Theories of Psychotherapy

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Theories of Psychotherapy


This course provides an overview of common theories of psychotherapy, including psychoanalytic, existential, person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and feminist approaches. When considering each theory, students learn about the origins of the theory, how the theory explains psychological distress and psychological change, treatment approaches using the theory, and the research background for the theory. Multicultural considerations for using each theory are explored. Students have the opportunity to apply practices from various theoretical approaches through weekly activities. Only open to junior and seniors. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 235.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years, Exclude Sophomores

Offering Frequency

Normally offered every year