Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Sep 15, 2019  
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PSY-747 Cognitive-Behavioral Theory/Therapy

4 semester credits
This course covers behavioral and cognitive theories and therapies. Principles of learning and their application will be covered. The movement from behavioral psychology to cognitively mediated theories of personal change will be discussed. Social Cognitive Theory and its role in the development of CBT will be reviewed as well as the mechanisms of therapeutic change. Students will learn the underlying theory and principles of CBT and how these principles apply to the broad spectrum of psychological disorders.
Pre-requisites: PSY-711A1  
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter
Note: Elective
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Know the principles of classical, operant, and vicarious learning and how they can be used to effect change.
  2. Know the role of Social Cognitive Theory in the paradigm shift from a purely behavioral perspective of personal change.
  3. Know the role of self-efficacy in psychological disorders and therapeutic change.
  4. Know the mediating processes of personal change.
  5. Be familiar with different cognitive behavioral therapies and how they apply cognitive, behavioral, and environmental interventions contextually for different psychological disorders.
  6. Know how to apply CBT in a culturally competent manner.



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