MEC 6400 Introduction to School Counseling & Theories

This course will serve two purposes: to introduce school counseling candidates to the traditional counseling theories and to provide an understanding of the historical significance of school counseling as a profession. Candidates examine various psychological theories that have been used as the basis for counseling. Candidates investigate non-directive and directive client-centered approaches to counseling, including the psychoanalytic approach, the traditional Rogerian, the Adlerian, Reality Theory, and the Gestalt approach. Each theory is evaluated in terms of usability in school settings. Additionally, candidates gain an understanding about the historical context of the school counseling field and ways in which key historical events and educational reforms shaped the progression of the field.




College Level = Graduate, MED 6102