The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is used to develop a basic understanding of mental disorders. Students learn to utilize the DSM classification system to identify counseling techniques and develop counseling plans.
The theories, principles, and techniques of counseling couples and families are examined. Other topics include ethical and multicultural issues, assessment, and current research in marriage and family counseling.
This course provides an overview of research and theory in regards to the etiology, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders, e.g. alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, etc. The course will review theoretical and evidence-based models of counseling for addictive disorders as well as considerations for treating addictive disorders among various special populations and with culturally diverse clients.
This course will introduce students to the techniques of divorce mediation. Legal, ethical and psychological issues in the divorce mediation process will be examined with special emphasis on the neutral role of the mediator explored.
Emphasis is on a basic knowledge of the theories, principles and techniques of counseling elderly individuals, couples and their families. Includes such topics as assessment, ethical and cultural issues, model programs, and current research in gerontological counseling.
Provides an overview of the history, philosophical foundations, and professional duty of professional school counseling. Review of historical and contextual forces that shaped the evolution of professional school counselors' roles and functions within schools. Special emphasis will be placed on current trends and best practices as identified by ASCA and current literature.
Includes a study of historical and current theories and issues in multicultural counseling, provides an understanding of societal trends and changes, and demonstrates strategies/techniques for cross-cultural counseling techniques through class exercises, case studies, and demonstrations. Reflective experiences are used to allow for the development of cultural self-knowledge.
This course will provide an overview of various theoretical approaches and related research findings for couples counseling. The course will also provide an overview of current theory and research in human sexuality, including sexual development, sexual well-being/wellness, sexual orientation and sexual dysfunction and disorders. The course will apply particular focus to sexuality issues as they are an aspect of individual and couples counseling work.
This course examines community mental health counseling and includes a survey of its organizational, fiscal, and legal dimensions; of community needs assessment, program delivery, advocacy, funding, and intervention; of the principles of consultation, education and outreach; of client and community characteristics; and of the various practice settings and roles.
This course provides an overview of current theoretical perspective and evidence-based intervention paradigms regarding psychological, behavioral, cultural and social context/environmental problems commonly occurring during childhood and adolescence. A focus will be upon knowledge of basic counseling skills for use with children and adolescents as well as learning to conceptualize childhood problems at various levels of social ecology: individual, cultural, academic, familial, community and societal.
This course is an introduction to the historical and philosophical foundation of Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as overview of contemporary clinical practice issues within this counseling specialty.
Includes a study of various theories, principles, and techniques in counseling. Opportunity is provided for the implementation of counseling techniques through the study of case studies and transcripts.
The study of educational, vocational, psychological, and individual resources needed to make employment decisions. Emphasis is on the collection and evaluation of information, procedures and strategies for researching employment opportunities, and the management of information services.
Includes both the theory and practice of group counseling, counseling with clients of diverse backgrounds, and selecting group work suitable to multicultural needs. Emphasis is on the developmental level and background of clients with which the counselor expects to work.
Introduces the student to a broad field of community rehabilitation. Included is the history, philosophy, present activities and future trends in rehabilitation. A multidisciplinary approach to the study of the "whole person" is emphasized and direct contact with community social service agencies is an integral part of the course.
This course requires the student to demonstrate the appropriate use of a variety of counseling skills and techniques. Audio and video tapes of individual counseling sessions are critiqued in class by the instructor. Requires special permission of the instructor.
Supervised practice is provided in group counseling and other group work experience appropriate for a counselor. Practicum experience is offered in the setting in which the student plans to work.
The theory, research, and practices in related disciplines which contribute to an understanding of human disability. Field work and case study serve as integrating activities.
Included is a survey of historical developments and current practices in student personnel services in post-high school educational institutions. The organization, administration, and functions of the various services are stressed.
This course provides for critical analysis of representative rehabilitation case studies. Case records are used as a basis for developing an understanding of the clients with handicaps and their problems, the rehabilitation case work process, diagnosis, eligibility requirements, and the provision of services.
Provides an overview of how school counselors can access, interpret, and use achievement data, demographic data, school process data, and perception data to inform school counseling programmatic decisions. Assessment of systemic data, using data to guide program development, formative and summative evaluation methods, and strategies for dissemination of data are reviewed.
Supervised experience in the selection, administration, and scoring of educational and psychological tests, and the interpretation and reporting of test results.
Ethical standards of the profession and current legal issues will be examined in the context of case studies and current literature. Critical analysis by each student of legal and ethical issues faced by counselors and psychometrists will be stressed.
Common symptomology, treatment, and medical management techniques of rehabilitation and physical medicine are emphasized. Other topics include assessment of client's functional limitations, interpretation of medical information, and planning for the client's rehabilitation.
Emphasis is placed on the counseling procedures involved in developing and maintaining the therapeutic relationship. Students are required to model the basic skills of counseling using videotaped incidents and observations for feedback on skill development.
Emphasis is placed on a basic knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of career counseling used for a wide range of ages. Other topics include model career development programs, assessment, population and age diversity, individual characteristics, placement and current research.
Guided supervision in the completion of learning tasks in counselor education such as program design and revision study of a significant topic, theory, model and supervision of selected learning activities to acquire specific counseling and testing skills.
This course will provide an overview of advocacy, collaboration amd consultation models and essential skills for professional school counselors and clinical mental health counselors. The role that each of these skills play in the professional identity of the school and mental health counselor and strategies for using these skills to promote systemic change and equitable social systems will be examined.
Students will gain knowledge of research-informed theoretical models of etiology and development of problems such as suicidality and other forms of mental health crisis, as well as grief, trauma, and disaster-related mental health symptoms. Students will also gain knowledge of evidence-based models of counseling and intervention in these areas such as comprehensive risk assessment strategies, psychological first aid and systems of mental health crisis management.
Students explore through directed study problems and issues of special interest or significance in Counselor Education. Not more than three semester hours of any departmental 594 courses can be accepted toward a degree program.
The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which a school counselor eventually will be employed. The internship provides the student with an opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned during the graduate program. Not more than 12 hours may be taken. Prerequisite: Special permission of the instructor and a grade of B or above in CED 586 and CED 576.
The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which a school psychometrist eventually will be employed. The internship provides the student with an opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned during the graduate program. Not more than 12 hours may be taken. Requires special permission of the instructor.
The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which a community counselor eventually will be employed. The internship provides the student with an opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned during the graduate program. Not more than 12 hours may be taken. Requires special permission of the instructor.
The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which a rehabilitation counselor eventually will be employed. The internship provides the student with an opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned during the graduate program. Not more than 12 hours may be taken. Requires special permission of the instructor.
A student selects a project, study or investigation which is related to an area of specialization in Counselor Education. The project forms a basis for the thesis. A thesis committee will provide direction during the writing of the thesis.
An advanced study of counseling theories and strategies as they apply to practical situations and special populations.
This course provides the student with advanced skills and knowledge designed to facilitate working with groups. The course emphasizes group theory, research, and participation in group dynamics.
Supervised field experience in appropriate settings. Required weekly seminar. Requires special permission of the instructor.
This course focuses on the development of negotiation, conflict resolution, and communication skills needed to be effective in resolving a variety of training-related problems. Students will have an opportunity to research and practice in the negotiation process by applying communication and conflict resolution techniques in simulated and real situations.
Guided supervision in the completion of learning tasks in counselor education such as program design and revision, study of a significant topic, theory, model, and supervision of selected learning activities to acquire specific counseling and testing skills.
Students explore through directed study problems and issues of special interest or significance in Counselor Education. Not more than three semester hours of any departmental 694 courses can be accepted toward a degree program.
A supervised field project, or investigation in the Counselor Specialist Program, serving as the culminating experience in the program. Applying concepts and skills learned during the sixth-year program, the student will conduct an investigation and prepare a field project report in standard form.