COU 315 Counseling Skills in Human Services

This course contains didactic presentations, classroom discussion, and interactive laboratory components related to listening and empathy skills.  Overview of basic counseling skills in human services profession including: counseling theories; the therapeutic relationship in counseling; and client assessment.  Students will perform bio-psychosocial assessments, interviews, and documentation.  Students will receive HIPPA training in patient/client confidentiality laws. This course is a Pre-requisite to HMS 106, Human Services Practicum I and the student must demonstrate therapeutic communication skills and pass a test of the HIPPA laws in order to participate in the Human Services Practicum. Pre-requisite(s): COU 300.