Integrative Curricular Microcredential in Applied Helping Skills
Issued by SUNY Geneseo
Students who complete this ICM will have made deep connections between theory and practice through traditional and high impact learning, including reading, lectures, role play, individualized feedback, and reflective writing. In preparing for PSYC 294/Peer Advocacy, students will participate in a co-curricular ten week training program in which they learn the nuts and bolts of applied helping skills in small groups, practicing active listening, solution based questioning, and crisis management.Additional Details
6 credits in PSYC 294 and PSYC 365. In PSYC 365/Clinical Psychology, students will explore theoretical perspectives on the process of helping, different theoretical approaches to helping, practice and the ethics of helping relationships, and research evaluating different helping practices.
Integrative or applied learning experience. Peer advocates and trainees participate in a mandatory weekly seminar to discuss ethical, organizational, and practical issues and for ongoing training and supervision. Peer advocates complete brief weekly writing assignments in which they reflect on both practice and actual helping conversations with peers.