HS150 :  The Effective Helper, A Personal Skills Approach

This course explores the demands, stress and personal struggles of becoming a helper. The material includes consideration of the ethics of helping, individual motives and values of helpers and consideration of the impact that cultural and lifestyle differences have on helping. The themes of transference, stress management and burnout also are presented. A further element of this course is the application of this information to the student's choice of fieldwork site and assistance in the site selection process. Required as a prerequisite for HS291 and WE280HSD.
Prerequisite: HS101 and HS111. Co-requisite: HS135.
Credit Hours: 3
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