The Art of Counseling
Winter 2016 quarter
This upper-division program will focus on both theory and practice in the field of psychology related to counseling for individuals, groups, and communities. The program will also focus on applications of social justice multicultural counseling work in the mental health field through theoretical readings and case studies.
Students will study personality theory to understand the theoretical orientations that support counseling practice from psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic, and transpersonal paradigms in psychology. Students will develop paraprofessional counseling skills based on peer counseling, energy psychology, and expressive arts therapy models of practice. Mindfulness and somatic practices will be explored in terms of developing presence as a counselor, therapeutic skills, and understanding interpersonal dynamics in counseling situations.
Modes of instructions will include seminars, counseling labs, workshops, assessments, and theoretical projects.
Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies or careers in
Location and Schedule
Offered during: Day and Weekend