4 x 3.5-hour tutorials per semester
1 x 100-hour independent study per semester
1 Admission into GCCBT-Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
1a Admission into GDPCBT-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
1b Admission into MCBT-Master of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
1c Admission into GDPBHC-Graduate Diploma in Behavioural Health Counselling
1d Admission into GDPCBH-Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Behavioural Health)
1e Admission into MCBH-Master of Counselling (Behavioural Health)
2 3 of MHSC8018, MHSC8019, MHSC8035
3 1 of MHSC8020, MHSC8044
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e) and 2 and 3)
Online quizzes and assignments.
Topic description

The topic aims to provide each student with the knowledge of and ability to assess high prevalence psychological disorders using a cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) framework to guide practice. The content will introduce students to assessment for high prevalence psychological disorders, measures and interventions delivered in CBT. Also included are behavioural formulations, goal setting and cognitive behavioural treatment models.

Educational aims

This topic aims to offer students the knowledge and competence to undertake clinical assessments within a cognitive behaviour framework with emphasis on evidence-based interventions, measurement, formulations, case conceptualisations and cognitive therapy techniques. The topic covers several areas: high prevalence psychological disorders; clinical interviewing skills; behavioural formulations; clinical measures; cognitive therapy, case conceptualisations; and high intensity CBT models.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in conducting an assessment for a high prevalence psychological disorder using a cognitive behaviour therapy framework
  2. Explain a range of treatment interventions informed by an evidence-based competency framework
  3. Differentiate behavioural and cognitive treatments for high prevalence psychological disorders
  4. Select and administer measurement tools to guide and inform assessment and treatment options
  5. Develop rationales and conceptualisations to support collaborative interventions