Positive Life Change: The Thoughtful Person’s Guide to Psychotherapy

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Positive Life Change: The Thoughtful Person’s Guide to Psychotherapy

  • Colgate University
15 Lectures Including an Electronic Study Guide
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If you’re looking to make lasting positive life changes, this course is for you.

Did you know that research has shown that psychotherapy is often as effective as or even more effective than medication? Today there are a variety of proven methods available to address anxiety, pessimism, depression, relationship challenges, addiction, and more—giving hope and renewal to millions. But if you’re like most thoughtful people, you have questions about treatment. What are the major types of therapy available? Which types are most effective? How should you think about health, wellness, and disorder? Is therapy right for you or your loved ones?

Now, this 15-lecture audio course gets you thinking about all the ways you can make productive changes in your life. Honored in the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors, your guide, Rebecca Shiner, Ph.D., has a gift for communicating complex ideas to a general audience. Prof. Shiner is an elegant and natural speaker, and her affability and graciousness in all things make her the perfect counselor to the sensitive subjects discussed in this series. In the accompanying study guide, she prepared a list of resources and practical suggestions especially for you.

Prof. Shiner’s course serves as an orientation to five proven schools of treatment:

  • Psychodynamic,

  • Experiential,

  • Behavioral,

  • Cognitive, and

  • Family systems.

You will conclude by looking at the future directions for the field of therapy, including some of the biggest debates in psychotherapy. Prof. Shiner gives you all the answers with warmth and wisdom.

Learn about downloadable programs.

Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide for each program that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide. 
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser. 
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Introduction: A Roadmap for the Course

  • Psychodynamic Therapy I: Change through Insight into the Past
  • Psychodynamic Therapy II: Change through Insight into the Past
  • Experiential Therapy I: Change through Emotional Awareness in the Present
  • Experiential Therapy II: Change through Emotional Awareness in the Present
  • Behavior Therapy I: Changing Behavior by Changing the Context
  • Behavior Therapy II: Changing Behavior by Changing the Context
  • Cognitive Therapy I: Change through Altering How You Think about Experiences
  • Cognitive Therapy II: Change through Altering How You Think about Experiences
  • Family Systems Therapy I: Change through Altering Family Patterns
  • Family Systems Therapy II: Change through Altering Family Patterns
  • Treatments for Children and Adolescents
  • Research on Therapy: How Do We Know What Works?
  • The Therapy Process: Why Does Therapy Work?
  • Conclusion: New Directions, Lessons Learned, and Seeking Therapy
About Your Presenter

Professor Rebecca Shiner is an expert on personality psychology and development. Her research revolves around how our personalities develop over time—from childhood through adolescence and adulthood. She is especially interested in how our personalities can affect our vulnerability or resilience in the face of life’s stresses. A professor of Psychology at Colgate University, Prof. Shiner teaches the largest course on campus—Introduction to Psychology—as well as courses on therapy, psychological disorders in childhood, and happiness. She has been named one of the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors.

Praise for Professor Rebecca Shiner

“Rebecca Shiner is a renowned scientist and educator, whose scholarly contributions have helped shape the scientific discourse in developmental, clinical, and personality psychology for two decades now. Rebecca has an unparalleled ability to synthesize and communicate findings in a way that transcends the typical academic style and highlights the way in which complex clinical phenomena unfold in the real world. As an instru...

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