Spring 2020 - PSYC 371 D100
Intervention: Process and Outcome (3)
Class Number: 8290
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 23, 2020
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
Prerequisites:PSYC 201 and 241. PSYC 270 (or 370) is recommended.
Reviews the major approaches to psychological intervention in terms of theory, practice and outcome evaluation. The course will examine both the scientific and practitioner components of intervention.
This course will cover topics related to psychological intervention in clinical psychology. The following topics will be reviewed: systems and theories of psychotherapy, issues in psychological practice, and issues in research on psychological interventions. Subsequently, this course will cover several approaches to psychological intervention, with a strong emphasis on evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral approaches. The course also will cover several current and innovative approaches to psychological treatment. Lectures, readings, and clinical examples will illustrate both the theory and practice of evidence-based treatments for psychological problems and disorders. This course is not designed to teach students how to implement or conduct psychological treatments. Those skills are acquired in the context of extensive training in graduate school.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
This course is designed to give you important information about psychological treatments and to help you learn to think about psychological treatments in interesting and different ways. The goal is that, by the end of the course, you will be able to (a) understand and describe a few key theories of psychological treatment; (b) understand and describe the science behind psychological treatments and work with this information to figure out how to study treatments and evaluate peoples’ claims and research studies on treatments, and (c) understand and describe the theories and practices of treatments used for common disorders.
- Midterm 1: 20%
- Midterm 2: 20%
- Assignment: 25%
- Final Exam: 35%
Barlow, David. Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders. 5th edition Guilford Publishing.
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