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415.630.92 THERAPEUTIC GENETIC COUNSELING I

Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
NIH - Bethesda, MD
Class Times:
  • Friday,  12:00 - 1:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Mary Ann Dunevant
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

Must be enrolled in ScM in Genetic Counseling Program

Description:

Prepares students to develop an applied theory for genetic counseling practice. Presents a client-centered approach as adapted for short-term therapy related to genetic conditions, using case examples and role-playing to implement concepts and apply them to clinical scenarios; basic attending skills in conjunction with issues of countertransference; and limitations of counseling, particularly for mentally ill clients or those with pathologic grief reactions. Compares and contrasts several counseling theories.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation and written assignments.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required