COUN 552: Introduction to Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling
This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of counseling. Students will engage in a critical examination of the roles, functions, responsibilities and typical settings of counseling professionals. Students will study issues related to credentialing, licensure, and professional development. In addition, the course will explore approaches to various types of counseling, principles and techniques, and work of the professional counselor. Students will also learn skills in technological competence and computer literacy necessary for effective professional counseling practice. 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisites: Matriculation in Graduate Counseling Program or undeclared graduate students.