Counseling & Helping Relationships I: Transpersonal Art Therapy

This course provides a general framework for understanding and practicing counseling and consultation, including an understanding of counseling in a multicultural society. Crisis intervention and suicide prevention models are introduced, including the use of psychological first aid strategies. Counseling practice is founded on mindfulness and transpersonal perspectives that emphasize wellness and prevention as primary counseling goals. Other topics covered include a history of the profession, theoretical orientations (including family systems, ethics, and counseling skills), and the development and stages of a therapeutic relationship. Videotaped practice sessions demonstrate the development of students' professional skills, knowledge, and personal growth, as well as their developing awareness of the relationship between self and other.
Course Number: CNSA631
Units: 3.0