2005-2006 UAF Catalog


Degrees and Program Index


Counseling

COUN 615 3 Credits
Foundations of Guidance and Counseling

Introduction to the philosophies, organization, patterns and techniques that aid counselors in preparing clients for responsible decision-making in modern society. (Prerequisite: Admittance to Guidance and Counseling Program; or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


COUN 623 3 Credits
Counseling Theories and Applications I
(Cross-listed with PSY 660)

A survey of the major theoretical systems of counseling and psychotherapy combined with a laboratory experience focused on building microskills in counseling. Specific application of theoretical principles will be investigated, analyzed and described. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing; COUN 615 for counseling students and an abnormal psychology course for psychology students; and/or permission of instructor.) (3+2) Offered Fall


COUN 628 3 Credits
Child and Adolescent Psychology

Focus on developmental processes and sequences of change that children experience within each developmental domain from birth through adolescence. (Prerequisite: Admittance to graduate program; or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Fall, Alternate Summer, As Demand Warrants


COUN 629 3 Credits
Developmental Interventions

Second in a two course sequence in child and adolescent development with opportunity for limited practice in applying developmental theory to work with children and youth. Attention is placed on assisting children and youth to accomplish developmental tasks appropriate to their psychosocial growth. (Prerequisites: Admittance to graduate program and COUN 628; or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Summer, As Demand Warrants


COUN 630 3 Credits
Appraisal for School Counselors

Introduction to the kinds of assessment information school personnel collect and to the role of the counselor in the assessment process. (Prerequisite: Admittance to graduate program; or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Fall


COUN 632 3 Credits
Career Development

An introduction to the theories of career development, career choices and how to translate theory into practice. Emphasis will be on career education development in schools and the utilization of information resources for facilitating the career choice decision making process. (Prerequisites: COUN 623 and permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants


COUN 634 3 Credits
Practicum in Individual Counseling

Supervised practice in basic counseling skills and techniques. Supervised work with one-on-one counseling relationships. Actual practice in listening, problem identification, goal setting and session management. (Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program, COUN 623, and permission of instructor.) (2+7) Offered As Needed


COUN 636 3 Credits
Practicum in School or Community Counseling

Supervised practice in school or community settings. Focus on directed practice of particular skills relevant to the counselor's role. Weekly seminars will cover actual and role playing situations providing opportunities to operationalize theory in counseling, interventions and ethical issues. (Prerequisite: Admittance to Guidance and Counseling Program, COUN 634 and permission of instructor.) (2+7) Offered Fall, Spring


COUN 646 3 Credits
School Counseling
(Cross-listed with PSY 646)

Topics related to the role of the school counselor such as consultation, career guidance and culturally appropriate assessment. (Prerequisite: Admittance to Guidance and Counseling Program; or permission of instructor.) (3+3) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


COUN 647 3 Credits
Professional Ethics
(Cross-listed with PSY 647)

The ethical standards of the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Counseling and Development and the National Associations of Social Workers will be examined, discussed and compared. Students will be provided with opportunities to apply these general principles to specific cases. Students will be expected to demonstrate a knowledge of the principles of these three ethical codes and an ability to apply them to their reality based manifestations. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisites: Admittance to master's program in Psychology or Counseling, or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Summer, As Demand Warrants


COUN 660 3 Credits
Cross-Cultural Counseling
(Cross-listed with PSY 661)

An examination of cultural and ethnic variables in human nature and their effect on the counseling process. Specific focus will be placed on the nature and function of culture, cultural variables in the context of the human experience, universal and culture specific aspects of the counseling process, barriers to effective cross-cultural counseling, specific ethnic and cultural considerations, and methods of intellectual training with special emphasis on Alaskan applications. (Prerequisite: Admittance to graduate program or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Summer, As Demand Warrants


COUN 674 3 Credits
Group Counseling
(Cross-listed with PSY 674)

Kinds and types of groups with emphasis on methods, problems and needed skills in working with groups in a counseling situation. (Prerequisites: COUN 623; admittance to the counseling program, community psychology program or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Summer, Spring, As Demand Warrants


COUN 690 3--9 Credits
Internship

Opportunity to perform all the activities that a regularly employed counselor would be expected to perform in a school or community setting. At the completion of the internship the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to administer school and/or community counseling services. (3 credits required for elementary internship; 3 credits required for secondary internship; 3 credits required for community internship; student may take all three. Prerequisites: COUN 634, 636 and permission of instructor.) (0+3--9) Offered Fall, Spring


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