Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    May 25, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019
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PSY-711B Research in Psychotherapy

4 semester credits
This course provides an understanding of the psychotherapy literature in terms of issues of evidence and outcomes. Readings will cover how psychologists from different perspectives understand the practice of psychotherapy, including contemporary dialogue in the field. The course emphasizes the application of research methods to the study of psychotherapy process and outcome. Students are expected to learn how to apply research to make informed clinical decisions and to be familiar with evidence-based practice and related issues.
Pre-requisites: PSY-701A , PSY-711A1  
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Be familiar with the current literature on psychotherapy research, including empirically supported practices and evidence based practice.
  2. Understand the literature on non-specific factors or common factors that may cut across different forms of practice (e.g. therapeutic alliance).
  3. Know how to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical research and its application to practice.
  4. Be familiar with the role of culture and diversity in the practice and outcome of psychotherapy.

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