Counseling Courses

  • EDUC-G 502 Professional Orientation and Ethics (3 cr.) The psychological and educational foundations for counseling and guidance. Overview of counseling theories, practices, and organization.
  • EDUC-G 505 Individual Appraisal: Principles and Procedures (3 cr.) An analysis of statistical, psychometric, sociometric, and clinical principles crucial to professional interpretation of standardized and informal data regarding individual clients. Current issues/ controversies about ethnic, sex, cultural, and individual differences will be examined.
  • EDUC-G 509 Counseling Student-Athletes (3 cr.) This  graduate seminar that will examines research, theory and discusses clinical training necessary to work with college student-athlete (SA) life-skills and counseling concerns.  We will focus on academics, disordered eating, performance enhancement, gender differences in counseling, career development, additions, effects of injury/retirement, and experiences of specific SA groups (e.g., African-American, GLBT). 
  • EDUC-G 510 Introduction to Alcohol & Drug Counseling (3 cr.) This course is an introduction to social and behavioral theories concerning the causation and maintenance of alcohol and drug addiction. The study and application of research-based theories will be emphasized. The history of alcohol and drug counseling  and recent developments and issues in the field will also be discussed.
  • EDUC-G 522 Counseling Techniques (3 cr.) P: G502 or equivalent. Master's students must take G523 concurrently. Introduction to counseling theories and psychological processes involved in individual counseling.
  • EDUC-G 523 Laboratory in Counseling (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. C: G522 Laboratory experiences in counseling, analysis of counseling interviews, role playing, and closely supervised counseling in the laboratory setting.
  • EDUC-G 524 Practicum in Counseling (3 cr.) P: G502, G522, and G523. Closely supervised counseling practice with clients in the department's counseling laboratories or in approved field sites in schools or agencies. Intensive supervision. Special application required.
  • EDUC-G 532 Introduction to Group Counseling (3 cr.) C: G502 (for MS students). Psychological and theoretical foundations of group counseling. Analysis of the dynamics of groups.
  • EDUC-G 542 Organization and Development of Counseling Programs (3 cr.) Environmental and population needs assessment for program planning. Procedures for counseling program development and accountability/evaluation. Case studies.
  • EDUC-G 550 Internship in Counseling (3 cr.) Counseling experience in actual school or agency situations. Under direction and supervision of the counselor/ supervisor, students get practice in counseling, interviewing, in-service training, orientation procedures, and data collection.
  • EDUC-G 552 Career Counseling: Theory/Practice (3 cr.) An introduction to career development theory, psychological assessment for career planning, and sources and uses of career information in counseling.
  • EDUC-G 562 Intervention, Consultation and Program Development (3 cr.) Foundations and contextual dimensions of school counseling. Knowledge and skills for the practice of school counseling, developmental counseling. Program development, implementation, and evaluation. Consultation, principles, practices, and applications of needs assessment. Provides an overall understanding of the organization of schools and the function of the counselor and counseling program.
  • EDUC-G 563 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling (3 cr.) Foundations and contextual dimensions of mental health counseling. Program development, implementation and evaluation. Principles, practices, and applications of community needs assessment. Ethics. Examination of professional issues. Administration, finance, and management of mental health counseling services.
  • EDUC-G 567 Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling (3 cr.) Analysis of historical context, theoretical formulations, counseling techniques/strategies, research findings, treatment issues, and ethical/social concerns in marriage and family counseling.
  • EDUC-G 568 Family Counseling (2-3 cr.) C: G524. Will focus on treatment models and specific counselor skills in the assessment and treatment of intergenerational family problems. The course will present strategies and tactics for family counseling. Students will be supervised in the use of these tactics and strategies in the required concurrent G524 1 credit hour practicum.
  • EDUC-G 573 Communication Skills and Interpersonal Relations in Counseling (3 cr.) C: G485, G502, or consent of instructor. A study of basic skills of interviewing: attending, encouragement to talk, paraphrasing, summarization of content, responding to feeling and summarization of feeling, when to use skills, situations in which different communications skills may be used.
  • EDUC-G 575 Multicultural Counseling (3 cr.) This course is designed to provide both a cognitive and guided training opportunity. It examines the influence of cultural and ethnic differences of counselor and client in counseling. Attention is given to theory, research, and practice. General cross-cultural dynamics as well as specific target populations are studied.
  • EDUC-G 580 Topical Seminar in Counseling and Guidance (1-3 cr.) An intensive study of theory and research of selected topics in counseling.
  • EDUC-G 581 Workshop in Counseling and Guidance (1-3 cr.) Individual and group work. Credit hours to be arranged at time of registration.
  • EDUC-G 584 Asian American Mental Health (1-3 cr.) This course addresses issues of Asian American ethnicity, culture, and race as they relate to mental health, psychopathology, and mental health services.
  • EDUC-G 590 Research in Counseling (1-3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor  Individual study or research with a counseling faculty member.
  • EDUC-G 598 Seminar on Professional Issues (1-3 cr.) An examination of professional issues and trends in the field of counseling and their implications for practice.
  • EDUC-G 600 Proseminar in Counseling Psychology (1-3 cr.) Examination of the history, systems, issues, trends, ethical standards, and research findings that impact the role, function, and practice of providers of psychological services in the context of counseling.
  • EDUC-G 615 Psychopathology and Advanced Diagnosis (1-3 cr.) P: G505 or equivalent. Individual and group study utilizing the case study approach. Administration, scoring, interpretation of objective and projective personality tests. Special emphasis on relating assessment to therapeutic interventions.
  • EDUC-G 622 Advanced Theories of Counseling (3 cr.) P: G505, G524, and consent of instructor. Critical analysis and research investigation of leading theories of counseling and their implications for practice.
  • EDUC-G 624 Advanced Practicum in Counseling Psychology (1-6 cr.) Closely supervised practice in counseling in various agency settings. Special application required.
  • EDUC-G 632 Advanced Group Leadership: Counseling (3 cr.) A theoretical and applied basis for group leadership; integrates current theoretical knowledge with parallel experience in intervention and techniques. Leadership procedures, group dynamics and process, professional ethics, small group simulations, and close supervision.
  • EDUC-G 645 Psychoeducational Consultation (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Psychological, educational, and sociological theories, models, and processes applied to human and organizational systems of change. Special attention to applying theory to practice and to differentiating between human and structural problems and interventions.
  • EDUC-G 647 Advanced Internship in Counseling (3 cr.) P: G524, G532, G615, and two semesters of G550. Supervised practice in counseling in various educational or school settings. This field-based experience may be a paid internship for EdS students in counseling. Course partially satisfies new counselor licensure requirements.
  • EDUC-G 654 Seminar in Career Development: Theory and Research (3 cr.) Examination of psychological basis and theoretical approaches to vocational development; review of research relevant to career development and career counseling.
  • EDUC-G 672 Human Sexuality: An Introduction to Therapy (3 cr.) An examination of the role of sexuality in human adjustment. Examination of common sexual needs and dysfunctions. Counseling for sexual adjustment.
  • EDUC-G 685 Seminar in Counseling Research Methods (3 cr.) An introduction and orientation to inquiries in counseling psychology; review and critical analysis of research reports in counseling psychology; and examination of supervised research experience.
  • EDUC-G 785 Topical Seminar in Counseling Psychology (1-3 cr.) An introduction and orientation to inquiries in counseling psychology; review and critical analysis of research reports in counseling psychology; and examination of supervised research experience.
  • EDUC-G 795 Dissertation Proposal Preparation (1-3 cr.) This course is for the development of a dissertation proposal in counseling psychology. Students must have the consent of a dissertation director or prospective director to enroll. Students should be finished or nearly finished with program course work.
  • EDUC-G 799 Doctoral Thesis in Counseling Psychology (1-12 cr.) Credit may be earned over a period of several semesters. The thesis is to be an organized scientific contribution to the field of counseling psychology.

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