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Course Descriptions

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) In Clinical Psychology Program

Course Descriptions

CLI BX801—
THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE IN COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPIES

(1 credit)

This one credit course is designed for students who wish to develop an individual style of integrating the empirically based instructional and alliance building skills that make up the cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT). Content areas will include: current status of the CBT models, Alliance, CBT and Empirically Based Practice (EBP), Alliance in Psychological Intervention, Stylistic Aspects of Psychological Intervention, Alliance and Personal Style of Intervention, and Alliance and the Episodic Model of Psychological Intervention. Research supporting these approaches will be presented and class exercises used to shape the use of these skills. The use of CBT with special populations (age groups, SES level) will be addressed.

Prerequisites: CLI HU520 and CLI BX700.

Updated 2/17/11

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