- Understand the major theories and methodologies of professional counseling
- Be able to articulate a personal theory of best practice, with acknowledgement of ethical issues.
- Understand the uses of groups as part of the profession of counseling.
- Understand ethical and professional issues in group therapy practice as they relate to the wellbeing of group members.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to apply a variety of appraisal and diagnostic techniques with individuals and groups.
- Understand the strategies for the selection, administration and interpretation of various appraisal and diagnostic instruments in the counseling setting.
- Understand the historical and scientific considerations related to abnormal psychology, including current paradigms in psychopathology and therapy, classification and diagnosis, clinical assessment procedures, and research methods in the study of abnormal psychology.
- Be able to articulate an understanding of a developmental life cycle approach to sexuality, and best practices in human sexuality counseling.
- Understand the theory and decision-making models used in career development counseling.
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