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Counseling (COUN)


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COUN 6300:     

Selected Topics in Counselor Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Approval of advisor and school dean.
May be repeated when topics vary.

COUN 6302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisites: Approval of advisor and school dean. No more than 6 semester hours on program of studies.

COUN 6303:

Practicum in Counseling
Cr. 3. Prerequisite: COUN 6333, COUN 6321, COUN 6327, COUN 6329, and COUN 6311.
COUN 6310 or COUN 6322. 24 s.h. completed in Counseling Program and Consent of Instructor.
Experiences in field situations under supervision. Includes seminars.

COUN 6310:

Counseling in the Schools
Cr. 3. (3-3-0)
The role of the school counselor in providing essential service and comprehensive programs.

COUN 6311:

Multicultural Counseling
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduction to the cognitive, affective and behavioral considerations associated with counseling diverse client populations.

COUN 6315:

Principles and Techniques of Stress Management
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An introduction to the principles of stress and the stress response. The potential impact of stress upon mental/physical health and coping will be explored.

COUN 6316:

Addiction Counseling: Theory and Techniques
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An introduction to the addiction process and methods of intervention. Includes exploration of the behaviors, feelings and defenses as positive/negative adaptive methods of coping.

COUN 6317:

Couples and Family Dynamics
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: COUN 6327.
An introduction to the theory and techniques of couples and family counseling.

COUN 6318:

Assessment in Counseling
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: COUN 6321.
Study will include principles, procedures and ethics of assessment in counseling, assessment instruments, statistical concepts and evaluation and interpretation of assessment data.

COUN 6319:

Death and Dying
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Study of issues surrounding the process of death and grieving. Students will explore theoretical approaches to helping individuals experiencing grief.

COUN 6320:

Feminist Counseling: Theory and Techniques
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).

Gender differences in counseling, traditional approaches, high prevalence disorders among women, crisis intervention and alternative or nontraditional approaches.

COUN 6321:

Professional Orientation to Counseling
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Study of the history, role identity, ethics, and legal standards of counseling.

COUN 6322:

Abnormal Human Behavior
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A survey of emotional, mental and behavioral dysfunction across the life span.

COUN 6324:

Consultation Theory and Practice
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Course will provide an overview of consultation theories for professional counselors and help students develop consultation skills for schools, community agencies and other organizational settings.

COUN 6325:

Career Education: The Counselor’s Role
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A study of career theories, methods of appraisal, and counseling techniques of the career development throughout the lifespan.

COUN 6327:

Theories of Counseling
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A survey of current theoretical models and techniques utilized in counseling relationships.

COUN 6328:

Gestalt Theory and Techniques
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: COUN 6327.
Advanced study in the theory and techniques of Gestalt counseling.

COUN 6329:

Group Counseling: Theory and Techniques
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A study of group dynamics, process, theoretical applications, techniques and leadership skills in an experiential setting.

COUN 6332:

Counseling Across the Life Span
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
The course includes major theories of human development across the life span with understanding of stages and developmental tasks. The counseling process, interventions and strategies will be addressed in relation to the topical issues.

COUN 6333:

Counseling Techniques
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Techniques and processes of interviewing and counseling in an experiential setting. Use of audio and videotaping with clients.

COUN 6336:

Counseling Children and Adolescents in Crises
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Assessment and techniques of working with children and adolescents in personal or family crises. (Formerly: Counseling Children In Crises)

COUN 6337:

Crises Response
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introductory course in crisis response/intervention for mental health professionals, trained paraprofessionals/laypersons, including crisis/trauma/models of crisis, crisis assessment/strategies/applications/ethical/legal aspects of crisis intervention.

COUN 6338:

Introduction to Play Therapy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: COUN 6327, COUN 6333, and COUN 6332
This course provides an overview of the elements and principles of play therapy, including history, theories, modalities, techniques, applications and skills.

COUN 6339:

Play Therapy in School Settings
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: COUN 6327, 6329, 6332, and 6333
Designed for use by the school counselor and professional licensed counselors in schools to deal with adjustment, academic and milder forms of behavioral difficulties typically encountered in the school setting.

COUN 6340:

Advanced Counseling Techniques
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: COUN 6321, 6333, 6327, 6329.
Advanced counseling skills development. Individual and group assessment of each student’s counseling skills.

COUN 6342:

The American Community College
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A comprehensive description of American community colleges, and the changing role of student services.

COUN 6343:

Psychopharmacology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduction to psychopharmacology for counseling. Topics include basic neurobiology, pharmacokinetics, assessment, and history taking, and drugs as they relate to the treatment of various disorders. Course will focus on the classifications of psychotropic drugs, their indications for use, intended drug actions, common side effects and adverse reactions.

COUN 6344:

The College Student
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A survey of the characteristics and needs of college students including student subcultures that affect the campus environment and the counseling services required for student success.

COUN 6345:

Research and Program Evaluation
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course is designed to introduce students to the importance and uses of research in counseling. It will cover basic univariate statistics, how to critique published research, and how to use research in applied settings.

COUN 6346:

Introduction to Student Services in Higher Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A comprehensive study of critical issues and trends in higher education student services as reflected in current research.

COUN 6348:

Internship in Counseling
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: CED 6303 for School Counseling and Community Counseling students; COUN 6346, COUN 6321, COUN 6311, and COUN 6327 for Student Affairs students.
Supervised experience in counseling in schools, community mental health organizations, and offices of college and student affairs. Students are required to complete two sections of this course over two semesters for the M.Ed. in School or Community Counseling.

COUN 6350:

Community Agency Counseling
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Didactic and experiential training to prepare the community-oriented counselor for work with service, welfare, health and charitable organizations and agencies that require unique counseling expertise.