CPSY - Counseling Psychology

CPSY 601 Multicultural Counseling in Schools

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Intersecting role of ethnicity, cultural background, gender and sexual orientation and how they shape the psychosocial development of children and adolescents and impact their educational trajectories; development and appreciation of cultural and ethnic differences among individuals, groups and families to enhance school counseling service delivery.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification; approval of department head.

CPSY 602 School Counseling Theories and Techniques

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Broad view of counseling theories and techniques using a microskills approach; modules include topics pertinent to the school counseling field; opportunities to observe and practice counseling techniques.
Prerequisites: CPSY 630; graduate classification; approval of department head.

CPSY 603 School Counseling Group Interventions

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Development of group counseling interventions for children and adolescents in school settings.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification; approval of department head.

CPSY 612 Planning and Organizing Comprehensive Guidance Programs

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Purposes and functions of a guidance program; components of a comprehensive guidance program; systems approach to implementing a comprehensive guidance program for elementary and secondary students and adults.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

CPSY 626 Psychopathology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Causes, course, outcomes and treatment of abnormal and maladaptive behavior; degrees of variation possible from normal adaptive behavior; biological, developmental, social, cultural and psychological perspective on abnormal behavior.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

CPSY 630 Foundations of School Counseling

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Philosophical, psychological, and sociological concepts fundamental to counseling in schools.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification; Approval of department head.

CPSY 631 Techniques of Counseling

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Methods and procedures descriptive of the counseling process; dynamics of counselor-counselee relationship; interviewing techniques; use of test results in counseling.
Prerequisites: CPSY 630; approval of department head.

CPSY 632 Career Counseling

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Theories of career development; sources, classification and analysis of educational, occupational and social information including occupational trends, post-secondary programs and financial planning; use of occupational-educational information, appropriate psychological measures and computerized guidance systems.
Prerequisite: CPSY 679.

CPSY 633 Introduction to Group Process

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Principles, procedures and processes of group approaches to assisting individuals in their personal growth and development in education, public and mental health settings; participation as member of a personal growth required.
Prerequisites: CPSY 630; approval of department head.

CPSY 634 Group Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Major contemporary approaches to group counseling and psychotherapy in mental and public health settings; experiential learning in a simulated group process; integration of theory and practical applications.
Prerequisites: CPSY 631; CPSY 633 or equivalent; approval of department head.

CPSY 635 Social Counseling Psychology Interface

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Provides a foundation in theory and research at the interface of social and counseling psychology; fundamentals of social psychology theories, methodologies and perspectives; understanding the relevance to counseling psychology practice; focus on social and cognitive theories, concepts, and processes rather than specific psychological disorders.
Prerequisite(s): Doctoral student in good standing in counseling, clinical, school or social psychology.

CPSY 636 Psychological Consultation to Organizations

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Focuses on organizations as the target of analysis, intervention, and change; established social science concepts and principles; consideration of concepts, intervention strategies, and skills that extend beyond those used in counseling and psychotherapy; highlights consultation as a mode of change agency; considerable attention given to putting theory into practice.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification; approval of department head; approval of instructor.

CPSY 637 Latino Psychology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Examination of psychological research and literature related to Latino experience in the U.S. via readings, media and class discussion; introduction to various Latino groups with the primary focus on individuals of Mexican descent.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification; approval of department head.

CPSY 639 Counseling Practicum I

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Supervised experience in individual counseling; cases engaged in the counseling laboratory on campus; off-campus counseling in schools and various public and mental health settings also assigned at supervisor's discretion. May be taken for credit 2 times as content varies.
Prerequisites: CPSY 631 and CPSY 632; approval of instructor six weeks prior to registration; approval of department head.

CPSY 662 Professional Issues in Counseling Psychology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Legal, ethical, economic and practical issues that impact the training, credentialing, placement and marketing of counseling psychologists and their services.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

CPSY 664 Counseling Practicum II

Credits 3. 6 Lab Hours. 1 Other Hour.

Supervised experience in individual and group counseling requiring advanced technical skills; continuing counseling relationships with various, selected subjects.
Prerequisites: CPSY 639; approval of department head six weeks prior to registration.

CPSY 666 Practicum in Counselor Supervision

Credits 3. 6 Lab Hours. 1 Other Hour.

Supervised experience in directing counseling and guidance activities of students involved in practicum and field experiences; intended for individuals preparing to become counselor educators or supervisors.
Prerequisites: CPSY 664; approval of department head; application six weeks prior to registration.

CPSY 671 Dying and Bereavement

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Exposure to experiences of others on the topic of dying and loss both through readings and through class presentations and discussions; offers new ways to think about death in general, as well as one's own death and those of one's loved ones; provides mental health provider a foundation in concepts/process of death, loss and bereavement.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification and approval of department head.

CPSY 672 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Comprehensive and intensive study of major theoretical positions in counseling and psychotherapy; implications for research and practice in public and mental health settings.
Prerequisites: CPSY 631; approval of department head.

CPSY 673 Advanced Psychotherapeutic Skills

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Didactic/experiential course, designed for students in professional psychology programs; variety of psychotherapeutic interventions in short and long term counseling with adults in public and mental health settings; ways to access affective process.
Prerequisites: Practicum; approval of instructor and department head.

CPSY 676 Family Counseling and Psychotherapy

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Basic concepts and techniques in marriage and family counseling in public and mental health settings; marital communication and growth relationships.
Prerequisites: CPSY 631 and CPSY 633; approval of instructor and department head.

CPSY 677 Practicum in Clinical Geropsychology

Credits 3. 1 Lecture Hour. 6 Other Hours.

Practicum in theory and strategies for providing mental health services to the elderly; training and supervision of individual counseling and community mental health approaches in a variety of settings.
Prerequisites: Human service experience; approval of instructor and department head.

CPSY 678/PSYC 678 Couples Therapy

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Theory and practice of marital therapy emphasizing systems and communication approaches; effective strategies and techniques for use in public and mental health settings; therapy with specific marital problems and obstacles to effective therapy. Repeatable to 6 hours.
Prerequisites: CPSY 631 and CPSY 639 or equivalent; approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: PSYC 678/CPSY 678.

CPSY 679 Multicultural Counseling

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Effective communication skills in cross-cultural counseling or helping relationships in public and mental health settings; integration of theoretical knowledge with experiential learning; psychosocial factors and lifestyles of cultural groups; effect on counseling relationships.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification and approval of department head.

CPSY 683 Field Practicum

Credits 1 to 15. 1 to 15 Other Hours.

Supervised experience in professional public and mental health settings in counseling psychology; wide range of practical experiences and activities that are closely supervised by departmental faculty. May be taken up to 30 hours.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification; approval of department head.

CPSY 684 Professional Internship

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Limited to advanced doctoral students; faculty supervised experience in approved professional public and mental health employment settings; application for September assignments must be approved the previous October. May be repeated up to 9 hours.
Prerequisites: Completion of required coursework except CPSY 684 and CPSY 691; approval of department head.

CPSY 685 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Directed individual study of selected problems.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

CPSY 688/EPSY 688 Research Proposal Development

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

This seminar models the processes of developing and defending research proposals.
Prerequisites: EPSY 640 and EPSY 641 or approval of instructor; approval of department head.
Cross Listing: EPSY 688/CPSY 688.

CPSY 689 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours. 1 to 4 Lab Hours.

Selected topic in an identified area of counseling psychology. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

CPSY 690 Theory of Counseling Psychology Research

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Theory and design of research problems and experiments in counseling psychology; communication of research proposals and results; evaluation of current research of faculty and students and review of current literature. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department head.

CPSY 691 Research

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

Research for thesis or dissertation.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.