CRJ 493 Counseling Skills for Criminal Justice Professionals

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of counseling theory and specific skills as they relate to criminal justice professionals. The focus will be on the use of these skills with offenders who have been referred to agencies as an alternative to incarceration. Emphasis will be placed on rapport development, listening skills, and communication skills. Consideration will be given to problem-solving strategies, decision making, and stress management. Some attention will be given to a review of vocational tests and interest inventories with emphasis on proper interpretation and use of results. PREREQUISITE(S): None