Short courses
Health & Social Care

Integrating Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Interventions in Mental Health Practice

University Certificate in Professional Development:

This award is suitable for those working in a health and/or social care context who wish to acquire knowledge of the underpinning theory of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), fundamental CBT principles and common interventions used for the treatment of depression and anxiety.

Course information

Part-time

  • 12 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: Diploma
  • Enrolment date: March
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110

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Further information

This course enables you to develop basic skills in specific treatment techniques for depression and anxiety disorders. This includes the development of simple formulation, exposure response prevention, working with cognitive processes and ending therapy in line with evidence based practice.

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants (you must check this with admissions before applying).
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

In addition to gaining a theoretical knowledge, you develop fundamental CBT skills and interventions, which can be used to enhance your clinical practice.

This award is delivered at the Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington campus.

How you learn

The teaching methods include lectures, skills rehearsals, tutorials and self-directed learning. You can expect to view recordings of CBT therapy sessions and receive feedback on your application of CBT skills and interventions within the classroom.

How you are assessed

There are two assessment components. You complete a 2000 word case study based on the application of CBT principles and interventions. Secondly you complete a simulated assessment using a CBT framework.

Career opportunities

If you wish to enhance your understanding of the cognitive behavioural therapeutic skills with a view to eventually undertaking formal CBT training this award is suitable for you.

Entry requirements

You should work in a health and/or social care environment with people who have mild to moderate mental health problems. You will have a sound knowledge of common mental health difficulties and have access to a professional who is eligible to provide clinical supervision relating to the application of CBT interventions.

Course information

Part-time

  • 12 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: Diploma
  • Enrolment date: March
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110

Contact details

Further information