COU CX510 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

(Credits: 3)

This course introduces students to the major theoretical models for understanding human behavior and the most influential contemporary approaches to treating its dysfunction. Among the viewpoints examined are the psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic/phenomenological, systemic, feminist, and common factors approaches. After reviewing these in historical and socio-cultural perspective, students will examine their own theoretical approach to counseling.