2023-2024 / PSYC1012-1

Cognitive and Behavioural Clinical Psychology


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 


Sylvie Blairy

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The main purpose of the course is to expose the concepts and methodology of cognitive and behavioural in clinical psychology.

The main topics

The historic evolution of the CBT approach.

The behavioural approaches (the different types of conditionning and theirs uses in the clinical psychology).

The cognitive approaches and the first cognitive treatments.

The emotional approach and the pathologies of emotions.

The processual approach in clinical psychology.

The clinical interviews.




Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To have basic the knowledges to analyse a behaviour.
To have the theoretical knowledge to conduct a clinical interview.
To use the experimental approach in clinical psychology.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

recommanded courses
PSY00030-1. Psychology of emotions

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Oral presentations, exercices, readings.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Ex-cathedra courses

Recommended or required readings

PowerPoint presentations on line and to be printed
recommended reading: Blairy, S. Baeyens, C. A. Wagener (2020). L'activation comportementale: traitement des évitements comportementaux et de la rumination mentale. Wavre, Belgique: Mardaga.
Guide clinique de thérapie comportementale et cognitive (2007). Sous la direction de O. Fontaine et P. Fontaine. Retz (Editeur)

Emotion et Psychothérapie (2011). Pierre Philippot. Mardage (Editor).

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Evaluations in june and september:
open-ended questions on the content of the lessons and the readings.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Digital files for Power Point presentations related to the course and the texts to read are available on ecampus (intranet).





Association of one or more MOOCs