CPP 500 Classical Schools of Psychotherapy
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course is designed to strengthen the student’s acquaintance with the major systems of modern thought in psychotherapy. The course will consist of three components in the treatment of each system of thought, namely, the biography of the theorist, the key aspects of his or her theoretical constructs, and a major text in each particular school of thought. Because there are eight schools of thought considered in the text and only six papers required for this course, the student may select the six theorists of most personal interest and write a 500-1000-word paper on each of those six, thereby producing a final draft paper of up to six thousand words. The major systems of thought introduced in the course are those formulated by Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, Carl Jung, Viktor Frankl, Abraham Maslow, Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, and Harry Stack Sullivan.