About This Chapter
Who's it for?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering counseling material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn counseling. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the entire counseling process or the different types of counseling
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning counseling (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about the counseling process
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra counseling learning resources
How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the counseling process chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the counseling process chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any counseling process question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a counseling process unit of a standard counseling course. Topics covered include:
- Individual counseling
- The counseling intake process
- Testing and assessment in counseling
- The DSM
- Termination during the counseling process
1. What is Individual Counseling? - Definition & Purpose
This lesson explores the basics of what individual counseling is from the counselor's perspective. Included is how individual counseling differs from group and family counseling as well as an explanation of the basic counseling process.
2. The Counseling Intake Process & Initial Interview
We will look at the counseling intake process as a person who is entering in counseling. Each step will be explained by a process we are all familiar with: medical doctor's office visits.
3. Testing and Assessment in Counseling: Types & Uses
Why do counselors test their clients? What kind of assessments are out there? This lesson looks into these and other issues of testing and assessment.
4. What Is the DSM? - Definition & Characteristics
How do mental health workers keep track of the hundreds of mental disorders in existence? When looking up and diagnosing psychological disorders, they refer to the DSM, or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
5. The Middle Stages: Working Within The Counseling Relationship
This lesson explores the process and issues concerned with the middle stages of counseling, which occurs between a counselor and the client. Ways to handle issues are also discussed.
6. Termination During the Counseling Process: Function, Timing & Related Issues
The process of counseling must eventually come to an end. This lesson explores the ways a termination may occur as well as minor ways to mitigate issues.
7. Impulse Control Techniques
This lesson talks about impulse control issues and how they can be changed into positive behaviors by using a few simple techniques. The concepts of immediate gratification and delayed gratification are also discussed as they relate to impulse control.
8. Impulsive Behavior in Adults: Definition, Examples & Treatment
Impulsive behavior can be considered a personality quirk in someone who is simply passionate or impatient. However, there are psychological disorders where this behavior is a central feature.
9. Cultural Competence in Counseling
Being culturally competent is one of your most important mandates as a counselor, but it can be hard to achieve. This lesson discusses the reasons and strategies for cultural competence in counseling.
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Other chapters within the Counseling 101: Help and Review course
- The History of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Help and Review
- The Professional Counselor: Help and Review
- Theoretical Approaches in Counseling: Help and Review
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling: Help and Review
- Human Growth and Development in Counseling: Help and Review
- School Counseling: Help and Review
- Career Counseling: Help and Review
- Help & Review for Substance Abuse, Mental Health & Rehabilitation Counseling
- Social and Cultural Elements of Counseling: Help and Review
- Marriage and Family Counseling: Help and Review
- Group Counseling: Help and Review