Introduction to Theories of Counselling

CNPS 365 (3 credits) – Course Outline

EVALUATION

  • 3 written assignments
  • Class participation
  • On Campus, paper-based final exam

DESCRIPTION

An overview of selected theories of counselling. (UBC Calendar)

The purpose of this online course is to review the most important contemporary theories of counselling and psychotherapy, focusing on: underlying philosophical assumptions, major concepts, view of personality, the therapeutic process, interventions and outcomes. The current approaches to counselling and psychotherapy selected for this course will also be explored with respect to the relations between theorists and their theories, as well as between counsellors and their clients. Cross-cultural and gender-related aspects will be considered for each of the counselling schools under study.

OBJECTIVES

Students will integrate information from the following sources: the textbook, the online course manual, the supplementary articles assigned to each lesson, and the online class discussions.

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the theoretical models underlying the various approaches to counselling.
  • Outline the intervention techniques and practical skills associated with various schools of counselling.
  • Outline the similarities and differences among the various approaches to counselling.

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIAL

Call the UBC Bookstore to order: 604-822-2665, or toll-free in North America: 1-800-661-3889 or

Order online: http://shop.bookstore.ubc.ca/courselistbuilder.aspx

  • Corey, Gerald. Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy Ninth Edition. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage, 2013. ISBN: 9780840028549

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

LIBRARY RESOURCES: CONNECT FROM HOME

Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to http://services.library.ubc.ca/off-campus-access/connect-from-home/

MORE INFORMATION

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Email: pro-d.educ@ubc.ca


Latest Revision on: December 23, 2016