HS202 Practice of Counseling

Prerequisite: HS 101, HS 201.

Students will develop a repertoire of basic counseling skills through exposure to counseling theories and practice including experiential exercises, role-playing and/or actual counseling sessions. Skills taught include: empathy, active listening, reflecting, identifying emotions, open-ended questioning, non-verbal communication, providing supportive, constructive feedback, encouraging self-disclosure, the challenging of discrepancies, helping clients develop problem-solving skills, and identifying core assumptions and beliefs which impact client decision-making and functioning. A library component is included.

3 Credit Hours