Apr 05, 2020  
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COUN 524 - Professional Counseling I

2 hours
Students in this course engage in in-depth examination of their reasons for wanting to become mental health professionals, further define their short- and long-term career goals within the helping professions, and develop a highly personalized career map that guides them through graduate school and beyond. Issues relevant to the practice of professional counseling are studied, such as professional identity; counselor personal characteristics, religious and spiritual values, self-evaluation, roles and functions, and supervision. Attention is given to the challenges faced by mental health providers and a personal wellness plan is developed so students are equipped to face those challenges. Professional associations, accreditation, credentialing, and current and future trends in the field are also examined. Lab Fee: 6 ($90)
Prerequisite(s): Having obtained regular admission to the MS Counseling program or special permission of the program.