The program gave students an additional opportunity to practice the therapeutic skills outside of the classroom.
(PRWEB) December 20, 2012
Behavioral Tech’s seven online training courses offer students the opportunity to learn evidence-based treatment methods in an interactive and engaging way. Courses cover a variety of topics, including DBT Skills Training, Transforming Difficult Moments in Therapy, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Therapy, and Mastery of Anxiety and Panic for Adolescents.
Students love the chance to practice principles learned in class in a risk-free, online environment. Jason from Columbia University used the Foundations of Exposure training course in his class. He says, “[It] allowed me to actually use it rather than simply intellectualize it. I liked doing exposure tasks with clients. I was able to begin using exposure therapy with clients a week after finishing the course.”
Professor Cindy Turk, Ph.D., augmented her curriculum with the Foundations of Exposure course while she taught an introduction to psychotherapy techniques at Washburn University. She feels that the program exposed the students to “treating” a wider variety of anxiety clients than would be possible in a one-semester class.
Dr. Turk comments, “The program gave students an additional opportunity to practice the therapeutic skills outside of the classroom. One nice thing about the program is that they get practice and feedback without all of the performance anxiety that comes with [the practice] that I do in the classroom.”
All seven of Behavioral Tech’s online courses are available at 50 percent of retail price for students. Professors using the course with their class will receive complimentary access.
Visit http://www.behavioraltech.org/ol to learn more about online training opportunities. To receive a free preview of any course offered by Behavioral Tech, professors may contact Emily Hazelton at ehazelton(at)behavioraltech(dot)org.