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Yvette E. McDonald, LCSW


Yvette E. McDonald, LCSW a person centered (speak to the type of therapist I am). that pulls from theory.  She is a adjunct Professor in Human Services at Indian River State College.  In her work she.....  Her work with students includes......

I am actively involved in teaching undergraduate at IRSC helping them develop the person as a therapist in order that they can better themselves as therapist and grow as students.

Student Writing


I am really enjoying Professor McDonald's class, Techniques in Interviewing and Intervention!  The podcasts are interesting!  I have been incorporating her lessons in my everyday life. It is a lot of work but it's practical.  I can see in a classroom seeing where these discussions and practices would be so beneficial; it must create such a close-knit group.  This class with Professor McDonald was such a great way to start off my Human Services career!

~KS, Online Introduction to Techniques of Interviewing and Intervention

Teaching: Courses

Introduction to Techniques of Interviewing and Intervention HUS 2302

This course teaches the basic techniques and theories of interviewing and evaluation. Students participate in classroom skill-building exercises. Special attention is given to crisis theory and intervention.

My Commitment To You

As the professor of these courses, I will do all I can to make this an interesting and meaningful learning experience for you. I am convinced that theses courses are very valuable and that there are many ways to apply what you will be learning both to yourself personally and in your professional work setting. It is my sincere hope that these courses will be enjoyable and will be valued. I attempt to utilize a diversity of methods of instruction in order to make instruction come alive for you as a student.

Student Investment

It is expected the students will arrive to these class with different levels of background. Learning counseling approaches require students to not only study the academic material and the theories, but to practice techniques and explore personal reactions while engaged in this practice. A proactive stance is the most conducive to learning both personally and academically. Students need to be prepared for this which calls for reading the assigned materials and being present in all classes (lectures) in order to make a meaningful investment in the learning process. Students are required to participate in exercises and process their reactions and observations through class discussions and/or journals. Class works best when students can admit that they are uncomfortable and when they know they have made mistakes. They must be open to feedback given by the instructor and other students. Remember the more actively you participate the more you'll gain from your learning experience.

Group Dynamics HUS 1200

This course teaches a basic overview of the group experience. Essential characteristics of the effective group are presented as well as the task and techniques of the group facilitator. Dynamics of the group experience, including the various theoretical approaches, or explored.


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Be sure to include a greeting, identify yourself, the course you are in and then state your question, comments or concern.

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