Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Research

PSY80007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 semester / teaching period

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

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



Aims and objectives

The unit of study is designed to introduce 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.
Learning objectives
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to: assess the suitability of cognitive-behavioral interventions for a given case (being mindful of presenting problems and client characteristics); conduct a cognitive-behaviorally based therapeutic intervention appropriate to the major classes of disorder; be aware of the limitations of cognitive interventions; be knowledgeable of the theory that underpins cognitive interventions; to design, assess and report on a behavioural intervention; to understand single case designs in clinical research.