Therapeutic Engagement, Assessment and Intervention with Children and Young People (997C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

You learn about how to develop a shared understanding of a young person’s difficulties based on cognitive or behavioural models. You'll also learn interventions for health promotion (healthy eating and sleeping for healthy mood), graded exposure, cognitive restructuring and evidence-based group CBT protocols.

Sessions will include theoretical teaching, giving you an overview of the topic area. Your knowledge and skills will be grounded and consolidated through individual and small group exercises, modelling and rehearsing using case examples in clinical skills-based sessions.

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.


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