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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 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38.89% 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 verbal and written feedback
Feedback
Students liked the 'optional' (non compulsory) readings/articles provided.
Recommendation
Continue to provide extra 'optional' reading for students who want more in depth information on unit material.
Action Taken
Optional readings were kept.
Source: Student written feedback
Feedback
A few students requested a review of the marking guidelines for the two written assessment tasks and to check for inconsistencies and improve clarity.
Recommendation
Review current marking guidelines to check for inconsistencies and improve clarity.
Action Taken
The marking guidelines were checked and reviewed.
Source: Verbal and written feedback
Feedback
Every year students request that the practical task (Videotaped Psycho-education Session and Critique) be amended to remove the Critique component of the assessment. Given the time required to make the video this change would allow the full assessment marks (25%) to be allocated to the Videotaped Psychoeducation Session.
Recommendation
Remove the 'critique' component of Task 2 (Video Recording of Psychoeducation Session and Critique).
Action Taken
A unit change proposal will be created in early 2020 to change this assessment item.
Source: Verbal and written feedback
Feedback
Some students requested that the practical task 'Videotaped psychoeducation session and reflection' be amended to remove the 'reflection' component of the assessment. Given the time and amount of work required to prepare for and record this video recording, the removal of the 'reflection' would allow the full assessment marks (25%) to be allocated to the video recording task.
Recommendation
Remove the 'critique' component of Task 2 (Video Recording of Psychoeducation Session and Critique).
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Written and verbal feedback
Feedback
Students like the optional (non compulsory) readings and articles provided.
Recommendation
Continue to provide extra 'optional' reading for students who want more in depth information on unit material
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Written and verbal feedback.
Feedback
Some students requested a review of the wording of some sections of the written assignment (case report) assessment information guidelines to improve clarity.
Recommendation
Review the assessment information guidelines of the 'case report' to improve clarity.
Action Taken
Nil.
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
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination