In this course you are not expected to become a statistician. Rather it is the intent of this for you to learn to understand the concepts and terminology in the field of statistics and to be a wise consumer of statistical information in both popular and professional sources. I know that as you take the time to learn as much as you can about this topic it will serve you well as you contemplate providing counseling services to future clients.
Statistics: Concepts & Controversies 5th ed. David S. Moore. New York, NY. W.H. Freeman & Company. 2000. ISBN # 0716740087.
How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff, New York, W. W. Norton & Company. 1993. ISBN # 0393310728