Models of Counselling and Client Change (Revision 3)
This course critically examines a wide selection of contemporary counselling models according to their evidentiary support, guiding assumptions, historical and cultural context, and relationship to common factors of change. The intent of this course is to foster an open, inquisitive, appreciative, and flexible attitude towards counselling models associated with the four primary domains of human functioning: cognitive, behavioural, emotional, and relational. Students will also learn about, and critique, the various models of psychotherapy integration.
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Models of Counselling
- Lesson 2: Deconstruction of Historical Foundations
- Lesson 3: Deconstruction of Cultural Foundations
- Lesson 4: Critical Deconstruction
- Lesson 5: Evidentiary Traditions in Counselling Outcome Research
- Lesson 6: Common Factors: The Dodo Bird and Beyond
- Lesson 7: Therapist Expertise and Soliciting Client Feedback
- Lesson 8: Preparation Week
- Lessons 9: Thoughts and Beliefs: Wiki Discussion
- Lesson 10: Behaviours: Wiki Discussion
- Lesson 11: Emotions/Sensations: Wiki Discussion
- Lesson 12: Interpersonal/Relational: Wiki Discussion
- Lesson 13: Counselling Models: Integration or Disintegration?
To receive credit for GCAP 631, students must submit all of the course assignments. The passing grade for the course is 70%.
The weighting of assignments is as follows.
|Participation in Online Discussions||20%|
|Assignment 1: Person of the Counsellor Reflective Paper||15%|
|Assignment 2: Critical Deconstruction of Counselling Models Wiki||20%|
|Assignment 3: Elevator Speech||15%|
|Assignment 4: Practice Webpage||10%|
|Assignment 5: Website Supporting Literature||20%|
All course materials are available online.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 3, May 10, 2017.
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Updated July 18 2017 by Student & Academic Services