The course materials for Psychology 406: Introduction to
Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy include the items
listed below. If you find that any items are missing from your course
package, please contact Course Materials at Athabasca University as
soon as possible. You may contact Course Materials through the
automated attendant 1–800–788–9041, ext. 6366, or dial direct to
780–675–6366. You may wish to send an email message to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or write in care of Course Materials, Tim Byrne
Centre, 4001 Hwy 2 South, Athabasca, AB Canada T9S 1A4.
Corey, G. (2005). Theory and Practice of Counseling and
Psychotherapy (7th ed.). Scarborough, ON: Brooks/Cole.
Gerald Corey is recognized in counselling psychology for his work
in the areas of skills, theory, and techniques of counselling and
psychotherapy. This text provides an overview of the major theoretical
systems in contemporary psychology, with a particular emphasis on
practical applications of the concepts, as well as the importance of
personal reflection and integration.
The publisher has created a website to accompany this text: http://www.wadsworth.com/cgi-wadsworth/course_products_wp.pl?fid=M20bI&flag=instructor&product_isbn_issn=9780534536053&discipline_number=7. The
student resources are of particular relevance, providing online
quizzes for each of the theoretical chapters, key words for searching
the InfoTrac online database available through the Athabasca
University Library, and links to other sites and other resources. You
can access this site directly, or you can select the “Textbook” link
of Psychology 406 Online (see the “Psychology 406
Online” section of this Course and Assignment Manual).
Corey, G. (2009). Case Approach to Counseling and
Psychotherapy (7th ed.). Scarborough, ON: Brooks/Cole.
The Case Approach text brings to life the abstract
concepts presented in the course materials. Consider this text as
supplemental; it will not appear in the content of the Midterm Exam or
Final Exam. It is intended to help you make the links between theory
and practice and will be particularly useful in completing the Case
Corey, G. (2005). Student Manual for Theory and
Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (7th ed.). Scarborough,
The Student Manual provides an important supplement to the
text materials. It contains activities and exercises designed to help
you review and practise what you have learned in each text unit. It
contains activities, discussion questions, case examples, and
experiential exercises designed to bring the theoretical models to
life and to assist you in integrating and applying the concepts.
Corey, G., & Haynes, R. (2005). Integrative
Counseling CD–ROM. Brooks/Cole.
Although not required, this is an excellent resource, which
includes lecturette videos and videos of actual counselling sessions
by the textbook author, Gerald Corey. In addition, there are key
points, reflections, and responses, which can be emailed to your
tutor, and additional references, including Web links and links to
InfoTrac, a psychology study resource.
Athabasca University Materials
Study Guide: The Study Guide provides
unit–by–unit instructions for working your way through the course
materials. Be sure to follow the Study Process in each unit. Pay close
attention to the Learning Objectives as they indicate what you should
accomplish in each unit. Review the unit learning objectives again
once you complete a unit, before you go on to the next unit.
Course and Assignment Manual: This Course and
Assignment Manual contains information you will need to complete
the course successfully. You are advised to read this manual through
carefully before you begin your studies. Pay
particular attention to the course objectives and the suggested study
schedule. They indicate what you should be working on each week and
when assignments should be sent in. Detailed descriptions of the
course assignments, Midterm Exam, Final Exam, and the instructions for
completing them are included in this Manual. Be sure to
review the criteria for each of the evaluation components early on in
your study process.
Reading File: The Reading File contains
an important required reading for Unit 13. The Study Guide
will direct you to this reading at the appropriate time.
Forms: The forms you may require to submit an
exercise, request an examination or notify the University of a change
in your status as a student can be accessed electronically through the
myAU portal. If you have any questions or if you need assistance
completing any required forms, please contact the AU Information
Centre. If you do not have access to the Internet or are unable to
obtain the forms online, please contact the AU Information Centre to
request that printed copies be sent to you. You can reach the AU
Information Centre at 1-800-788-9041.
The following online components are not found in your course
package, of course, but are listed here to help you see how the entire
course package—print and electronic—fits together to provide you with
a unified learning experience.
Psychology 406 Home Page: The home page for Psychology
406 can be accessed following the instructions given in the
“Psychology 406 Online” section of this Course and
Assignment Manual. Only students who are registered in the course
will have access to the entire course website.
Digital Reading Room: The Digital Reading Room
(DRR) is a function of the Athabasca University Library in support of
Psychology 406. You may think of it as an electronic version
of a library reserve system, or a virtual reading room. Information on
gaining access to the Digital Reading Room is provided in this
Course and Assignment Manual, in the Study Guide
units, and on the course home page. Read the “Library Services”
section of this Course and Assignment Manual and explore the
Athabasca University Library online information by clicking on
“Library” from the Athabasca University home page at www.athabascau.ca.