Cognitive and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 36

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) are empirical evidence-based modalitites that have proven to be effective in treating several mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and trauma. In this course students learn how CBT helps individuals explore ways to counteract unwanted cognitions, emotions and behaviours. With a focus on mindfulness, students will also explore how DBT prepares individuals to manage high emotional arousal. Throughout the course, students learn and practice how to structure therapy sessions, case formulations as well as self-reflective strategies to maintain and improve a strong therapeutic alliance.

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