2015-2016 Catalog

HMSV 1120 Helping Skills and Techniques

4.5 - 0.0 - 4.5

Course Description

This course introduces students to basic interpersonal skills such as appropriate self-disclosure, active listening, and constructive challenging. The course also prepares students to use professional helping skills on a one-to-basis. Helping skills that are discussed and practiced include at least four of the following: active listening, reflective feedback, summarizing, self-disclosing, displaying empathy, confronting, establishing rapport, and communicating at the client's comprehension level. Students acquire and demonstrate skills through videotaped role-plays, in-class role-plays, counseling critiques, case studies, and other experiential exercises.