Spring 2019





Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSD: Theory, Diagnosis, and Evidence Based Practice

Term: 
Fall 2017
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC)
Course Number: 
PSYC 462 601
Schedule: 
Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Instructor: 

Tyler, Jeremy

Prerequisite(s): 
PSYC 162
Secondary Program: 
Master of Liberal Arts
Course Description: 

Anxiety disorders are among the most commonly occurring disorders in the United States. This course will provide a theoretical and empirical review of anxiety, obsessive compulsive, and trauma-related disorders. Theoretical approaches will be presented to conceptualize and understand the etiology and development of these disorders. After reviewing diagnosis and relevant theories, the course will review the concept of evidence based practice and how it applies to the treatment of anxiety, obsessive compulsive, and trauma-related disorders. We will then review the general concepts of cognitive behavior therapies with an emphasis on exposure-based therapies. Specifically, the following disorders will be covered:  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder • Generalized Anxiety Disorder • Social Anxiety Disorder • Specific Phobias • Panic Disorder