PYC 706: AdvSem-Cognitv-Behav Thrpy

Synonym:

63533 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

George Tremblay

Credits:

3

Seats:

12

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Mondays 8/31 - 12/14 (4:30PM-6:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Intervention
Restricted to Year III and Year IV students.
Restricted to Year IV students from July 16 - 21; open to Year III students on July 22.

This course begins with an overview of conceptual foundations underlying behavioral and cognitive approaches to assessment and treatment. We will proceed to examine several techniques associated with the Cognitive-Behavioral spectrum, including schema analysis and other cognitive formulations, cognitive restructuring, and (toward the more behavioral end of the spectrum), functional analysis, exposure treatment, and contingency management. Students will be introduced to CBT protocols for treatment of depression, various anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. Throughout, we will attend to the conceptualization and role of the therapeutic relationship in CBT. Finally, we will explore some more recent developments that have begun to stretch the boundaries of CBT, to target relational and spiritual themes.