Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
    
    Sep 29, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COUN 544 - Foundations of Clinical Counseling

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This course offers the beginning clinical counseling student a comprehensive introduction to the profession. Ethical, legal, and professional aspects of the practice of counseling are reviewed for the purpose of providing the student an understanding of the role and professional identity of a licensed, professional, mental health counselor. The student will gain an appreciation of the historical perspectives, licensing and credentialing process, and the organizational structures of the counseling profession. The American/Ohio Counseling Associations and their major subdivisions, other credentialing bodies, and the requirements for state licensing will be examined to increase the student’s knowledge of the professional, political, and legal support systems available to counselors. The course also explores the beginning counseling student’s self-identity and the student’s disposition toward functioning as a licensed counselor who will be expected to work closely with clients of varying religious, socioeconomic, ethnic, racial, political, gender, and educational backgrounds. Opportunities will be provided for the student to examine his/her perceptual and value structures as those interface with what is embodied in the legal, ethical, and professional codes of conduct and practice in the counseling profession. The American Psychology Association (APA) writing guidelines are also introduced as the expected format for graduate-level writing. Prerequisite(s): None. Fall I, Spring I.



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