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Courses

Counseling Psychology

5492. Theories of Counseling Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0492.


This course explores the function and essential elements of counseling theories and examines the student`s philosophical beliefs as they apply to counseling.

5511. Counseling in the Schools   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0511.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

First course for those concentrating in school counseling. The nature, techniques, and problems of school counseling are explored.

5519. Group Counseling   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0521.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

An exploration of the functions of group counseling in meeting client/student needs. Emphasis on theory and principles of group process and on the development of group skills by participation in an experiential group counseling situation. Attention to the practice of effective group leadership skills.

5526. Multicultural Counseling   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0525.


Survey course exploring racism, sexism, ageism, and the cultural conditions that affect development of counseling relationships. Small group activities used to help students explore prejudices and attitudes towards culturally different groups.

5565. Professional Issues in Diverse School Settings  
Formerly 0565.


Survey course dealing with history, philosophy, principles, and objectives of counseling in elementary and secondary schools and a consideration of the counselor's professional functions.

5566. Professional Issues in Agencies   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0566.


Survey course dealing with history, philosophy, principles, and objectives of counseling in mental health agencies and a consideration of the counselor's professional functions.

5571. Introduction to Counseling Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0591.

Prerequisite: For students not majoring in counseling psychology.

A lecture-laboratory course focusing on the nature, history, philosophy, techniques, and problems of counseling psychology.

5572. Interviewing Techniques   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0592.


For students not majoring in counseling psychology. The theory and techniques of interviewing especially as they apply to problems of educational, vocational, personal and social counseling, rehabilitation, and employment.

5579. Introduction to Couples and Family Counseling   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0589.


An introductory course on theoretical and therapeutic components of major schools of thought within marital and family therapy using videotapes, training films, guest lecturers, simulations, and observation of family sessions to explore specific therapeutic behaviors that differentiate schools of thought. Focusing on perceptual, conceptual, and clinical skills of family therapists provides a foundation for future training in this area.

5591. Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0590.


To familiarize students and mental health professionals with the history and development of professional ethics and standards and their legal implications in the areas of counseling and psychotherapy. Topics include: privileged communication, confidentiality, rights of the client and agency, civil commitment, and licensure and mental health laws.

 

5593. Career Counseling and Development   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0593.


Theories, strategies, and techniques of career counseling are described and illustrated. Research and theories in career development and decision-making are explored and related to lives of workers. Instruction is given in the work personality, history, and future of work, and needs of special populations.

5691. Diagnosis in Counseling Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0690.


Course content focuses on historical perspectives related to psychopathology and diagnoses, diagnostic biases, and understanding the symptoms and treatment of major mental illnesses as they are expressed in a culturally diverse society. Pedagogical techniques include lectures, role-plays, and criterion-related exercises.

5694. Introduction to Assessment   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0694.


Training of students in interpretation and use of various methods of assessment and diagnosis in schools and agencies. Lectures and laboratory procedures are employed to integrate theory and practice.

5698. Counseling Psychology Laboratory I   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0698.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Analysis of counseling relationship, with emphasis on counseling microskills training, as examined through prerecorded models, case studies, and role-playing.

5699. Counseling Psychology Laboratory II.   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0699.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Analysis of counseling relationship, with emphasis on crisis counseling intervention skills training, as examined through prerecorded models, case studies, and role-playing.

8701. Seminar in Counseling Supervision and Consultation   (3-6 s.h.)
Formerly 0701.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Focuses on the significance, structure, and techniques of supervision and consultation in the work of counselors. First-hand experience offered through supervising counselors-in-training. For advanced students in counseling.

8764. Counseling and Psycho-pathology   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0764.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

The objectives of this course are for doctoral students to develop an understanding of the etiologies, diagnoses, and treatment approaches of the major psychopathological disorders within a multi-cultural context, become versed in the application and use of the DSM, apply the scientist/practitioner approach to diagnosis and treatment issues, and develop process skills which will enable students to adapt to future changes in the area of psychopathology.

8789. Seminar in Race, Culture, and Gender in Psychotherapy   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0789.


The course focuses on the issues raised by diversity in the practice of psychotherapy. Students examine the literature and research related to this issue as well as their own perspectives and feelings. The attitudes, history, and culture of different groups in our society are reviewed. The objective is to assist students in integrating their knowledge of different groups and psychology with their self-awareness so they understand the demands of the transcultural therapist in a society with complex diversity.

8797. Seminar in Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0790.


To familiarize students and mental health professionals with the history and development of professional ethics and standards and their legal implications in the areas of counseling and psychotherapy. Topics may include: privileged communication, confidentiality, rights of the client and agency, civil commitment, and licensure and mental health laws.

8791. Seminar in Learning Theory and Behavior Therapy   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0791.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

The history, philosophy, and theoretical perspectives of learning theory and behavior therapy are examined. Learning theory as the foundation for behavior therapy is explored. Techniques of therapy such as cognitive therapy, relaxation training, systematic desensitization, contingency management, and flooding are reviewed. Additionally, concepts related to behavioral humanism are introduced, particularly as they relate to marriage and family therapy.

8792. Seminar in Theories and Systems of Psychology and Counseling   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0792.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

The course reviews and evaluates the theories and systems of psychology and counseling. Students explore how these theories and systems form the foundation for the current practices of behavior change and psychotherapy. Evaluative research related to the practices of psychotherapy and behavior change are examined. Students are expected to clarify their beliefs and theories about the therapeutic change process.

8793. Seminar in Assessment   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0793.


Emphasis on the knowledge, skills and methods in comprehensive psychological assessment in counseling psychology. Practice in diagnostic interviewing, comprehensive assessment, integration of data, and reporting results. Instruction in assessing different individual dimensions, disorders and populations.

8794. Seminar in Group Counseling and Group Therapy   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0794.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

A didactic-experiential course focusing on selected theories of group counseling and psychotherapy, leadership training, research, and critical issues of the therapeutic management and/or facilitation of a counseling or therapy group.

8795. Seminar in Family Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0795.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Taught from a scientist-practitioner perspective, the course covers the development of family psychology, and as a part of this movement, the conceptual and clinical foundations of family therapy, including integrative approaches.

8796. Seminar in Neuropsychology   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0796.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

The course focuses on the theories and research related to neuropsychology. The physiology of the brain and its interconnection with the psychology of the brain are explored. Further, the parameters and methods of neuropsychological assessment and remediation are reviewed.

8790. Seminar in Counseling   (3-12 s.h.)
Formerly 0797.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Taught on a rotating basis by the graduate faculty in counseling. Current trends, research, issues, and professional problems.

8701. Seminar in Counseling Supervision and Consultation   (3-6 s.h.)
Formerly 0701.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Focuses on the significance, structure, and techniques of supervision and consultation in the work of counselors. First-hand experience offered through supervising counselors-in-training. For advanced students in counseling.

8764. Counseling and Psycho-pathology   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0764.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

The objectives of this course are for doctoral students to develop an understanding of the etiologies, diagnoses, and treatment approaches of the major psychopathological disorders within a multi-cultural context, become versed in the application and use of the DSM, apply the scientist/practitioner approach to diagnosis and treatment issues, and develop process skills which will enable students to adapt to future changes in the area of psychopathology.

8789. Seminar in Race, Culture, and Gender in Psychotherapy   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0789.


The course focuses on the issues raised by diversity in the practice of psychotherapy. Students examine the literature and research related to this issue as well as their own perspectives and feelings. The attitudes, history, and culture of different groups in our society are reviewed. The objective is to assist students in integrating their knowledge of different groups and psychology with their self-awareness so they understand the demands of the transcultural therapist in a society with complex diversity.

8790. Seminar in Counseling   (3-12 s.h.)
Formerly 0797.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Taught on a rotating basis by the graduate faculty in counseling. Current trends, research, issues, and professional problems.

8791. Seminar in Learning Theory and Behavior Therapy   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0791.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

The history, philosophy, and theoretical perspectives of learning theory and behavior therapy are examined. Learning theory as the foundation for behavior therapy is explored. Techniques of therapy such as cognitive therapy, relaxation training, systematic desensitization, contingency management, and flooding are reviewed. Additionally, concepts related to behavioral humanism are introduced, particularly as they relate to marriage and family therapy.

8792. Seminar in Theories and Systems of Psychology and Counseling   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0792.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

The course reviews and evaluates the theories and systems of psychology and counseling. Students explore how these theories and systems form the foundation for the current practices of behavior change and psychotherapy. Evaluative research related to the practices of psychotherapy and behavior change are examined. Students are expected to clarify their beliefs and theories about the therapeutic change process.

8793. Seminar in Assessment   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0793.


Emphasis on the knowledge, skills and methods in comprehensive psychological assessment in counseling psychology. Practice in diagnostic interviewing, comprehensive assessment, integration of data, and reporting results. Instruction in assessing different individual dimensions, disorders and populations.

8794. Seminar in Group Counseling and Group Therapy   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0794.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

A didactic-experiential course focusing on selected theories of group counseling and psychotherapy, leadership training, research, and critical issues of the therapeutic management and/or facilitation of a counseling or therapy group.

8795. Seminar in Family Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0795.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Taught from a scientist-practitioner perspective, the course covers the development of family psychology, and as a part of this movement, the conceptual and clinical foundations of family therapy, including integrative approaches.

8796. Seminar in Neuropsychology   (3 s.h.)

Formerly 0796.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

The course focuses on the theories and research related to neuropsychology. The physiology of the brain and its interconnection with the psychology of the brain are explored. Further, the parameters and methods of neuropsychological assessment and remediation are reviewed.

8797. Seminar in Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0790.

To familiarize students and mental health professionals with the history and development of professional ethics and standards and their legal implications in the areas of counseling and psychotherapy. Topics may include: privileged communication, confidentiality, rights of the client and agency, civil commitment, and licensure and mental health laws

8799. Community Counseling Clinic   (3-12 s.h.)
Formerly 0799.
Prerequisite: Counseling Psychology Lab I (5698)and II (5699) and permission of the instructor.

Clinical training with clients presenting vocational, educational, and personal problems.

9085. Advanced Counseling Techniques   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0670.


Provides counseling training experience that improves counseling skills and processes, while developing documentation and report writing skills

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9185. Master`s Internship in Counseling Psychology   (3-12 s.h.)
Formerly 0669.
Prerequisite: Cn Psy 5492, 5591, 5698, 5699, 9387.

(Full-Time Students) First-hand experience in doing the work of the counselor through placement in one or more appropriate settings.

9285. Master`s Internship in Counseling Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0691.
Prerequisite: Cn Psy 5492, 5591, 5698, 5699, 9387.

(Part-time Students) First-hand experience in doing the work of the counselor through placement in one or more appropriate settings.

9387. Practicum in Counseling Psychology I & II   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0798.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

This is a two-sequence course that provides students with exposure to the professional environments that they plan to be employed in the future (I.e., agencies or schools). Students will be involved in a variety of supervised activities at their program-approved sites (i.e., individual, couples, group, family counseling; various administrative and professional development activities).

9982. Independent Study in Counseling   (3-12 s.h.)
Formerly 0989.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Intended to meet the needs of students who desire to carry on an individual investigation. For advanced students only.

9385. Internship in Counseling Psychology   (1-6 s.h.)
Formerly 0995.
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: completion of all core courses and approval of Department Coordinator of Internships/Director of Doctoral Training.

This course is a one-year full-time experience working on the staff of an approved agency where counseling psychologists typically are employed. Placements are tailored to satisfy the professional training needs and interest of students. Emphasis is on advanced skill development.

9999. Doctoral Dissertation in Counseling Psychology   (3-12 s.h.)
Formerly 0999.


Registration limited to candidates for the Ph.D. program who have successfully completed the preliminary examination and the minimum hours of course work required for the degree. Continuous registration during the fall and spring semesters is required until the dissertation has been completed and accepted by the Graduate Board.

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Updated 10.26.07