Singapore University of Social Sciences

Integrative Approaches to Counselling

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Schemes: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: To be confirmed


Synopsis

This course discusses the need for integration of the various approaches to counselling, and presents in detail Corey’s integrative approach to counselling. The latter illuminates on the cognitive, affective and behavioural dimensions of counselling and based on these arenas, purports an integrative perspective to counselling. Other integrative approaches including Lazarus’ Multimodal Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, and Prochaska and Norcross’ Transtheoretical Model, will also be discussed. This course further challenges students to begin developing an integrative perspective to counselling. In view of the expediency to understand and deal with diversity issues in multicultural Singapore, developing an integrative perspective would be efficacious.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • The Art of Counselling
  • Humanistic model
  • Common Factors approach
  • Behavioural and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Third wave therapies
  • Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Constructivist therapies
  • Integrative therapies

Learning Outcome

  • Critique the various approaches to counselling.
  • Defend the importance of common factors in counselling.
  • Discuss issues involved in client resistance and motivations to change.
  • Appraise the humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural elements in counselling.
  • Appraise the postmodern counselling approaches.
  • Appraise the integrative approaches focus in counselling.
  • Construct a personal theory of counselling, based on self-analysis, view of the counsellor’s role and integration of various counselling approaches.
  • Propose intervention strategies in working with transference and countertransference in counselling.
  • Design intervention strategies that work towards decisions and behavioural change.
  • Recommend strategies for evaluation and termination.
  • Experiment with an integrative approach to counselling in the local context.
  • Plan steps in working towards an integrative approach to counselling.
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