Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

PSY 701 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling

3 hours; 3 credits. This course is an introductory course for the psychology department's Master's program in Mental Health Counseling. In addition to providing a professional orientation, it introduces a wide range of practice approaches and issues that will be explored in greater depth in individual program courses. This course introduces students to essential counseling and the building of the therapeutic alliance (e.g., therapeutic listening skills, empathy training, basic interviewing and mental status assessment). The importance of professional, ethical and multicultural concerns will be stressed. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master's Degree Program in Mental Health Counseling.