Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Graduate Courses

SOWK 670: Bridging Psychodynamic Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Practice

Credit Hours



Psychodynamic theory and cognitive-behavioral interventions are two theoretical frameworks and methods of intervention that have consistently been found to have therapeutic value, albeit with different symptoms and/or presenting problems. This course focuses on bridging these two frameworks with an ongoing focus on the impact on the client of when and how to change techniques.

Outcome: Students will learn to apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments using oral and written communication as appropriate to the practice setting.