Postmodern Counselling and Spiritual Care

RGP3561HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine and compare postmodem counselling theory and practice from an integrative perspective of systemic and spiritual care, with respect to five of the most influential postmodern psychotherapies currently in use, including: Narrative; Brief Solution-Focused; Experiential Family Therapy; Collaborative Language Systems; and Social Constructivism. This course is designed to address requirements from the Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile for Registered Psychotherapists (RP), Ontario, for: "Foundations" (1.1-1.5), "Collegial & lnterprofessional Relationships" (2.1-2.3), and "Therapeutic Process" (4.1-4.7).

While this course is mainly intended for psychotherapists, pastoral counsellors (PCE), institutional spiritual care providers (CPE), and family therapists (AAMFT/OAMFT), it will also be of interest to those who are not counselling professionals, but who may provide multi-cultural and multi-faith care in public and private settings. Theological reflection and pastoral integration of current psychotherapeutic research and practice will be emphasized.


AD students enrol in RGP6561HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Additional Notes: Previously taught under the title "Constructivist Methods in Pastoral Counselling and Family Therapy"

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