Directions: Write 1-2 written pages per objective listed below. It is required that you illustrate your comprehension and synthesis of the content. The total length of your paper must be 15 pages of content. APA 6th edition format is required and Turn It In will be used. Use a title page and a reference page. You are able to use references, but much of the writing needs to demonstrate your synthesis of your coursework.
Please address the Counseling Learning Objectives in a professional and/or using your professional expertise from the information learned in your classes. Be sure to use key words of each objective in the headings, so that we may know which objective you are discussing.
Counseling Learning Objectives
Objective 1: Students will develop and demonstrate an understanding of the life-long need to pursue counseling knowledge and professional development. Students will articulate the value of engagement in professional organizations for the purposes of advocacy, certifications, and accreditations.
Objective 2: Counseling students will develop an ethical awareness that results in behaviors that reflect an understanding of roles, responsibilities, supervision, and limitations as they collaborate and consult with other behavioral health professionals and systems.
Objective 3: Counseling students will verbalize the importance of counseling history and its ongoing influences on current practices.
Objective 4: Counseling students will examine biological, environmental, and systemic factors that affect human behavior, development, and functioning. Counseling students will develop strategies for promoting optimum development, resilience, and wellness across the lifespan.
Objective 5: Counseling students will utilize career theories that facilitate the client’s pathway to satisfactory work and leisure, including counseling skills that foster values clarification, knowledge of the work world, and personal wellness.
Objective 6: Counseling students will utilize critical thinking skills to evaluate the effects of power and privilege for clients. Counseling students will demonstrate decision making strategies to understand the impact of attitudes, beliefs, heritage, understandings and acculturative experiences on views of others.
Objective 7: Utilizing multicultural competencies and awareness, counseling students will adopt the counseling knowledge base and work-behavior areas to diverse client populations. This ability to make cultural adjustments will be shown specifically in the work-behavior areas of counselors including fundamental counseling issues, counseling processes, diagnostic and assessment services, professional practice, and professional development.
Objective 8: Committing to grow deeper toward integrated practice, counseling students demonstrate foundational understanding of the intersection between counseling theory, counseling skills, and differentiated interventions.
Objective 9: Students are aware of their own worldview and its intersection with theories of counseling and development. From this perspective, students demonstrate a beginning verbalization of their own integrated theories.
Objective 10: Counseling students will display knowledge of various models of group work, processes, and development to ensure effective, ethical group experiences with clients.
Objective 11: Students will recognize the need to assess and improve their own leadership skills. They will demonstrate the ability to manage group dynamics within counseling venues.