Module code: PSYM106

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 provider


Module Leader

CROUCH Emma (Psychology)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 27

Guided Learning: 101.5

Captured Content: 21.5

Module Availability

Semester 2

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 the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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

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

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 end June

·         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 beginning 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

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

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

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.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: PSYM106

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(CORE) 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 2023/4 academic year.