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Table 3 Learning objectives: CBT tutorial

From: Integrating technology into cognitive behavior therapy for adolescent depression: a pilot study

After completing the tutorial do you feel able to:
Module 1. Theoretical principles of CBT
 Describe the core concepts behind Becks Cognitive Theory of Depression, Learned Helplessness, & Social learning
 Describe the main idea behind Social Learning Theory
 Describe the nature of therapeutic relationship in CBT
Module 2. Explaining the nature of depression to clients
 Provide key information to clients on the nature of depression
Module 3. Explaining treatment rationale to clients
 Explain the rationale underlying CBT treatment to clients
 Help clients identify initial treatment goals
 Explain CBT session structure and format to clients
Module 4. Mood monitoring
 Explain the rationale for mood monitoring to clients
 Teach clients how to monitor their mood
 Develop a plan for mood monitoring for the teen to use before the next session
Module 5. Goal setting
 Teach clients the basic principles of goal setting
 Explain the rationale for breaking down goals into sub-goals, making them specific, and attainable
 Help clients set long- and short-term treatment goals
Module 6. Behavioral activation
 Explain the rationale for behavioral activation
 Teach clients the skill of activity scheduling
 Teach clients the skill of increasing pleasant activities
Module 7. Problem solving
 Explain the rationale for problem solving to clients
 Describe the steps in problem solving
 Describe emotional barriers to problem solving and how to deal with them
Module 8. Cognitive restructuring
 Explain What Automatic Thoughts are to clients (called “unhelpful thoughts”)
 Teach clients to identify their unhelpful thoughts
 Teach clients how to replace automatic thoughts with more helpful and realistic thoughts through
 Teach clients how to use the three and 5 column mood monitoring forms for identifying and challenging unhelpful thoughts