Postgraduate Course: Fundamentals of CBT with Children and Young People (CLPS11063)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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.
This course, through two 4-day workshops and associated online tasks, 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)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 40,
Online Activities 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
One assignment of 4000 words.
||Formative feedback is given on a role play session.
Summative feedback will be given on the assignment via Learn.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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.
- Demonstrate awareness of and critical reflection on the evidence-base for CBT with children and young people and its implementation in practice.
|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
|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 organiser||Ms Liesbeth Tip
Tel: (0131 6) 51 5167
|Course secretary||Mrs Clara Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)51 3970