MA Counseling Human Develpmnt (CHD)

CHD 602  Research Methods/Prog Eval    3 sem. hrs.

An overview of statistical concepts and methods used in counseling research from single case-study, qualitative designs through complex, multivariate quantitative research designs. Included are consideration of sampling methods, descriptive and inferential statistics with particular reference to hypothesis testing, and the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of statistical data, using computer-based systems. The course includes consideration of the use of research methods in program evaluation, needs assessments and outcome studies. Special focus is given to understanding the importance of integrating research into the professional identity of school and mental health counselors to the benefit of students, clients and the overall profession. This is a foundational course. It must be taken within the first 3 semesters following admission.

CHD 603  Assessment in Counseling    3 sem. hrs.

An overview of basic statistical concepts and methods in psychometrics and the uses of group and individual psychological testing and other assessment methods in counseling (interviews, biopsychosocial evaluation). It provides an overview of the history and current context of psychometric assessment, including ethical and legal perspectives and social and cultural perspectives. The course considers the application of assessment methods to client case conceptualization and themeasurement of client progress and outcomes. It provides an overview of various types of standardized and non-standardized psychological assessment including the use of intelligence, aptitude and ability, achievement, symptom checklists and personality assessment instruments. The course introduces students to test reviewing and counseling assessment report writing. This is a foundational course. It must be taken within the first 3 semesters following admission.

CHD 605  Found/Dimens of School Counsel    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to prepare school counseling students to become effective leaders in the process of transforming school counseling to meet the American School Counseling Association's (ASCA) National Standards. The historical, philosophical and current trends in school counseling are addressed as well as professional and ethical issues facing school counselors including school counselors' scope of practice. The development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive school counseling program are also introduced. This is a beginning level course.

CHD 610  Prin/Tech/Theories of Coun/Dev    3 sem. hrs.

Study of selected theories of counseling and psychotherapy including the application of specific techniques to human problems and to the promotion of optimal mental health. The role of the counselor in initiating and supporting the change process in an ethically and legally sound manner. The application of counseling theories in case conceptualization, intervention selection, and consultation. Foundational understanding of theories to allow the development of a personal philosophy for counseling and consultation to be used in applied settings.This is a beginning level course.

CHD 612  Lifepsan Development    3 sem. hrs.

Overview of human development processes and stages. Analysis of predictable conflicts and crises associated with progression throughout lifespan, as well as the impact of cultural and environmental factors upon development. Overview of developmental theories (physical, psychosexual, cognitive, emotional, and social development) that describe development from conception to death. Concentration upon applying theoretical concepts to counseling various populations acrosslifespan. This is a beginning level course.

CHD 620  Found/Organ of School Counsel    3 sem. hrs.

This course serves as an orientation to the school counseling profession. The course covers history, philosophy, and trends in school counseling; roles, responsibilities, knowledge of the school setting and curriculum; legal and ethical issues; policies, laws, and legislation, and implications of sociocultural, demographic, and lifestyle diversity; and organization and administration of the educational system. Students will learn how to organize, administer, and evaluate a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program based on current models of school counseling programs and the individual, school, and communityneeds. They will learn about national standards, certification and licensurerequirements

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, 610, 612.

CHD 624  Career Counseling    3 sem. hrs.

Various aspects of career, including planning, exploration, and involvement, are integral elements of human development. One of the philosophical foundations of the counseling profession is to promote the wellness and full development of individuals. Thus, the focus of this course is to introduce students to foundational career development and counseling theories, as well as the current state of career development assessment, research, and practice in order to prepare them towork with individuals' developmental concerns which relate to careerdevelopment.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 603*.

CHD 626  Group Process    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to introduce students to the group as a unique medium of implementing the counseling process. Emphasis is placed upon the analysis of group dynamics as it relates to counseling, growth, and development. Employing various theoretical perspectives, students will be exposed to the possibilities of group counseling in a variety of settings with different populations. Learning is facilitated through an experiential model and an interpersonal lab is required.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 610, (B.A./M.A. program BSC 560).

CHD 628  Post-Secondary Stud Developmen    3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on post-secondary student development with a special focus on career development, career planning and exploration, as well as principles and models of assessment for post-secondary student programming. The course addresses key topics in the learning and developmental needs of post-secondary students, a differential approach to student development theories, and the application of student characteristics to student affairs programming that promotesoptimal development and wellness across the lifespan. Special attention will be given to practices that promote student career development, and the application of assessment theories and methods of program evaluation and environmental assessment to the evaluation of student affairs programming.

Corequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 610.

CHD 633  Marriage/Family Counseling    3 sem. hrs.

An overview of theories and treatment strategies in marriage and family therapy. Course provides an introduction to the field of family therapy and to the application of systems theory to the understanding and treatment of human problems. Also considers family development and cultural and gender issues in the practice of family counseling. Students may take this concurrent with practicum. This is an intermediate level course.

Prerequisite: CHD 610 or 612.

CHD 635  Addictions    3 sem. hrs.

Course presents the biopsychosocial approach to the etiology, assessment,diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and addictive behaviors. Includes application of counseling theories and techniques in chemical dependency counseling as well as an overview of treatment stages and environments. Examines the impact of addiction on the family and the role of self-help groups in the recovery process. This is an intermediate level course.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, and CHD 610 or CHD 612.

CHD 637  Consult,Collabor & Leadership    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to provide an overview of the major consultation and leadership theories and techniques and to help students develop consultation, collaboration, and leadership skills which may be applied in higher education, K-12, community agencies, or other settings. The School Counseling and SAHE students will explore consultant and leadership characteristics, sociocultural factors, and legal and ethical considerations as it applies to their respective specialties. Students will also learn about the qualities, principles, skills, and stylesof effective leaders and consultants. Next offering TBA. Prerequisites for SAHE: BSC 560, CHD 602, 610, 624, 640, CHD 626 (can be taken at the same time).

CHD 640  Found,Func & Prof Issues SAHE    3 sem. hrs.

This course serves as an orientation to the Student Affairs in Higher Education profession with a special focus on organizational structure and functional areas as well as the characteristics, needs, and culture of the college student and collegiate environments. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration and career planning options in the field. This course also explores practices and contemporary issues that impact the experience of college students with diverse and pluralistic academic communities. The course addresses history, philosophy, and selected trends facing higher education at large and the Student Affairs profession in particular including: roles, responsibilities, and knowledge of higher learning as complex systems. It considers administration, management, and leadership in higher education, including an introduction to budget management and assessment of student affairs practice and programming.

Corequisites: BSC 560 or CHD 602 or CHD 610.

CHD 662  Individ Study: Counsel/Dev    1-3 sem. hrs.

Individually tailored library research, laboratory research, or field research undertaken by the student under the supervision of an appropriate faculty member(s). Intended for the student whose research interests are so specialized as to warrant a separate course specifically oriented around those interests. Offered every semester.

CHD 663  Law,Ethics, Dec Making in SAHE    3 sem. hrs.

This course will examine selected legal issues facing contemporary colleges and universities. The course covers the law of higher education along with landmark court cases that inform the educational and professional practices of SAHE leaders within public and private institutions. Special attention will be given to competing notions of law and ethics, exploring the balance between rights and responsibilities of all members of the academic community (e.g., faculty, staff, and students). The course addresses legal and ethical issues such as: the relationship between law and policy, affirmative action, First Amendment issues, student conduct and due process, etc. The course also explores foundational documents and professional standards that articulate the values of the Student Affairs profession and provide guidance for the decision-making process of educators and administrators as they work with diverse student populations and other constituents. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach to law and ethics that helps future Student Affairs professionals to think critically about what informs their decisions.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602 or 610, 628 or 640.

CHD 664L  IS:Profess Counselor Identity    1 sem. hr.

CHD 665  CMHC:Foundations for Practice    3 sem. hrs.

Orientation to the professional specialty of clinical mental health counseling, including professional roles, identity and functions, the history and philosophy of the profession, scope of practice, ethical and professional practice issues (such as managed care), credentialing, and clinical supervision, models and processes. Exploration of the models and programs used in the prevention and treatment of mental health across diverse populations, and the design of mental health servicedelivery systems across levels of care. Investigation of the organization(including emergency management systems), financing, public policy and regulatory processes of mental health service delivery systems. Consideration of advocacy for mental health service needs across diverse populations and for the advancement of the profession Recommended: CHD 635.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, 610, 612, 626, 635, 740.

CHD 670  Multicultural/Diversity Educ    3 sem. hrs.

This course prepares students to advocate for, and develop, empowering educational and learning environments for all post-secondary student populations. As the second course in the diversity sequence, the course is specifically geared to multicultural issues (e.g. discrimination, power, privilege, oppression, values) as they relate to post-secondary student development and educational environments. The course will address diversity programming, recruitment, retention, and graduation promotion of traditionally under-represented students. Students willexplore the impact of their own attitudes, beliefs, world view, and racial and cultural identity as developing student affair professionals.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 610, 628, 624, 640, 730, 626.

CHD 680  Issues in School Counseling    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to provide an overview of current issues in school counseling such as achievement gap, academic success, preventing school dropout, at risk youth, exceptional abilities, homelessness, etc. This course emphasizes developmentally appropriate prevention, intervention, and responsive counseling services for working with the diverse populations within the school setting. Included topics: program planning, implementation and evaluation; use of date and accountability; advocacy and ethical and legal practices in the contextof the school environment.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, 610, 612, 620, 624, 626, 637 and 740.

CHD 710-1  Counseling Adolescents    3 sem. hrs.

The course covers clinical management of common problems with adolescents. Issues such as academic achievement, mood and anxiety, oppositional and defiant behavior, sexuality, substance use and abuse, self-harm and suicide are explored from a developmental perspective. Assessment, service planning and building a community-based system of care will be described based on current research literature. Lecture, video, and small group work will be used as part of instruction. Creative interventions, including symbolic and art techniques, will also be explored.

CHD 710-2  Counseling Children    3 sem. hrs.

The course covers clinical management of common problems with children. The importance of family and parent training is emphasized, as well as the critical need to intervene with children using play as the language of the child. Issues such as academic achievement, mood and anxiety, behavioral management, self-harm and suicides are explored from a developmental perspective. Assessment, service planning and building a community-based system of care will be described based on current research literature. Lecture, video, and small group work will beused as part of instruction.

CHD 710-4  Spirituality in Counseling    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to help mental health and school counseling students integrate spirituality into their professional counseling practice. The course is presented in a seminar format to encourage individual exploration of this topic. The approach to the topic of spirituality is from a multicultural perspective, understanding spirituality/religion as a cultural aspect of all people. The didactic and experiential learning experiences are designed to encourage awareness, knowledge and skills related to spirituality. Course content will focus on the following topics in addition to those selected by students: distinction between religion and spirituality; world religions & worldviews; ethical issues and spirituality;assessment and spirituality; and faith development models.

CHD 710-6  Cross Cult Coun Interve-Uganda    3 sem. hrs.

Through an international experience in Uganda, students in this course will develop components of knowledge, skills, and awareness as related to cross-cultural counseling. Didactic learning (lecture, readings, video, and class discussion) will facilitate students’ understanding of the social and political history of Uganda, including the impact of the civil war on cultural traditions and the mental and emotional health of the population. Students will learn about prevalent mental and emotional disorders and the interface between culture and psychopathology and will learn about various treatment approaches, both Western and Traditional,for mental health problems. Students will research counseling in cross-cultural settings in preparation for facilitating skill-building groups with and among Ugandan facilitators and participants. Additionally, students will be asked to synthesize and apply what they have learned through this experience to develop an appropriate intervention to be implemented in either a community or school in response to a specific disorder and/or concern. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Ugandaprogram

CHD 710-7  Counseling in Military Culture    3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on the understanding of military culture as it relates to the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders. Issues such as PTSD, combat stressors and readjustment from military to civilian environments are often challenges for most Veterans. This course will assist in identifying strategies for screening and assessing military clients and developing effective treatment plans.

CHD 710-8  Conflict Resolution    3 sem. hrs.

In this course, students will explore and discuss conflict resolution styles and strategies. The course will focus on the impact of cultural differences in responding to and managing conflict, as well as the effect personal temperament and power in relationships have on managing conflict. Students will have the opportunity to apply conflict management skills to deal with conflict in a more productive manner.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Uganda program.

CHD 710-9  Counseling Families    3 sem. hrs.

Explores the application of systems perspective and family-based theories to the assessment and counseling interventions for relational mental and behavioral problems. Considers the processes of working with families in counseling. Incorporates best practices literature regarding the use of family-based counseling approaches across the continuum of care. Involves demonstrations and opportunities to practice counseling techniques and skills from at least one family-based theoretical approach to specific presenting problems. Investigates the impact of culture and socioeconomic status on family dynamics, the counselingprocess and specific counseling interventions. Explores the unique ethical and professional issues in family counseling.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, 610, 612, 624, 635, 740 772.

CHD 71010  Group Counsel in Clin Practice    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to continue educating and instructing counseling students to the group process at an advanced level and to assist them in implementing the counseling process in the clinical/community setting. Emphasis continues to be placed upon the analysis of group dynamics as it relates to counseling, growth, and development. Employing various theoretical perspectives, students will be exposed to the possibilities of group counseling in a variety of settings with different populations. Emphasis will be placed on learning, practicing and implementing Evidenced-Based Practices and exploring community mental health and private clinical practices. Learning is facilitated through an experiental model and an interpersonal lab is required.

Prerequisites: CHD 626.

CHD 71011  Higher Edu in Globalized World    3 sem. hrs.

This course orients aspriring Student Affairs professionals to contemporary trends and issues that inform and impact colleges and universities both in the United States and abroad. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of globalization in higher education. The course focuses on how politics, economics, education, and other fields, drive both the need for and desirability of "internationalizing" the college experience. It explores important questions in relation to the challenges and opportunities for higher education as it seeks to expand its "boarders" while preparing students for citizenship, work, and life in the context of a global world.

CHD 71012  Cons Old Adults & Families    3 sem. hrs.

This course will provide an understanding of the foundation, assumptions, goals, and "principles" of narrative therapy. Conceptualzation of client presenting concerns will be based on a narrative therapy prospective. Review of narrative therapy methods will include work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

CHD 71013  Narrative Counseling Methods    3 sem. hrs.

This course will provide an understanding of the foundation, assumptions, goals, and “principles” of narrative therapy. Conceptualization of client presenting concerns will be based on a narrative therapy perspective. Review of narrative therapy methods will include work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

CHD 71014  Art Ther & Neuro Basd Trauma T    3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses of the effectiveness of Art Therapy in the treatment of Neurobiologically Informed Trauma Therapy. The body-based effects of trauma are stored in the right hemisphere of the brain. Therefore, Art Therapy and other experiential therapies are some of the most effective approaches to access the right brain hemisphere and foster healing and growth. The basic principles of Art Therapy will be reviewed through "hands on" experiential art procedures emphasizing trauma recovery.

CHD 730  Soc/Cult Diversity in Coun    3 sem. hrs.

Exploration of social and cultural diversity in counseling, including diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural heritages and sexual identities and socioeconomic statuses. Study of historical and current issues of equality as applied to socially marginalized groups. Personal reflection on the impact of one's own attitudes, beliefs, world view, and racial and cultural identity on the counseling process. Strategies for employing culturally competent counseling in individual, group, andfamily modalities, including specific behavioral skills and application of various theories of racial and cultural identity development. The role of the counselor as an advocate for members of marginalized groups and for the pursuit of social justice. Ethical and legal obligations of counselors in dealing with social and cultural diversity.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 610, 612.

CHD 740  Ethics/Issues in Counseling    3 sem. hrs.

Examination of historical factors that have contributed to the development of the counseling profession and the present-day organization of professional counseling. Overview of professional organizations, licensure and credentialing, and advocacy issues. Application of ethical codes to mental health and school counseling issues. Standards for professional practice and issues related to delivery of counseling services are emphasized in this course. Recommended: CHD 612.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602,610.

CHD 749  Crisis Intervention    3 sem. hrs.

Course provides an overview of the clinical management of crisis. Topics addressed include sexual abuse and assault, vulnerable population abuse and neglect, self-harm and suicide, violence and homicide, and human-made and natural disasters. Basic crisis and trauma theories and related research are presented. Students gain knowledge on risk assessment, safety planning, brief counseling, and consultation with community entities. Personal values, beliefs, and biases about various crises are explored. The counselor’s ethical responsibility to act as an advocate for populations affected by crises is emphasized.

CHD 751  Grief and Loss Couseling    3 sem. hrs.

Grief is an inevitable, normal, and universal experience. It is a process that is unique for each person and his/her specific experience of loss. For some people, loss presents challenges which can be helped with counseling. This course serves as an introduction to the process of grief counseling, based on literature supporting effective theories and interventions. The structure of the course reflects a preparation of counselors that includes three components: development of awareness of personal experience and beliefs on grief, increase of knowledge of grief terminology and theories, and promotion of skills to use when working with clients managing grief and loss. The assignments for this course have been developed to help students as they begin working with clients in practicum, internship, and post-licensure.

CHD 752  Trauma Assessment/Treatment    3 sem. hrs.

This is an elective course focused on trauma assessment and treatment to respond to the current issues in the mental health counseling field. The philosophical underpinning of counseling is to promote wellness and full development of individuals. This class in turn is focused on introducing students to trauma and history, understanding how trauma impacts human functioning as well as various forms of trauma, current treatment and counseling theories, assessment, research, relationship between trauma and culture, and practice in order to prepare them to work with individuals whose concerns relate to trauma all while teaching students to promote client wellness.

CHD 753  Relational Cultural Therapy    3 sem. hrs.

This interactive format course will explore application of the Stone Center Relational Cultural Model in counseling. Students will engage and discuss primary source materials and their application to case conceptualization, counseling interventions and the client-counselor relationship across a wide variety of client scenarios from prevention through treatment contexts. Students will explore application of the model in experiential activities as well as in didactic activities

CHD 754  Psychopharmacology    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed for the non-medical therapist who is interested in learning more about how psychoactive medications work within the human body. Major groups of drugs covered include those typically prescribed in psychiatric medicine, commonly abused drugs including "street drugs," "over the counter drugs," and others (coffee, nicotine, alcohol, etc.). The foci of the course are mechanisms of action, behavioral effects, and side effects of psychotropic drugs.

CHD 755  Supervision and Consultation    3 sem. hrs.

This course provides students with the opportunity to explore supervision theories, develop supervision skills, and explore ethical issues of supervision. The course will utilize both didactic and experiential instructional methods and provide major resources of the supervision field to assist students in becoming supervisors. Ethical and administrative issues in supervision will also be addressed.

CHD 756  Art Therapy    3 sem. hrs.

This course covers the history and philosophy of Art Therapy and its relationship to other therapies. The power, strength and practicality of the therapeutic use of art will be discovered through experiential ("hands-on") art experiences. The ability to apply the basic principles will be gained through this course.

CHD 757  Couples Therapy    3 sem. hrs.

This course has been designed to teach skills in identifying and tracking patterns of interaction in a dyad. Students will become familiar with effective interventions for changing couple interaction. Current literature in couples therapy will be reviewed, including theory, research and techniques. Students will learn to identify links between learning in the family of origin and functioning in current relationships.

CHD 758  Child/Adol Treat Approaches    3 sem. hrs.

The course covers clinical management of common problems with children and adolescents. Issues such as suicide, sex offending, child abuse and neglect, oppositional/conduct disorders, developmental tasks, as well as legal/ethical issues, will be covered. Assessment, service planning and building a community-based system of care will be described based on current research literature. Lecture, journal articles, videotape and role-play are all used as part of instruction. Next offering TBA.

CHD 759  Gestalt Meth Intervention    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed for clinicians who want to learn the uses of Gestalt methods in their counseling practice. Conceptual issues are covered, but the main focus of the course will be the design and application of interventions based on Gestalt therapy and therapeutic methodology. Students are expected to apply information from this course to themselves or to suitable clients from their caseload. Next offering TBA.

CHD 760  School Counseling/21st Century    3 sem. hrs.

Topics and trends in response to current social changes, socioeconomic pressures, and world events which influence the changing direction of school counseling programs will be addressed. This course is designed as a useful source of information for students pursuing school counseling licensure as well as a resource for professional school counselors in the process of self-renewal.

CHD 761  Play Therapy    3 sem. hrs.

This course provides students with the basic assumptions underlying play therapy as a therapeutic intervention, symbolic meaning of toys, and therapeutic value of their use; child intake skills with an emphasis on play sessions, stages of play therapy, and issues for each stage, construction and use of a therapeutic metaphor with children in a play context. Ethical issues in play therapy with children are also addressed. Next offering TBA.

CHD 762  Eating Disorders    3 sem. hrs.

This course will prepare clinicians to recognize, diagnose, and treat eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and related disorders. Societal, biological, familial, trauma, and psychological factors contributing to eating disorders will be examined. Societal pressure for thinness that contributes to eating disorders will be discussed.

CHD 763  Wellness    3 sem. hrs.

This course presents a wellness, strengths-based, holistic paradigm to conceptualizing human functioning and treatment interventions. Wellness models are presented as a method for case conceptualization and treatment planning, along with clinically relevant assessments and techniques. Students will examine their own functioning across various domains of wellness and apply techniques for optimizing personal functioning. Next offering TBA.

CHD 764  Motivational Counseling    3 sem. hrs.

Provides an introduction to the basic principles and interventions of motivational interviewing and stages of change theory; and explores counseling applications with substance abusers, difficult-to-treat and delinquent teens, criminal justice clients, and dual diagnosis clients. Incorporates experiential practice of techniques.

CHD 766  Organ & Admin of School Couns    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to prepare for the organization, implementation, coordination, and administration of counseling, testing, consulting, and guidance services provided in single and/or multiple school assignments by school counselors. Legal and ethical issues related to school counselor decisions and guidance functions will be studied. This is an advanced level course.

Prerequisite: CHD 605.

CHD 767  Art Therapy II    3 sem. hrs.

Art Therapy II continues the exploration of "the doing and processing" of art in a therapeutic counseling context. The class will review the basic principles and ethics of the profession. "Hands-on" art experiences will lead to a deeper understanding of visual metaphors in combination with methods to access core beliefs.

Prerequisite: CHD 756.

CHD 768  Cognitive Behavior Intervent    3 sem. hrs.

This three (3) semester hour course provides students with the basic assumptions of cognitive behavioral therapy and its therapeutic interventions. Students will have an opportunity to move through the various stages of treatment from intake to termination and explore various problems that are benefited by cognitive behavioral techniques. Role playing, applying theory to the development of technique and text and additional readings will afford students an opportunity to integrate cognitive behavioral techniques into their counseling and therapy. Thehistorical roots of the therapy will be explored to provide a contextual understanding of the mode of therapy.

CHD 772  Advanced Abnormal Behavior    3 sem. hrs.

Survey of all forms of abnormal behavior within each group of psychiatric disorders, viewed from various etiological perspectives, including neurobiological, psychodynamic, humanistic/existential, family systems, and cognitive-behavioral. Review of current research regarding etiology and treatment across all forms of abnormal behavior. Delineation of symptoms, etiology, developmental course of the disorders, commonly accepted treatment modalities and prognosis across culturally diverse populations. Review of psychotropic medications, includingtheir drug actions, common side effects and their use in the treatment of specific psychiatric disorders. Consideration of the prevention of abnormal behavior and issues related specifically to abnormal behavior among racial, ethnic, and socially diverse groups.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, 610, 612, 635 (CHD 635 may be taken concurrently).

CHD 775  Diag Mental/Emot Disorders    3 sem. hrs.

An overview of the historical and ethical issues, conceptual principles, and current research regarding diagnostic systems used in classifying mental and emotional disorders with special reference to the DSM system. Focus on practice in making differential diagnostic formulations, recognizing signs and symptoms related to diagnostic systems (including the use of the Mental Status Exam), using current DSM and ICD nomenclature, provisional diagnoses and rule outs. Practice inarticulating the relationship of biopsychosocial case conceptualization to diagnostic processes. Practice in evaluating the impact of medical and substance use on diagnosis. Consideration of the racial, ethnic and cultural heritage, and social diversity on diagnostic processes, and the appropriate use of diagnostic processes during crisis and disaster events.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, 610, 612, 624, 626, 635, 665, 730, 740, and 772.

CHD 777  Treat Mental/Emot Disorders    3 sem. hrs.

Exploration of the delivery of mental health services through empirically-supported treatments, and integrative, theory-related, individualized case conceptualization and comprehensive treatment planning for individuals from diverse social groups. Practice in the use of commonly accepted biopsychosocial case conceptualizations, treatment planning and case documentation systems with specific case materials.Consideration of lethality and crisis assessment and intervention strategies based on developmental stage and context, strengths and vulnerabilities. Review of strategies for the delivery of crisis, brief and outpatient/long-term mental health services across the continuum of care, including consideration of the use of family and social networks. Consideration of appropriate service delivery and interventions for disaster, crisis and trauma-causing events among socially diverse populations.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, 610, 612, 624, 626, 635, 665, 730, 740, 772 & 775.

CHD 780  Personality Assessment    3 sem. hrs.

In-depth consideration of the integrated use of standardized psychometric assessment instruments (including their limitations), biopsychosocial evaluation (diagnostic interviewing), and the use of the Mental Status Examination in the clinical evaluation and treatment of individuals. Focus on the importance of considering personality style, and social and cultural diversity in clinical assessment, case conceptualization and treatment planning processes. Practice in the use of various assessment batteries, their administration, scoring and interpretation, and the application of assessment results to the clinical evaluation of individuals, and the development of comprehensive counseling assessment reports, case conceptualizations, and treatment plans.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, 610, 612, 624, 626, 635, 665, 730, 740, 772, 775 & 777.

CHD 790  Practicum: Counseling Tech    3 sem. hrs.

Intensive counseling experiences with individual and group supervision. Emphasis is on developing the therapeutic relationship, counseling procedures, ethical practice and the application of counseling theories to various client concerns. Course focuses on assisting counselor trainees to improve individual and group counseling skills.According to CACREP 2009 Standards, Section III.G.1-4, Mental Health Counseling Practicum involves 100 hours of mental health counseling services including: individual and group counseling (at least 40 face-to-face hours); testing; consultation; referral and case management; assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning; taped case review; termination procedures; and individual and group supervision. The face-to-face counseling hours are generated through the Walsh Herttna Counseling Center (HCC) in conjunction with specified off-site programs. Please note that at least 8-10 group counseling hours are required and count toward the required cumulative total of 40 face-to-face hours. Also, according to CACREP 2009 Standards, Section III.G.1-4, School Counseling Practicum involves 100 hours of school counseling activities including: individual and group counseling (at least 40 face-to-face hours); guidance activities; consultation; referral and case management; psycho-social assessment; taped case review; termination procedures; and, individual and group supervision. The face-to-face hours are generated through the HCC in conjunction with specified off-site school settings. Therefore, in order to meet both mental health and school CACREP standards for clinical instruction and licensure requirements for each specialty, Dual Counseling Practicum requires: 1) a total of 60 hours face-to-face individual and group counseling; with the 60 hour total, a minimum of 20 face-to-face hours of direct service to K-12 age children and/or adolescents must be provided in an approved off-site school setting. A minimum total of 120 cumulative Practicum hours are thus required. More specific production requirements are specified below.In addition, students must complete observation hours at the off-site location, have a mid-term evaluation with an overall score of 3.0 out of a 5 point scale, and have HCC site supervisor approval prior to being released for direct hours with clients.Mental Health prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, 610, 612, 624, 626,665, 730, 740, 772, 775, 777.School Counseling prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, 610, 612, 620,624, 626, 635, 637, 730 and 740.

CHD 793I  Internship in SAHE I    3 sem. hrs.

These two courses provide 600 hours of supervised internship in Student Affairs in Higher Education. These are performance-based courses in which students participate in at least two distinct practice experiences in developmental work with individual student and groups of students in: program planning, implementation, or evaluation; staff training, advising, developmental counseling or career development, or supervision; and administration functions (including program development and evaluation) in SAHE settings. Internship field experiences are served in approved college and university settings under the supervision of professional student affairs site supervisors and CHD faculty members. Students apply academic and counseling skills in the development of a capstone project which demonstrates their competence as SAHE professionals as part of their internship experiences.

Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 610, 640, 624, 626, 628, 730, 626, 663.

CHD 793II  Internship in SAHE II(CapProj)    3 sem. hrs.

These two courses provide 600 hours of supervised internship in Student Affairs in Higher Education. These are performance-based courses in which students participate in at least two distinct practice experiences in developmental work with individual student and groups of students in: program planning, implementation, or evaluation; staff training, advising, developmental counseling or career development, or supervision; and administration functions (including program development and evaluation) in SAHE settings. Internship field experiences are served in approved college and university settings under the supervision of professional student affairs site supervisors and CHD faculty members. Students apply academic and counseling skills in the development of a capstone project which demonstrates their competence as SAHE professionals as part of their internship experiences.

Prerequisites: BSC 560; CHD 602; 610, 640, 624, 628, 730, 626, 637.

CHD 795  Internship: School Counseling    3 sem. hrs.

Internship in School Counseling serves as the capstone experience for the school counselor-in-training. The basic purpose of the internship is to provide each intern with a field experience and the opportunity to integrate the application of counseling theories and skills to counseling practice with individuals, groups, families, children, and/or adolescents in a school setting. Evaluation of skills is made through close supervision by the on-site supervising school counselor and the instructor.

Prerequisites: Practicum and its prerequisites.

CHD 795I  Internship Sch Counsel I    3 sem. hrs.

Internship in School Counseling serves as the culminating experience for the school counselor-in-training. The basic purpose of the internship is to provide each intern with a field experience and the opportunity to integrate the application of counseling theories and skills to counseling practice with individuals, groups, families, children, and/or adolescents in a school setting. Evaluation of skills is made through close supervision by the supervising school counselor and the instructor.

Prerequisite: Practicum.

CHD 795II  Internship Sch Counsel II    3 sem. hrs.

Internship in School Counseling serves as the culminating experience for the school counselor-in-training. The basic purpose of the internship is to provide each intern with a field experience and the opportunity to integrate the application of counseling theories and skills to counseling practice with individuals, groups, families, children, and/or adolescents in a school setting. Evaluation of skills is made through close supervision by the supervising school counselor and the instructor.

Prerequisite: Practicum.

CHD 796  Internship: Mental Health Coun    3 sem. hrs.

Designed as capstone of clinical training, these are performance-based courses in which students must demonstrate their competence in diagnosis and treatment planning in an approved clinical setting (clinic, private practice, hospital, etc.). Emphasis is on the application of academic training and skills with clients. Evaluation of demonstrated skills is made through close supervision by an on-site supervisor and the instructor.

Prerequisites: CHD 790 and its prerequisites.

CHD 796I  Internship in MH Counsel I    3 sem. hrs.

Designed as the capstone of clinical training, these are performance-based courses in which students must demonstrate their competence in diagnosis and treatment planning in an approved clinical setting (clinic, private practice, hospital, etc.). Emphasis is on the application of academic training and skills with clients. Evaluation of demonstrated skills is made through close supervision by an on-sitesupervisor and the instructor. Prerequisites: CHD 790 and itsprerequisites

CHD 796II  Internship in MH Counsel II    3 sem. hrs.

Designed as the capstone of clinical training, these are performance-based courses in which students must demonstrate their competence in diagnosis and treatment planning in an approved clinical setting (clinic, private practice, hospital, etc.). Emphasis is on the application of academic training and skills with clients. Evaluation of demonstrated skills is made through close supervision by an on-sitesupervisor and the instructor.

Prerequisites: CHD 796 I and its prerequisites.