HDFS 344 - Financial Counseling and Consumer Credit
This course examines the counseling and interpersonal skills needed to provide financial counseling to financial vulnerable consumers related to budgeting, credit and debt. Employment opportunities exist for new graduates in (e.g. workforce development, social services, NGOs, aging service) agencies that work with financially vulnerable populations and where counseling is provided for no-cost. The course will also develop professional counseling skills related to financial counseling methods and the application of these skills in applied settings including active listening, trust building, empathy, non-confidentiality, relationship building, ethics and standards of practice management.