Office of Undergraduate Research

Training Behavioral Activation and Functional Analytic Psythotherapy Online

This project is focused on the online training of psychologists in effective treatments. This project concerned with the use of modern computer technology to make the training of psychologists as efficient and effective as possible. Specifically, the training incorporates a variety of media, with each form tailored to a specific training need. For example, basic didactic information will be covered with self-paced e-learning modules designed with Articulate and Adobe Flash software. Specific therapeutic skills will be covered with interactive learning with peers and experts allowing for group and individual practice of the skills and feedback on performance. we will administer a randomized trial in which therapist-trainees will be randomly assigned into an immediate training group or a waitlist group. Before and after training, all trainees will receive an assessment of therapeutic skill, to evaluate the degree to which the training program improves skill.

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