PSYC07021 2017 Psychological Therapy

General Details

Full Title
Psychological Therapy
Transcript Title
Psychological Therapy
Code
PSYC07021
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
PSYC - Psychology Studies
Department
SOCS - Social Sciences
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Anna Fewer-Hamilton
Programme Membership
SG_HENGL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology SG_HENGL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology
Description

This module examines ways in which psychological theories of personality and mental health are applied to understanding and helping people. Material covered will include the evolution of psychological therapies as a treatment approach, an overview of the main theories of counselling psychology, within the Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Humanistic-Existential schools, and an introduction to newer approaches eg. multicultural counselling. Consideration will be given to relevant ethical aspects.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Identify and describe the core assumptions of some of the key theorists from the major schools of therapy.

2.

Discriminate critically between approaches to therapy on the basis of their premises, goals, therapeutic interventions, and levels of effectiveness.

3.

Explain the application of psychological therapy to some mental health issues. eg. Anxiety.

4.

Critically evaluate some of the professional aspects relating to the use of psychological therapies.

5.

Appraise psychological therapies showing an appreciation of diversity.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will be delivered through lectures and tutorials. Methods may include, but are not limited to, case studies, group activities, discussion, directed reading, experiential exercises and video demonstration. Opportunity for formative feedback will be incorporated into tutorials. A designated virtual learning environment (Moodle) will be created for this module.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment will involve a problem based continuous assessment and an examination.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will require completion of course work and/ or examination as appropriate and will be discussed at Examination Board meetings in line with IT Sligo policy.

Indicative Syllabus

The history, evolution, and future of psychological therapy. From Stone Age to the modern age; an overview of methods, technologies, mental health movements and paradigms.

Psychodynamic approaches. An overview of key theorists within this approach. Critical examination of fundamental assumptions and therapeutic applications of a variety of psychodynamic approaches. Theorists such as: Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, Carl Jung, Melanie Klein.

Cognitive behavioural approaches. An overview of key theorists within this approach. Critical examination of fundamental assumptions and therapeutic applications of a variety of cognitive behavioural approaches. Theorists such as: B.F. Skinner, Aaron Beck, Albert Ellis, William Glasser.

Humanistic existential approaches. An overview of key theorists within this approach. Critical examination of fundamental assumptions and therapeutic applications of a variety of humanistic existentialist approaches. Theorists such as: Carl Rogers, Victor Frankl, Fritz Perls.

Multiculturalism and diversity in counselling and therapy.The emergence of the newer schools of therapy, for example, Feminist Therapy or Multicultural Counselling. Recognition of diversity and related practice implications. Critical comparison with traditional models.

Professional issues relating to psychological therapies. For example; ethical issues, practitioner values and attributes, the therapy process, professionalisation.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Examination Final Exam Closed Book Exam 40 % End of Semester 1,2,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2008-01-15 By Gerald Corey: Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy Eighth (8th) Edition 8th Edition
ISBN-13 8580001054247
Recommended Reading
2013-10-09 Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence Pearson Education Limited
ISBN 0273751166 ISBN-13 9780273751168

The third edition of the market-leading Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence continues to offer an involving and comprehensive introduction to this captivating field. The new edition of this popular text guides you through the subject from the foundations to more advanced material, constantly building on previously acquired knowledge to help you achieve a critical understanding of the major theories, methods, findings and debates.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Bateman, A., Brown, D. & Pedder, J. (2010), Introduction to Psychotherapy: An Outline of Psychodynamic Principles and Practice, (4th Ed.), Routledge, London.

Bernstein, D. & Nash, P. (2002) Essentials of Psychology , (2nd Ed.), Houghton Mifflin, Boston. - or similar introductory Psychology text

Culley, S. & Bond, T. (2004), Integrative Counselling Skills in Action (Counselling in Action series)(2nd ed.), Sage, London

Dryden,W., (2008), Key Issues for Counselling in Action (Counselling in Action series), (2nd ed.), Sage, London

Egan, G. (2014), The Skilled Helper: A Client-Centred Approach, Europe, Middle East & Africa Edn, Cengage, UK.

Ivey, A.E., D’Andrea, M.J., & Bradford Ivey, M., (2012), Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Multicultural Perspective, (7th Ed.), Sage, UK.

Rowan, J. (1998) The Reality Game: A Guide to Humanistic Counselling and Therapy ( 2nd Ed.) Routledge, London.

Sanders, D. & Wills, F. (2005), Cognitive Therapy: An Introduction, (2nd Ed.), Sage, London.

Sanders, P. & Wilkins, P., (2010), First Steps in Practitioner Research: A guide to understanding and doing research in counselling and health and social care, PCCS Books, UK.

Stewart, W. (2013) An A-Z of Counselling theory & practice, 5th ed. Cengage, UK.

URL Resources

http://www.iacp.ie/ Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

http://www.bacp.co.uk/ British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

http://www.psychoanalysis.org.uk/  Institute of Psychoanalysis

http://www.beckinstitute.org/  Beck Institute for CBT

http://www.carlrogers.info/ Carl Rogers site, Saybrook Graduate School

Other Resources

Supplementary Demonstration DVD: Corey, G. (2009), DVD: Theory in Practice: The Case of Stan, (8th Ed.), Brooks/ Cole, CA. [DVD]