Introduction to Counseling
Course Description: This course is a study of the conceptual framework of counseling specific to the major theories in the field, as well as an exploration of the historical perspectives and philosophies upon which they are based. It is designed for those who wish to increase their understanding of counseling theory, interventions (techniques/strategies) and research as well as those who are new to the field. Some theories to be addressed include Transactional Analysis, Psychoanalysis, Person-Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Multicultural Counseling. A special emphasis will be placed on working with addicted populations and families. The course will stress the importance of continuing education, self-care, supervision and experience in the development of a good and effective counselor. This course places a strong emphasis on the importance of selecting theory based counseling interventions with every client, family or group. Course content can be applied to both individual and group counseling.
Course Length: 3-4 hours
Audience: Counseling Professionals
Prereqruisites: Initial Interviewing (C101) and Biopsychosocial Assessment (C102)
Course Author: Alexandra Lopez, MA, LCADC, SAC, DRCC, CPS, CCS
Approval No: 2082017C201D
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