Counseling Psychology Courses

Cpy 521 Introduction to Mental Health Counseling (3)

The history, philosophy, and organization of counseling both as an academic discipline and as a helping profession are explored. Emphasis is on understanding of personal, academic, and professional aspects of counseling in the context of modern economic and social influences. For the student considering career fields in the helping professions. Intensive study of a particular aspect of counseling.

Cpy 601 Introduction to Counseling Theory and Practice (3)

Introduction to the practices and concepts of counseling. Theories of counseling are covered along with basic principles necessary to understand the role of the counselor. The applicability of counseling theories to male and female clients from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and across the life span is examined. Prerequisite: Admission to counseling program graduate status or consent of instructor.

Cpy 602 Practicum in Counseling (3)

Students are supervised in class on a weekly basis, critiquing tapes of their counseling sessions and discussing client problems and counseling relationships. All students have clients of their own at a local school or agency. Counseling content is also covered through the use of texts, papers, etc. Prerequisites: Cpy 601, 612; 604, 608 and 630.

Cpy 603 Assessment Techniques in Counseling and Rehabilitation (3)

Study of psychological, vocational, and educational tests and other appraisal methods used in the counseling and rehabilitation process. Focus is placed on the application of assessment devices within the clinical setting for a diverse array of clientele.

Cpy 604 Career Development (3)

The meaning of work to various segments of society; implications of career development theory for counseling; economic and social influences on career choice; evaluation and use of educational and occupational information; computerized organization of educational-occupation-social information; practice and application of career development theory in school, agency, and college settings: job applications and interviews, job placement, industrial and agency visits, evaluation of career education programs, measurement of vocational maturity, and of job satisfaction. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

Cpy 605 Advanced Career Development (3)

Study of career development as part of life-span change and in the societal and economic settings in which career evolvement occurs. Specific topics include: career development of special groups; the work ethic in society; the economic and technological world of career change; career development theory; and career education. Examination of the applicability of these topics to male and female, adolescent and adult clients from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite: Cpy 604 or equivalent.

Cpy 606 Internship in Counseling (3-12)

Fieldwork experience in educational or community agencies under supervision of agency personnel and University faculty. Required of and restricted to matriculated students in community and school counseling. Prerequisites: Consent of division, Cpy 601, 602, 603, 604, 608, 612, 627 and 630.

Cpy 607 Techniques of Consultation and Supervision (3)

Consultation skills involved in peer relationships and with related community pressure groups. Discussion of counselor's role in supporting staff faced with anxiety provoking changes. Assist agency in evaluating relevance of program, curriculum, testing techniques, etc. Methods of creating change. Roles and methods in supervision. Prerequisites: Cpy 601 and Cpy 608.

Cpy 608 Foundations and Techniques of Group Counseling (3)

Theories and research in group process; leadership, power and influence, cohesiveness, group pressure, role-status, conformity and change; implications of group theory for task-oriented committees, group counseling programs, staff meetings, classroom and various groups in the power structure of an institution, agency or community; emphasis on learning through demonstration. Participation experiences in class and participation in a number of group experiences outside of class. Examination of the applicability of group counseling theories and research to male and female clients of all ages and from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

Cpy 610 Internship in Group Counseling (3-12)

Opportunities for initiating, organizing, and facilitating a variety of group experiences under supervision. Analysis of participant and facilitator feedback in the light of modern group personality theory. Emphasis on facilitator role functions in advanced group experiences. Prerequisites: Cpy 601A,B, Cpy 608 A,B, Cpy 609, and consent of instructor.

Cpy 611 Counseling Children, Adolescents, and Families in Crisis (3)

This course focuses on theory and practice in treating children and adolescents individually, and in the context of their families during crises. Emphasis is placed on understanding the process of counseling children and adolescents in various settings (schools and community agencies). Counseling issues pertaining to different types of disabling conditions will be explored. Prerequisites: Cpy 601 or equivalent.

Cpy 612 Intermediate Counseling Theory and Practice - Prepracticum (3)

Second of a sequence, intended to further develop the knowledge areas, counselor skills, and personal growth of the student. Emphasis is placed on skill development. Prerequisite: Cpy 601 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently. Restricted to the department’s master’s and doctoral students.

Cpy 614 Psychology of Chemical Dependency: Theory and Practice (3)

Dominant explanations of the etiology and maintenance of chemical dependency; various treatment approaches and modalities; psychopharmacology; dual diagnosis; self-help and relapse prevention; role of the counselor in understanding and remediating psychological, cultural, and social factors contribution to chemical dependency.

Cpy 626 Fieldwork in Educational Institutions: Orientation to Schools (3)

Field experience in a school setting. Prerequisite: Consent of division.

Cpy 627 Multicultural Perspectives: Counseling Theory and Practice (3)

Provides more advanced study of specialized counseling approaches and techniques, including application of counseling techniques with diverse populations. Prerequisites: Cpy 601, 602, 604, 608, 612 and 630.

Cpy 630 Behavioral Disorders (3)

Review of etiology and nature of major behavioral disorders. Emphasizes developmental aspects of disorders and their psychosocial consequences for a variety of life roles and adjustments. Prerequisites: undergraduate course work in abnormal psychology.

Cpy 640 Health Psychology: Counseling Applications (3)

The seminar course will provide an overview of the rapidly expanding field of Health Psychology, emphasizing issues pertaining to the role and practice of counselors in the health field in the context of cultural diversity. The major theories, research and clinical implications of the empirical evidence will be covered.

Cpy 650 Preventive Counseling: School and Community Based Wellness Promotion (3)

This course provides students with conceptual and "how-to" knowledge in designing, implementing and evaluating preventive interventions.  Students will understand how they can impact individuals and social systems to avert psychological, educational, and health problems through "before-the-fact" preventive interventions.  Prevention of social and psychological problems, including school violence, poverty, and substance abuse will be discussed, along with ethical and multicultural issues.

Cpy 661 Principles and Practices in Rehabilitation (3)

Study of the history, philosophy, concepts, and trends in vocational rehabilitation. Includes study of the roles of professions involved in the rehabilitation process.

Cpy 662 Psychology of Disability (3)

Psychological implications of disabilities. Reactions of individuals to their disabled status. Social-psychological theory and research pertaining to disability. Prerequisites: Introductory psychology course, graduate status, and consent of division. Required of all rehabilitation counseling students.

Cpy 663 Career Development and Placement of Disabled (2-3)

Aims to integrate the knowledge and skills of career development, job analysis, and job placement for disabled persons within the rehabilitation counseling process. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

Cpy 667 Research Principles and Methods in Counseling (3)

Enables students to consume research literature and apply it in the field. Included in the course will be: concepts of research design, critiquing of research literature, application of research findings for counselors in rehabilitation settings, schools, and community agencies. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in statistics.

Cpy 668A Counseling and Rehabilitation of the Developmentally Disabled (1)

Defines the characteristics, unique problems, and social effects of the developmentally disabled. Emphasis on techniques and approaches in rehabilitation and other community settings for the counselor. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

Cpy 668B Counseling and Rehabilitation of the Emotionally Disabled (1)

Defines the characteristics, unique problems, and social effects of the emotionally disabled. Emphasis on techniques and approaches in rehabilitation and other community settings for the counselor. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

Cpy 668C Counseling and Rehabilitation of the Disadvantaged (1)

Defines the characteristics, unique problems, and social effects of the disadvantaged. Emphasis on techniques and approaches in rehabilitation and other community settings for the counselor. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

Cpy 687 Institute (2-9)

Particular contribution of the discipline to current counseling and educational problems.

Cpy 697 Independent Study (3-6)

Designed to meet needs of students in master's and certificate-level programs. Prerequisite: Consent of division.

Cpy 700 Prepracticum in Counseling Psychology (3)

First course in the practicum sequence for the doctoral program. Content focuses on the study and extensive practice of basic interviewing and therapeutic intervention skills fundamental to all types of counseling approaches. Emphasis is on working with male and female clients of all ages and diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite: Doctoral student in counseling psychology or consent of division.

Cpy 702 Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling Psychology (3)

Introduction to the field of counseling psychology. Attention is given to ethical standards of psychologists, standards in providing of psychological services with male and female clients of diverse ages and racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, and current issues facing counseling psychologists in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: Doctoral student in counseling psychology or consent of division.

Cpy 704 Theory, Research, and Practice in Counseling Psychology I (3)

History, development, and analysis of major theoretical models of counseling and examination of their applicability to male and female clients across the life span and from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Consultation with local agencies in evaluating of different models of behavior change and research as they relate to specific client problems. Integration of theory and research in making recommendations for practice. Prerequisites: Cpy 601, doctoral student in counseling psychology or consent of instructor.

Cpy 705 Theory, Research, and Practice in Counseling Psychology II (3)

Further comparative analysis of major systems of counseling. Emphasis on research related to the therapeutic process and outcome. Consideration of the relevance and sensitivity of the literature to male and female clients of diverse, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite: Cpy 704, a doctoral student in counseling psychology or consent of instructor.

Cpy 706 Assessment in Counseling Psychology I (3)

Theories and application of major methods for assessment of personality and vocational behavior. Emphasizes theoretical issues in personality and vocational interest assessment as well as development of interpretive skills in using various instruments with clients in counseling. Examination of the applicability of assessment methods to male and female clients across the life span and from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite: Doctoral student in counseling psychology or consent of division.

Cpy 707 Assessment in Counseling Psychology II (3)

Continuation of 706. Provides greater exposure to selected assessment methods representative of various major approaches to the appraisal of personality, environment, and vocational behavior. Examination of the applicability of assessment methods to male and female clients across the life span and from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite: Completion of 706, doctoral student in counseling psychology, or consent of division.

Cpy 708 Theories of Career Development in Counseling Psychology (3)

Major theories of career development and vocational behavior as it relates to work satisfaction and adjustment are examined and contrasted. Research methodology and findings related to key aspects of career development and work behavior are critiqued. Applications of various career development models to vocational counseling and assessment with male and female clients throughout the life span from different racial and ethnic groups and cultures. Prerequisite: Doctoral student in counseling psychology or consent of division.

Cpy 710 Research Methods in Counseling Psychology (3)

Critical review of research designs typically used in evaluating process and outcome in various types of counseling interventions. Emphasizes understanding of a variety of group and single subject research designs for conducting research in counseling psychology. Important questions requiring future research within various areas of the field are identified. Prerequisites: Doctoral student status in counseling psychology and consent of division.

Cpy 712 Selected Topics in Counseling Psychology (2-3)

Selected topics in counseling psychology chosen in accordance with the needs and interests of students and staff. Topics emphasize contemporary developments in the particular area. Students are exposed to relevant research literature and practice specialized professional skills related to the topic. Prerequisite: Doctoral student in counseling psychology or consent of division.

Cpy 712Q Selected Topics in Counseling Psychology (2-3)

Cpy 712 is S/U graded. Occasionally, it is offered as A-E grading as Cpy 712Q.

Cpy 716 Counseling with Special Community Groups (3)

Increases knowledge of the development, content, and organization of approaches to working with families, couples, the aged, and culturally different persons and enables the student to use such knowledge to enhance professional skills in working with these special community groups. A coordinated sequence of didactic, experiential, and supervised practical skill learnings in the designated areas. Prerequisite: A beginning counseling course or its equivalent.

Cpy 718 Foundations and Techniques of Group Counseling (3)

This course is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of small group behavior and group-oriented interventions for doctoral students in counseling psychology. Theories and research in group process; leadership, power and influence, cohesiveness, group pressure, role-status, conformity and change; implications of group theory for task-oriented committees, group counseling programs, staff meetings, classroom and various groups in the power structure of an institution, agency or community; emphasis on learning through demonstration. Participation experiences in class and participation in a number of group experiences outside of class. Examination of the applicability of group counseling theories and research to male and female clients of all ages and from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

Cpy 720 Computer Applications in Counseling Psychology (3)

Focus on contemporary computer software for the analysis of advanced statistical data, with concentration on the analysis of variance and regression analysis. Current versions of SPSS, SAS, JMP, SYSTAT, and other software packages for the analysis of complex statistical data will be emphasized. Prerequisites: EPsy 630, ECpy 724, or equivalent.

Cpy 724 Regression Analysis for Counseling Research (3)

Introduction to bivariate and multiple regression analysis in counseling research including bivariate correlation and regression, partial and semi-partial correlation, multiple regression, and correlation, tests of hypotheses, and regression diagnostics. Prerequisite: E Psy 630 or equivalent.

Cpy 725 Multivariate Applications in Counseling Psychology (3)

Applications of multivariate methods in counseling psychology. Emphasis on the applications of the general linear model and related topics to the analysis and interpretation of data typically encountered in counseling psychology research. Mastery of available computer programs for analyzing such data will be a central topic. Prerequisites: E Psy 630 (or equivalent) and E Psy 731 (or equivalent).

Cpy 726 The Analysis of Covariance Structures (3)

This course focuses on the measurement and analysis of unobservable latent variables.  The analysis of covariance structures (structural equation modeling) encompasses a wide variety of statistical models that combine the psychometric and statistical traditions of confirmatory factor analysis and linear model path analysis on the latent variables that result therefrom.  Prerequisites: Cpy 724 (or equivalent), Psy 630 (or equivalent).

Cpy 730 Psychopharmacology with Diverse Populations (3)

Provides a core base of psychopharmacology for students who have not undertaken training in clinical medicine. Issues of diversity as they impact psychopharmacology will be addressed (e.g., gender, culture, and race differences). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Cpy 740 Assessment of Cognitive Abilities with Adults and Special Populations (3)

Covers the theories of human cognitive abilities in the context of multicultural counseling and therapy. There will be a particular emphasis on administering, scoring, and interpreting a variety of tests of cognitive abilities, memory, and intellectual functioning (e.g., WAIS, WISC, WIMM) with adults and special populations. Issues of diversity will be addressed (e.g., gender, culture, and race). Prerequisites: E Cpy 706 and E Cpy 707 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor.

Cpy 741 Assessment with Projective Tests (3)

Designed to expose students to the clinical assessment contributions of projective tests. The major focus is on acquiring basic knowledge and skill in administering, scoring, and interpreting projective assessments (e.g., Rorschach, T.A.T., Bender-Gestalt) in a diversity context (e.g., racial, cultural and gender differences). Prerequisites: E Cpy 706 and E Cpy 707 (or equivalent). or permission of instructor.

Cpy 750 Multicultural Counseling (3)

This doctoral seminar is designed to explore selected theory and research in the area of multicultural counseling. Topics emphasized include research on the influences of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and social class on the counseling relationship. Prerequisites: Doctoral student in counseling psychology or consent of instructor.

Cpy 761 Medical Aspects of Disability (3)

Medical information concerning the normal and abnormal functioning of the human body. Therapeutic techniques, prognosis of disabilities, and relationships between physical capabilities and vocational adaptation. Required of all rehabilitation counseling students. Open to other graduate students with consent of division.

Cpy 766 Selected Topics in Rehabilitation (3)

Provides intensive study of major theoretical, research, and clinical issues related to the rehabilitation process. In any given semester, one or several topics may be covered.

Cpy 767 Research Principles and Methods in Counseling (3)

Enables students to consume research literature and apply it in the field. Included in the course will be: concepts of research design, critiquing of research literature, application of research findings for counselors in rehabilitation settings, schools, and community agencies. Prerequisite: undergraduate coursework in statistics. Required of all doctoral students.

Cpy 768 Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling Practices (3-12)

Fieldwork experience in rehabilitation agencies under supervision of agency personnel and University faculty. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Required of and restricted to rehabilitation counseling students.

Cpy 769 Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling Practices (3-12)

Fieldwork experience in rehabilitation agencies under supervision of agency personnel and University faculty. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Required of and restricted to rehabilitation counseling students.

Cpy 805 Advanced Practicum I in Counseling Psychology (3-6)

Provides supervised experience of the provision psychological services (assessment and intervention) in a professional setting. Under the supervision of faculty, doctoral students are exposed to various roles and functions typical of the work of a counseling psychologist. Emphasis is on the integration of theories and research with practice and working with a multiculturally diverse clientele. Prerequisites: Doctoral student in counseling psychology and completion of Cpy 601, 700, 702, 706, or equivalent.

Cpy 806 Advanced Practicum II in Counseling Psychology (3-6)

Continuation of 805. Students receive further supervised practice in the integration of various assessment and intervention techniques in their work with culturally diverse agency clients. Prerequisites: Doctoral student in counseling psychology and completion of Cpy 805.

Cpy 808 Advanced Practicum in Specialized Procedures in Counseling Psychology (1-6)

Supervised experience for doctoral students in a variety of assessment and/or intervention procedures. Under the supervision of both faculty and agency professionals, students are involved in planning, delivery, and assessment of intervention with various culturally diverse clientele. Prerequisites: Doctoral student in counseling psychology, completion of Cpy 805 and Cpy 806, or consent of division.

Cpy 809 Systems Interventions: Families (3)

Theory, research, and practice of marital and family counseling and psychotherapy. Focuses on systems theories, with particular emphasis on (a) normal and dysfunctional family structure and development, and various theory-based interventions with couples and families. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor (advanced standing in graduate studies; counseling, clinical psychology, or social welfare).

Cpy 810 Advanced Practicum in Systems Intervention with Families (3)

Supervised experience in conjoint psychological treatment of couples and intact families. Group psychotherapy with separated/divorced adults and/or children of divorced parents. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and a full year of doctoral practicum in counseling or clinical psychology, plus Cpy 809 or equivalent.

Cpy 820 Proseminar in Research in Counseling Psychology (3)

Students develop a sound research proposal for the dissertation with feedback from faculty and fellow doctoral students. Integrates all research design and statistics courses the student has previously taken. Prerequisites: Completion of doctoral research methods and statistics requirements.

Cpy 840 Clinical Supervision and Consultation: Theory, Research & Practice (3)

Designed to introduce the theory, research, and ethical practice of consultation and clinical supervision from a multicultural-diversity perspective. In the supervision lab, students apply the theoretical and empirical literature to develop the skills to assess and facilitate supervisee competence in therapy process and outcome as well as supervision process and outcome. Prerequisites: 2 years supervised clinical practica, permission of instructor.

Cpy 841 Advanced Practicum in Clinical Supervision (3-9)

This advanced doctoral practicum builds on ECPY 840 Clinical Supervision: Theory, Research, & Practice, specifically to develop advanced integration and application of the theory, research, and ethical practice of clinical supervision from a multicultural-diversity perspective. Students apply the theoretical and empirical literature to develop higher level skills to assess and facilitate supervisee competence in therapy process and outcome as well as supervision process and outcome. Prerequisites: E Cpy 840, permission of instructor.

Cpy 887 Institute in Education (1-9)

A special course, not part of the pattern of regular offerings, designed to meet non-recurring needs.

Cpy 890 Research and Independent Study in Counseling Psychology (2-6)

Designed to meet needs of students in the doctoral program in counseling psychology. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Cpy 895 Internship in Counseling Psychology (1-6)

Supervised internship in a professional setting providing psychological services. Involvement in the internship must span a calendar year. The internship is required of all students in the doctoral program in counseling psychology and is the culmination of the practical sequence. Prerequisites: Completion of major requirements in the counseling psychology program and consent of the faculty and director of training, and completion of Cpy 700, 805, 806, and 808.

Cpy 899 Doctoral Dissertation (1)

Required of all candidates completing the doctoral degree.