Course Description –
Students will explore major counseling theories and how to apply these theories into practice. Students will also learn about the becoming a counselor and the therapeutic process. Students will develop a framework to their own synthesis of various aspects of the approaches to counseling by applying these approaches to the client, Stan.

Pre-requisite –

  • None

Required Course Resources –

  • Corey, G. (2013). Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy. (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.
  • Corey, G. (2013). DVD for Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy: The Case of Stan and Lecturettes. (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.

Course Learning Outcomes –

  • Students will be able to integrate therapeutic approaches to develop their own frameworks for effective counseling.
  • Students will be exposed to a variety of ethical and professional issues in counseling and the ways to address these issues.
  • To develop self-evaluation skills, writing skills, and critical thinking skills.
  • Become aware of various community resources
  • Students will understand and be able to offer a critique of the major counseling theories for multicultural and diversity clients.
  • Students will become more knowledgeable in the area of theories to become better prepared for the licensure and certification examinations.

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