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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Paper 3.3 (A): Psychotherapy I

Unit

Contents

Teaching Hrs.

Domain

I Introduction to psychotherapy

Historical developments in psychotherapy, three waves of psychotherapy

Basics of psychotherapy, issues and ethics in psychotherapy

Therapeutic alliance, therapist-client relationship, role of a therapist

Evidence-based psychotherapies, randomized controlled trials

Prepare a report on a RCT study

Describe your strengths and weaknesses as a therapist

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Desirable to know

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II Psychodynamic Therapy

Freudian psychoanalysis, free association, dream interpretation, defense mechanisms

Managing transference and countertransference, unconscious conflicts, resistance

Contributions of Neo-Freudians: Relational therapy, Object Relations therapy, Self-psychology

Therapy with borderline, narcissistic and schizoid personalities; brief Psychodynamic therapy

Make a chart of defense mechanisms across different disorders

Contemporary psychoanalytic therapy and its future

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III Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Behavior therapy: principles and historical development;

Techniques of behavior therapy: reinforcement, differential reinforcement, punishment, aversion therapy, brief and prolonged exposure,

Cognitive therapy: theoretical background, principles and historical developments

Process of cognitive therapy: evaluating automatic thoughts and assumptions,

Assertiveness training, skills training, token economy

Cogntive Behaviour Therapy: challenging beliefs and biases, homework

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Syllabus Books:

  1. Hersen, M. & Sledge, W. (2002). Encyclopedia of psychotherapy. Academic Press.
  2. Yalom, I. (2009). The Gift of Therapy. Harper Perennial: New York.
  3. Gobbard, G. Beck, J. Holmes, J. (2007). Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy. OUP: London.

Reference Books:

  1. Capuzzi, D. & Stauffer, M. (2016). Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions. NY: Wiley.
  2. Jongsma, A.E. (2016). Adult Psychotherapy Homework Planner. NY: Wiley
Admission 2017