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B.Sc. Clinical Psychology | Curriculum | Semester VI

B.Sc. Clinical Psychology | Curriculum | Semester VI

Semester VI

Paper 6.1: Psychotherapeutic Interventions II

Unit Content Learning Objectives Teaching Guidelines Teaching- Methodology Time (Hours)
I Evidence based Psychotherapies

Evidence in psychotherapies, empirical basis of therapies: importance and limitations of psychotherapy research

Objectivity-subjectivity issues, biases and cultural factors, client factors, therapist factors

Guidelines of evidence-based practice, randomized controlled trials, Chambless criteria, improving quality of research in psychotherapy

·         Describe the significance of evidence based psychotherapies; issues of bias in psychotherapy; criteria and need of evidence based treatments ·         Discuss the importance of evidence in psychotherapies and applications to various conditions by following guidelines ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Student’s seminar

14

 

4

 

5

 

4

II Cognitive therapy

Basic principles, theoretical background, history and development

Cognitive conceptualization, identifying and evaluating automatic thoughts, modifying beliefs

Applications: depression, anxiety, anger, social anxiety

·         Explain the principles, background and techniques of cognitive therapy; applications of cognitive therapy in depression, anger and anxiety ·         Discuss the basic principles and applications of cognitive therapy and its process ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Gather evidence of cognitive therapy by reviewing literature

·         Make a case conceptualization based on principles of behavior and cognitive therapy in an adult

13

 

3

 

5

 

5

III Behavior therapy

Basic principles, theoretical background, history and development

Techniques of classical conditioning: flooding, systematic desensitization, aversion therapy; techniques of operant conditioning: token economy, contingency management, modelling, extinction

Applications: behavior modification in children, ADHD, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, phobia

·         Describe the basic principles of behaviour therapy; techniques of behavior modification and therapy; applications of therapy ·         Discuss the basic principles and applications of behavior therapy and its process ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         An experiment on sensitization for a common fear

·         Perform behavior modification in a child to change a bad habit – a game of reinforcement contingencies

13

 

3

 

5

 

5

 

Paper 6.2: Integrated Psychological Interventions

Unit Content Learning Objectives Teaching Guidelines Teaching- Methodology Time (Hours)
I Introduction

Meaning of integrated psychological interventions: Indian views, virtual therapies-online

Altered states of consciousness: functions of consciousness

Hypnosis, religious experiences, yoga and meditation

·         Describe the ideas and approaches of integrated psychological interventions like hypnosis, yoga, indian techniques and those based on science of consciousness ·         Discuss the approaches of yoga, meditation, hypnosis and others based on consciousness ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Breathing exercises for psychological strengths

10

 

3

 

4

 

3

 

II Cognitive Interventions

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: Beck

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: Ellis

Group therapy, marital and family therapy

·         Describe the techniques of CBT, REBT and group therapy ·         Discuss the techniques of CBT, REBT na d group therapies ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Couple Counseling: a case report

15

5

5

5

III Other psychological interventions

Positive Psychological interventions: mindfulness, savoring

Biofeedback, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Life style coaching, progressive muscle relaxation, leisure

·         Elucidate the positive psychological approaches to intervention, biofeedback and life style coaching ·         Discuss the positive psychological approaches, biofeedback, and life style coaching ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Guided progressive muscle relaxation

·         Biofeedback – GSR/EMG

15

5

5

5

 

Paper 6.3: Disability and Rehabilitation

 

Unit Content Learning Objectives Teaching Guidelines Teaching- Methodology Time (Hours)
I Introduction to disability

Nature of disability; disability, impairment and handicap; beliefs and attitudes towards the disabled

Models of disability: moral, charity, social paternalistic, rehabilitation, minority, empowerment, sociopolitical models

Reactions to disablement: personal, environmental, and disability based determiners

·         Describe the concept and approaches to disability; models and reactions to disability ·         Discuss the nature and models of disability, reactions to disablement ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Teacher’s seminar

12

4

 

4

 

4

II Empowerment, employment and family

Empowerment: benefits, becoming empowered, social responsibility

Employment: need, preparation, obstacles, maintaining

Family’s role in disability, caregivers’ reactions and adjustment to disability, burnout

·         Enumerate the importance and need of empowerment, employment of disabled

·         Describe the impact on family of disability and the role of family members

·         Discuss the need and scope of employment for disabled, role of family in adjustment with disability ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Visit a center specializing in the care of the disabled and interview of caregivers: a report

·         Interview family members of a neurologically disabled person

13

 

4

 

4

 

5

III Psychosocial issues and interventions

Coping with disability: acceptance, stress, maladjustment

Cultural sensitivity, human rights, mental health

Recovery process, rehabilitation, holistic growth

·         Describe the psychosocial issues and interventions foe the disabled ·         Discuss the psychosocial issues of the disabled, their rights and acceptance in society, rehabilitation and recovery process ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Prepare a recovery program for the intellectually disabled based on one of the models of disability

·         Design a prosthetic device/tool for a particular disability

15

 

5

 

5

5

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