PSYC651-22W (C) Whole Year 2022

Psychotherapeutic Methods

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 20 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 28 August 2022


This course, which is restricted to clinical psychology postgraduate students, provides students with a basic understanding of the conceptual foundations of cognitive and behavioural therapies for child, adolescent and adult disorders. To this end, the course will explore the theory, application and processes of cognitive and behavioural intervention approaches with reference to specific psychological disorders or problematic behaviour patterns, as well as highlight pertinent empirical data on the effectiveness of the various psychological interventions reviewed.

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.

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.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable Note

Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for complete timetable information.


Students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for detailed assessment information.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Beck, Judith S; Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Third Edition: Basics and Beyond ; Third Ed; Guilford Press, 2020.

Ehrenreich-May, Jill , Chu, Brian C; Transdiagnostic treatments for children and adolescents : principles and practice ; The Guilford Press, 2014.

Kazantzis, Nikolaos , Reinecke, Mark A., Freeman, Arthur; Cognitive and behavioral theories in clinical practice ; [1st ed.]; Guilford Press, 2009.

Ledley, D.R., Marx, B.P., and Heimberg, R.G; Making Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work: Clinical Process for New Practitioners ; 3rd Ed; Guilford Press, 2020.

Rosengren, David B; Building motivational interviewing skills : a practitioner workbook ; Second edition; Guilford Press, 2018.

Recommended Reading

Arkowitz, Hal , Miller, William R., Rollnick, Stephen; Motivational interviewing in the treatment of psychological problems ; Second edition; The Guilford Press, 2015.

Beck, Judith S; Cognitive therapy for challenging problems : what to do when the basics don't work ; Guilford Press, 2005.

Naar, S. & Safren, S. A; Motivational Interviewing and CBT: Combining Strategies for Maximum Effectiveness ; Guilford Press, 2017.

Naar-King, Sylvie. , Suarez, Mariann; Motivational interviewing with adolescents and young adults ; Guilford Press, 2011.

Roth, Anthony. , Fonagy, Peter; What works for whom? : a critical review of psychotherapy research ; 2nd ed; Guilford Press, 2005.

Stinson, J. D. & Clark, M; Motivational Interviewing with Offenders: Engagement, Rehabilitation and Reentry ; Guilford Press, 2017.

Wagner, Christopher C. , Ingersoll, Karen S; Motivational interviewing in groups ; Guilford Publications, Inc., 2013.

Additional readings will be assigned by Lecturers and posted on Learn|AKO.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,101.00

* 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.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

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  • PSYC651-22W (C) Whole Year 2022