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PSYC14049 - Professional Practice of Cognitive Therapies

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit focuses on both conceptual and practical implications of cognitive behavioural theories. You will have opportunity to explore and learn the different approaches and theoretical debates for the use of cognitive behavioural theory in evidence-based practice of psychology.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Academic Course =CC42

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 15%
2. Practical Assessment 25%
3. Written Assessment 20%
4. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 58.33% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student online evaluation
Feedback
Slides for the lecture notes were sometimes confusing but tutorials were good to clarify any confusions
Recommendation
Align weekly lecture and tutorial content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student online evaluation
Feedback
Assessment criteria need a little more clarity in explaining what is needed.
Recommendation
Review and amend marking rubrics to ensure that marking criteria are clear.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student online evaluation
Feedback
Powerpoints not .pdf so that notes can be added to the slides by the students
Recommendation
Lecture slides will be made accessible in a format so that students can add notes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE).
Feedback
Would like weekly tutorials.
Recommendation
Tutorials will be offered weekly, alongside recorded material.
Action Taken
Tutorials were offered weekly, alongside recorded lecture material.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE).
Feedback
Enjoyed the psychoeducational assessment piece.
Recommendation
The psychoeducational assessment will be retained.
Action Taken
The psychoeducational assessment was retained.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE).
Feedback
The moodle site is ok on a desktop computer but pretty poor for mobile or other smart devices.
Recommendation
Material presented on Moodle will be changed to a tile format which is more easily accessible on a variety of devices.
Action Taken
It was intended to transition the unit to the tile format on Moodle but this was delayed until 2022.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply a theoretical and practical understanding of the cognitive therapy model
  2. Use case information to formulate case conceptualisations and basic treatment plans with appropriate processes and principles of cognitive therapy
  3. Apply core principles of ethical and professional practice to therapuetic processes across psychological case studies and themes
  4. Use cognitive therapy processes and decision-making strategies in case study presentations

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination