Advanced Intervention - CBT Group   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 4932 - Advanced Intervention - CBT Group

Students will be familiarized with the overarching functional contextual philosophy of science and its impact on 3rd generation Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Throughout this course, students will learn about and begin to apply acceptance/mindfulness base strategies towards private experience (thoughts and feelings) in the context of change oriented technologies (values assessments and committed action). Students will learn about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and their application to adult and adolescent multi-problem (chronic and persistent) populations. This class emphasizes experiential group learning (e.g. learning by doing) and will make use of both didactic (as common in DBT) and experiential oriented technologies (as typical of ACT training).  (3 credits)