Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Module code: AE1243

Module co-ordinator: Dr Tony Priest

In this module (which builds on material studied in Introduction to Counselling Skills) you will study how cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be used to address the problems of substance-misusing clients. You will analyse interventions with clients using the conceptual framework of CBT, and discuss the benefits and disadvantages of alternative interventions, comparing and contrasting different therapeutic modalities as applied to potential clients.

You will learn how to provide a Case Formulation of a client following assessment, relating their presenting issues to the explanatory concepts of CBT, and will analyse Case Studies from either a Motivational Interviewing or a CBT conceptual framework.

Important: To pass this module you must attend at least 80% of the Intensive Workshop sessions. 


This module is studied by distance learning.


  • Evaluation of personal development, 1,000 words (25%)
  • Recorded counselling session: transcription plus commentary, 1,000 words (75%)