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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Paper 6.1: Psychotherapeutic Interventions II

Unit

Content

Time (Hours)

Domain

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, improving quality of research in psychotherapy

Quasi-experimental research

Meta-analysis in psychotherapy research

14

 

5

 

5

 

4

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

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

Shyness

Modifying beliefs

13

 

3

 

5

 

5

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Behavior therapy

Basic principles, theoretical background, history and development

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

Applications: behaviour modification in children, anxiety, social anxiety, phobia, ADHD

Watson’sexperiments on phobia

Applied behaviour analysis

13

 

3

 

5

 

5

 

Must know

  

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books:

  1. Gerring, R.J. & Zimbardo, P.G. (2006). Psychology and Life. Pearson.
  2. Neitzel, M.T. Bernstein, D.A. &Millich, R. (1998). Introduction to Clinical Psychology. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
  3. Snyder, L.R. & Lopez, S. (2007). Positive Psychology: The scientific and practical exploration of human strengths. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Reference Books:

  1. L. Chin, V. De La Cancela, Y. M. Jenkins. (1993). Diversity in Psychotherapy: The Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender. Praeger Publishers.
  2. Holmes, R. Lindley. (1998). The Values of Psychotherapy.Karnac Books.
  3. A. Eisner. (2000). The Death of Psychotherapy: From Freud to Alien Abductions.Praeger, 2000
  4. D. Geller, J. C. Norcross, D. E. Orlinsky. (2004). The Psychotherapist’s Own Psychotherapy: Patient and Clinician Perspectives.Oxford University Press, 2004