COUN 140 - Life Skills and Personal Adjustment

This course emphasizes the cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, and existential theories as they relate to the understanding of the self and the dynamics of healthy adjustment.

Students will learn life skills that are conducive to achieving a satisfying and healthy relationship with oneself and others. Using many of the skills suggested by the above theories, students will learn and apply personal achievement techniques, basic principles of healthy functioning, and effective coping strategies that facilitate the process of change and adaptation.

Utilizing the major theories in the field of psychology and psychotherapy, the development of a healthy and strong identity and an empowered sense of self will be explored. The process of integrating thoughts and emotions into the development of identity will be emphasized.

CSU, CSU GE

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: Recommended Preparation: Placement in ENGL 110 based on assessment.
3 Units: 3 hours lecture