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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Long Term Conditions - Level 6 - AC6662


About this course

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

Are you interested in the psychological impact of physical disease? CBT is a proven technique that can be used to support service users who suffer psychological symptoms such as anxiety, panic and depression as a result of their physical disease. This bespoke module will enable you to learn techniques which involve adopting a curious questioning style to work collaboratively with service users to help them understand and address their problems.

CBT’s structured approach is time efficient and can be used in your everyday practice. The core CBT skills you will develop and practice throughout this module will enable you to apply ‘CBT first aid’ techniques to your service users and help them explore new ways of looking at the issues causing them distress. 

Please note, successful completion of this module does not allow you to become a cognitive behavioural therapist.

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Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.


Teaching and Assessment

You will learn through a blended learning approach which will incorporate the use of the University’s interactive online eLearning Portal (eLP), lectures, discussions and workshops.  Technology enabled learning will be enhanced through your interaction with the eLP which will give you the flexibility to access the module materials and aids remotely.  The lectures will cover theories and concepts that will enable you to tackle a series of guided exercises.  Many of the exercises will ensure you co-construct knowledge collaboratively with your module peers during the workshops. 

The formative assessment for this module requires you to complete various exercises during the lectures and workshops.

Completion of the exercises will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Research and critically evaluate differing types of evidence; discussing with peers and teachers how relevant the evidence is to your own clinical practice.
  • Work collaboratively within a learning community; presenting information to your module peers in a variety of formats.

You will be encouraged to seek formative feedback from both module tutors and peers before the summative assessment date which gives you the opportunity to improve their evidence of learning through critical reflection and constructive criticism.

For the summative assessment you will be required to write a 3000 word critical exploration and evaluation of a case study that demonstrates your ability to contextualise the central components of CBT.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.  

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Give Your Career an Edge

After completing this CPD module you will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the underlying principles of chemotherapy, be able to effectively apply the practical skills and knowledge required to carry out nursing management of the interventions and reflect critically upon your own contribution to the holistic needs of the patient and family.


Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Short Lectures, Seminars and Reflective Practice

Sector Health, Sport and Social Care

Study Mode Part Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start 25th March 2020

Duration 8 Weeks (delivered on a Wednesday)

This NHS Continuing Workforce Development module is for healthcare practitioners who want to help patients who suffer psychological symptoms as a result of their physical disease.

Evidence of previous level 5 study

Level 6:

Undertaking the module should enable the student to:

Knowledge & Understanding:

Understand the process and central components of CBT; applying that knowledge to case studies.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

Use established techniques to critically analyse evidence and draw conclusions about its usefulness to professional practice.

Draw upon IT skills to facilitate their professional development and communication strategies e.g. using a PowerPoint Presentation to present a case study.

Hold critical discussions with their peers during workshops and in their written summative assessment.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

Develop the characteristics of a Northumbria student as they reflect on service user’s problems, and show innovation in applying CBT concepts and theories to case studies.

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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