Graduate Certificate - Financial Counseling

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Spring 2022 Course Information
Financial Counseling

Course Description
This course is about theory and research regarding the interactive process between clients and practitioner, including communication techniques, motivation and esteem building, the counseling environment, ethics, and methods of data intake, verification and analysis. Other topics of the course are legal issues, compensation, uses of technology to identify resources, information management, and current or emerging issues.
Contacts
Instructor

Kimbree Redburn
kimbree.redburn@montana.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Surviving Debt (2021)
National Consumer Law Center
ISBN: 978-1-60248-194-7

Financial Counseling: A Strategic Approach 3rd Edition
Pulvino and Pulvino
Edition: 3rd
ISBN: 0-615-35209-1
Publisher: Instructional Enterprises


Course Access
 
Approximately three weeks before the first day of class, Montana State University emails course confirmation letters containing course start and end dates, required textbooks/materials, library access and other important information.
 
Approximately 7-10 days before the course start date, students receive a letter via regular mail containing their username and password to access Desire2Learn at MSU
  • Students are encouraged to contact M.J. Kabaci if they have changed their mailing address.
  • MSU-Bozeman students will not receive a letter containing their username and password. They will receive separate instructions on how to obtain their usernames and passwords.
Courses may not be available to students until the first day of class.
 

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Kristina Schule Student Excellence Award Recipient 2021.pngComing from a culinary background, I was unsure of how to make a career for myself until I discovered the FCS Master’s program through GP IDEA. Now that I am a full-time Family and Consumer Science teacher at a local high school, I am still able to balance my school workload with my new professional career. They work hand in hand by combining lesson plans and learning theories. I love being able to apply my school work into my own classroom; it has developed into an amazing learning experience.

– – Kristina Schule, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Student
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