The next course starts Monday 29th of May 2024.

This course offers a blend of flexible online learning, allowing you to access materials at your convenience, and live, interactive Zoom sessions for real-time engagement.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to your course

    2. Before we begin

    1. Understanding ASD in Children and Adolescents

    2. Basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    3. Rationale for CBT in ASD

    1. Common Difficulties in ASD and Addressing Them with CBT

    2. Adapting CBT Techniques for the ASD Population

    3. Case Studies and Practical Examples

    1. Comprehensive Assessment Strategies

    2. Linking Assessment Results to Treatment Planning

    3. Tools and Techniques for Effective Assessment

    1. Identifying and Assessing Anxiety in ASD

    2. Tailored CBT Interventions for Anxiety

    3. Techniques for Managing Anxiety in Different Settings

    1. Characteristics of Depression in ASD

    2. CBT Approaches for Treating Depression

    3. Strategies for Engagement and Motivation

About this course

  • $1,200.00
  • On average, students dedicate 2 hours per week interacting with the course material and live zoom class.
  • Flexible online learning means you can log on and learn when it suits you.
  • Participate in collaborative sessions with peers and instructors, engaging with weekly materials and contributing to insightful discussions.

Learning Objectives

This course provides an in-depth exploration of tailored CBT techniques for children and adolescents with ASD. It covers assessment-driven treatment planning and specialised interventions for anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, and social skills enhancement.

  • Gain a deep understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder in children and adolescents, and master the fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, focusing on its application in ASD.

  • Learn to adapt CBT techniques to meet the specific needs of the ASD population, with a focus on addressing common difficulties and enhancing engagement in therapy.

  • Acquire skills in comprehensive assessment for ASD, linking results to individualised CBT treatment planning, and employing effective strategies for anxiety, depression, stress, and anger management.

  • Understand and implement CBT-based approaches for improving social skills in individuals with ASD, including group therapy and peer interaction strategies.

  • Apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios through case studies, enhancing practical understanding and application skills in a variety of clinical settings.

How will I learn?

  • Flexible Study

    Our flexible online environment means you can log on and learn when it suits you. Connect with your classmates and Online Learning Advisors to work through weekly study materials and partake in inspiring discussions. Quizzes, chatting on discussion boards and teamwork will further your understanding of your course.

  • Online Classroom

    Our online learning classroom is highly dynamic and user-friendly. The learning materials are readily available in varied platforms and facilitated by trained online health professionals.

  • Supportive Environment

    Our online course provides a supportive learning environment. Our facilitators actively monitor discussion forums for prompt responses to your queries. Additionally, live Zoom sessions offer opportunities for connection and networking, enhancing your learning experience in a dynamic, interactive setting.

This course is designed for psychologists.

It focuses on adapting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder, emphasising interventions for anxiety, depression, and social issues in youth. The course covers assessment, treatment planning, and practical CBT applications, including managing stress and improving social skills. Interactive sessions and case studies enhance clinical skills. Participants will gain effective strategies for better mental health outcomes in children and adolescents with ASD, becoming adept in using CBT in their professional practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is designed for psychologists and mental health professionals who are looking to expand their skills in applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Participants should have an understanding of psychological principles and therapy practices, including CBT. 

The course is 8 weeks in duration. 

The course is divided into several modules, each focusing on different aspects such as understanding ASD, modifying CBT techniques for ASD, assessment strategies, and specific interventions for anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, and social skills training.

Our facilitators monitor discussion forums for prompt assistance, and live Zoom sessions provide opportunities to ask questions in real-time.

The Wellbeing Project was founded in 2018 as part of the Spark Deakin Accelerator Program, supported by Deakin University.

The Wellbeing Project acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we are situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.