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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: Community 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 community counseling. Examines various academic disciplines Counselor Education 95 pertinent to the development of the community counselor, to provide a broad functional base. 6 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 602 Individual 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 decisionmaking 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). Readings and experiences provide students with an understanding of quantitative and
qualitative research methods, statistical analysis, including descriptive and inferential statistics and their uses, needs assessment, and program evaluation. Requires an action research project and a literature review. Addresses cultural, ethical and legal aspects of research. Requires that students conduct electronic statistical analysis of data. Reviews studies on the effectiveness of counseling. 3 Cr. Every semester

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. Every Semester

EDC 613 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (B). Provides students with theoretical understanding and practical applications of diagnosis and treatment planning in mental health. Theoretical considerations include: concept of mental health, etiology of psychopathology, and cultural understandings of mental health and illness. Practical applications include conducting assessments, case conceptualization, diagnosis with the DSM-IV, treatment planning and caseload management. Also covered are use of medical and biopsychosocial assessment models, psychopharmacology, and treatment outcomes. 3 Cr. Fall

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 extraclass 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. Every Semester

EDC 615 Counseling in Mental Health Settings (B). EDC 615 Counseling in Mental Health Settings (B). Examines mental health counseling issues and trends such as managed care, licensure, HIPAA, cultural competence, and the funding and administration of mental health service delivery systems. Explores the evolution of the profession and its current and future role in a multidisciplinary field. Introduces skills such as assessment and diagnosis; case conceptualization; proper documentation; professional and client advocacy; and program development, implementation; and evaluation. 3 Cr. Spring

EDC 619 Counseling in School Settings (B). Introduces the role of the school counselor and comprehensive, developmental school counseling programs. Emphasizes planning, delivering, managing, and evaluating counseling services with the goal of promoting academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. Prepares students to serve as change agents to reduce barriers that impede student development. Prepares students to work as effective school counselor based on current research and practical experiences. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDC 626 Counseling in College Settings (B).
Examines the organization and administration of higher education, including the history, growth and functions of colleges and universities. Discusses the law as it relates to student affairs professionals and the breadth and depth of counseling services on college campuses. 3 Cr.

EDC 685 Measurement and Evaluation Concepts in Counseling (B). Provides students with the necessary measurement and evaluation concepts needed by the counselor. Covers elementary statistics, followed by an indepth 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. Spring

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 96 Counselor Education 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, 603, 685, 612, 614, workshops on SAVE training, and child abuse reporting; EDC 604, 606, 612, 614, 698 may be taken concurrently. Corequisite: EDC 721. This practicum experience emphasizes integrating the concepts learned in 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 to counseling situations. Expects students to demonstrate competence in integrating both cognitive and affective processes that have been acquired and
developed thus far. Requires a minimum of 10 hours/week at the practicum site. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 721 Clinical Experience for Integration (B). Corequisite: EDC 720. Provides students with individual clinical supervision of the counseling services that they provide in practicum. Supervision emphasizes the practice and evaluation of a student’s personal counseling style, integration of concepts gained regarding the dynamics of the individual counseling process and self-evaluation techniques. Concentrates on the student’s acquisition of basic counseling skills and use of counseling process. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 722 Implementation I: School Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 619, 685, 720, 721; Corequisite: EDC 735. Requires a minimum of a 20-hour per week approved school counseling internship. Students implement fundamental counseling tasks and other counseling duties under the supervision of a field supervisor and a faculty member. Focus is on consultation, internship experience, and the development of a thesis proposal and literature review. Also requires an on-campus seminar in which group supervision of
internship experience occurs. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 723 Implementation I: College Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 626, 685, 720, 721; Corequisite: EDC 735. Requires a minimum of a 20-hour per week approved college counseling internship. Students implement fundamental counseling tasks and other counseling duties under the supervision of a field supervisor and a faculty member. Focus is on consultation, internship experience, and the development of a thesis proposal and literature review. Also requires an on-campus seminar in which group supervision of
internship experience occurs. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 724 Implementation I: Mental Health Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 613, 615, 685, 720, 721; Corequisite: EDC 735. Requires a minimum of a 20-hour per week approved mental health counseling internship. Students implement fundamental counseling tasks and other counseling duties under the supervision of a field supervisor and a faculty member. Focuses on consultation, internship experience, and the development of a thesis proposal and literature review. Also requires an on-campus seminar in which group supervision of internship experience occurs. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 728 Implementation II: School Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 722, 735. Constitutes the second of the supervised school counselor internship (a minimum of 20 hours per week) and is a continuation of EDC 722. Students work under the supervision of a field supervisor. Focuses on enhancement of skills and knowledge, role and functions related to school counseling and completion of the thesis requirement. Also requires an on-campus seminar in which group supervision of internship experience occurs. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 729 Implementation II: College Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 723, 735. Constitutes the second of the supervised college counselor internship (a minimum of 20 hours per week) and is a continuation of EDC 723. Students work under the supervision of a field supervisor. Focuses on enhancement of skills and knowledge, role and functions related to college counseling and completion of the thesis requirement. Also requires an on-campus seminar in which group supervision of internship experience occurs. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 730 Implementation II: Mental Health Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 724, 735. Constitutes the second of the supervised mental health counselor internship (a minimum of 20 hours per week) and is a continuation of EDC 724. Students work under the supervision of a field supervisor. Focuses on enhancement of skills and knowledge, role and functions related to mental health counseling and completion of the thesis requirement. Also requires an on-campus seminar in which group supervision of internship experience occurs. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 731 Implementation III: Mental Health Counselor (B). Prerequisites: EDC 730. Constitutes the third of the supervised mental health counselor internships (minimum of 20 hours per week) and is a continuation of EDC 730. Focuses on refining knowledge and skills regarding diagnostic and treatment planning, developing proficiency with case conceptualization and presentation, enhancing individual, group, family and couples counseling skills. Also requires an oncampus seminar in which group supervision of internship experience occurs. 3 Cr. Summer Session

EDC 735 Clinical Experience for Implementation I (B). Corequisite: EDC 722 or 723 or 724. Supervision emphasizes the practice and evaluation of a student’s personal counseling style, implementation of concepts learned
regarding the dynamics of individual counseling process, self-evaluation techniques, and knowledge and skills gained in the program so far. Develops
a student’s ability to case conceptualize, develop client goals and focus client work in a therapeutic manner. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 883 Counselor as Systems Consultant (B). Prerequisites: EDC 707, EDC 708 or EDC 709; EDC 501, EDC 502 or EDC 503; EDC 710, EDC 711 or EDC 712; 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 Session

EDC 884 Group Theories and Supervised Practice (B). Prerequisites: EDC 501, EDC 502 or EDC 503; EDC 707, EDC 708, or EDC 709; EDC 710, EDC 711 or EDC 712; 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 707, EDC 708, or EDC 709; EDC 710, EDC 711 or EDC 712; 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 706 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. Every Semester

Last Updated 2/18/11