PSYC20058 - Therapy: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with the opportunity to develop the theoretical knowledge and skills necessary to practice within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework. You will explore the various cognitive and experiential components of CBT, and demonstrate your ability to critically reflect upon the needs of the client and the practitioner through CBT case conceptualisation/formulation. You will use technical, cognitive, and communication skills to engage in effective CBT practice, investigate client needs, across a variety of client presentations (e.g. cultural diversity, across the lifespan, differing diagnoses).

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in the Master of Professional Psychology course.

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 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2023

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 Postgraduate 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

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 90.91% 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: Have Your Say
Feedback
Use of break out rooms in zoom lectures assisted student development of therapeutic skills through 'hands on' practice.
Recommendation
Retain format of encouraging active student involvement in lectures.
Action Taken
Break out rooms in zoom were utilised for student skill development.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Access to videos of practitioners engaging in CBT techniques would have been helpful.
Recommendation
Retain the prescribed text for this unit as it does include videos of role play. Develop additional video recordings utilising course staff.
Action Taken
The prescribed text was retained and 2020 student cohort comments support this decision. Additional video recordings were not developed as hoped due to dependence on casual staff.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Unit content was relevant and practical assessment items were very beneficial.
Recommendation
Retain current structure of unit content.
Action Taken
Current structure, content, and text were retained.
Source: Have Your Say - student feedback
Feedback
Textbook was useful, practical and will be an ongoing resource in practice.
Recommendation
Retain text due to its practicality and ease of sharing knowledge by text and included video resources.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say - student feedback
Feedback
Break out rooms used in Zoom provided the opportunity to bring theory and practice together - went out of our comfort zones and gathered valuable experience.
Recommendation
Continue to use break out rooms during class time to allow students the opportunity to combine theory and practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say - student feedback
Feedback
Would have liked more discussion around cultural considerations for CBT.
Recommendation
Suggest the inclusion of more discussion around cultural considerations for CBT. This could also provide the opportunity for students to practice searching the literature to discover such considerations and bringing to class for group discussions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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