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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

270 - Degree in Psychology

25922 - Psychopathology and intervention techniques II

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
25922 - Psychopathology and intervention techniques II
Faculty / School:
301 - Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas
270 - Degree in Psychology
Second Four-month period
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

In the subject Psychopathology and Therapeutic Interventions II, we will employ a participative methology, using the Problem-Based Learning methodology as referent. We will stimulate critical thinking, by analyzing and discussing about the usefulness of the different theoretical approches to therapy. This way, our purpose is to help student to choose the theorical approach that fits better their goals in their future work as psychologists.  

5.2. Learning tasks

Lecture sessions: 30 hours (3 ECTS)

Practice sessions (case studies, general design of therapeutic interventions): 30 hours (3 ECTS)

5.3. Syllabus

UNIT I. Introduction to sistems of psychotherapy

1. Introduction and history of the different sistems of psychotherapy

UNIT II. Depth Psychology

2. Psychoanalysis (Freud)

3. Individual Psychology (Adler)

UNIT III. Discovering contingencies

4. Behavior Modification (First wave of Behavior Therapies)

5. Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Therapies (Second wave of Behavior Therapies: Beck, Ellis)

6. Acceptance-Based therapies (Third wave of Behavior Therapies: Hayes, Kohlenberg, Linehan)

UNIT IV. Searcning for meaning

7. Client-centered therapy (Rogers)

8. Gestalt Therapy (Perls)

UNIT V. Beyond the individual: the family as a unity

9. Family/Sistemic Therapy

5.4. Course planning and calendar

It will be specified at the beginning of the semester

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

  • Feixas Viaplana, Guillem. Aproximaciones a la psicoterapia : una introducción a los tratamientos psicológicos / Guillem Feixas, Mª Teresa Miró . 18ª imp. Barcelona : Paidós, 2010
  • Frankl, Viktor Emil. El hombre en busca del sentido último : el análisis existencial y la conciencia espiritual del ser humano / Viktor E. Frankl . Barcelona [etc.] : Paidós, D.L. 2009
  • Pérez Álvarez, M.. Tratamientos psicológico / Mariano Pérez Álvarez. Madrid : Uiversitas, 1996
  • Freud, Sigmund. Psicopatología de la vida cotidiana / Sigmund Freud ; [traductor Luis López-Ballesteros y de Torres] . [1a ed., 11 reimp.] Madrid : Alianza Editorial, 1985
  • Skinner, Burrhus Frederic. Más allá de la libertad y la dignidad / B.F. Skinner ; trad. de Juan José Coy . Barcelona : Martínez Roca, D.L. 1998
  • Pérez Álvarez, M. La psicoterapia desde el punto de vista conductista / M. Pérez Álvarez. Madrid : Biblioteca Nueva, 1996