Dec 05, 2021  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COUN 540 - Foundations of Counseling


3 Credits
An introduction to the field of counseling. It is intended to provide an understanding of the many aspects of the professional functions that professional counselors will engage in when working in counseling organizations designed around community and school models of service delivery. Emphasis is offered on the collaborative role of the counselor in community and school settings, including strategies for interagency collaboration. The history of the counseling profession, including philosophy and trends, will be discussed. Students will be exposed to the diverse role of the counselor, including the counselor’s professional identity in relation to other professional and support personnel, and self-care strategies appropriate to the role. Finally, orientation to the professional community via involvement with local and state level counseling organizations is included in this foundational course.



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