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  • CP-600

    Soc.Cultural Foundation of CP

    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.
  • CP-604

    Theories of Counseling I

    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.
  • CP-608

    Lifespan Development

    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.
  • CP-610

    Prin &Techniques Counseling

    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.
  • CP-612

    Ethical&Legal Issues&Consider

    Understanding of professional roles and functions of mental health counselors, with particular emphasis on legal and ethical standards. Ethical case conceptualization, analysis, and decision making as relates to clinical practice. Knowledge and understand ing of the standards set by the code of ethics of the American Counseling Association and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. Understanding of licensure and regulatory practices. Prerequisite: admission to program
  • CP-614


    Identification and diagnosis and mental health treatment planning for abnormal, deviant, or psychopathological behavior, includes assessments and treatment procedures
  • CP-620


    Examination of childhoo d psychological disorders from a biopsychosocial perspective. The course covers theory, research and controversies related to the nature, etiology and treatment of disorders that begi n in childhood or adolescence. The impact of these disorders on the chil d's development and fami ly functioning are considered. This course presents the guidelines and considerations for the identification, diagnosis and mental health treatment planning for abnormal, deviant, or psychopathological behavior in a dolescents and ch ildren. Students will learn a variety of assessment tools and protocols as well as treatment procedures
  • CP-625


    Expressive therapies and complementary treatment interventions provide counselors with a wide array of group and individual therapy strategies to help in situations in which verbal/talk therapy may be limiting or insufficient. As counselors in training, students will explore the connections and parallels between therapeutic and creative processes. Students will participate in experiential exercises in various expressive modalities and learn how theory and client characteristics inform technique selection. Creative expression can drive or deepen therapeutic change in clients, as well as facilitate insight and growth for the counselor. Students in this course will practice individual and group delivery of a variety of expressive techniques and analyze their use for various populations. NOTE: Online Masters in Counseling Program residency course requirement
  • CP-630

    Clin Rsch Method,Eval,Interp.

    Students in this course will explore the variety of types of social science research and evaluative methodologies and strategies that mental health counselors may encounter. The course will also cover APA format, data analysis, needs assessments, program evaluation, and ethical and legal considerations in conducting research.
  • CP-632

    Group Dynamics&Development

    Theoretical and e xperiential understandings of group development, purpose, dynamics, counseling theories, group counseling methods and skills, as well as leadership styles. Understanding of the dynamics and processes of m ental h ealth (th erapeutic, psychosocial, psycho - educational) groups.
  • CP-638

    Voc Counseling & Assessment

    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).
  • CP-640

    Clinical Assessment & Eval.

    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.
  • CP-642

    Trauma Assessment &Treatment

    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.