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HSCD 580G Introduction to Counseling

Counseling incorporates theory and practice to foster changes in behavior. This course introduces students to counseling theory and practice and professional identity development. The fundamental knowledge and skills gained in this course help prepare students for advanced studies in substance use or co-occurring disorders counseling.
1 Graduate credit

Effective January 1, 2018 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Identify prominent counseling theories.
  • Clarify how counseling theories inform clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate basic counseling skills.
  • Develop an initial understanding of self as counselor.

Fall 2023

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Counseling Adams, Allyson May Books Course details