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Graduate Counselor Education

2018 Spring Term

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1-3 Units

SPECIAL STUDIES

Counselor Education 696

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.


3 Units

APPRAISAL PROCEDURES IN COUNSELING

Counselor Education 719

This course provides an understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation in a multicultural society. It will examine basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized testing and other assessment methods for appraising individual differences and family dynamics. Students will examine statistical concepts relevant to assessment (scales of measurement, measures of central tendency, variability, and reliability and validity). Discussions and laboratory experiences will center on the use and interpretation of standardized and non standardized measures of appraisal with individuals, groups and families and the social, cultural and ethical factors relevant to the assessment process.


3 Units

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Counselor Education 720

The course focuses on major theories of career development and decision making models. It addresses sources of career, educational, leisure, occupational and labor market information, career information systems, assessments, techniques pertinent for career planning, placement, and follow-up. Interrelationships between work, family and other life roles as well as multicultural issues in career development are examined. Students will have the opportunity to be involved with career development program planning, implementation, evaluation and theory application.


3 Units

GROUPS: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Counselor Education 721

This course provides theoretical and experiential understandings of group work, including principles of group dynamics, theories of group counseling and group leadership and facilitation styles. Group counseling methods are experienced directly in the learning process. Multiple group approaches, necessary to work effectively in a multicultural society, are explored.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO MARRIAGE, COUPLES, AND FAMILY COUNSELING

Counselor Education 731

This course provides an introduction to the theories and practices of systems therapy. The content covers three essential areas of study: (a) theoretical concepts and models of systems theory and marriage, couples, and family therapy, along with related research and professional issues; (b) practical information, techniques, and procedures; and (c) issues concerning today's couples and families.


3 Units

ADVANCED MARRIAGE, COUPLES, AND FAMILY COUNSELING

Counselor Education 732

An advanced course in counseling that focuses on various issues related to marriage, couples, and family counseling: working with couples/partnerships, divorce counseling, therapy with children within a family context, remarriage and blended family systems, sexuality, and multi-problematic families. Emphasis will be placed on advanced assessment and procedures of intervention.


3 Units

COUNSELING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Counselor Education 736

Course provides understanding of nature and needs of persons at all developmental levels and in multicultural contexts. Theories of individual and family development, as well as theories of learning and personality development and models of resilience, are included. Connections are made between developmental issues and counseling interventions that facilitate development and wellness over the lifespan. Attention is given to therapeutic interventions with normal and abnormal behaviors across the lifespan.


3 Units

TRAUMA TREATMENT

Counselor Education 739

This course examines the impact of trauma on development and behavior. The primary focus of the course is the examination of various approaches to effectively address the impact of trauma. The stages of trauma treatment will be examined and various approaches to effectively address trauma will be explored.


3 Units

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS IN COUNSELING

Counselor Education 741

This course is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and competency base for effective counseling with diverse populations. It will examine multicultural and pluralistic trends, including characteristics and concerns among diverse groups nationally and internationally. Theories of multicultural counseling, identity development, worldviews, acculturation issues, conflict resolution, social justice, advocacy and multicultural competencies will be discussed. Individual, couple, family, group and community strategies for working with and advocating for diverse populations will be examined. Counselors¿ roles in eliminating biases, prejudices, oppression and discrimination will be highlighted. Students will be involved in experiential learning activities aimed at fostering an understanding of themselves and culturally diverse individuals.


3 Units

CURRENT ISSUES IN SCHOOL COUNSELING: SUPPORT FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

Counselor Education 745

Specific issues that impact PK-12 school students are investigated, including those related to mental health, addictions, trauma, and psychopharmacology. Counseling strategies and interventions to enhance student development are discussed.


3 Units

UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR COUNSELORS

Counselor Education 753

This course surveys basic neuropharmacology, the effects of various psychotropic drugs, and the actions of drugs used to treat mental disorders and drugs of abuse. The emphasis of the first part of the course is on basic principles of neuropharmacology, distribution and eliminations of drugs, drug-receptor interactions and dose-response relationships, structure of neurons, neurophysiological mechanisms involved in synaptic activity, and the distribution of specific neurotransmitter systems. The last two-thirds of the course examines the actions of specific drugs and their effects on behavior and their uses in biological psychiatry and/or their abuse in our society.


1 Units

A SYSTEMS PRIMER FOR SCHOOL AND HIGHER EDUCATION COUNSELORS

Counselor Education 756

This course will introduce a systemic lens to view the varying influences impacting student life and learning. Students as systems thinkers will consider the impact of differing systems upon students of differing systems, develop skills to engage systems, and gain specific understanding of factors impacting a student's world.


3 Units

SUPERVISED PRACTICUM

Counselor Education 793

Practicum students provide individual, couple, family and group counseling services to students and other community members in the counseling lab. Students must complete supervised practicum experiences that total a minimum of 100 clock hours, including 40 hours of direct counseling service. Practicum students receive individual and/or triadic supervision and group supervision each week. This is a time to develop and refine counseling skills while providing a service to the community.


3-6 Units

COUNSELING INTERNSHIP

Counselor Education 795

The Counseling Internship is an is an opportunity for students to apply concepts and skills in field counseling settings. Students are placed in internship settings which are compatible with the individual student's experiences, competencies, The Counseling Internship is an opportunity for students to apply concepts and skills in field counseling settings. Students are placed in internship settings which are compatible with the individual student¿s experiences, competencies, and career goals. Students work with clients under the guidance of a qualified field supervisor and the university supervisor.


1.5-3 Units

POST-MASTERS COUNSELING INTERNSHIP

Counselor Education 797

Interns will complete supervised experience in their emphasis area (community agency, higher education setting, or school). The intern will engage in individual, group counseling, and family counseling, and consultation, as well as a variety of other activities that a regularly employed counselor in the setting would be expected to perform. Can repeat once.


1-3 Units

INDIVIDUAL STUDIES

Counselor Education 798

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.


1-6 Units

THESIS RESEARCH

Counselor Education 799

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.

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