Course descriptions index


Counseling


COUN F615 Foundations of Counseling

3 Credits     Offered Fall, As Demand Warrants

Introduction to the philosophies, organization, patterns and techniques that aid counselors in preparing clients for responsible decision-making in modern society. Prerequisites: Admittance to Counseling program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


COUN F623 Counseling Theories and Applications I

3 Credits     Offered Fall, As Demand Warrants

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. Prerequisites: Admittance to Counseling program; or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with PSY F660.) (3+2)


COUN F628 Child and Adolescent Development

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Focus on developmental processes and sequences of change that children experience within each developmental domain from birth through adolescence. Prerequisites: Admittance to Counseling program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


COUN F629 Counseling Interventions

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Course examines various intervention strategies/techniques for working with individuals across the lifespan in a variety of situations. Attention is placed on assisting children, youth and adults in accomplishing developmental tasks appropriate to their psychosocial growth. Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to the Counseling program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


COUN F630 Appraisal for Counselors

3 Credits     Offered Fall; As Demand Warrants

Introduction to the kinds of assessment information school and community counselors utilize in the assessment process. Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to Counseling program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


COUN F632 Career Development

3 Credits     Offered Fall

An introduction to the theories of career development, career choices and how to translate theory into practice. Emphasis will be on career education development and the utilization of information resources for facilitating the career choice decision-making process. Prerequisites: COUN F615; admittance to Counseling program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


COUN F634 Practicum in Individual Counseling

3 Credits     Offered Spring, Summer; As Demand Warrants

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: COUN F623; admittance to Counseling program; permission of instructor. (2+7)


COUN F636 Internship I

3 Credits

Supervised practice in school or community setting. 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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: COUN F634; admittance to Counseling program; permission of instructor. (2+7)


COUN F638 Adult Development

3 Credits     Offered Spring As Demand Warrants

An overview of physical, cognitive, personality and social development across the adult life span, from high school graduation through death. Major theories and research findings in the field of adult development are explored with an emphasis on examining how individuals progress through a series of predictable stages during their lifetime. Prerequisites: COUN F615; admittance to Counseling program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


COUN F646 School Counseling

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Topics related to the role of the school counselor such as consultation, career guidance and culturally appropriate assessment. Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to Counseling program; or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with PSY F646.) (3+0)


COUN F647 Professional Ethics

3 Credits     Offered Fall

The ethical standards of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association 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 ethical codes and an ability to apply them to their reality based manifestations. Also available via Independent Learning. Prerequisites: Admittance to Counseling program, or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with PSY F647.) (3+0)


COUN F660 Cross-Cultural Counseling

3 Credits     Offered Spring; As Demand Warrants

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. Prerequisites: Admittance to the Counseling program; or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with PSY F661.) (3+0)


COUN F674 Group Counseling

3 Credits     Offered Spring, Alternate Summer, As Demand Warrants

Kinds and types of groups with emphasis on methods, problems and needed skills in working with groups in a counseling situation. Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to Counseling program; permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with PSY F674.) (3+0)


COUN F690 Internship II

3 - 9 Credits

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.) Special fees apply. Prerequisites: COUN F634; COUN F636; permission of instructor. (0+3 - 9)


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