HUS 200 - Introduction to Counseling Skills
Course Description: This course focuses on the techniques and processes involved in helping relationships. Students explore the basic concepts and facilitative skills of helping relationships while building effective observation, assessment, treatment planning, and one-on-one interview skills. Students are introduced to counseling theories and their related processes and techniques including behavioral, person-centered, and relationship building. Through a combination of readings, lectures, and structured learning experiences and exercises, students explore the nature and range of human characteristics and individual potential interventions.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Integrate basic individual counseling skills by using insight skills techniques such as interpretation & self-disclosure; and using exploration skills techniques such as open questioning and reflection of feeling
- Identify and describe the differences between behavioral and person-centered theory & techniques
- Design a basic service plan using fundamental concepts such as goals and tasks
- Integrate neutral writing in clinical notes used in human services professional settings
- Apply appropriate considerations when working with diverse populations
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