525 Essential Interviewing Skills

This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to use a systematic and developmental counseling theory with skills:  Stage I) Compassionate Joining (basic communication skills and processes, physical and psychological attending, concreteness, primary accurate empathy, genuineness, and respect).  Stage II) Challenging Skills.  Stage III) Co-active Contracting.  Students will learn and practice skills through role play (using real issues), lecture, video tape evaluation, and written exercises.