Jun 20, 2024  
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HHSM375 Counseling Theory and Skills (3 cr.)

This course provides students with an overview of the major theories in counseling and psychotherapy and is designed to expose students to essential skills and techniques needed for client engagement, follow-through, completion, and overall therapeutic effectiveness.  This course is highly experiential in its format, utilizing role plays, interviews, and the opportunity for the students to identify their own values, interpersonal style, and increased self-awareness.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Integrate counseling theory and therapeutic skill development.
  2. Develop skills in effective and appropriate non-verbal and verbal responses.
  3. Use appropriate client interview techniques to surface critical information.
  4. Recognize cultural considerations when working with clients.
  5. Identify issues of privacy and maintain boundaries in working with clients, groups, or communities.
  6. Assess personal ethics, values, and interpersonal skills and how they relate to professional interactions with clients.

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