COUNSELING

 

CNSL 5140. Comprehensive Examination in Counseling - Administration of the comprehensive examination which students must pass in order to receive the M.A. in counseling. Fee: Cost of the test for the student is $40.

CNSL 5301. Lifespan Development - Physical, cognitive, emotional and social changes that occur from conception until death and how these changes apply to the process of counseling.

CNSL 5302. Research Methods and Data Analysis - Development of research skills and the interpretation of research results.


CNSL 5303. Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling - Study of cultural factors, poverty, ethnicity, ageism, and disabilities and how these factors impact and affect cognitions, emotions, behavior and social interactions in both the school and community setting. Ethical issues related to multicultural aspects of counseling will be addressed as well.

CNSL 5304. Group Counseling with Adults and Children - Group therapy, theories and
techniques; emphasis on developing skills for conducting group counseling within the framework of various models.

CNSL 5305. Psychoeducational Testing and Appraisal - Survey of the various principles, applications, and issues in psychoeducational testing and appraisal; test development, validity and reliability; basic statistics; interviewing techniques; intelligence, personality, career, projective and behavior tests and assessments; current laws and regulations regarding special education, academic interventions, and Individualized Education Programs.

CNSL 5306. Career and Vocational Counseling and Guidance - Role of career theory and information in counseling for career development; concepts, techniques, and resources to assist students to effectively work with clients throughout the life span; practical application of career theory to counseling, group guidance, job search and placement.

CNSL 5307. Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling - Review of critical issues in the practice of school and mental health counseling; ethical standards, legal requirements, client rights, practice issues with special populations, and licensure/certification.

CNSL 5308. Substance Abuse: Assessment and Treatment - Use and abuse of substances; sociocultural, historical, legal, and clinical issues related to drug use; theories and therapeutic approaches for treatment and prevention.

CNSL 5309. Psychopharmacology - examines the basic principles of neuroscience and pharmacology and applies this information to understand the proper use of the major classes of psychiatric medications and the role of the counselor in facilitating proper treatment.

CNSL 5313. Counseling Skills and Techniques - The counseling and consultation process including essential interviewing skills, micro-skills, intervention strategies, and other factors such as counselor and client characteristics that influence the helping process in individual, family and group settings.

CNSL5314. Counseling Theories - Advanced study of theories of the major counseling models from Psychoanalysis through the postmodern period.

CNSL 5315. Theories and Techniques in Marital and Family Therapy - Critical analysis of therapies, emphasizing recent trends and applied techniques.

CNSL 5316. Advanced Techniques of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy - A study of cognitive and behavioral therapies that are dominant in today’s world of counseling; emphasis on theory and applying techniques.

CNSL 5317. Topics in Working with Children: Counseling, Play Therapy, and the
Exceptional Child - Survey of different approaches in counseling children; application of
counseling models to children with varying social/emotional problems; diagnosis, assessment, case formulations/treatment plans and ethical consideration; parent and child interviewing strategies; play therapy; current research trends, theoretical and legal considerations, and practice- related issues.

CNSL 5318. Topics in Adult Psychopathology and Emotionally Disturbed Children -
Symptoms and etiological factors of the major psychological disorders; abnormal behavior and the multiaxial diagnostic system of the DSM-V; historical and current approaches for children with learning and emotional-behavior disorders; advanced instruction, therapeutic techniques, and research related to best practices; ethics and legal aspects of mental health.

CNSL 5330. Topics in Counseling - Selected topics relevant to both community and school counseling which may include but is not limited to such topics as substance abuse issues in counseling, sexuality issues in counseling, parenting skills training, death and bereavement issues in counseling, and crisis intervention and management.

CNSL 5360. Practicum in Counseling - Selected, organized opportunities for students to
apply and integrate knowledge, theories and concepts of counseling and school counseling practice; building on previous life and work experience as well as developing new areas of professional competence; integration of cognitive learning, professional competence, values and ethics, and life experience; types of counseling and methods to enhance skill and critical analysis of the counseling practice, program development, and the responsibility and integrity to provide professional counseling services in the community and/or school setting. The number of direct and indirect hours will vary but will meet requirements in the state in which the student is seeking licensure and/or certification. Prerequisite: CNSL 5307.

CNSL 5361. Internship in Counseling - Practical experience in a mental health or school
counseling setting as an intern; student provides a broad array of counseling services under the supervision of a licensed counselor of the agency; additional individual and group supervision, as well as didactic information about counseling in both a school counseling setting and a mental health setting. The number of direct and indirect hours will vary but will meet requirements in the state in which the student is seeking licensure and/or certification. Prerequisite: CNSL 5360.

CNSL 5362. Advanced Internship in Counseling - Advanced experience with a broader
range of clients than provided in the practicum and internship programs; meets the requirements for students seeking LPC license or school counseling certification; opportunities to perform counseling services with minimal supervision in their chosen field. The number of direct and indirect hours will vary but will meet requirements in the state in which the student is seeking licensure and/or certification. Prerequisite: CNSL 5361.