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.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


50%: Practical (Practical assessment)
50%: Written assessment (Report)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.