Approaches to Psychotherapy

PSY 320

This course will survey major approaches to psychotherapy including psychoanalysis/psychodynamic therapy, humanistic/existential therapy, behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, family therapy approaches, and others. Extensive use of videos that demonstrate different therapy approaches will be incorporated. Research support for different psychotherapy models, cultural issues in therapy, ethical issues in therapy, and the importance of common factors across different therapy approaches will be addressed. Prerequisite: Psychology 105.


Prerequisite: Psychology 105

Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall Only