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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Counseling (PSY331)

Formerly Introduction to Counseling (PSY250)

Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks). Distance/hybrid: varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and structure the counseling situation; identify the elements of effective helping; conduct initial, fact-finding interviews for a mental-status examination; use the Egan model of helping and problem-solving; effectively use the self in the counseling process; demonstrate an understanding of Roger's theory of counseling; and demonstrate specific skills which facilitate good communication and address problematic clients hostile and resistant to counseling.


Topics covered are: the nature of helping relationships, goals in counseling skills and techniques, ethics in counseling, and the components of effective helping in a theoretical as well as a practical framework.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).