Price $75.00

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Course Features
Language: English
7-Week, Facilitated Course
Renewal Course: 40 Credits
Study Level: Intermediate
VirtualSC PD Certificate of Completion


Neuroscience has tremendous potential for counselors through integration with existing models. It is important that this potential is viewed through integration and application to practice. Counselors typically do not use abstractions or technical jargon in effective therapy sessions. Therefore, it is critical to present strategies for counselors that strike a balance between academic understanding and client access. While brain research is valuable in humanity’s progress and wellness, purely biological explanations are inherently limited. Hence, this course focuses on assisting counselors in making connections between theory and neuroscience. Practitioners can look closely at theories and apply the learnings to specific practice and clinical style.

Course Outline

Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: Navigating Neuroscience
Week 3: Contemporary Psychodynamic Approaches and Neuroscience
Week 4: Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches and Neuroscience
Week 5: Humanistic Approaches and Neuroscience
Week 6: Constructivist Approaches and Neuroscience
Week 7: Disorders and Neuroscience


This is an intermediate level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.

Required Materials

All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.