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Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention

Code 11770
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 5
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Psychology
Entry requirements N.A.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements N.A.
Learning outcomes This curricular unit is designed to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge about cognitive-behavioral intervention models and strategies in Clinical and Health Psychology and to give an overview on different types of intervention in this field.
At the end this unit, students should be able to explain cognitive-behavioral theoretical models underlying different psychological disorders; perform a cognitive-behavioral clinical history; identifying, preparing and carrying out interventions which are appropriate for reaching the set goals, using this therapeutic approach; reflect upon ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct for intervention in Clinical Psychology and Health; critically analyse scientific documents; use self-oriented learning strategies and manage time; use oral and written skills; reflect, self-criticize and make decisions.
Syllabus 1. Defining Cognitive-behavior therapy
2. Cognitive-Behavior Therapy:
2.1. Theoretical models:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders;
- Personality disorders
2.2. Intervention strategies in psychological disorders:
- Cognitive processing therapy;
- Training in problem-solving;
- Assertiveness training;
- Education;
- Exposition;
- Monitoring activities, pleasure and mastery;
- Distraction techniques;
- Relaxation training;

Main Bibliography - APA (2014). DSM-5 - Manual de Diagnóstico e Estatística das Perturbações Mentais (5.ª edição). Lisboa: Climepsi Editores.
- Barlow, D. (2014). Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual (Fifth Edition). New york; The Guilford Press.
- Beck, J. & Beck, A. (2011). Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond (Second Edition). New York: The Guilford Press.
- Craig, W. (2001). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy For Chronic Medical Problems: A Guide To Assessment. Chichester: John Wiley.
- David, K. (2002). Case Study Guide To Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Of Psychosis. Chichester: John Wiley.
- Frank, B. (2002). Handbook of Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Chichester: John Wiley.
- Lam, D. (1999). Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorders. Chichester: John Wiley.
- Wells, A. (2003). Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders: A Practice Manual and conceptual Guide. Chichester: John Wiley.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Lectures; group assignments with presentation and discussion; presentation and discussion of clinical cases; practical sessions (training intervention techniques, role-plays,). Tutorials, for monitoring individual work / small groups of students

Written tests, in-class activities with presentation and group discussion and group assignments with oral presentation and discussion
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-03-02

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