May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

PBH 586 Theories and Techniques of Counseling


This course introduces students to a variety of contrasting theoretical models underlying the practice of counseling. Through lectures, demonstrations, role-plays, in-class discussions, experiential activities, readings, and writing assignments, students are invited to critically evaluate the practical applications of contemporary counseling perspectives. This course aims at fostering the following counseling competencies: communication and listening, critical analysis and thinking, interpersonal and cultural sensitivity, understanding oneself through introspection and realistic self-critique, adhering to professional, ethical and legal standards and behaviors, generating and testing hypothesis about human behavior, understanding the theories and techniques of counseling and behavior change utilizing counseling skills in individual settings, integrating and applying assessment, diagnostic, consultation and education strategies.

Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree or minor in Psychology.