CCP 510: Methods in Counseling and Psychotherapy

This is an introductory methods class that works towards helping students understand the principles of engaging in a helping relationship and understanding what is therapeutic from and within a psychodynamic perspective.  In the broadest sense, the purpose of this course is to help students be reflective thinkers and to understand beginning clinical practice in all forms and what it means to help another person.  This course will help the beginning clinician understand engagement and therapeutic helping factors allowing for psychodynamic insights to illuminate everyday life and to therefore assist clinicians in understanding and relating to people, regardless of clinical setting (i.e. including case management settings, milieu settings and crises work settings as well as therapy settings).