Therapeutic (empathy, unconditional acceptance, authenticity) and communication skills (active listening abilities, verbal action skills, interviewing skills) that favor the therapeutic relationship. Managing difficulties in therapist-patient interaction.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out psychological research, assessments, and interventions on aspects of behavior and activities of persons that influence the promotion and improvement of overall health, provided that such activities do not require specialized attention by other health professionals.
- Acquire, develop, and implement a comprehensive concept of health that includes its biopsychosocial components, in accordance with guidelines established by the World Health Organization.
- Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills and the handling of proper emotions for effective interaction with patients, their family members, and caregivers in the processes of identification of the problem, its assessment, communicating the diagnosis and psychological intervention and monitoring.
- Develop work from the perspective of quality and continuous improvement with the necessary capacity for self-analysis for responsible professional practice.
- Know how to communicate and how to do so with other professionals, and master the skills necessary for working on teams and with multidisciplinary groups.
- Possess the knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of health personnel regarding the confidentiality of information and the protection of personal patient data.
- In-depth knowledge of different assessment and intervention models in the field of general health psychology, as well as the ensuing techniques and procedures for addressing behavioral disorders and psychological factors associated with health problems.
- Plan, implement, and, where appropriate, supervise the psychological evaluation process of human behavior and the psychological factors associated with health problems in order to establish their assessment.
- Design, develop, and, where appropriate, supervise and evaluate psychological intervention plans and programs in terms of the psychological evaluation and the concurrent individual and social variables in each case.
- Implement activities that promote and educate on individual and community psychological health.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
- The student will be able to show therapeutic skills with patients, families and / or caregivers
- The student will be able to show communication skills with patients, families and / or caregivers
- The student will be able to solve problematic situations in therapy
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Cooperative learning: Develop active learning through cooperative working strategies among students and promote shared responsibility to reach group goals.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Solving exercises and problems: Exercise, test, and apply previous knowledge through routine repetition.
- Review 3 multiple choice response alternatives. The matter under consideration correspond to explained in the sessions, the recommended bibliography for each module, as well as documentation that each teacher / a contribution. Will represent 50% of the final grade for the course. The test will be done at the end of the course.
Performing a practical work in which communication skills and therapeutic worked in the course (40% of the final grade) and solving the different cases given in the sessions (10% of the final grade) will be reflected. Course work will be delivered on the date set for the review of the June.