Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

College University of Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Instructor(s) Clarke, John
Course Code TRP3511HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 6201
Online Yes
Credits One Credit
Location Online – Synchronous

This course provides participants with an introduction to spiritually integrated cognitive-behavioural therapy. At the conclusion of this course, through lectures, discussions, in-vivo exercises, and graded submissions, students will have learned how to assess and treat various mental health pathologies by eliciting and changing clientsˇ automatic thoughts and negative schemas using evidence-based CBT interventions such as case conceptualizations, structuring and psychoeducation, thought records, core belief records, Socratic questioning, behavioural experiments, depression and anxiety inventories, activity scheduling, fear ladders, and graded exposures. Unlike a purely secular CBT approach that leaves no room for clientsˇ spiritual beliefs, this course will emphasize how CBT can be enhanced when understood through the lens of contemporary spiritual care best practices. Participants in this course will first become acquainted with how to understand spirituality and religion through a CBT lens, then learn and practice how to enhance the effectiveness of CBT by integrating a working knowledge of spiritual care issues with established CBT interventions to treat anxiety, depression, grief and loss, panic disorder, social phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Special attention will also be paid to employing established CBT interventions to treat the significant rise and proliferation of viral pandemic-related anxiety and depression.

Pre-Requisites A previous course in psycho-spiritual care or permission from the instructor
Schedule N/A
Start Time TBA
End Time TBA
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 15
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Currently Offered Winter 2024