Cognitive and Behavioural Interventions

There is empirical evidence that cognitive and behavioural interventions are effective for the treatment of a variety of problems, including depressive and anxiety disorders. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CBT) as the treatment of choice.

Module Code NM6147
Level 6
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions


The aim of the module is to develop your knowledge and understanding of cognitive behavioural interventions used in clinical practice.

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

  • Analyse and evaluate the different aetiological and treatment approaches for e.g. depression, anxiety disorders and specific phobias.
  • Construct a formulation of clients’ problems using a cognitive and behavioural framework, drawing on social learning theory and assessment results.
  • Drawing on a valid research base, evaluate appropriate cognitive and behavioural intervention strategies for a variety of mental health conditions.
  • Evaluate and apply research findings into cognitive behavioural practice.

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