Description: The course will explore theories of multicultural counseling, issues and trends of a multicultural and diverse society. It will provide foundational knowledge of these topics and theories, and provide skills needed to provide mental health counseling services to diverse populations in a culturally competent manner. Emphasis will be placed on the role of social location, culture, environment, history, race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, age, education, religious and spiritual orientation, and socioeconomic status as factors that greatly impact the lives of clients. Attention will be given to working from various sociopolitical lenses and sociocultural perspectives, as well as the examination of presenting issues unique to particular groups or populations.
Description: The course will explore theories of multicultural counseling, challenges and trends of a multicultural and diverse society. It will provide foundational knowledge of these topics and theories, and provide skills needed to provide mental health counseling services to diverse populations in a variety of contexts.
Description: This course presents the basic theories and concepts used in the study of the human lifespan, including physical, cognitive, personality, and social development from conception through death. Students will examine the cultural nature of human development and relevant socio-emotional processes. Topics will emphasize the understanding of human development from personal, theoretical and professional perspectives.
Description: This course is designed primarily as an in-depth skill development course in counseling technique. It is assumed that students will have previously taken a course in counseling theories and are seeking to refine their skills and make more explicit the theory which drives their counseling behaviors. The course is both experiential and didactic in nature and therefore, students will work with one another to demonstrate techniques utilized in the therapeutic relationship. Readings and class discussion will focus on client dynamics, relationship dynamics and strategies for change. Since you are also being prepared as a counselor educator or supervisor, you will have the opportunity to act as a teaching discussion leader on one of the readings, and as a consultant and supervisor for some of your colleagues in the class. 16/SP:Meeting dates 1/23 2/6,20 3/5 4/2,16,30
Description: This course will introduce students to theory, research, and practice of vocational counseling and assessment ? a prominent sub-discipline within counseling psychology. Students will attain basic competence in providing individual career counseling services such as developing rapport, identifying career-related goals, developing conceptualizations grounded in career-theory, and providing career-related feedback to clients. Students will also attain basic competence in administering and interpreting a variety of vocational assessments (e.g., SII, MBTI, VAP) in addition to assessment report writing, and integration of assessment data into clinical practice. In addition to in class lectures, presentations, and discussions, this course requires students to engage in 6 to 9 hours of face-to-face clinical work with three different pseudo-clients (two to three sessions per pseudo-client).
Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of the most widely used cognitive, aptitude, projective and neuropsychological tools in the assessment of adults. Students will be encouraged to look critically at tests to determine utility and limitations, as well as to become familiar with the process of testing, including gathering background information, test selection, administration, scoring, and interpretation.
Description: This course will provide students with an introduction to the field of trauma, with a focus on assessment and treatment of trauma in therapy. Students will gain an understanding of the therapist role in treating trauma, as well as ways to effectively manage these challenges and maintain self-care. Students will learn about the neurobiological reactions to the experience of trauma while also exploring contextual factors related to the impact of trauma on the individual. The course will provide an overview of best practices in the processes of diagnostic assessment and case conceptualization of individuals who have experienced various kinds of trauma. Finally, this course will provide instruction in the leading approaches to treating trauma as well as their underlying theoretical foundations.
Description: This course is specifically designed to provide students with foundational knowledge regarding issues related to the health and well-being of LGBTQI+ individuals and the implications for their professional practice, skills for assessment and effective intervention, and depth in their awareness of personal beliefs systems and biases which impact their clinical practice with a LGBTQI+ clientele.
Description: This course provides group supervision to students in their mental health internship placement. This format is designed to provide students with experiences in addition to the on-site supervision each student will receive. The class will use a developmental model to focus on counselor growth in competence (skills, techniques), purpose and direction (goal setting, direction in counseling), theoretical identity (application of theory), ethics, respect for individual differences and diversity, and counselor self awareness, sense of personal motivation, and development of appropriate autonomy.