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, PSY6012, PSY6015

Aims/Description: This module will develop skills in CBT for depression to an advanced level, improving proficiency in the fundamental techniques of CBT, developing competency in the specialist techniques used in the treatment of depression. Students will learn specific cognitive treatment protocol and one behavioural treatment protocol. This will mean that they are equipped to assess, formulate, treat and follow-up moderate to severely depressed patients in IAPT services. 

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students in the Diploma in High Intensity Psychological 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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