The Fundamentals of Counseling and Treatment:
Lessons for Beginning and Experienced
Mental Health Clinicians
This course is designed to provide the mental health
clinician with a comprehensive overview of the most
essential components of providing counseling.
Upon completing this course, the trainee
will understand the following:
-Counseling and therapy trends in the United States
-The major counseling approaches and common factors
in the counseling approaches
-The components of effective counseling and
the stages of counseling
-The fundamentals of the client/counselor
-Fundamental counseling skills and techniques
-The human relations counseling model
-Common problems for beginning counselors
-The fundamentals of ethical counseling
-Fundamental assessment and goal setting skills
-Client motivation, the five-stage model for change,
& motivational interviewing principles and techniques
-Ways to effectively terminate counseling
This course is primarily designed for clinicians
in the earlier stages of their career, but is
an excellent comprehensive review for more advanced
This course was written by Ron Fagan, PhD, MA, LMFT, formerly a professor of sociology at Pepperdine University and formerly a Care Manager with Anthem, now a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. This course was created with guidance and input from other senior yourceus.com, Inc. course developers and from NASW GA.
yourceus.com has been approved by NBCC as
an Approved Continuing Education Provider,
ACEP No. 6071.
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit
are clearly identified.
yourceus.com is solely responsible for all aspects
of the programs.
As noted on the NBCC web site, "most professional counselor
state licensure boards readily accept NBCC credit
for licensure renewal."
yourceus.com, Inc., provider #1104, is approved
to offer social work continuing education by the Association
of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through
the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations,
not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.
State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority
to determine whether an individual course may be accepted
for continuing education credit.
yourCEUs.com, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course.
ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2023 to 11/15/2026.
Social workers participating in this course will receive;
5 clinical continuing education clock hours.