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334R_W2011_Perretta - University of Waterloo Winter 2011...

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University of Waterloo Winter 2011 COURSE NUMBER: PSYC 334 Course Name: Theories of Individual Counseling Instructor: Dr. Jim Perretta, Registered Psychologist Office: TBA Telephone: 519-749-4300, ext. 7240 Email: [email protected] Class Times/Location: Mondays: 6:30-9:20pm (REN 2107) Office Hours: By appointment. Course Description : This course will provide an overview of the art and science of various theories of individual counseling. We will discuss evidence-based practice in counseling; that is, artful application of scientific research through clinical reasoning in the context of client characteristics, culture, and preferences. A variety of theories will be presented, and compared and contrasted with each other. A synthesis will be made, describing common factors and integration of different theories of counseling and psychotherapy. Course Objectives: By the end of this course, you will be able to: a) describe various theories of individual counseling b) evaluate strengths and weaknesses of these theories c) evaluate ways of integrating different theories d) interpret the components of evidence-based practice in counseling e) apply your theoretical knowledge to sample cases Custom-made Text for class : PSYCH 334: University of Waterloo: Theories of Individual Counseling. (2011). Toronto: Wiley Publishers. Supplementary Readings: Available on University Library web-site - Course Reserves. Course Requirements: PSYCH 101/121R Grading: Quizzes (Best 4 out of 5 - Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 21, Apr. 4) 20% Midterm Exam (Feb. 14th) 20% Group Presentation (TBA) 20% Learning Journals (reflecting on your class participation. Due: Feb. 7; Mar. 28) 15% Final Exam 25%
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S Y L L A B U S Week Date Readings 1 Jan. 10 Course text: Introduction to Counseling Theory and Technique Chapter American Psychological Association. (2005). Policy statement on evidence-
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