Psychology 527 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Course Outline: Same as outlined in the Beck texts.
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
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:
|Project -- a one - two page proposal (design of project) due Sept. 6th.|
|Finalized project proposal - Literature review - list of resources "checkup (1)" due Sept.27th.|
|Literature review - list of resources "checkup (2)" due October 4th.|
|Treatment plan write-up & development - 20% of total grade. Case sent to you October 18th - Due October 25th|
|Competed project due Nov. 15th -- worth 40% of your total grade.|
|Final evaluation worth 25% of your total grade. Evaluation due December 6th.|
|PPT presentations, overview & discussion, begin Nov.29, Dec. 6th & Dec. 13th. 5% of total grade.|
Evaluations and assignments to be completed by the stated "due dates".
Select a behavior or personal characteristic you wish to change. This should be something that you have been concerned about and will not be embarrassed 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, poor study habits, test anxiety, weight control difficulties, perfectionism, and eating disorders.
|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, i.e., Google. To cite electronic resources from the WWW use this information site for APA guidance.|
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 'consultation group' to discuss project ideas. (Concept used when consults are available) Do your background work and meet with your peer group to exchange ideas particularly during the first few weeks of the semester. The focus of the peer consultation group is to critique your ideas of the problem you are going to work with and how you might go about it. There will be some class time scheduled to meet with the consultation group to monitor progress and consult with other group members.
Submit your one - two page project proposal September 6th. Your proposal identifies how you intend to conduct your assessment as well as your plan for intervention and your methods of measuring outcome!
final report must be in APA format to include the following:
Cut Policy: None
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