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GS11 1021 Psychosocial Practicum

  • Course Director(s): Claire Singletary
  • Semester: Spring and Fall
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment required of all Genetic Counseling M.S. students. Open only to Genetic Counseling M.S. students


This is a two-year course focusing on psychosocial issues in genetic counseling comprised of various units focusing on psychosocial issues in genetic counseling.  Topics surrounding cultural competency are also included.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in various in-class activities, discussions and role-plays.  Role-plays allow students to consider different counseling techniques, to learn how personal biases may affect the counseling session, and to practice how to employ empathy, advanced empathy, confrontation, active listening, reflecting, etc.   This course is coordinated by two board-certified prenatal genetic counselors and is facilitated by the Genetic Counseling Program faculty.