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PSY 150 - Psychology of Intervention

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This is a course in the therapeutic techniques used to prevent, manage and diffuse crisis situations. Theoretical background is also provided. Focus is on passive resistance.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate implementing the helping process.
  2. Describe various major theoretical approaches to the helping process.
  3. Develop a personal approach to the helping process.
  4. List causes and sources of stress plus techniques to cope with stress.
  5. Demonstrate stress-coping techniques in personal and work situations for oneself and others.
  6. Analyze the parameters of various crisis situations then demonstrate integrating crisis techniques per these parameters.
  7. List ethical and legal issues involved in helping and crisis situations.
  8. Evaluate the value of aggressive versus non-aggressive lifestyle.
Listed Topics
  1. The helping process
  2. The skilled helper
  3. Theories of helping, i.e., client-centered, Gestalt, cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic
  4. An eclectic view of helping
  5. Stress: types, sources and causes
  6. Methods of coping with stress
  7. Parameters of crisis situations: general overview of emergency situations
  8. Parameters of various crisis situations; domestic violence, hospitalization, spousal abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, incestuous families, victims of rape and other violent crimes and suicidal persons
  9. Legal and safety issues
Reference Materials
Currently recognized texts, videos, internet resources, handouts and library resources.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 10/11/2019
Last Reviewed: 3/12/2020

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