CLI BX701 - Adult CBT Theory and Practice

(Credits: 3)

This course focuses on using learning theory and social cognitive models to understand human behavior as well as applying constructs from these models to cognitive behavioral therapy.  The course will begin with an introduction to clinically-relevant concepts in learning theory (including classical and operant conditioning) and social cognitive theory.  The course will then address the application of these concepts to cognitive-behavioral assessment, case formulation and treatment.  Cognitive behavioral strategies used to treat several disorders encountered in clinical work with adults will be covered including (among others) depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and alcohol use disorder.