Beth McKinney is a lecturer in the College of Human Ecology and former Director of the Cornell University Wellness Program. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and her Master’s degree in Health Education. Ms. McKinney’s expertise in coaching and counseling spans over 20 years and includes life coaching, nutrition counseling, wellness counseling, and behavior change. She also teaches counseling skills and behavior change techniques to Cornell undergraduates. A Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified Intrinsic Coach® with previous experience in both clinical and community nutrition, Ms. McKinney specializes in both nutrition education and behavior change.
Client-directed counseling is effective for one-on-one interactions, working with groups, and working with organizations. This course allows you to further develop your counseling skills, explore wellness for groups and organizations, and solidify a plan for your future. You will create a plan to expand your wellness counseling skills and integrate them with your current area of expertise. You will then expand your counseling skills to support group facilitation. You will practice these skills by engaging with a colleague, or friend outside of the course. Finally, you will create a wellness vision and plan how you will communicate your vision to organizations and employees. By the end of this course, you will be prepared to use your counseling skills to work within organizations focused on improving the health and wellness of their employees.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Understanding the Person
- Understanding the Deeper Need
- Eliciting New Behaviors
Key Course Takeaways
- Create a plan to expand your wellness counseling skills and integrate them with your current area of expertise
- Expand your counseling skills to support group facilitation
- Create a wellness vision and plan how you will communicate your vision to organizations and employees
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How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Healthcare professionals
- Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, and aides
- Physical therapists
- Wellness coaches
- Personal trainers
- Health educators and coaches
- Corporate wellness and HR professionals