Counseling Skills: Understanding the Person

COURSE ID: DNS511

Course Overview

Nutrition professionals are experts in nutritional sciences, sought after for this specialized knowledge. Yet their crucial role as counselors and change agents is seldom given as much attention in nutrition degree programs, despite the increasing need in the field for skilled counselors. In this course, experienced wellness educator and counselor Beth McKinney, MSEd, RD, CHES, will explain how and why client-directed counseling can effectively influence healthy behavioral change and prepare you to use research-based techniques to create rapport, build trust, and elicit useful information from clients.
  • Students from the United States must be Registered Dietitians (RD or RDN)
  • International students need to have a credential approved by the International Confederation of Dietetic Association — full list available here