PYI 512: Counseling Theories-Models & Approaches

Synonym:

52272 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Betsy Taylor

Credits:

3

Seats:

20

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Tuesdays 1/15 - 3/4 (9:00AM-11:29AM)
Tuesdays 3/18 - 4/29 (9:00AM-11:29AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Individual Assessment & Intervention Strategies
Required of and Restricted to CMHC II, SA/AC II and DMT I students; others by written permission of the Program Director provided to the Registrar146s Office via FirstClass.
Prerequisites: PY 590A, Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction and PYB 505, Human Development & Diversity.

The course provides an understanding of the major counseling theories and their application with clients, and their family/cultural/systems contexts. An overview of the evolution and development of the core tenets of counseling and psychotherapy will provide a context for a more extensive examination of the current approaches utilized by mental health counselors in practice settings. These approaches include psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and solution-focused models. The course will focus on the theories and practices through didactic presentations, demonstrations and experiential work with the goal of giving class members the tools to function effectively in practica and internships.