Politics of Difference

3 Units    |    Term 3

Counseling theories are the foundation upon which the work of counseling is built. This course immerses students in the major theories of counseling and familiarizes them with the client conceptualization and treatment techniques used in each of the theories. Students will compare and contrast the major theories of counseling in terms of their founders, views of human nature, personality, psychopathology, goals, therapeutic strategies, effectiveness, criticisms, multicultural applications and future directions. Using class lectures, discussion, experiential activities, readings and demonstrations students will begin to develop their own theoretical orientation.