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Course Objectives: In this course, we will be surveying classical and contemporary theories of counseling. We will review the major traditions within the psychodynamic, humanistic and behavioral fields because these three broad bases provide the fundamental frameworks from which most theories derive. We will also begin the process of appraising these traditions from a Christian perspective, with special emphasis on understanding how theology influences and determines our use of these secular theories of counseling. We 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, and ethical issues related to the practice of counseling.
Asbury Theological Seminary
CO, 601, Counseling, Theories, and, Techniques, SU3, 08