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  • College Counseling

    The UC San Diego Extension Program in College Counseling is designed to bring participants the latest in college counseling techniques and to emphasize the personal dimension of working with families during one of their most crucial transitional experiences. Skilled and enthu...

  • Behavioral Sciences

    Enhance Your Skills, Expand Your Opportunities

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

    Professionals working in the field of chemical dependency have one of the most demanding and challenging jobs in all of healthcare. The combination and variety of skills called upon each day in professional practice necessitates a diverse educational background.   The UC S...

  • Paralegal Certificate Program

    Preparing paralegals for successful careers

  • Integrative Nutrition

    During this trying time, UC San Diego Extension remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned all of our Spring courses to an online or hybrid format. Online classes will have pre-recorded lect...

Courses

  • Applied Skills for Group Dynamics and Facilitation - PSY-40070

    Counseling is a relationship in which the counselor helps the client mobilize resources to resolve problems or modify attitudes and values. Group counseling is an integral part of that process. This course is presented as a comparative study of counseling theories and practice...

  • Basic and Advanced Counseling Skills and Characteristics - PSY-40374

    Use of effective counseling skills enables counselors to communicate with clients effectively, deal with client resistance, and develop enhanced therapeutic relationships. The focus of this three-day workshop is on building productive and results-oriented counseling skills. Pa...

  • College Counseling in Indigenous Communities - EDUC-40256

    This course explores college counseling in Indigenous Communities including: an overview of the history of and current issues surrounding education and access to education by Indigenous peoples; the college search and admissions process with an emphasis on admissions and appli...

  • College Counseling Practicum - EDUC-40132

    The final component of the Specialized Certificate in College Counseling allows participants the opportunity to network with colleagues and apply their newly developed skills. Participants will engage in online discussions as well as research and develop a final project. Th...

  • Introduction to Counseling Models - PSY-40346

    This introductory course covers the theory and philosophy of counseling, the distinction between counseling and psychotherapy, personality types and development, learning theory, and trait theory. Students become involved in the counseling experience and investigate the variab...

  • Implementing a Comprehensive School Counseling Program - EDUC-41393

    This course is designed for counselors and school psychologists to help students with career planning, leadership development and character development. The school counselor’s role has been redefined as one of leadership within the school counseling model. Following the Americ...

  • Genetic Counseling - BIOL-40359

    Get an Introduction to Genetic Counseling   This inter-disciplinary course provides an introduction to the growing field of genetic counseling and covers fundamental topics relevant to professional practice including genetics and genetic disorders; emerging technologi...

  • Principles of College Counseling - EDUC-40130

    Assisting students and families through the college preparation and admission process has taken on even greater importance as higher education costs continue to rise. This course will give special attention to training in the college selection process while emphasizing the imp...

  • The Ethics of College Admission Counseling - EDUC-40248

    This course will explore ethical considerations for educators advising high school and transfer students applying to college from a variety of perspectives. We will consider formal rules established by professional associations that guide those involved in college and mission ...

  • College Counseling Strategies - EDUC-40131

    College counselors have a variety of critical roles in the college admission process. This course provides training in areas of program development, including building successful programs and designing useful resources for students. Various areas of college admissions will be ...

  • Practicum for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor - PSY-40321

    A field-based, practical experience for the counseling student, who has completed required coursework. Participants work with a chemical dependency or similar agency under the direct supervision of the practicum coordinator or approved supervisor. Students are responsible for ...

  • Starting and Maintaining An Independent Educational Consulting Practice - EDUC-41673

    If you are considering working as an independent educational consultant, understanding the complexities and requirements of a consultant are important. In this class you will utilize your background in college counseling and admission process while acquiring knowledge in the r...

  • Counseling Students on College Application Essays - EDUC-41672

    A student essay in an application to a college or university is an opportunity to show they can write well and support ideas with logical arguments while revealing their best qualities. A student can demonstrate to the admission committee what makes them stand out from other a...

  • Foundations of Nutrition II: Diet and Disease - BIOL-40321

    This is a three-unit asynchronous online nutrition course that explores the relationship between diet and disease. The course is designed for current and future healthcare professionals. Over the ten-week length of the course, students will study evidence-based nutrition...

  • Counseling Students with Learning Differences and ADHD - EDUC-40121

    The number of students diagnosed with a learning difference has increased significantly over the past 10-15 years and consequently, the number of students with learning differences is increasing on college campuses. Students with learning differences have a great deal of poten...

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