Counseling Techniques

This course consists of laboratory training in counseling skills and application of major theories of counseling and psychotherapy with a special focus on gender, culture, ethical dilemmas, counselor preparation, and common theoretically-based assessment and case formulation strategies. The course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to begin a counseling practicum that include the following: counseling micro-skills, intervention strategies, treatment planning, goal setting, and counseling termination. Emphasis is on application of theoretical approaches to counseling strategies. Prerequisite: 540.