Conduct a literature review on the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy with a particular mental health issue, e.g. anxiety, depression, substance abuse, etc.

Aim: Students will develop their skills in reviewing and critiquing the literature and improve their understanding of the effectiveness of CBT in treating a specific mental health issue.

Task Description: “A literature review is a way of bringing together, analysing and evaluating a range of sources in relation to a particular topic or research question”

1 Conduct a literature review on the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy with a particular mental health issue, e.g. anxiety, depression, substance abuse, etc. Instructions:

1. Choose a particular mental health issue, for example anxiety, depression, substance abuse, etc

2. Undertake a review of current research literature reporting on the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural therapy related to this mental health issue.

3. Describe the process you have undertaken to locate the appropriate journal articles, including databases searched, search terms, results of initial search and use of inclusion criteria.

4. Construct a table of the journal articles reviewed noting their relevant attributes (an example of a published literature review has been attached for guidance). A template for the table has been included- this will be submitted as an appendix and not included in the word count

5. Evaluate the effectiveness of CBT for that mental health issue based on your findings. 6. Discuss the relevance of CBT as a treatment intervention for people with that particular mental health issue. Other elements:  Reference your work using the APA

6 format.  Always refer to the Griffith Health Writing and Referencing Guide https://sites.google.com/a/griffith.edu.au/griffith-health-writing-and-referencing-guide/  Ensure that you use scholarly literature (digitised readings, research articles, relevant Government reports and text books) that has been published within the last 10 years.  Provide a clear introduction and conclusion to your paper.  You may use headings to organise your work if you wish. 1 http://libraryguides.griffith.edu.au/c.php?g=76195 Assessment Type: Essay – Assessment One Word Count: 2000 words Due Date and Time: 18th April 2017 1600 hrs Weighting: 40%  Write in the third person.  Use academic language throughout.  Refer to the marking criteria below when writing your assignment. This will assist you in the planning of your essay.  State your word count (excluding your reference list) on the Assignment Coversheet. Submission: Your written assignment must be submitted as an electronic file to the “final” Turnitin portal available from the 3935NRS Learning@Griffith site.

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