2023-2024 / PSYC5851-1

Adult care : cognitive and behavioural approach


10h Th, 20h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 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 tools for clinical practice (conceptualization and treatments strategies).

The course focuses on the processual approach





Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To have the theoretical knowledges about the emprically validate treatments.

To be able to conceptualize complexe clinical cases.

To be able to establish relationships between theory and practice.

To be able to work in team.



Prerequisite knowledge and skills




Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The clinical conceptualization and interventions are teached through clinical vignettes by experts.

Oral presentations by the students.


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

Presentations by experienced psychotherapists about the tools they ususally employ. Case studies, video recordings and role-playing games will be presented to students.
Student presentations (oral presentations prepared together with members of the cognitive-behavioural psychology clinic).

Recommended or required readings

Blairy, S. Baeyens, C. A. Wagener (2020). L'activation comportementale: traitement des évitements comportementaux et de la rumination mentale. Wavre, Belgique: Mardaga.
L'approche transdiagnostique en psychopathologie: alternative aux classifications nosographiques et perspectives thérapeutiques (2016). Sous la direction de J.L. Monestès et C. Baeyens. Dunod (Editeur).
Interventions psychologiques en psychopathologie cognitive (2015). Sous la direction de M. Van der Linden, G. Ceshi et J. Billieux. De Boeck-Solal (Editeur).

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

- Remote

written exam AND oral exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

First and second sessions:
Oral presentations will be evaluated.
Questions on the content of the lessons

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The presence during the first lesson is required for the organisation of the student's work.






Association of one or more MOOCs