This assessment task covers learning outcomes 1,and 4:
Establish a professional therapeutic relationship with people with mental health issues and their carers and demonstrate safe therapeutic practice;
Apply the principles of evidence-based practice to actual and simulated case studies;
Plan brief interventions that take account of the physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual needs of people with mental health issues and their carers;
Demonstrate specific skills in contemporary best practice in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other brief interventions
Demonstrate the use of CBT in a 25 minute video-recording of an intervention between yourself and another individual. Submit this recording with your assignment. Make sure that the file size is not too big.
In light of the above session, describe the dysfunctional patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving experienced by the consumer and the ways in which these thoughts, feelings and behaviours were negatively impacting on them. Use references.
(500 words, 20 marks)
Critically analyse the video-recording in terms of: the extent to which you: build a therapeutic relationship; explored these negative thoughts and behaviours with the consumer in the session; explored the feelings that emerged during the session; and explored with the other person which of these thoughts and behaviours needed to change and in what way. Use references.
(1200 words, 40 marks)
Identify two dysfunctional patterns of thinking that you currently experience in your own life, and describe how they impact on your everyday functioning. Identify the nature of these thoughts and provide examples of more functional thought patterns that could replace them. Use references.
(300 words, 15 marks)
Structure and style
This is an academic essay and you are expected to use references throughout. You may use the first person when answering parts 3 and 4, but you still need to use references correctly in this part.
Note: You MUST submit this part of your assignment in PDF format. You need to submit the video section of your assignment on the page called Assignment 2 Part 1.
You must use the APA referencing system. Follow the link at the top right of the page for information and examples.
Please refer to the marking criteria when preparing your assignment.
Follow the instructions below to upload your completed assignment file and submit it for marking.