Doctor of Psycology
Department of Psychology
Murrihy, Rachael, Training general practitioners in evidence-based mental health treatment: evaluation of a cognitive behavioural therapy group supervision program, Doctor of Psycology thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Wollongong, 2006. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2134
This thesis investigates CBT group supervision as a potential GP training model. An initial pilot trial of CBT group supervision indicated that GPs' confidence, knowledge and perceived skills in CBT, increased significantly over the supervision period. Patients' depressive and anxious symptomatology also improved. Outcomes from this pilot study, and qualitative results from a focus group were used to devise a brief CBT (BCBT) group supervision program for the main trial that incorporated role-play and case-based discussion, targeting specific GP competencies in a structured format.