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.