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Counseling and Development (CSDV)

600. Seminar in Professional Identity, Scholarship and Service (1). The seminar will focus on issues related specifically to the development of professional identity in the context of counselor preparation. During this seminar students will examine their own professional awareness, knowledge, and skill sets for successfully negotiating graduate studies including self-reflection, scholarship, and service. The course also covers APA writing standards for professional reports, papers, and presentations. Professional involvement with the American Counseling Association (ACA) and representative state organizations through presentations, publications, or committee membership will be examined and encouraged. Prerequisite(s): CSDV admission or permission of the instructor.

601. Counseling Theories (3). This course provides a comprehensive study of major counseling theories. Attention is given to systematic ways of viewing the counseling process. Divergences and convergences among theories are examined for practical application with clients and family within cultural and system contexts. An overview of the evolution and development of the core tenets of counseling will provide a framework for more extensive examination of the current approaches utilized by counselors in diverse practice settings. Prerequisite(s): CSDV admission or permission of the instructor.

602. Counseling Skills (3). This is an experiential skills training course that introduces the application of basic counseling strategies and interventions with diverse populations. Students will also explore the particular interpersonal dynamics of helping relationships and develop self-in-role awareness.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CSDV program or permission of the instructor.

603. Career and Lifestyle Development (3). Overviews of the major theories and skill areas in educational planning, career and lifestyle development, work and motivation. Emphasis is placed on understanding and applying knowledge and skills of career development activities in appropriate counseling settings.
Prerequisite: Admission to the CSDV program or permission of the instructor.

604. Orientation to Community Counseling (3). An overview of the roles and functions of counselors in community counseling settings. Organizational and administrative structures of human services agencies as well as staffing
patterns, clientele and interagency relationships are examined.
Prerequisite(s): CSDV 600.

605. Diversity Issues in Counseling (3). The study of current social and cultural issues that shape human behavior and affect the practice of counseling. Topics will focus on the theory and practice of multicultural and social justice counseling approaches. Diversity issues are explored as they influence the counseling process and the well being of the client. Students will be challenged to explore their own attitudes and beliefs through experiential exercises, small- and large-group discussion, and reflection on the development of self-in-role awareness. Prerequisite(s): CSDV admission or permission of the instructor.

606. Group Counseling (3). Study and practice of basic group counseling theories and dynamics with emphasis on techniques and application; ethical responsibility and current trends with experiential opportunities provided.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to CSDV or permission of the instructor.

607. Appraisal of the Individual (3). This course is designed to provide school and community counselors with a working knowledge of the various standardized tests used in educational, vocational, and social/personal counseling. Students take, administer, score, and record the results of various standardized tests. Appraisal techniques are reviewed and evaluated. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CSDV program or permission of the instructor.

608. Loss, Grief, and Crisis Counseling (3). This course views loss as a broad, inclusive experience occurring during crisis, loss, and life transition across the lifespan. Crisis situations and the phenomenon of suicide will be examined as well as the roles and responsibilities of counselors. Advocacy, consultation, and crisis intervention skills for grief counseling are developed. Developmental programs for Pre-K through adulthood related to grief, loss, and crisis are examined. Prerequisite(s): CSDV admission or permission of the instructor.

610A. Counseling Practicum I (2). A supervised 75 clock hours, field-based experience, this course will focus on further enhancement of the conceptual and relational skills of counseling. The course will further increased reflection on the development of self-in-role and supervised application of counseling skills to practice. Students will focus on building therapeutic relationships, assessing client needs, goals setting, and intervention skills. Admission to the CSDV program or permission of the instructor.

610B. Counseling Practicum II (3). A supervised 100 clock hours, field-based experience, this course will focus on further enhancement of the conceptual and relational skills of counseling, consultation, and advocacy skills. The course will further increase reflection on the development of self-in-role and supervised application of counseling skills to practice. Students will focus on building therapeutic relationships, assessing client needs, goals setting, and intervention skills. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CSDV program or permission of the instructor.

611S. School Counseling Internship I (3). A supervised 300-hour, field-based experience in an applied school setting. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CSDV program or permission of the instructor.

612S. School Counseling Internship II (3). A supervised 300 hour, field-based experience in an applied school setting. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CSDV program or permission of the instructor.

613. Foundations and Ethical Issues in School Counseling (3). This course provides an introduction to professional school counseling and consultation encompassing the history, philosophy, and trends in school counseling, as well as the roles and functions of the professional school counselor. A major portion of this course is the study of ethical practice, which will cover ASCA and ACA codes and standards, as well as legal issues in counseling practice. Prerequisite(s): CSDV admission or permission of the instructor.

614. Lifespan Developmental Counseling (3). This course provides counselors with a lifespan developmental theoretical and research foundation for clinical and educational practice. It explores the individual, environmental and familial factors affecting developmental progression and delay. The course is focused on counseling practice and encourages the utilization of strategies for facilitating development across the lifespan. Prerequisite(s): CSDV admission or permission of the instructor.

615. Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling (3). This course provides an understanding of the planning, organizing, implementation and
evaluation of a comprehensive developmental school counseling program.
Prerequisite(s): CSDV 613.

617. Family Counseling (3). This course introduces the student to major theoretical approaches and interventions utilized in counseling families within a systemic framework.
Prerequisite(s): CSDV admission or permission of the instructor.

618. Addictions Counseling (3). This course will provide a basic introduction to the psychopathology of chemical and process addiction. Theoretical foundations which seek to define addiction including biological, psychological, and sociological etiologies will be addressed. The course will provide the structural framework to discuss diagnosis and assessment of chemical dependency, and explore stages of treatment and diverse treatment modalities. Prerequisite(s): CSDV admission or permission of the instructor.

619. Counseling Supervision (3). This course addresses theories and techniques of counselor supervision. Students have opportunities to solidify a theoretical model of supervision practice, to clarify a personal supervisory style, to internalize a supervisory identity and to develop skills and ethical reasoning critical to clinical and administrative supervision of counselors.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

620. Clinical Psychopathology in Counseling (3). This course emphasizes an integrated biopsychosocialcultural model in understanding the etiology of psychopathology and clinical disorders. There will be an emphasis on increasing student understanding of clinical issues and current research related to arrests in development and maladaptive behavior with an emphasis on personality disorders. Studies include a review of contemporary diagnostic systems, research, theory, and counseling interventions.
Prerequisite(s): CSDV admission or permission of the instructor.

621. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Counseling (3). This course will instruct students in the methods and research of clinical systems assessment of psychopathology and multiaxial diagnosis. Students will learn to perform individual, relational, and larger systems assessments, including but not limited to a mental status exam, comprehensive mental status exam, psychological genogram, and diagnosis using the DSM-IV-TR. Diverse theoretical approaches to treatment planning, clinical practice, and process issues are considered across a variety of psychological disorders. Prerequisite(s): CSDV admission or permission of the instructor.

622. Seminar in Counseling Children and Adolescents (3). The course includes discussion and application of counseling theories, techniques, and issues related to child and adolescent development. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the CSDV program or permission of the instructor.

650 659. Special Topics in Counseling (1) (2) (3).Designed to provide selected, special topics in counseling. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit. 

 
 

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