Introduction to the Counseling Profession (503)


Course Memo

The primary purpose of this course is to introduce the foundations of the counseling profession and its specialty areas, including the profession's history and philosophy, counselor professional identity, professional roles, settings, advocacy, and cross disciplinary collaboration among specialty areas and other mental health professions. Special attention will be devoted to the Wellness Model related to the counseling field, including related core Adlerian concepts. Students will gain an understanding of prevention, intervention, multicultural, social justice, and advocacy within each specialty area, including prevention and intervention strategies related to crisis, trauma and suicide.