This course develops an understanding of the major theoretical orientations
used by current practitioners, focusing on systemic approaches.
Established schools of thought, the recovery model, evidence-based
and promising practices and their immediate descendants are presented
through lectures, videotapes, reflection, application via clinical case
presentations, and experiential learning. The course also highlights
cultural and spiritual diversity as it applies to the therapeutic process
and awareness of the self, interpersonal issues, and spiritual values
as they impact the use of theoretical frameworks.