1. Describe and summarize effectiveness of therapy/interventions
Students will describe and summarize the effectiveness of psychological interventions as well as the effective ingredients of therapy.
Measurement: Class presentations, brief writing assignments.
2. Evolution of themes and controversies
Students will assess the history and evolution of important themes and controversies that have influenced the current state of psychotherapy, such as the impact of managed care, shortened therapy time limits, and the push towards evidence-based practices.
Measurement: Class presentations, essay exam.
3. Implications of current research for the practice of psychotherapy
Students will discuss the implications of current research findings for the practice of psychotherapy and for their own professional practice.
Measurement: Essays questions.