PYI 554: Counseling Theories-Models & Approach I

Synonym:

76030 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Allison Smith

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Summer 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Wednesdays 6/1 - 6/29 (9:00AM-5:59PM)

Description:

Required of and restricted to CMHC I and CMHC-SAAC I (Spring 2011 enterers); others by written permission of the Program Director provided to the Registrar's Office via Antioch email.
Competency Areas: Individual Assessment & Intervention Strategies
Prerequisite: PY 590A, Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction and PYB 505 Human Development & Diversity.

Counseling Theories, Models and Approaches I is the first in a two-part counseling theories series. This course is designed as an overview of major cognitive, behavioral, and analytic theories of counseling and psychotherapy, along with a focus on the current theories and practices of addictions counseling. Students will have the opportunity to learn theoretical foundations in-depth in both didactic and experiential classroom formats. The course includes simulated counseling sessions in order to allow students the opportunity to practice skills and techniques associated with major counseling theories. Students are encouraged not only to explore all the major theoretical orientations, but also to examine their personal beliefs and values in an effort to develop their own understanding and/or approach to counseling. Meets June 1 - June 29.