Counseling and Psychotherapy Theory

Learn about the theories of counseling and psychotherapy on human change through an easy-to-understand overview.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theory
This course is archived
Estimated 9 weeks
4–5 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed

About this course

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Counseling and Psychotherapy Studies seeks to understand and clarify our mind’s pains, sufferings, and illnesses, and to explore and practice various coping methods.

"Counseling and Psychotherapy Theory " examines both traditional and modern theories of counseling theories through rich case illustrations. This course will provide an easy-to-understand overview of the process of positive behavioral change of human being.

At a glance

  • Language: English

What you'll learn

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  • The basic features of counseling and psychotherapy
  • New understanding of client ‘problems’, ‘causes’, and ‘process of change’
  • Various theories of counseling and psychotherapy (psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and family counseling approaches)
  • A perspective that integrates various theories of counseling and psychotherapy around ‘facilitating factors of positive change’
  • In-depth understanding and application of theories through case illustrations
  • Week 1: Psychological Pain, Suffering and Counseling
  • Week 2: Counseling and Human Change
  • Week 3: Psychodynamic Approach (1) Freud's Drive Theory
  • Week 4: Psychodynamic Approach (2) Object Relations/Attachment Theory
  • Week 5: Cognitive-Behavioral Approach (1) Behavioral Approach
  • Week 6: Cognitive-Behavioral Approach (2) Cognitive Approach
  • Week 7: Humanistic Approach
  • Week 8: Family/System Approach
  • Week 9: Integrating Different Counseling Approaches: Process-Based Intervention Model(PBIM) (by C.Kim)

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