The Counseling bachelor's degree program guides students through a thorough study of human emotion, cognition and behavior.
The undergraduate Counseling major is a pre-professional program that provides students with the opportunity to develop communication, empathy, cultural competence, and other emotional intelligence skills sets. Beyond required courses in development, research and social policy, students may choose electives in holistic psychology, child psychology and group counseling to enhance their professional knowledge in their desired field.
The Counseling BS program also allows students to market themselves as beginning practitioners in the workplace, through over 400 required hours in the field, and prepares students for graduate study.
Students may also apply to enter a dual-degree study with Lesley University's graduate Counseling and Psychology programs.
This course introduces some basic issues central to the helping relationship. It offers:  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;  an overview of current psychotherapies both on a theoretical and practical level;  an understanding of the psychological processes which contribute to a style of effective communication; and  an examination of the background, status, and future of the counseling field.
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