnosis and co-morbidity
  • demonstrate effective and advanced skills in and analyse own performance of the assessment, formulation and treatment of psychotic type experiences using CBT
  • provide an advanced critical analysis of the role of the therapeutic relationship in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychotic experiences
  • provide an advanced critical analysis of the theory and development of cognitive and behavioural models for treating psychosis and contrast with other therapeutic modalities.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1. a written reflection

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, 6, 13, 20, 27 and 28 June 2019.

(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

Psychosocial interventions (PSI) should be the corner stone of our approach to helping people struggling with psychosis. These modules offer an introduction to the underpinning theory and skills needed to begin using PSI

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
  • in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree to study the module at degree level
  • in possession of previous study at degree level to study the module at masters level .

Funding and fees

Funding

These modules are commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and you may, therefore, be eligible for funding through your employing trust.

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.

Fees

For those who are self-funding, please see our professional development module fees page.