psy5cog cog behav therapy




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject taught is based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy model (CBT). CBT is a relative short term intervention aimed at solving current problems through the evaluations of unhelpful thinking and behaviours. CBT has been shown to have considerable empirical effectiveness for a range of disorders.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLynette Evans

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate CBT and construct and appraise case formulations

Participate inclass, assignment 1 and exam

02. Assess empirical base of CBT interventions including indications and contraindications

CBT intervention reviews and assignment 2

03. Evaluate the role of specific CBT relational processes, choose appropriate therapist behaviour for facilitation and design a CBT intervention plan

Participation in sessions, assignment 2 and exam

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLynette Evans

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
four 300 word CBT intervention reviews10
one 2 hour examination40
one 1,500 word case formulation assignment25
one 1,500 word Behavioural experiments assignment25