Theories in Counseling

3 Units    |    Term 2

This course immerses students in the major theories of counseling and introduces them to the client conceptualization and treatment techniques of each. Students compare and contrast these theories in terms of their founders and views of human nature and personality, psychopathology, goals, therapeutic strategies, effectiveness, criticisms, multicultural applications and future directions. The rhythm of class lectures, discussion, experiential activities, readings and demonstrations enables students to develop their own theoretical orientations, which will guide them throughout their careers.