This topic provides students with an integrated knowledge of historical and contemporary theories of change as they relate to mental health. Students will develop an understanding of how the various mechanisms of change can impact the development, acquisition and maintenance of high prevalence mental health conditions, and how they relate to and impact clinical intervention. Students will explore ways to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioural evidence-based treatment models and strategies to maximise individual needs in the context of important social and cultural issues.
Additionally, students will learn how to critically evaluate translational research and convergent approaches that pave the way for new discoveries and improved outcomes in psychological therapies. The topic is delivered online through a series of interactive modules, and will explore how to identify, define, integrate and apply theoretical-based models of treatment, that include an evidence-based and ethical approach, into a framework of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
This 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.