GRAD > PSYCLN > 726
Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Therapy
This course will enhance students' theoretical, empirical, and practical understanding of cognitive, behavioral, and cognitive/behavioral approaches to psychological and behavioral change. Approximately half the class will be devoted to obtaining sufficient familiarity with theories and research in this area to be able to appraise current research critically and, most importantly, to be able to develop a well-thought-out, individualized treatment plan for a range of presenting problems. The other half of the class will be devoted to obtaining practical skills in a range of cognitive/behavioral strategies (e.g., progressive muscle relaxation, systematic desensitization, cognitive restructuring, direct therapeutic exposure).