Counseling Course

Professional Counseling Course

Duration – 3 Months

Weekly Classes – 3 Days

Course Objective :-

Course Objectives include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. The student will identify, explain, and/or describe generally accepted characteristics of
effective helpers.
2. Students will differentiate counseling from traditional interpretations of guidance,
psychotherapy, and consultation via explanation, description, or the identification of
descriptive statements.
3. Students will distinguish between the outcome and process goals of counseling and
consultation via explanation, description, or the identification of descriptive statements.
4. Students will identify, generate responses, and/or demonstrate appropriate behaviors which
are consistent with the Ethical Standards and Standards of Practice of the American
Counseling Association, including differentiating between ethical and legal issues.
5. Students will identify, explain, and/or describe characteristics and behaviors that influence
helping processes, including, but not limited to age, gender, ethnicity, culture, race, lifestyle,
verbal and nonverbal communication styles, personal characteristics, traits, capabilities and
life circumstances.
6. Students will identify, describe, and/or apply appropriate counseling skills to
client/consultees who are different from the counselor in terms of race, cultural background,
gender, age, physical abilities, lifestyle, and/or other criteria.
7. Students will identify, describe, and/or apply appropriate counseling skills to clients who are
reluctant or resistant.
8. Students will identify, describe, and/or apply appropriate counseling skills to clients who are
suicidal.
9. Students will identify and/or list and describe the typical stages of counseling initial
interview through termination.
10. Students will identify, explain, apply, and/or evaluate hypothetical examples of basic
listening, empathy, genuineness, unconditional positive regard, concreteness, immediacy,
confrontation, self-disclosure, structuring, use of silence and nonverbal communication,communication leads such as interpretation, probes, reassurances, questions, and restatements and reflections.
11. Students will identify, explain, or demonstrate behaviors congruent with currently accepted,
psycho-dynamic, cognitive-behavioral and effective counseling theories, techniques, and
practices, including, but not limited to Psychoanalytic, Adlerian, Existential, Person-centered, Gestalt, Behavioral, Cognitive-behavioral, Reality, Family systems, and Solution focused.

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