Jan 28, 2023
HS 232 - Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies3 Credit(s)
This course will introduce students to the theory and methods of cognitive-behavioral approaches to counseling. These approaches rest upon the premise that psychological distress and maladaptive behavior is the result of faulty thinking. Cognitive-behavioral approaches are based on a psycho-educational model and focus on changing cognitions in order to change feelings and behavior.
Prerequisite: HS 155
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Describe and differentiate between three approaches to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) including how behavior changes as a result of CBT interventions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, maladaptive thinking and other issues from a CBT perspective.
- Demonstrate CBT techniques.
- Demonstrate the structure of CBT interviews: first, second, and subsequent sessions.
- Demonstrate how to assess clients in identifying automatic thoughts and emotions.
- Demonstrate how to assess and evaluate cognitive distortions.
- Demonstrate how to modify belief systems.
- List effective programs of CBT that address the needs of special populations.
- Demonstrate the effective use of homework in CBT.
- Demonstrate an attitude of respect, non-judgment, interest, and optimism.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of sensitivity to culture, ethnicity, class, disability, and gender differences.
- The success of this class and the richness of our experience depend on the input and feedback of each person.
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)