COUN6541: Pre-Practicum: Basic Counseling Skills

This course focuses on the development of essential listening skills for counseling effectiveness including principles and procedures of individual counseling. Students learn to apply effective interviewing and micro skills which include the use of required videotaped counseling interviews, role-playing, and counseling process models. Earning a grade of B or better in this course is necessary in order for the student to enter Practicum in Counseling. Students are expected to take COUN6541 just prior to COUN7561. If more than one year has elapsed between taking Pre-Practicum and Practicum, a demonstration of counseling skills may be required of the student or the student may need to repeat Pre-Practicum at the discretion of faculty. May be repeated for credit.


4 sessions of individual or relational counseling