Postmodern-Constructivist Psychotherapies and Spiritual Care

College Regis College
Instructor(s) Buhagar, Desmond C.
Course Code RGP3561HF
NOTE: Graduate degree students enrol in RGP6561HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

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).

Department Pastoral Theology
Schedule Sat
Start & End Date May 4, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024
Start Time 10:00
End Time 15:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Program Requirement (CRPO) for: "Foundations" (1. 1-1 .5), "Collegial & lnterprofessional 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).
Enrolment Notes

Max number includes both BD and Graduate Students.
Last day to add: 2023 May 5. Last day to drop: 2023 May 13.

Additional Notes

This course was previously taught under the title "Postmodern Counselling & Spiritual Care"

Schedule Notes

2024 May 4- June 22

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Summative Paper
Previously Offered Summer 2023
Currently Offered Summer 2024