psyc165syll - Psychology 165: Theories and Methods of...

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Theories and Methods of Counseling Fall 2007 DMH 355 T, TH 3:00-4:15 Instructor: Tamara Goldie Office: DMH 310 Office Hours: Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 Drop in times only on a first come first served basis Email: tamara.goldie@sjsu.edu (Best way to reach me) Phone: 408-924-4478 REQUIRED TEXTS: Corey, G. (2005). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole. Corey, G. (2005). Student Manual for Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole. CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to acquaint students with basic counseling theories. The major psychological theories that are used in practice by professional counselors will be addressed. Theories will be presented as conceptual frames from which counselors can understand their clients more completely. Strategies and techniques from each theory will be presented to show how those methodologies can be used to assist clients’ in overcoming psychological problems, psychopathology and adjustment to disability. The theories outlined in this class can also be used to increase your self understanding. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The two goals of the course are to provide students with a broad understanding of psychological problems and develop critical thinking skills applicable to the study of abnormal behavior. Specifically, the learning objectives for this course are: 1. To provide you with information about the therapeutic process and the practical elements of the counseling interaction. 2. To provide you with an experiential laboratory to learn and practice listening and attending skills essential to the counseling process. 3. To expose you to a variety of ethical and professional issues in counseling and to guide you in developing a position on these issues. 4. To develop an interest in reading in the counseling field.
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