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The 18 credit-hour minor in counseling is designed to complement majors in human services-related fields. The coursework gives students an introduction to interpersonal skills and systems of care. Students who are interested in bachelor’s level work in mental health care, addictions services, child protection, family services, criminal justice, or other fields would benefit from gaining these skills. Likewise, students who plan to go on to graduate school in counseling, psychology, social work, criminal justice, or related fields would benefit from coursework in counseling.
Recommended Course Sequence
(requirements 1, 2, and 3 should be taken in the first two terms, followed by 4, 5, and 6 which may be taken separately or concurrently):
1. PSY 266-Human Growth and Motor Development OR EPSY 221 (FS)
2. EPSY 341-Education in a Multicultural Society (FS)
3. COUN 433-Techniques of Counseling OR PSY 384-Interviewing Skills
4. COUN 415-Group Dynamics (students should take either PSY 384 or COUN 433 prior to attempting this course)
5. COUN 434-Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
6. COUN 436-Marriage Counseling and Family Therapy (note: students should take COUN 433 or PSY 384 prior to attempting this course)
Dr. Bridget Roberts-Pittman is the director of the Counseling Minor. Please contact her at Bridget.Roberts-Pittman@indstate.edu or at 812-237-4593 with any further questions.