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HSER 346 Counseling and Interviewing Skills

This course introduces students to basic counseling skills to be used with clients dealing with a variety of issues including family challenges and substance use disorders. As such, it is designed to help students develop essential helping skills needed for client engagement, follow-through, completion and overall therapeutic effectiveness. It includes examination and practice Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, techniques central to helping others across a range of issues including substance use disorders. Specific skills covered include developing rapport, building empathy and active 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, role plays, and video-taping and self-assessment of counseling skills.
4-5 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 19, 2018 to present

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 the stages of the helping relationship and identify which helping skills are most appropriate for each stage.
  • Demonstrate various helping skills including but not limited to: developing rapport, building empathy and listening, encouraging trust, self-disclosure, and immediacy, questioning and evoking, and addressing discrepancies.
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of techniques to address client's presentation of needs related to self, relationships, and substance use.

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
50 Counseling and Interviewing Skills Gess, Jarilyn Books Course details
51 Counseling and Interviewing Skills Bruner, Molly Kay Books Course details

Summer 2022

Section Title Instructor
50 Counseling and Interviewing Skills Gess, Jarilyn Books Course details

Fall 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 Counseling and Interviewing Skills Preston, Marilyn Jean Books Course details
02 Counseling and Interviewing Skills Bruner, Molly Kay Books Course details
50 Counseling and Interviewing Skills Gess, Jarilyn Books Course details