For the self-assessment paper, discuss your worldview, values, and beliefs; and how they may impact your understanding of counseling theory, and yourself as a practitioner. Based on your self assessment describe your counseling-related strengths and weaknesses, fears and insecurities, and personal insights regarding your personality, career interests/goals, and values.

Additional Information

Course: PSY614 – Counseling in Performance Psychology

For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to:
Corey, G. (2009)Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 9th edition. Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning . Belmont CA.  ISBN # 0840028547

Course Description: This course offers an overview of major theoretical counseling orientations and techniques and their application in performance psychology settings. Emphasis is on basic interviewing, assessment, and counseling skills that facilitate the helping process through integration of various theoretical models.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Apply the foundational skills of empathy, listening, and influencing, as well as recognizing worldviews.
Evaluate current psychological theories applied in performance psychology settings.
Demonstrate basic interviewing, assessment, and counseling skills.
Synthesize current research and theory and develop their own personal theory of counseling.
Program Learning Outcomes:

Analyze empirical and theoretical research related to the major.
Analyze the means by which psychological factors influence performance.
Apply counseling skills to working relationships with clients and athletes.
Apply theoretically sound performance enhancement assessments and techniques with individual performers and teams representing various competitive arenas.
Integrate theoretical perspectives from counseling and sport psychology and related fields into performance settings.
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