In this course you will learn about understanding and changing mental and physical health behavior. We will examine both the historical context and the current science. Major topics will include fundamental behavioral principles and basic elements of empirically supported individual treatments (e.g., motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapies). Lectures and examples will illustrate both the theory and the practice of evidence-based approaches to behavior change. You will engage in a course-long behavior change experiment as well as brief quizzes. Please note: this course is designed to introduce you to a range of contemporary approaches to behavioral treatments; however, it will not provide the skills needed to implement psychological interventions with others (this requires years of graduate training) nor is it designed to address or resolve your own psychological problems.
This course is part of the Abnormal Psychology Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
Fundamental principles of behavior change
How those principles are applied in evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Behaviorism in Historical Context
What to Change?
Re-evaluating and Maintaining Gains
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TOP REVIEWS FROM CREATING BEHAVIORAL CHANGE
Exceptional easy to understand course on implementing behavior change
The discussions and sample activities are very clearly delivered and not intermediating at all. Very insightful.
It was a very interactive course that provided very useful content on behavioral change. The instructor was interactive as well. Thanks
This course provided a useful framework and practical tools that will help me create behavioural change interventions.
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