Course Content and Outcome Guide for AD 153
- Course Number:
- AD 153
- Course Title:
- Theories of Counseling
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Course DescriptionBasic theories of counseling, emphasizing treatment of addiction. Developmental model of recovery is used as a basis for discussion and comparison of the various theories. Prerequisites: AD 101. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students will be able to:
- Apply targeted theories of counseling to the development of a professional disclosure statement.
- Adapt various theories of counseling to the addictions counseling framework.
- Utilize given counseling approaches to explore evidence-based practice.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The essential elements of each the following basic theories will be addressed:
- Addiction Counseling, including disease etiology, twelve step and other self help approaches, and relapse prevention methods
- Essential elements of each the following:
a. Human growth and development, including life stages, childhood, adolescence, adulthood & older adults
b. Humanistic, including person-centered, motivational interviewing/stages of change
c. Psychoanalytic theories, including defense mechanisms, resistance & transference
d. Behavior therapy, including learning, reinforcement & behavior modification, systematic desensitization & relaxation, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
e. Cognitive Behavior therapies, including Rational Emotive Therapy, cognitive therapy & reality therapy
f. Family Systems theory, including Adlerian, Human Validation Process Model and Satirs conjoint family therapy
g. Feminist and Postmodern approaches, including social construction, solution-focused brief therapy, narrative therapy
h. Existential and other theories, including perceptual/phenomenological approaches, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, transpersonal/spiritual
i. Interpersonal biology, including attachment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness
This course has been approved for use in the Distance Education format.