Courses

Revised 05/01/2015

CED 5033.
Marriage Counseling and Family Systems.

Provides general overview of current theory and practice in marriage and family counseling. Examines history, philosophy, and theory of systemic approaches; emphasizes practical application of same to counseling situations and ethics of marriage and family counseling.

CED 5073
Advanced Play Therapy

This course is an advanced course, focusing on theories and techniques, of play therapy, when applied to counseling children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Emphasis is placed on the developmental, attachment related, and trauma related needs of individuals in the counseling process. Play therapy skills, techniques, and activities for all ages will be highlighted.   

CED 5653.
Family Counseling and Parent Education.

The basic philosophy and principles of helping families. The open forum method of interviewing families will be studied and practiced, combined with methods and techniques to help parents deal with family conflicts and discipline. This model is easily applied to the process of consulting with teachers about school-related discipline problems. Open to non-counseling majors.

CED 5713.
Advanced Human Development.

The study of human growth from infancy through adulthood, including theories of development in such areas as physical, mental, personality and social maturation, abnormalities and variations in development due to sex, culture, and environmental factors. Open to non-counseling majors.

CED 5723.
Assessment in Counseling.

A survey of the types and objectives of the various standardized tests used in the public school setting: achievement, mental abilities, aptitude, interest and self-appraisal instruments. Included in the course will be basic statistics necessary for the elementary understanding and interpretation of test data. Methods of study will include use of class lecture, research, films, and experience with test-taking and interpretation. Open to non-counseling majors.

CED 6013
Professional Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

An introduction to the field of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This course is a prerequisite for CED 6733 Counseling  Theories.The basic philosophy and principles of the helping relationship and introduction to the management of organized counseling programs. Professional orientation studies of history, roles, professional organizations, ethics, standards, and credentialing. The introductory course for counselors-in-training and an elective for persons in other educational roles. 

CED 6023
Professional School Counseling.

This course is designed to introduce students to the various tenets of the professional school counseling field. Specifically students will learn about ways to develop and implement developmental, comprehensive school counseling programs in schools at all grade levels. Students will learn about the primary domains from which all professional school counselors operate in order to meet the academic achievement of all students. A historical context will be reviewed as well as various reform efforts that have shaped the school counseling field will be discussed. This class is only offered in the Summer Session.  This course is a prerequisite for CED 6733, Counseling Theories.

CED 6043.
Psychopathology.

This course is designed to assist the mental health practitioner in understanding psychological disorders that are experienced by adults. Students will be learn to distinguish between abnormal and normal behavior. In understanding mental disorders, students will learn about the signs, symptoms, behaviors and thoughts that the person experiences. Additionally, all mental disorders will be conceptualized within various schools of counseling theory that underlie clinical practice. Students will learn to use the DSM V. Additionally, this course will sensitize students to the role that culture and other diversity issues play in the diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology.

CED 6053.
Special Problems in Counseling.

Due to unique and extenuating circumstances, a student may need to take a required or approved elective CED course during a semester when that course is not offered. By enrolling in Special Problems in Counseling, the student is able to take a course out of sequence by taking it on an individual basis. It is not an independent study course of the student or instructor’s choosing. The same curriculum and requirements for the regular counseling courses will be used. Application to take Special Problems is made to the department chair. Students will meet regularly with an instructor on a period-arranged basis.

CED 6063
Counseling Children and Adolescents/Intro to Play Therapy

This course is an introductory course, focusing on theories and techniques when applied to counseling children and adolescents. Emphasis is placed on the developmental needs of children and adolescents in the counseling process. Play therapy techniques for young children and creative techniques for adolescents will be highlighted.

CED 6083
Research & Program Evaluation

A study of the many types of research methods applicable to the several academic disciplines, including techniques for the interpretation, the reporting, and the presentation of research. Also, the program development process, from needs assessment to program evaluation, will be covered

CED 6093.
Pre-Practicum.

This course provides to provide an understanding of fundamental counseling skills such as relationship building, basic assessment, goal setting, selection of interventions, and evaluation of client outcomes. This course is intended for graduate students who have a working knowledge of counseling theory and would like to gain fundamental counseling skills. The course may also be beneficial for practicing counselors interested in enhancing their current skills.

CED 6583.
Counseling and Substance Abuse.

The course reviews addictive processes and disorders from historical and current perspective. Included are theoretical models of understanding and treating misuse, abuse, and addiction. Assessments and comorbidity are reviewed to assess severity of addiction, develop treatment plans, and determine treatment setting.

CED 6633.
Counseling Supervision.

This course will provide students with the experiences and theory necessary for supervising counselors in training. This class is only available to those who have their LAC. Students will video supervised sessions with interns, LACs and/or LPCs for review in class; students will be prepared to complete paperwork to submit to the ArBOE for the supervision specialty; this course will be partially online and will meet on weekends a designated number of times; capped at 6.

CED 6643.
Sex Counseling.

This course will consist of an exploration of the psychological, physiological, social, familial, and existential components of human sexuality. Specific attention will be given the following subjects: Sexual attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, dysfunctions, deviations, and counseling; AIDS, incest, sexual abuse and other deviations; gender and sex; and human sexuality in different cultures. The course will be adapted to the needs of students or professionals in educational, counseling, mental health, social, and family agencies. An integration of individual, marital, family, and sex counseling approaches will be presented. Particular attention will be paid to the ethics of sex counseling.

CED 6673.
Counseling Practicum.

Supervised, on-campus laboratory experience in application of theories and techniques of counseling. Prerequisite: CED 6733 and CED 6743 Group Procedures.

CED 6683.
Introduction to Psychopharmacology.

A course introducing the counseling students to the relationship between psychoactive drugs and human behavior, it will emphasize how the body acquires and utilizes psychoactives in both the generation of and the remediation or amelioration of mental disorders and/ or symptomatology. Treatment protocols specific to DSMIV diagnostic codes will be studied. Prerequisite: CED 6043 or approval by chair/advisor.

CED 6733.
Theories of Counseling.

Major contemporary and historical theories in counseling and an introduction to their application in the counseling and consultation roles. Prerequisite: CED 6013 or 6023.

CED 6743.
Group Procedures.

Groups, group guidance, counseling, therapy and group dynamics as these are utilized in assisting individuals. Prerequisite: CED 6733.

CED 6753.
Career Counseling and Lifestyle Development.

Methods that provide an understanding of career development and the inter-relationship among work, family, and other life factors.

CED 6773
Case Management: Elementary School Counseling.

Laboratory and field experience with elementary school students including development and use of cumulative records, individual programs of treatment and follow-up. Implementation of treatment and consultation to facilitate growth will be emphasized. This includes methods of enhancing teamwork with the school faculty/administration and student’s parents.

CED 6783
Case Management: Secondary School Counseling.

Laboratory and field experience with secondary school students including development and use of cumulative records, individual programs of treatment and follow-up. Implementation of treatment and consultation to facilitate growth will be emphasized. This includes methods of enhancing teamwork with the school faculty/administration and student’s parents.

CED 6793.
Case Management: Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Laboratory and field experience with community agency clients including development and use of cumulative records, individual programs of treatment and follow-up. Implementation of treatment and consultation to facilitate growth will be emphasized. This includes methods of enhancing teamwork within the agency and / or staff and community agency personnel.

CED 6803-6.
Counseling Internship: Elementary School.

Supervised field practice in working as a counselor in an elementary school. Six hundred (600) clock hours are required, two hundred forty (240) of which are face to face. Prerequisite: CED 6673, Counseling Practicum, plus nine (9) additional on-campus hours in graduate counseling, taken within the six (6) years prior to matriculation in Internship.

CED 6813-6.
Counseling Internship: Secondary School.

Supervised field practice in working as a counselor in a secondary school. Six hundred clock hours of which 240 are face to face are required. Prerequisite: CED 6673, Counseling Practicum, plus nine (9) additional on-campus hours in graduate counseling, taken within the six (6) years prior to matriculation in Internship.

CED 6823-6.
Counseling Internship: Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Supervised field practice in working as a counselor in a mental health agency setting. Six hundred (600) clock hours are required, two hundred forty (240) of which are face to face. Prerequisite: CED 6673, Counseling Practicum, plus nine (9) additional on-campus hours in graduate counseling, taken within the six (6) years prior to matriculation in Internship.

CED 6913.
Advanced Counseling Techniques.

Integration of theory and methodology in experiential learning with various systemic and individual approaches. Prerequisite: CED 6733.

CED 6923.
Counseling Ethics and Crisis Counseling.

Introduction of legal and ethical standards in school and clinical mental health counseling related to counselor training, research, and practice. Topics include: client rights, confidentiality, the client-counselor relationship, professional relationships, duty to warn, counselor supervision, counseling minor clients and case law in counseling. Also, this course will introduce current theory and practice models related to trauma and crisis intervention.

CED 6953.
Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling.

The specific goals of this course include the provision of guidelines to provide counselors with: (a) the rationale and needs for addressing multiculturalism and diversity in education, training, research, practice, and organizational change; (b) basic information, relevant terminology, current empirical research from psychology and related disciplines, and other data that support the proposed guidelines and underscore their importance; (c) references to enhance on-going education, training, research, practice, and organizational change methodologies; and (d) paradigms that broaden the purview of counseling as a profession.

CED 6963
Personality Assessment.

A survey of the types and objectives of the various standardized tests used in the counseling setting: these would include both Personality Inventories and Projective Instruments. Included in the course will be basic statistics and interpretation strategies necessary for the understanding and interpretation of test data. Methods of study will include use of class lecture, research, films, and experience with test-taking and interpretation. Some of the instruments to be included are: MMPI-2; Rorschach; Thematic Apperception Test; Children’s Apperception Test; House-Tree-Person Test; Draw a Person Test; Bender Gestalt.

CED 6973.
Personality Dynamics.

The nature and development of the personality. Emphasis is on the critical study of current theories of personality and their application to counseling.

CED 6983.
Seminar in Counseling.

Critical analysis of issues confronting the professional counselor working with students/clients individually and in groups. Discussion of relevant research in counseling and of practical implementation.