Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: CSL                                     Course Number: 150                                    
Course Title: Foundations of Human Services Counseling
Subject: Counseling
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


CSL 150 provides an overview of the careers in human service and the skills, theories and techniques utilized by those who work in this field. The course focuses on how individuals, government and community systems interact with respect to fostering and resolving human problems. Students will acquire foundational helping skills while examining the struggles and demands human service providers are likely to experience. Self-understanding and self-reflection is emphasized as a vehicle for personal and professional growth. Students will examine the different strategies, and conceptual theories utilized in the human services counseling process. Emphasis is placed on the ethical, legal, multicultural, and gender issues that must be considered in all professional helping relationships.

Prerequisite: ENG 101; PSY 101.
Start Date:    12/11/2009                         End Date: