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Administrative Unit: Psychology and Sociology
Course Prefix and Number: PSYC 460
Course Title: Introduction to Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description: Contemporary theory and practices in clinical and counseling psychology. Psychotherapy interventions are studied from the psychoanalytic, cognitive, family, behavioral and existential perspectives. Research, legal and ethical issues are examined as they relate to the counselor as a person and as a professional. Prerequisites: Six hours of psychology courses and junior standing.
 
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): Six hours of psychology courses and junior standing.
 
Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered Spring.

 
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
By Corey, G. (Brooks/Cole)
Recommended
Student Manual for Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
By Corey, G. (Brooks/Cole)
Recommended
Case Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy
By Corey, G. (Brooks/Cole)
Recommended
The Art of Integrative Counseling
By Corey, G. (Brooks/Cole)
Recommended
Student Video and Workbook for the Art of Integrative Counseling
By Corey, G. & Haynes, R. (Brooks/Cole)
Recommended
 
Course Objectives
  • To understand the practical domain of the clinical and counseling profession.
  • To understand foundation theories, principles, concepts and techniques of clinical and counseling psychology.
  • To understand ethics related to the practice of clinical and counseling psychology.
  • To practice first-order therapeutic intervention skills.
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    Measurable Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain basic personal and professional concerns related to clinical and counseling practice.
  • Demonstrate resolutions to ethical issues in counseling.
  • Explain the conceptual and theoretical basis for psychoanalytic therapy.
  • Explain the conceptual and theoretical basis for existential approaches to therapy.
  • Explain the conceptual and theoretical basis for person-centered therapies.
  • Explain the conceptual and theoretical basis for behavioral and cognitive therapies.
  • Explain the conceptual and theoretical basis for reality theory.
  • Explain the conceptual and theoretical basis for gestalt techniques used in therapy.
  • Explain the conceptual and theoretical basis for feminist therapy.
  • Explain the conceptual and theoretical basis for family systems theory.
  • Demonstrate first-order counseling skills from a theoretical perspective of choice.
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    Topical Outline: Students in this course are expected to conduct archival research, write a paper using APA style, and report their research findings to a forum of their peers.
  • Introduction to clinical and counseling psychology
  • Personal and professional issues in counseling
  • Ethical issues in counseling
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Adlerian therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • Family systems therapy
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    Culminating Experience Statement:

    Material from this course may be tested on the Major Field Test (MFT) administered during the Culminating Experience course for the degree. 
    During this course the ETS Proficiency Profile may be administered.  This 40-minute standardized test measures learning in general education courses.  The results of the tests are used by faculty to improve the general education curriculum at the College.

     

    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 18

     
    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at http://www.ccis.edu/offices/library/index.asp. You may access them from off-campus using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

     
    Prepared by: Graham Higgs Date: January 14, 2013
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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