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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and Addictive Behaviour - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Counselling and Psychotherapy

Start Date(s): September; February


One Semester, intake September and February

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Ideal for therapists who want to work in the areas of addiction and with specific anxiety disorders as continuous professional development
  • A mix of theoretical concepts and skills-based elements to enhance practice
  • Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

This module will allow you to gain a conceptual understanding to evaluate current research and methodologies related to CBT.

This module has been designed to enable you to assess treatment methods for clients with anxiety disorders and/or addictive behaviour, demonstrate decision making in complex situations and exercise initiative and personal responsibility by working within a professional and ethical framework.

Entry Requirements

  • Students must have successfully completed Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Master's Level 7, 30 Credits) single module.
  • An upper second class honours degree in psychology or other health/social care related discipline, e.g. counselling, health sciences, nursing.
  • Or

  • An honours degree (in any discipline) (2.2 or above) and a diploma in Counselling or its UKCP or BPS equivalent.
  • You will be required to use CBT skills within your work/voluntary placement setting and will need to access a minimum of one 20 hours supervised practice. Practice should be supervised by a qualified counselling/psychotherapy supervisor who is a member of BACP/BABCP/UKCP, or an accredited CBT therapist who is, or is working towards, BABCP supervision accreditation.
  • If your first language is not English you must provide evidence of proficiency. This can be proven with a score of at least 7 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or above.
  • Appropriately experienced applicants will be considered in line with the University’s APL procedure.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Suitable For

A wide range of health care and other suitably qualified professionals who work therapeutically to implement CBT into their practice at an introductory level.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,260 per 30 credit module

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Delivered using a mix of lectures, workshops, seminars and debates as well as access to our virtual learning environment.


  • Reflective practice portfolio: 5,000 words.


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. You will be able to apply what you have learnt to clinical practice and improve the quality of your care.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

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