2610. Principles of Counseling I. 3 hours. An introduction to the broad range of counseling services and their application to schools and community agencies. May be taken concurrently with COUN 3620, 3630, 3640, 4610 and 4620.
3600. Therapeutic Play. 3 hours. Didactic and experiential training in how to be a therapeutic agent in children’s lives by using structured therapeutic play sessions. Participants are taught basic child-centered play therapy principles and skills, including reflective listening, recognizing and responding to children’s feelings, therapeutic limit setting, building children’s self-esteem, and structuring therapeutic play sessions with children using a special kit of selected toys. Observations of play therapy sessions and skill building therapeutic play sessions are required.
3620. Principles of Counseling II. 3 hours. An integrated overview of counseling services through personal self-exploration by the counseling associate. Focus is on the understanding of interpersonal dynamics through self-awareness.
3630. Survey of Career Development and Career Guidance. 3 hours. Overview of current problems and developments in career choices.
3640. Group Process in Helping Relationships. 3 hours. Group dynamics laboratory: group functions and leadership styles as related to helping relationships.
4610. Appraisal Techniques. 3 hours. Principles, concepts, procedures of appraisal, and utilizing tests and non-test instruments and techniques.
4620. Interpersonal Skills in Helping Relationships. 3 hours. Didactic and experiential training in interpersonal relationships; analysis and application of effective counseling activities.
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