2020-2021 Catalog

COUN 501 Introduction to Counseling Practice

This graduate-level course introduces fundamental counseling skills needed to facilitate therapeutic change. The objective of this course is to train students to conduct a client interview using the foundational practices of the field. Topics explored include essential interviewing and counseling skills, establishing a therapeutic alliance, counselor characteristics and behaviors that influence helping processes, and professional documentation. Students will also learn a general framework for understanding and practicing consultation and an orientation to wellness and prevention as desired counseling goals. Methods of instruction involve a mixture of in-class face-to-face learning and online asynchronous learning.

Credits

5

Prerequisite

Admission to the MAC Program.