Cognitive and Behavioural Interventions

The implementation of cognitive and behavioural interventions is recognised as being effective for improving outcomes for individuals with psychological problems and recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Module Code NM7205
Level 7
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, problem-oriented, cost-effective treatment applicable to a wide spectrum of mental health problems.This module is designed to provide practitioners, working within mental health, with an opportunity to acquire skills in the use of CBT that will help them in their practice. You will be encouraged to critically appraise research findings with regard to the application of the treatment to a range of client problems.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Critically examine and apply cognitive behavioural models for a range of psychological disorders.
  • Critically articulate an awareness of cognitive behavioural psychotherapeutic assessment skills in relation to the role of your clinical area.
  • Demonstrate a collaborative relationship with a client, identify problems and find workable solutions through appropriate cognitive and behavioural interventions.
  • Construct a formulation of clients’ problems using a cognitive and behavioural framework and critically apply information from the assessment process.

KSF – Core Dimensions

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:
1 Communication
2 Personal and People Development
3 Health, Safety and Security 
4 Service Improvement
5 Quality
6 Equality and Diversity


For further information on the module,
please contact:
For application information,
please contact:

Dr Andrew Mitchell
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Leighton Site (Crewe)
Leighton General Hospital
Crewe CW1 4QJ

T: 01270 612331

Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000