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MPM5201 - Cognitive behaviour therapy

4 points, SCA Band 3, 0.083 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: A/Prof Igor Wendt


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit is intended to give a brief introduction into the theoretical underpinnings of the main forms of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and provide a solid background in the practical applications of CBT in relation to common psychiatric disorders for which CBT is an appropriate treatment.


On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the empirical foundations of CBT approaches, the theories of personality and psycopathology according to the major CBT approaches.
  2. Have the skills to be confident in the assessment, formulation and management of common psychiatric disorders according to CBT principles.
  3. To recognise which common psychiatric disorders for which CBT is an appropriate management strategy.
  4. To recognise the limitations of CBT
  5. To compare CBT with other forms of psychotherapy and choose the most appropriate form of therapy for patients.


Clinical case presentation or role play exercise (40%) Case study and management plan 1500 words (60%)

Contact hours

3.5 hours attendance at seminars.


MPM Year 1 units: MPM1001, MPM1006, MPM1009