CNSL 554 Intro/Counseling Techniques
This is a skills-based course designed to introduce students to the art and science of counseling and the early stages of the helping process. This goal will be met through the application of counseling theory to counseling practice. The art of counseling refers to the personalization the counselor brings to the counseling relationship and includes establishing a positive rapport with the client. The science of counseling includes critical thinking, assessment, use of data, and evaluation. Throughout this course, we will employ role plays and practice sessions to explore the ways in which theory informs practice and how counseling practice informs theory development.