2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Counseling Education (COED)

COED 612  Counseling for Human Growth & the Lifespan  (3 Credits)  

In this course, candidates will be able to understand the stages of lifespan development with applications to counseling. Current research findings on major developmental issues including physical, social, emotional, speech and language, and cognitive processes of individuals will be emphasized.

COED 620  Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an orientation to ethical issues in the practice of school counseling. Ethical practices are examined through the use of case scenarios, which outline ethical dilemmas commonly experienced by professional school counselors. The course entails a review of court cases, federal and state legislation, school board policies, ethical codes, and related literature.

COED 621  Principles of Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an understanding of counseling theory and strategies. Focus is placed on developing skills to work with families, individuals, and crisis interventions. Participants will gain an understanding of the counseling theories used in psychodynamic approaches, humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral genres.

COED 622  Counseling Theories and Psychotherapy  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to explore the counseling process, effective techniques for facilitating individual counseling sessions and interviews, the process of helping clients adjust to change, client's exploration, self-understanding, and self-evaluation. This course will familiarize pre-service counselors with the application of counseling theory in all aspects of the program as well as the counseling profession.

COED 623  Counseling Techniques & Skills  (3 Credits)  

This course is intended to give the beginning, counselor an opportunity to explore and focus on, the practice of basic counseling skills and the, experiential application of theories and basic, techniques of counseling. This course includes, in-class and outside class components. Class time, will include instruction, demonstration of skills,, student practice of skills, showing of students', videos, evaluation of students' work, and the, giving of feedback by the professor and by class, members. The outside class component requires, small group cooperation in the making of a video, each week that demonstrate the skills being taught, and practiced

COED 630C  Community and Agency Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an in-depth study of community counseling settings. Pre-service counselors are exposed to relevant issues in the counseling profession, including but not limited to, national accreditation standards for counselor education programs, counseling certifications, and state licensure guideline. Coursework emphasizes counseling and consulting skills that prepare counseling candidates to provide effective client assistance and work collaboratively in the community.

COED 631C  Introduction Into Professional Counselin  (3 Credits)  

This course highlights the basic roles and skills of a professional counselor. The historical developments that led to the establishment of counseling as a profession, the impact of the profession on society, the significance of the counseling process and research and trends in the profession are discussed. This process encourages exploration of personal motivations for wanting to become a professional counselor and professional counseling identity.

COED 632  Group Counseling Theories and Techniques  (3 Credits)  

This course explores group work in the counseling profession. The course will engage students in theoretical and experiential activities that promote knowledge and understanding of group processes and dynamics.

COED 638  Classroom Management for School Counselors  (3 Credits)  

This course focuses on the theory and practice of classroom teaching and management. Students learn ways to create a positive, supportive, and respectful learning environment, create and present interesting and meaningful classroom guidance lessons, and effectively address a range of challenges in the prek-12 classroom. Candidates will also discuss and understand diverse learning styles of students in order to utilize interventions to positively impact their achievement.

COED 640  Family Systems  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to assist candidates in the study of family systems and dynamics by critically analyzing counseling theories and techniques. Emphasis is placed on family structure, dynamics, strategies and techniques employed in family counseling and family functioning.

COED 644  Addiction Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course provides a summary of addictions counseling based on practical application of both theory and research. Trends in substance abuse counseling are highlighted through the course. Experiential activities are utilized to further enhance understanding of addictions theory and research.

COED 645  Testing and Assessment in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

In this course is designed to examine individual, and group approaches to formal and informal, counseling testing and assessment techniques used, in the community and schools. The course includes, an examination of the various assessments; use of, collaborative information; clarification of, assessment concepts; tests selection for various, populations; tests administration; results, interpretation; statically relevant measures, and, ethical and legal issues relative to assessment., Throughout the course, interactive exercises, such, as observation, immersive studies, and discussion, exercises are provided to assist in applying the, information and to assist in facilitating the, integration of the material into assessment, administration and interpretation. This course, addresses the growing trends of assessment in the, counseling profession in various setting in, community and within school systems.

COED 650  Diagnosis and Treatment  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an in-depth review of a broad spectrum of psychopathological conditions as defined in the DSM-5. The focus of this review includes the etiology, prevalence & incidence, signs & symptoms, and criteria for differential diagnosis. The emphasis of this review will be on comparing and contrasting different theoretical perspectives on each disorder, and reviewing the empirical literature in support of these theoretical perspectives.

COED 677  Foundations of Career Development & Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course provides candidates with knowledge, skills, and competencies to respond appropriately to the attitudes, behaviors, feelings and thoughts of students implementing the career counseling function. Additionally, candidates will learn how to assist students in acquiring, processing and applying information relative to themselves and the world of work. This course is also designed to assist the candidate in synthesizing theoretical constructs and application of theory in all career development areas.

COED 680  Intro to Counseling Supervision  (3 Credits)  

This course explores supervision and consultation as unique skills and practices for counseling professionals and counselor educators. Candidates develop their understanding of the purposes of clinical, supervision and consultation, theoretical frameworks and models of supervision and consultation, the roles and relationships related to clinical supervision and consultation, and legal, ethical and multicultural issues associated with clinical supervision and consultation.

COED 700  Psychopathology  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide an integrated approach for treatment of psychopathology for helping professionals in counseling and other behavioral health professions. Emphasis is placed on psychopharmacology, prevalent psychotherapies, theories of abnormal behavior, and development in clinical settings.

COED 710C  Counseling Practicum I  (3 Credits)  

The course is designed to provide an orientation, for candidates as they begin supervised work in, the counseling profession. During this initial, practicum experience, the candidates will apply, knowledge and skills learned throughout the, program in working with clients in a supervised, field placement. The candidates are required to, complete 100 clock hours which are to be fulfilled, in an academic term which include a minimum of 80, hours per term of direct contact (counseling), hours with clients and a minimum of 10 hours of, group work. The remaining 20 hours per term, consists of indirect hours accrued performing, other counseling-related duties. Candidates, receive 1 hour of individual supervision by site, and university supervisors weekly and 1-2 hours of, group supervision during the academic term. The, experiences must be approved by the Practicum, Supervisor and Professor.

COED 720  Crisis and Trauma Intervention  (3 Credits)  

This course highlights conceptual and practical ideas of the impact of crises and other trauma-causing events while learning about the operations of an emergency management system within mental health agencies and in the community. Students will explore assessments, interventions, and other applications in crises and trauma situations. The effects of trauma due to crisis and the role of the mental health provider will be discussed.