Minor in Counseling
Undergraduate Minor Advisor: Robert Williams Pd.D; email@example.com.
The Minor in Counseling program and related elective courses emphasizes student services in relation to a college campus. COUN 690 provides a broad overview of the entire field of counseling and COUN 691 exposes students to the department’s core value of multicultural human relations. The peer counseling courses (COUN 605 and COUN 606) offer an opportunity to actively engage the SF State student community on issues such as substance abuse and sexual abuse or assault. In addition, students are trained in basic counseling skills that necessarily include a great deal of self-awareness and self-examination. Furthermore, the department offers several elective courses related to the minor.
The Field of Counseling
Students are introduced to the counseling profession through an overview of the role and functions of counselors in career, college, marriage, family and child, school, mental health, and rehabilitation settings; historical perspective; professional identification; ethical considerations; and self-awareness.
Students receive a general introduction to the field of counseling and psychological dynamics.
Students examine how individuals make choices and how decisions are made through self-assessment and evaluation by others. The study includes ethnic and cultural differences in the decision-making process.
The development of basic skills that include attending, responding, interpretation, and decision making. The training includes practicum experience in interviewing skills.
Multicultural Human Relations
This group of courses equips students with the intrapersonal and interpersonal insights, socio-historical knowledge and communication competencies necessary to develop and enhance their multicultural relationships.
The counseling minor requires that students take six courses (18 units) and 6 units in electives, with the consent of the undergraduate minor advisor. Courses used to fulfill a major requirement may be also counted to fulfill the minor requirements.
Counseling, Minor — 24 units
Required Core Courses (18 units)
|PSY 200||General Psychology||3|
|S W 410||Human Development and the Social Services||3|
|or PSY 431||Developmental Psychology|
|COUN 605||Peer Counseling Skills Seminar||3|
|COUN 606||Introduction to Peer Counseling Skills||3|
|COUN 690||Field of Counseling I||3|
|COUN 691||Multicultural Human Relations||3|
Electives (6 units)
Chosen in consultation with the department's undergraduate minor advisor