PSYCH 401 - Foundational Helping Skills

Foundational Helping Skills: Research and Practice. An introduction to foundational helping skills, the interview process, and best practices in the field. Our study is based on a "beginning, middle, and end" model of the therapeutic process, which we examine through different theoretical perspectives. Students focus on cultivating helping and interviewing skills that can be applied within any area of psychology and review strategies for obtaining accurate information and avoiding bias in the interview. This class develops skills useful for graduate school in the helping field or for entry-level helping professions, and for those who want to develop listening skills essential for personal and professional success. This class includes both a lecture/discussion section and a lab section. Prerequisites: Junior/Senior standing, a declared Psychology major, and permission of the instructor. Distribution Requirements: SB.
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