Apr 17, 2024  
2022-2023 General Catalog 

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PSY 6310 - Foundations of Psychotherapy II

3 Credit(s)

Our theoretical (and personal) assumptions about people and their motives influence how we see the strengths and weaknesses of our clients, the style of therapeutic relationship we develop, the kind of therapeutic goals we set, how we attempt to intervene to meet these goals, and how we study this process. As a result, it is especially important for us to develop a strong, useful theoretical viewpoint, as well as to understand those of other therapists. This course will take a “deep” dive into four influential third-wave therapy models (CBT, DBT, MBCT, ACT) as well as a certification in the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS).

This course is designed to build on the foundational counseling skills and theories learned in PSY 6300: Foundations of Psychotherapy, PSY 6100: Ethics Laws and Professional Practices, PSY 6610: Human Development Through the Lifespan, and PSY 6620: Individual and Cultural Diversity. Additionally, it will provide a deeper more comprehensive perspective on four influential third-wave therapy models. This course will further prepare students to conduct and engage in individual psychotherapy with clients in future practica. Furthermore, this course will provide opportunities to practice core skills and techniques necessary to conduct four forms of therapy serving as a foundation for additional skill development and practice in all subsequent intervention courses and practica. (Spring) [Graded (Standard Letter)]

Registration Restriction(s): PsyD students only

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