Modern Trends of Clinical Psychology Research: Psychodynamic and Cognitive Approaches to Psychopathological Phenomena



Type of instruction




Part of degree program


Recommended in

Semester 1-4

Typically offered in

Autumn/Spring semester

Course description

The course aims at introducing various psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapeutic treatment possibilities of patients functioning at various levels of personality organization. Referring shortly to personality diagnosis (PDM) we turn our attention to treatment possibilities of the neurotic, borderline and psychotic levels respectively. Our main focus are the following modalities: the short-term psychodynamic terapies and CBT, TFP, MBT, DBT and SFT and, as far as schizophrenia is concerned, CRT will be discussed in a more detailed manner.

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  • Young JE (1999). Cognitive Therapy for Personality Disorders. A Schema-Focused Approach. Sarasota, Florida: Professional Resource Exchange.