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 Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

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.
Methods Of Instruction

Methods of instruction may include:

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

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

 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

Prerequisites

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

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

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Langara College (LANG) LANG PSYC 2426 (3) 2012/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU EDUC 323 (3) 2012/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PSYC 3XXX (3) 2012/01/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU PSYC 331 (3) 2012/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO PSYO 2nd (3), precludes UBCO PSYO 441 2012/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV PSYC 2nd (3) 2012/01/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC PSYC 3XX (3) 2012/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV PSYC 3XX (3) 2012/01/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ED-D 418 (1.5) 2012/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
14335
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Ionita
Gabriela
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
15:30 - 18:20