Advanced Counseling Skills I

Through experiential and theoretical exercises, students learn how counselors, dance/movement therapists, and body psychotherapists apply somatically based counseling skills to advanced counseling theory. Developmental theory is explored through the lens of object relations, self-psychology, and attachment theory, and their implications for clinical practice. As an extension of these theories, the ethics, strategies, and practices for the use of touch in somatically oriented sessions will be introduced. Students continue to develop and refine clinical skills through classroom practice sessions, assessment of outside session videos, and written assignments. Prerequisite: CNSS610.
Course Number: CNSS605
Units: 2.0