Introduction to the client-centered paradigm and the different subdivisions: Rogers psychotherapy, experiential psychotherapy, interactional psychotherapy, existential psychotherapy. To bring therapeutic skills into action with specific problem cases involving clients and patients, both children as well as adults.
Students should master the principles of psychological counseling
Articles and literature
Slides, transparencies, courseware
Examples and samples
Toledo / e-platform
Is also included in other courses
1. Introductory class: Identity and different paradigms
2. Basic attitude: Congruence
3. Basic attitude: Empathy
4. Basic attitude: Unconditional respect
6. Interactional paradigm
7. Experiential paradigm
8. Theory of emotion
9. Existential paradigm
11. Fases in therapy
12. Short-term therapy
13. Empirical support
Each chapter will be illustrated with selected articles, book chapters and/or video material.
The learning material includes:
Cooper, M. (2003). Existential therapies. London: Sages Publications.
Elliott, R., Watson, J., Goldman, R. & Greenberg, L. (2004). Learning emotion-focused therapy. American Psychological Association.
Gendlin, E.T. (1996). Focusing-oriented psychotherapy: A manual of the experiential method. New York: Guilford.
The exam consists of two parts.
Part 1: 12 papers of 1 page.
In each lecture the student writes down what he or she found touching in the literature, the video's, the exercices in the lectures. In this manner, the student makes a paper on every lecture. Each paper is one page. The 12 papers are brought to the exam as 12 separate papers. During the exam the lecturer picks 2 papers from these 12 papers. The lecturer assesses the quality of these 2 papers and has a brief conversation of the themes that are dealt with in the papers. The students that cannot attend the lectures, do the same assignment. They cannot reflect on experiences of exercices and video, but they can pay extra attention to the reflection on the texts.
The student chooses a subject that he/she is interested in. This can be something from the choice texts, the bibliography that will be available on Toledo, something that was found on one of the given websites, something that relates to the course. On this topic the student will have to speak for a maximum of 5 minutes (written preparation can be brought to the exam, but student do not have to submit this written preparation.)