Skills Anxiety and Related Disorders
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 experience in basic therapeutic techniques
- 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: To become familiar with the classification of psychopathology in the DSM-5; To acquire experience in basic therapeutic techniques; To acquire experience in reporting of psychopathological complaints and psychiatric classification..
Description of the training
For the English students clinical skills training is focused on the first interview with a patient, the intake. 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.
Doelstellingen van dit vak
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 have become familiar with the classification of psychopathology by means of an anamnesis interview, using DSM-5 classifications; have acquired experience in using basic therapeutic interviewing techniques , and have acquired experience in clinical assessment and psychiatric classification by interpreting their observations.
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