Cognitive Behavioural Advanced Practice (Child and Adolescents) - Level 7

About this module

This module develops your practice and applied theoretical understanding of a range of complex human psychological and emotional problems, including relationship difficulties within the context of the cognitive behavioural research evidence base.

Its purpose is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to develop competency to practice as an autonomous psychotherapeutic cognitive behavioural practitioner and prepare the student for professional accreditation.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

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Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health and Social Care Professionals

Start dates are usually: September

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to: 

  1. Critically analyse the nature of the therapeutic relationship and application of problem specific idiosyncratic and other approaches to formulationin practice. 
  2. Demonstrate structured and research based cognitive behavioural interventions and methods of working with complex problems of children and adolescents and adult and their families and cares where apropriate, synthesising and adapting their approach to meet the individual needs of service users. 
  3. Demonstrate an ability to conceptualise complex problems of children and adolescents utilising problems specific and multi evel cognitive behavioural theories and integrating systemic and holistic approaches, whilst taking into account issues of diversity socio-cutluralfactors including gender, therapeutic relationship, socio-economic influences and other environmental determinants.  
  4. Demonstrate the ability to critically defend theoretical assumptions and practice decisions with complex child, adolescent and some adult cases within a prfessional and ethical, legal and diversity context. 
  5. Demonstrate a critical and higher order therapeutic awareness of their own and service user's personal assumptions, values and beliefs and how they may influence the psychotherapist'sinteractions with others.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course via on campus learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992

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For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703