CNPS 365 | Introduction to Theories of Counselling

An overview of selected theories of counselling.

The purpose of this course is to provide foundational knowledge of counselling theories and practices by surveying the major theoretical models of counselling.

Major psychotherapy approaches will be reviewed while focusing on major concepts and underlying philosophical assumptions about the nature of personality, health v. pathology, therapeutic processes, interventions, and outcomes. Through lectures, readings, class activities, discussion, and films, you will learn about the fundamental components of the major theories, examine differences and similarities among the various approaches, and consider ethical issues and current challenges facing these theories.

Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3