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PSYC 225 - Methods of Therapeutic Intervention
Course Code:
PSYC 225


Calendar Description:
This course provides an introduction to some of the major psychotherapeutic intervention methods commonly used in practice. More simply, this course is an introduction to various techniques and theories of counselling.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 3

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

PSYC 101 and PSYC 102, or consent of the Instructor

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Chapter 2 - Psychoanalysis
Week 3 Chapter 3 - Jungian Analysis and Therapy
Week 4 Chapter 4 - Adlerian Therapy
Week 5 Quiz #1 Chapters 1 - 4
Chapter 5 - Existential Therapy
Week 6 Chapter 6 - Person Centred Therapy
Week 7 Chapter 7 - Gestalt Therapy
Week 8 Midterm Exam - Chapters 1-7 inclusive
Week 9 Chapter 8 - Behaviour Therapy
Week 10 No class
Week 11 Chapter 9 - Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
Week 12 Quiz #2 Chapters 8-9
Chapter 10 - Cognitive Therapy
Week 13 Chapter 16 - Comparison and Critique
Week 14 Final Exam

Grading System:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 30 %
Midterm Exam: 30 %
Quizzes and Tests: 40 %

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Other Programs:
Social Services Worker
Associate of Arts Degree
Associate of Arts Diploma

Additional Comments:
The students will be able to:
1. Identify the major theories of psychoterapeutic interventions.
2. Identify factors and features common to all methods of psychotherapy, and identify features unique to each of the major theoretical orientations.
3. Critically evaluate each theory based on the relevant scientific evidence.
Upon completion of the course, Students' will understand and apply major therapies used in practice. The student will also be able to recognize ethical dilemmas and their importance.
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