Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
30 taught hours
20 Credits at HE Level 3
- To offer an introduction to the principles and practices of CBT, focusing in particular on its use for treating forms of anxiety and depression, and in working with clients with low self-esteem.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Evaluate the principles of cognitive behavioural counselling.
- Critically appraise how cognitive behaviour interventions need to be tailored to specific emotional disorders, e.g. Depression.
- Be able to differentiate between the principles of cognitive behavioural counselling and their own therapeutic approach and values with specific reference to the challenge of ethical mindfulness.
- Critically analyse research available in relation to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Summary of Content
- Principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Case conceptualisation
- Negative automatic thoughts
- Anxiety and social anxiety
- Low self esteem
- Skills development
- Research evidence of CBT efficacy
- Learning journal