Postmodern-Constructivist Psychotherapies and Spiritual Care
College: Regis College
Instructor(s): Buhagar, Desmond C.
Course Code: 
RGP3561HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

Postmodern-Constructivism continues to exert a powerful beneficial effect in the world of psychotherapy assessment and treatment by challenging traditional, modernist models of care. This intensive survey course is inspired by postmodern philosophical perspectives (J. Derrida, M. Foucault), Personal Construct Psychology (G. Kelly), and Social Constructivism (K. Gergen). We will examine and compare the major postmodern perspectives from the standpoint of integrative psychological and spiritual care, with introductory exposure to Narrative Therapy (M. White, D. Epston); Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (S. de Shazer, I. Kim Berg); Collaborative Language Systems Therapy (H. Goolishian, H. Anderson); Meaning-Based Therapies (V. Frankl, T. Wong); Strengths-Based Therapies (M. Seligman, Y. J. Wong); Constructivist Ethics (J. Guterman, J. Raskin); and Integrative Models (B. Zinnbauer, K. Pargament).

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Summer 2022
Start Time: 
10:00
End Time: 
15:00
Hours per Week: 
Intensive
Schedule: 
Sat
Begin Date: 
Saturday, May 7, 2022 to Saturday, June 25, 2022
Program Requirement: 
(CRPO) for: "Foundations" (1. 1-1 .5), "Collegial & lnterprofessinal Relationships (2.1-2.3), "Self-Care & Advocacy• 3.3 & 3.8); Therapeutic Process" (4.1-4.7); "Professional Literature & Applied Research." (5.1-5.2).
Minimum: 
6
Maximum: 
28
Enrolment Notes: 
Max number includes both BD and Graduate Students. Last Date to Add - 2022 May 06. Last Date to Drop - 2022 May 14  
Schedule Notes: 
8 consecutive Saturdays
Additional Notes: 
This course was previously taught under the title "Postmodern Counselling & Spiritual Care"
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Summative Paper