ccmh511 | Graduate

Fundamental Counseling Skills

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This introductory counseling skills course introduces students to fundamental helping skills. Students will develop a range of basic communication patterns to facilitate a healthy therapeutic relationship between the counselor and the client. Students learn counseling and communication skills such as, attending behaviors, eliciting, structuring, and summarizing.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    • Describe the skilled counselor training model and how it relates to counselor self-efficacy.
    • Explain the importance of ongoing self-assessment.
    • Assess personal counseling communication skills.

    Exploring and Building Rapport

    • Evaluate the use of general helping skills.
    • Describe strategies for building rapport with clients.

    Developing Client Understanding

    • Describe ethical concerns in counseling, including self-disclosure.
    • Describe communication strategies to assess client strengths.
    • Identify therapeutic situations in which “You feel” statements can be used effectively.

    Establishing Goals and Taking Action

    • Apply the decision-making process to a specific counseling scenario.
    • Demonstrate the contracting process.

    Multicultural Considerations

    • Describe techniques for assessing a client’s unique cultural perspective.
    • Apply personal counseling communication skills.
    • Explain how to modify counseling communication strategies based on a client’s unique cultural perspective.
    • Demonstrate counselor characteristics and behaviors that influence the helping process.

    Consultation and Professionalism

    • Explain the benefits and necessity of consultation in the counseling profession.
    • Assess the importance of professional behavior and professional boundaries in counseling.
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