Cognitive Behavioural Specialist Practice (Child and Adolescents) - Level 7 - 7CL519

About this module

Building on Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, this module develops your specialist practice and applied theoretical understanding of a range of human psychological and emotional problems within the context of cognitive behavioural research evidence base.

Its purpose is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours to develop competency to practice as an autonomous cognitive behavioural practitioner.

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

Course code: - Module code: 7CL519

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. Demonstrate appropriate and effective utilisation of the psychotherapeutic relationship, process and supervision with children and adolescents that includes higher order therapeutic awareness of your own and service user's personal assumptions,values and beliefs and how they may influence the service users and psychotherapist's interactions. 
  2. Demonstrate structured and research based cognitive behavioural methods of working with a range of children and adolescents; synthesising and adapting their approcah to meet the individual needs of service users.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to conceptualise with children and adolescents utilising problem specific theories integrated with systemic and holistic approacheswhilst taking into account socio-cultural factors including gender, socio-economic influences and other environmental determinants. 
  4. Demonstrate a critical and analytical approach to the development of self as an autonomus cognitive behavioural psychotherapist. 5. Demonstrate a critical understanding and skills in the application of cognitive behaviooural psychotherapy in diverse clinical populations.

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