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Unit CNA739 introduces students to psychological therapies used in mental health settings, either as standā€alone interventions or in combination with pharmacological interventions.

Participants will be involved actively in a series of cognitive behaviour workshops either by synchronous online participation or via recordings. Students are encouraged to also actively engage with the discussion board on MyLO. The unit’s major focus addresses CBT principles, resources and practical skills in relation to managing anxiety disorders, depression and psychosis. The online workshops address and examine the application of CBT principles and strategies with adults, children and adolescents, with the primary focus on adults with a mental health problem/illness.

Summary 2020

Unit name Psychological Therapies in Mental Health Care
Unit code CNA739
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing

Denise McGarry

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Multiple Choice Test 20%

Essay (1200 words) 30%

Essay (500 words) 50%

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