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Courses Offered

EDF 5481: Foundations of Educational Research (3). Competencies required for the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational research, including problem formulation and analysis; sample selection; instrument selection; formulation of research design and procedure; and data analysis.

EDF 6211: Psychological Foundations of Education (3).  An intermediate course designed to apply theories and principles of learning and development to teaching and student learning in career areas related to education.  Challenges of diversity and teacher effectiveness are emphasized.

EDP 6277: Human Development: Across the Life Span (3). Advanced survey of life span human development. Demographic, physiological, sociological and psychological factors contributing to optimal functioning from infancy through adulthood and aging. Applications to counseling and education.

MHS 5350: Educational and Vocational Counseling (3). Concepts and skills pertaining to vocational development, information systems, career education programs, educational-vocational counseling, and socio-psychological influences on career development. Prerequisites: MHS 5400.

MHS 5400: Counseling Skills and Techniques (3). Major theoretical concepts in counseling, competencies in relationship building, interviewing, role-playing, simulation, and micro counseling.

MHS 6200: Measurement and Appraisal in Counseling (3). Concepts and skills related to the use of tests and other appraisal procedures in counseling. Particular emphasis on career and vocational choice processes. Laboratory experiences included. Prerequisites: EDF 5481.

MHS 6411: Counseling and Consultation in Community Settings (3). Extended laboratory experiences stressing the development of behavioral/cognitive intervention skills in short-term counseling and consultation. Prerequisites: MHS 5400.

MHS 6427: Adult Psychopathology (3). The study of the causes, treatment, and diagnosis of emotional and behavioral disturbances in adults will be examined in this course. Prerequisites: MHS 5400.

MHS 6428: Cross Cultural Counseling (3). Concepts and skills involved in counseling clients with backgrounds different from the majority culture. Prerequisites: MHS 5400.  

MHS 6450: Substance Abuse Counseling (3). This course will educate mental health practitioners in understanding substances and techniques in counseling those who abuse them. Prerequisites: MHS 5400.

MHS 6470: Human Sexuality Counseling (3). Counseling issues, strategies, and resources in human sexuality relative to mental health professionals. Prerequisites: MHS 5400.

MHS 6511: Group Counseling (3). Exploration of roles and function of group counseling in meeting client needs in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: MHS 5400. Co-requisite: MHS 6511L.

MHS 6700: Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling (3). Competencies in regard to the development of major role and service models and the application of budgeting systems, legal, and ethical standards in psycho-educational settings.

MHS 6020: Foundations of Mental Health (3). This course provides an examination of the significant events in the history of mental health care that has contributed to the development of the specialty within the counseling profession. Prerequisite: MHS 5400.

MHS 6800: Advanced Practicum in Counseling (3). Advanced competencies in counseling and consultation. Prerequisites: Course work completion.

MHS 6802: Personality Theories (3). A survey of the various cognitive, psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic, existential and family systems theory of personality development of change are examined.

MHS 6820: Supervised Field Experience in Counseling (9). Demonstration of the full range of competencies learned throughout the program in counseling. Internship placements include a variety of field settings. Prerequisites: MHS 6800 and course work completion.

RCS 6031: Rehabilitation Counseling: Principles and Practices (3). An orientation to the rehabilitation process, including a survey of the history, principles, philosophy, and legal aspects of rehabilitation counseling and related fields.

RCS 6080:  Medical Aspects of Disability (3).  Medical etiology and remediation of disability.  Includes genetic, biochemical, nutritional, and physical agents in mental retardation, learning disability, and emotional handicaps.  Prerequisite:  EEX 3202 or equivalent.

RCS 6245Psychological/Sociological Aspects of Disability (3). Psychological/sociological aspects of disability in relation to socio/political forces, attitudes, and behaviors that impede or facilitate the options of individuals with disabilities in schools and communities.

RCS 6625: Service Delivery and Case Management in Rehabilitation (3). Evaluation of disability and rehabilitation potential in the context of service delivery and case management in the vocational rehabilitation process.

RCS 6801: Advanced Practicum in Counseling (3). Advanced competencies in counseling and consultation. Prerequisites: Course work completion.

RCS 6821: Supervised Field Experience in Counseling (9). Demonstration of the full range of competencies learned throughout the program in counseling. Internship placements include a variety of field settings. Prerequisites: RCS 6801 and course work completion.

SDS 5420: Counseling Students with Exceptionalities (3). An overview of the academic, personal, social and career needs of students with physical and emotional disabilities and counseling implications and strategies for working with special education students in school settings.

SDS 5460: Crisis Counseling and Interventions (3). Prevention and intervention strategies in crisis situations including child abuse and neglect, suicide, substance abuse, AIDS, and personal loss. Prerequisite: MHS 5400.

SDS 6411: Counseling Children and Adolescents (3). Theory and application of counseling elementary age children and adolescents including family issues and interventions, legal and ethical considerations and counseling at-risk and exceptional children. Pre-requisite, MHS 5400.

SDS 6700: Organization and Administration of School Counseling (3). Components, elements and interventions of comprehensive, developmental school guidance program models. Emphasis on organization, administration, and evaluation of system, components, and services.
 
SDS 6800: Advanced Practicum in Counseling (3). Advanced competencies in counseling and consultation. Prerequisites: Course work completion.
SDS 6820: Supervised Field Experience in Counseling (9). Demonstration of the full range of competencies learned throughout the program in counseling. Internship placements include a variety of field settings. Prerequisites: SDS 6800 and course work completion.
SPS 6199: Family-School Consultation and Collaboration (3). Designed to develop essential communicative/interactive interpersonal skills, as well as collaborative problem-solving skills, in special education, counseling, and school psychology graduate students. Corequisite: Graduate standing.