Psychotherapy 2: Cognitive - Behavioral
Theory, treatment principles, and techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
PSYCH
652
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesAcceptance into clinical psychology program.
 TaughtWinter
Course Outcomes: 


1. Learn the theory and intervention principles of CBT

This course is designed to assist you in learning the theory and intervention principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and to understand the findings of CBT treatment outcome and mechanism research. The primary learning objectives of this course are to become able to: (1) explain the theoretical tenets and concepts of cognitive-behavioral theory, (2) describe and apply common CBT interventions and procedures, and the rationale for their use, (3) formulate a case conceptualization and treatment plan from a CBT perspective, and (4) evaluate empirical treatment outcome and mechanism literature relevant to CBT.

Measurement: These learning outcomes will be assessed through essay exams, reactions papers, assigned homework activities, in-class activities, and a case formulation paper. These assessments will provide a measure of your level of understanding of CBT theory, principles of CBT practice, and CBT-related empirical literature.

2. Interventions

Students will describe and apply common CBT interventions and procedures, and explain the rationale for their use.

Measurement: essay exams; homework assignments; in-class activities

3. Case Formulation

Students will formulate a case conceptualization and treatment plan from a CBT perspective

Measurement: case formulation paper

4. Theoretical tenets

Students will explain the theoretical tenets and concepts of cognitive-behavioral theory

Measurement: essay exams; short writing assignments

5. Empirical evaluation

Students will evaluate empirical treatment outcome and treatment mechanism literature relevant to CBT

Measurement: essay exams; in-class activities