Students reflect on the knowledge, dispositions and skills needed to provide effective counseling interventions to diverse client populations. They are introduced to the counseling profession—its purpose, history, ethical codes, professional organizations and certification and licensing practices. Students learn about the diversity of client interventions offered by professional counselors through class presentations and interaction with practicing counselors. Students map out a plan for their professional development throughout their counseling program.
All candidates for graduate degrees must pass one or more comprehensive examinations. Individual problems or research topics designed to place emphasis on selected areas of study.
May be repeated twice for additional credit at the discretion of the department chair. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. This course is presented as a basis for future counselors to understand community counseling agencies, standards of preparation, and the role identity of persons providing direct counseling treatment interventions.
Problems and principles of administration, scoring and interpreting group and individually administered tests; utilization of test data for diagnostic, placement, predictive, and evaluative purposes; elementary statistical procedures; laboratory activities in test administration, scoring, and interpretation.
Theories of Counseling and Personality. This course surveys systematically derived theories of counseling and personality from their origins in social discourse, philosophy, and psychology to the present time. Each theorist is presented biographically and the theory considered with regard to its clinical, cultural, and ethical relevance and application to diverse populations.
Multicultural Content Grade Mode: Professional Orientation in School Counseling: Leadership, Advocacy, and Accountability. Orientation to identity and role of professional school counselors, and introduction to the study of comprehensive developmental guidance programs.
This course emphasizes a hands-on approach to the assessments most frequently used by school counselors and child and adolescent counselors.
Topics include assessment measures, statistical and research concepts, program evaluation and interpretation. Implications for counseling are also addressed. Advanced Issues in School Counseling: Counseling, Consultation, and Coordination of Services.
Course covers advanced topics in counseling children and adolescents in schools. Emphasis will be placed on developmentally appropriate preventative and responsive counseling services.
Consultation and collaboration with parents, school personnel, and community partners, as well as contextual issues in school counseling, will be addressed. Loss and Grief Recovery Counseling.
An in-depth study of loss and its aftermath, grief. Emphasis is given to the counseling literature, loss and grief in the arts, personal loss experience, and particular counseling interventions. Substance Abuse and Counseling: This course focuses on chemical dependency across counseling settings, including school, agency, and private practice.
This course includes theoretical and applied information on causative factors, assessment, and treatment strategies across a variety of settings and populations via didactic and experimental coursework. The course is both didactic and experimental. It provides a history of therapeutic drama beginning with the Greek theater of Dionysus.
The work of J. Moreno is presented and the basic tenets of the theory studied. Students then engage in creating, producing, and acting out actual psychodramatic productions. Theoretical and practical application of the filial model will be addressed as well as techniques in training parents in the overall principles and methodology of child-centered play therapy.
This course focuses on ethical standards of professional counseling organizations and credentialing bodies, and applications of ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling settings.
Emphasis is placed on national and current state board rules, records management, strategies for personal and professional self-evaluation, implications for practice, and client and professional advocacy.
This course provides students with information regarding special issues in marital, couple and family counseling, including: Basic Counseling Skills and Abnormal Behavior.
This course is designed to introduce the student to basic counseling skills via role-play and videotape. The course also provides a general model for assessing abnormal behavior of clients and effective skills to elicit identifying behavior. Career concerns often addressed in counseling are presented and discussed along with the area of vocational guidance, occupational information, and preference inventories.
An intensive laboratory experience requiring highly active student participation in the form of honest, direct, and open communication combined with authentic self-exploration within the group setting.
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