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Paper 4.4 (A): Psychological Interventions

Unit Contents Teaching Hrs. Domain
1 Systemic and Eclectic Approach

Meaning of psychological interventions; Systemic therapies: group, family, and couple therapy

Eclectic: Meaning of eclectic approach, Hill and O’Brien’s three stages model, experiential therapy

Positive psychological interventions – savoring, gratitude writing, story writing, resilience building

Sensory therapy: arousal mood disorder, ADHD

Common eclectic approaches

Self-help groups and positive psychological interventions

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2 Self-management approach

Life coaching – dietary practice, leisure, exercise, work schedules

Emotion focused therapy, emotional self-regulation, cognitive enhancement technique: priming and mnemonic

Yoga – breathing exercises, asanas

Meditation – vipassana, dhyana, mindfulness

Neurobiological basis of meditation effects

Mind-body approaches

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3 Other interventions

Music therapy, art and play therapies, psychodrama

Biofeedback, transcranial magnetic stimulation, Jacobson Progressive Muscular Relaxation

Psycho-educative programme – preventive strategies, self-help groups

Computer Assisted Therapy (CAT), Internet based Psychotherapy – online support group, online consultation, Mobile applications for interventions

Neurofeedback and ADHD

Conduct a therapy on yourself using a mobile application

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Syllabus Books:

  1. Hecker, J.E. and Thorpe, G.L. (2005). Introduction to Clinical Psychology. Pearson Education Inc.: New Delhi
  2. Gerrig, R.J. and Zimbardo, P.G. (2005). Psychology and Life, 17th Ed. Pearson: New Delhi
  3. Snyder, C.R. and Lopez, S.J. (2002). Handbook of Positive Psychology. OUP: New York
  4. Snyder, C.R. (2002). Psychology of Hope: Theory, measures and applications. San Diego

Reference Books:

  1. Simpkins, A. & Simpkins, C. (2016). Core principles of Meditation for Therapy: Improving the Outcomes for Psychotherapeutic Treatments. NY: Wiley.
  2. Banmgardner, S. and Crothers, M. (2015). Positive Psychology. Pearson: Delhi.
  3. Payne, L. & Feuerstein, G. (2014). Yoga for Dummies. NY: Wiley