Term: Spring 2018
Special issues in counseling, administration and planning, social work or higher education not appropriate to content of existing courses. Courses reflect the social services orientation of the Department of Integrated Professional Studies.
An introduction to the role of the school counselor including developmental guidance program planning and implementation, consultation, crisis intervention, parent education and ethical issues. Prerequisite: Counseling majors or Instructor permission.
Etiology and diagnosis of mental disorders in children, adolescents, and adults according to DMS. Includes intake, evaluation, treatment planning, and clinical documentation skills. Prerequisite: Counseling majors or Instructor permission.
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about common assessment tools and processes used in clinical mental health practice. Prerequisites: EDCO 220, EDCO 350, EDCO 374, EDCO 375, and EDCO 377; Counseling majors or Instructor permission.
Introduction to issues, needs, models and sociopolitical factors present in community and private-practice mental health counseling, with an emphasis on prevention and wellness. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Instructor permission.
Introductory supervised experience in counseling in a field setting. Includes 100 hours working as a counselor with a minimum of 40 direct service hours. Prerequisites: Counseling Majors only and EDCO 220, EDCO 350, EDCO 374, EDCO 375 , EDCO 340, and EDCO 361.
Development and culturally responsive treatment of addictions, e.g., Motivational Interviewing, family systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, recovery maintenance, and an integrative approach to treatment. Prerequisite: Counseling majors or Instructor permission.
Students examine personal, cultural, political, and social factors affecting a diverse range of people with focus on developing appropriate and effective counseling skills. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
An exploration of the theories, assessment instruments, counseling techniques, and issues most relevant in counseling for career and lifestyle development. Prerequisite: EDCO 374, EDCO 375; Graduate standing or Instructor permission.
A supervised experience in counseling in a field (school or mental health) setting. Prerequisites: Counseling majors only and EDCO 220, EDCO 350, EDCO 374, EDCO 375, EDCO 392, EDCO 363, EDCO 340, and EDCO 361. .
Encounter group experiences for prospective clinical mental health and school counselors providing increased awareness of self and models relating to others. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Individual work on a research problem selected by the student in consultation with a staff member. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas; endorsement by a sponsoring faculty member.