1 COURSE OBJECTIVES GORDON-CONWELL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY CO 616 COGNITIVE THERAPY Dr. Pablo Polischuk Fall Semester 2015 Thursdays 2:00-5:00 PM The objectives of this course are that the students will: 1. Explore major theories in cognitive psychology. Attention to cognitive structures, processes and events will be focused as to develop a comprehensive understanding of the field. 2. Explore ways in which cognitive theory is applicable to clinical practice. Models of service delivery based upon cognitive theory will serve as paradigms for counseling interventions in special or specific situations/ populations/ syndromes. 3. Metacognitive-dialogical aspects will be explored and developed 4. The course aims at the conceptual integration of cognitive-behavioral, emotional and spiritual issues. Practical considerations derived from this conceptual integration will be explored, discussed, and elaborated. COURSE FORMAT As customary in graduate-level courses, it is expected that the student will participate in an interactive fashion as to allow for the optimization of contingencies leading to learning. 1. The class will meet for three hours weekly. 2. Lectures, discussion and exploration of issues in mutual fashion will focus upon subject matter and its practical application in the field of counseling and psychotherapy. COURSE REQUIREMENTS 1. Textbooks Beck, J. (2011). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 2 nd Edition. The Guilford Press. ISBN-10: ; ISBN-13: Wells, Adrian (2011). Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression. The Guilford Press. ISBN-10: ; ISBN-13: Attendance and participation
2 Full attendance and participation are expected in the course. 3. Assignments Reading: The purpose of the course is to acquire a broad range of knowledge on the subject. Thus, it is expected that the student will read 2000 pages over the course of the semester. The student will submit a list of readings with titles, authors and pages read, following the format provided. Reading log due: December 17, 2015 Take home exam: A take home exam, conceptual and practical in nature, will be given on December 10, 2015; due on December 17 before or at 4 PM. Term paper: The paper will deal with aspects of cognitive psychology (such as thinking, reasoning, memory, etc) as they may apply to therapeutic or counseling interventions. A demonstration of theoretical knowledge leading to practical application is desired/ expected. The length will be 10 pp. The format will be double-spaced and APA style. Due: December 10, Grading The final grade will be a composite score form readings/ participation, the exam, and the term paper. Office Hours: Dr. Polischuk may be contacted at x4116; or Box #222; also, contacting Shiri or Diane at the MACO office may be helpful.
3 COURSE OUTLINE Session Topics 1. Introduction Human knowledge Cognitive psychology in perspective Knowledge organization 2. Cognitive structures Mechanisms of cognitive development Cognitive processes: thinking and reasoning relevance to practice 3. Cognitive processes: Learning and Memory Perception, attribution, meaning relevance to practice 4. Cognition and emotion as they relate to therapeutic endeavors On the primacy of cognition On the primacy of emotion 5. Etiology of cognitive dysfunction and diagnostic considerations Thought disorders Cognitive theories of psychopathology 6. Specific cognitive approaches to therapy Treatment of depression 7. Specific cognitive approaches to treatment Treatment of anxiety disorders Phobias, panic disorders OCD 8. Specific cognitive approaches in treatment Eating disorders Personality disorders 9. Stress inoculation training Mindfulness Acceptance and commitment therapy The renewal of the mind Cognition and spirituality 10. Course Summary and review
4 Bibliography Beck, A. T., Rush, A.J., Shaw, B. F., & Emery, B. (1987). Cognitive therapy of depression. New York: The Guilfrod Press. Beck, A. T., Wright, F. D., Newman, C. F., & Liese, B. S. (2001). Cognitive therapy of substance abuse. New York: The Guilford Press. Bieling, P. J. & McCabe, R. E. (2009). Cognitive-behavioral therapy in groups. New York: The Guilford Press. Bourne, E. J. (2005). The anxiety & phobia workbook (4 th Ed.). The New Harbinger Pulications.. Butler, G., Fennel, M., & Hackman, A. (2008). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders: Mastering clinical challenges. New York: The Guilford Press. Chadwick, P., Birchwood, M. J., & Trower, P. (1999). Cognitive therapy for delusions, voices and paranoia. Wiley. Clark, D. A. (2006). Cognitive-behavior therapy for OCD. New York: The Guilford Press. Clark, D. A., & Beck, A. T. (2009). Cognitive therapy of anxiety disorders: Science and practice. New York: The Guilford Press. Dobson, K. S. (Ed.) (2002). Handbook of cognitive-behavioral therapies (2 nd. Ed.). New York: The Guilford Press. Dobson, D. D. & Dobson, K. S. (2009). Evidence-based practice of cognitivebehavioral therapy. New York: The Guilford Press. Epstein, N. B. & Baucom, B. H. (2002). Enhanced cognitive-behavior therapy for couples: A contextual approach. American Psychological Association. Fairburn, C. G. (2008). Cognitive therapy and eating disorders. New York: The Guilford Press. Freeman, Ar., Pretzer, J., Fleming, B. & Simon, K. M. (2004 ). Clinical applications of cognitive therapy (2 nd. Ed.). Springer. Gaus, V. L. (2007). Cognitive therapy for adult Asperger s syndrome. New York: The Guilford Press.
5 Hayes, S. C. & Smith, S. (2005). Get out of your mind and into your life: The new acceptance and commitment therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger. Hayes, S. C., Strosahi, K. & Wilson, K. G. (1999). Acceptance and commitment therapy: An experiential approach to behavioral change. New York: The Guilford Press. Kabat-Zinn, J. (2001). Full catastrophe living. New York: Dell Publishing. Kazantzis, N., Deane, F. P., Ronan, K. R., & L Abate, L. (2004). Using homework assignments in cognitive behavior therapy. Brunner-Routledge. Klaus, W. J. & Ellis, A. (2006). The cognitive-behavioral workbook for depression: A step-by-step program. The New Harbinger Publications. Leahy, R. L. (Ed.). (2006). Contemporary cognitive therapy: Theory, research and practice. New York: The Guilford Press. Linehan, M. (1993). Skills training manual for treating borderline personality disorder. New York: The Guilford Press. Linehan, M. (1993). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder. New York: The Guilford Press. Linehan, M. M. (1995) Understanding borderline personality disorder: The dialectic approach program manual. New York: The Guilford Press. O Donohue, W. T. & Fisher, J. E. (2009). Cognitive-behavior therapy: Applying empirically supported techniques in your practice. Wiley. O Donohue, W. T. & Fisher, J. E. (2009). General principles and empirically supported techniques of cognitive behavior therapy. Wiley. Ramirez Basco, M. & Rush, A. J. (2007). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for bipolar disorder (2 nd. Ed.). New York: The Guilford Press. Ramsay, J. R., & Rostain, A. L. (2007). Cognitive therapy for adult ADHD: An integrative psychosocial and medical approach. Routledge. Reinecke, M. A., Dattilio, F. M. & Freeman, A. (2006). Cognitive therapy with children and adolescents: A casebook for clinical practice (2 nd Ed.). New York: The Guilford Press. Thorn, B. E. (2004). Cognitive therapy for chronic pain: A step-by-step guide. New York: The Guilford Press.
6 Wells, A. (2008). Metacognitive therapy for anxiety and depression. New York: The Guilford Press. Wenzel, A., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2008). Cognitive therapy for suicidal patients: Scientific and clinical applications. American Psychological Association. Zaifert, C., & Black Becker, C. (2008). Cognitive-behavior therapy for PTSD: A case formulation approach. The Guilford Press.
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