Course Descriptions

CSL 569 Psychopathology: Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling (3)

Examines the diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology within the counseling relationship. Introduces the most current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders explores the dynamics of psychopathology and identifies the criteria associated with specific mental disorders; and considers the role of psychopharmacology in treatment. Case material and analyses are presented. Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the use of the DSM and conducting diagnostic interviews, including the mental status examination, biopsychosocial history, and treatment planning.

CSL 585 Principles of Guidance (3)

Overviews the structure of guidance programs in various school settings, identifies the administrative and clinical responsibilities of the guidance counselor, addresses specific student concerns and describes specific interventions appropriate for use with children, and overviews peer and parental issues and interventions.

CSL 588 Crisis Intervention (3)

Investigates and analyzes theories and techniques in crisis intervention with particular emphasis on situational and developmental crises.

CSL 589 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3)

Examines the history and philosophy of mental health systems, discusses the relationship between mental health services and other health and human service delivery systems, identifies the types of services offered in such systems, describes the roles and responsibilities of the mental health counselor, discusses the relationship of the mental health counselor to other members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team in applied settings, and overviews specific treatment approaches used in applied settings.

CSL 591 Group Dynamics (3)

Provides an opportunity for face-to-face group experience. Emphasizes the psycho-social approach to group functions and fosters development of personal identity, self and social control.

CSL 600 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling (3)

Examines legal, ethical, and professional standards of practice of mental health, guidance, rehabilitation counseling, and marriage and family counseling/therapy, which includes goals and objectives of related professional organizations, codes of ethics, legal considerations, standards of preparation, state and national certifications, and state licensure. Examines the role identify of counselors and overviews the rights of consumers.

CSL 605 Treatment of Substance Abuse in Counseling (3)

Focuses on substance abuse assessment and treatment issues and practice, especially those relevant to marriage and family therapy, mental health, school, and rehabilitation counseling settings. As this course is intended to prepare the counselor for clinical work in a variety of settings, extensive experiential practice in both assessment and intervention will be included. It will additionally provide an overview of the history, theory, and current research perspectives in the etiology, assessment and treatment of substance abuse, as they related to the role of the professional counselor. Prerequisites: CSL 569 or PSY 594 or permission of instructor.

CSL 610 Human Growth and Development (3)

Discusses life-span theories of development, models of moral, intellectual, and sexual development, normal and abnormal behavior and learning theories; addresses developmental interventions and relates them to the needs of specific client populations.

CSL 612 Child Guidance and Therapy (3)

The course is designed to provide the primary and secondary school counselor with the knowledge and skills he or she requires to work with children. The counselor working in the elementary setting must be able to perform tasks in three areas to be effective: Child Counseling/Therapy, Prevention/Developmental Guidance, and Consultation. Prerequisite: CSL 610.

CSL 629 Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling (3)

Identifies the needs and issues relevant to counseling special populations. This course will explore the influence of gender, age, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and physical and mental disabilities in the counseling relationship. Counseling interventions appropriate for specific populations will be addressed.

CSL 639 Physical and Mental Disabilities (3)

Overviews the physical and mental aspects of specific disabilities and assesses their impact upon the rehabilitation process. Management of the medical, psychiatric, psychological, and social services delivered to clients with specific disabilities is discussed.

CSL 650 Human Sexuality (3)

Examines theories and etiology of human sexuality, sexual development, and sexual role expectations. Particular attention is given to exploration of sexual attitudes, values, and behavior. The biological, psychological, cultural, and social implications of sexuality are discussed.

CSL 652 Individual Counseling Procedures (3)

Presents the major theories and practices in individual counseling. Topics include: case conceptualization; treatment planning; case management; relationship building; problem-solving; and outcome assessment. Emphasis is placed on development of counseling micro skills within the context of the helping relationship.

CSL 653 Career Development and Life Work Planning (3)

Overviews the major theories and skill areas in educational planning, career development, and work motivation. Emphasis is placed on understanding career decision-making, using appropriate information and assessment techniques and applying knowledge and skills to planning and conducting career development activities in appropriate counseling settings. Resume development and job-seeking skills are taught.

CSL 657 Advanced Group Dynamics (3)

Presents concepts, research, and theory relative to the small group process. Students participate in small advanced, face-to-face task groups. Emphasis is placed on developing competencies in self-intervention and growth as well as competence in the processes of small group phenomena such as interpersonal communication, feedback, norms, decision-making, leadership, authority, and membership. Prerequisite: CSL 658 and permission of instructor.

CSL 658 Group Counseling Procedures (3)

Discusses major concepts in group counseling theory and practice. Students develop competence in group counseling relationship development and application of group counseling theory and practice to coordination of group work.

CSL 660 Designing Health, Wellness, and Employee Assistance Programs (3)

Examines the principles of designing, organizing and administering health and wellness programs within organizations. Emphasis will be given to program design, program leadership and activity, and participant evaluation.

CSL 680 Family Counseling and Therapy (3)

Investigates the theories and practices of family therapy. Current models of therapy are studied and applied in practice sessions. Emphasis is placed on the development of a systemic perspective.

CSL 682 Consultation Procedures (3)

Presents the principles and theories of consultation and examines the practices of the counselor as a consultant in schools and related settings. Process models of consultation are discussed.

CSL 683 Industrial Rehabilitation/Risk Management (3)

Examines the principles of disability risk management, basic insurance and legal concepts, and the roles of the risk manager and rehabilitation counselor in risk management. Cooperation between the human resources and rehabilitation professionals in case management, job modification, job placement, and expert testimony is emphasized. Case studies and simulated expert testimony may be required.

CSL 684 Counseling Supervision (3)

Discusses the theories and models of counselor supervision. Requires students to apply knowledge and skills to supervision of counselor trainees. Clinical supervision is offered for practitioners interested in updating their clinical skills and for marriage and family therapy interns and mental health counseling interns who are pursuing their supervised clinical experience for licensure. Prerequisites: CSL 652, 658, 686, 694.

CSL 685 Rehabilitation Issues (3)

Overviews the history and development of rehabilitation counseling, examines the functions of the rehabilitation counselor in a variety of settings, and addresses the current issues and trends in the field.

CSL 686 Counseling Theories and Interventions (3)

Examines various counseling models, associated theories and interventions, and their application to the rapport building, assessment, problem identification, and intervention phases of the counseling process. Students may be required to prepare case studies and to demonstrate selected techniques.

CSL 687 Marital and Family Systems (3)

Explores the systems approach to marital and family counseling and facilitates understanding of marital and family problems from a systems perspective.

CSL 688 Marital and Couples Counseling and Therapy (3)

Examines the theory and techniques associated with marital and conjoint therapies. Case examples are provided.

CSL 689 Issues in Marriages and Family (3)

Identifies the latest trends and issues affecting marital and family systems and discusses their impact upon marriage and family functioning.

CSL 691 Personality Theories (3)

Surveys various cognitive, psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic, existential, and family systems theories of personality development and change. Focuses on critical analysis of theoretical models of personality, development of one's own model of change, and exploration of individual differences in behavior.

CSL 694 Counseling Practicum (3-6)

Requires 200-400 hours of supervised field experience in a setting consistent with a student's area of specialization. Students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned throughout the counselor education program. Individual and group supervisory meetings are required weekly. All core and specialization courses, except CSL 699, must be completed before beginning Practicum. Exceptions need advisor and program director approval.

CSL 698 Seminar in Counseling (3)

Presents the recent developments, issues, and trends in counseling. Library research is required for preparation of a presentation and/or research paper.

CSL 699 Counseling Internship (6)

Requires completion of 600 clock hours of field experience in a community health and/or human services organizations, marriage and family settings, or in a primary or secondary school. Specific emphasis is placed on direct contact with consumers of counseling services. Weekly meetings with faculty and field supervisors are required. Case conceptualizations, counseling skills and techniques, and service delivery systems are discussed in weekly group sessions. Prerequisites: All core and area of specialization courses. Exceptions require advisor and program director approval. Attainment of a minimum grade of "B" or higher in CSL 694 is a prerequisite of CSL 699.

EDR 601 Methodology of Research (3)

Explores major research designs and methods emphasizing underlying assumptions, inquiry aims, participant selection, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and reporting.

CSL 621 Psychological Measurement (3)

Examines the theory, administration, scoring, and interpretation of standardized intelligence, interest, personality, psychomotor, and aptitude testing. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in the administration and interpretation of a broad range of assessment tools, as well as the ability to integrate and present this information appropriately. Prerequisite: EDR 601.