ECPSP 778 - Counseling Techniques for School Psychologists

Overview

Course Title

Counseling Techniques for School Psychologists

Description

This course is intended to build skills in the helping process using a cognitive behavioral therapy model. Students practice micro skills with volunteer subjects and with each other. Students also develop beginning skills in conducting play sessions with young children. Active listening using the language of play is taught, as well as structured play techniques that may be used in cognitive behavioral play therapy or incorporated into counseling with younger children. Class sessions are devoted primarily to direct instruction in and micro training of counseling and interviewing skills, and play therapy techniques. Both cultural and developmental adaptations to cognitive behavioral therapy are discussed. In addition, relaxation and social skills training and stop and think interventions are introduced.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Graduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Requisites

034326

Course Schedule