Counseling & Helping Relationships: Skills Practice I

Introduction to the professional practice of contemplative counseling, which emphasizes how the practice of mindfulness-awareness can inform skillful therapeutic presence that fosters healing relationships. Topics include current counseling theories and their applications, a culturally sensitive orientation to the fundamental health of the human mind, and contemplative self-care strategies for working with human suffering and cultivating wellness. The course utilizes experiential training and practice in clinical skills. Students are observed and given faculty and peer feedback.
Course Number: CNSC631
Units: 3.0