2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

PSY 175 - Counseling Skills

Description: Principles and practices which underlie the effective and ethical use of the helping relationship in human services.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. The helping relationship
  2. Helper development
  3. Normative and non-normative crises
  4. Values and ethics in the helping relationship
  5. Developmental processes of helping
  6. Models of helping
  7. Communication skills in helping
  8. Goal-setting in helping
  9. Management of stress in helping
  10. Special topics: drugs, prejudice, violence against women, etc.Explain the concepts and values that provide a basis for paraprofessional helping relationships 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Examine and critically evaluate ethical standards in the helping relationship.
  2. Explore problem areas that are often encountered in helping relationships
  3. Identify the stages and steps in helping and apply specific counseling principles.
  4. Evaluate and explore normative and non-normative crises as opportunities for helping.
  5. Apply supportive and directive models in the helping relationship.
  6. Explore and apply the concept of self-preservation in the helping professions