Cognitive - Behaviour Therapy

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cognitive - Behaviour Therapy

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Nursing, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: This purpose of this module is to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and its application within nursing practice.

    Syllabus: Key concepts of cognitive behavioural therapy. Classical and Operant conditioning. Definition of behaviour; objective/subjective interpretation of behaviour, increasing behaviour, positive and negative reinforcement. Response cost. Extinction. Role of Cognition. Cognitive distortions. Characteristics of 
    cognitive behavioural therapy. Contingency contracting. Cognitive behavioural assessment: observation, interviewing, measurement and problem definition. Functional behavioural analysis. Treatment strategy groups. Relaxation techniques. Cognitive restructuring: e.g. monitoring thoughts and feelings, questioning evidence, examining alternatives, thought stopping. Learning new behaviour: e.g. modelling, shaping, token economy, role-playing, and social skills training. Cognitive behavioural therapy in nursing.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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