69:161 A02 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication [Ryan]

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Effective interpersonal communication is the means by which a therapeutic relationship is established and maintained.  This course examines the components of effective interpersonal communication as each relates to the therapeutic relationship development process. Opportunities to apply learning are provided.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful course completion the student will be able to:

  • identify how verbal & non-verbal communication impacts the therapeutic relationship.
  • recognize factors that influence therapeutic interpersonal communication.
  • differentiate between therapeutic and non-therapeutic techniques.

3 lecture hours per term