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(PSYC 450) Psychotherapy

Examines theories and techniques associated with various psychotherapeutic approaches. Ethical, legal, and social issues related to therapies are discussed. Course does not teach therapeutic techniques.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites PSYC 111, PSYC 210, and PSYC 340
Offered Fall
Programs Psychology Minor, Psychology (BS)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze and demonstrate knowledge of the major theories of counseling and research related to each theory.
  2. Read, analyze, interpret, and evaluate research and other professional literature on counseling theories.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental issues, communication skills, and conditions related to the establishment of a counseling relationship.
  4. Demonstrate the skills in utilizing specific counseling techniques inherent in each theoretical approach.
  5. Identify the major ethical issues in counseling and develop a position on these issues.
  6. Integrate theoretical and experiential learning in order to form a personal model of the counseling process.
  7. Model various techniques and communication skills of counseling through in class and video demonstrations.