Overview

This unit introduces a range of issues and life problems to which cognitive behavioural interventions have been applied. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of CBT theory and competence in the application of CBT approaches to these life problems.

Requisites

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Develop a competent understanding of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) assessment, formulation and treatment planning
  • Develop an understanding of the differences between CBT and other forms of treatment
  • Apply CBT to a range of presenting problems

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Seminar
3.00 12 weeks 36
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Case Study ReportIndividual 50% 1,2,3 
Interview AssignmentIndividual 50% 1,2,3 

Content

The focus on cognitive behavioural theory and techniques is designed to distinguish the subject from the theoretical perspectives introduced in other skills based subjects of the course. Specific topics may include anxiety disorders (e.g. social phobia, PTSD), mood disorders, eating disorders, sleep problems, anger management, and cognitive-behavioural strategies with children and adolescents. Students will also develop competence in major research strategies (e.g. single case design) used to explore therapeutic interventions.

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.