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  The Graduate School of Education 2014–2016 Courses Graduate GSE Courses (15) Counseling Psychology (297)  

Counseling Psychology (297)

Graduate Courses (Counseling Psychology 297)

15:297:501 Introduction to Counseling and Interview Skills (3)

Readings, activities, and discussion cover issues in counseling that are basic to a professional counseling relationship. Emphasis is on improving interviewing, listening, and responding skills.

15:297:505 Group Counseling: Theory and Practice (3) Provides opportunity to develop theoretical and practical insights into the life and functions of basic groups, including definition of group parameters, social power, leadership, norms, and problem solving that serve as a means of achieving optimal blending of personal and group boundaries.
15:297:506 Group Psychology: Theory and Practice II (3) Sequential, theoretical, and practical continuation of Group Counseling: Theory and Practice, with increasing emphasis on application of facilitating basic concepts such as structure and function, interaction and communication, strength and cohesion, movement and productivity, and role and leadership. Prerequisites: 15:297:505 and permission of instructor.
15:297:507 Multicultural Issues (3) Exploration of sociocultural and sociohistorical experiences of clients and counselors and their potential impact on the counseling process. Designed to provide the counselor-in-training with a more flexible frame of reference for working with a diverse clientele. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
15:297:508 Family: Systems Development (3) Introduction to family systems theory, family development, family assessment, and contemporary issues in family psychology. "Systems" thinking emphasized. Provides foundation for further study.
15:297:510 Career Counseling and Development (3)

Provides a framework for understanding career development. Emphasis is on the development of effective strategies for using self-understanding and occupational information to make work-related decisions.

15:297:512 Resources for School Counselors: Program Planning (3) Provides an understanding of the educational and reform process in school counseling. The course is focused on training students to become professional school counselors as well as general counselors. This training involves providing a framework based on counseling standards to address counseling needs, explore intervention efforts, and learn about the referral process. A capstone experience will include students developing and conceptualizing a counseling program.  
15:297:525 Psychological Assessment in Counseling (3) Assessment as an integral part of all counseling; covers these widely used techniques: records, rating scales, and observation; emphasis on standardized tests and inventories. Includes supervised experience in the provision of assessment service to counselors. Prerequisites: 15:291:515, 15:297:613, and 15:291:531; or permission of instructor.     
15:297:601 Fieldwork in Counseling (BA) Supervised orientation to the functions and activities of various agencies that provide vocational, educational, and personal-social counseling services; specified sections provide opportunities for such experiences in particular settings: elementary schools, colleges, and community agencies (employment agencies, child and family guidance bureaus, and programs for the unemployed or physically disabled). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
15:297:602 Foundations of Counseling Psychology (3) Orientation to the profession of counseling. Topics include history, current issues, training and professional concerns, introduction to research, and legal/ethical and professional standards. Open only to matriculated counseling psychology doctoral students.
15:297:603 Professional Ethics for Counseling Psychologists (BA) Topics concerning personal and professional matters regarding the general practice of counseling psychology and related ethical and legal issues, communication with other professionals, client-psychologist relationships, and continuing education. Open only to doctoral students in counseling psychology.
15:297:604 Professional Ethics (3) Professional seminar providing experiential and problem-based learning in the area of professional standards for school counseling programs as well as ethical standards for school counselors (ASCA, ACA). Topics reviewed concern personal and professional matters regarding the general practice of school counseling, related ethical and legal issues, communication with other professionals, and client-counselor relationships. Prerequisites: 15:297:501, 505, 508, 510, and 15:297:613. Open only to master's students in the school counseling program.
15:297:605 Supervised Counseling (3) Provides supervised counseling experience in the Graduate School of Education Counseling Center. Prerequisites: 15:297:501, 505, 525, 637. Open only to doctoral students in counseling psychology with permission of adviser. Students should consult the instructor prior to the beginning of the semester.
15:297:607 Family Psychology: Theories of Marriage and Family Counseling (3) Study of major theoretical perspectives in marriage and family counseling. Focus on theoretical assumptions, concepts, application, and process of counseling. Problem situations considered.
15:297:613 Theories of Counseling (3) Presents different theoretical orientations and in doing so, extends knowledge of theoretical aspects of counseling. Students explore their theoretical approach and relevant techniques.    
15:297:614 Racial-Cultural Counseling Laboratory (3) The role of racial, social, and cultural factors in the development of relationships in counseling. Focus on the individual as a racial-cultural person whose network of personal and social identities and group affiliations influence the development of effective counseling relationships. Prerequisites: 15:297:501, 505, 507.
15:297:615 Research Seminar in Counseling Psychology (3) Research designs, methodological issues with an emphasis on multicultural and family psychology. Identify questions to be used for dissertation research. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. For doctoral students approaching dissertation study.
15:297:625 Advanced Application of Counseling Psychology (BA) Provides for professional activities in an approved setting. Designed to meet advanced students' individual needs for further work in individual and group counseling; personal, educational, and vocational evaluations; and a variety of consulting or supervisory activities under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisites: 15:297:605 and permission of instructor and adviser.
15:297:627 School-Based Practicum (3) This 110-hour practicum provides school counseling students an initial clinical experience in a school setting. Practicum participants will engage in counseling students, case conceptualization, and on-going supervision, among other activities. Prerequisites: 15:297:501, 505, 508, 510, and 15:297:613. Open only to master's students in the school counseling program with permission of the program faculty.
15:297:628 Internship: School Counseling (BA) The internship in school counseling, a total of 6 credits, provides an advanced clinical experience. The internship serves as the capstone course in the school counseling program. Prerequisites: 15:297:501, 505, 508, 510, and 627. Open only to master's students in the school counseling program with permission of the program faculty.
15:297:629 Predoctoral Internship in Counseling Psychology (1) Supervised internship in settings that meet the accreditation of the American Psychological Association (such as counseling center, hospital, medical setting, or mental health clinic). Full-time experience for one calendar year or a half-time experience for two calendar years. Prerequisites: Completion of all doctoral coursework and qualifying examinations; approval of training director.
15:297:630 Special Topics in Counseling Psychology (BA) Allows in-depth exploration of specific topics by faculty and advanced students. Faculty responsibility for the course alternates from semester to semester. Topics determined by the mutual interest of faculty and students. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
15:297:637 Advanced Theories of Personality and Counseling (3) Critical analysis of selected theories of personality used in counseling. Emphasis on major theories and systems. Provides in-depth concepts for developing a consistent approach to professional counseling. Prerequisites: 15:297:501, 613; or 15:290:518; or enrollment in the doctoral program in counseling psychology.
15:297:651 Supervision of School Counseling Services (3) Students will become familiar with the various models of counseling supervision; provide individual supervision for master's level practicum/internship students; and be acquainted with the research in counselor training and supervision. Individual and group supervision is provided. Process recording of individual and dyadic supervision sessions with practicum/internship is required. Upon completion of this course the student will earn 3 credits. Prerequisites: 1. Currently enrolled in the Director of School Counseling Certification Program. 2. Completion of a master's degree in school counseling or counselor education with a specialization in school counseling. 3. State certification or eligibility as a school counselor and/or a licensed professional counselor. 
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