Theoretical Perspectives Online Text-based Home Course (7 CE)

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 This course presents treatment planning via an overview of the following theoretical perspectives: psychodynamic, existential and humanistic, behavioral therapy, family systems models including strategic communications MRI, humanistic experiential, structural and multi-generational. Also covered are brief psychotherapy, postmodern therapy (solution focused and narrative), play therapy as well as group therapy. The different models are analyzed through their salient theoretical constructs, time orientation, duration, the role of the therapist, the preferred unit of treatment, technologies and techniques. Pop quizzes following each topic help focus and concretize important concepts.

Authors: Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT, Chuck Moshontz, M.A., LMFT, Pam Sirota, Psy.D., LMFT

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the foundational concepts of a range of theoretical approaches.
  2. Develop goals and interventions consistent with one or more theoretical orientations.
  3. Select model(s) of therapy as appropriate to the client(s).
  4. Adjust the model(s) of therapy to the client need, unit of treatment and duration of therapy.


Advantages of taking Gerry Grossman Seminars at-home CE courses:

  • Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
  • You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
  • Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
  • California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.