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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HSER 1030 - Helping Skills

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course provides a basic introduction to helping and interviewing concepts with a focus on individual skill development. Emphasis will be placed on the application of skills and knowledge to human service settings and situations. Self-awareness and its impact on helping others will also be discussed.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Attending behavior
  2. Discovery and development of personal style
  3. Eliciting and reflecting meaning
  4. Encouraging and paraphrasing
  5. Influencing skills
  6. Intentionality
  7. Observation and listening skills
  8. Reflecting feeling and content
  9. Skill integration from a multicultural perspective

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify how personal style impacts the helping process.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of clients from diverse backgrounds.
  3. Demonstrate basic listening and interviewing skills.
  4. Identify personal strengths and weaknesses when helping others.

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