Counseling 1: Counseling Theories & Psychotherapies

INSTRUCTOR: Sister Youanna, MD Course Description: It surveys the major concepts and practices of the contemporary therapeutic systems. The course aims to teach students to select wisely from various theories and techniques and to begin to develop a personal style of counseling. It also gives a Biblical perspective on human nature and how to integrate Christian faith and spirituality in counseling and psychotherapies. Course Objectives:
  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. Biblical Perspective on human nature
  3. Integration of Christian faith in clinical practice
  4. The Holy Spirit and Christian spirituality in counseling and psychotherapy
  5. The Counselor: Person and Professional
  6. Psychoanalytic Therapy
  7. Adlerian Therapy
  8. Existential Therapy
  9. Person-Centered Therapy
  10. Gestalt Therapy
  11. Behavior Therapy
  12. Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  13. Reality Therapy
  14. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  15. An Integrative Perspective & Case Illustration: An Integrative Approach
REQUIRED TEXT: Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy 9th Edition  Gerald Corey (Author) ISBN-13: 978-0840028549 ISBN-10: 0840028547 Recommended Text:  Counseling and Psychotherapy A Christian Perspective Siang-Yang Tan (Aouthor) ISBN-13: 978-0801029660 ISBN-10: 08102966X On-Site Lesson Schedule: Lecture 1: Introduction and overview Lecture 2: Biblical perspective on human nature and how to integrate Christian faith and spirituality in counseling and psychotherapies Lecture 3: Overview of counseling and psychotherapy, Part 1 Lecture 4: Overview of counseling and psychotherapy, Part 2   Readings Prior to Arrival:   Introduction and overview – Chapter 1, P. 4-17  
Grading Scale: Test Schedule Percentage of course grade
A 90-100 B 80-89 C Below 80 Quiz 1-12 Final Test Only gets attendance 60% 40%
Course Requirements:
  1. Attending the course’s lectures in the announced conference.
  2. Having daily access to the Internet and basic typing skills.
  3. Turning assignments after the dead line may reduce the score by 25 %
  4. There will be a comprehensive final exam which will be following all the rest of the work that has been completed and turned in.
Distance Learning Lesson Schedule:
Week Lesson Text Book Assignment Test Schedule
Week 1 Introduction and Overview Chapter 1, P. 4-16 Quiz 1
Week 2 The Counselor: Person and Professional Chapter 2, P. 17-35 Quiz 2
Week 3 Psychoanalytic Therapy Chapter 4, P. 62-100 Quiz 3
Week 4 Adlerian Therapy Chapter 5, P. 101-135 Quiz 4
Week 5 Existential Therapy Chapter 6, P. 136-171 Quiz 5
Week 6 Person-Centered Therapy Chapter 7, P. 172-209 Quiz 6
Week 7 Gestalt Therapy Chapter 8, P. 210-243 Quiz 7
Week 8 Behavior Therapy Chapter 9, P. 244-286 Quiz 8
Week 9 Cognitive Behavior Therapy Chapter 10, P. 287-332 Quiz 9
Week 10 Reality Therapy Chapter 11, P. 333-359 Quiz 10
Week 11 Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Chapter 13, P. 395-431 Quiz 11
Week 12 An Integrative Perspective & Case Illustration: An Integrative Approach Chapter 15&16, P. 464-520 Quiz 12
Final TEST