CBT FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS & DEPRESSION: COMPLEXITY AND CO-MORBIDITY 1 - 2018/9

Module code: PSYM104

Module provider

Psychology

Module Leader

JERAJ S Dr (Psychology)

Number of Credits

15

ECTS Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

C848

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 20

Independent Study Hours: 160

Lecture Hours: 20

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 1500 WORD CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THREE RELEVANT ARTICLES FROM THE GROUP PRESENTATION, PLUS PRESENTATION'S SLIDES 100

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

The trainees need to have a practice base where they are currently working. Trainees also need to have completed modules 1 to 5.

Module overview

This module introduces the trainees to some of the challenges and dilemmas in working with more complex, chronic or co-morbid presentations of anxiety and depression. It starts by focusing on CBT approaches for issues such as perfectionism, chronic depression and low self-esteem. The module develops further skills in the use of imagery in CBT interventions, and provides a basic introduction to the theory, research and practice of some of the newer third wave approaches to CBT. Trainees are encouraged to investigate and research other difficulties and explore how these challenges may integrate with evidence-based treatment protocols for depression and anxiety disorders. This module supports the trainee’s ability in the application of CBT with more complex presentations, deriving CBT-driven formulations in cases of co-morbidity.

Module aims

Help trainees gain a greater understanding from a CBT perspective of comorbidity, chronicity and the complexity of anxiety and depression cases presented to them in clinical practice, including taking into account consideration of other diagnoses and disorders.

Trainees will be introduced to some of the interventions which may aid the therapeutic process in light of these more complex anxiety and depression presentations, including further skills in imagery and ‘third wave’ CBT approaches.

Trainees will be supported to critically evaluate some of the interventions which may aid the therapeutic process and therapeutic outcomes in light of these additional challenges and conditions.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of issues of comorbidity, complexity and common transdiagnostic issues seen in IAPT services. KCPT
002 Demonstrate an ability to reflect on and critically evaluate transdiagnostic and third wave approaches to CBT. KCP
003 Demonstrate an ability to integrate this knowledge and understanding of these issues and interventions, into their own clinical practice. KCP
004 Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of issues of additional challenges and conditions commonly seen in mental health services. KP
005 Demonstrate an ability to reflect on and critically evaluate some of the further applications of CBT. CPT
006 Demonstrate an ability to incorporate this knowledge and understanding of these issues and interventions in to their work with anxiety disorders and depression in clinical practice. KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:



Introduction to transdiagnositc CBT approaches for working with anxiety disorders and depression


Compassion focussed therapy


Mindfulness based CBT


CBT and self-esteem


Acceptance and commitment therapy


CBT for perfectionism and procrastination across anxiety and depression


Co-morbidity and chronic depression

Advanced imagery

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Adopt the three systems of learning (declarative, procedural and reflective) necessary to acquire knowledge and develop clinical and therapeutic competence. The trainees will therefore be encouraged to:



Acquire theoretical, empirical and practice based CBT knowledge


Think critically to evaluate this knowledge to support their clinical decision making and practice


Develop clinical skills to achieve the best outcomes for patients


Develop reflective practice skills to help evaluate their development as effective CBT practitioners and therapy professionals

 


The above learning and teaching strategy relates to this module in terms of supporting trainees in the acquisition of relevant theoretical, empirical and practice-based knowledge of cases of anxiety and depression that may be complex, chronic or co-morbid. Trainees will learn about specific CBT interventions and working trans-diagnostically in terms of formulation and treatment. Together with the opportunity to apply critical thinking to the knowledge acquired; and to develop clinical and reflective practice skills that enhance their effectiveness as CBT practitioners.



 

The learning and teaching methods include:

These three systems of learning will be utilised through lecture/workshop presentation of a key concept or method and the application of this to practice in role play of a specific therapeutic scenario, played by facilitators, other participants or actors.  Structured opportunities for reflection on this form of practice will be included, as will opportunities to self-practice (i.e. application of CBT methods to participants’ own lives).

In addition to these methods the following will be employed;



Class debate and discussion, participant presentations, group exercises, skills practice, video and audio recordings, tutorials, self- directed enquiry, personal reflection and guided reading.



 

The above methods allow for key skills learnt in other modules to be re-visited and tested in application.. Critical evaluation and personal reflection is encouraged, drawing on research evidence and clinical experience and knowledge of self, fellow trainees and tutors.

Assessment Strategy

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

Knowledge of comorbid, complex and trans-diagnostic issues faced when working with anxiety disorders and depression. To critically evaluate the research literature in this area and apply the knowledge and interventions in practice.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

A 1500 word account summarising the specific findings/content, strengths and limitations of three current articles on the use of CBT for working with the disorder presented in the group presentation outlined below; with particular emphasis on links to current practice. The PowerPoint slides used in the presentation will also be submitted.

To be submitted by end of May

 

Formative assessment and feedback

A group presentation using PowerPoint, introducing a disorder or challenge typically co-morbid with anxiety or depression, to include a summary of CBT interventions and a critical evaluation and summary of the content of three pieces of current literature related to this disorder

To be presented mid-May

Reading list

Reading list for CBT FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS & DEPRESSION: COMPLEXITY AND CO-MORBIDITY 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psym104

Other information

The module is only available to students undertaking the Psychological Intervention (CBT) PGDip.

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 2018/9 academic year.