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This introductory course covers the theory and philosophy of counseling, the distinction between counseling and psychotherapy, personality types and development, learning theory, and trait theory. Students become involved in the counseling experience and investigate the variables of client, counselor, setting, methods, and expectations, as well as basic theories of client-centered counseling, behavioral counseling, and counseling based on the theory of individual differences. Students learn to handle real-life situations with confidence.

Note: Requirement for Professional Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling. To receive credit toward CCAPP certification, students must enroll for a letter grade.

Course Number: PSY-40346
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Substance Use Disorder Counseling

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