Counseling (COUN)

COUN 421, PERSONAL GROWTH AND WELLNESS IN THE MODERN WORLD, 3 Credits

Explores social and emotional adjustment, growth, and wellness within current social contexts. Examines challenges to wellness and the role of normal development, self-help, and the helping professions in the growth process.

Available via Ecampus

COUN 431, SOCIAL CHANGE: ADDICTIONS AND TREATMENT, 3 Credits

Explores the etiology of addictions in modern society including the history and development of addictions work. Studies many aspects of addiction including historical origins, risk factors, biological and psychological functioning, counseling issues, skills, theories, assessment, treatment, relapse prevention, research, cultural and social justice issues, co-occurring disorders and population-specific information.

Available via Ecampus

COUN 441, INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING, 3 Credits

Provides students with an overview of the counseling profession that includes the history and philosophical foundations of the profession and roles and functions of professional counselors. The course content will critically engage the privilege and responsibility of the counseling profession in a multicultural society.

Available via Ecampus

COUN 499, SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

Available via Ecampus

COUN 501, RESEARCH, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 501

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 502, INDEPENDENT STUDY, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 502

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 503, THESIS, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 503

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

COUN 505, READING AND CONFERENCE, 1-3 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 505

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 506, PROJECTS, 1-3 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 506

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 507, SEMINAR, 1-3 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 507

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 508, WORKSHOP, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 508

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 509, PRACTICUM, 1-16 Credits

Designed to develop competencies in basic skills, facilitative dimensions, and counseling process. Self-critique, peer-critique, and supervisor-critique of videotaped interview. Written self-critique, oral case presentation and charting skills are learned. Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: TCE 509

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 510, INTERNSHIP, 1-18 Credits

The internship is the culminating field experience of the MS in Counseling program. It is designed to provide students with an on-site placement in a public or private mental health or school setting that will create the necessary bridge between training and professionalism. Students are expected to function per the expectations of other full-time employees and counseling staff at the internship site. Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: TCE 510

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 513, COUNSELING PRE-PRACTICUM, 3 Credits

Designed to develop competencies in basic counseling skills and processes. Self critique, peer critique, and supervisor critique of videotaped interviews with peer clients. A pass requires at least B level work. Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: TCE 513

This course is repeatable for 6 credits.

COUN 514, PRACTICUM IN COUNSELING, 1-3 Credits

Designed to develop competencies in basic skills, facilitative dimensions, and counseling process. Self-critique, peer-critique, and supervisor-critique of videotaped interview. Written self-critique, oral case presentation and charting skills are learned. A pass requires at least B level work. Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: TCE 514

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

COUN 515, COUNSELING INTERNSHIP, 1-15 Credits

The internship is the culminating field experience of the MS in Counseling program. It is designed to provide the student with an on-site placement in a public or private mental health or school setting that will create the necessary bridge between training and professionalism. Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: TCE 515

This course is repeatable for 24 credits.

Available via Ecampus

COUN 530, FUNDAMENTALS OF COUNSELING, 3 Credits

Exploration of basic helping processes appropriate in a variety of settings. Designed for students planning on working in a human service profession, such as counseling, teaching, nursing, medicine, law. A variety of skills and techniques are demonstrated and practiced through videotape and role play, and review of ethical standards of conduct.

Equivalent to: CSSA 530, TCE 530

COUN 531, DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES IN COUNSELING, 3 Credits

A study of affective, behavioral, cognitive, physical, and moral development for human growth and maturation. Theories of personality and learning that affect normal and non-normal development. Relationship of understanding human development to the counseling profession.

Equivalent to: TCE 531

COUN 532, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN COUNSELING, 3 Credits

Social and cultural factors effecting counseling. Includes studies of change, ethnic groups, subcultures, changing roles of women, sexism, urban and rural societies, population patterns, cultural mores, use of leisure time, and differing life patterns.

Equivalent to: TCE 532

COUN 533, ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR COUNSELING, 3 Credits

Techniques for addictive behavior assessment and counseling. Specific addictions covered include substance abuse, gambling, and eating disorders.

Equivalent to: TCE 533

COUN 536, APPLIED PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR COUNSELORS, 3 Credits

Acquaints counseling students with the fundamentals of psychotropic drugs. Basics of pharmacology, adverse effects, indications, and drug interactions will be discussed. Boundaries of practice and practical issues of assessment and referral will be covered. The overall aim of the course is to provide information about psychopharmacology to the non-medical mental health care provider so that she or he can be a more informed member of the mental health care team. This course does not purport to prepare the student to be any part of the pharmacological prescriptive process. That is the purview of the medically trained person.

Equivalent to: TCE 536

Available via Ecampus

COUN 540, NEW VISION SCHOOL COUNSELING: ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, 3 Credits

Participants will be able to implement research-based educational practices in: 1. Individual and group academic achievement counseling. 2. Consulting with parents, teachers, and schools regarding academic achievement. 3. Utilizing culturally competent practices in addressing academic achievement issues. 4. Applying the appropriate legal and ethical guidelines to work in the academic domain.

Equivalent to: TCE 540

COUN 541, THE COUNSELING PROFESSION, 3 Credits

Provides the foundation for becoming a counselor and explores the psychological and philosophical ramifications of the counselor in a changing world. Topics will include values in counseling, ethical and legal issues in counseling, research in counseling, and maintaining a professional identity.

Equivalent to: TCE 541

COUN 546, LEADERSHIP OF SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAMS, 3 Credits

Designed to prepare school counselors to lead teams in the development and implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs. Principles of leadership, system change, and advocacy are introduced. State and National Comprehensive School Counseling models are examined.

Equivalent to: TCE 546

COUN 548, SPECIAL EDUCATION ISSUES IN COUNSELING, 3 Credits

Addresses various educational disability categories, the fundamentals of special education law, the special education assessment process, the special education definition of emotional/behavioral disorders, and the counselor's role in supporting children with special emotional needs.

Equivalent to: TCE 548

COUN 550, FOUNDATIONS OF MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING, 3 Credits

Addresses the foundations of mental health counseling: (1) historical, philosophical, societal, cultural, economic, and political dimensions of, and current trends in, the mental health movement; (2) roles, functions, preparation standards, credentialing, licensure and professional identity of mental health counselors, (3) policies, laws, legislation, recognition, reimbursement, right-to-practice, and other issues relevant to mental health counseling.

Equivalent to: TCE 550

COUN 551, THEORY AND TECHNIQUES OF COUNSELING I, 3 Credits

Basic concepts and facilitative skills of helping relationships. Introduction and overview of counseling theories and their related processes and techniques.

Equivalent to: TCE 551

COUN 552, THEORY AND TECHNIQUES OF COUNSELING II, 3 Credits

Continued development of the theories and techniques of counseling including identification of the counseling process. Emphasis on personality development and affective, behavioral and cognitive approaches.

Equivalent to: TCE 552

Recommended: COUN 551

COUN 562, INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS IN COUNSELING, 3 Credits

An introductory course for master's level students. Explains basic evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research methods in the counseling profession; action research and the fundamental statistical procedures used in the interpretation and use of research studies.

COUN 567, APPRAISAL OF THE INDIVIDUAL, 3 Credits

Development of framework for understanding the individual; methods for data gathering and assessment; individual and group testing; case study approaches; observational, sociometric, and environmental procedures; study of individual differences. Ethnic, cultural, and sex factors are emphasized.

Equivalent to: TCE 567

Recommended: Basic statistics course.

COUN 568, LIFESTYLE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT, 3 Credits

Major theoretical approaches to career development; available resources for educational and occupational assessment; procedures to enhance career exploration, planning and placement. Emphasis is on the decision-making process and issues of career counseling with special populations.

Equivalent to: TCE 568

COUN 571, GROUP COUNSELING PROCEDURES, 3 Credits

A conceptual and experiential introduction to group dynamics. Group counseling approaches and models; issues of group leadership; styles of leadership and group facilitation skills. Consideration is given to group counseling goals, composition, phases and research.

Equivalent to: TCE 571

COUN 575, FAMILY COUNSELING, 3 Credits

An overview of the major theoretical approaches to family counseling will be covered. Through the use of readings, demonstrations, and videos the student will become familiar with systems foundations, the history of family counseling, family roles, interaction patterns, and decision-making processes.

Equivalent to: TCE 575

COUN 577, APPLIED PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND PSYCHODIAGNOSTICS, 3 Credits

Addresses the principles of diagnosis of psychopathology and the use of current diagnostic tools, including the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Includes psychiatric terminology, treatment, current research, cross cultural impact, ethical implications, and goal planning related to mental health processes and case management.

Equivalent to: TCE 577

Recommended: COUN 541 and COUN 551 and COUN 552.

COUN 578, CRISIS, TRAUMA, AND GRIEF COUNSELING, 3 Credits

The theory and pragmatics of crisis, trauma and grief counseling are addressed.

Equivalent to: TCE 578

COUN 579, TRAUMA-INFORMED COUNSELING, 3 Credits

Trauma-informed counseling methods for promoting client wellness and resilience are addressed.

Prerequisite: COUN 578 with C or better

Recommended: COUN 509

COUN 581, CROSS-CULTURAL COUNSELING, 3 Credits

Cognitive and experimental study of social and psychological variables influencing the cross-cultural counseling relationship. Social and psychological experiences of selected subcultures. Relevant assessment instruments and current literature, methods and outcome studies.

Equivalent to: TCE 581

COUN 582, MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING II, 3 Credits

Further explores multicultural counseling by studying in-depth the experience of specific student populations and their unique strengths and needs. Students will gain understanding of the specialized school programs and state and national regulations that support a variety of learners as well as the theories and research related to language acquisition to support ELL and bilingual students in the PK-12 system. Students will engage in authentic experiences and assignments to enrich their understanding of sub-populations of students and their families to enhance their cultural responsiveness with those specific groups of learners.

Prerequisite: COUN 581 with C or better

COUN 591, INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS, 3 Credits

Students will gain understanding in research-based classroom teaching practices including classroom planning and evaluation. Students will refine their educational beliefs of classroom practice and gain insight into the administrative structure of public schools as it relates to the teacher and school counselor.

Equivalent to: TCE 591

Available via Ecampus

COUN 592, CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION FOR COUNSELORS, 3 Credits

75 hours of supervised instruction in a public school setting.

Equivalent to: TCE 592

Recommended: COUN 591.

COUN 595, GROUP COUNSELING II, 3 Credits

Group counseling theories and pragmatics for clients with mental and emotional disorders.

Equivalent to: TCE 595

Available via Ecampus

COUN 597, INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELOR SUPERVISION, 3 Credits

Introduction to the theory and pragmatics of counselor supervision.

Equivalent to: TCE 597

Available via Ecampus

COUN 598, COUNSELOR CONSULTATION, 3 Credits

Development of consultation skills as a supervisor and counselor educator. Consultation theory and practice are studied. Students practice consultation skills and receive feedback.

Equivalent to: TCE 598

Available via Ecampus

COUN 599, SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-4 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 599

This course is repeatable for 90 credits.

COUN 601, RESEARCH, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 601

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

Available via Ecampus

COUN 602, INDEPENDENT STUDY, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 602

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 603, THESIS, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 603

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

Available via Ecampus

COUN 605, READING AND CONFERENCE, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 605

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 606, PROJECTS, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 606

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 607, SEMINAR, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 607

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

Available via Ecampus

COUN 608, WORKSHOP, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: TCE 608

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 609, PRACTICUM IN COUNSELING, 1-12 Credits

Specialized counseling experiences supervised by a professional. Emphasis is on development of advanced skills in counseling specific to a population.

Equivalent to: TCE 609

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 610, INTERNSHIP IN COUNSELING, 1-15 Credits

Designed to provide experiences in development of teaching and supervision skills in preparation as a counselor educator and supervisor.

Equivalent to: TCE 610

This course is repeatable for 15 credits.

COUN 612, RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES IN EDUCATION, 3 Credits

Research perspectives, how they are influenced by worldviews, and how these worldviews influence research.

Equivalent to: TCE 612

Recommended: COUN 562 and completion or concurrent enrollment in an introductory statistics course

COUN 613, RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION IN EDUCATION, 3 Credits

Critical analysis of scholarly studies in education from a variety of research perspectives.

Equivalent to: TCE 613

Recommended: (TCE 612 or COUN 612) and completion or concurrent enrollment in an intermediate statistics course

COUN 614, ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION, 1-3 Credits

Selected topics in research methods as appropriate for research perspectives in education.

Equivalent to: TCE 614

This course is repeatable for 6 credits.

Recommended: COUN 613

COUN 616, UNIVERSITY LEVEL INSTRUCTIONAL THEORY AND METHODS, 3 Credits

Addresses general university level instructional theory and methods as well as pedagogy specific to counselor education.

Equivalent to: TCE 616

COUN 617, ADVANCED COUNSELOR SUPERVISION, 3 Credits

Advanced theory and techniques in counselor supervision. Pedagogical issues in training supervisors are addressed.

Equivalent to: TCE 617

COUN 618, PRACTICUM IN COUNSELING, 1-12 Credits

Specialized counseling experiences supervised by a professional. Emphasis is on development of advanced skills in counseling specific to a population.

Equivalent to: TCE 618

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

COUN 619, INTERNSHIP IN COUNSELING, 1-12 Credits

Designed to provide experiences in development of teaching and supervision skills in preparation as a counselor educator and supervisor.

Equivalent to: TCE 619

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

Available via Ecampus

COUN 621, ADVANCED TOPICS IN EDUCATION, 3 Credits

Advanced critical study of theory and research related to specific topics of counseling and counselor education.

Equivalent to: TCE 621

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

COUN 634, ADVANCED COUNSELING PRACTITIONER II, 3 Credits

Addresses the theory, science, pragmatics and pedagogy of evidence-based practices in professional counseling.

Equivalent to: TCE 634

COUN 662, COUNSELOR EDUCATION QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I, 3 Credits

Part I of a three-course sequence designed to prepare students to meet the CACREP doctoral standards for quantitative research methods in counselor education. Topics addressed in course I include application of the following in counselor education research: (1) data scales and scale transformation, (2) frequency distributions and histograms, (3) measures of central position, (4) variability, (5) characteristics of data curves, (6) normality, (7) measures of variability, (8) the statistical hypothesis, (9) statistical errors (Type I/Type II), (10) power analysis, and (11) statistical correlation.

Equivalent to: TCE 662

Recommended: COUN 562.

COUN 663, COUNSELOR EDUCATION QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II, 3 Credits

Part II of a three-part course sequence designed to prepare students to meet the CACREP doctoral standards for quantitative research methods in counselor education. Topics addressed in course II include application of the following in counselor education research: (1) a review of the dependent variable, normal curve, Type I and Type II errors, power analysis, and criteria for selecting statistical tools, (2) significance tests, including Chi-square t-test, one-factor analysis of variance, multiple comparison tests (L.S.D. and Tukey's HSD), two-factor analysis of variance, statistical interaction (ordinal and disordinal), linear regression, factor analysis, and analysis of covariance.

Equivalent to: TCE 663

COUN 664, COUNSELOR EDUCATION QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS III, 3 Credits

Part III of a three-course sequence designed to prepare students to meet the CACREP doctoral standards for quantitative research methods in counselor education. Topics addressed in course III include application of the following in counselor education research: (1) multiple regression, (2) path analysis, (3) confirmatory factor analysis, analysis, (4) logistic regression, (5) reliability and generalizability theory, (6) cluster analysis, (7) structural equation modeling, and (8) single subject designs.

Equivalent to: TCE 664

COUN 665, PUBLICATION METHODS IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION, 3 Credits

Teaches doctoral students how to write theses, grant reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, and textbook chapters.

Equivalent to: TCE 665

COUN 667, ADVANCED ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING, 3 Credits

Explores current issues in the use of assessment in counseling, best practices in instrument development, and best practices in assessment pedagogy.

Equivalent to: TCE 667

COUN 668, ADVANCED CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTATION IN COUNSELING, 3 Credits

An advanced course surveying past, current, and possible future technical and philosophical perspectives concerning career development and counseling. Issues in consultation, social change theory, and advocacy action planning are also reviewed in light of their impact on future counseling practitioners. Pedagogical methods for presenting current issues in career development, consultation, social change theory and advocacy action planning are a major focus of the class.

Equivalent to: TCE 668

Recommended: COUN 568 and COUN 598.

Available via Ecampus

COUN 671, ADVANCED GROUP COUNSELING, 3 Credits

Provides learning experiences beyond the entry level in group counseling. Theoretical and pedagogical innovations in this area are discussed.

Equivalent to: TCE 671

COUN 681, ADVANCED DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION, 3 Credits

Addresses pedagogy relevant to multicultural, diversity, and social justice issues and the role of racial, ethnic, and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical, and mental status, local, regional, national, international perspective, and issues of equity such as oppression, power and privilege in counselor education.

Equivalent to: TCE 681

Recommended: COUN 581

COUN 696, COUNSELOR EDUCATION, 3 Credits

Orientation to the profession of counselor education. Specific topics include: (1) history and organization of the profession, (2) program accreditation standards and practices, (3) instructional theory and methods relevant to counselor education, and (4) ethical and legal considerations in counselor education.

Equivalent to: TCE 696

COUN 697, COUNSELOR SUPERVISION, 3 Credits

Practical experience for counseling professionals who have responsibility directing personal and professional development of counselors, promoting counselor competency, and developing and implementing counseling services and programs. Theoretical models of supervision are utilized to develop supervisor roles.

Equivalent to: TCE 697