NVCC COLLEGE -WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
HMS 122 - BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS II (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Expands the development of counseling skills needed to function effectively in a helping relationship. Emphasizes skills in responding, personalizing, summarizing and initiating. Clarifies personal skill strengths, deficits and goals for skill improvement. Develops plans for achieving personal and program goals. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

A. To increase students competency in the helping skills learned in Basic Counseling Skills I.

B. To introduce and train students in the initiative helping skills.

C. To enable students to explore themselves and their interpersonal relationships.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Successful completion of Basic Counseling Skills I, and English, reading and writing

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

A. Facilitate a helping relationship with the client demonstrating effective levels of self-exploration

B. Set personal and client goals and detail the plans for achieving these goals

C. To discuss ones future career in counseling

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED A. The initiative skills of helping

B. The initiative core conditions

C. Personalizing

D. Internalizing and externalizing by the client

E. Additive empathy

F. Identification of client affect and themes

G. Tape recording a counseling session

EXTRA TOPICS (Optional) A. Teaching as treatment

B. Selected skills from some of the major therapeutic models

March 1988

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