University Homepage
DRPS Homepage
DRPS Search
DRPS Contact
DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Health in Social Science : Clinical Psychology

Postgraduate Course: Fundamentals of CBT with Children and Young People (CLPS11063)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis is a core course for the MSc Psychological Therapies (CBT) and an option course for students on other pathways in the MSc Psychological Therapies.

The course aims to equip child and adolescent mental health professionals working in the NHS and related settings with an understanding of the scientific principles underlying cognitive and behavioural interventions with children and adolescents, and the application of these in practice with children and adolescents experiencing difficulties with anxiety and depression.

The main themes will be evaluation of CBT for children and adolescents, application of models of cognitive development to treatment, and teaching of core behavioural and cognitive therapy methods for these age groups.
Course description This course, through two 4-day workshops, covers cognitive-behavioural models of change as they apply to children and adolescents, including principles of assessment and formulation. The course will provide a review of normal and atypical cognitive, social, and emotional development, and the links among these. The teaching strategy is distinctive, aiming to teach students the fundamentals of normal development alongside those of psychopathology. The course aims to be integrative in its approach, in which, for example, cognitive development is viewed within the context of changes in affective or social development.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  40
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 17/09/2018
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Online Activities 10, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 144 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework.«br /»
One assignment of 4000 words.
Feedback Formative feedback is given on a role play session.

Summative feedback will be given on the assignment via Learn.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical and integrated understanding of the developmental and psychological theories that underlie effective CBT interventions as these are applied to anxiety and depression based problems in childhood.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of and critical reflection on the evidence-base for CBT with children and young people and its implementation in practice.
Reading List
Manassis K (2009) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Children: A Guide for the Community Practitioner, East Sussex: Routledge
Stallard P (2008) Anxiety: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Young People, East Sussex: Routledge
Stallard P (2002) Think Good - Feel Good: A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People, Chichester: Wiley
Verduyn C, Rogers J and Wood A (2009) Depression: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Young People, East Sussex: Routledge
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills * Research and enquiry skills, including evaluation and critical analysis
* Personal and intellectual autonomy skills, including accountability and working with others
* Technical and practical skills
* Communication, numeracy and IT skills
Course organiserDr Emily Taylor
Tel: (0131 6)50 3892
Course secretaryMrs Clara Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 3037
Help & Information
Search DPTs and Courses
Degree Programmes
Browse DPTs
Humanities and Social Science
Science and Engineering
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Other Information
Combined Course Timetable
Important Information