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Counseling Techniques for Independent Educational Consultants

An elective course in the Independent Educational Consultant Certificate Program.

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Course Description

In order to be an effective independent educational consultant, it is essential to understand the counseling process. This course is designed to give the beginning and experienced consultant more knowledge and practical usage of counseling techniques that can be used in a consulting practice. It explores how to set up a relational atmosphere that creates self-awareness, confidence, and positive decision-making skills for students. It examines the unique strategies that work well with adolescents and various counseling theories that have practical value. Additional topics include how these techniques influence work with students with special needs, overbearing or uninvolved parents, and unmotivated or inflexible students.

We highly recommend students complete EDUC_X406 Principles of Independent Educational Consulting prior to enrolling in this course. See enrollment confirmation for login information. Please register for the course at least two weeks prior to the start date. Due to high demand, early enrollment recommended.

NOTE: This course may have optional, live sessions via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted for students who are not able to attend. The Zoom meeting link and password to join will be provided in the course. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access the course’s Zoom sessions.

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  • Details
  • $755
  • October 16, 2023 to November 19, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00051
  • ID/Units: EDUC X406.72  (1.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Fall 2023


Judith Berg, M.A., has been an Independent Educational Consultant since 1986. She is affiliated with the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and has served as IECA President and President of the IECA Foundation which provides educational opportunities for underserved youth. Throughout her career, she has led sessions at conferences, taught at training sessions, and held workshops on counseling-related issues. In 2018, she was honored to receive the Steven R. Antonoff Award for Professional Achievement given to the consultant who has contributed the most to developing the profession of Independent Educational Consulting. In all her work, Judy emphasizes the importance of effective communication. Helping to provide perspective and open a path for students during an important juncture in their lives has been among the most rewarding aspects of her work.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

A Counseling Primer: An Orientation to the Profession
Book - ISBN: 9781138339613
Guindon, 2 ed, Routledge

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START10/16/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END11/19/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---