Special Topics in Psychology: Psychotherapeutic Relationship
Special Topics in Psychology: Psychotherapeutic Relationship [PSYC 4113 02]
This course will be a very interactive and practical learning environment with the key theme of examining the centrality of the therapeutic relationship in counseling and psychotherapy. Although there are many therapeutic techniques, research has repeatedly shown that it is the relationship between the patient and counselor that is the primary factor leading to successful therapeutic outcome.
The focus of the course will be on clinical material and case studies of actual patient encounters. To bolster the clinical discussion will be some theory and some research evidence.
To make the learning more engaging a number of professionally produced DVDs showing examples of psychotherapeutic relationships will be presented. We will watch and discuss both actual counseling and/or psychotherapy (mostly from the American Psychological Association DVDs) and also watch accurately depicted dramatic presentations of psychotherapy sessions (mostly from the TV show “In Treatment”).
Prerequisites: 12 credit hours in PSYC.
School: University College (UC)
This course is open for registration
This course is available as an Audit course
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