729 Counseling for Change (3)
Assesses the issues involved with problem identification, problem solving, change enabling, and accountability in relationship to theoretical approaches to counseling. Examines the systemic issues involved in interpersonal and organizational change. Critically examines the existing research base in relationship to effective change processes in counseling, and marital, couple and family counseling and therapy.
740 Leadership in Counseling & Counselor Education (3)
Examines the theories, research, and processes that influence leadership, pedagogy, scholarship, and consultation. This course fosters the development of specific philosophies, skills, and intervention strategies required to perform effectively in these functions.
758 Advanced Counseling Procedures (3)
Analyzes the latest theories and techniques in counseling. Students are expected to review the literature on specific counseling techniques and identify their efficacy for use with specific counseling populations. Application of techniques to clinical problems is emphasized. Prerequisite: CSL 652 or CSL 686 or equivalent.
761 Advanced Multicultural Issues in Counseling (3)
Examines theories and research for counseling culturally different clients. Exploration of cultural biases in the existing theories and current research is encouraged throughout this experience. Students will actively participate in experiential approaches designed to develop a higher skill base when working with and treating individuals from different socioeconomic/cultural/ethnic and religious backgrounds and those with varying sexual identities. This course is designed to maximize the effectiveness of culturally sensitive counseling approaches and interventions through the identification of differences and similarities of multicultural populations. Prerequisite: CSL 629 or equivalent.
763 Advanced Family Systems Theory (3)
Reviews and critically analyzes contemporary theories and research that impacts the practice of couples and family counseling and therapy. Emphasizes various contemporary approaches to couples therapy ranging from early systemic and modernists approaches to later systemic, integrative and postmodernists approaches. Critically reviews empirical findings on attachment, intimacy, relational conflict or parenting research and related clinical implications for a wide range of therapeutic and psycho educational interventions with couples and families. Prerequisite: CSL 687 or equivalent.
765 Advanced Professional Issues in Counseling (3)
Explores central professional, legal, and ethical issues surrounding contemporary counseling practice. The counselor’s advocacy role is stressed, both in advocacy for clients, i.e., topics of gender, ethnicity, religion, spirituality, and disability; and advocacy for the profession, i.e., including guild issues and utilizing the legislative process to better serve clients. Professional codes of ethics as well as virtue and organizational ethics serve as the foundation for analyzing the complex issues facing counseling professionals. The process of achieving and maintaining CACREP accreditation is considered. Also, the evolving impact of federal, i.e., HHS and HIPAA, and state laws and regulations on counseling practice is explored. Prerequisite: CSL 600 or equivalent.
767 Advanced Counseling Techniques with Families (3)
Addresses the development of advanced level skills and competencies in the practice of family counseling/therapy. Multiple systemic models for practice in a complex, multi-cultural society will be explored. Diverse and emerging contexts for clinical practice will be studied. These contexts include home, school and community-based settings, detention facilities, and health-care settings. Models and techniques from both the modernist and postmodernist traditions will be studied. Prerequisites: CSL 680, CLS 687, CSL 688, CSL 689 or the equivalent with permission from advisor.
768 Advanced Appraisal Techniques (3)
Reviews the process of assessment and effective utilization of assessment data in working with individuals, couples and families in various clinical and human services contexts. Focuses on the relationship between clinical interviewing, formal assessment, case formulation and treatment planning. A wide variety of clinical appraisal methods, e.g., standardized inventories, structured observation, techniques and other self-report measures, are reviewed and critically evaluated. Students are encouraged to apply these assessment methods to a wide variety of individual, couple and family issues, e.g., alcohol/substance abuse, child abuse, custody, pre-marriage, marriage, divorce, mediation, work-family, and health problems. Prerequisite: EDU 621 or equivalent.
784 Counseling Supervision (3)
Discusses the theories and models of counselor supervision. Requires students to develop a theoretically based personal model of counseling supervision. Prerequisites CSL 758 and CSL 767.
786 Practicum in Clinical Supervision (3)
Emphasizes the process of supervising counselor trainees in laboratory and field settings. Stresses the integration of supervision theory and practice. Group supervisory meetings are required weekly. Prerequisites: CSL 784, permission of program advisor.
794 Advanced Counseling Practicum (3)
Provides the opportunity for students to field-test basic concepts and strategies in counseling administration and leadership learned throughout the curriculum. Students are required to supervise other counselors, develop specific counseling interventions, evaluate Counseling Program, and provide leadership in planning and administering Counseling Program. A minimum of 75 hours of field experience is required for each three (3) credits earned. Weekly group and individual meetings with faculty and an on-site supervisor are required. Prerequisites: Appropriate counseling courses, and permission of the program advisor. Dissertation
796 Dissertation Seminar (3)
Assesses researchable questions in counseling with application to family, couples, and marital counseling, resulting in completed intent to submit dissertation proposal form. Prerequisite: Successful completion of coursework and doctoral comprehensive examination.
797 Dissertation (3)
Culminates the research of the doctoral program, methods of inquiry must be appropriate to the problem being investigated. Prerequisite: CSL 796.
798 Seminar in Counseling (3)
Presents the recent developments, issues, and trends in Counseling. Library research is required for preparation of a presentation and/or a written concept paper. Prerequisite: Approval of program advisor.
799 Advanced Counseling Internship (6)
Requires completion of 600 hours of field experience in a counseling setting that provides significant opportunities to do marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy. 300 hours must consist of direct clinical contact with clients. 180 hours must include marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy with the following categories of cases: Unmarried dyads, married couples, separating and divorcing couples, and family groups, including children. Students must receive one hour of clinical supervision for every 15 hours of direct clinical contact. The remaining 300 hours of internship can consist of activities related to the practice of counseling, including case preparation and discussion, supervision, treatment planning and note-writing, treatment team meetings, etc. 30 of the related hours must include professional development activities, such as attendance at the American Counseling Association’s Annual Conference. Students are expected to demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge and skills in the practice of counseling with special attention to the practice of couple, marital, and family counseling/therapy. Prerequisite: CSL 694, CSL 699 or equivalent.
800 Continuous Matriculation (1-3)
Enrollment is required each fall and spring semester after completion of CSL 796 and 797 until the dissertation is successfully defended. Prerequisite: CSL 797.
703 Philosophy of Science and Theory Development (3)
A critical analysis of philosophy of science and epistemology as applicable to theory development in the human science disciplines.
705 Qualitative Methods of Inquiry (3)
A critical analysis of qualitative methods of inquiry for the human sciences to facilitate the understanding of the aims, processes, and outcomes of these methods. Prerequisite: HSE 703.
706 Advanced Qualitative Inquiry (3)
Seminar discussions of qualitative readings to facilitate an advanced understanding of the qualitative perspective in nursing, education, and social work research. This course is specifically designed to assist students in particular methods for research and practice implications. In depth analysis distinguishes this course from first qualitative course. Prerequisite: HSE 705.
707 Quantitative Methods of Inquiry (3)
Examines advanced competencies to conceptualize, design, execute, analyze, report and publish quantitative research that delivers new and useful knowledge. Balances its presentations of research theory and computer-based tools with applications to real world problems. Prerequisite: HSE 703.
708 Advanced Quantitative Inquiry (3)
Builds on principles of measurement, design and sampling presented in HSE 707. Students learn to code, organize, reduce, and analyze quantitative data, and to interpret and report results. Emphasis on a variety of common statistical procedures, the assumptions underlying each, and the criteria for selecting them. Prerequisite: HSE 707.