PSY 217 - Introduction to Counseling Theory and Practice
Theoretical foundations and techniques associated with a variety of individual counseling approaches including psychoanalytic, humanistic, existential, cognitive - behavioral, feminist, and integrative. Basic counseling skills are introduced and practiced.
Prerequisite: PSY 110 General Psychology
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Describe and demonstrate the basic principles of counseling, listening, and attending skills.
- Evaluate the various theoretical models of counseling and their efficiency in the treatment of various counseling issues.
- Describe and apply the ethical and professional principles of counseling.
- Identify personal qualities that foster a therapeutic relationship and the process by which counselors develop their own counseling styles.
- Explain the role of cultural competency skills and how they are applied to counseling practice.