GPC 501 Orientation to Professional Counseling Identity, Function & Ethics

Orientation to the field of professional counseling requires a thorough understanding of professional identity and current professional issues related to counselor functioning in a variety of settings. This course introduces students to concepts regarding the professional functioning of licensed professional counselors including history, roles, professional organizations, standards, and credentialing. Current issues in the practice of counseling in a variety of professional settings and current labor market information relevant to opportunities for practice are explored with a focus on Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Students will be introduced to the core requirements, multicultural competencies, and spiritual/religious competencies necessary to become a counselor. Students are also introduced to program policies, graduate-level writing and APA style. Course Prerequisite(s) - None