Subject: Models of Psychological Intervention II

Scientific Area:



56 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

0 - This curricular unit has as general objective to provide a training in Models of psychological intervention with behavioural, cognitivist and constructivist orientation. It is intended that at the end of this curricular unit students will be able to:
1 - Identify and characterize behavioural, cognitive and constructivist models;
2 - Distinguish the presented models concerning their paradigms and theoretical foundations;
3 - Know the different intervention modalities underlying the models presented.
4 - Integrate the models into a critical and reflexive analysis about the plurality of discourses and proposals of psychological intervention in different contexts.


1 - Behavioural models
1.1 - Classic conditioning
1.2 - Operant conditioning
1.3 - Social learning
2 - Cognitive models
2.1 - Cognitive model of A. Beck
2.2 - Rational Emotional Therapy of A. Ellis
2.3 - Schemes focused therapy of J. Young
2.4 - Cognitive-interpersonal therapy of J. Safran
2.5 - The meta-cognitive model S-REF of A. Wells
3 - Third Generation Models
3.1 - Therapy of Acceptance and Commitment of S. Hayes
3.2 - Compassion Focused Therapy of P. Gilbert
4 - Constructivist models
4.1 - Emotions focused therapy of L. Greenberg
4.2 - The narrative therapy of reauthoring of D. E pston and M. White


Gilbert, P. , 2010 , Compassion focused therapy: distinctive features , London: Routledge
Gonçalves, M. , 2003 , Psicoterapia, uma arte retórica: Contributos das terapias narrativa s , Coimbra: Quarteto
Gonçalves, O. , 1990 , Terapia comportamental , Porto: Edições Jornal de Psicologia
Gonçalves, O. , 1999 , Introdução às psicoterapias comportamentais , Coimbra: Quarteto
Gonçalves, O. , 2002 , Viver narrativamente. A psicoterapia como adjectivação da experiência , Coimbra: Edições Quarteto
Gonçalves, O. , 2004 , Terapias cognitivas: Teorias e práticas (4.ª ed.) , Porto: Afrontamento
Greenberg, L. , 2015 , Terapia focada nas emoções , Vialonga: Coisas de ler
Hayes, S. C. , 2012 , Acceptance and commitment therapy: the process and practice of midful change (2nd. ed.) , New York: Guilford Press.
Joyce-Moniz, L. , 1979 , A modificação do comportamento , Lisboa: Livros Horizonte
Wells, A. , 2008 , Emotional disorders and metacognition , Chichester: Wiley

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
In the theoretical classes, I will be privileged the ex pository methodology, while in the theoretical-practical classes the teaching methodologies will include in addition to the exhibition active methods as the accomplishment of activities that involve the effective and active participation of the students in the process of research and acquisition of knowledge: texts and visualization of demonstrative videos of the different models, followed by reflection and debate; individual and group work and activities and their discussion. The interrogative method will guide the debates and discussions to be carried out. The evaluation will include a written test (50%) and a practical work (50%).