Pre-practicum Counseling Lab: Basic Interview Skills – COUN 8352

Format: Online

Duration: 14 weeks

Credit: 3

Counseling can take many forms, with just as many outcomes. In this course, you’ll explore approaches to systematic and individual interviewing. Special attention is given to the beginning stages of therapy and to common presenting concerns. You’ll also begin your laboratory preparation to begin your practicum.

Course Highlights

  • Online chats with instructors
  • Peer reviews for constructive feedback
  • Reflection paper to examine your personal and intellectual growth

Course Topics

Throughout each week of the course, you will focus on a core topic or theme. Sample topics for COUN 8352 are listed below and are subject to change based on the instructor.

  • So You Want to be a Counselor?
  • Becoming the Counselor You Envision
  • I Feel Your Pain
  • Here’s Looking at You, Kid!
  • The Art of the Question
  • Are You Feeling the Feeling?
  • Tell Me What You Saw From Where You Were Standing
  • Help Me Understand Where You Are Coming From…
  • But What Does It All Mean?
  • Let’s See What We Have in Our Toolbox
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road!
  • Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Tying Up Loose Ends

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of COUN 8352 students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to conduct psychotherapy based on relationally oriented skills that are age-appropriate.
  • Demonstrate basic interviewing skills.
  • Articulate and implement basic procedures of non-verbal therapies.
  • Apply ethical principles within therapeutic practice.
  • Conduct an initial interview.

Get Started

To learn more about this course or others in the online Master of Education in School Counseling from Our Lady of the Lake University, call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admissions adviser or request more information.

The content presented on this page is representative information for example purposes and is subject to change as course and student needs change over time.