PSY8017 : Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders I
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Mr Paul Cromarty
- Owning School: Psychology
- Teaching Location: Off Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
The module aims to enable students to:
1. Build on and consolidate knowledge of the key theories and concepts underpinning practice of CBT,
with particular reference to Anxiety Disorders
2. Improve understanding and proficiency in the fundamental techniques of CBT as matched against core
competencies required in the treatment of Anxiety
3. Devlop expertise in specific cognitive and behavioural models of anxiety, and related empirical
evidence, assessment and treatment strategies
Outline Of Syllabus
The syllabus will comprise the following:
• Phenomenology, diagnostic classification and epidemiological characteristics of anxiety disorders
• Assessment and specificity of formulation for CBT with anxiety disorders
• Risk assessment, mental state examination, personal, medical history relevant to anxiety disorders
• Suitability for CBT with anxiety disorders: contra-indications for treatment
• The role of pharmacological interventions
• Clinical process for anxiety disorders– formulation, rationale giving, active treatment, relapse
• Use of clinical measurement with specific anxiety disorders to monitor CBT process and outcome
• The role of the therapeutic relationship with anxiety disorders
• Evidence Based practice: Relationship of therapy to outcome research and NICE Guidance
• Application of theory and method to the individual case in anxiety disorders
• Experiential learning: illustrating how cognitive methods can be applied to the students’ own lives.
• Effective use of supervision with anxiety disorders to enhance and regulate good practice
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||20:00||20:00||See notes below|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||10:00||10:00||See notes below|
|Guided Independent Study||Reflective learning activity||1||20:00||20:00||See notes below|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||150:00||150:00||See notes below|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Independent study - Work based tasks, self-practice, reflection, preparing for & undertaking supervision, reading or accessing on line resources and links relating to a anxiety disorder
Lecture - Structured on-line materials including video clips and studying diagnostics, phenomenology and treatment models specific to anxiety disorder
Skills practice - Exercises in response to on-line materials including video, interactive, multiple choice and drag and drop exercises
Reflective learming activity - Consolidation of exercises and study; viewing or participation in discussion forums
Subject knowledge and understanding will be developed through:
• A systematic on line learning framework for the development of knowledge about anxiety to explain
complex CBT concepts and the relationship between theory and practice.
• On line tutorials and group discussion forums about anxiety to encourage team work, critical debate
• Guided self-study, supported by the provision of target, will expand knowledge and understanding
through active and task-based learning.
• Audio visual demonstrations of practice for observational teaching and modelling purposes.
• Problem-oriented learning opportunities will develop problem-solving, critical reasoning and clinical
decision-making skills through a variety of evidence-based interactive activities specifically
related to furthering knowledge and understanding of anxiety.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Case study||1||M||100||1 case study (up to 4000 words) Involving disorder-specific assessment, formulation and therapeutic change|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||See comments below|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The case study enables the student to demonstrate clinical skills and critical analysis of the theoretical model (and related evidence regarding outcomes) employed in treatment, as well as a critical knowledge of the theoretical and research literature of CBT with anxiety disorders, within an individually tailored formulation of a client’s presentation. The key aspects are the relationship between the idiosyncratic case conceptualisation and selected clinical interventions. Formative appraisal of therapy sessions by supervisor using a clinical tool (Revised Cognitive Therapy scale CTSR) is used to reflect on practice in the assignment.
Professional Skills Assessment:
Clinical Supervision feedback and formulation development: Formative appraisal of therapy sessions by supervisor using a clinical tool (Revised Cognitive Therapy scale CTSR) is used to reflect on practice in the assignment.