PSY 227 Introduction to Counseling

This course provides students with an experiential laboratory to learn and practice listening and attending skills essential to the counseling process. A recovery oriented philosophy will be promoted as the students learn how to assess psychological behaviors and disorders conceptualize problems, develop treatment goals and utilize therapeutic techniques in their work with individuals. Contextual factors including personal experiences, culture, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, disability, spirituality gender and sexual orientation will be explored and students will have an opportunity to meet with various consumers and family members to understand their experience.