Skills Anxiety and Related Disorders
Full course description
Two separate trainings will be provided, one for Dutch speaking students and one for English speaking students. Communication goals are divided for these two groups.
- To acquire experience in doing standardised interviews concerning psychopathology, more specifically in the structured clinical interview for the DSM 5 (SCID I and SCID II)
- To acquire experience in clinical assessment and psychiatric classification by judging behavioural criteria
Because it is not clear how experienced in clinical skills the foreign students will be, the aims are modest: The aim of this training is to teach students how to conduct the semi-structured clinical interview for the DSM-5 (SCID I) and Axis II (SCID II) diagnoses. Students will learn to carry out the interview and to interpret the outcomes, to establish differential diagnoses, and to summarize findings in a written report. Special emphasis lies on comparing the patient's answer to a question and the clinical judgement of stating whether certain behavioural criterion is met or not.
Description of the training
For the English students clinical skills training is about the Structured Clinical Interview of the DSM 5. Note that this training is not restricted to anxiety psychopathology, but to psychopathology in general.
The Dutch speaking students will follow the skills training “skills anxiety and related disorders”, which is an introduction in behavioral therapy processes. The behavioral therapeutic process comprises several phases that differ from each other. The emphasis of this training is on the first 5 phases of this process. Note that the focus of this training will not be restricted to anxiety, but also to other psychopathology. Students will exercise in their role as therapist. The processes that are focused on are the following: Making a functional analysis; a problem selection; a holistic theory; clustering of the problems and; problem inventory and making a problemlist and making a functional analysis.
The therapeutic skills will be learned in a gradual and systematic manner. Students also get introduced in explaining the rationale and some specific therapeutic techniques. Due to a short time-frame it is not possible to focus on this in-depth.
Dutch speaking students
- Will be able to make a written report of all the behavioral therapeutic processes
- Will have a better view of their own functioning as a therapist
- Will be able to generate a safe environment for the patient
- Will be able to make a functional analysis
- Will be able to make a specific problem selection
- Will be able to make a problem inventory, problem cluster and a holistic theory
English speaking students
- After finishing this module the English speaking students are able to assess psychological disorders in a variety of patients by using the Structured Clinical Interview of the DSM 5.
- Make an analysis of the first steps in a behavioral therapeutic process.
- Recognize and explain research paradigms in anxiety research;
- Communicate with other student and health care professionals regarding anxiety and anxiety disorders;
- Use and reflect on current anxiety models;
- Identify and differentiate between several anxiety disorders;
The knowledge of this module is essential to understand other psychological disorders as personality-, psychotic and somatoform disorders.
Skills literature (Dutch) Korrelboom, K., & Ten Broeke, E. (2004) Geintegreerde cognitieve gedragstherapie. Handboek voor theorie en praktijk. Coutinho, Bussum. Hermans, D., Eelen, P, Orlemans, H. (2007). Inleiding tot de gedragstherapie. Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, Houten [SL WM 425] Skills literature (English students) First M; Spitzer R; Gibbon M; Williams J User’s guide for the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders Clinician version (2000) American Psychiatric Press Washington DC First M; Spitzer R; Gibbon M; Williams J User’s guide for the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis II Disorders (1997) American Psychiatric Press Washington DC