PSX_006 Psychotherapy

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
MUDr. Petr Grossmann (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Marek Blatný, DrSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Marek Blatný, DrSc.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Thu 14:00–15:40 VP
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 5 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/5, only registered: 0/5
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of this course student should be well informed both about the broadest conceptions of the psychotherapy and systems of psychotherapeutic methods. This course also consists of the present-day and recent psychotherapeutic literature overview and its critical evaluation. A part of successful completion is gaining some experiences in psychotherapy practice.
  • Historical overview of psychotherapy. Ethical issues of psychotherapy. Education in psychotherapy, the standing of psychotherapy in organizational structure of professional societies. Systematic overview of methods, schools and movements. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy (Freud, Jung, Adler). Neo-analytic approaches, Dynamic and communication psychotherapy. Rogerian therapy. Humanistic psychotherapy. Behavioural therapy. Group therapy orientations. Principles of psychotherapeutic community. Psychotherapeutic methods – overview. Methods of rational psychotherapy. Hypnosis and suggestion. Relaxation and imaginative methods. Training methods and systematic desensibilization. Abreactive methods and pharmacological psychotherapy. Empathetic psychotherapy. Group dynamics of therapy group, the role of the therapist in the group. Course and orientation of group session. Psychodrama, non-verbal methods, art therapy, music therapy, choreotherapy. Family therapy. Psychotherapy of psychosis. Psychotherapy of drug addiction. Psychotherapy in particular areas of medical science. Research in psychotherapy. The course is taught annually.
  • Bringing psychotherapy research to life : understanding change through the work of leading clinical researchers. Edited by Louis Georges Castonguay. 1st ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010. xxii, 378. ISBN 9781433807749. info
  • A casebook of psychotherapy integration. Edited by George Stricker - Jerold R. Gold. 1st ed. Washington DC: American Psychological Association, 2006. x, 320. ISBN 9781591474050. info
  • ROTH, Anthony and Peter FONAGY. What works for whom? : a critical review of psychotherapy research. 2nd ed. New York: Guilford Press, 2005. x, 661. ISBN 159385272X. info
  • Bergin and Garfield's handbook of psychotherapy and behavior change. Edited by Michael J. Lambert. 5th ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 2004. x, 854. ISBN 9780471377559. info
  • Controversies in psychotherapy and counselling. Edited by Colin Feltham. 1st pub. London: SAGE Publications, 1999. x, 310. ISBN 0761956417. info
  • The evolution of psychotherapy : the third conference. Edited by Jeffrey K. Zeig. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1997. xx, 358. ISBN 0876308132. info
  • Comprehensive handbook of psychotherapy integration. Edited by George Stricker - Jerold R. Gold. New York: Plenum Press, 1993. xiv, 561. ISBN 0306442809. info
  • KADIS, Asya L. A practicum of group psychotherapy. New York: Hoeber Medical Division, Harper & Row, 1963. info
Teaching methods
Individual tutorials, Discussion, Presentation, Home-work
Assessment methods
The course is completed due to the oral exams during the semester.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Výuka probíhá formou konzultací s příslušným vyučujícím.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen pouze zahraničním studentům psychologie.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
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