PSYC442-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Clinical Practice Guidelines and Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Assessment

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


An introduction to the ethics and practice guidelines that support the provision of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to individuals with mental health and addiction difficulties. The course will focus on interviewing and engagement techniques. The approach taken will be informed by the Hui process, using Maori concepts to inform engagement and assessment with both Maori and non-Maori. This approach will be further supported by teaching on bicultural competence and confidence and a Treaty of Waitangi workshop. Key psychological mechanisms for common mental health disorders will be addressed, with a focus on developing CBT formulations. Students will be introduced to cognitive behavioural assessment and formulation, including functional analysis techniques and awareness of key marginalisation data for health outcomes for Maori.

This course is limited to students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (PGDipCBT).  Please see the course link below for more details.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.


Subject to the approval of the Programme Director.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 450
22 Mar - 28 Mar
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 450
22 Mar - 28 Mar
Intensive Block Course C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 450
22 Mar - 28 Mar
Intensive Block Course D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 450
22 Mar - 28 Mar
Intensive Block Course E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 450
22 Mar - 28 Mar

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Virginia McIntosh


Kathryn Taylor , Abby Suszko , Mel Tainui , Martin Dorahy and Sarah Christofferson


Enrolled students are encouraged to consult the course outline on AKO|Learn for detailed assessment information.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,066.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 24

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

All PSYC442 Occurrences

  • PSYC442-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021