Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Supervised Practice (907C8)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

All year

By the end of the module you will have gained skills required to undertake Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) across different complexities and different service settings in an ethical and collaborative manner. The module runs alongside all modules following the Fundamentals of CBT course, across terms 1 and 2.

Throughout the module, you will gain a detailed understanding and skills required to undertake Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for people with a range of mental health presentations in an ethical and collaborative manner. Sessions will include individual and small group excercises, modelling and rehearsal using case examples thus facilitating the grounding and consolidation of skills.

You will be encouraged to take part in practical and explorative exercises to start to reflect on your own CBT skill development, and how these CBT skills might be used to help them to deepen their practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in an ethical and collaborative manner.

You will also be required to undertake 70 hours of supervision from a BACP accredited therapist. Half of this supervison (35 hours) will be provided by the course, half will be provided by supervisors in your place of work. Staff will liaise with supervisors in your place of work to ensure quality assurance and adherance to the requirements of the module.

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 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 96 hours of contact time and about 204 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: