25 courses:
  • CP-600

    Soc.Cultural Foundation of CP

    The course will explore theories of culturally relevant counseling and examine 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

    This course is one of a two-part series. The goals of this course are to: familiarize students with the prevalent counseling theories and psychotherapy research, how these models compare, overlap and contrast from one another, and how these therapeutic models appear congruent (or incongruent) with students' own beliefs and models of therapy. Theories of Counseling I will focus more on psychodynamic, attachment, person-centered, existential, experiential and classic behavioral theories, but both courses will provide foundations of formulation, conceptualization, integration and application of theory to client cases. This course will require students to conduct a critical analysis of both the tenets and techniques of these theoretical models, as well as their own philosophies regarding theories of therapeutic change and cure.
  • CP-605

    Theories of Counseling II

    This course is one of a two-part series. It will explore theories of culturally relevant counseling and the challenges and trends of a multicultural and diverse society. Theories of Counseling II will focus more on classic and specialized cognitive, feminist, cultural, acceptance commitment, mindfulness, positive psychology and integrative theories, but both courses will provide foundations of formulation, conceptualization, integration and application of theory to client cases. This course will require students to conduct a critical analysis of both the tenets and techniques of these theoretical models, as well as their own philosophies regarding theories of therapeutic change and cure. Students will develop a personal theory of counseling, a unique style of counseling, effective techniques of counseling, and enhanced understanding of culturally-sensitive practice.
  • CP-608

    Lifespan Development

    This course will provide a developmental lens, using major theories of physical, cognitive, affective and social development from conception through death, to inform mental health assessment and treatment. 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, in which students practice counseling micro-skills and application of theoretical techniques. Through extensive use of role-play and experiential exercises, students will work with one another to demonstrate techniques utilized in the therapeutic relationship as an effective Mental Health Counselor. Students will have the opportunity to act as a counselor in role-play activities, as well as a consultant and supervisor for fellow students. NOTE: Designated Practicum Course for Rhode Island residents.
  • 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

    Psychopathology

    This course will provide students with practice in the identification, diagnosis and mental health treatment planning for common mental health concerns, abnormal, deviant, or psychopathological behavior. Students will learn a variety of assessment tools and protocols for differential diagnosis as well as treatment procedures.
  • CP-620

    Child&Adol.PsychopathologyThr

    Examination of childhood psychological disorders from a biopsychosocial perspective. The course covers theory, research and controversies related to the nature, etiology and treatment of disorders that begin in childhood or adolescence. The impact of these disorders on the child's development and family functioning are considered. This course presents the guidelines and considerations for the identification, diagnosis and mental health treatment planning for common mental health concerns, abnormal, deviant, or psychopathological behavior in adolescents and children. Students will learn a variety of assessment tools and protocols for differential diagnosis as well as treatment procedures.
  • CP-625

    Exp.Therapies&Comp.Treatments

    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. 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. NOTE: Designated Practicum Course for Rhode Island residents.
  • 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

    This course provides students with theoretical and experiential understandings of group development, purpose, dynamics, counseling theories, group counseling methods and skills, as well as leadership styles. Students will analyze the dynamics and practice the processes of Mental Health (therapeutic, psychosocial, psycho-educational) groups. NOTE: Designated Practicum Course for Rhode Island residents.
  • 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 role-play consultation work with pseudo-clients.
  • 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 including the assessment of risk and crisis intervention strategies.