HSER 346

Counseling and Interviewing Skills

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – August 18, 2018

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course introduces students to basic counseling skills. As such, it is designed to help students develop essential helping skills needed for client engagement, follow-through, completion and overall therapeutic effectiveness. Specific skills and techniques covered include; developing rapport, building empathy and listening, encouraging trust, self-disclosure, immediacy, questioning & evoking, addressing discrepancies, etc. This course is highly experiential in its format. Students will participate in classroom exercises, real plays, and video-taping of counseling skills.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Articulate personal values about the counseling relationship and identify your own strengths and needs for further learning, training, and experience as a counselor.
  • Understand and demonstrate various helping skills including but not limited to; developing rapport, building empathy and listening, encouraging trust, self-disclosure, immediacy, questioning and evoking, and addressing discrepancies.
  • Understand the stages of the helping relationship, i.e. exploration, insight, action, and identify which helping skills are most appropriate for each stage.