Course

Theories of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Faculty
Humanities & Social Sciences
Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 3375
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
35
Method(s) Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course surveys the major theories and techniques of foundational and contemporary counselling and psychotherapy, and explores topics such as evidence-based practice, culture and diversity, and common factors important to successful therapy. This course additionally examines the philosophical underpinning of the theories about human nature and change process. It critiques the models from ethical, multicultural, indigenous and social justice perspectives. This course helps to prepare students who are considering advanced study in counselling and psychotherapy.
Course Content
  1. Science, Diversity, and Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  2. The Effectiveness of Contemporary Counselling and Psychotherapy
  3. Evidence-Based Practice
  4. Common Factors in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  5. Contextual and Collaborative Assessment
  6. Psychodynamic Theory and Techniques
  7. Interpersonal Theory and Techniques
  8. Humanistic Theory and Techniques
  9. Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Techniques
  10. Narrative Therapy and Social Constructivism
  11. Family Theory and Techniques
Learning Activities

Methods of instruction will include some or all of the following:

  • lecture
  • group activities
  • presentations
  • audiovisual media
  • guest lectures.
Means of Assessment

The course evaluation will be in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. Evaluations will be based on the course objectives. The specific evaluation criteria will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.

Students may conduct research with human participants as part of their coursework in this class.  Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving human subjects.

 An example of a possible evaluation scheme would be:

Research paper - 20%                                           

Exams - 3 at 20% each -  60%

Presentation -  20%                                 

Total - 100%

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, the successful student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  1. Contemporary counselling and psychotherapy theories.
  2. Contemporary counselling and psychotherapy interventions.
  3. The effectiveness of contemporary counselling and psychotherapy interventions.
  4. Common factors and skills that are core to all counselling and psychotherapy interventions.
  5. Evidence-based practice and empirically supported therapies.
  6. Cultural and diversity issues in counselling and psychotherapy.
  7. Ethical issues in counselling and psychotherapy.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

Textbook(s) such as the following, the list to be updated periodically:

Corey, G. (2017). Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (10th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.


Sue, D., & Sue, D.M. Foundations of counselling and psychotherapy: Evidence-based practices for a diverse society(Current ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Canada.


Capuzzi, D. & Gross, D. Counselling and psychotherapy: Theories and interventions (Current ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counselling Association.

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for PSYC 3375
Langara College (LANG) LANG PSYC 2426 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU EDUC 323 (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PSYC 3XXX (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU PSYC 331 (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO PSYO 2nd (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV PSYC 2nd (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC PSYC 3XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV PSYC 3XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ED-D 418 (1.5)

Course Offerings

Winter 2023

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
14335
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Ionita
Instructor First Name
Gabriela
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
1
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N4215
Start Time
9:30
-
End Time
12:20