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Graduate Studies Catalog 2007-2009

Department of Counselor Education

184 Albert W. Brown Building
(585) 395-2258

Chairperson and Associate Professor: Susan Rachael Seem, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS, Pennsylvania State University; Associate Professor: Thomas J. Hernandez, EdD, LMHC, University of Rochester; Assistant Professors: Patricia Goodspeed, EdD, LMHC, NCC, University of Rochester; Leslie A. McCulloch, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS, University of Rochester; Summer Reiner, PhD, LMHC, NCC, University of Connecticut; Robert Dobmeier, PhD, LMHC, CRC, University of Buffalo.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Counselor Education is to educate excellent practitioners of counseling who choose an emphasis for special preparation in college, mental health or school settings. In doing so, the department enhances the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors who advance the counseling profession and promote respect for human dignity and diversity. Counselors are individuals with an advanced degree (MSEd, MS, CAS) who apply mental health, psychological or human development principles that address wellness, personal growth, career development and pathology. The MSEd program in Counseling (College Counseling and School Counseling emphases) is approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The MS program in Mental Health Counseling follows CACREP standards and plans to seek accreditation. The department also offers a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) leading to permanent New York State School Counselor Certification.

Philosophy and Purposes
This program seeks to prepare excellent counselors who choose an emphasis for special preparation in college, mental health or school settings. Such counselors possess knowledge of human behavior and social systems, counseling and communication skills, self-awareness, and respect for human dignity and diversity. As a result, they are able to integrate this knowledge, skill and attitude with their personhood. This combined emphasis on skill development, theory and utilization of self produces counselors who function effectively in a variety of mental health settings and who have a positive impact on the individuals, agencies, institutions and/or communities in which they work.

The philosophy of the program emphasizes the personhood of the counselor and utilization of self as the most important instruments in effecting therapeutic and systemic change. Thus, classroom instruction combines experiential (self) and didactic learning to create opportunities for students to acquire and demonstrate theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and understanding and utilization of self necessary to be effective counselors. Further, the program exposes students to multiple theoretical orientations. Finally, students are expected to learn how to learn by acquiring the skills necessary to continue personal growth and professional development while in the program and after the completion of their formal education.

Program Objectives
Students realize the above statement of purposes and philosophical beliefs through successful achievement of the following objectives. At the completion of the MS in Education-Counseling and MS Mental Health Counseling students will be able to:

  1. Understand the relationship between self-awareness and counselor effectiveness, and employ this understanding in the professional practice of counseling.
  2. Provide effective individual counseling.
  3. Provide effective group counseling.
  4. Perform effectively in the general counselor functions identified for the appropriate employment setting.
  5. Effectively address issues and concerns related to a diverse society that arise while functioning as a counselor.
  6. Apply legal and ethical principles in the practice of counseling.
  7. Consult effectively with appropriate personnel and clients.
  8. Address issues of career development in the practice of counseling.
  9. Effectively apply measurement and evaluation concepts within the counseling process.
  10. Apply an understanding of human growth and development from childhood through adulthood to the practice of counseling.
  11. Conduct needs assessment and significant research in the development of counseling projects.
  12. Understand the counseling community, the roles and functions of the professional counselor in a variety of settings, significant professional organizations, and the importance of professional standards and credentialing.

Objectives are achieved through the two master’s level programs:

  1. Master of Science in Education in counseling (students chose one of two emphases):
    School Counselor Emphasis prepares graduates to work in a K-12 setting eligible for New York State Provisional School Counselor Certification. 48 credits. (CACREP Accredited)
    College Counselor Emphasis prepares graduates to work in two and four year post- secondary settings. 48 credits. (CACREP Accredited)
  2. Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
    This program prepares graduates to work in community/mental health agencies or institutions. Graduates are eligible to take the New York State exam for licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. 60 credits.

Certificate of Advanced Study for School Counselors
Beyond the 48-credit MSEd-Counseling program for School Counselors, the department offers a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) that leads to permanent New York School Counselor Certification, providing the candidate meets the experience requirement. Applicants to this program must possess a New York State School Counselor Provisional Certificate. Students admitted to the CAS program may be given up to 48 credits for courses completed as part of their master’s degree, leaving 12 credits to complete in fulfillment of the 60-credit CAS requirement. Students matriculated in a master’s degree or a CAS program in the department who desire provisional or permanent school certification must contact the Office of Certification at SUNY Brockport, (585) 395-2344.

Admission Requirements and Student Selection
There is no single factor or test score to determine student admission to the Master of Science in Education-Counseling program (College and School Counseling Emphases) and the Masters of Science - Mental Health Counselor; however, a bachelor’s degree is required. Data used to reach an admissions decision include:

  1. a graduate application with the student’s written objective for entering the program;
  2. all undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and
  3. three letters of recommendation (from an employer, a professor, and a character reference).

In addition, there is an interview process that involves two steps. First, all applicants who submit a completed application will be invited to an on-campus session at which they will provide written responses to audiotaped client vignettes. Then department faculty review candidates’ application materials (numbers 1, 2 and 3 above) and their level of facilitativeness score derived from their responses to the audiotaped client vignettes. Second, selected applicants are invited to a group interview that involves all Counselor Education faculty and approximately eight to 12 applicants. This interview assesses sensitivity, oral /verbal ability, communicative skills (including feedback), self-awareness and interpersonal skills.

After reviewing these data, the Counselor Education faculty discusses all information regarding each applicant. The decision to accept or reject an applicant lies wholly within the jurisdiction of the department.

Application forms can be obtained by calling the Office of Graduate Admissions at (585) 395-5465; sending a request by mail to the Office of Graduate Admissions at SUNY Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420; or by e-mailing gradadmit@brockport.edu. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for further information, or visit www.brockport.edu/graduate for details on the application deadlines for this program.

General Program Requirements
Students are expected to have completed an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of “C” or better. If a student has not taken an undergraduate statistics class, the student must meet with his or her advisor to discuss this. The student must take and pass, with a “C” or better, an undergraduate statistics course approved by his or her advisor before taking EDC 606. This undergraduate credit will not be counted in the credits required for the MSEd and MS degrees.

A maximum of nine graduate credits from another accredited college or university will be permitted for transfer to the degree program and only three credits to the CAS. These credits may not be more than five years old.

Credit for courses taken before matriculation may be given if a grade of “B” or better has been earned and if the courses have been taken during the preceding five years. Such retroactive credit should not exceed more than six credits. It is strongly recommended that a student complete only EDC 501, 502 or 503 before matriculation.

No students shall be permitted to enroll in EDC 722, 723 or 724 unless they have successfully completed all of the prerequisites. Any student with an incomplete grade in any of the prerequisite courses must remove the incomplete grade prior to enrolling in EDC 722, 723 or 724.

All required courses and competencies for required courses must be passed at a “B” level or better.

Students who are deemed as not making reasonable progress toward the degree, as defined by published College policy, may be dismissed from the program. Any matriculated student who fails to maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better in his/her program will be assigned probationary status. Please see the Academic Policies section in this catalog for specifics.

Endorsement Policy
The department will endorse students for appropriate placement based upon the program and/or emphasis that they have completed.

Degree Requirements: MSEd in Counseling
College Counselor Emphasis (48 credit)
Students must complete the following program:

Core Courses Credits
EDC 502: Self in Society - College Counselor 6
EDC 602: Counseling Concepts* 3
EDC 603: Group Counseling Concepts* 3
EDC 604: Career Development Concepts 3
EDC 606: Research and Program Evaluation 3
EDC 612: The Human Experience 3
EDC 614: Contemporary Issues 3
EDC 685: Measurement and Evaluation** 3
EDC 720: Integration and Application of Basic Concepts 3
EDC 721: Clinical Experience for Integration 3
Workshop: Child Abuse Reporting
(Environmental Emphasis)
EDC 626: Counseling in College Settings 3
EDC 723: Implementation I - College Counselor*** 3
EDC 726: Clinical Experience for Implementation I – College Counselor 3
EDC 729: Implementation II - College Counselor 3
Elective (by Advisement) 3
Total: 48

*Prerequisite: EDC 502 or instructor’s permission
**Prerequisite: EDC 606
***Prerequisite: EDC 626

Note: Completion of a workshop on child abuse reporting is required. This is a prerequisite for EDC 720.

School Counselor Emphasis (48 credit)
Students must complete the following program:

Core Courses Credits
EDC 501: Self in Society - School Counselor 6
EDC 602: Counseling Concepts* 3
EDC 603: Group Counseling Concepts* 3
EDC 604: Career Development Concepts 3
EDC 606: Research and Program Evaluation 3
EDC 612: The Human Experience 3
EDC 614: Contemporary Issues 3
EDC 685: Measurement and Evaluation Concepts** 3
EDC 720: Integration and Application of Basic Concepts *** 3
EDC 721: Clinical Experience for Integration 3
Workshop: Child Abuse Reporting
Workshop: SAVE Training
(Environmental Emphasis)
EDC 619: Counseling in School Settings 3
EDC 722: Implementation I - School Counselor*** 3
EDC 725: Clinical Experience for Implementation I – School Counselor 3
EDC 728: Implementation II - School Counselor 3
Elective (by Advisement) 3
Total: 48

*Prerequisite: EDC 501 or instructor’s permission
**Prerequisite: EDC 606
***Prerequisite: EDC 619

Note: Completion of two workshops required for New York State Education Certification (Child Abuse Reporting and SAVE Training) is required. These are prerequisites for EDC 720.

Degree Requirements: MS in Mental Health Counseling (60 credit)
The MS in Mental Health Counseling degree results in graduates’ eligibility to take the New York State exam for licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Students must complete the following program:

Core Courses Credits
EDC 503: Self in Society - Mental Health Counselor 6
EDC 602: Counseling Concepts* 3
EDC 603: Group Counseling Concepts* 3
EDC 604: Career Development Concepts 3
EDC 606: Research and Program Evaluation 3
EDC 612: The Human Experience 3
EDC 614: Contemporary Issues 3
EDC 685: Measurement and Evaluation** 3
EDC 720: Integration and Application of Basic Concepts*** 3
EDC 721: Clinical Experience for Integration 3
Workshop: Child Abuse Reporting
(Environmental Emphasis)
EDC 613: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling 3
EDC 615: Counseling in Mental Health Settings 3
EDC 724: Implementation I - Mental Health Counselor*** 3
EDC 727: Clinical Experience for Implementation I – Mental Health Counselor*** 3
EDC 730: Implementation II - Mental Health Counselor 3
EDC 731: Implementation III – Mental Health Counselor 3
EDC 885: Supervision of Counseling***** 3
Elective (by Advisement) 3
Elective (by Advisement) 3
Total: 60

*Prerequisite: EDC 503 or instructor’s permission
**Prerequisite: EDC 606
***Prerequisites: EDC 613 and EDC 615
****Prerequisite: EDC 730

Note: Completion of a workshop in Child Abuse Reporting for New York State Education Licensure as a mental health counselor is required. This is a prerequisite for EDC 720.

Workshops in Child Abuse Reporting and SAVE Training will occur once a semester. It is the students’ responsibility to complete these workshops before graduation.

CAS School Counselor
Graduates from SUNY College at Brockport’s Master of Science in Education – Counseling, School Counselor Emphasis, who possess a Provisional Certificate for New York State School Counselor, are eligible for the CAS program. Additionally, applicants who have graduated from other institutions who have a valid New York State School Counselor Certificate are encouraged to apply and have their credentials evaluated. Retroactive credit for degrees and/or courses may be given if the degrees and/or courses fit into the current program and if they are similar in content to those courses currently required.

To apply for matriculation into the CAS program, applicants must submit the following:

  1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate college work completed.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from individuals competent to comment on your academic and professionally demonstrated ability.*
  3. College Application for Matriculation.
  4. Copy of NYS School Counselor Provisional Certificate.
* Graduates of the Department of Counselor Education at SUNY College at Brockport do not need to complete Step 2.

Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies Web site at www.brockport.edu/graduate for information on application deadlines. An interview is required only for graduates from institutions other than SUNY Brockport.

Upon completion of the CAS and two years of successful full-time school counselor experience, graduates will be eligible for New York State Permanent School Counselor Certification.

CAS Program Credits
MSEd Program – Counseling, School Counselor emphasis 48
EDC 883: Counselor as Systems Consultant 3
EDC 884: Group Theory and Supervised Practice 3
EDC 885: Supervision of Counseling 3
Elective (by Advisement) 3
Total: 60

COUNSELOR EDUCATION COURSES

EDC 501 Self in Society: School Counselor (B). Examines the development of self-understanding and the influences of interpersonal relations in school counseling. Investigates the social, psychological and philosophical foundations of counseling. Introduces students to professional, ethical, theoretical and practical aspects of school counseling. Examines aspects of various academic disciplines pertinent to the development of the counselor, providing a broad base for individual speculations regarding issues in school counseling. 6 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 502 Self in Society: College Counselor (B). Examines the development of self-understanding and influences of interpersonal relations in college personnel services, and investigates the social, psychological and philosophical foundations of counseling. Introduces students to professional, ethical, theoretical and practical aspects of college counseling. Examines various academic disciplines pertinent to the development of the college personnel worker, providing a broad base for individual speculations regarding issues in college personnel work. 6 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 503 Self in Society: Mental Health Counselor (B). Examines the development of self-understanding and influences of interpersonal relations in counseling. Investigates the social, psychological and philosophical foundations of counseling. Introduces students to professional, ethical, theoretical and practical aspects of mental health counseling. Examines various academic disciplines pertinent to the development of the mental health counselor, providing a broad functional base for individual speculations regarding issues in mental health counseling. 6 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 602 Counseling Concepts (B). Prerequisite: one of EDC 501, EDC 502 or EDC 503. Studies the general categories of counseling theories, including rational, learning, psychoanalytic, perceptual-phenomenological and existential approaches. Covers examples of specific theories, including rational-emotive, behavioral, psychoanalytic, person-centered, feminist, Adlerian, Gestalt, transactional analysis and systemic. Discusses theories in terms of background, development, concepts and research. Explores the dynamics and techniques of therapy. Evaluates each theory in terms of its appropriateness to societal groups (i.e. ethnic, socioeconomic, drug, gender, age, disability, etc.). Allows students to examine the theories in terms of their own philosophical thinking and personal orientation so that they may formulate an effective personal counseling theory. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 603 Group Counseling Concepts (B). Prerequisites: EDC 501, EDC 502 or EDC 503. Studies the evolution, rationale, goals and basic dynamics of the individual in group interactions; facilitative and non-facilitative forces in groups; observation of and participation in the group process; initiation, maintenance and termination of groups; and supervision and analysis of small groups. Integrates self-understanding and the understanding of others into an effective style of group leadership. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 604 Career Development Concepts (B). Explores career development theories espoused by authorities such as Holland, Krumboltz, Ginzberg, Super, Tiedeman and others. Undertakes some philosophical issues related to career development as they apply to counseling on an individual or group basis. Helps students to develop their own theory of career development and to understand the dynamics of the information and decision-making processes and the counseling process. Prepares students to use their skills in a consultative capacity and to influence curriculum development. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 606 Research and Program Evaluation (B). Designed with readings and experiences that will provide the student with an understanding of research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment and program evaluation. 3 Cr. Fall

EDC 612 The Human Experience (B). Provides a broad understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all development levels, including: major theories of personality, physiological development, psychological adjustment, and sociological influences. Incorporates all significant aspects of growth that make up the human experience. 3 Cr.

EDC 613 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (B). Provides advanced skills needed by mental health counselors to conduct assessment interviews in order to render accurate diagnoses and mental disorders. Covers knowledge, principles and skills for assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, caseload management, for mental disorders for individuals, couples, families and groups. Addresses working with managed care, measuring outcomes, using assessment inventories and psychopharmacology. 3 Cr.

EDC 614 Contemporary Issues (B). Provides current social and personal issues for students who have a basic understanding of the social sciences. Because effective counselors must maintain a sense of contemporariness in the daily implementation of their skills, explores current issues such as human liberation movements, aging, sexuality, drugs, accountability, etc. Entails lectures, class discussions, field trips, guest speakers in class and extra class projects so that students can combine knowledge from many disciplines with self-understanding and perceptive abilities when focusing on a particular issue. Enables students to operate more effectively when dealing with new and changing social issues based on the application of understandings and methods of analysis used in the course. 3 Cr.

EDC 615 Counseling in Mental Health Settings (B). This survey course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles in mental health counseling. Includes the history of mental health counseling, public policy, and client advocacy for mental health issues, cultural definitions of mental health and illness, and the unique mental health counseling perspective within the larger mental health system. Theoretical considerations include the concept of mental health and the etilology of psychopharmacology. 3 Cr.

EDC 616 Diagnostic Skills for Counselors (B). A survey course designed to provide students with an understanding of the development of the diagnosis and treatment of clients with mental disorders and the socio-historical rise of the psychological interest in the field. Focuses on the diagnostic skills and practical applications that counselors in school, college and mental health settings utilize in the daily practice of their work. 3 Cr.

EDC 619 Counseling in School Settings (B). Assists counselors in mastering issues and opportunities of counseling in schools. Includes exploration and planning for use of counseling skills in schools. Includes exploration and planning for common counseling related services in schools. Assists counselors in understanding the functions of schools, the roles of other professionals in schools, and of students’ and parents’ experiences with schools. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 626 Counseling in College Settings (B). Examines the organization and administration of higher education. Includes history, growth and functions of higher education; articulation and coordination between secondary education. Examines the role of the counselor in higher education settings, including areas such as student affairs, career centers and college counseling centers. 3 Cr.

EDC 685 Measurement and Evaluation (B). Prerequisite: EDC 606. Provides students with the necessary measurement and evaluation concepts needed by the counselor. Covers elementary statistics, followed by an in-depth study of validity, reliability norms and scores. Explores the study and evaluation of tests of intelligence, achievement, aptitude, interest and personality, and the purposes, administration, selection, evaluation and interpretation of tests and testing programs. Discusses minorities and standardized testing, and the limitations and strengths of intelligence testing. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 690 Marriage and Family Counseling (B). Enhances the student’s knowledge and skills in marriage and family counseling. Provides an opportunity for exposure to summary theories in marriage and family therapy and for supervised experiences. 3 Cr.

EDC 695 Child-centered Play Therapy in School and Agency Settings (B). Covers the history and theoretical background of play therapy, and focuses on the use of Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) as a powerful, effective method for helping children overcome a wide range of behavioral and emotional problems. Employs lecture, discussion, videotapes, and participant role-plays of mock play sessions to help students gain skills necessary to build strong therapeutic relationships with children. 3 Cr.

EDC 720 Integration and Application of Basic Concepts (B). Prerequisites: EDC 602, EDC 603, 604*, 685*, 612*, 614*; Workshops on child abuse reporting and SAVE training. Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “B” or better. Corequisite: EDC 721. Emphasizes integrating the concepts learned in the preceding courses. Examines the extent to which students can assimilate and internalize individual counseling, measurement and evaluation, group counseling and career development, and apply them in counseling situations. Expects students to demonstrate competence in integrating both the cognitive and affective processes that have been acquired and developed thus far. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 721 Clinical Experience for Integration (B). Corequisite: EDC 720. Provides students enrolled in EDC 720: Integration and Application of Basic Concepts with individual clinical supervision of the counseling services the student provides during the practicum. Supervision emphasizes the practice and evaluation of students’ personal counseling style and the implementation of concepts learned regarding the dynamics of individual counseling process, self-evaluation techniques and the dynamics of the group counseling process. 3 Cr.

EDC 722 Implementation I: School Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 720, EDC 721, EDC 619. Provides for implementation of the skills developed in EDC 720 and EDC 721 at designated and approved field sites. Requires students to intern at sites that will permit them to engage in all fundamental counseling tasks; and to work under the supervision of a field supervisor and a counselor education faculty member. Emphasizes practice and evaluation of a personal counseling style, implementing the concepts gained regarding the dynamics of the individual counseling process, self-evaluation techniques and the dynamics of the group counseling process. Requires 20 hours per week throughout an entire semester at an approved school site. Also requires an on-campus seminar. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 723 Implementation I: College Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 720, EDC 721, EDC 626. Provides for implementation of the skills developed in EDC 720 and EDC 721 at designated and approved field sites. Permits students to engage in all fundamental counseling tasks as interns on site. Requires interns to work under the supervision of a field supervisor and a counselor education faculty member. Emphasizes practice and evaluation of a personal counseling style, implementing the concepts gained regarding the dynamics of the individual counseling process, self-evaluation techniques and the dynamics of the group counseling process. Requires 20 hours per week throughout an entire semester at an approved higher education site. Also requires an on-campus seminar. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 724 Implementation I: Mental Health Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 720, EDC 721, EDC 613, 615. Provides for implementation of the skills developed in EDC 720 and EDC 721 at designated and approved field sites. Permits students to engage in all fundamental counseling tasks as interns on site. Requires interns to work under the supervision of field supervisor and a counselor education faculty member. Emphasizes practice and evaluation of a personal counseling style, implementing the concepts gained regarding the dynamics of the group counseling process. Requires 20 hours per week throughout an entire semester at an approved mental health site. Also requires an on-campus seminar. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 725 Clinical Experience for Implementation I - School Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 720, EDC 722, EDC 619. Corequisite: EDC 722. Provides students in EDC 722: Implementation I: School Counselor with individual clinical supervision of the student intern counseling services provided at his/her school counseling internship site. Includes meeting with the instructor for a least one hour per week to discuss counseling services provided, review and discussion of taped counseling sessions and ongoing evaluation of the student intern’s clinical skills. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 726 Clinical Experience for Implementation I - College Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 720, EDC 626. Corequisite: EDC 723. Provides students in EDC 723: Implementation I: College Counselor with individual clinical supervision of the student intern counseling services provided at his/her college counseling internship site. Includes meeting with the instructor for a least one hour per week to discuss counseling services provided, review and discussion of taped counseling sessions and ongoing evaluation of the student intern’s clinical skills. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 727 Clinical Experience for Implementation I – Mental Health Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 720, EDC 613, EDC 615. Corequisite: EDC 724. Provides students in EDC 724: Implementation I: Mental Health Counselor with individual clinical supervision of the student intern counseling services provided at his/her mental health site. Supervision emphasizes the practice and evaluation of the student’s personal counseling style and the implementation of concepts learned regarding the dynamics of individual counseling process, self-evaluation techniques and the dynamics of the group counseling process. Also focuses on the ability to case conceptualize, ethically diagnose and treatment plan. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 728 Implementation II: School Counselor (B). Prerequisite: EDC 722. Constitutes the second of the supervised internships required for the school counselor emphasis and is a continuation of EDC 722. Requires expansion of skills and knowledge related to school counseling. Also requires 20 hours per week in the same internship placement served for EDC 722. Focuses on enhancement of individual and group counseling skills, consultation skills, and the role and function of the school counselor. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 729 Implementation II: College Counselor (B). Prerequisite: EDC 723. Constitutes the second of the supervised internships required for the college counselor emphasis and is a continuation of EDC 723. Requires expansion of skills and knowledge related to college counseling. Also requires 20 hours per week in the same internship placement served for EDC 723. Focuses on enhancement of individual and group counseling skills, consultation skills, role and function of the college counselor. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 730 Implementation II: Mental Health Counselor (B). Prerequisite: EDC 724. Constitutes the second of the supervised internships required for the community counselor emphasis and is a continuation of EDC 724. Requires expansion of skills and knowledge related to community counseling. Also requires 20 hours per week in the same internship placement served for EDC 724. Focuses on enhancement of individual and group counseling skills, role and function of the community counselor. 3 Cr.

EDC 731 Implementation III: Mental Health Counselor (B). Prerequisite: EDC 730. Constitutes the third of the supervised internships required for the mental health counselor emphasis and is a continuation of EDC 730. Requires expansion of skills and knowledge related to mental health counseling. Also requires 20 hours per week in the same internship placement served for EDC 730. Students apply diagnostic and treatment planning skills, as well as proficiency with case conceptualization and presentation. Focuses on enhancement of individual, group, family and couples counseling skills, role and function of the mental health counselor. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 883 Counselor as Systems Consultant (B). Prerequisites: EDC 501, EDC 502 or EDC 503; EDC 722, EDC 723 or EDC 724; EDC 728, EDC 729 or EDC 730; and permission of instructor. Focuses on developing students’ awareness of the system in which they function and strategies that may help them facilitate changes, permitting them to function effectively in their roles. Provides a basic understanding of social systems theories, and the theoretical nature and practice of the consulting role of the counseling professional. 3 Cr. Summer

EDC 884 Group Theories and Supervised Practice (B). Prerequisites: EDC 501, EDC 502 or EDC 503; EDC 722, EDC 723, or EDC 724; EDC 728, or EDC 730; and permission of instructor. Explores selected theories of personal and institutional change via small-group interaction, and simultaneous discussion of practical problems arising in groups. Expects students to form and lead their own groups, and to participate in intensive individual and group supervision. Provides for further development and explication of one’s own personal style of group leadership. 3 Cr. Fall

EDC 885 Supervision of Counseling (B). Prerequisites: EDC 501, EDC 502 or EDC 503; EDC 722, EDC 723, or EDC 724; EDC 728, EDC 729 or EDC 730; and permission of instructor. Focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and the practice of counseling supervision. Includes study of various models of supervision within a multicultural context. Requires students to supervise students enrolled in EDC 720 Integration and Basic Concepts, and to demonstrate effective supervision. Requires students to complete a paper that demonstrates an understanding of the theory and practice of counseling supervision. 3 Cr.

The information in this publication was current as of June 2005 when the text was compiled. Changes, including but not restricted to, tuition and fees, course descriptions, degree and program requirements, policies, and financial aid availability may have occurred since that time. Whether or not a specific course is scheduled for a given term is contingent on enrollment, budget and staffing. The college reserves the right to make any changes it finds necessary and may announce such changes for student notification in publications other than the College catalogs. For the purpose of degree and program completion, students are bound by the requirements in effect as stated in the printed catalog at the time of their matriculation at SUNY Brockport. Inquiries on the current status of requirements can be addressed to the appropriate College department of office. Also refer to the Brockport Web site home page at www.brockport.edu for current information.