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Counseling Course Descriptions (2016-17 Catalog)

COUN F615
Foundations of Counseling
3 Credits    Offered Fall (on campus, video conference)
Offered Spring (online)
Required
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 School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)
COUN F623
Counseling Theories and Applications 1
3 Credits   

Offered Fall
on campus, video conference

Required
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 School Counseling Certification program or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with PSY F660. (3+2)
COUN F627
Developmental Interventions
3 Credits    Offered Spring 
on campus, video conference
Required
Designed to give students an 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 psychological growth. Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to the Counseling program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)
COUN F628
Child and Adolescent Development
3 Credits    Offered Fall (on campus, video conference)
Offered Spring (online)
Required
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 School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)
COUN F629 Adult Interventions
3 Credits    Offered Spring
on campus, video conference
Required for Clinical Mental Health
Examines various intervention strategies for working primarily with adult individuals in a variety of situations. Attention is placed on assisting adults in accomplishing developmental tasks appropriate to their psychosocial growth. Descriptive intervention techniques with respect to assessing individuals in crisis will be discussed and strategies for handling those crises situations will be examined. Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to the Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)
COUN F630 Appraisal
3 Credits    Offered Fall, Spring
on campus, video conference
Required
Introduction to the kinds of assessment information school and community counselors utilize in the assessment process. Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)
COUN F632
Career Development
3 Credits    Offered Spring, Summer 
on campus, video conference
Required
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 School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)
COUN F634
Practicum in Individual Counseling
3 Credits    Offered Fall, Spring, Summer 
on campus
Required
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 or School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. (2+7)
COUN F636
Internship I
3 Credits    Offered Fall, Spring, Summer 
on campus, video conference, fieldwork required
Required
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 or School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. (3+0+20)
COUN F638
Adult Development
3 Credits    Offered Spring 
on campus, video conference
Required for Clinical Mental Health
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 School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)
COUN F646 School Counseling
3 Credits    Offered Spring 
on campus, video conference
Required for School
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 School Counseling Certification program; or permission of the instructor. Cross-listed with PSY F646. (3+0)
COUN F6XX
Field Practicum (Draft, course is not in 2016-17 catalog)
3 Credits    Offered Fall, Spring, Summer 
on campus
Required beginning Fall 2017
 
 
  COUN F647
Professional Ethics
3 Credits    Offered Fall, Spring 
on campus, video conference
Required
The ethical standards of the American Counseling Association and the American School 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 knowledge of the principles of these ethical codes in practice. Prerequisites: Admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. (3+0)
  COUN F650
Cross Cultural Psychopathology
3 Credits    Offered Fall 
on campus, video conference
Required for Clinical Mental Health
An overview of contemporary perspectives on child and adult psychological disorders from the perspective of cultural psychology. Fundamentals of therapeutic interviewing. Training in use of the DSM-IV diagnostic system. Examination of the role of culture, ethnicity, gender and social class in symptom formation and the experience of illness, and critical examination of these issues in clinical application of the DSM-IV. Training in DSM-IV cultural formulation. Prerequisites: PSY F345; COUN F623; admittance to the Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program or permission of the instructor. Cross-listed with PSY F650. (3+0)
  COUN F660
Cross Cultural Counseling
3 Credits    Offered Spring
on campus, video conference
Required
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 School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with PSY F661. (3+0)
COUN F666 Family and Network Therapy
3 Credits    Offered Spring
on campus, video conference
Required for CMH
Survey of concepts and theories of function and dysfunction in the area of couples and families as social networks. In addition, it provides an introduction to the skills necessary for one who would intervene in these systems. Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to the Counseling program; or School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with PSY F666. (3+0)
  COUN F674
Group Counseling
3 Credits    Offered Spring, Summer 
on campus
Required
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; or School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with PSY F674. (3+0)
COUN F686 Internship II
3 Credits    Offered Fall, Spring, Summer 
on campus, video conference, fieldwork required
Required
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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: COUN F634; COUN F636; admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program; permission of the instructor. (3+0+20)
COUN F687 Internship III
3 Credits    Offered Fall, Spring, Summer
on campus, video conference, fieldwork
Required for CMH and K-12 School
The course is designed to give counseling program candidates experience and supervised practice in the broad scope of activities (i.e. record keeping, individual and group counseling, information and referral, consultation, in-service and staff/faculty meetings, supervision) engaged in by either fully credentialed school counselors or licensed professional counselors. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: COUN F636; admittance to the Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program; or permission of the instructor. (3+0+20)
COUN F688 Internship IV
3 Credits    Offered Fall, Spring, Summer 
on campus, video conference, fieldwork required
Required for K-12 School
The course is designed to give counseling program candidates experience and supervised practice in the broad scope of activities (i.e. record keeping, individual and group counseling, information and referral, consultation, in-service and staff/faculty meetings, supervision) engaged in by either fully credentialed school counselors or licensed professional counselors. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: COUN F687; admittance to the Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program; or permission of instructor. (3+0+20)

 

 

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