Module code: PSYM106

Module provider


Module Leader

CROUCH E Mrs (Psychology)

Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 7

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Personal Tutorial Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 96.5

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment

There are no alternative forms of assessment owing to the requirements of the professional body. Each unit of assessment has to be passed

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Completed Experiential, professional and reflective practice in CBT 1 The trainees need to have a practice base where they are currently working. The trainees will need to have a BABCP accredited supervisor in their workplace. Trainees are required to be members of a recognised professional body (e.g. BABCP)

Module overview

This module follows on in Semester 2 from Experiential, Professional and Reflective Practice in CBT 1 in Semester 1. The trainees will attend weekly supervision throughout semester 2 and will have an opportunity to hear about service user perspectives, the role of continued professional development and be given further practice on how to apply CBT to oneself.

Module aims

To develop an understanding of the principles underpinning reflective practice

To develop knowledge of organisational and professional issues, including the role and use of supervision and continuing professional development

To increase awareness of diversity and difference and the role of service users and their carers

To integrate theoretical and clinical practice aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy

To adhere to the BABCP code of practice and continued professional development.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
An understanding of the key concepts of reflective practice
An understanding of working with diversity and difference
Knowledge and awareness of organisational and professional issues
An ablity to work collaboratively with service users and their carers
To be able to make effective use of supervision
To demonstrate an awareness of continuing professional development
Ability to carry out psychological assessments  and cognitive behavioural interventions with clients diagnosed with a range of Anxiety Disorders and Depression
Ability to devise a coherent Cognitive Behavioural formulation
Ability to  interpret, plan and carry out treatment interventions based on detailed assessment
Ability to integrate theory with practice and pay attention to issues within the therapeutic relationship and the supervisory relationship
Ability to critically evaluate the clinical work undertaken and ability to reflect on own position in the work undertaken (CTS-R self ratings)
Clinical work complies with the BABCP Standards of Practice
Self organisation (portfolio planning, scheduling and time management)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Experiential learning: Service User Involvement.

Effective use of supervision continued.

Experiential Learning: Cognitive and Behavioural interventions and their application on trainees own experiences.

Values, culture, and diversity access, ethical, professional and cultural considerations. 

Practice Portfolio :

6 CTS-R self-rated sessions (3 submitted and passed; One assessment, two treatment sessions & two 1000 word reflective accounts)

CBT Course Supervision Logs

CBT case flow banks

CBT Course Supervision Summary Sheet

CBT Service Supervision Summary Sheet (total of 70 supervision hours service and University combined)

Service and University Supervisor Mid-Placement Review and End of Year Reports

500 word reflective account summarising learning across the course

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Develop and refine therapeutic process and practice through the use of CBT supervision and supervised practice. This is regarded as central to skill development, enhancing procedural and reflective systems of learning. Participants are expected to engage in supervision of their practice using audio tapes of their client work. Participants are expected to contribute to their own and others learning using feedback and constructive criticism. CBT supervision of work-based practice will also be facilitated and quality-managed by the programme. 

The learning and teaching methods include:

Supervision both course and service, lectures, portfolio workshop, class discussion, skills practice and audio recordings, tutorials and guided reading.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

·         Their ability to make use of supervision effectively and to be prepared for supervision, with both case records and supervision question. Additionally, their ability to critically evaluate and reflect upon their application of CBT theory to practice, their therapeutic style and the use of CBT techniques on themselves both personally and professionally.

·         Safe and ethical practitioners adhering to BABCP codes of conduct

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         Audio recording and self-rated CTS-R of a therapy session (Please note: if an audio of an anxiety case was submitted for PSYM103 then a depression case is required and vice versa) accompanied by a 1000 word reflective account, marked by the core course team.

·         To be completed by beginning of  July

·         Practice portfolio:


500 word reflection summarising the learning over the course, highlighting strengths and areas for continued professional development.

All passed assignments from previous modules

One set of power-point slides submitted from the journal club and a summary of the main arguments presented in the debate, with accompanying references. 

Clinical Practice Log (200 hours of CBT assessment & treatment)

6 CTS-R self-rated sessions (3 submitted and passed; One assessment, two treatment sessions & two 1000 word reflective accounts)

Case flow bank sheets and case flow bank summary sheet documenting work with 8 training cases

CBT Course Supervision Logs

CBT Course Supervision Summary Sheet

CBT Service Supervision Summary Sheet (70 supervision hours in total)

Service and course Supervisor Mid-Placement Review and End of Year Reports

·         To be completed by the middle of  August.

Formative assessment and feedback

2 Audio recordings and self-rated CTS-R of a therapy session presented in supervision for formative and peer feedback

Reading list

Reading list for EXPERIENTIAL, PROFESSIONAL AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN CBT 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psym106

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Psychological Intervention (CBT) PGDip 2 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.