The Art of Counseling

Winter 2016 quarter

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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.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

psychology, health and human services.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day and Weekend


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Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online

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Required Fees

$80 for expressive arts therapy supplies and tuition for Tai Ji workshop for developing focus and presence as a counselor and learning about East-West psychology.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Winter)

Class standing: Junior–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Course Reference Numbers

Jr (16 credits): 20119
Sr (16 credits): 20120

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