Pre-requisites: Students will normally be expected to have a professional qualification in the field of mental health, such as nursing, clinical psychology, counselling, psychiatry, social work and will have access to patients in primary care settings.

Co-requisites: PSY6011, PSY6013

Aims/Description: This module aims to develop skills in CBT for anxiety disorders to an advanced level. Specific models, evidence base, assessment and specialist cognitive and behavioural treatment strategies will be covered in workshops on Specific Phobia, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, PTSD, GAD and Health Anxiety. The students will learn the application of the IAPT approved treatment protocols for each disorder. The clinical workshops will also provide students with a strong foundation in the evidence base for working with each treatment protocol and reflect the most up-to-date research developments. 

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students on the Diploma in High Intensity Psycholopgical Interventions.

Staff Contact: HARDY GILLIAN E
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Placements, Clinical work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment

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