Application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to common mental health disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and psychotic disorders. Participants are required to be employed by a DHB, or a Ministry of Health funded PHO or NGO in a supervised clinical mental health setting.
Please Note: CBT Course Fees are funded by Ministry of Health Te Pou Agency.
This Postgraduate Certificate course is specifically designed for registered health professionals, working in a Ministry of Health funded mental health service, who wish to extend their understanding of those with common mental health disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and psychotic disorders. The course is both practical and applied and is designed so participants develop skills which enable them to use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in their workplace. Establishing a firm theoretical knowledge base, it shows how CBT is used as a framework for assessing and gaining understanding of a patient's psychological distress and then formulating and implementing an intervention based on that conceptualisation.
The course is an introduction to CBT, intended to teach the basic theory and strategies to a basic level of competence, i.e. able to work under supervision by a clinical psychologist, with easier to treat anxiety disorders, and depression, with some knowledge of working with people with psychosis and alcohol and drug problems.
|Paper title||Cognitive Behaviour Therapy|
|Subject||Cognitive Behaviour Therapy|
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,114.50|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
- Admission to COBE401 in any year is subject to approval. Please contact Maria Fitzmaurice (email@example.com) for more information.
Applications for this course open early September and close end of October each year.
Applicants must be:
- A registered health professional working in a mental health setting, with a minimum of two years' clinical experience
- Employed by a District Health Board or a Ministry of Health funded NGO or primary health organisation
- Working at least 0.6 FTE in a mental health setting and must have access to ongoing work with clients
- Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or hold a permanent residency permit
- Applicants are also required to have individual supervision by a clinical psychologist with expertise in CBT
- Applicants must have access to ongoing therapeutic work with clients
To apply for this course:
All interested parties are invited to complete phase one of online enrolment with the University: otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/apply
Once registered as an applicant with the University of Otago, the next step is to complete the online Verification Form link which will be sent to you by CBT administration in Wellington. As there is a clinical component to this course, the verification process is to ensure each applicants suitability for the course. This may involve a phone interview (tbc). Application outcomes are usually advised in the week before the Christmas break each year. If successful, you will then be invited to continue with formal enrolment.
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- More information link
- Teaching staff
Dr Emily Cooney
CBT Programme Director/ Senior Lecturer
Otago Medical School
Dept of Psychological Medicine
University of Otago Wellington
Dr Fiona Mathieson
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Department of Psychological Medicine
University of Otago, Wellington
- Paper Structure
During the academic year, course participants must attend three week-long teaching blocks and one final exam day on campus.
The course is half time for one academic year and must be completed in one year. It involves three block weeks of teaching plus monthly Zoom tutorial conferences, and supervised practice in the workplace. Students are required to complete three written case histories with CBT conceptualisations and treatment plans, along with therapy session recordings of their work with the client described in the case history. This is assessed using the Cognitive Therapy Scale (Revised). Students are required to meet regularly with their supervisors, who are clinical psychologists based in their workplace.
- Teaching Arrangements
This course is a Wellington campus registered course.
In 2022 we will be offering two streams taught at the Wellington Campus and one stream taught at the Auckland Campus.
An Introduction to cognitive behaviour therapy:http://www.bookdepository.com/An-Introduction-Cognitive-Behaviour-Therapy-Helen-Kennerley-Joan-Kirk-David-Westbrook/9781473962583?ref=grid-view
Experiencing CBT from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists (2015) by James Bennett-Levy & Richard Thwaites, Guildford Press
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
The ultimate aim of this paper is that participants learn the skills to conceptualise and respond to their clients' problems in the future.
The course is an introduction to CBT, intended to teach the basic theory and strategies to a basic level of competence, i.e. able to work, under supervision by a clinical psychologist, with easier to treat anxiety disorders, and depression, with some knowledge of working with people with psychosis and alcohol and drug problems.
Course objectives for students:
- To develop a coherent psychological framework to underpin the application of CBT
- To provide a historical context for CBT, including models of learning and cognitive psychology
- To explain and practise the range of methods of assessment used in CBT
- To explain and practise the range of intervention strategies used in CBT
- To explain, differentiate, and practise formulation and CBT conceptualisation
- To develop and practise the core therapeutic skills of CBT through feedback from role plays and videos
- To teach the CBT models, assessment and interventions for depression, GAD, social phobia, panic disorder and agoraphobia, substance abuse and psychosis
- To model the CBT collaborative, structured process in the course of the teaching
- To be responsive to student feedback on teaching
- To facilitate supportive group environment to maximise participation and learning
- To provide appropriate teaching regarding bicultural considerations in assessing, conceptualising and treating clients
- To provide examples of CBT in action through videos and lecturer role plays
- To give specific, detailed & constructive feedback on assignments
- To use a variety of teaching methods
- To provide relevant supplementary reading materials
- To ensure that all students have regular, effective supervision by a clinical psychologist
- To maintain regular supportive contact with supervisors