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HSV 220 - Intro to Counseling Theories

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Introduction to major counseling theories including psychoanalysis, gestalt, existential, family systems, reality therapy, behavioral therapy, and person-centered therapy. Applications in mental health and social services settings are considered.
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of psychoanalysis as used by mental health professionals in the treatment process
    1. Explain the major terms and concepts associated with psychoanalysis
    2. Describe the historical development of psychoanalysis
    3. Explain the theoretical perspective of psychoanalysis
    4. Describe how mental health professionals use psychoanalysis in the treatment process
    5. List the advantages and disadvantages of psychoanalysis
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of Individual Psychology as used by mental health professionals in the treatment process
    1. Explain the major terms and concepts associated with Individual Psychology
    2. Describe the historical development of Individual Psychology
    3. Explain the theoretical perspective of Individual Psychology
    4. Describe how mental health professionals use Individual Psychology in the treatment process
    5. List the advantages and disadvantages of Individual Psychology
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of Transactional Analysis as used by mental health professionals in the treatment process
    1. Explain the major terms and concepts associated with Transactional Analysis
    2. Describe the historical development of Transactional Analysis
    3. Explain the theoretical perspective of Transactional Analysis
    4. Describe how mental health professionals use Transactional Analysis in the treatment process
    5. List the advantages and disadvantages of Transactional Analysis
  4. Demonstrate basic knowledge of Rational-Emotive Therapy as used by mental health professionals in the treatment process
    1. Explain the major terms and concepts associated with Rational-Emotive Therapy
    2. Describe the historical development of Rational-Emotive Therapy
    3. Explain the theoretical perspective of Rational-Emotive Therapy
    4. Describe how mental health professionals use Rational-Emotive Therapy in the treatment process
    5. List the advantages and disadvantages of Rational-Emotive Therapy
  5. Demonstrate basic knowledge of Reality Therapy as used by mental health professionals in the treatment process
    1. Explain the major terms and concepts associated with Reality Therapy
    2. Describe the historical development of Reality Therapy
    3. Explain the theoretical perspective of Reality Therapy
    4. Describe how mental health professionals use Reality Therapy in the treatment process
    5. List the advantages and disadvantages of Reality Therapy
  6. Demonstrate basic knowledge of Behavioral Therapies as used by mental health professionals in the treatment process
    1. Explain the major terms and concepts associated with Behavioral Therapies
    2. Describe the historical development of Behavioral Therapies
    3. Explain the theoretical perspective of Behavioral Therapies
    4. Describe how mental health professionals use Behavioral Therapies in the treatment process
    5. List the advantages and disadvantages of Behavioral Therapies
  7. Demonstrate basic knowledge of Gestalt Therapies as used by mental health professionals in the treatment process
    1. Explain the major terms and concepts associated with Gestalt Therapies
    2. Describe the historical development of Gestalt Therapies
    3. Explain the theoretical perspective of Gestalt Therapies
    4. Describe how mental health professionals use Gestalt Therapies in the treatment process
    5. List the advantages and disadvantages of Gestalt Therapies
  8. Demonstrate basic knowledge of Person Centered Therapy as used by mental health professionals in the treatment process
    1. Explain the major terms and concepts associated with Person Centered Therapy
    2. Describe the historical development of Person Centered Therapy
    3. Explain the theoretical perspective of Person Centered Therapy
    4. Describe how mental health professionals use Person Centered Therapy in the treatment process
    5. List the advantages and disadvantages of Person Centered Therapy
  9. Demonstrate basic knowledge of family systems theory as used by mental health professionals in the treatment process
    1. Explain the major terms and concepts associated with family systems theory
    2. Describe the historical development of family systems theory
    3. Explain the theoretical perspective of family systems theory
    4. Describe how mental health professionals use family systems theory in the treatment process
    5. List the advantages and disadvantages of family systems theory
  10. Compare the major therapies used by mental health professionals in the treatment process
  11. Demonstrate academic self-discipline
    1. Meet assigned deadlines
    2. Attend class regularly
    3. Participate in class activities and discussions in a meaningful way
  12. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend reading material in human services
    1. Read most or all of the assigned material
    2. Use the terminology and concepts associated with the individual theories in discussion and writing assignments
  13. Demonstrate logical and analytical thinking
    1. Write essays using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling
    2. Write essays that answer questions and address issues in a clear and comprehensible manner, that are well-organized, and that distinguish between fact and opinion
    3. Write essays in which both facts and opinions are supported with evidence and/or reason, and in which conclusions follow the evidence presented



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