This is intended as a survey course that will overview the contemporary theories, issues, and techniques of professional counseling. In brief, topics to be considered in this course include; a) legal and ethical responsibilities associated with professional counseling); b) assessments of differing therapeutic approaches (theories and techniques) to the counseling process; and c) reflection on the changing perspectives and practices in counseling including pluralism and diversity models. Students will begin to develop their own perspective of counseling through lectures and discussion, demonstrations, guest speakers, case studies, mock counseling sessions, reading, and writing papers. Experiential learning, through mock counseling sessions, with feedback from classmates and the instructor, will be stressed. Evaluation will be based on written assignments, class participation, and independent research.
A psychology class; permission of instructor.
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