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Course Description

This course is designed to help you to develop advanced communication and problem solving skills while working with students in order to assist them with the plethora of issues that arise in any school setting, from Kindergarten through high school. As you read and reflect on the text, "Counseling Skills for Teachers" by Jeffrey A Kottler and Ellen Kottler, you'll learn the basics of counseling skills and realize how you can use these skills in your role as a teacher, and in your personal life as well. You'll explore related concepts such as Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Aaron Beck's cognitive behavioral therapy, Carol Dweck's growth mindset, and the importance of the creation of smart goals. Grades K-12.

Learner Outcomes

This course is designed to help you to develop advanced communication and problem solving skills in order to assist students with the plethora of issues that arise in any school setting, from Kindergarten through high school. Students will look within themselves to address their personal biases and develop skills to be active and empathetic listeners. Because educators are a first point of contact for many students, this course arms participants with knowledge and techniques that can be immediately put into practice. You'll explore related concepts such as Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Beck's cognitive behavioral therapy, Dweck's growth mindset, and the importance of SMART goals.
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Section Title
Teacher as Counselor
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $660.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Kottler, Jeffrey A and Ellen. (2006). Counseling Skills for Teachers. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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