Counseling professionals play a vital role in helping people achieve individual or collective life goals. Client-centered strengths-based counseling emphasizes helping people, which is why it has been one of the most widely used approaches to counseling for decades. Built on the work of Carl Roger’s client-centered or now called person-centered counseling emphasizes and builds on a person’s own desire to fulfill their potential and become the best they can be.
In this course, participants will learn that many of the principles underlying the client-centered strengths-based approach are essential elements of delivering effective evidence-based interventions that have become standards of practice in a variety of service arenas. The client-centered counseling approach parallels strategies based on motivational interviewing and participants will learn how to use motivational interviewing to enhance a person’s intrinsic motivation to change by addressing the common challenge of ambivalence about change and working collaboratively to enact behavior change.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Discuss client-centered strengths-based counseling concepts and skills including stages of change, action planning, and harm reduction.
Identify key elements of effective help giving.
Define Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Explain key concepts and techniques of motivational interviewing (MI).
List 4 core counseling skills of motivational interviewing (MI).
List the 4 processes/steps of a motivational interviewing conversation.
Demonstrate key client-centered and motivational interviewing techniques and strategies.
Identify the difference between positional, personal, and shared power.
Develop your own professional development plan to enhance your client-centered counseling for behavior change knowledge and skills.
All cancellation/transfer requests must be in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and received by the Temple University Harrisburg staff before becoming effective.
**Please note: If a cancellation request is not made and the registrant does not attend the course as originally scheduled, the registrant is still responsible for payment for the scheduled course.
Cancellation requests received ten (10) business days or more prior to the start of the scheduled course will be eligible for a full refund of fees paid.
Cancellations received less than 10 business days prior to the start of the scheduled course will be subject to a cancellation fee of $30.00. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the start of the scheduled course will not be eligible for a refund.
TUH reserves the right to cancel continuing education events due to low enrollment.
In the event of inclement weather (applies to in-person classes only), Temple University Harrisburg will make every effort to cancel events with as much advance notice as possible. Notification will be sent via email/CE Systems once a decision to close or delay has been made. In all instances, TUH will follow the University’s cancellation decisions.
This course has been approved for 0.6 CEUs and 6 Social Work Continuing Education Hours. Temple University is a PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors pre-approved provider of continuing education.
Certificates documenting continuing education hours will be issued by Temple University Harrisburg. Participants must request these certificates through the CE request form/process listed below.
Certificates of completion documenting satisfactory completion of the professional development course will be generated/issued through DestinyOne.
To obtain CEUS, please complete the following items:
To successfully complete the training and activities, the materials needed/recommended are:
Computer/Laptop (recommend 5 yrs old or newer)
Processor: 2.4 GHz or faster
4 GB of RAM
Operating System: Windows 10
Internet connection (1.5 Mbps-ok; 5 Mbps- better)
Audio equipment (i.e., computer speakers)
Web Browser - Google Chrome, recommended
Software - Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader
Basic Computer Proficiency
- Using a keyboard and mouse
- Selecting, copying, pasting text
- Sending and receiving email
- Saving and retrieving files in different formats (.docx, .pdf, .pptx., etc.)
- Using a text editor (changing fonts, inserting links, using spell check, etc.)
- Browsing for files to attach and upload
- Accessing the Internet using a web browser and resetting basic web browser settings (clearing cache/history, cookies, etc.)