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Listen Up! Core Peer Counseling Skills

Subject: 
EDUC
193A

Listen Up! Introduces several skills intended to promote the development of active listening skills central to connecting and engaging with others more intentionally. The first four weeks of the course walk through a general framework for offering support in a peer helping role while also introducing a wide range of skills and techniques designed to assist with gathering information, identifying and processing emotional experiences, and facilitating problem solving. In addition to these skills being central to the Bridge counsel and assisting people in distress, they are easily applied to interactions of all varieties. We encourage anyone who aspires to be more effective and intentional communicating with others to take this course. The second half of the course shifts to offering additional information and skills relevant to peer counseling and other helping roles, both personal and professional. Students will be QPR-certified, learn about interpersonal conflict, and begin to consider self-care as a helper. At the end of this course we hope you are equip with skills to approach your personal and professional relationships with more awareness, intention, and empathy.

Course Focus: 
Service Learning
Audience: 
Undergraduate