This unit (APC7003) builds on work completed in Interventions 1 by further developing students' skills in the assessment, formulation, and treatment of adult and childhood disorders using cognitive and behavioural therapies. The unit furthers student competencies in the VU dual-stream training model. Learning will focus on the application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to a range of client problems and disorders, meta-competencies in CBT, and application of CBT to severe mental health disorders including psychosis.

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APC6091 - Interventions 1 - Introduction to CBT

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptualise, plan and implement a course of treatment based on a CBT framework;  
  2. Critically reflect on, contextualise, and apply manualised CBT techniques to a client's individual requirements;  
  3. Review, contextualise, and apply CBT to severe and/or complex presentations in child and adult clients;  
  4. Exhibit clinical competencies in regard to provision of CBT interventions.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Case Formulation (1500 words) 25%
Assignment a) Treatment Plan and Intervention (2000 words) (30%) b) Peer feedback on treatment plan (1000 words) (20%) 50%
Assignment Demonstration of and written reflection on video recorded CBT intervention (1000 words). 25%

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