Postgraduate Course: CBT with Complex Presentations (CLPS11088)
|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||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to deliver CBT to children and young people experiencing complex mental health problems including trauma (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and autism.
Through a series of workshops, and regular online tasks, students will be introduced to the core elements of CBT as they are applied to complex presentations, including formulation and re-formulation, engaging young people in a change strategy, and developing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship in the context of interpersonal difficulties.
Students will explore complex formulation, working therapeutically in the context of attachment-based interpersonal difficulties, and using CBT systemically.
Assessment on this course will contribute towards a portfolio that can be submitted for accreditation with British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 36,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Two case studies of approximately 2000 words (50% for each case study)
||During class-time, students will receive peer and tutor feedback on role-plays demonstrating core CBT competencies.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Be proficient in conducting, and critically appraising, a functional analysis of complex disorders in children and young people via the use of self-report, parental/ other report, observations and interview methods.
- Demonstrate awareness of and proficiency in providing cognitive behavioural formulation and re-formulation of complex disorders in children and young people in a written format.
- Demonstrate a critical appreciation of theoretical models of CBT as applied to complex disorders.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the developmental and systemic perspective of the child/young person and its relationship with their presenting problem.
|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.
|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
|Keywords||CBT,children and young people,therapy skills
|Course organiser||Prof Elizabeth Gilchrist
Tel: (0131 6)51 3982
|Course secretary||Mrs Clara Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)51 3970