COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

PSY5COG

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline


This subject content isbased on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy model (CBT). CBT is a relatively short-termintervention aimed at solving current problems through the evaluations ofunhelpful thinking and behaviours. CBT has been shown to have considerableempirical effectiveness for a range of disorders. This subject will provide anoverview of cognitive and behavioural models of behaviour and psychologicaldisorders, with a particular focus on case formulation and treatment planningbased on the cognitive behavioural model. The subject will also focus on thedevelopment of skills relating to CBT, and review process issues in CBTinterventions.


SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChris Pepping

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLearning cognitive-behavior therapy: An illustrated guide.PrescribedWright, J. H., Brown, G. K., Thase, M. E., & Basco, M. R. (2017)American Psychiatric Pub
ReadingsClinical handbook of psychological disorders: A step-by-step treatment manual (5th Ed).RecommendedBarlow, D. H. (Ed.). (2014Guilford publications
ReadingsDoing CBT: A comprehensive guide to working with behaviors, thoughts, and emotionsRecommendedTolin, D. F. (2016).Guilford Publications.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Construct and appraise case formulations based on cognitive and behavioural models.

Activities:
Participation in class, assignment 1 and exam

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

Activities:
Participation in class and exam

03. Design CBT intervention plans with understanding of the role of specific CBT relational processes and appropriate therapist behaviour.

Activities:
Participation in class, assignment 2 and exam

04. Construct case formulations and intervention plans with account for cultural differences and client diversity.

Activities:
Participation in class, assignment 1 and exam

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarina Chan

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 20
Five 8.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Some classes will be held in Melbourne"

Seminar Week: 10 - 20
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Some classes will be held in Melbourne"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3 hour examination (2,500 words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04
One case formulation assignment (1,500 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
One behavioural experiment assignment (Video Recording + 1,000 words)25 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, Week 08-23, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChris Pepping

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 11 - 19
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 09 - 09
Two 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 19
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3 hour examination (2,500 words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04
One case formulation assignment (1,500 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
One behavioural experiment assignment (Video Recording + 1,000 words)25 01, 02, 03