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 in...

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. Repeatable to 15 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.