Feb 04, 2023  
ARCHIVED 2020-21 Graduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-21 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COU 605 - Brief Counseling in Employee Assistance Programs (3)

Prerequisites: COU 601  and COU 602 . Elective course.
A presentation of theory, methodology, and practice of several modes of brief psychotherapy, including the crisis intervention model and brief cognitive therapy. Emphasis is placed upon acquisition of skills considered to be essential for the effective practice of short-term counseling intervention. The course will provide students with a working knowledge of brief counseling and will survey core components of the EAP field, such as substance abuse, ethical concerns in work place counseling, work/life training, community networking, and critical incident stress debriefing. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to 1) identify the basic elements of brief counseling; 2) demonstrate the basic skills related to brief counseling; and 3) provide an overview of the EAP field and describe the differences between local programs.