Academic Catalog

Counseling (5600)

5600:515. Mental Illness & Media. (2 Credits)

Mental illness is often portrayed negatively the media. This course focuses on mental illness, stigma, and how movies portray specific mental disorders.

5600:526. Career Education. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: junior, senior or graduate standing. Examination of current career education models and programs with emphasis on infusion of career education activities into elementary and secondary curriculum.

5600:550. Counseling Problems Related to Life-Threatening Illness & Death. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission. Consideration of the global issues, current research, coping behavior, support systems and family and individual needs in regard to life-threatening situations.

5600:590. Workshop: Educational Guidance & Counseling. (1-3 Credits)

Special instruction designed as in-service and/or upgrading individuals on current issues and practices in counseling.

5600:591. Workshop: Educational Guidance & Counseling. (1-3 Credits)

Special instruction designed as in-service and/or upgrading individuals on current issues and practices in counseling.

5600:592. Workshop: Educational Guidance & Counseling. (1-3 Credits)

Special instruction designed as in-service and/or upgrading individuals on current issues and practices in counseling.

5600:593. Workshop: Educational Guidance & Counseling. (1-4 Credits)

Special instruction designed as in-service and/or upgrading individuals on current issues and practices in counseling.

5600:594. Counseling Institute. (1-4 Credits)

In-service programs for counselors and other helping professionals.

5600:600. Professional Orientation & Ethics. (2 Credits)

Addresses professional orientation and ethical standards in the counseling professions as well as an introduction to Department of Counseling programs and missions.

5600:601. Research and Program Evaluation in Counseling. (3 Credits)

Overview of research methods and statistics, understanding and conducting counseling research, and program assessment and evaluation knowledge.

5600:602. Introduction to Counseling. (2 Credits)

Understanding guidance and counseling principles including organization, operation and evaluation of guidance programs (designed for non-counseling major).

5600:610. Counseling Skills for Teachers. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:631 or 5600:633 or permission. The study and practice of selected counseling techniques that can be applied by teachers in working with students, parents and colleagues.

5600:620. Issues in Sexuality for Counselors. (3 Credits)

A seminar covering, in addition to changing current topics, sexuality across the lifespan, diversity and sexual orientation, and assessment.

5600:621. Counseling Youth At Risk. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to prepare counselors and other helping professionals to work with at-risk children and adolescents in school and community settings.

5600:622. Introduction to Play Therapy. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in counseling or related field, or special nondegree students (i.e., professional counselor). This course is designed to give students an introduction to play therapy from a child-centered perspective. Students will develop competencies in child-centered play therapy.

5600:623. Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy Ethics & Professional Identity. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to help students learn about marriage and family counseling/therapy as a distinct profession and about its corresponding ethical codes.

5600:631. Elementary/Secondary School Counseling. (3 Credits)

Introductory class; examines elementary and secondary school counseling practices.

5600:635. Introduction to Clinical Counseling. (2 Credits)

Overview of clinical counseling identity, philosophy, roles, work settings, laws, advocacy, and related professional duties.

5600:636. College Admission Counseling I. (3 Credits)

Through readings, websites, class activities, discussion, and experiential projects students will learn the fundamental skills needed to assist counselees in the college admission process.

5600:637. College Admission Counseling II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:636. Students will continue to enhance their knowledge in guiding students through the college admission process through extensive field work at surrounding college campus locations.

5600:640. Counseling Adolescents. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduate student in counseling or related field. The examination of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social developmental processes of the adolescent as these affect learning performance in a diverse population will be addressed.

5600:643. Counseling: Theory & Philosophy. (3 Credits)

Examination of major counseling systems including client-centered, behavioral and existential theories. Philosophical and theoretical dimension stressed.

5600:645. Tests & Appraisal in Counseling. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 5600:601. Study of the nature of tests and appraisal in counseling including reliability, validity, test construction and selection, administration, scoring, and basic interpretation of selected measures.

5600:646. Multicultural Counseling. (3 Credits)

An examination of multicultural counseling theory and research necessary to work with culturally diverse people.

5600:647. Career Development & Counseling Across the Life-Span. (3 Credits)

Overview of career development and choice over the life-span. Personal, family, and societal characteristics that affect choice, career choice, and implementation are discussed.

5600:648. Individual & Family Development Across the Life-Span. (3 Credits)

An exploration of individual and family development, human behavior, and theories of learning and personality. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the relationship between the individual and his/her family.

5600:649. Counseling & Personnel Services in Higher Education. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:635 or permission of instructor. Counseling services as related to psychological needs and problems of the college student.

5600:650. Filial Therapy. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:590 or 5600:622 and graduate student in counseling or related field. This course is designed to train students how to teach parents specific child-centered play therapy skills to use with their children.

5600:651. Techniques of Counseling. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:655; pre/corequisite: 5600:643; corequisite: 5600:669. Study and practice of selected counseling techniques and skills with emphasis on structuring, listening, leading and establishing a counseling relationship.

5600:653. Group Counseling. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: 5600:643 or 5600:710, and 5600:651. Knowledge and understanding of theory, research, and techniques necessary for conducting group counseling sessions. An experiential component is included.

5600:655. Marriage & Family Therapy: Theory & Techniques. (3 Credits)

An overview of the theory and techniques of marital and family therapy, including exposure to the history, terminology and contributions of significant persons in the field.

5600:656. Assessment Methods & Treatment Issues in Marriage & Family Therapy. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:645. Provides advanced counseling students with the knowledge and skills in assessment methods, techniques, and instruments relevant to the practice of marriage and family therapy.

5600:657. Consultant: Counseling. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 5600:631, 5600:651 or permission. Examination of consultation models with focus on process and product.

5600:659. Organization & Administration of Guidance Services. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:631 or 5600:633 or permission. Development of a comprehensive articulated guidance and counseling program.

5600:660. Counseling Children. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduate student in counseling or related field. This course is designed as an entry level course for counselors, school counselors, school psychologists, or other professionals preparing to engage in therapeutic work with children. It is not a class in diagnosis of childhood disorders.

5600:661. Seminar in Guidance. (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 5600:645, 5600:647, 5600:653 and 5600:657. Primary models for understanding and modifying children's behavior in classroom including technique development and review of guidance materials and programs.

5600:662. Personality and Abnormal Behavior. (3 Credits)

This course will examine several major theoretical approaches to personality and how they account for abnormal and psychopathological behavior related to clinical practice.

5600:663. Developmental Guidance and Emotional Education. (3 Credits)

An experiential seminar designed for school counselors/teachers to learn developmental guidance strategies for affective education, classroom guidance, deliberate psychological education and developmental counseling.

5600:664. DSM. (3 Credits)

This course teaches students practical assessment and diagnostic skills related to using the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

5600:665. Seminar in Counseling Practice. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:635 or permission. Study of topics of concern to a student specializing in community and college counseling. Topics may differ each semester according to students' needs.

5600:666. Treatment in Clinical Counseling. (3 Credits)

This course teaches students treatment planning and research-based treatment interventions for preventing and reducing common mental disorders found in the counseling profession.

5600:667. Marital Therapy. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:655. In-depth study of theories and interventions which focus on the nature and quality of marital relationships.

5600:669. Systems Theory in Family Therapy. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:655. In-depth exploration of systems theory in family therapy. Major assumptions of systems theory will be examined and the implications for interventions will be explored.

5600:674. Prepracticum in Counseling. (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 5600:643, 5600:651. Addresses clinical knowledge and skills needed for Practicum, including the counseling process, documentation, supervision, and special topics.

5600:675. Practicum in Counseling. (5 Credits)

See specific program student handbook and program plan for required prerequisites. Supervised clinical experience including counseling direct service and related professional duties.

5600:676. Practicum in Counseling II. (2-5 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:675. Advanced supervised counseling experience.

5600:685. Master's Internship. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:675. Must be repeated for a minimum of 6 credit hours. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours. Paid or unpaid supervised clinical experience accomplished immediately following completion of 5600:675. Credit/noncredit.

5600:695. Field Experience: Masters. (1-10 Credits)

Prerequisites: permission of advisor and department chair. Placement in selected setting for purpose of acquiring experiences and/or demonstration skills related to student's counseling program.

5600:697. Independent Study. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of nine credits) Prerequisites: permission of advisor and department chair. Specific area of investigation determined in accordance with student needs.

5600:698. Masters Problem. (2-4 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of advisor. In-depth study of a research problem in education. Student must be able to demonstrate critical and analytical skills in dealing with a problem in educational guidance and counseling.

5600:699. Masters Thesis. (4-6 Credits)

Prerequisites: permission of advisor and department chair. In-depth study and analysis of counseling problem.

5600:702. Advanced Counseling Practicum. (4 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of 12 credit hours) Prerequisite: 5600:675, 720/DSM, 710. Supervised counseling experience in selected settings.

5600:707. Supervision in Counseling Psychology I. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: doctoral residency or permission. Instruction and experience in supervising graduate student in counseling.

5600:708. Supervision in Counseling Psychology II. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: doctoral residency or permission. Instruction and experience in supervising graduate student in counseling.

5600:709. Introduction to Counseling Psychology. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology. Introduction to historical foundations of and recent developments in counseling psychology, with an emphasis on contemporary research literature in the field.

5600:710. Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3750:630 or departmental permission. Major systems of individual psychotherapy explored within a philosophy of science framework. Freudian, behavioral, Rogerian, cognitive and other. Includes research, contemporary problems and ethics.

5600:711. Vocational Behavior. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3750:630 or departmental permission. Theories and research on vocational behavior and vocational counseling. Topics include major theories on vocational behavior, empirical research on these theories, applied work in vocational counseling and applied research.

5600:712. Principles & Practice of Individual Intelligence Testing. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: 5600:630 or graduate standing in school psychology, and instructor's permission. History, principles and methodology of intelligence testing, supervised practice in administration, scoring and interpretation of individual intelligence tests for children and adults.

5600:713. Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues in Counseling Psychology. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: doctoral residency or permission. Examination of major issues in the field such as the counselor as a professional and as a person, and issues, problems and trends in counseling.

5600:714. Evaluation of Mental Status. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:645. Overview of methods for evaluating mental and emotional status including objective personality testing.

5600:715. Research Design in Counseling I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: doctoral residency or permission. Study of research designs, evaluation procedures and review of current research.

5600:716. Research Design in Counseling II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: doctoral residency or permission. This course is designed for doctoral students utilizing the qualitative approach for conducting research. Theory, methods, and design of qualitative inquiry are reviewed.

5600:717. Issues of Diversity in Counseling Psychology. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3750:630; one semester of practicum work. Critical examination and application of research and theory in counseling diverse populations, focusing on race/ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and spirituality.

5600:718. History & Systems in Psychology. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3750:630. Philosophical and scientific antecedents of psychology and details of the development of systematic viewpoints in the 19th and 20th centuries.

5600:720. Topical Seminar: Guidance & Counseling. (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. A topical study with a variety of disciplinary input. Staffing will be by department faculty and other professionals in counseling and related fields. A maximum of six credits may be applied to a degree.

5600:722. Introduction to Play Therapy. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in counseling or related field, or special nondegree students (i.e., professional counselor). This course is designed to give students an introduction to play therapy from a child-centered perspective. Students will develop competencies in child-centered play therapy.

5600:723. Legal and Ethical Issues in Counselor Education. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission into the Counselor Education and Supervision Program. Examination of major ethical/legal issues in the field of counseling and marriage & family therapy.

5600:724. Pedagogy in Counselor Education and Supervision: Theory and Practice. (3 Credits)

This course provides an in-depth study of instructional principles, pedagogy, and evaluation procedures in counselor education and supervision.

5600:725. Doctoral Professional Seminar in Counselor Education. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to the doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision To be taken the first fall term upon admission. Required of all Counselor Education & Supervision doctoral students. Professional issues in the counseling field, doctoral identity acculturation, and development are covered.

5600:726. Doctoral Research Proposal in Counselor Education. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 5600:715, 5100:744. This course provides theoretical and practical aspects of designing dissertation research in counseling and counselor education and supervision and successfully defending a draft of a proposal design.

5600:728. Advanced Diversity in Counselor Education. (3 Credits)

This course examines issues of human diversity broadly, including knowledge, awareness and skills especially related to mental health service and training in counselor education and supervision.

5600:730. Use of Assessment Data. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: Doctoral level status. Study of the methods and materials used to assess individuals and the effective use of the data obtained leading to professional decisions reading the diagnosis of individual's present condition, and recommendations for appropriate treatment/intervention.

5600:732. Addiction Counseling I: Theory & Assessment. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to teach graduate-level students the history, foundations, theoretical models, assessment strategies, and diagnostic procedures associated with addictive disorders.

5600:734. Addiction Counseling II: Treatment Planning & Intervention Strategies. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to teach graduate-level students the process of treatment planning and range of treatment interventions used with addictive disorders.

5600:737. Clinical Supervision I. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: successful completion of advanced practicum. Instruction and experience supervising graduate students in counseling.

5600:738. Clinical Supervision II. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: successful completion of advanced practicum and successful completion of supervision I. Instruction and experience in supervising graduate students in counseling.

5600:756. Outcome Research in Marriage & Family Therapy. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 5600:667; 5100:640, 5100:741. This course will provide an in-depth examination of marriage and family therapy outcome research.

5600:760. Counseling Children. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: graduate student in counseling or related field. This course is designed as an entry-level course for counselors, school counselors, school psychologists, or other professionals preparing to engage in therapeutic work with children. It is not a class in diagnosis of childhood disorders.

5600:764. Cognitive Assessment. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3750:750 and enrollment in the Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology, OR instructor's permission. History, principles and methodology of cognitive assessment, supervised practice in administration, scoring and interpretation of individual intelligence tests for late adolescents and adults.

5600:765. Objective Personality Assessment. (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: Completion of 3750:750 and students must be enrolled in the Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology. Study of the development, administration, and interpretation of objective measures of personality assessment (MMPI, PAI, and selected additional inventories).

5600:766. Applications of Assessment. (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: Completion of 5600:764 and 5600:765. Student must be enrolled in the Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology. Corequisite: 5600:777. Study of integrative report writing and other applications of assessment.

5600:785. Doctoral Internship. (3 Credits)

May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: Completion of 5600:702, 5600:737 and 5600:738. Supervised experience in clinical settings, teaching, supervision, or research. 600 clock hours must be completed in over two consecutive semesters. Credit/noncredit.

5600:796. Counseling Psychology Practicum. (4 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of 12 credits) Advanced counseling psychology students will have supervised training with clients in a variety of settings and will focus on supervised development of specialized theoretical applications. (Credit/noncredit.)

5600:797. Independent Reading and/or Research in Counseling Psychology. (1-5 Credits)

(May be repeated) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Independent readings and/or research in an area of counseling psychology under the direction of a faculty member.

5600:895. Field Experience: Doctoral. (1-6 Credits)

(May be repeated) Prerequisite: doctoral candidate status. Placement in selected setting for purpose of acquiring experiences and/or developing skills related to student's doctoral program.

5600:897. Independent Study: Educational Guidance & Counseling. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of nine credits) Prerequisites: permission of advisor and department chair. Specific area of investigation determined in accordance with student needs.

5600:898. Research Projects in Special Areas. (1-2 Credits)

(May be repeated) Prerequisites: permission of advisor and department chair. Study, analysis and reporting of counseling problem.

5600:899. Doctoral Dissertation. (1-20 Credits)

Prerequisites: permission of major doctoral advisor and department chair. Study, design and analysis of counseling problem.