Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - Clinical Practice

Module titleCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - Clinical Practice
Module codePYCM040
Academic year2018/9
Credits30
Module staff

Ms Debbie Williams (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

11

10

12

Number students taking module (anticipated)

33

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

This module will provide you with a context for the development of practical skills in providing supervised clinical practice in the treatment of common mental disorders; the particular focus will be on anxiety and depressive disorders with the aim of achieving therapeutic competency and meeting BABCP accreditation criteria for supervision and supervised clinical practice.

Module aims - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to enable you to:

  • develop practical competencies in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for depression and anxiety under appropriate clinical supervision.
  • develop skills in reflective practice that enable you to make best use of supervision in order to further your clinical skills and improve clinical practice

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to...

  • 1. Demonstrate clinical skills in working with individual patients with common mental health problems, in particular anxiety and depression
  • 2. Demonstrate skills in following through a course of CBT for anxiety and CBT for depression, following an appropriate model and techniques and modifying the formulation as appropriate

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to...

  • 3. Apply theoretical ideas and research evidence to the treatment of individual patients
  • 4. Reflect critically upon the processes and outcome of clinical work in relation to theory and research evidence

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to...

  • 5. Use supervision as a vehicle for reflection and personal skill development
  • 6. Target and monitor personal skill development
  • 7. Target and monitor personal skill development

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Therapeutic work will be graded for difficulty over the year. Availability of cases, the programme members’ experience and interests and that of the supervisor and placement will affect this but should include a range of cases of anxiety disorders and depressive disorder.

Video recordings of clinical sessions are made throughout the clinical work conducted in appropriate clinic settings. Codes of Ethics [e.g. BABCP Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and/or workplace Policies] are strictly adhered to in terms of making the recordings, seeking permission for use and storage of information. Signed consent forms are required to show clients have understood the reasons for and manner of video recording.

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
7030200

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching 70Supervision of clinical work in small groups for two hours weekly over 3 terms. Supervision will be provided by a BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural therapist.
Guided independent study30Reading, written reflection and preparation for supervision sessions.
Placement200Programme members will be employed by their Trusts as trainee CBT therapists where they will work for approximately 3 days a week over the year. In this time they will accumulate a minimum of 200 hours supervised practice. University supervision will be supplemented by supervision in the workplace, also with a BABCP accredited therapist. Where possible programme members will be able to observe their field supervisor undertaking clinical work and/or carry out work as a co-therapist with their supervisor.

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Case presentation in which work with a patient is described in relation to particular issues of theory, practice or technique20-minute presentation plus 5 minutes questions/discussion time1-7Oral feedback to aid writing of case study
Supervisor’s report at the end of the first and second termsProgramme member will usually contribute around 100 words about the report and the nature and quality of supervision and the placement provided1-7Written and oral
CTS-R assessment of one full video recorded therapy session/s including self-ratings and a reflective analysisEach tape is 1 hour long, requires a minimum of a further hour for self-rating and a 200-word reflective analysis1- 6Written and oral
Live competencies assessments (CTS-R) of therapy session with an actor including self-ratings and reflective analysisEach assessment is 30-60 minutes and requires a further 30 minutes for self-rating and maximum 200-word reflective analysis1- 6Written and oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
00100

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Clinical case presentation of the assessment and formulation of a client with either an anxiety disorder or a depressive disorder (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)5020 minutes with accompanying powerpoint presentation and reference list1-7Written
CTS-R assessment of a full video recorded therapy session/s including self-ratings and a reflective analysis, comprising 12 items (this assessment must be passed with a mark of 36/72 overall and with a minimum mark of 2 on each of the 12 items; failure in this assessment will result in a maximum fail mark of 49 and lead to failure in the module and the programme)50Tape is 50-60 minutes long, (unless extended time agreed prior to submission and in accordance with relevant NICE Guidance) requires a minimum of a further hour for self-rating and a 200-500 word reflective analysis1-6Written
Clinical portfolio (including: log of clinical work; 6 self-rated CTS-Rs with reflective analyses; University and Workplace Supervisors’ Reports; For KSA trainees KSA portfolio). The clinical portfolio confirms minimum of 200 hours supervised practice; 70 hours supervision; 3 closely supervised cases; 5 non-closely supervised cases; 300 hours attendance of teaching (this assessment is pass/fail only and must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)0300 hours (incorporates all elements of the module)Written

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Case presentation(i) Same as the original assessment via case presentation or (ii) in certain circumstances, a written report addressing areas failed in the presentation may be requested1-7Four weeks from the date that feedback was provided
CTS-R assessmentCTS-R assessment1-6Four to twelve weeks from the date that feedback was provided dependent on accessibility of client recordings
Clinical portfolioClinical portfolio1-7Four weeks from the date that feedback was provided dependent on workplace factors

Re-assessment notes

Three assessments are required for this module. In all cases re-assessment will be the same as the original assessment, except in certain circumstances for the case presentation when a written report addressing areas failed may be requested. Where you have been referred/deferred for any form of assessment detailed above you will have the opportunity to retake within four weeks from the date that feedback was provided.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of deferral, your re-assessment will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment and the overall module mark will not be capped.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), the overall module mark will be capped at 50%.

If you fail re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), you will be failed in the module and as a consequence you will be failed in the programme and your registration as a student of the University will be terminated.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • Beck, J. S. (1995). Cognitive therapy: Basics and beyond. New York: Guilford.
  • Gilbert, P., and Leahy, R. L. (Eds.). (2007). The therapeutic relationship in the cognitive behavioural psychotherapies. London: Routledge.
  • Leahy, R. L. (Ed.). (2003). Overcoming resistance in cognitive therapy. New York: Guilford.
  • Milne, D. (2008). Discovering CBT supervision.  Wiley, Blackwell
  • Safran, J. D. and Muran, J. (2000). Negotiating the therapeutic alliance: a relational treatment guide. New York: Guilford.

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Module has an active ELE page

Key words search

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, high, HI, IAPT, CBT

Credit value30
Module ECTS

15

Module pre-requisites

None

Module co-requisites

PYCM037 The Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, PYCM038 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Depression, PYCM039 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety Disorder

NQF level (module)

7

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

12/12/2012

Last revision date

23/05/2018