May 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 560 - Theories and Practice of Counseling

Survey of counseling theories with an introduction to counseling skills and practices.

Prerequisite: by permission only.


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Justify an orientation to wellness and prevention as desired counseling goals
  • Summarize counselor characteristics and behaviors that influence the helping process
  • Summarize essential interviewing and counseling skills
  • Synthesize established counseling theories into a personal model of counseling
  • Summarize a general framework for understanding and practicing consultation
  • Examine crisis intervention and suicide prevention models, including the use of psychological first aid strategies
  • Evaluate a variety of models and theories related to clinical mental health counseling, including methods, models, and principles of clinical supervision
  • Appraise current literature that outlines theories, approaches, strategies, and techniques shown to be effective when working with specific populations of clients with mental and emotional disorders
  • Demonstrate knowledge of biological, cultural, developmental, and social influences on behavior and mental health
  • Examine principles of resilience and risk factors and demonstrate skills in multi-tiered delivery of services that respond to crisis and promote learning and mental health across cultures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history and foundations of their profession

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