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Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Anxiety and Depression AdvCert

Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Anxiety and Depression AdvCert
UCLan offers an Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Anxiety and Depression to help professionals develop knowledge and understanding of the background, principles, models, and evidence base of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

This course enables mental health care and therapy professionals to enhance their skills and competence in using a range of CBT interventions relevant to working with people experiencing anxiety and depression.

The course would be of immense benefit to professionals working in a broad range of health and social care settings including nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, counsellors, psychological well-being practitioners.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

AdvCert

Ancillary Award:

Post-Registration

Level:

Undergraduate

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:

Campus

Course Length:

Over seven months.

School:

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

September

Entry Requirements:
Candidates must hold part 3 or 13 of the UKCC Register for Nursing or an equivalent professional qualification from another related discipline e.g. Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Counselling, Psychology etc. Working with client group with Anxiety and Depression.
Programme Spec:

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification (subject to change).

Course Handbook

To read about the course in more depth, please download the course handbook: 2015/16 | 2016/17.

Course Content

Course Outline:
This course aims to introduce mental health practitioners to the underlying theory and practical techniques of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for use with people with anxiety and depression.

CBT has been developed relatively recently as a psychological treatment. It has been particularly well evaluated in outcome studies and empirical research, providing an evidence base for practice and efficacy for working with people with anxiety and depression. CBT involves working collaboratively with clients and helping them to recognise and change patterns of distorted thinking and dysfunctional behaviour. Goals are negotiated and an action plan devised using verbal and behavioural reattribution strategies.

CBT has been established as an effective method of helping, counselling and psychotherapy used as an alternative or in combination with more traditional methods of treatment. CBT is being used by a variety of mental health practitioners working in specialist roles and as techniques, which can be integrated, with other therapeutic approaches.
The course would be of immense benefit to professionals working in a broad range of health and social care settings including nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, counsellors, psychological well-being practitioners.

The course consists of one double module NU2010/ 3070 which must be successfully completed to qualify for the award.

The module aims to develop the students' knowledge, skills and competence in the principles of assessment and formulation, and use of CBT interventions, appropriate to working with people with anxiety and depression.

The course is delivered on a part-time basis 1 full day on alternate weeks over 2 semesters. Each semester will consist of 6 days spread over twelve weeks for 6 hours a day, including small group supervision. Candidates are also expected to be in receipt of regular planned clinical supervision for their own clinical practice. Candidates will be required to have access and opportunity to work with people with anxiety and depression within their own work place. Guided reading and practising of skills will be expected between study days.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Students will learn by way of modified lecturers, discussion groups, debate, case study presentations by experienced cognitive therapists, guided reflection, audio and video assisted learning, guided reading, computer assisted learning packages, individual and group tutorials will help students to achieve the desired outcomes. All students must have access to work with a patient with a primary diagnosis of anxiety and/or depression, and be under supervision which they must arrange themselves.

Two methods of assessment:

Formative: Will engage in small group supervision with a clinical supervisor and maintain a reflective journal on their experience of using CBT interventions.

Summative: A 4000 word case formulation report. 

Academic Expertise

All our lecturers on the course are practising cognitive behavioural therapists. Also some of our lecturers are active and prolific researchers in the field of cognitive therapies and regularly present at international conferences and publish high impact research.

Learning outcome & aims

The Learning outcomes include :

1. To provide an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the background, principles, models, and evidence base of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
2. To enable students to enhance their skills and competence in using a range of CBT interventions relevant to working with people experiencing anxiety and depression.

Industry links & professional accreditation

Taught hours on the course and supervised hours in practice can count towards future accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Therapy.

Work experience and international opportunities

n/a

Graduate Careers

Students graduating from the course have gone on to employ cognitive behavioural interventions as part of their role. Students have used the double module towards the Professional Practice Degree and have undertaken further training in CBT at postgraduate and masters level to become Cognitive Behavioural Therapists.

Testimonials

Last year (2014) feedback from the external examiner was;
“Overall, the course is of high academic standard and it encourages the development of the knowledge and skills necessary for ethical and professional practice within the field of cognitive and behavioural psychotherapies.

Last year (2014) feedback from students was;
“Excellent! Very, stimulating and encouraging”.
“I felt the teachers were really knowledgeable”.
“The quality of the teaching has been excellent”.
“A very engaging course”.

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the College of Health and Wellbeing.

Part time fee of £760 per 20 credit module

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

UCAS

UCAS Code:

Short Form of Course:

Institution Code Name: CLANC

Institution Code: C30

Campus Site: U

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, Lancashire, United Kingdom

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

College of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839

Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk