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 586 Students Services Personnel with the Public Schools (3)
This course focuses on the theoretical, scientific, and practical issues in professional School Counseling and School Psychology, and their development within the framework of the American public school systems. The impact of the development of the profession, of national organizations and accreditation, and ethical and legal guidelines of the professions will be examined. The structure of guidance programs and psychological services within various school settings, with particular attention to the context of a multicultural urban educational setting will be reviewed. The role of prevention/mental health programs within the American public school will be explored.
CSL 588 Crisis Intervention (3)
Investigates and analyzes theories and techniques in crisis intervention with particular emphasis on situational and developmental crises.
CSL 589 Foundations of 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 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 and Adolescent Counseling (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 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.
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 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 680 Family Counseling(3)
Investigates the theories and practices of family counseling. Current models of family counseling 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 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 690 Couples Counseling In The Context Of The Family Life Cycle
Couples Counseling in the context of Marital and Family Issues examines the theory and techniques associated with marital and conjoint counseling from a family lifecycle perspective, and the life stage and developmental challenges that families face. Case examples are provided.
CSL 693 Internship in School Counseling
This course, CSL 693- Counseling Internship- School Counseling, requires the completion of 600 clock hours of field experience 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 conceptualization, counseling skills and techniques, and service delivery systems are discussed in weekly group sessions. Prerequisites: CSL 694.
CSL 694 Counseling Practicum
CSL 694 COUNSELING PRACTICUM (4 crs.) requires 300 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. Prerequisites: Students must complete all didactic coursework prior to beginning practicum. Three credit hours will be allowed with the permission from the academic advisor in consultation with the practicum and internship coordinator. None of the core courses will be allowed in this exception. Any other arrangements will be allowed at the discretion of the academic advisor in consultation with the practicum and internship coordinator.
CSL 695 Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
This course, CSL 695- Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship, requires the completion of 600 clock hours of field experience in community mental health organizations, human service organizations, and hospital behavioral medicine units. Specific emphasis is placed on direct contact with consumers of counseling services. Weekly meetings with faculty and field supervisors are required. Case conceptualization, counseling skills and techniques, and service delivery systems are discussed in weekly group sessions. Prerequisites: CSL 694.
CSL 696 Internship in Couple, Marriage, and Family Counseling
This course, CSL 696 Couple, Marriage, and Family Counseling Internship, requires the completion of 600 clock hours of field experience in a marriage and family counseling setting. Specific emphasis is placed on direct contact with consumers of counseling services. Weekly meetings with faculty and field supervisors are required. Case conceptualization, counseling skills and techniques, and service delivery systems are discussed in weekly group sessions. Prerequisites: CSL 694.
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.