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Boost Your Counseling Career With Individual Online Courses

Prepare to thrive in your career as a counselor by gaining the advanced skills you need with Walden’s individual courses online.

If you’re looking to advance your skills and knowledge as a counselor while continuing to work full time, Walden University has you covered. The School of Lifelong Learning was developed to support the needs and ambitions of working professionals by providing individual courses online. Walden offers hundreds of online classes in business management, marketing, psychology, health, and education that can help you further your professional development and boost your career. Let’s take a look at four individual counseling courses from Walden University’s CACREP-accredited degree programs that can position you to take your expertise to the next level.

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COUN 6753 – Career Counseling
The Career Counseling course is designed for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the latest career assessment practices and the knowledge needed to be an effective career counselor. Curriculum centers on major career guidance sources—including printed, online, and computer-based systems—and explores the relationship between career assessment and work, family, and life roles. Students will also learn how to administer and score assessments and explore the integration of career development theory with assessment results prior to career clinical intervention.

COUN 6721 – Advanced Psychopathology
Counselors must have a fundamental understanding of psychological disorders in order to provide adequate patient care and improve mental health outcomes. In the Advanced Psychopathology online course, students will take a deep dive into current theory and research associated with these disorders and their diagnoses. From classification systems to the factors that impact assessment and diagnosis to treatment and delivery, students will engage with a rich curriculum full of hands-on assignments that center on the appropriate application of diagnostic criteria in counseling.

COUN 6361 – Human Sexuality
In this course, students will gain an understanding of human sexuality in the context of couple, marriage, and family counseling. Coursework and teachings focus on the systemic framework implemented to recognize and identify the role and influence of sexuality in relationships; counseling approaches to sexual functioning, intimacy, gender identity, and sexual orientation; and issues related to trauma, victimization, sexual offending, and other related topics. Students will also study the legal and ethical considerations to be made when addressing sexuality in a counseling setting.

COUN 6723 – Multicultural Counseling
It’s vital that practitioners are able to approach counseling with a deep understanding of the ways culture can shape a client’s perspective, interactions, and experiences in the world. And as diversity grows, so should a counselor’s cultural competency. This is the aim of the Multicultural Counseling online course at Walden, which provides students with the opportunity to advance their awareness and skills related to working with clients from different backgrounds. With topics focused on various diversity issues, multicultural counseling theories, and social justice and advocacy in counseling, students can gain an understanding of their own cultural identity and the effects this identity can have within the context of a therapeutic relationship.

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Continue Your Lifelong Learning Journey With Walden’s Online Classes

At Walden—an accredited university—you can advance your professional development, sharpen your counseling skills, and gain the in-demand credentials you need to climb the career ladder in an accessible online environment. That means you can better maintain a work-life balance as you take individual courses online while you continue to work full time. With online education, there’s no need to rearrange your schedule or commute to campus—you can take your online classes or pursue your college degree at whatever time of day works best for you.

Walden University is an accredited institution offering high-quality online degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, as well as a School of Lifelong Learning with individual courses online. Expand your professional development and career options using a convenient, flexible learning platform that fits your busy life.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.

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