PY 590A: Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction

Synonym:

73638 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Margaret Connor

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Spring 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Wednesdays 1/19 - 5/4 (4:00PM-6:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Individual Assessment & Intervention Strategies
Required of and restricted to Spring 2011 entering CMHC I and CMHC-SAAC I students; others by written permission of Program Director provided to the Registrar's Office via Antioch email.

The focus of the course is on the nature of counseling, the acquisition of fundamental counseling skills, and the relationship of skills to theoretical concepts, in particular, those of the Humanistic and Person-Centered perspectives. The course includes both didactic and experiential formats and is designed to be a first opportunity to try out new skills. Methods will include lectures, small group activities, large group observation of student practice, and dyadic role plays in which students take turns assuming roles of both ?counselor? and ?client?. Students will explore the interpersonal dynamics of the helping relationship and develop self-in-role skills, such as self-reflection and strategies for self-care.