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Build upon your skills with counseling classes 

Counseling professionals spend much of their time helping guide others through difficult periods in life. This requires compassion, insight and knowledge. Licensed counselors can build on their skills as competent and ethical practitioners by continuing their education with counseling courses.

You can select from a variety of counseling classes to deepen your knowledge in specific topics or branch out into new areas. This includes introductory counseling skills, basic communication patterns and how to build a healthy therapeutic relationship with clients. It also includes courses which look deeper into subjects like crisis intervention and the ethical and legal issues faced by counselors.

Our counseling courses can help licensed professionals broaden their knowledge with topics like:

  • Strategies for building rapport with clients.
  • The legal and ethical responsibilities related to counseling in schools.
  • How to differentiate between crisis intervention and long-term therapy.
  • Career and vocational counseling, including assessment and the decision-making process.

You can also learn about supervision and management in the mental health environment, human sexuality and the biological bases for behavior. When you enroll in counseling classes you’ll be supported by a dedicated staff that have experience in the areas they teach. You’ll also benefit from small classes and online resources to help you make the most of your time as a student.

You can enroll in a single course for professional growth or use the credit towards one of our degree programs. If you plan on transferring credits to an outside educational institution, you must first check with them to determine if credits are transferrable. If you plan to use these courses to meet any continuing professional education requirements, you must check with your state licensing agency for applicability.

Please note, while you can enroll in some counseling courses online, many are only offered on campus. Additionally, some counseling classes have separate admissions requirements. Call 866.484.1815 or request additional information to learn about course options.

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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice.

Individual courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.