Introduction to Counseling TheoryyAnd Techniques
A course primarily for individuals who plan to use listening and attending skills in helping professions, such as mental health counseling, human services, criminal justice, teaching, and health fields. This course is introductory in nature and includes consideration of theoretical approaches and in-class practice of skills used in counseling. Students successfully completing the course will demonstrate their understanding of the assumptions, strengths, and limitations that accompany different approaches to counseling. Students will also demonstrate their ability to practice specific techniques and skills derived from these approaches.