1 x 100-hour independent study per semester
1 x 2-hour on-line exercises fortnightly
1 x 1-hour on-line lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour on-line tutorial monthly
1 Admission into GCCBT-Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
1a Admission into GDPMHS-Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences
1b Admission into MCBT-Master of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
1c Admission into GDPCBT-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
1d Admission into GCEWM-Graduate Certificate in Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1e Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1f Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
1g Admission into MWPMHE-Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g))
Assignment(s); Tutorial Participation; Tutorial Presentation.
Topic description
The topic provides each student with grounding and knowledge in historical and contemporary learning theories as they relate to psychological disorders. The topic is delivered online through a series of interactive modules. The topic will explore how to integrate and apply theoretical concepts into a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) framework. Students will learn about specific learning theories as they relate to the development, acquisition and maintenance of high prevalence psychological disorders and behavioural therapy models as applied to clinical practice.
Educational aims
The topic aims to introduce students to the theoretical learning frameworks underpinning the development of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) with particular emphasis on behaviour change. The topic covers several areas: traditional learning theories; behavioural therapy interventions; and an introduction to integrated clinical applications for high prevalence psychological disorders.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of the topic students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the link between learning theories and behaviour change.

  • Distinguish between behavioural interventions grounded in specific theoretical models.

  • Recognise the evolving interplay between theory and practice considerations when delivering clinical interventions.

  • Integrate research in cognitive behaviour therapy with current practice principles.