2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog

GCOUN 6208 Brief Therapy: Theory and Practice

In this course, students will examine ideas and practices that aim to make even brief therapeutic interactions meaningful. Students will learn a variety of Brief Therapy approaches e.g., Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, etc. and practice techniques that are designed for environments structured by managed care requirements and time limits. The methods, cultural contexts, assumptions, and outcomes of numerous Brief Therapy approaches will be explored through lecture, practice, readings and critique.