Counseling Skills and Therapeutic Interventions P6201

Students learn counseling skills including development of basic rapport, active listening, and effective use of questions. Psychotherapeutic interventions for specific populations and to address a variety of psychological issues are explored. Students begin to practice counseling skills with each other and with non-clinical populations.  Prerequisite: P6101 Counseling Theories or permission of instructor.

Department: Pastoral Counseling & Chaplaincy (PCC)

Required Reading:
Intentional Interviewing and Counseling: Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society, 8th edition.

Class Meeting:  Thursdays, 8:00 PM EST

Class Begins: January 9, 2022

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Shane L. Nelson, M.Div. Mental Health Counseling

Professor: Shane Nelson, M.Div. – holds an AAS in Graphic Design and 2D Animation from Art Institute of Pittsburgh, a BA in Religion from American Military University, a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwest Christian University, and a Master of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry. He is a Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor Registrant, a Licensed Professional Counseling Registered Intern, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist serving veteran, homeless, and forensic populations as a mental health provider. Shane is a veteran with over ten years of military service, including three years of service to Sacred Well Congregation as a Distinctive Faith Group Leader (DFGL). After his separation from the military, Shane served as a middle/high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instructor & Assistant Principal working with “at risk” youth and a Primitive Survival Instructor. He was ordained through Sacred Well Congregation in 2013. Shane is a published illustrator, working with Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) and Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA).

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