Introduction to Counseling

1 Graduate credit
Effective January 1, 2018 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

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 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Counseling Richards, Amanda C Books Course details