525 Essential Interviewing Skills

The purpose of this course is to examine development and maintenance of therapeutic relationships, with focus on essential interviewing. Students learn the evidence-based skills necessary for the development of therapeutic alliance, including the core conditions of accurate empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard, as well as non-directive and directive listening skills, and will practice using these skills in the different stages of an interview. Special attention is paid to ethical considerations and cultural aspects that impact the interviewing process. Adlerian Life Style data serves a primary content in developing the interviewing skill, and life style assessment is incorporated throughout the course.