PSY 525 Counseling Systems and Techniques
3 Semester Units
Counseling Systems and Techniques explores emerging and well-established counseling theories and practices. With a strong multicultural focus and skill development sections that connect counseling theories with clinical practice, we will examine various theories that have been grouped into four broad themes—background, emotions, thoughts, and actions.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand research on counseling effectiveness.
- Determine at least five goals of recognizing and dealing with feelings in therapy.
- Analyze person-centered counseling, including its use with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Describe the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
- Characterize factors that play a part in a clinician’s choice of preferred treatment orientations.