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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PSYC 4220 - Psychotherapy

Hours: 3
The main psychological theories and their attendant therapeutic modalities that aim to understand and reduce human suffering and mental illness. Select traditional and contemporary theories and therapeutic approaches are reviewed. The role of a-theoretical, nonspecific curative factors, associated with psycho-emotional healing are explored. Exploring the concepts of ‘treatment plan’ and ‘case conceptualization’ and their role in turning theory into therapy. Development of basic communication skills and experimentation with select psychotherapy techniques and/or interventions are emphasized. Issues and practices relevant to conducting psychotherapy with members of diverse populations as well as ethical considerations and requirements for therapists.
Prerequisites: PSYC 2330 and Junior standing or above.