The course presents the philosophical and theoretical bases of the helping process. Emphasis is placed on understanding the major counseling theories, basic helping skills, and applications to diverse populations. Techniques and methods from each counseling perspective will be demonstrated and practiced under faculty supervision. A major focus is on the application of the theories and methods of individual, group, and family counseling in schools and mental health settings. The course also includes professional, ethical, and legal issues related specifically to the counseling and guidance process.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN: