Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 21, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

PSY 486 - Counseling Psychology (4 Cr.)

Counseling Psychology is a specialty within Health Service Psychology that focuses on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the lifespan. It privileges the use of scientific inquiries to (1) understand and support people through periods of psychological, social, and emotional distress; (2) prevent abnormal psychological, social, and emotional phenomena; and (3) promote optimal functioning. Counseling psychology is grounded in evidence-based, strengths-focused, culturally sensitive, socially just practices. Students enrolled in this course experiment with preventative wellness practices, develop proficiency in basic humanistic counseling skills, and cultivate vocational autobiographies. The course counts as an “Advanced Practicum Experience” for Psychology majors, and also as a Goucher College General Education Capstone.  Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; and PSY 312  or PSY 220  or PSY 238 . Fall semester. Grayman-Simpson.