cnsl547 | Graduate

Individual Counseling

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This course focuses on intensive skill building in individual counseling. The relationship between assessment, theory, application of strategy and intervention, setting goals with clients, closure, and referral are emphasized as essential to the counseling environment. Emphasis is also placed on treatment plans, ethics, and cultural diversity.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. 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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    Defining Personality and Change

    • Integrate attending skills with a working theoretical orientation
    • Define the theoretical model that influences the manner in which the counselor helps clients
    • Identify current strategies for treatment of common presenting problems based on a specific theoretical orientation in view of the current standards of care
    • Review working theories and theoretical orientations of counseling personality and behavior change

    Establishing Priorities and Goals

    • Develop a well-written and comprehensive treatment plan from assessment data
    • Identify and prioritize presented problems
    • Facilitate client goal-setting and intervention / action plans

    Establishing Communication

    • Define the role of questioning in assessment and intervention
    • Develop client observation skills in relationship to verbal and nonverbal cues and responses
    • Identify the influence of factors such as age, gender, and ethnicity in the counseling relationship

    Enhancing the Therapeutic Relationship

    • Describe how to elicit critical client content and incorporate it into the therapeutic process
    • Identify and develop strategies to address client resistance at various points in the therapeutic relationship

    Intervention Strategies

    • Examine the use of confrontation in counseling
    • Explore basic influencing strategies
    • Discuss the interaction of counseling within and between the larger system of family, school, and culture

    Assessment and Termination Planning

    • Define the role of termination and referral in the counseling relationship
    • Demonstrate an ability to analyze and critique individual skills and identify areas requiring improvement and develop strategies of improvements
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