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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has a crucial role to play in health and social care provision today. This course is delivered by a highly qualified team of psychotherapy and counselling staff from a variety of professional backgrounds.

On this course, you will gain insight into how to use CBT creatively and collaboratively with clients and how to assess, formulate, provide interventions and evaluate your own practice.

 You will:

  • Study new developments in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Focus on interventions with clients who have anxiety and depression right through to people with personality disorder and schizophrenia as well as other complex needs

This course is for you if:

  • You have one year's experience in a mental health setting and an active interest in cognitive behavioural work
  • You have the ability to understand people's reactions
  • You have patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

Course Details

You will gain insight into how to use CBT creatively and collaboratively with clients and how to assess, formulate, provide interventions and evaluate your work with clients. This course focuses on interventions with clients who have anxiety and depression right through to people with personality disorder and schizophrenia as well as other complex needs. There are opportunities to study new developments in CBT, related to mindfulness and compassion focused therapy.

This course involves a range of half day and full day sessions. Optional modules on the part-time route may be delivered in a series of block sessions. You will also have the chance to exit with the following awards: 

  • MSc: one year full-time; three years part-time
  • PgDip: one year full-time; two years part-time
  • PgCert: one year part-time

Depending on your level of experience and professional interests you can choose to study a variety of modules.

Visit the website for further information on modules.

Teaching and Assessment

Learning is delivered via blended learning methods including seminars and master classes, critical analysis of case studies, relevant literature and research and reflection on practical applications.

Use of video/audio, role play and skills assessment are essential to this course in years one and two and the Blackboard as a learning resource is also an important element in all of the modules on the course.

It is anticipated that a generous part of your work will be focused on enhancing self-awareness and using CBT tools and techniques on the self-using self-help texts and interactive activities prior to using them with clients. 

Assessment on this course includes:

  • Tutor and peer practical in-class assessment
  • Case studies
  • Reflective assignments and portfolios of learning

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

We live in a rapidly changing world, and we’re keen to leave a productive legacy of helping people at all stages of their lives, improving their physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

Careers

This Master's course has been designed to meet the growing need for people to have the skill set to work with clients with complex needs or mild to moderate mental health issues.

Many of our students are already in employment, but inform us that this course enhances their career prospects or offers a new career pathway.


Visit the Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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