SOW-PSB3DH50E
Psychotherapy
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PSB3DH50E
Credits (ECTS)4
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Psychology;
Lecturer(s)
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Lecturer
prof. dr. J.J.L. Derksen
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Lecturer
dr. T.J. van den Heuvel
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Coordinator
prof. dr. G.P.J. Keijsers
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. G.P.J. Keijsers
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Lecturer
prof. dr. G.P.J. Keijsers
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Academic year2021
Period
PER4  (11/04/2022 to 15/07/2022)
Starting block
PER4
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
In this course students acquire:
  1. knowledge of the major psychotherapeutic schools and a number of new, frequently employed forms of psychotherapy
  2. insight into the application of psychotherapy
  3. a questioning, scientific and critical attitude with regard to the forms and effects of psychotherapy. How strong is the evidence, and what is based merely on assumptions and beliefs?
Content
The Psychotherapy course in the third year of the Bachelor's programme provides education in the area of psychotherapy and psychological treatment of children, adults and the elderly.

The course first addresses the question of what constitutes psychological change and factors, such as the clients' commitment and the quality of the therapeutic relationship, can contribute to achieving such change. This starting point creates a framework for the remainder of the course. We then turn to the major psychotherapeutic schools and current forms of psychotherapy: behaviour therapy, cognitive therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, client-centred psychotherapy, group therapy, couple and system therapy, and schema therapy. We will also discuss subjects related to research, such as treatment outcome research, evidence-based treatments, and clinical judgement, as well as practical issues such as motivating patients, working with patients with personality disorders, doing internships and working as a health-care psychologist. A unique aspect of this course is that the majority of the lectures include live or video demonstrations of the therapeutic methods under discussion.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
First-year Psychology programme or other first-year academic programme.
Test information
Written examination (40 multiple-choice questions).
Specifics
Students who plan to apply for the master’s specialization Gezondheidszorgpsychologie (GZP) are strongly advised to complete this course. As room space is limited, a registration cap may apply for this course. Registration will open December 2. In case of too many enrollments RU Psychology students have priority over students from other faculties or universities”.
Required materials
Book
Cooper, M. (2008). Essential research findings in counselling and psychotherapy. Los Angeles, BACP.
Costs:33.00
Course guide
Course manual, available on Brightspace.
Reader
Reader with 16 papers, available via Brightspace

Instructional modes
Lecture
Type of instructional modeLecture

Supplementary demonstrations

Tests
Multiple-choice
Test weight1
Test typeDigital exam with CIRRUS
OpportunitiesBlock PER4, Block PER4