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Course Description: This is a fundamental counseling course designed to provide students with a conceptual model and the communication tools necessary to facilitate the helping relationship. The course emphasizes therapeutic communication skills and client reactions/ behaviors within a procedural framework that facilitate movement in the counseling relationship. Special attention is given to listening well and producing the appropriate responses to enhance the quality and the effectiveness of the therapeutic “dance ”. The focus is on helping students gain a conceptual, observational and behavioral understanding of the varied skills, as they practice them. Thus, actual hands-on experience from all participants is expected.
Asbury Theological Seminary
CO, 655, COUNSELING, RELATIONS:, PROCESS, AND, SKILLS, FA08