Practical Training: Increasing Self-Regulation through Practice
Full course description
This practical bridges the gap between science and practice by applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). During the practical, students are invited to work in couples, both as a client and as a therapist. The therapist helps the client to move closer to a desired outcome, a regulatory goal. The aim is for students to utilise various self-regulation techniques and practical exercises in an attempt to increase self-regulation of the client. Students will carefully track their client’s progress using observations and measurements before, during, and after the intervention. After completing the therapy, students write a report on the weekly sessions and discuss the main outcomes of their intervention.
- Be able to understand and apply theories of self-regulation and the following concepts: therapeutic interventions, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication skills, and self-regulation techniques.
- Be able to design and implement an intervention for a self-regulation problem.
- Be able to study the effects of a self-regulation intervention in an n = 1 study
- Be able to report an n = 1 study.
- Experience how it feels to be a client.
- Experience how it feels to be a therapist.