Psychology 710 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Course Outline: Same as outlined in the Beck text.
Assessment Instruments: [administered pre-post and during the 15 week semester]
Group Cohesion Scale Beck Depression Inventory II Beck Hopelessness Scale Beck Anxiety scale Personal Belief Questionnaire (PBQ) Social Networks Inventory Thought Records Spontaneity Scale Intimacy Attitude Scale Young's Schema Questionnaire 3 Young Compensation Inventory Young Parenting Inventory Young-Rugh Avoidance Inventory Schema Mode Inventory 1.1 (SMI)
Therapeutic Factors Inventory (SF)
On-Line CBT Resources
Mood Gym Information, quizzes, games and skills training to help prevent depression.
Living Life to the Full Free online life skills course for people feeling distressed. Helps you understand why you feel as you do and make changes in your thinking, activities, sleep and relationships.
Group & individual
cognitive psychotherapy include studies that provide an understanding of
group development, dynamics, and counseling theories; individual &
group counseling methods and skills; and other individual & group
approaches. Studies in this area include, but are not limited to the following:
Course Requirements - Evaluation: Grades are based on the following:
|Therapist Team Assignment - August 31st 15% of your total grade. Identify behavioral experiment!|
|Project -- a one page Behavioral Experiment (BE) proposal (design of behavioral experiment-project) due February 2nd .|
|Finalized Behavioral Experiment proposal - due September 14th..|
|Literature review - list of resources "checkup (1)" due September 21st.|
|Literature review - list of resources "checkup (2)" due September 28th|
|ATR, Conceptualization, & Treatment plan write-up & development - 25% of total grade. Case sent to you-October - 12 Due October 17th. Conceptual & Txplan cases..|
|Completed Behavioral Experiment due November 16th. -- worth 40% of your total grade.|
|PPT - Prezi presentations, overview & discussion, November 30, December 7, December 14 20% of total grade.|
Evaluations and assignments to be completed by the stated "due dates".
Project - Behavioral Experiment:
Select a behavior or personal characteristic to challenge/modify/change. The behavior is to be something that you have been concerned with and will not be embarrassing to report or write about. Examples of previous behavioral projects include panic attacks, inappropriate anger, depression, lack of assertion skills, low self-esteem, marital conflict, habitual tardiness, time management, test anxiety, weight control, perfectionism, eating disorders, to name a few.
|Check the literature for studies supporting your behavioral experiment as well as to give ideas on how to intervene with cognitive behavioral techniques. Search the readings in texts, Psych-Lit, Social Science Index (reference section of library), as well as search engines on the Internet, e.g., Google Chrome/Scholar. To cite works use APA, 6th edition. See Purdue Owl for APA assistance!|
Additional information on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
|The Center for Cognitive Therapy|
|CognitiveTherapy Center Of NY|
|Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research|
|Articles, Research & Resources in Psychology|
You will be randomly assigned to a 'Peer Therapist' to discuss project ideas (behavioral experiment) collaboratively. Set up a meeting with your Peer Therapist to exchange ideas during the first week of the semester, and continue weekly meetings throughout the semester. The collaborative Peer Meetings are required to clarify/address the behavior you will be challenging. The focus of the peer therapist team is critiquing your ideas in challanging the behavior you are confronting and how you might go about it. Text books & The 'Peer Therapist' concept are discussed during first class session.
your one - two page Behavioral Experiment (BE) proposal [electronically] . Your proposal identifies how you intend to conduct
your Behavioral Experiment (BE), history of behavior, behavior defined, hypotheses, preliminary intervention(s) and
methods for measuring outcome (instruments)!
final report comply with APA format to include the following:
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