Evidence-Based Treatments

Term: Spring 2009

Subject Code: GPSY

Course Number: 6396

This course is designed to familiarize students with the benefits and limitations of identifying and using empirically supported psychological treatments (ESTs) and the professional controversies surrounding identification and dissemination of ESTs. Students will become familiar with a number of ESTs for various mental disorders in an adult population and the principles from which many of them are drawn, specifically learning theory and behavior therapy. The ESTs covered in this course include, but are not limited to, exposure therapy for PTSD, interpersonal psychotherapy for depression, and cognitive behavioral group treatment for social anxiety disorder.

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