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415.630.92 Therapeutic Genetic Counseling I

Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
NIH - Bethesda, MD
Class Times:
  • Friday,  11:00am - 12:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Lori Erby
Course Instructor :
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Must be enrolled in ScM in Genetic Counseling Program

Description:

Equips graduate students enrolled in the JHU/NHGRI Genetic Counseling Program with an applied psychological paradigm for genetic counseling. Defines and illustrates goals and the process of genetic counseling. Teaches students skills to assess clients' cognitive and affective responses to the genetic contribution to disease and risk. Defines components of a therapeutic relationship. Allows opportunities to practice establishing and acting on a therapeutic relationship.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Conduct a client psychological assessment
  2. Relate the process of genetic counseling to counseling goals
  3. Demonstrate skills in establishing a therapeutic relationship with a client
Methods of Assessment:

class preparation and participation (50%) and a paper (50%)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required