Lecture: 4 hours per week
Methods of instruction will include some or all of the following:
- 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 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%
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.