Brief and Time-Effective Treatment

SSW CP 799

This course surveys a range of brief and time effective treatment models including crisis intervention/single session interventions, solution focused brief therapy, narrative therapy, and stages of change/motivational interviewing. Students will develop skills in brief treatment that can be used with children, adolescents, families, and adults who present with substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, and other issues of concern in multi-stressed urban populations. Students will acquire understanding of the theoretical and empirical bases, strengths, and limitations of each model. Use of in-class and videotaped role plays along with small group exercises will help students become more creative, flexible, and accountable in their approaches to treatment, and will direct students away from a deficit (pathology) model towards a resource (possibility) treatment model. Students learn to collaborate with clients to create well-formed treatment goals, and to measure change as it occurs over time. Finally, students explore how their own values and beliefs about change may help or hinder clinical practice in the current health care environment.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Furlong GCB 201 R 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Stamped Approval
Prereq:CP759,
CP770/771/772
Class Full

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
Y2 Gianino ARR TBD-TBD Stamped Approval
Prereq:CP759,
CP770/71/72
Cape Cod

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

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