Ch 1: The History of Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Watch video lessons on the history of counseling and psychotherapy to learn about the development of common counseling methods, important pioneers in the field and more. These lessons are just a portion of our online study guide and video collection.

The History of Counseling and Psychotherapy - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter on the history of counseling and psychotherapy over the decades is taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors. The lessons begin by exploring the development of counseling methods as far back as the 14th century. You'll learn about the early years of counseling from 1900-1940, with an examination of how vocational and guidance counseling developed. In addition, you'll study the growth of counseling as a professional option between 1940 and 1980 and analyze challenges for counselors in the new millennium, including the rise of brief counseling and the effects of the advent of the Internet. This chapter is designed to teach you about:

  • The early development of counseling
  • The rise of vocational guidance counseling
  • The emergence of counseling as a profession
  • The history of counseling theories and associations
  • Modern-day challenges in counseling

Video Objective
The History of Counseling: Before 1900 Understand the development of important counseling methods, looking at early pioneers in the field, such as St. Augustine, Johann Weyer and Wilhelm Wundt.
The Early Years of Counseling: 1900-1940 Chronicle the rise of vocational and educational counseling, looking specifically at the work of Frank Parsons, William Healy and E.G. Williamson from 1900-1940.
Counseling as a Profession: 1940-1980 Discuss the growth of counseling and psychotherapy as a profession between 1940 and 1950, as well as the effects of World War II on the counseling field.
Counseling Challenges in the New Millennium Analyze changes in counseling views and methods in the new millennium, including the need for multicultural counseling, increased counseling regulations and the rise of brief counseling.

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