Helping Relationships: Prevention, Intervention, and Systems (3 credits)
Prereq: MSN611 completed.
Students develop a broad understanding of the philosophic bases of the helping processes, counseling theories and their applications. Basic and advanced helping skills will be explored in the context of developing effective empathetic listening skills. Consultation theories will be discussed and applied to case examples that address client and helper self-understanding and self-development. Students will explore the process of change as facilitated by a framework of strength and multiple models of prevention and intervention will be addressed through developing an understanding of the complex systems which impact helping relationships.