Introduction to Micro Counseling

(30-Hour Course)

Siriluck Latsamrit, Ph.D., Counseling & Psychotherapy

OFFICE HOURS: By appointment only.

3 hours every Tuesday starting on June 5th, 2018.

Class I:          June 5th
Class II:         June 12th 
Class III:        June 19th
Class IV:         June 26th                                                     (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Class V:        July 3rd
Class VI:       July 17th
Class VII:      July 24th
ClassVIII:         July 31st
Class IX:          August 7th
Class X:          August 14th

This course provides a broad-based introduction for people studying counseling for the first time. It is ideal if you want to develop your helping skills in professional or voluntary roles, or if you wish eventually to train as a professional counselor.

Counseling skills are developed through student-centered of learning, including practical exercises, discussions, seminars, observations, lectures, and individual works. Students are encouraged to be committed to an awareness of their own lives. Exploration of family of origin of experiences; focusing on how earlier relationships continue to influence the quality of later relationships; exploring belief systems; understanding and working with culturally diverse, exploring values; and analyzing how values influence helping are some of the areas that impact effective helping.

  1. Basic concepts in counseling, functions of the helper in various professional work settings.
  2. Introduction to helping skills (a primary emphasis of this course)
    a. Helping skills
    b. Counselor and consultant characteristics and behaviors that influence the helping process.
    c. Importance of self-awareness (struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties of helpers
  3. Counseling techniques and approach
  4. Ethics and standards of the profession

Lecture, discussion, and experiential.


Attendance and active participation are a necessary and vital part of the course. Active participation includes attending each class session, completing reading assignments prior to class, and participating in class discussions. The student is expected to attend class regularly. Absence from class and/or non participation will result in grade reduction. Students are expected to attend all classes and arrive on time.

Thomas, G. (2006).  Parent Effectiveness Training: Participant Workbook.

Kahn, M. (1997). Between Therapist and Client – The New Relationship. W. H.  Freeman and Company.  ISBN-13:978-0-8050-7100-9

Barry, J. (1994). Counseling (5th Edition). Chaloenwit Publishing. ISBN-974-335-558-8

Deurzen, E.V. (2002). Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice (5th Edition). SAGE Publication. ISBN 978-0-7619-6223-6

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