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PSYC 406 v3: Introduction to Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Course Description

Psychology 406 examines the basic tenets and therapeutic processes that characterize various theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. The models are clustered according to the four major forces in psychology:
  • Psychodynamic (Psychoanalytic, Adlerian)
  • Behavioural and Cognitive-Behavioural (Behavioural, Cognitive-Behavioural, Reality)
  • Humanistic (Existential, Person-Centred, Gestalt)
  • Contextual/Systemic (Feminist, Family Systems, Multicultural)

Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of the various approaches as well as self-reflection in relation to values, beliefs, assumptions about human nature, and worldview.
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Unit 7

Unit 7: Control Theory / Reality Therapy

Related Website

The William Glasser Institute

Provides information about William Glasser, choice theory, reality therapy, and reality therapy training programs.