Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

Do we lose our mind? Psychopathology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

when 24 August 2015 - 27 August 2015
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 850

Do we lose our mind? An introduction to psychopathology and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Attention will be paid to the definition of abnormality versus so called normality. When are we actually losing our mind, in terms of psychopathology? In addition, an overview will be given of state of the art psychological interventions, followed by a training in the essentials of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

This course provides a general introduction in psychopathology in terms of classification and diagnosis of the most prevalent clinical conditions (schizophrenia, depression, anxiety). Attention will be paid to the definition of abnormality versus so called normality. When are we actually losing our mind, in terms of psychopathology? In addition, an overview will be given of the state of the art psychological interventions, followed by a training in the essentials of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

CBT is an empirically validated treatment, which has been demonstrated to be effective for most clinical conditions, including depression, anxiety and sexual dysfunction. CBT is a psychological treatment in which individuals learn to identify how their thought processes and/or associated behaviours can contribute to problematic mood states, in order to give the individual the tools to intervene by using effective strategies.

Basic ingredients of CBT will be presented and practiced, including the rationale underlying the interventions, case formulation, individualized goal setting, cognitive interventions and behavioural interventions (e.g., behavioural activation, exposure). The workshop is interactive, using case examples, DVD fragments and providing opportunities to practice these skills (in small groups).

The training is presented:

Prof. Dr. Claudi Bockting (professor of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University/University of Groningen, The Netherlands; licensed clinical psychologist/CBT therapist and supervisor). She combines clinical practice, with teaching and research on psychological interventions in depression and its concurrent conditions.

Dr. Charmaine Borg is lecturer and postdoc at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She conducts research on sexual dysfunctions and negative emotions (particularly disgust) and worked for 5 years in a psychiatric unit in Malta with several clients suffering from the long spectrum of psychiatric disorders and mental health issues, from psychosis to mild anxieties and phobias.

They provided teaching and training in psychopathology and psychological interventions to graduate students, post graduate students, psychologist, physicians, psychiatrist and other mental health professionals.

Course leader

Professor Dr. CLH Bockting, PhD
Dr. C Borg, PhD

Target group

This course is open to all interested in studying psychopathology and psychological interventions (cognitive behavior therapy).

Course aim

This course is open to all interested in studying psychopathology and psychological interventions (cognitive behavior therapy).

Credits info

1.5 ECTS
Certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 850: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 650: Course + course materials

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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