Introduction To Guidance And Counselling
This course introduces students to the concept of professional counseling, the nature and profession of counseling, and the roles and responsibilities of the professional counselor in different settings. The effort is impress upon the learners the importance of counseling and guidance profession. The course covers a range of topics including but not limited to: nature of problems that call for counseling, attending skills, coping mechanisms, social support network and stages of the helping process.
- It will give an overview of the various theories and approaches to counseling, values and ethics in counseling, the attributes of an effective counselor, and the process of becoming a professional counselor.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course, learners should be able to:-
- Comprehend the social and historical origins of counseling
- Present an overview of different theories and approaches to counseling
- Discuss the role of research in counseling
- Describe the differences between counseling and psychotherapy
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the theoretical bases of counseling
- Illustrate the role of professional counseling with simple case studies
- Discuss common professional and ethical issues in counseling
- Differentiate categories of people, the nature of problems experienced and situations that prompt people to seek for help.
- Explain factors that influence coping mechanisms.