Fall 2019 - EDUC 870 G002
Theories of Counselling (3)
Class Number: 10833
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
Prerequisites:Acceptance to the MA/MEd counselling psychology program or permission of instructor. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.
Students examine analytic, phenomenological, existential, behavioral and cognitive approaches to counselling, and the philosophical and personality theories upon which they are based.
This course exa This course examines major theoretical frameworks underlying the work of counsellors. The course will include a number of different theoretical approaches used in counselling practices. Students will examine analytic, neo-analytical, existential, behavioral and cognitive approaches, among others, to counselling, and the philosophical and personality theories upon which they are based. mines major theoretical frameworks underlying the work of counsellors. The course will include a number of different theoretical approaches used in counselling practices. Students will examine analytic, neo-analytical, existential, behavioral and cognitive approaches, among others, to counselling, and the philosophical and personality theories upon which they are based.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Students participating in this course will explore the role of theory in counselling practice. The goal of the course is to enable participants to formulate and articulate a workable theoretical framework to guide their counselling practice. Towards this goal, learners will: investigate their own values and beliefs about humans, our social worlds, and human change processes; study the major theories of counselling and psychotherapy; examine how theories emerge from, align with, and reflect assumptions about humans, our social worlds, and change. We will critically evaluate the evidence base for counselling or psychotherapy in general, and for particular approaches or applications.
- • Students will be graded on a number of different assessments including participation, reading facilitations, in-class group presentations, and written assignments.
A full course syllabus and schedule of readings will be distributed and discussed during the first class
Active participation in the group discussions, in class presentations and activities is expected. To fully participate, come to class with assigned readings completed, prepared to discuss the weekly topic. Participation/class attendance is mandatory, and punctuality is expected. Report absences due to illness or family emergency to the instructor, in advance when possible.
Group Presentation: Students will work in small groups (2-4 students) to plan, prepare and facilitate an interactive workshop style presentation. Presentation topics will be chosen by the 3rd week of class. Presentations will be 60 minutes long, interactive, and supported by visuals and hand-outs. Detailed guidelines will be provided in class.
Assignment Due Dates All assignments are due at the beginning of class. Late penalty: Loss of 10% of your mark each day that your assignment is late (e.g., three days -30%). Extensions are granted only under extenuating circumstances, such as documented illness, and must be negotiated with me (preferably before the due date).
Class environment and participation. All members of the class contribute to creating a respectful, open and inclusive learning environment. Please consult with me about any issues that impact your participation in the course. Students are expected to conduct themselves as professional counsellors in training and follow policy on conduct as outlined in SFU calendar at all times.
Wedding, D.& Corsini, R.J. & (2019). Current Psychotherapies (11th ed.). Belmont CA: Brooks Cole. Print or etext available.
Additional readings to be distributed in class
Graduate Studies Notes:
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