Courses & Units

Intervention Skills in Psychology Practice 1 PSY703


This unit will introduce students to cognitive behavioural therapy and the basic therapeutic techniques necessary to undertake their first placement. The therapeutic techniques will include cognitive interventions, behavioural interventions, emotional and physical focused techniques. Where appropriate, sessions will be supplemented with audio-visual material and handouts, and students should be prepared to role-play elements of the key therapy skills when discussed.


Unit name Intervention Skills in Psychology Practice 1
Unit code PSY703
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Emma Richardson
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Justify an intersectional cognitive behavioural therapy case formulation based on individual client presentations.
  • Assess the evidence-base for a variety of therapeutic techniques.
  • Propose tailored cognitive behavioural therapy treatment plans based on a variety of client presentations and intersections
  • Apply cognitive behavioural therapy knowledge and skills to inform evidence-based treatment.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Concurrent Prerequisites

Ethics and Professional Psychology Practice 1

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

3hr Seminar weekly

AssessmentOSCE (50%)|Written report (50%)
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Each week you will be required to engage in readings related to the following week’s content. These readings will be placed on MyLO in the associated modules.

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