Fall 2020

Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-369

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Elizabeth T. Kneeland (Section 01)


This course will be an in-depth examination of major theoretical models of psychotherapy. The course will focus on theoretical models and empirical support for the second wave (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and third wave (e.g., Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) psychotherapies. Students will examine how different psychotherapeutic approaches conceptualize mental illness and approach the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Issues related to ethics and the empirical evaluation of treatment outcomes will also be discussed. Readings will come predominantly from theoretical and empirical research. Students will be expected to participate actively in class discussions, to compose weekly written responses to assigned readings, and to develop a final research proposal. Overall, the goal of the seminar is for students to learn to think like clinical scientists.

Requisite: Psychology 228. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor Elizabeth Kneeland.

If Overenrolled: Speak to instructor. Courses are open to juniors and seniors and if over-enrolled priority is given to seniors.


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2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2020, Fall 2021