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Counseling Methods and Skills
Intensive Introduction (suitable for beginner to intermediate students)

This course is an intensive introduction to the theories and practices of counseling, intended to equip students with the methods, skills, and techniques to communicate effectively, provide guidance and useful support, and advise people in a broad range of environments, including crisis counseling; adolescent counseling; relationship counseling; counseling for depression, stress, and anxiety; family counseling, and others. This is an interactive course where students will gain first-hand experience through instruction, case studies, exercises and activities, role-play, analysis and assessment, feedback and discussion. One of the main goals of counseling is to help people to gain a practical understanding of themselves and their circumstances in order to effectuate positive change. To do this, the counselor him/herself must attain a certain level of self-awareness and understanding which includes an ability to identify the "blind spots", judgments, prejudices, biases, and self-interests that interfere with being an effective counselor. Over the course of the ten weeks, students will learn a variety of counseling methods, including the humanistic approach, cognitive therapy, systemic counseling, and the psychodynamic approach. Skills that will be developed include listening effectively and reflectively, building a rapport of trust and openness that fosters two-way communication, developing an empathic mind state, providing useful feedback and advice, and understanding and extending people's perspectives. Students will also learn to create a case formulation identifying key problems a client faces, and to design an appropriate treatment plan focused on achieving specific goals. Techniques for effectively teaching psychological skills and technologies to clients will also be covered.

Course Title: Counseling
Tuition Fee: RMB 3200

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Registration Procedure:
Please register online first to reserve your place. You will then receive a confirmation email. Next, payment must be made on site at the ELC Learning Annex during the payment dates (you can come in person or send someone).

Please note:
Our classes are kept small for the students' benefit (generally between 5 and 10 people), so please register early to reserve your place. Your place in the class cannot be guaranteed until payment has been received. Any course that does not meet sufficient enrollment may be cancelled and a full refund provided upon presentation of your original receipt.