6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit presents students with knowledge about a range of contemporary cognitive behavioural therapies including cognitive therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy, behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, reality therapy, dialectic behaviour therapy and solution-focused therapy. Students develop an understanding of these models and their application. The strengths and limitations of each approach are re-examined, and the role of the counsellor within each therapeutic approach is reviewed.
Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
- identify the features of selected contemporary cognitive behavioural therapies
- evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of selected cognitive behavioural therapy approaches with reference to current research findings
- compare the philosophical basis of an established therapy within the 'third-wave' of therapy
- apply cognitive, reality and behavioural therapies in counselling role plays
- develop a case conceptualisation using a cognitive behavioural approach
20 hours of face to face client contact
Visual group role-play of cognitive behaviour therapies form (2000 words, 50%)
Case conceptualisation (2000 words, 50%)
Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- Equivalent to 36 hours of engagement in online, face-to-face or blended platforms
- Additional requirements (all students):
- Independent study to make up the required minimum hours during the semester.
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