To my surprise, however, I gained an invaluable set of skills and knowledge for my future career as a counselor from this course. I gained an in-depth understanding of the family systems theory, learned extensively about various aspects of conflict, and got to practice some of the basic counseling skills (empathetic listening, paraphrasing, reflection of content, etc.) in a group setting.
Perhaps most importantly, I gained an understanding of my own conflict style and how it came to be. My husband is eternally grateful for this.