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 Course Title:   Counseling Theories and Therapies

 Title Abbreviation:   COUN THEORIES/THERAPIES

 Department:    HSERV

 Course #:    222

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    511508

 EPC:    424

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Special emphasis on designated major counseling theories and techniques. Includes an exploration of the process of learning and the different learning styles encountered by counselors and human service professionals.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify concepts taught in course.
  2. Identify theories currently in use.
  3. Apply concepts and theories of counseling by describing, analyzing and evaluating.
  4. Identify students' own eclectic model.
  5. Develop familiarity with Best Practices and evidenced based outcomes.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.6 Recognize how the value and biases in different disciplines can affect the ways in which data is analyzed.
2.7 Identify and evaluate connections and relationships among disciplines.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.

Course Contents

  1. Counseling theories and therapies currently being employed in the Human Services profession.
  2. Skills.
  3. Counselor self-disclosure.
  4. Pluralistic perspective for each of the counseling theories introduced.
  5. Best Practices.
  6. Teaching and reaching patients with different learning styles.