Apr 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
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PSY 621 - Counseling Theories


(3 Credits)

This course is designed to develop within the student a necessary understanding of salient historic and contemporary theories which are the foundations of current applied professional counseling practices. Students will examine key established theoretical orientations and consider the respective applicability for client populations and situations. Students will develop understanding of potential limits to respective theories based upon a variety of contemporary factors including but not limited to; gender, sexual orientation, family systems, culture, politics, and personal biases. Upon completion of the course students will have an  appreciation of the eclectic application of theories and how differing theories can be used in tandem and/or creative ways while always maintaining an awareness of the importance of fitting theory to practice.

 



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