NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Mar 26, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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CRMJ 2300 - Counseling Skills

This course is designed to examine the concepts and skills of counseling. It defines the role of the counselor. Students analyze appropriate counseling techniques. Students identify appropriate guidance to clients within the criminal justice system. Students differentiate the counselor’s role within the criminal justice field. Students develop counseling skills to be used in the field.

Credits: 3

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1010 English I

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of CNSL_CRMJ_SOC 2300 Counseling Skills, , the student will:

  1. Differentiate between lay counseling and professional counseling.
  2. Identify factors that foster and block good communication and rapport building.
  3. Describe the Core Conditions of helping relationships.
  4. Demonstrate competent practice with the Core Conditions of helping relationships.
  5. Explain the role of client resistance in helping relationships.
  6. Describe current legal and ethical practices in helping relationships.
  7. Differentiate Assertive versus Non-Assertive communication styles.
  8. Explore communication and counseling skills appropriate for various client populations, including multicultural interaction.
  9. Explain the importance of self-care strategies for the counselor role.
  10. Compare several major counseling theories.

Cross-listed: CNSL 2300 and SOC 2300 - Counseling Skills

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