PSYC 235 - Introduction to Helping and Counseling Skills
Number of Credits: 3
Utilize introductory counseling skills to guide interpersonal relationships, direct empathy skills, and establish positive interactions with others. Through the use of role play, create a helping relationship as a precursor for further studies in counseling, or to foster empathy and listening skills. Human resources personnel, clergy, educators, and human services providers may find these skills especially relevant. Prerequisite: PSYC-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. (Fall and Spring terms) Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.
Pre-requisite(s): PSYC 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate the function and usefulness of basic counseling skills.
2. Utilize counseling skills at a beginner level.
3. Reflect on the effect of personal and sociocultural influences.
4. Engage in effective problem solving, solution development, and implementation.
5. Differentiate various counseling and helping theories and schools of thought in an array of contexts.
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