What is Psychotherapy?

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Critical Social Inquiry

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Hampshire College
Clinical psychology offers many understandings of what psychotherapy is and how it works. There are many models of therapy to choose from, but how does one choose? In this course we will explore what psychotherapy is from multiple perspectives with the intention on developing a moral and ethical framework through which psychotherapeutic practice can be critically understood. Through this exploration we will examine how shifting cultural values, the reform of the health care system, and other social factors define this healing practice. Prerequisite: Prior undergraduate background in psychology.

Independent Work Writing and Research Multiple Cultural Perspectives

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Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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UNSP-0000 is a recommended corequisite to this course.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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What is Psychotherapy?
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Peter Gilford


06:00PM-09:00PM T

Franklin Patterson Hall 103