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Counseling Theory

Course Number: 10550205
Credits: 3.00

Course Description

10-550-205 COUNSELING THEORY ... Summarize the history of, and explore the primary concepts within, the major approaches to counseling. Explore the empirical foundations of each theory. Examine application of theories to counseling. Review specific techniques of each theoretical approach. Examine the role of the counselor within each theoretical approach. Explore the role of the counselor, the scope of practice, and the ethical implications in counseling. (Prerequisite: 10-550-206, Intro to Interview & Counsel.)

Course Typically Offered

  • Spring

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Analyze Trauma Informed Care
  2. Evaluate how historical theories have influenced modern counseling
  3. Explain the application of theories
  4. Explore the importance of cultural competence in counseling
  5. Evaluate evidence-based counseling models
  6. Explore ethical considerations in the counseling relationship
  7. Explain the role of Motivational Interviewing in counseling
  8. Identify professional counseling theory alignment as a counselor