COUN Counseling Education

COUN   7131   Student Affairs in Higher Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Covers the student services associated with divisions of student affairs in higher education settings. It is designed to trace the development of student services, to understand the philosophy, and to explore the issues that face student affairs professionals in higher education settings.

COUN   7132   Contemporary College Student

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines trends and changes in the characteristics of college students and institutions they attend (cohort changes), research issues related to college impact research (student change) and emerging theories and methodologies that address the consequences of attending college. It is intended to provide a broad introduction to research on students in a broad range of developmental and sociological areas.

COUN   7133   Administration and Leadership in Higher Education Student Services

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces student to the administrative aspects of student affairs. It will include an overview of organizational structures, organizational change, personnel issues, leadership, program planning and evaluation, selected legal and ethical issues, and basic budget information. It also includes strategies related to professional development.

COUN   7134   Ethical and Professional Issues in Student Services

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to inform students in some depth of ethical standards, laws, ordinances and statutes that govern professional behavior. Specific topics and cases explored will include professional practice and ethics involving professional responsibilities, confidentiality and violations. Also addressed will be licensure laws, as well as, parameters of related practice procedures.

Prerequisite(s): COUN   7131.

COUN   7231   Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an overview of clinical mental health counseling. Includes a survey of theoretical foundations, research and practice, and ethical and legal issues in clinical mental health counseling. Topics covered include the role of the clinical mental health counselor, prevention and education, client advocacy, referral practices, consultation, and the adaptation of clinical mental health counseling models in community mental health agencies.

COUN   7232   Addictions Counseling

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys aspects of a range of addictions and educates students about the process of addictions including skills and strategies needed to provide addictions counseling. Addresses the role counselors, teachers, and other professionals can play in prevention, treatment, and the recovery process including community resources.

Prerequisite(s): Permission from the instructor is required for students not accepted into the COUN program.

COUN   7233   Family Counseling

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Examines the family through an ecological approach, including how clients exist within their various systems. Students' awareness of their own family's system is used as a base from which they can develop an approach for understanding and working with families. The use of family counseling techniques in a variety of settings will also be examined.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COUN   7332; Permission from the instructor is required for students not accepted into the COUN program.

COUN   7234   Counseling Psychodiagnosis

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course addresses the nomenclature and criteria used in the assessment of mental health diagnoses from a mental health and wellness perspective. Students will develop an understanding of the professional identity and role of counselors as it relates to diagnosis and intervention. Students will develop a knowledge base for treatment planning and treatment documentation.

Prerequisite(s): Permission from the instructor is required for students not accepted into the COUN program.

COUN   7235   Short Term Counseling Strategies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an in-depth look at the theory and practice of brief counseling therapies as applied to counseling practice. Students will be presented with models of short-term counseling interventions.

Prerequisite(s): Permission from the instructor is required for students not accepted into the COUN program.

COUN   7236   Counseling and Sexuality

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course explores the interaction of biological, sociological, and cultural issues related to sexuality and counseling. This course examines the expression of human sexuality across the life span from a sex positive perspective, attitudes about sexuality, and possible counseling strategies and interventions.

Prerequisite(s): Permission from the instructor is required for students not accepted into the COUN program.

COUN   7332   Theories of Counseling

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores a range of counseling theories, as well as the nature and process of counseling. Provides a foundation from which students can build a personal philosophy of counseling.

COUN   7333   Counseling Skills and Techniques

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course focuses on teaching students a variety of basic and advanced counseling skills through role play and other experiential activities.

Prerequisite(s): Permission from the instructor is required for students not accepted into the COUN program.

COUN   7334   Group Counseling and Group Work

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course addresses group development, group dynamics, and group counseling theories through role play and other experiential activities. Group counseling methods and skills used in group work are also addressed.

COUN   7335   Counseling Assessment and Appraisal

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course addresses counseling tests and assessments including cognitive, personal, career, and clinical assessments. Students learn about test selection, administration, and interpretation from experiential activities.

Prerequisite(s): Permission from the instructor is required for students not accepted into the COUN program.

COUN   7336   Career Counseling

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course addresses the world of work from a counseling perspective. Students learn to facilitate career development based on knowledge of career theories, career assessments and strategies, and career-related resources.

COUN   7337   Multicultural Counseling

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course addresses multicultural counseling models and fosters counseling skill development using a social justice and advocacy framework. Emphasis is placed on expanding self-awareness, knowledge, and skill development using experiential activities.

Prerequisite(s): Permission from the instructor is required for students not accepted into the COUN program.

COUN   7338   Life Span Development

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course addresses developmental theory and processes throughout the life span. Physical, cognitive, and social/emotional dimensions of human development are explored through a wellness, strengths-based lens.

COUN   7437   School Counseling Program Coordination and Curriculum

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the organization of comprehensive, developmental school counseling programs in the elementary, middle and high schools, as well as the design and implementation of the school counseling curriculum for grades P-12. The counselor's role as program coordinator focuses upon needs assessments, curriculum planning and implementation, time and resource management, public relations, and program evaluation. Ethical and diversity issues are emphasized in designing curricula and delivery strategies to address the developmental needs of all students.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COUN   7445.

COUN   7445   Ethics and Foundations of School Counseling

4 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course is designed to introduce students to the ethical standards that govern the school counseling profession. The course also is designed to introduce students to the profession of school counseling and a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program. The history and development of the profession, national associations, and standards for counselor preparation and credentials are examined as well as school counselor roles, functions and responsibilities. Special attention will be given to students' introduction to school systems through field observations, inclusive of the concepts of advocacy and social justice.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in COUN   7332 with a minimum grade of "C".

COUN   7448   Leadership, Consultation and Intervention in the Schools

4 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides a general framework for understanding and practicing various theories and models of consultation and potential interventions in P-12 systems. Designed to train school counselors how to intervene with children and adolescents presenting with learning disabilities and behavioral and emotional disorders at school, strategies are explored that counselors, teachers, and parents can use to prevent, recognize, and assist students at risk of developing emotional or behavioral barriers to learning connected to abuse, violence, addictions, childhood depression, suicide, etc. The role of leadership in school reform as it pertains to the issues and barriers which may affect student development and functioning are explored. This course is designed to be taken concurrently with Internship I as field experience is integral to the course work.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COUN   7445 and COUN   7437, permission of the instructor.

Corequisite(s): COUN   7738, COUN   7739.

COUN   7449   Family/School/Community Collaboration

4 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will serve as a culminating experience for the student's work in the school counseling program. Previous topics will be reinforced and integrated, providing the student with a comprehensive knowledge base in professional school counseling that will facilitate his or her transition into the field. A systemic perspective of schools and the counselor's role as a coordinator and change agent will be emphasized. Special attention will be given to the concept of advocacy and the priorities of creating a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program that meets the needs of all students. This course is designed to be taken concurrently with Internship II, as field experience is an integral component of the course work. As a capstone experience, students will present a cumulative portfolio of their work at the conclusion of this course.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COUN   7445 and a minimum grade of "C" in COUN   7437 or COUN 7432.

COUN   7737   Counseling Practicum

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Areas covered in this course are application and critical evaluation of all counseling skills in practical situations with provision of clinical experiences under supervision for a total of 100 clock hours, 40 of which will be direct service work with clients. Individual and group counseling will be audio and/or video taped, critiques and evaluated.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in COUN   7332 and COUN   7333.

COUN   7738   Counseling Internship I

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Primary emphasis is on the integration of process, conceptual, professional and personal skills. Internship provides extensive supervised on-the-job experience in a school, community, or college counseling setting closely aligned with the student's professional career goals. The student is required to complete 300 hours of field experience.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in COUN   7332, COUN   7333, COUN   7334, and COUN   7737.

COUN   7739   Counseling Internship II

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Primary emphasis is on the integration of process, conceptual, professional and personal skills. Internship provides extensive supervised on the job experience in a school, community or college counseling setting closely aligned with the student's professional career goals. The student is required to complete 300 hours of field experience.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in COUN   7332, COUN   7333, and COUN   7334.

COUN   7798   Internship I in Higher Education

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   3-6 Lab Hours.

Provides 300 hours of supervised field experience for students in higher education student services program. The scope and objectives will be determined on an individual basis by the professor, the student and the field supervisor. COUN   7798 will be completed at the first site.

Prerequisite(s): 27 semester hours of course work in the program.

COUN   7799   Internship II in Higher Education

3 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides 300 hours of supervised field experience for students in higher education student services program. The scope and objectives will be determined on an individual basis by the professor, the student, and the field supervisor. COUN   7799 will be completed at the second site.

COUN   7890   Directed Individual Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Permits specialization beyond regular course content through in-depth study of individually selected topics of interest and importance in higher education student services. The study will be directed by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of course work in the program.

COUN   8533   Professional Practice and Ethics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Informs students of ethical standards, laws, ordinances, and statues that govern professional behavior of counselors in schools and in community/mental health settings. Specific topics explored will include professional practice and ethics involving professional relationships, the impact of values, confidentiality, violations and licensure laws.

COUN   8536   Counseling Advocacy and Systemic Change in a Diverse Society

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to provide students with the knowledge about counseling advocacy and social change necessary for creating effective learning practices and environments. Students will acquire an understanding of the social, economic, and political factors which influence and shape the counselor's role in diverse institutional settings such as schools and community agencies. The course examines the role of the counselor as a change agent in eliminating systemic barriers that impede student and client success.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Ed.S. program or instructor's permission.

COUN   8538   Advanced Group Development and Supervision

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

Emphasis is placed on principles of group leadership and group processes at the theoretical and applied levels. Supervised practice in leading and/or co-leading groups in counseling is included.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in COUN   7334.

COUN   8590   Selected Topics in Counseling

1-6 Credit Hours.   1-6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Participants examine selected topics in the areas of school, community, and college counseling. Course focuses on the specialized needs of Professional Counselors in public, school, community agency, and post-secondary educational settings.

COUN   8737   Clinical Counseling Supervision

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Advanced clinical experience in application of supervision theories, tools and techniques in counseling. Includes monitored experience in the supervision of counseling.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

COUN   8839   Action Research

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Each student will implement a research study based on the proposal prepared in the field based Educational Research class. The study should be related to a practical problem in a professional practice setting. An oral presentation of the study is required. Students are limited to register for this course twice during the program of study.

COUN   8890   Directed Individual Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course permits specialization beyond regular course content through in-depth study of individually selected topics of interest and importance in counselor education. The study will be directed by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of advisor.