IBH 6305

About This Course

This course introduces students to foundational and modern counseling theories with an emphasis on critical analysis, intentional integration of theoretical perspectives, and application to clinical practice. Theory is applied to clinical practice as it informs case conceptualization, role of the therapeutic relationship, and specific clinical interventions and processes. Emphasis is placed on critically analyzing theories for socio-cultural attunement and the realities of working with diverse populations and presenting concerns. Individual and systemic perspectives are explored, and students gain in-depth application experience through ongoing role-plays in which they further develop basic counseling skills and practice applying interventions learned in the course. Emphasis is also placed on self-of-the-counselor awareness as students work to identify theories that align with their personal approaches to counseling. As a summative assessment, students develop their own integrated approach to counseling informed by theories.

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