Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety (Advanced) (409C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring and summer teaching

This module is designed to follow Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to work with more complex presentations associated with anxiety.

By the end of the module, you will have developed knowledge and skills in working with people suffering from more complex anxiety conditions that include:

  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
  • Panic with agoraphobia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): belief domains
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Borkovec model and Zinbarg, Craske and Barlow model
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Foa & Rothbaum model, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Model and Health Anxiety (HA).

You will learn evidence based interventions using behavioural and cognitive methods to help reduce factors that contribute to the maintenance of these complex difficulties.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 36 hours of contact time and about 114 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: