PY 590A: Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction

Synonym:

66433 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Margaret Connor

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Spring 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Wednesdays 1/20 - 5/5 (4:00PM-6:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Individual Assessment & Intervention Strategies
Required of and Restricted to Spring 2010 entering CMHC I and CMHC-SAAC I students.

This course is designed to help the beginning mental health professional acquire fundamental counseling skills. Theoretical approaches, including cognitive behavioral, systemic, humanistic, relational, and psychodynamic, will be introduced. Topics include counselor roles and ethics, the dimensions of contemporary mental health practice, and the multicultural counseling perspective. Students will also explore the particular interpersonal dynamics of helping relationships and develop self-in-role awareness. The course balances theory and practical learning through in-class counseling practice.