COUNSLED 6130 1 credit Students at Risk
Students at risk present challenges in the educational environment which interferes with their ability to be successful. This course is intended to assist the educator / counselor with understanding the factors that put a student at risk, as well as presenting a model of intervention to decrease/eliminate the risk. Practical strategies will be discussed.
COUNSLED 6250 3 credits Group Counseling
This course presents the theory and applied models of structured and developmental group counseling. The emphasis is placed on learning to facilitate a gradual increase in problem-solving skills leading to wellness.
COUNSLED 6600 1-3 credits Measurement for Counselors and Educators
Teacher and counselor candidates will gain knowledge about basic descriptive statistics and assessment instruments so that they may be able to assess students and/or clients for the purpose of placement and treatment. They will also gain skills in developing useful teaching and/or counseling strategies that address an individual's strengths and weakness indicated through testing.
COUNSLED 6630 3 credits Introduction to Professional Counseling
An exploration of the historical, psychological, sociological, ethical and philosophical foundations of the helping professions. Perspectives on the educational process, and adult and special needs populations are addressed.
COUNSLED 6930 1-3 credits Seminar in Educational Issues
An in-depth study of a current issue, idea, or topic of interest to professional counselors. The topic to be covered is appended to the course designation in the timetable.
COUNSLED 7010 3 credits Counseling in the Schools
Study of the essential elements in school counseling program including the early identification of problems, individual and group counseling, classroom guidence, preparation for education and work, consultation with parents, use of community child and adolescent counseling resources, and research concerning psychological and educational issues. The focus will be on developing competency of the school counseling standards and knowledge of the ASCA model. A professional portfolio will be created by each student.
COUNSLED 7020 3 credits Individual Counseling Techniques
Focus is on the fundamental communication skills used by counselors. Course work is dominated by practice in the use of techniques that optimize listening and responding to client concerns. Students prepare three audio or video taped interviews with typescripts for review and critique.
COUNSLED 7050 1-3 credits Practicum I
Clinical approval by the program faculty is required before registration. The student must accrue 75 hours of counseling experiences in the School Counseling and Student Services in Higher Education clinical tracks and 75 - 150 hours in the Community Counseling track. For all three clinical tracks, students observe practice at a minimum of 3 different sites.
COUNSLED 7060 3-12 credits Practicum II
The student must have successfully completed the Practicum I course in the coresponding clinical track prior to this experience. The sudent must accrue 525 hours of counseling related experiences in the Community and School tracks and 256 hours of service in the Student Services in Higher Education track. A full experience for School and Community track students is 12 credits and for Student Services in Higher Education Students a full experience is 6 credits. Prior to the Practicum II semester, the student needs to apply with the clinical coordinator of their respective track for their site placement(s). The clinical coordinator will assist in making an appropriate placement that offers supervision and a quality experience.
COUNSLED 7070 3 credits Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
An introductory course designed to examine the philosophical bases, processes, and issues surrounding predominant counseling theories and techniques.
COUNSLED 7080 3 credits Career Counseling
A core course in which students will acquire an understanding of the role of career life planning. Vocational/occupational information, assessment instruments, and counseling procedures are explored in school, higher education and community settings.
COUNSLED 7090 3 credits Advanced Developmental Psychology
This course will provide an understanding of developmental processes, an in-depth overview of developmental theories from birth to adulthood, and emphasize counseling and educational issues in the developmental context.
COUNSLED 7110 1-3 credits Topical Seminar in Counseling
Emphasis is on in-depth study of current issues, ideas, and/or topics of interest to the professional counselor. Students read, study, write, and discuss various aspects of the topic to be covered. The name of the topic is appended to the course designation in the timetable. Courses regularly offered as topical seminars include DSM IV and Play Therapy.
COUNSLED 7130 3 credits At Risk Youth
At risk youth present many challenges to society, families, and the educational system. Further, the issues that put youth at risk interfere with the ability to be successful in many areas of their lives. Consequently, in many cases, they find themselves "in trouble" with the law. This course is intended to assist the educator, counselor, and/or police officer in understanding the factors that put a child at risk, as well as presenting a model of intervention and remediation to decrease and/or eliminate the risk. Practical strategies will be discussed
COUNSLED 7140 3 credits Student Services in Higher Education
This course will serve as an introduction to the profession of providing student services in a pluralistic higher education context through study of the theories of college student development and administration and leadership on a university campus. Students will get the opportunity to explore an area in which they are particularly interested as well as get a broad overview of student service programs as a whole.
COUNSLED 7150 3 credits Counseling in the Community
An orientation to community agencies and their counseling programs; organization, administration, accountability systems, types of services, and training requirements will be studied.
COUNSLED 7180 3 credits Family and Multicultural Counseling
This course focuses on the major theories and techniques of marriage and family counseling and their practical application in school and community settings. There is also a major emphasis on synergetic counseling including exploration of the student's world view, cultural relativism, and racial / ethnic identity development.
COUNSLED 7650 3 credits Research Procedures for Professional Counselors
This course is designed to familiarize students with the formal processes of research. Major topics include hypothesis generation, research design, statistical testing, and methodological alternatives. Students prepare an abbreviated literature review that incorporates the use of library and internet resources.
COUNSLED 7920 2 credits Seminar Paper Research
A graduate faculty member serves as the Seminar Paper advisor and must sign a seminar paper proposal that is submitted at registration for Seminar Paper Research.
COUNSLED 7980 1-3 credits Independent Study in Counselor Education
The total amount of credit allowed for independent studies may not exceed three credits except with the special permission of the Counselor Education Program and the graduate dean. Approval must be secured before independent study courses are begun. Students who register for independent study must submit at or before registration, descriptions of the subjects to be covered. These descriptions must be signed by the instructor overseeing the independent study. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for seminar papers or theses.
COUNSLED 7990 3-4 credits Thesis Research
Three graduate faculty serve on the student's thesis committee and must have signed a thesis proposal in order for the student to register for Thesis Research. Procedures for thesis research can be found at