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COUN 528. Psychodynamics of the Family

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Psychological interrelationship during developmental stages of life and role of the community psychologist. Focus on family as a system, the family life cycle and the dynamics of family relationships. Provides solid foundation for individual decisions in partner selection, interactions in committed relationships, and parenting.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


COUN 601. Foundations of Mental Health Counseling

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Historical , philosophical, societal, economic, political and professional dimensions of mental health counseling and consultation.
Semester Offered: Fall


COUN 603. Prevention, Wellness and Crisis Intervention in Counseling

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Culturally relevant prevention, wellness, holistic, mindfulness-based and ecological approaches in clinical mental health counseling. Crisis intervention for people during crises, disasters, and other trauma causing events.
Semester Offered: Fall


COUN 620. Ethics in Mental Health Counseling

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Codes of ethics, laws, and regulations applicable to counseling and professional standards of performance.
Semester Offered: Spring


COUN 628. Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Disorders

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Mental Health diagnostic process and treatment planning for children and adolescents. Use of recognized diagnostic reference in treatment planning.
Semester Offered: Summer


COUN 629. Vocational Evaluation and Placement

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Vocational evaluation and vocational placement. Placement techniques used in rehab. practice, assessment elements of work samples, psychometric testing, and report writing.
Semester Offered: Summer


COUN 651. Counseling Theories

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theoretical approaches to counseling. Application of theory to counseling practice.
Semester Offered: Fall


COUN 652. Medical and Diagnostic Factors in Counseling

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Application of health issues and diagnosis as related to disability, counseling and psychotherapy.
Semester Offered: Spring


COUN 653. Psychosocial, Cultural, and Family Counseling

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The psychosocial, cultural, and family factors associated with the counseling process.
Semester Offered: Summer


COUN 654. Guidance for Special Needs

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Counseling children with special needs. Legislative, assessment, family and programming issues examined.
Semester Offered: Spring


COUN 655. Seminar in Rehabilitation Counseling

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Topics in the field of Rehabilitation Counseling. May be repeated to a max. of 3 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


COUN 658. Multicultural Counseling

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Enhancing cultural awareness; developing a knowledge and skill base for concepts, theories, and techniques in multicultural counseling; and counseling practices in a multicultural context.
Semester Offered: Spring


COUN 659. Psychodiagnosis and Treatment Planning

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Diagnostic process and treatment planning in psychology and rehabilitation. DSM-IV and treatment planning for managed care.
Semester Offered: Spring


COUN 664. Counseling Across the Lifespan

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Counseling implications for developmental life stages prenatal to death.
Semester Offered: Fall


COUN 665. Measurement Techniques

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Models of assessment, standardized and non standardized appraisal techniques, statistical concepts, reliability and validity, clinical evaluation approaches, social and cultural factors in assessment and ethical considerations for assessment in counseling.
Semester Offered: Spring


COUN 666. Group Counseling Theory and Practice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: (Same as CEEP 666) Concepts, theories and skills related to working with groups.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


COUN 667. Career Development

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Developing an informational base related to occupational/educational counseling skills. Theories of career development, collecting and classifying occupational information, and incorporating occupational information into the counseling process.
Semester Offered: Fall


COUN 668. Counseling Procedures

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Conditions necessary for therapeutic movement to take place in the counseling relationship. Conceptualizing client concerns, establishing goals, and applying therapeutic interventions consistent with these concerns.
Prerequisites: Instructor permission, COUN 651 or CPSY 651
Semester Offered: Fall


COUN 670. School Counseling Programs and Procedures

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Develop effective comprehensive school counseling programs. Use evidence-based best-practices as school counselors to help K-12 students reach their maximum academic, personal, social, and career development.
Semester Offered: Fall


COUN 671. Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The systems paradigm. An alternate conceptual framework from which to mount therapeutic interventions. Marriage and family therapy theories. Practicing family therapeutic interventions.
Prerequisites: Instructor permission
Semester Offered:
  • Spring
  • Summer


COUN 674. Consultation

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Models of consultation and their applications to mental health, school-based, and community settings.
Semester Offered: Summer


COUN 676. Research Methods and Program Evaluation

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Research methods and application. Program evaluation used in counseling. 3 Cr. SUM.
Semester Offered: Summer


COUN 677. Stress Management: Process and Techniques

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The nature of stress disorders, assessment procedures, and strategies with which to control stress reactions.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


COUN 680. Spirituality in Counseling

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Spirituality as an integral component of the counseling process; psychospiritual approaches to counseling and psychotherapy; assessment and treatment of spiritual issues.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


COUN 684. Psychopharmacology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Examination of the neurological basis of behavior, pharmacokinetics of drug action, effects of psychoactive and psychotherapeutic drugs, and principles of pharmacotherapy.
Semester Offered: Fall






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