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2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  PSY 110 General Psychology

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe and demonstrate the basic principles of counseling, listening, and attending skills.
  2. Evaluate the various theoretical models of counseling and their efficiency in the treatment of various counseling issues.
  3. Describe and apply the ethical and professional principles of counseling.
  4. Identify personal qualities that foster a therapeutic relationship and the process by which counselors develop their own counseling styles.
  5. Explain the role of cultural competency skills and how they are applied to counseling practice.