Cognitive Behavioural Theories and Therapies

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC536
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Cognitive Behavioural Theories and Therapies

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Examine cognitive behaviour theory and therapies;
  2. Develop an advanced understanding of how to apply CBT knowledge and skills to a range of presenting issues;
  3. Develop the skills to create a collaborative client-therapist relationship;
  4. Develop the capacity to assess, conceptualise and use therapeutic techniques of CBT.

Subject Content

  • Understanding CBT theory and therapies
  • Development of the client-therapist relationship
  • Assessment, case formulation and treatment planning
  • The application and practice of cognitive behavioural therapy techniques
  • Specific techniques, including Socratic questioning
  • Structuring and formatting cognitive behavioural therapy sessions
  • Limitations of cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Facilitating personal and professional wellbeing
  • Understanding the connection between cognitive processes and distress

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (e-Learning)
  • Intensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Exam (30%)
  • Case Study and Treatment Plan (40%)
  • Skill Presentation and Paper (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Kennerley, H., Kirk, J., & Westbrook, D. (2017). An introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Skills and applications (3rd ed. rev.). London: Sage Publications

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any texts.