Therapeutic Models

What are Psychological Therapies?

Painting by RochThere are three general categories:

  • Behavioural therapies work with conscious processes and focus on cognitions and behaviours.
  • Humanistic therapies seek to empower the client through self actualisation – working with the ‘here and now’.
  • Psychoanalytic or psychodynamic counselling works through recognising unconscious processes and bringing them into consciousness.

At the University of Leicester, most of our courses are based on a Psychodynamic model.

We also offer a Foundation Degree in Drug and Alcohol Counselling that has motivational interviewing as its core model.

Find out more about therapeutic models

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