COU CN501 - Clinical Skills and Practicum I

(Credits: 4)

This course provides students with a forum for integrating their Classroom learning with their field experience. The Course introduces students to basic counseling skills as well as the intake interview and mental status exam; the class is largely devoted to learning and practicing these skills. Course content will also address, as needed: ethics, psychopathology, psychological theory, and the role of the self in counseling. In addition, students will be in the field for the first part of a practicum that requires a minimum total of 360 hours, with 90 hours of direct client services. During the first semester, students will be observing and having limited interaction with clients under supervision.