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COUNSELING

See Counseling/Human Development.

6100 Special Topics (arr.) Staff
  Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit.
6101 Research and Independent Study (1 to 3) Staff
  Individual research under guidance of a staff member. Program and conferences arranged with an instructor.
6103-4 Thesis Research (3-3) Staff
6130 Vocational Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities (3) Leconte
  Same as SpEd 6230.
6151 Professional and Ethical Orientation to Counseling (3) Garcia and Staff
  The roles and functions of a professional counselor and the ethical standards that govern the profession.
6153 Counseling Interview Skills (3) Cho Kim, Hergenrather, Heddesheimer, Dedmond
  Acquisition of counseling skills common to all theories through lectures, demonstrations by faculty, role playing, and videotaping. Prerequisite or concurrent registration: Cnsl 6151 (for counseling majors); permission of instructor is required for others. Material fee.
6154 Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3) Schwallie-Giddis, Beveridge, Marotta, and Staff
  An introduction to basic counseling and psychotherapeutic theories and associated techniques. Prerequisite or concurrent registration: Cnsl 6151 (for counseling majors); permission of instructor is required for others.
6155 Career Counseling (3) Schwallie-Giddis, Dedmond, Beveridge
  A consideration of theory, practice, and the body of information related to career counseling, choice, and development over the life span. Prerequisite: Cnsl 6153, Educ 6114 for counseling majors; permission of instructor is required for others. Material fee.
6157 Individual Assessment in Counseling (3) Hergenrather
  Detailed study of individual analysis and appraisal techniques. Development of systematic case study. Prerequisite: Cnsl 6153, Educ 6114 for counseling majors; permission of instructor is required for others. Material fee.
6159 Psychosocial Adaptation (3) Hoare
  Mental health problems; emphasis on needs of counselors, teachers, and others working with children, adolescents, and adults.
6161 Group Counseling (3) Steen
  Principles of group dynamics as related to interaction within groups. Techniques and practice in group counseling. Prerequisite or concurrent registration: Cnsl 6151 (for counseling majors); permission of instructor is required for others.
6163 Social and Cultural Dimensions of Counseling (3) Garcia
  Basic sociocultural concepts in counseling theory and how they apply to the practice of the counseling profession. Prerequisite or concurrent registration: Cnsl 6153 (for counseling majors); permission of instructor is required for others.
6164 Values, Spiritual, and Religious Issues in Counseling (3) Staff
  The theoretical and practical intersection of counseling, psychotherapy, and mental health considerations with religion and spirituality. The clinically effective and ethically responsible integration of religion and spirituality into counseling. Prerequisite or concurrent registration: Cnsl 6151 (for counseling majors); permission of instructor is required for others.
6169 Substance Abuse Counseling (3) Hergenrather and Staff
  Individual, group, family, and self-help counseling applied to substance abusers. Prerequisite or concurrent registration: Cnsl 6153 (for counseling majors); permission of instructor is required for others.
6170 Grief and Loss (3) Tschudi
  Exploration and discussion of grief and loss from theoretical, practical, cross-cultural, and personal perspectives; implications for counselors within a multidisciplinary environment.
6171 Family Counseling (3) Marotta
  The family as a system: how it affects the client and how the client affects it. Didactic presentations, role playing, and work with simulated families. Prerequisite or concurrent registration: Cnsl 6153 (for counseling majors); permission of instructor is required for others.
6172 Human Sexuality for Counselors (3) Hoare, Marotta
  Issues of sexuality as related to counseling in contemporary society. Prerequisite or concurrent registration: Cnsl 6153 (for counseling majors); permission of instructor is required for others.
6173 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (3) Staff
  For counselors and mental health practitioners. Symptoms and treatment of various mental disorders. The process of making psychiatric diagnoses. A variety of treatment strategies are covered, along with their application to various disorders. Prerequisite: Cnsl 6153.
6175 Living and Dying: A Counseling Perspective (3) Tschudi
  Survey of fundamental psychosocial issues surrounding grief, loss, and life-threatening illness. Topics include AIDS, suicide, multiple loss, caregiver's grief, spirituality, and cross-cultural issues.
6177 Spirituality and Loss (3) Staff
  Simulated practicum to develop skills in working with clients who have a life-threatening illness or who are actively dying.
6179 Children and Loss (3) Staff
  The process of grief, loss, and death as experienced by children and adolescents from theoretical, moral, spiritual, and developmental perspectives. Development of effective and sensitive skills and competencies to meet the needs of children and their families as they face life-challenging transitions.
6185 Internship in Counseling (3) Cho Kim, Hergenrather, Megivern, Marotta, Steen, McGuire-Kuletz, Dedmond
  Part of a two-semester clinical experience for degree and certificate candidates in counseling. Includes 100 hours of supervised practicum in a counseling setting. Material fee.
6186 Advanced Internship in Counseling (3 to 6) Cho Kim, Hergenrather, Megivern, Marotta, Steen, McGuire-Kuletz, Dedmond
  Part of a two-semester clinical experience for degree and certificate candidates in counseling. Material fee. Prerequisite: Cnsl 6185.
6188 Systems in Career Counseling Development (3) Schwallie-Giddis and Staff
  The complex role of systems in career counseling and development. Class and work experience in the areas of career assessment, computerized career planning, and the design and evaluation of career counseling systems.
6189 Career Development and the Contemporary Workforce (3) Schwallie-Giddis and Staff
  Through case studies, simulations, and group work, the demographics and challenges of the workforce in the United States are examined. The knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to respond to current trends and projected changes in the global workforce.
6190 Advanced Career Counseling (3) Dedmond, Schwallie-Giddis, and Staff
  Expansion of career development theory, concepts, and practice: the helping relationship, delivery systems, current market and economic information, and available resources. Prerequisite: Cnsl 6155 (for counseling majors); permission of instructor is required for others. Material fee.
6268 Foundations/Practicum: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3) Marotta, Cho Kim
  Description of community counseling settings, problems clients present, and a consideration of appropriate intervention strategies.
6376 Foundations/Practicum: Rehabilitation and Case Management (3) Beveridge, McGuire-Kuletz
  Survey of history, philosophy, basic principles, legislation, roles, and services.
6378 Disability Management and Psychosocial Rehabilitation (3) Hergenrather, Beveridge, and Staff
  Disability management services; psychosocial aspects of disability; rehabilitation services for persons with psychiatric disabilities.
6380 Job Placement and Supported Employment (3) Beveridge, McGuire- Kuletz
  Job development and modification: placement of persons with disabilities.
6381 Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities (3) Hergenrather, Beveridge
  Chronic and traumatic disorders with rehabilitation and psychosocial implications.
6395 Foundations of Forensic Rehabilitation Counseling I (3) Beveridge
  Overview of the roles and functions of professionals who provide forensic rehabilitation services in matters of litigation. Vocational assessments, labor market issues, transferable skills analysis, job analyses. Instruments utilized in forensic rehabilitation.
6396 Foundations of Forensic Rehabilitation Counseling II (3) Beveridge
  Workers' compensation, personal injury, medical/professional malpractice, catastrophic injury, loss of earnings capacity, and life care planning. Ethical standards, practices, federal court rules, and common situations found in the litigation process.
6397 Law and Rehabilitation Counseling (3) Beveridge and Staff
  Overview of law and court procedures for forensic rehabilitation professionals. Qualification of forensic experts, roles and functions of expert witnesses, discovery, work product, hearsay, direct and cross-examination, admissibility of evidence, and opinions in state and federal venues.
6398 Psychopharmacology (3) Beveridge
  Overview of psychotropic medications that treat various psychological disorders; development of competencies related to psychopharmacology. Review of treatment methods, applicable diagnoses and disorders, common psychiatric methods, medication monitoring, and safety/ethical issues.
6466 Foundations of School Counseling K-12 (3) Schwallie-Giddis, Dedmond, Steen
  Study of the environmental and specialty elements for school counseling, with special attention to the principles and practices of school counseling.  
8100 Special Topics (arr.) Staff
  Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit.
8244 Advanced Group Counseling (3) Steen
  A post-master's course on interpersonal process groups, with didactic, experiential, and supervisory components. Prerequisite: Cnsl 6161 or equivalent; permission of instructor is required.
8252 Organization and Administration of Counseling Services (3) Marotta, Schwallie-Giddis
  Theory and practice of consultation and administration, with focus on school, community, and rehabilitation settings. Research issues. Admission by permission of instructor.
8253 Work, Identity, and Adult Development (3) Hoare
  Same as HDev 8253/HOL 8742.
8257 Doctoral Practicum in Counseling (3) Marotta, Cho Kim
  Experiential learning of advanced counseling and counseling-related competencies through direct, supervised participation in group work, research, teaching, and/or consultation. Admission by permission of instructor.
8258 Advanced Theories of Counseling (3) Garcia, Hergenrather
  Current research on counseling and psychotherapy process and outcome; critical analysis of theory with applications for practice and research. For Ed.S. and Ph.D. degree candidates in the field of counseling. Admission by permission of instructor.
8259-60 Doctoral Internship in Counseling and Counselor Supervision (3-3) Marotta, Cho Kim
8961 Seminar: Counseling (arr.) Staff
8998 Predissertation Seminar (3 to 6) Staff
8999 Dissertation Research (3 or 6) Staff
  Prerequisite: Cnsl 8998/Educ 8998.
 

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