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Course summary

This course will allow students to learn how to use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with clients and to assess, formulate and provide interventions. Focusing on clients who have anxiety and depression right through to people with addictions, personality disorder and schizophrenia; you will also have the opportunity to study new developments, family interventions and how CBT is used to treat physical health issues.


Modules include: Introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); CBT for anxiety disorders and addictive behaviour; frontiers of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy; CBT and physical health; CBT for complex cases; family interventions; psychosocial interventions; mindfulness -based approaches with CBT; CBT for children and young people; clinical supervision; dissertation.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include tutor and peer practical in-class assessments, case studies and reflective assignments and portfolios of learning.

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree in psychology or other health/social care related discipline, e.g. counselling, health sciences, nursing. Or: An honours degree (in any discipline) (2.2 or above) and a diploma in counselling or its UKCP or BPS equivalent. In addition applicants must have one year’s experience in a mental health setting and an active interest in cognitive behavioural work. Applicants must have an active placement where they can work with clients and have approval to use clients as part of their coursework. Overseas students must be able to complete placements and have access to clients. Students should access supervision from someone with experience of CBT (if accreditation is to be aimed for, then an accredited supervisor with the BABCP), each student should aim to utilise supervision within the frequency stipulated by this accrediting body. If the student does not have a core profession, then the KSA (see BABCP guidance) will need to have been commenced and be available to support any application. This course is not accredited, supervision or placements are not provided but students can aim to become accredited upon completion of the requirements according to BABCP. The course attempts to meet BABCP core curriculum guidelines, but not all. As guidelines change, further study may be needed to gain such accreditation. Anyone interested in accreditation will need to read the BABCP guidelines carefully. DBS equivalent for international students is required.

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Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at University of Salford - UCAS