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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.
PSYC442 is 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 CBT and bicultural interviewing and engagement techniques. The approach taken will be informed by the pōwhiri process, using Māori concepts to inform engagement and assessment with both Māori and non-Māori. This approach will be further supported by teaching on bicultural competence and confidence and the Treaty of Waitangi. Key psychological mechanisms for common mental health disorders will be addressed, with a focus on developing CBT formulations for client problems. Students will be introduced to cognitive behavioural assessment and formulation.PSYC442 is a compulsory course for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (PGDipCBT).This course is limited to students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (PGDipCBT) or the Postgraduate Diploma of Health Sciences Taha Hinengaro - Health and Wellbeing Practice (PGDipHealSc).
Intended learning outcomes represent what you will know and be able to do as a result of active engagement in the learning processes during PSYC442. Below is a table that represents the intended learning outcomes of this course, along with the associated learning methods and assessment tasks.1. Demonstrate critical understanding of how to safely engage and interview clients with common mental health problems. Demonstrate awareness of Māori perspectives on engagement and wellbeing. Demonstrate awareness of the importance of Māori mental health2. Demonstrate assessment skills and how to undertake a functional analysis of common mental health problems3. Demonstrate how data gathered from an assessment can be formulated within a CBT framework and the evidence base that supports this
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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
The case formulation approach to cognitive behaviour therapy
Guilford Press, 2012.
Psychiatric interviewing: The art of understanding
Domestic fee $2,159.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
Maximum enrolment is 24
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