Syllabus For The Subject Approaches to Counselling Therapy

 APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING THERAPY

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

ü critically examine different approaches to counselling

ü deepen understanding of theoretical frameworks

ü understand the link between theory and practice

ü arrive at their own personal orientation to counselling

 

Unit 1 THE HUMANISTIC APPROACH (PERSON-CENTERED THERAPY)

1.1   Historical Context of the Humanistic approach

1.2   Carl Roger’s Contribution

1.3   Abraham Maslow’s Contribution

1.4   Key Concepts and Techniques in the Humanistic Approach

1.5   The Counselor – Client Relationship

1.6   Application of the Humanistic Approach

1.7   Limitations

Unit 2 BEHAVIOUR THERAPY

2.1 Historical Context of the Behaviourist Approach

2.2 Behaviour Therapy: Key Concepts and Techniques

2.3 The Therapeutic Process

2.4 New Directions in Behaviour Therapy

2.5 Applications of Behaviour Therapy

2.6 Limitations

Unit 3 COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY

3.1 Historical Context of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

3.2 Meichenbaums Cognitive Behaviour Modification

3.3 Albert Ellis’ Contribution: Rational Emotive Therapy

3.4 Beck’s Contribution

3.5 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Key Concepts and Techniques

3.6 The Therapeutic Process

3.7 Applications of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

3.8 Limitations

Unit 4 GESTALT THERAPY

4.1 Historical Context of Gestalt Therapy

4.2 Contribution of Fritz Perls

4.3 Gestalt Therapy: Key Concepts and Techniques

4.4 The Therapeutic Process

4.5 Applications of Gestalt Therapy

4.6 Limitations

UNIT 5 PSYCHOANALYTIC THERAPY

5.1 Historical Context of Psychoanalytical Therapy

5.2 Sigmund Freud’s Contribution, Erickson’s Contribution

5.3 Eric Berne’s Contribution: Transactional Analysis

5.4 Psychoanalytic Therapy: Key Concepts and Techniques

5.5 The Therapeutic Process

5.6 Application of Psychoanalytical Therapy

5.7 Limitations

Unit 6 STRESS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

6.1 Definition and Classification

6.2 Internal and External Stressors

6.3 Effects of Stress on Cognition, Behaviour and Physiology

6.4 The Effects of Acute and Chronic Stress

6.5 Identifying Causal Factors and their Effects in Counselling Interviews

6.6 Evaluation of Case Information for Remediation or Referral

6.7 The Coping Process

6.8 Types of Coping Strategies

6.9 Stress Management through Yoga and Transcendental Meditation

 

Unit 7 DEVELOPING AN ECLECTIC APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING PERSONALITY

7.1 Synthesis of the Various Approaches

7.2 Selecting the Appropriate Approach in Different Counselling Situations

 

 

 

 

 

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