PHIL 367 – Philosophy for Counsellors

This course is designed to enhance philosophical reasoning skills and increase knowledge of the content of philosophy in order to improve ability to deal with the issues and problems presented by patients and clients. The most successful methods in clinical psychology, psychotherapy, and counselling clinical methods, such as Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy, existential therapy, cognitive therapy, and Logo therapy, are largely fashioned after philosophy. Philosophical training is invaluable to clinical psychologists, therapists, and counsellors in their professional services to the public. This leaves them better prepared to deal with their clients’ philosophical issues such as ethical decision-making, sorting out confused reasoning, coming to terms with religion, defining reality, and determining what it means to be a healthy person within society.