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Postgraduate Course: CBT Placement 2 (CLPS11089)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typePlacement AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will focus on the development of clinical skills through practice and clinical supervision with more complex presentations such as trauma (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and autism.
Course description The course comprises a supervised placement, and is taken in conjunction with the taught course CBT for Complex Presentations.

Students are required to achieve 100 hours clinical practice through work with a minimum of five clinical cases for the duration of the course which are suitable for the purposes of training in CBT, and with whom the student is undertaking CBT interventions. Students should aim to work with a range of clients (both in terms of age and presenting difficulties; minimum 3 different types of presentation should be evident).

Students will develop a portfolio of supervised clinical work demonstrating CBT practice, reflection and evaluation.
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 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 100, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 76 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. Three taped sessions from different stages in the assessment and treatment process. (20% each)

2. Reflective Learning Log, 2000 words (40%)

3. Supervision Log (Pass/Fail)
Feedback Clinical supervision (minimum 20 hours) will provide feedback on clinical practice. The student is expected to provide clinical recordings for supervision as routine practice to facilitate this feedback. This includes a minimum of three full recordings and 10 x 10-minute segments relating to two cases selected to demonstrate specific aspects of CBT practice.
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 complex psychological problems via the use of self/other report, observations and interview methods.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of, and proficiency in the application of CBT for a range of complex disorders, with evidence of a change strategy.
  3. Clinical practice should demonstrate a reflective understanding of developmental, systemic and contextual factors in the client¿s presentation.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to hold a constructively critical and self-reflective stance towards CBT and one¿s role as a CBT therapist-in-training.
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.

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,core therapy skills,placement,supervision
Course organiserProf Elizabeth Gilchrist
Tel: (0131 6)51 3982
Course secretaryMrs Clara Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)51 3970
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