at the end of the course, students will be able to formulate psychological difficulties in:
1. cognitive therapy terms
2. schema therapy terms
3. acceptance and commitment therapy terms
and 4. they should be able to judge, which approach is more suitable given the nature of the client's difficulty.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Τhe course will be divided in five sections. In the 1st section, students will be introduced into the cognitive theory for personality and basic cognitive therapy techniques. In this section treating difficult patients will also be discussed as well as the limitations of cognitive therapy. In the 2nd section, schema therapy will be discussed as an approach that addresses some of the limitations of cognitive therapy. In the 3rd section, acceptance and commitment therapy will be discussed. In the 4th section, students will be introduced to mindfulness and how it can be combined and utilized in cognitive therapy. In the last section, research findings regarding the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural approaches to therapy will be presented and discussed.
cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, schema therapy, mindfulness
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Νewman, C.F. (2013). Βασικά στοιχεία επάρκειας στη γνωστική-συμπεριφορική θεραπεία. Αθήνα: Gutenberg.
Westbrook, D., Kennerley, H., & Kirk, J. (2007). Εισαγωγή στη γνωσιακή συμπεριφοριστική θεραπεία. Ελληνικά Γράμματα (2010).
Additional bibliography for study
Beck, J. (1995). Εισαγωγή στη γνωστική θεραπεία. Εκδόσεις Πατάκη, 2000.
Young, J.E., Klosko, J.S., & Weishaar, M.E. (2003). Schema therapy: A practitioner's guide. NY: Guilford Press.
Hayes, S.C., Strosahl, K.D., & Wilson, K.G. (2012, 2nd Ed.). Acceptance and commitment therapy. NY: Guilford Press.
Germer, C.K., Siegel, R.D., & Fulton, P.R. (2005). Mindfulness and psychotherapy. NY: Guilford Press.