WM315 Counseling and Communication
3 Units/30 Hours
This course focuses on developing interpersonal and counseling skills relevant for primary care, with a focus on the whole person and interpersonal relationship as the foundation of medicine. Clinical signs and symptoms of major psychological disorders listed in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) for treatment or for professional referrals are presented. Additional topics include patient/practitioner rapport, communication skills, and multicultural sensitivity.