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DPSY5203 - Theories and techniques of intervention part 1

SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr J. Sabura Allen & Dr Nicki Dowling


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Each session will include both lecture and experiential components. Experiential components will include group discussion, viewing and discussion of video tapes, skills practice with other group members, feedback/discussion of taped practice sessions, and finally the development of a CBT resource book.


Students completing the initial sessions of this unit should have a basic understanding of a range of different schools of therapy and the historical, scientific and social contexts surrounding their development and practice. Students should be conversant with the specific assumptions, concepts and techniques of the major schools of therapy and have some knowledge of relevant outcome literature. In addition, students should have a thorough understanding of the processes common to all forms of intervention. By the end of the unit, students should have proficiency in the particular skills of behavioural and cognitive-behavioural therapies and their application to a range of clinical problems. Students will be expected to be competent in selecting interventions for individuals and monitoring the progress of their application.


Short test (10%). Students will undertake a short test associated with the concept of empirically supported therapies.
Two audiotapes (45% each). Students must submit two audiotapes of themselves conducting therapy, together with a written self appraisal of 1500 words or less.