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COUNSELOR EDUCATION (CED)
 
CED 560 Diagnostic and Treatment Planning 3 cr
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is used to develop a basic understanding of mental disorders. Students learn to utilize the DSM classification system to identify counseling techniques and develop counseling plans. Prerequisite: Grade of "B" or above in CED 571 and EPY 555.
 
CED 561 Marriage and Family Counseling 3 cr
The theories, principles, and techniques of counseling couples and families are examined. Other topics include: ethical and multicultural issues, assessment, and current research in marriage and family counseling.
 
CED 562 Addictions Counseling 3 cr
This course provides an overview of research and theory in regards to the etiology, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders, e.g. alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, etc. The course will review theoretical and evidence-based models of counseling for addictive disorders as well as considerations for treating addictive disorders among various special populations and with culturally diverse clients.
 
CED 563 Divorce Mediation 3 cr
This course will introduce students to the techniques of divorce mediation. Legal, ethical and psychological issues in the divorce mediation process will be examined with special emphasis on the neutral role of the mediator explored.
 
CED 564 Gerontological Counseling 3 cr
Emphasis is on a basic knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of counseling elderly individuals, couples, and their families. Includes such topics as: assessment, ethical and cultural issues, model programs, and current research in gerontological counseling.
CED 565 Foundations of School Counseling 3 cr
Provides an overview of the history, philosophical foundations and professional duty of professional school counseling. Review of historical and contextual forces that shaped the evolution of professional school counselors' roles and functions within schools. Special emphasis will be placed on current trends and best practices as identified by ASCA and current literature.
CED 566 Multicultural Counseling 3 cr
Includes a study of historical and current theories and issues in multicultural counseling, provides an understanding of societal trends and changes, and demonstrates strategies/techniques for cross-cultural counseling techniques through class exercises, case studies, and demonstrations. Reflective experiences are used to allow for the development of cultural self-knowledge.
 
CED 567 Couples Counseling and Human Sexuality 3 cr
This course will provide an overview of various theoretical approaches and related research findings for couples counseling. The course will also provide an overview of current theory and research in human sexuality, including sexual development, sexual well being/wellness, sexual orientation and sexual dysfunction and disorders. The course will apply particular focus to sexuality issues as they are an aspect of individual and couples counseling work.
 
CED 568 Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3 cr
This course examines community mental health counseling and includes a survey of its organizational, fiscal, and legal dimensions; of community needs assessment, program delivery, advocacy, funding, and intervention; of the principles of consultation, education and outreach; of client and community characteristics; and of the various practice settings and roles.
 
CED 569 Child, Adolescent and Family Counseling 3 cr
This course provides an overview of current theoretical perspective and evidence-based intervention paradigms regarding psychological, behavioral, cultural and social context/environmental problems commonly occurring during childhood problems at various levels of social ecology: individual, cultural, academic, familial, community and societal.
 
CED 571 Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3 cr
This course is an introduction to the historical and philosophical foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as the various contemporary professional and clinical practice issues facing this counseling specialty. The goal of the course is to foster a working knowledge for students of these issues and to teach students to skillfully apply public policy (mental health, financial, and regulatory) to the task of refining or improving delivery of mental health services.
 
CED 572 Principles and Theories of Counseling 3 cr
Includes a study of various theories, principles, and techniques in counseling. Opportunity is provided for the implementation of counseling techniques through the study of case studies and transcripts.
 
CED 573
Educational and Occupational Information Systems, Materials and Resources
3 cr
The study of educational, vocational, psychological, and individual resources needed to make employment decisions. Emphasis is on the collection and evaluation of information, procedures and strategies for researching employment opportunities, and the management of information services.
 
CED 574 Group Counseling Theory and Process 3 cr
Includes both the theory and practice of group counseling, counseling with clients of diverse backgrounds, and selecting group work suitable to multicultural needs. Emphasis is on the developmental level and background of clients with whom the counselor expects to work.
 
CED 576 Supervised Practicum in Counseling 3 cr
This course requires the student to demonstrate the appropriate use of a variety of counseling skills and techniques. Audio and video tapes of individual counseling sessions are critiqued in class by the instructor. Pre-requisites: Grade of "B" or above in CED 571 or CED 565, CED 566, CED 572, CED 574, CED 584, and CED 586. Counseling majors only.
 
CED 578 Supervised Practicum in Group Counseling 3 cr
Supervised practice is provided in group counseling and other group work experience appropriate for a counselor. Practicum experience is offered in the educational setting in which the student plans to work. Pre-requisite: Special permission of the instructor.
 
CED 579 Social and Psychological Aspects of Disability 3 cr
The theory, research, and practices in related disciplines which contribute to an understanding of human disability. Field work and case studies serve as integrating activities.
 
CED 580 Student Personnel Services 3 cr
Included is a survey of historical developments and current practices in student personnel services in post-high school educational institutions. The organization, administration, and functions of the various services are stressed.
 
CED 582 Data Driven School Counseling 3 cr
Provides an overview of how school counselors can access, interpret and use achievement data, demographic data, school process data and perception data to inform school counseling programmatic decisions. Assessment of systemic data, using data to guide program development, formative and summative evaluation methods, and strategies for dissemination of data are reviewed.
 
CED 584 Seminar in Ethical and Legal Issues In
Counseling
3 cr
Ethical standards of the profession and current legal issues will be examined in the context of case studies and current literature. Critical analysis by each student of legal and ethical issues faced by counselors and psychometrists will be stressed.
 
CED 586 Counseling Skills and Processes 3 cr
Emphasis is placed on the counseling procedures involved in developing and maintaining the therapeutic relationship. Students are required to model basic skills of counseling using videotaped incidents and observations for feedback on skill development. Pre-requisite: Grade "B" or above in CED 584 or may take concurrently. Counseling majors only.
 
CED 587 Behavioral Counseling 3 cr
Study and practice in Cognitive/Behavioral theories of counseling. Includes skills and techniques, concepts and principles, and treatment plans from the cognitive/behavioral model.
 
CED 588 Development, Assessment,
and Intervention
3 cr
Emphasis is placed on a basic knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of career counseling used for a wide range of ages. Other topics include: model career development programs, assessment, population and age diversity, individual characteristics, placement and current research. Pre-requisite: Counseling and Psychometry majors only.
 
CED 590 Special Topics 3 cr
Guided supervision in the completion of learning tasks in counselor education such as program design and revision, study of a significant topic, theory, model, and supervision of selected learning activities to acquire specific counseling and testing skills.
     
CED 591 Advocacy, Collaboration, and Consultation 3 cr
The primary purpose of the course is to expose students to models of advocacy, collaboration, and consultation that are useful in school and clinical mental health counseling. Students will learn the theoretical foundations of advocacy, collaboration, and consultation; learn current models of each of the three skills, practice and work toward development of basic mastery of the use advocacy, collaboration, and consultation skills, and identify how they can put such skills to use in professional settings in order to promote social justice and equity for their clients.
 
CED 592 Crisis and Trauma Counseling 3 cr
Students will gain knowledge of research-information theoretical models of etiology and development of problems such as suicidality and other forms of mental health crisis, as well as grief, trauma, and disaster-related mental health symptoms. Students will also gain knowledge of evidence-based models of counseling and intervention in these areas such as comprehensive risk assessment strategies, psychological first aid and systems of mental health crisis management. Pre-requisite: "B" or above in CED 571, 572 and 584. CED 584 may be taken concurrently.
 
CED 594 Directed Study and Research 1-3 cr
Students explore through directed study problems and issues of special interest or significance in Counselor Education. Not more than three semester hours of any departmental 594 courses can be accepted toward a degree program.
 
CED 595 Internship: School Counseling 3, 6, 9 cr
The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which a counselor eventually will be employed. The internship provides the student with an opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned during the graduate program. Not more than 12 hours may be taken. Pre-requisites: Special permission of the instructor, and grade of "B" or above in CED 586 and CED 576 and successful completion of the Praxis II Subject Test.
 
CED 596 Internship: School Psychometry 3, 6, 9 cr
The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which a school psychometrist eventually will be employed. The internship provides the student with an opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned during the graduate program. Not more than 12 hours may be taken. Pre-requisites: Special permission of the instructor, and grade of "B" or above in EPY 556, EPY 558, and CED 583.
 
CED 597 Internship: Clinical Mental Health 3, 6, 9 cr
The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which a community counselor eventually will be employed. The internship provides the student with an opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned during the graduate program. Not more than 12 hours may be taken. Pre-requisites: Special permission of the instructor, and grade of "B" or above in CED 586 and CED 576.
 
CED 598 Internship: Rehabilitation Counseling 3, 6, 9 cr
The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which a rehabilitation counselor eventually will be employed. The internship provides the student with an opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned during the graduate program. Not more than 12 hours may be taken. Pre-requisites: Special permission of the instructor, and grade of "B" or above in CED 586 and CED 576.
 
CED 599 Thesis 1-9 cr
A student selects a project, study, or investigation which is related to an area of specialization in Counselor Education. The project forms a basis for the thesis. A thesis committee will provide direction during the writing of the thesis.
 
CED 672 Advanced Counseling Theory and Practice 3 cr
An advanced study of counseling theories and strategies as they apply to practical situations and special populations. Pre-requisite: CED 572.
 
CED 674 Advanced Theory and Practice in
Group Counseling
3 cr
This course provides the student with advanced skills and knowledge designed to facilitate working with groups. The course emphasizes group theory, research, and participation in group dynamics. Pre-requisite: CED 574.
 
CED 676 Advanced Practicum in Counseling 3 cr
Supervised field experience in appropriate settings. Required weekly seminar. Pre-requisites: Special permission of the instructor and CED 576.
 
CED 678 Negotiation Training 3 cr
This course focuses on the development of negotiation, conflict resolution, and communication skills needed to be effective in resolving a variety of problems. Students will have an opportunity to research and practice the skills in the negotiation process by applying communication and conflict resolution techniques in simulated and real situations.
 
CED 690 Special Topics 3 cr
Guided supervision in the completion of learning tasks in counselor education such as program design and revision, study of a significant topic, theory, model, and supervision of selected learning activities to acquire specific counseling and testing skills.
 
CED 694 Directed Study and Research 1-3 cr
Students explore through directed study problems and issues of special interest or significance in Counselor Education. Not more than three semester hours of any departmental 694 courses can be accepted toward a degree program.
 
CED 699 Research Project 3-9 cr
A supervised field project, study, or investigation in the Counselor Specialist Program, serving as the culminating experience in the program. Applying concepts and skills learned during the sixth-year program, the student will conduct an investigation and prepare a field project report in standard form. Pre-requisites: CED 576 and special permission of the instructor.
 
 

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