PSYC6730 Intervention Seminar I: Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies
3 units; 2 Lect., 2 Lab.; 1st term
The course will serve as the first introduction to behavioural and cognitive therapies and emphasize both theoretical and practical training. It aims at training students basic competence to begin practising behavioural and cognitive therapies for adult psychological/psychiatric disorders. In the first part of the course, the general procedure of behavioural and cognitive therapies will be discussed, while in the second part, the application of behavioural and cognitive therapies to specific disorders, e.g., depression, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders, etc., will be elaborated. A substantial proportion of time during class will be allocated to discussing simulated therapy sessions on videotapes. The students are expected to do their own readings before coming to class. They will be required to make presentations on the application of behavioural and cognitive therapies to specific disorders, as well as on intervention studies regarding their efficacy and effectiveness.