PSYC 225 - Methods of Therapeutic Intervention

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 counseling.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15



PSYC 101 and PSYC 102,
OR consent of the Instructor


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- Introduction
- Psychoanalysis
- Jungian Analysis and Therapy
- Adlerian Therapy
- Existential Therapy
- Person Centred Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Behaviour Therapy
- Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
- Cognitive Therapy

- Comparison and Critique


Learning Outcomes:
The students will be able to:
- Identify the major theories of psychoterapeutic interventions.
- Identify factors and features common to all methods of psychotherapy, and identify features unique to each of the major theoretical orientations.
- 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.


Grading System: Letters


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.