This course helps familiarize the student with the nature and scope of career/vocational development and counseling. Emphasis will be placed upon the content and process of career/vocational development and choice.
This is a survey course designed to acquaint the graduate student with a broad view of the field of Counseling. As the intro course for the Master of Science in Community Counseling degree, it covers a wide variety of topics, the understanding of which is essential to the study of counseling.
The purpose of this course is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to study one specific topic or a series of related topics under the tutelage of an instructor of their choice.
This course is designed to assist students to recognize and categorize psychological/behavioral patterns (syndromes) that are dysfunctional. Standards for categorizing behavior, purposes, uses and ethics of categorization will be explored. Developmental psychodynamics will be emphasized. The course will focus on utilization of the DSM IV TR Classification System for Mental Disorders.
This course is designed to familiarize the student with theory and techniques in group counseling. The student will be exposed to selected experiences in group participation, and provided limited opportunity to practice group leadership skills.
This course is an introductory course for prospective counselors who seek to improve their listening skills, responding skills, and interpersonal effectiveness. The course is designed primarily as a personal experience in practicing newly acquired communication skills. This course uses an experiential format and requires participation in exercises and role play.
This course will focus on special needs and concerns of women in counseling, especially the influence of male/female roles and stereotypes as they pertain to the practice of counseling.
Emphasis in this course is on the dynamics of substance abuse, including alcohol abuse, other drugs, and food. Special attention is given to physiological factors, family dynamics, treatment methods and implications for schools, communities, and business.
The Counseling Practicum is a one-term supervised counseling experience in a site offering psychological services. It is designed to place student counselors in extended counseling relationships and situations with a variety of clients under close supervision. Students will be required during the practicum to design a field based research project to be implemented during the internship.
The Counseling Internship is a two-semester supervised counseling experience in a site offering psychological services. It is designed to place student counselors in extended counseling relationships and situations with a variety of clients under close supervision. In addition, the student is required to implement the field based research project developed in the practicum.
The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for a wide variety to special focus topics to be offered periodically or on a one-time basis without the need for curriculum committee decisions on course that may not be taught regularly. Topics may include, but are not limited to: domestic abuse, psychopharmacology, geriatrics, other special populations, play therapy, family therapy, or many special topics too numerous to develop a standard course to address.
- Anger and Aggression
- Human Sexuality
- Crisis Intervention
- Faith-based Counseling
This course is designed so that the student begins to understand the development of the major schools of thought for understanding people that have evolved in counseling and psychology during its history. A major emphasis will be placed on how the theories complement each other as well as how they evolved as reaction to each other.
This course will provide an overview of counseling approaches and research on culturally diverse peoples, such as African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, and Oriental. Factors of education, emotion, and behavior will be addressed.
This course provides a framework of the theoretical understanding of human development from birth to later adulthood, including issues of gender, family and socialization. The course is intended to illustrate the normal developmental processes that occur over a life span and sensitize counselors to events that may lead to a disruption of events that may eventually lead a person to seek counseling.
The main focus of this course is the development of techniques for collecting, organizing, and using relevant information from tests and non-test methods in assisting individuals understanding themselves and in making meaningful life and career decisions. The instruments and inventories to be studied in this course will include paper and pencil tests, group administered tests, and inventories.
This course will provide an opportunity for understanding the concept of ethics as both an ideological an practical issue in the counseling profession. In a seminar/discussion format, the students will be expected to actively participate in focusing upon provocative and challenging topics.
This course is designed to provide an understanding of research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment and program evaluation.
623 Play Therapy 3 sem. hrs.
The content of this course is designed to expose the students to a wide variety of play therapy techniques that they can utilize with children in a counseling setting. The course is highly experiential, and participation in the play activities is required.
624 Advanced Addictions Counseling 3 sem. hrs.
This course is designed to act as a capstone course for the Master of Science in Community Counseling degree. In this course students prepare to take the Departmental Exit Exam and/or Licensing Exam through a study and synthesis of the coursework in eight core areas of counseling:
In addition to this study, students will prepare a professional resume and prepare for licensing application and job interviews.
- Social and Cultural Foundations
- Individualized Helping Skills
- Group Process and Practice
- Appraisal of the Individual
- Career/Vocational Counseling
- Lifespan Development
- Research and Program Evaluation and
- Ethics and Professional Issues
631 Introduction to School Counseling 3 sem. hrs.
This course is designed to provide students with an examination of the profession of school counseling. It will include examination of the philosophy, history, and current trends in school counseling and in education, as well as investigating the concept of developmental counseling programs for P-12 students and the national model and standards for school counseling programs.
632 Administration and Leadership in School Counseling 3 sem. hrs.
This course is designed to provide students with a further understanding of the role and identity of professional school counselors. The course will assist students in obtaining skills necessary for development of a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, including those skills utilized in collaboration, consultation, and team building
633 Seminar in School Counseling 1 sem. hr.
This course is designed to act as a capstone course for the Master of Science in School Counseling degree. In this course students prepare to take the Departmental Exit Exams and/or Licensing Exams (NCE and NCSCE) through a study and synthesis of the coursework in eight core areas of counseling and the five core areas of school counseling as listed below.
640 Field Experience in School Counseling 6 sem. hrs.
The School Counseling Internship is a two-semester 750 hour supervised experience in three school settings (P-5, 6-8, 9-12). The Professional School Counselor Intern will perform duties and assume roles appropriate to each grade level of school counseling under close supervision by an experienced Professional School Counselor and a faculty supervisor.