An introduction to the skills of helping and making a difference in people’s lives. Reviews different types of counselors and their theoretical orientations. Examines important historical developments that have shaped the evolution of the counseling profession. Students will explore the “self as instrument” concept in developing their own philosophy of the therapeutic relationship. A study of mental disorders, changing conceptions of normality, common forms of mental disorders and their psychological interpretation, and the principles of effective metal hygiene as it applies to the individual, home, school, and society. Prerequisite: PSY 11103 (“C-“letter grade or higher).
Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.