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In this course classical theories of counseling will be surveyed. Focus will be upon the major traditions within the psychodynamic, humanistic and behavioral fields. These three traditions provide the foundational framework from which most theories derive. In addition, attention will be given to the beginning process of appraising these traditions from a Christian perspective. How does our understanding of theology influence and determine our use of these secular theories of counseling? This study will consider several topics – the integration of theology and psychology, assumptions about human nature and theories of personality, the development of dysfunction and other problems, the nature of change, techniques and application of each theory.
Asbury Theological Seminary
CO601, XL, COUNSELING, THEORIES, AND, TECHNIQUES, SP08