This unit builds on Counselling Theories, Processes and Strategies and accompanies the student's professional practice. The unit comprises in-depth knowledge of different forms and developments of cognitive behaviour therapy. Major traditions in cognitive behaviour therapy and current developments are emphasised and drawn from, such as CBT, DBT, Schema Therapy and ACT. The strengths and limitations of cognitive bahavioural therapies are critically examined. Students are given an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of these therapies as well as learning to apply practical clinical skills in their work with clients and their concerns.
Unit code: XZ9078S
Unit status: Approved (Minor revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Capstone
Unit discipline: Counselling
Proposing College: Stirling CollegeShow when this unit is running
identify and compare the attributes of a range of contemporary cognitive behavioural therapies
Critique the philosophical basis and therapeutic effectiveness of contemporary cognitive behavioural therapies
Integrate and apply cognitive behavioural therapeutic theories, processes and strategies in a client directed manner
Develop a case conceptualisation using a cognitive behavioural approach
Develop a cognitive behavioural intervention plan
Prerequisites Admission to the Master of Counselling Co-requisites DP9076S Supervised Counselling Practice Integration (Practicum)
The unit is delivered concurrently with DZ9076S Supervised Counselling Practice Integration in a series of seminars requiring face-to-face synchronous learning in physical space or non-physical space. Seminars on the cognitive behavioural therapies include lecture material, video demonstrations, small group discussions, and tutorials.
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Gehart, D. R. (2016). Theory and treatment planning in counselling and psychotherapy. (2nd edition). CENGAGE learning.
Linehan, M. M. (1993). Cognitive-behavioural treatment of borderline personality disorder. The Guilford Press. New York.
Linehan. M. M. (2015). DBT skills training manual. The Guilford Press. New York.
Linehan. M. M. (2015). DBT skills training handouts and worksheets. The Guilford Press. New York.
McKay, M., Wood, J. C. & Brandley, J. (2007). The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance. New Harbinger Publications Inc. CA.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Critical Review - a review of cognitive behavioural therapies||
critically review the cognitive behavioural therapies with particular attention to the philosophical basis and therapeutic effectiveness
|Case Study - cognitive behavioural treatment plans||
development of cognitive behavioural case conceptualisations and treatment plans
|Personal & Professional Evaluation - professional practice assessment||
professional practice evaluations and critical reflection
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 12 Sep, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-11-10 11:30:12 +1100