OSHR 3040 - Qualities and Skills of a Helping Personality - PERK SERIES

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This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

People tend to gravitate towards certain people for help. Research has shown there are particular qualities held by individuals who effectively help those around them. Integrating these qualities with a set of communication skills
provides those elements necessary to be a lifetime helper.

This interactive class is designed to help laypersons envision themselves as helpers, integrate useful qualities, and learn a set of skills to increase their ability to be lifetime
helpers to colleagues, friends, and neighbors.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Wiliam J Rowley

William J. Rowley is an emeritus professor of counselor education at Seattle Pacific University. Prior to retirement, he served in the counseling field for over 30 years. He was formerly a high school counselor, a guidance coordinator for the San Diego County Department of Education, a family therapist in private practice, a counselor educator, and university dean. He is the author of several books and multiple articles in peer-reviewed counseling journals. He earned his Ed.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Northern Colorado.