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Postgraduate Course: CBT with Children and Young People in Practice (CLPS11081)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course focuses on the development of clinical skills through taught workshops.
Course description Core elements of CBT introduced in Fundamentals of CBT with Children and Young People are further developed in this course through teaching, role-play and discussion based workshops. CBT components include structural elements such as agenda-setting, homework and pacing; and therapeutic tasks such as eliciting key cognitions, guided discovery, behavioural activation, exposure and behavioural experiments. The course is typically taken in conjunction with CBT Placement 1, and experiences on this placement course will be drawn upon during workshop teaching.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 19/09/2022
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 36, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 156 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assignment 1 - Case Study, approx. 2000 words, 50%«br /»
Assignment 2 - Case Study, approx. 2000 words, 50%
Feedback During class-time, students will receive peer and tutor feedback on role-plays demonstrating core CBT competencies.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Be proficient in conducting a functional analysis of childhood problems via the use of self/other report, observations and interview methods.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of and proficiency in providing a cognitive behavioural formulation of the most common problems of childhood in a written format.
  3. Demonstrate a critical awareness of when and how to employ different CBT techniques with children and young people.
Reading List
Fuggle, P., Dunsmuir, S. & Curry, V. (2013). CBT with Children, Young People & Families. London: Sage
Friedberg, R.D. & McClure, J. M. (2002). Clinical practice of cognitive therapy with children and adolescents: The nuts and bolts. New York: Guilford Press.
Graham, P. (2005). Cognitive behaviour therapy for children and families (2nd ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Kazdin, A. & Weisz, J. (2003). Evidenced¿Based Psychotherapies for Children and Adolescents. New York: Guilford Press.
Kendall, P.C. (2006). Child and Adolescent Therapy: Cognitive¿Behavioural Procedures. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills This course is part of a suite that supports graduates to be:
- creative problem solvers and researchers
- critical and reflective thinkers
- effective and influential contributors
- skilled communicators
KeywordsCBT,children and young people,therapy skills
Course organiserDr Corinna Panagou
Tel: (0131 6)51 3969
Course secretaryMrs Clara Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)51 3970
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