Theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy

Study level: Graduate study programme in psychology
Lecturers: Lidija Arambašić, Ph.D.
Language: Croatian
Semester: 3rd (winter)
Status: mandatory
Form of instruction with class hours: 30 hours of lectures
Prerequisites: none
Student evaluation: Written exam.

Course description

Basic issues in counselling practice. Psychoanalytic therapy. Existential therapy and person-centred therapy. Gestalt therapy. Transactional analysis. Reality therapy. Behaviour therapy. Cognitive behaviour therapy. Feminist therapy. Family system therapy. An Integrative perspective.

Course objectives

Student will get acquainted with basic principals of counselling and psychotherapy. They will acquire basic knowledge of main theories and techniques of consoling and psychotherapy. Students will be able to specify founders and key figure of each psychotherapy theory, they will understand how and why each theory developed, they will discuss the approach’s key concepts including the therapist's role and client’s work and they will be able to recognize therapeutic techniques and procedures. Students will acquire knowledge about qualities and limitations of each therapeutic approach in treatment of psychological disorders and they will recognize contributions of each approach on development of another one.

Required Readings

Corey, G. (2004). Teorija i praksa psihološkog savjetovanja i psihoterapije. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap.
Lojk, L. (2001). Znanstvena utemeljenost realitetne terapije. Zagreb: Alinea.
Nietzel, M.T., Bernstein, D.A. i Milich, R. (2002). Uvod u kliničku psihologiju. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap.

Recommended Readings

Corey, G. (2001). Case approach to counselling and psychotherapy. Belmont: Brooks/Cole.
Pervin, O.J. (1997). Personality: Theory and research. New York: John Wiley & Sons.