Methods of instruction may include:
- group activities
- audiovisual media
- guest lectures.
- Science, Diversity, and Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- The Effectiveness of Contemporary Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Evidence-Based Practice.
- Common Factors in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Contextual and Collaborative Assessment.
- Psychodynamic Theory and Techniques.
- Interpersonal Theory and Techniques.
- Humanistic Theory and Techniques.
- Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Techniques.
- Narrative Therapy and Social Constructivism.
- Family Theory and Techniques.
At the conclusion of the course the successful student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:
- Contemporary counselling and psychotherapy theories.
- Contemporary counselling and psychotherapy interventions.
- The effectiveness of contemporary counselling and psychotherapy interventions.
- Common factors and skills that are core to all counselling and psychotherapy interventions.
- Evidence-based practice and empirically supported therapies.
- Cultural and diversity issues in counselling and psychotherapy.
- Ethical issues in counselling and psychotherapy.
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%
Three exams at 20% each 60%
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
Textbook(s) such as the following, the list to be updated periodically:
Sue, D., & Sue, D.M. (2008). Foundations of counselling and psychotherapy: Evidence-based practices for a
diverse society. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Canada.
Capuzzi, D. & Gross, D. (2010). Counselling and psychotherapy: Theories and interventions (5th ed.).
Alexandria, VA: American Counselling Association.