Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Research

PSY80078 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester/teaching period 

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours per teaching period plus two 3 hour workshops

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

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24


Admission to Master of Psychology (MA-PSYCLP) (Clinical); or Doctor of Philosophy (DR-PHICP) /Clinical); or Doctor of Psychology (DR-CFPSY) (Clinical and Forensic) 



Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to cognitive behavioural interventions as applied to a range of low and high prevalence psychological conditions. Students will learn both knowledge and skills in cognitive behavioural assessment, formulation and treatment. Students will develop skills in developing cognitive behavioural treatment plans using a single case study design. This unit of study provides a detailed presentation of a therapeutic technique and its application in clinical practice. This complements the standard therapeutic approaches taught throughout the course and supports students in their clinical placements
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Apply Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) assessment techniques in their work with clients across a range of issues.
2. Review and critically evaluate research and applied studies related to cognitive behavioural issues
3. Assess, formulate and develop treatment plans for clients within the CBT framework.

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