The Counseling Skills in the Helping Profession Certificate is a 15 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING (10520115)

3.00

Ascertain foundational building block skills in the counseling relationship. Establish therapeutic relationship skills. Apply basic counseling techniques. Evaluate performance through mock counseling sessions and personal experience reflections. Determine issues of boundaries and ethics. Apply reflective practitioner methods. Apply basic counseling techniques including motivational interviewing.

Pre/Corequisite: 10-520-101 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES or Condition: Accepted into the Counseling Skills in the Helping Profession Certificate, Substance Abuse Counselor Education Technical Diploma, FVTC Human Services Associate Degree Shared Agreement, FVTC Human Services Assistant Shared Agreement or with instructor's consent.

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COUNSELING THEORY & TACTICS (10520119)

3.00

Summarize the history and explore the primary concepts of the major approaches to counseling and psychotherapy in current use. Examine the empirical foundations of each theory. Review examples of how each method is applied to clients. Apply specific techniques of each approach. Explore the role of the therapist/counselor within each approach. Determine the strengths and limitations of each approach. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found when utilizing advanced counseling tactics with clients. Apply basic counseling techniques including motivational interviewing. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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BOUNDARIES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS (10520102)

3.00

Analyze case scenarios to practice the process of ethical decision making. Evaluate the ethical codes of the helping professions to increase ability to apply these ethical principles to a variety of scenarios. Determine professional boundary issues. Incorporate ethical standards into decision making processes. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

GROUP COUNSELING METHODS (10520140)

3.00

Determine stages of group process. Apply group counseling techniques specific to targeted populations. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in group counseling. Apply reflective practitioner methods. Apply basic counseling techniques including motivational interviewing.

Prerequisite: 10-520-115 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING.

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CRISIS INTERVENTION AND STRESS MANAGEMENT (10520143)

3.00

Explore techniques and approaches to crisis intervention and stress management for providers in the human services field. Determine strategies for initial intervention, diffusion and assessment, resolution and/or referral, with emphasis on safety. Explore physiological processes regarding the short and long term approach to stress. Determine secondary traumatization, burnout and remediation techniques. Evaluate critical incident debriefing. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found with crisis intervention and stress management. Apply basic counseling techniques including motivational interviewing. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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