PSYC526 - Theoretical Foundations in Complementary Health Counseling

This course explores the theory base of complementary health counseling. The seminar begins with a stress and health exploration of the biological bases of health and disease and includes an overview of psycho-neuroimmunology stress and health. The course examines the contributions of learning theory and cognitive behavioral models, learned helplessness and self-efficacy, stress and coping with an emphasis on social bases of health and disease, Engel.s bio-psychosocial hierarchy, family systems, health and disease, and concludes with ethno-cultural variables and health and existential and meaning making models.

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