Psychology 710 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Course Outline: Same as outlined in the Beck text.
Assessment Instruments: [Helpful Scales for Clinical Practice]
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 (TFI)
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:
a. principles of group dynamics including group process components, developmental stage theories, and group members' roles and behaviors.
b. group leadership styles and approaches including characteristics of group leaders and leadership styles.
c. theories of individual & group-cognitive psychotherapy & counseling include commonalties, distinguishing characteristics, and pertinent research and literature.
d. individual & group-cognitive psychotherapy/counseling methods include group counselor orientations and behaviors, ethical standards, appropriate selection criteria and methods to evaluate effectiveness.
e. approaches used for other types of group work including task groups, prevention groups, support groups, psychoeducational groups, and therapy groups.
f. ethical guidelines for the individual and group-therapist are followed as outlined by the American Psychological Association, American Group Psychotherapy Association, and Association for Specialists in Group Work.
|Therapist Team Assignment - August 30th 10% of your total grade. Identify behavioral experiment!|
|Project -- a one page Behavioral Experiment (BE) proposal (design of behavioral experiment-project) due September 6th.|
|Finalized Behavioral Experiment proposal - due September 13th.|
|Literature review - list of resources "checkup (1)" due September 20th.|
|Literature review - list of resources "checkup (2)" due September 27th|
|ATR, Conceptualization, & Treatment plan write-up & development - 25% of total grade. Case sent to you-October - 11 Due October 18th. Conceptual & Txplan cases.|
|Completed Behavioral Experiment due November 15th. -- worth 40% of your total grade.|
|PPT - Prezi presentations, overview & discussion, November 29, December 6, December 13 20% of total grade.|
Evaluations and assignments to be completed by the stated "due dates".
Project - Behavioral Experiment:
Select a behavior 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 public speaking, test anxiety, road rage, assertion skills, time management, to name a few. See course content & sensitive issues listed below.
|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 Philadelphia|
|Cognitive Therapy 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 assist in clarifying the behavior you will be challenging. The focus of the peer therapist team is critiquing your ideas in challenging the behavior you are confronting and how you might go about it. Text books & '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 complies with APA format to include the following:
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COURSE CONTENT and SENSITIVE ISSUES
The cognitive behavioral course is grounded in the understanding that effective individual and/or group therapy is focused on understanding the dynamics of individual and/or group work that requires an examination of human psychological and medical and the impact they have. Course content related to cognitive behavioral issues may be sensitive or controversial for some students. Students will not be required to disclose personal information or experiences but will be expected to engage in self-reflection, active listening and interpersonal communication. Some level of discomfort might be expected when discussing automatic thought records or behavioral experiments. However, students for whom a given human psychological topic, such as (assertiveness, decision making, nutrition, time management) may be particularly triggering, may ask to complete an alternative assignment without penalty. Students seeking support around issues that warrant therapist attention will be encouraged to contact the Counseling Center (610-436-2301) or outside community resources.
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