Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
AD 150
Course Title:
Basic Counseling and Addiction
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Course Description

Introduces basic skills required for establishing an effective professional helping relationship. Emphasizes in-class practice and feedback. Prerequisites: AD 101. Prerequisites/concurrent: WR 122. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1) Respond to client behavior, content, feelings, and meaning using accurate empathy in order to facilitate interpersonal communication
2) Build a trusting relationship with a client in order to assist them in making positive changes.
3) Utilize his/her own feelings in a way that decreases defensiveness and facilitates change in others.