Cognitive Behaviour Therapy


Course Objective

The students will have an overview of the state of the art in research
on cognitive behaviour therapy; they will critically evaluate the
scientific status of the research in the field; they will design
research studies in a group session as well as in an individual

Course Content

Cognitive behaviour therapy is by far the best examined psychotherapy,
which has been applied in many target groups and in a range of mental
health and general medical conditions. Cognitive behaviour therapy is
the best intervention to use as an example of how research on
psychotherapy can be conducted. In this course we focus on the core
elements of what cognitive behaviour therapy is, in which target groups
it can be used and how it can be adapted for using it in different
target groups. We will also focus on the cognitive theories of mental
disorders. It can also be used very well to explain the problems of
examining how therapies work (mediators and moderators). Furthermore, we
will focus on how to design studies using this type of therapy.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

2 written exams and an oral presentation.


Dobson & Dobson (2009) Evidence-based Practice of Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy; New York, Guildford Press
- a reader with recent papers.

Additional Information

This course is taught every two years. It is taught in 2017-18, but not
in 2018-19

General Information

Course Code P_MCOBETH
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator N. van Keulen
Examiner M.L. Veeger MSc
Teaching Staff prof. dr. M. van der Gaag
prof. dr. W.J.M.J. Cuijpers

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture