Counseling / Counseling & Psychotherapy

Counseling / Counseling & Psychotherapy

  1. Module Title: Counseling / Counseling & Psychotherapy
  2. Module Prefix/Number: PSYC 312 / PSYC 427
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: This course provides an overview of various psychotherapeutic intervention frameworks. Students would have basic understanding of the theoretical underpinnings, guiding principles/concepts, interventional strategies as well as the limitations of each of these frameworks. Some examples of these frameworks include, psychoanalytical therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, behaviour therapy, personal centered therapy, reality therapy, family systems therapy, etc…
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will be able to:

    1. Have a basic understanding of the different psychotherapeutic frameworks and practices
      • State underlying assumption of personality in each framework
      • Define basic concepts/ principles covered in the course
      • State defining differences between the different frameworks
      • State the limitations of each framework
    2. Appreciation and application of the interventions under the various frameworks covered in this course.
      • State and understanding the appropriate interventions/ strategies within each framework.
      • Being able to apply these interventions across a variety of situations
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

  7. Course Outline
    • Psychoanalytical Therapy
    • Behaviour Therapy
    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
    • Adlerian Therapy
    • Existential Therapy
    • Reality Therapy
    • Family System Therapy
    • Post-Modern Approaches

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