2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPSYC 2421 Introduction to Counseling

This course introduces some basic issues central to the helping relationship. It offers: 1) an orientation to such topics as developmental perspective, self-image, experienced needs, perception of reality, etc., and how these relate to the counselor in a helping relationship; 2) an overview of current psychotherapies both on a theoretical and practical level; 3) an understanding of the psychological processes which contribute to a style of effective communication; and 4) an examination of the background, status, and future of the counseling field.




Fall and Spring


Required for the Counseling major.