Advanced Training in Cognitive Behavioural Interventions

PSC80012 25 Credit Points Singapore


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 72 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


Admission to the Masters of Social Science (Professional Counselling) (or equivalent) or MA-COUADV Master of Counselling (Advanced),
PSC60011, PSC60012, PSC60013, PSC60014
PSC70002, PSC70009, PSC70015, PSC70017

Aims and objectives

Designed within a workshop context, students will examine cognitive behavioural interventions with children, adolescents and adults. Students will also explore skills of cognitive restructuring and associated cognitive interventions, alongside behavioural intervention strategies. In addition, students will develop their own theoretical understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy and conduct evaluations of treatment outcomes arising from these interventions.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify and evaluate the cognitive behavioural therapy model, including associated therapeutic techniques, as it relates to a range of client groups and presenting issues.
2. Apply the cognitive behavioural therapy model in counselling practice for a range of client groups and presenting issues.
3. Integrate an understanding of the cognitive behavioural therapy with knowledge regarding psychological disorders, in order to formulate and evaluate treatment plans.

Courses with unit

Students enrolled into the Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling) or MA-COUADV Master of Counselling (Advanced),  delivered in Singapore will receive a certificate of completion for this elective unit.