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    Jun 20, 2019  
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PSY-710F Cognitive Behavioral Assessment

2 semester credits


This CBT assessment course will acquaint students with domain specific CBT self-report and structured interview-based measures of several DSM-5 mental disorders (particularly anxiety and depression). Students will be exposed to the underlying logic of this type of assessment for empirically supported psychological interventions, as well as how to specify outcomes for which clinical significance can be determined. Focus also will be on idiographic case formulation principles and techniques widely utilized by cognitive-behavioral therapists. Specific examples of case formulations applied to the assessment of the major DSM-5 Axis I mental disorders will be reviewed, and students will develop cognitive-behavioral case conceptualizations of their own cases.

Students will be familiarized with a psychological report format that integrates cognitive-behavioral domain specific client self-report measures, and structured interview-based measures of DSM-5 Axis I mental disorders, with objective psychological tests such as the WAIS-IV and the MMPI-2, in order to provide providing clear, behaviorally specific assessments and treatment recommendations. Students will learn how to develop a CBT treatment plan from the case formulation and to present the results of the assessment and the treatment recommendations to the client using an interactive discussion based on Finn’s therapeutic assessment model, which can be applied transtheoretically. Students will learn how to utilize these assessment tools to inform case conceptualizations and treatment plans consistent with their preferred theoretical orientation.
Pre-requisites: PSY-710B , PSY-715A  
Co-requisites: Required co-requisite unless already completed: PSY-710C  
Delivery Method: Blended
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Know domain specific CBT self-report and structured interview-based measures of anxiety and depression and is able to select appropriate measures for factors maintaining target behaviors and for treatment outcomes.
  2. Be familiar with idiographic case formulation principles and models used by cognitive-behavioral therapists.
  3. Be able to develop cognitive-behavioral case conceptualizations for specific clinical cases, with adaptations for multicultural diversity.
  4. Be familiar with a psychological report writing format that integrates CBT domain specific client self-reported measures, structured interview-based measures of DSM-IV Axis I mental disorders, and objective psychological tests such as the WAIS-IV and the MMPI-2, in order to provide clear, behaviorally specific assessments and treatment recommendations.
  5. Be able to develop a CBT treatment plan from the case formulation, and then present the results of the assessment and the treatment recommendations to the client using an interactive discussion based on Finn’s therapeutic assessment model.



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