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This basic-level course provides highly accessible information on the model, terminology, theory and practice of cognitive therapy. The course presents the development of the model and accurately explains specific language, useful applications, and techniques for facilitating change. This empirically-based treatment method is presented with concrete examples to demonstrate key concepts and the therapist-individual team approach to alleviating suffering. Specific examples are given for mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. Misconceptions are dispelled and the learner will gain a good understanding of this treatment method.
3 NBCC hours will be awarded upon completion of this course.
- Explain the cognitive model of human functioning.
- Identify the concepts, misconceptions, and key features of cognitive therapy.
- Identify cognitive therapy techniques.
- Apply the cognitive model to psychological disorders.
- Describe potential challenges when practicing cognitive therapy.
Jennifer Housley, MS, PhD, received her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, California. She currently works for the Veterans Health Administration as a senior consultant for field implementation (Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation) and as a clinical health psychologist. (The views expressed are the views of the author and not that of the VHA). As a former fellow of the National Center on the Psychology of Terrorism, Dr. Housley provided program development services for national organizations and served as program director and lead instructor for the Palo Alto Medical Reserve Corps. Dr. Housley has published on topics including mass casualty disaster, trauma response, health psychology, and performance psychology. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Society for Human Performance in Extreme Environments and as associate editor for the peer-reviewed journal associated with this national organization. Dr. Housley’s research interests include investigating key psychological factors contributing to an individual’s ability to withstand physical and psychological discomfort in the service of goal achievement. She has received national awards and commendations for her contributions to public service psychology through research, practice, program development, training, and advocacy.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.