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Personal Journal - 10%
Audiotaped Sessions - 60%
Skills-Analysis Paper - 20%
Participation - 10%
The aim of this course is to introduce the student to interviewing skills, including basic listening and influencing skills and strategies, core conditions, case conceptualization, and making a treatment plan. This course is a practice-oriented course designed to explore counseling skills. This course will help students to develop knowledge of counseling skills that are used by counselors in a range of settings, and give students opportunities to practice these skills under supervision.
Basic listening skills: attending behavior, observation skills, questioning, encouraging, paraphrasing, summarizing, and reflection of feelings. Influencing skills and strategies: Confrontation, exploring the story from multiple perspectives, reflection of meaning and interpretation/reframing, self-disclosure and feedback, logical consequences, information/advice, and directives. The core conditions: unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and empathy. Case conceptualization, skill integration, treatment planning, and using theory with microskills.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. demonstrate knowledge of basic listening and influencing skills, and strategies in counseling
2. integrate basic listening and influencing skills, and strategies in counseling
3. practice and demonstrate basic listening and influencing skills, and strategies in counseling
4. develop and evaluate case conceptualizations and treatment plans by using theory with microskills, person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and brief counseling
5. demonstrate a self-awareness as a professional counselor