EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND GUIDANCE (ED PSYC-270)
712 Learning and Instruction (3) Overview of research related to the major theories of learning with emphasis on classical and instrumental conditioning, social learning theory and related topics, and cognitive theories applied to school environments.
715 Advanced Educational Psychology (3) An in-depth research based survey of recent developments in educational psychology, with particular emphasis upon problems associated with learning.
716 Growth and Development Across the Life Span (birth to adult) (3) Emphasis on theory and research on social, emotional, and cognitive development over the life with emphasis on educational settings.
720 Introduction to Counseling (3) An orientation to counseling, guidance skills and principles including sociological, historical and philosophical foundations of pupil personnel services; informing students and parents of the purposes of the guidance program, confidentiality, ethics in the counseling relationship and the profession, gender and multicultural issues in counseling, and contemporary trends or issues in counseling.
725 Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3) An exploration of counseling theory and techniques applicable to children/adolescents/adults. The components and nature of the counseling relationship, facilitating personal growth in individuals developing counseling interventions or plan or treatment for individuals, and individual and group approaches as related to counseling in a school environment are emphasized.
730 Career Development and Counseling (3) Theories of vocational development, career education, career de-development, and the significance of the world of work in the lifestyle of individuals. The strategies related to career exploration, career-related assessment, application of career exploration, career related assessment, application of career development materials, technical and college career tracks of curriculum development, exploration of gender and cultural/ethnicity issue that may affect the career development of individuals in our society are emphasized.
740 Group Dynamics (3) A study of group processes, techniques, and ethical issues involved in using groups for counseling and personal and interpersonal growth opportunities. A participatory format will be utilized in exploring the versatility of groups. Topic of course investigation includes the study of leadership, communication skills, stress management, and career development.
750 Personal Adjustment (3) Examines mental health principles for the classroom. Includes a consideration of principles of healthy living, personality development, interpersonal relationships, sociocultural variables and adjustment, and gender issues.
760 Individual Appraisal (3) A study of representative psychological and educational test/inventories including the rationale which underlies testing or assessment of individuals for educational or guidance purposes. Practice in the use and appraisal of instruments and techniques for understanding the individual, including both testing and non-testing interview or developmental history procedures.
775 Counseling Children/Adolescents with Psychological Dysfunction's (3) Identification of children and adolescents with extensive emotional, social, or psychological disorders. A broad spectrum of therapeutic approaches to treatment such as IEPOs, parent education and training, teacher education and training, social skills education and training, and self esteem education and training that can be utilized in educational settings and counseling/consultative activities are emphasized.
780 Community Resources (3) A study of the development and function of community agencies and resources. Employment services, rehabilitation services, mental health centers, public health services, and social welfare agencies are included.
781 Introduction to Marital and Family Counseling (3) An exploration of the basic philosophy, goals, and techniques associated with the major theories of marital and family counseling.
782 Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (3) The process of counseling alcohol and drug or substance dependent persons. The modalities of treatment including the pharmacological approach and referral are covered.
783 Community Agency/Mental Health Counseling (3) A survey of the history, organization, management, and delivery of community agency/mental health services. The role and scope of practice, ethics, and the JAOCHAH standards.
785 Counseling Laboratory (3) Supervised, clinical on-campus experience in beginning counseling skills. Relationship building skills, listening skills, fact finding skills, reflective skills, summarizing skills, role playing, simulation, and actual experiences with clients in counseling are investigated. Professional liability insurance is required. Enrollment is by application and permission of the instructor.
786 Organization and Administration of Counseling Programs (3) Counselors need to have a knowledge base on the functions, organization, administrative principles, and evaluation of counseling services in Pre K-12 schools, college and junior colleges, community agencies, and counseling or mental health centers. The student will prepare a proposal/project for the organization and administration of a counseling program that is specific to his/her career goals.
787 Internship in School Counseling (3) Includes 300 hours of actual experience in Pre K-6 (150 hours) and 7-12 (150 hours) school settings. Students will plan and manage all facets of the counseling program including counseling with students, coordination of the program, and consultation with student support personnel, parents, and community resources. Prereq: Tchr Ed 620, Ed Psyc 712, 720, 725, 740, 750, 760, 775, 785, 786, license to teach and consent of course instructor.
788 Internship in Mental Health/Community Counseling (3) Supervised experience in an appropriate mental health agency, or community counseling setting. Prereq: Ed Psyc 716, 720, 725, 730, 740, 750, 760, 775, 785, and 786. Consent of advisor, internship professor, and on-site supervisor. Application for internship required.
791 Supervised Practicum in Secondary Counseling (3) For students seeking secondary school counselor certification. Prereq: Ed Psyc 710, 715, 720, 727, and consent of faculty advisor.
792 Supervised Practicum in a Non-School Setting (3) For students seeking a community field experience other than a school setting. Prereq: Ed Psyc 710, 715, 720, 727, and consent of faculty advisor.