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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Physical Health - Single Module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Counselling and Psychotherapy

Start Date(s): January


4 months

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

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

In Brief:

  • Taught by creative subject experts who are engaged in cognitive behavioural practice.
  • Useful for people who work in a physical care environment who want to enhance the psychological elements of care.
  • It is useful as CPD for people who are already trained in CBT.
  • A part-time only course
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

This module explores:

  • The theoretical and evidence-based introduction to using CBT with clients who have physical health conditions and those who require chronic disease self-management
  • The use of CBT, enabling you to work specifically with clients who require chronic disease self-management
  • Therapeutic skills for assessing and managing medically unexplained symptoms
  • Effectiveness of CBT interventions for physical health problems and medically unexplained symptoms.

Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree in psychology or other health/social care related discipline, e.g. counselling, health sciences, nursing.

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

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Suitable For

Relevant to a range of professionals, including counsellors, psychotherapists and psychological therapists and those working in the NHS.

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

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group work
  • Independent directed study


  • Written continuous assessment – 100%

Postgraduate Staff Profile

Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall

Lecturer in Psychology and Programme Leader for the MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies)

Linda is a HCPC Registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist and a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. She designed the in-house counselling service for the University of Salford. She researches cultic influences, CBT and physical health, technology enhanced psychotherapy and self-care and ethical issues for psychological therapists. Linda is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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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