Fall 2019 - EDUC 323 D100
Introduction to Counselling Theories (3)
Class Number: 5792
Delivery Method: In Person
Survey of theories undergirding counsellor and teacher interventions aimed at promoting emotional growth, development and personal change. Examination of theories and their sociological, cultural and philosophical contexts. Exploration of links between frequently used interventions and the implicit theories underlying these strategies.
This course is designed to introduce students to the major theories underlying the work of counselling and psychotherapy. The course will examine a range of theories, including psychodynamic, existential, cognitive-behavioral, feminist, and developmental frameworks. There will be an overarching focus on the sociocultural contextualization of theory and practice throughout the course. Implicit assumptions about human nature, and interpersonal interactions will be challenged, discussed and explored.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
By the end of the course you are expected to have a solid understanding of the major theoretical and applied aspects of leading counselling theories, as well as a basic idea of their strengths and weaknesses. This knowledge may serve as a foundation in the development of a personal approach to counselling.
- Class Attendance and Participation 11%
- Learning Portfolio 39%
- Group Presentation (20 min) 20%
- Theory Exploration/Team Comp. Paper 30%
Assignments in the course will provide students with an opportunity to become familiar with a variety of theoretical approaches and their implications and applications to human behavior and experience. Detailed descriptions of assignments will be distributed at the first class.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Access to an APA 6th edition style guide.
Corey, Gerald. (2016). Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy. (10th ed.) Belmon, CA: Brooks/Cole.
Jones-Smith, Elsie (2012). Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An integrative approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
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