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Online College Counseling (20SU-COU-1) is a Course

Online College Counseling (20SU-COU-1)

Ended Aug 24, 2020
4.0 credits

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Full course description

Description

In this course, experienced counselors will learn strategies and techniques for fostering successful online counseling sessions. Participants will also learn to use the various e- learning and communication tools within Cranium Café Powered by ConexED, the online meeting and collaboration platform selected by the Online Education Initiative (OEI). The course will help counselors hone the skills required to provide counseling services in the online environment. The course also reveals new means and opportunities for counselors to assist off campus students with their educational, career, and personal goals as they attempt to successfully complete college.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, counselors will be able to:

  • Use Cranium Café to effectively counsel students online.
  • Facilitate effective online counseling sessions.
  • Design, prepare for, and deliver individual and group online counseling sessions.
  • Engage unique populations such as online students with disabilities using online counseling protocols.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of online counseling services.
  • Implement an online counseling program on their campus.

Duration: 6 weeks

Time Commitment: approximately 10 hours per week, for a total of 60 hours

Your time commitment will vary based upon your own level of experience with web technologies and online counseling.

Although this class is designed for novice online counselors you should have the following:

  • Basic computer skills (word processing, email, file management)
  • Basic internet skills (use of browser, searches, uploading/downloading files)
  • Familiarity with discussion boards
  • An open mind and willingness to try new things

If you require any special accommodations for this class, please contact your facilitator as soon as possible to ensure a quality learning experience.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Prerequisites

Although this class is designed for novice online counselors you should have the following:

  • Basic computer skills (word processing, email, file management
  • Basic internet skills (use of browser, searches, uploading/downloading files)
  • Familiarity with online discussions
  • An open mind and willingness to try new things

If you require any special accommodations for this class, please contact your facilitator for the week as soon as possible to ensure a quality learning experience.

Optional Continuing Education Credit

Participants in this course can seek optional professional development/continuing education credits by dual-enrolling in TEC 1825 at Fresno Pacific University. A separate fee due to FPU will apply.