Survey of Counseling Theories P6101

Survey of Counseling Theories explores the historical origins and evolution of contemporary models of psychotherapy and counseling, and current professional research and practice in the field. Students learn various intervention modalities that may be applied to similar client presentations, and gain insights on how to tailor the most appropriate intervention for a specific client, and develop his/her personal paradigm for counseling. Spiritual issues are often an integral but subtle part of counseling process; students will enhance their abilities to recognize and address these issues from a Pagan perspective.

Prerequisite: P5106 Personality Theories or permission of instructor

David L. Oringderff, Ph.D., Chair, Pastoral Counseling & Chaplaincy

David L. Oringderff, Ph.D., Chair, Pastoral Counseling & Chaplaincy

Instructor: David Oringderff, Ph.D.

Class meetings: Tuesdays, 9:00 pm ET

Fulfills: This is a required course for all M.Div. and M.A. students in Pastoral Counseling. For all other students, it counts as an Area II course.

Required Texts:

Corsini, R. & Wedding, D. (ed). 2011. Current Psychotherapies (Ninth Edition). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

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