Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

270 - Degree in Psychology

25943 - Humanist Therapy

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
25943 - Humanist Therapy
Faculty / School:
301 - Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas
270 - Degree in Psychology
2 and 4 and 3
First Four-month period
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

The learning process that is designed for this subject is based on:


1. The methodology used will be expository and participatory


2. The theoretical and practical content will be presented by the teacher with questions, discussions, debates and public sharing of opinions to reach conclusions


3. Cooperative learning methodology will be used, based on problem-solving of real clinical cases

5.2. Learning tasks

The program that the student is offered to help achieve the expected results includes the following activities:


  1. Lectures where the teacher will present the basic concepts about a topic (30 hours)
  2. Analysis of case studies where students will practice the concepts learned (40 hours)
  3. Cooperative work (10 hours)

5.3. Syllabus

Topic 1. Techniques based on Classical Conditioning


1.1. Relaxation and breathing


1.2. Systematic Desensitization


1.3. Exposure Techniques


1.4. Aversive Procedures



Topic 2. Techniques based on Operant Conditioning


2.1. Shaping, fading and chaining


2.2. Reinforcing tabs


2.3. Contingency Contract


2.4. Biofeedback


2.5. Social Skills Training



Topic 3. Cognitive and Self-Control Techniques


3.1. Cognitive Therapy


3.2. Rational Emotive Therapy


3.3. Self-Control Methods


3.4. Troubleshooting Training



Topic 4. Therapies based on Acceptance and Mindfulness


4.1. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


4.2. Functional Analytic Psychotherapy


4.3. Depression Therapy based on Mindfulness


4.4. Couples Therapy


4.5. Dialectical Behavior Therapy

5.4. Course planning and calendar

Sessions, presentation of works, the program content and the literature recommended shall be specified at the beginning of the course 2017-2018 by the teacher

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources


  • Labrador Encinas, Francisco Javier. Manual de técnicas de modificación y terapia de conducta / Francisco J. Labrador, Juan Antonio Cruzado, Manuel Muñoz . Madrid : Pirámide, D.L. 2008


  • Olivares Rodríguez, José. Técnicas de modificación de conducta / José Olivares Rodríguez, Francisco Xavier Méndez Carrillo . 2a. ed., rev. Madrid : Biblioteca Nueva, 1999
  • Wilson, Kelly G.. Terapia de aceptación y compromiso (ACT) : un tratamiento conductual orientado a los valores / Kelly G. Wilson, Ma. Carmen Luciano Soriano . Madrid : Pirámide, D.L. 2002
  • Vallejo Pareja, Miguel Angel. Manual de terapia de conducta / Miguel A. Vallejo Pareja . Madrid : Dykinson, 1998
  • Guía de tratamientos psicológicos eficaces. I , Adultos / coordinadores Marino Pérez Alvarez ... [et al.] . [1ª ed.] Madrid : Pirámide, D. L. 2003
  • Guía de tratamientos psicológicos eficaces. II , Psicología de la salud/ coordinadores Marino Pérez Alvarez ... [et al.] . Madrid : Pirámide, D.L.2003