BEHAV & COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL THEORY ASS'MENT AND PRACTICE
Credit points: 10
The aim of this unit is to provide a broad overview of Aaron T. Beck's Cognitive Therapy, also known as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is a structured, short-term, present oriented psychotherapy directed at solving current problems through the evaluation of unhelpful thinking and behaviours. CBT has undergone considerable empirical investigation and has shown to be an effective treatment for a variety of disorders, particularly major depressive disorder and some anxiety disorders. As the unit progresses, students will become familiar with the cognitive model, therapeutic processes and key techniques. Sessions comprising both theoretical and practical components will be presented. The theoretical material will be covered in seminars and student presentations. The practical component will consist of gaining experience of basic skills through observation of recorded clinical sessions, live practical demonstration, and participation in active learning tasks.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorLynette Evans
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Admission to SMCP or SMCNP or SDPCP or SDPCN
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLynette Evans
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"2 hours per week (weeks 4-8)."
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"3 hours per week (weeks 9-13)."
|behavioural experiments assignment (1,500 words)||25|
|case formulation assignment (1,500 words)||Hurdle requirement: four 300-word CBT intervention reviews||25|
|one 2-hour examination||50|