Mental Health Course Descriptions
Educational Psychology and Counseling (EDPC)
5170 Special Topics in Educational Psychology and Counseling (1-0)
Selected topics for graduate students, teachers, school counselors, and agency counselors in special areas. May be repeated when topic varies.
5310 Applied Research Design for Educators (3-0)
5317 Human Growth and Development (3-0)
Descriptive analysis of basic theories, patterns, and stages of human physical, social, emotional, moral, intellectual, cognitive, and
5320 Lifestyle and Career Development (3-0)
An overview of the various theories of career counseling. Emphasis on incorporating an understanding of the goals accomplished by career, vocational, and occupational counseling. The connection between career choice and
5322 Mental Health Counseling (3-0)
Professional orientation of services and issues related to mental health counseling, including the organization and administration of public and private and counseling programs.
5324 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling (3-0)
A study of ethical, legal and professional issues for counselors in public schools and community agencies. Potential ethical and legal dilemmas are studied to assist students in developing ethical decision-making skills as part of professional practice.
5333 Crisis Counseling (3-0)
This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to effectively intervene and assist children, adults, and families during times of crisis. This history and development of crisis intervention in schools and community settings will be examined and will acquaint students with major theories of crisis intervention.
5335 Principles of Appraisal and Assessment (3-0)
Principles of educational and psychological testing including purposes, methods, and procedures. An emphasis will be placed on analysis, evaluation, and administration of various educational and psychological instruments. Prerequisites: EDPC 5317, EDPC 5341, EDPC 5345, and EDPC 5346 each with a grade of “B” or better.
5337 Supervision (3-0)
An examination of various approaches and methods in counselor supervision. Emphasis will be placed on the appropriate use of supervision skills, legal and ethical issues, and the supervisor/supervisee relationship. Experience in supervision will be provided. Prerequisites: EDPC 5369 or EDPC 5371 with a grade of "B" or better.
5338 Group Counseling (3-0)
Description of the history, principles, theories, and techniques of group counseling. Emphasis on the open communication process, curative factors, stages of group development, and the role of therapeutic leadership, to include techniques, skills, and styles unique to the group process. Participation in a small group experience is an ungraded requirement for successful course completion. Prerequisites: EDPC 5317 with a grade of “B” or better. EDPC 5339 with a grade of “B” or better.
5339 Techniques of Counseling (3-0)
Focus on the development and effective use of skills and techniques basic to the process of individual counseling as derived from the major theories of counseling. Prerequisites: EDPC 5341 with a grade “B” or better. Successful completion of 12 hours in the program or instructor approval.
5341 Theories of Counseling (3-0)
Study and analysis of the major affective, cognitive, and behavioral theories and therapeutic approaches to individual counseling. Emphasis on historical perspectives and practical application.
5345 Abnormal Human Behavior (3-0)
A study of the development of abnormal human behavior patterns and characteristics to include the major mental and personality disorders with emphasis on the symptomatology and/or life circumstances and events described in the various diagnostic categories.
5346 Counseling Multicultural and Diverse Populations (3-0)
A study of societal changes and trends, human roles, societal subgroups, social mores and interactions, and differing lifestyles. Focuses on socio-cultural characteristics and concerns of subgroups and the application to multicultural counseling.
5347 Addictions Counseling (3-0)
Treatment settings, effective interventions used with chemically dependent clients, and comorbidity issues (the interface between addiction and psychopathology) will be discussed. Substance use as relating to issues of diversity will be examined. Other addictions (gambling, sex, anorexia/bulimia, etc.) will also be studied. Prerequisites: EDPC 5341 with a grade of "B" or better and EDPC 5345.
5349 Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (3-0)
Examines the foundations of the major assumptions and theories underlying current, leading cognitive and behavioral therapies. Major theorist and their models are explored. Techniques associated with the theories and their clinical applications to common mental health issues are presented. Prerequisites: EDPC 5341 with a grade of "B" or better.
5360 Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy (3-0)
A study of the major theoretical approaches to marriage and family counseling. Emphasis on the individual’s role in the family of origin and family of procreation and how family systems approaches to therapy impact each individual within the family. Prerequisites: EDPC 5341 with a grade of “B” or better.
5361 Family Theories (3-0)
This course is a comprehensive exploration of several major theories concerning family interaction. Primary emphasis is placed upon the fundamental concepts of General Systems Theory, The Family Life Cycle, and family processes and their application to marriage and family therapy. The role of theory in empirical investigation, conceptual frameworks and strategies of theory-building in the interdisciplinary study of marriage and family therapy will also be studied.
5362 Counseling Children, Adolescents and Their Families (3-0)
A focus on the dynamics, problems, and practical aspects underlying the behavior of children, adolescents
5363 Marital Therapy (3-0)
An introduction to the theories and techniques of marital therapy and other types of therapy with couples. Emphasis will be placed on the processes necessary to identify, assess, and treat various forms of couple interaction. Prerequisites: EDPC 5360.
5364 Family Therapy (3-0)
This course provides students with advanced training assessment and intervention skills related to family therapy. Emphasis will be placed on the student’s conceptualization and application of system processes to their own therapeutic approach to family therapy. Prerequisites: EDPC 5360.
5365 Directed Individual Study (0-0-3)
Area of study will be designated. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
5368 Play Therapy
This course is designed as an introduction to
5370 Special Topics in Educational Psychology and Counseling (3-0)
Selected topics for graduate students, teachers, school counselors, and agency counselors in special areas. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: Department approval. (Syllabi vary).
5371 Counseling Practicum (0-3)
Advanced training in the development of basic counseling skills and interventions in an on or off-campus setting. Students are required to complete 100 clock hours, to include 40 clock hours of direct service to clients. To be taken during last semester of formal coursework immediately preceding enrollment in EDPC 5372. Prerequisites: EDPC 5338 with a grade of “B” or better and completion of 36 credits including all foundational coursework.
5372 Counseling Internship I (0-0-3)
Practical application of counseling theories and techniques in a field-based community or school setting. Students are required to complete 300 clock hours of supervised on-site experience. Prerequisites: EDPC 5371 with a grade of "S".
5373 Counseling Internship II (0-0-3)
Practical application of counseling theories and techniques in a field-based community or school setting. Students are required to complete 300 clock hours of supervised on-site experience. Prerequisites: EDPC 5372 with a grade of "S".