ASA 270 Counselor Spirituality and Wellness (3 credits)

This course is about the use of spirituality in the field of Human Services, particularly as it relates to wellness. It will introduce students to the difference between spirituality and religion; spiritual assessment, spiritual genogram; death and dying; spirituality, and human services work. The importance of counselor wellness, including: compassion fatigue, burnout, recognition of symptoms, prevention and recover strategies, role of clinical supervision, and counselor impairment. The history, philosophy, principles and practices of mutual aid groups will also be discussed. Prerequisites: HUM 150 and ASA 159, or permission of instructor.