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Interpersonal Communications for the Helping Profession


Course Description

This course covers basic communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, and written) for persons preparing to work in the helping professions. A basic overview of communication styles and methods is included. The student will learn to vary communication techniques and methods in different situations. The course emphasizes the contribution of communication skills to the development of the caring relationship between the helping professional and clients. Students will explore various concepts and principles of therapeutic communication and will consider their implications for professional practice.

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