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Undergraduate Bulletin 2007-2008
 
Bulletin Homepage |School of Education | Courses in Counseling Psychology

Courses in Counseling Psychology

E Cpy 120 (= U Uni 100) The Psychology of Academic and Personal Effectiveness (3)

Examination and application of psychological theory and research in learning, memory, motivation, decision making, behavioral self-control, and young adult development with implications for academic performance and personal effectiveness. Open only to freshmen, and other students by permission of the department.

E Cpy 204 Principles of Career and Life Planning (3)

Review of theories of decision-making career development, occupational choice, and job satisfaction. Additional topics: vocational measurement and assessment, evaluation and use of occupational information, and strategies of life-span planning. Some sections restricted to freshmen and sophomores only. [IL]

E Cpy 301 Methods in Peer Helping I (2)

Introduction to the counseling theories and skills used in a variety of helping roles. Opportunities to develop basic relationships and communication skills. Case studies that examine motivational variables in helping activities. Prerequisite(s): A Psy 101 and permission of instructor.

E Cpy 302 Methods in Peer Helping II (2)

Group activities for greater understanding of interpersonal skills. Interpersonal skill development and understanding of relevant theoretical concepts. Optional individual research projects. Prerequisite(s): E Cpy 301 and permission of instructor.

E Cpy 303 Methods in Peer Helping III (2)

Theories and research concerning young adult development. Practice with both individual and group helping skills. Research projects related to young adult development. Prerequisite(s): E Cpy 301, E Cpy 302 and permission of instructor.

E Cpy 311 Helping Skills in Human Services: Sexuality and Young Adults (3)

Introduction to the major theories and research regarding human sexuality and young adults. Opportunities are provided for students to develop helping skills in the area of human sexuality. Prerequisite(s): A Psy 101 and permission of instructor

E Cpy 357 Applied Sport Psychology (3)

This course will provide an overview of issues related to applied sport psychology. Topics covered will include enhancing motivation, effective leadership, team cohesion, individual performance enhancement techniques (e.g., imagery and relaxation, cognitive restructuring), and counseling/clinical issues that are especially relevant to athletes (e.g., substance abuse, burnout. Application of sport psychology across human diversity (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, culture, age) also will be addressed.

E Cpy 360 Psychology, Cultural Diversity, & Social Justice (3)

This course will examine several aspects of diversity as it relates to U.S. culture and society. Moreover, the course will examine and explore the psychological effects of various types of oppression (i.e., racism, heterosexism, and classism) as they impinge upon specific communities within the U.S. and individuals within those communities. In addition, this course will include topics related to social justice and advocacy related to the improvement and empowerment of marginalized groups studied. The course will incorporate various sources of knowledge and content to provide a comprehensive perspective on the multiple layers of cultural diversity represented in U.S. culture. These sources include readings, class discussions, video presentations, experiential activities, and guest lecturers

E Cpy 387 Institute (1-9)

A special course, not part of the regular pattern of offerings, designed to meet non-recurring needs. Available for division use and subject to division approval.

E Cpy 400 Foundations of Peer Counseling and Peer Education(3)

In this course, students will be introduced to peer counseling and peer educations through classroom presentations, experiential exercises, and participation in a weekly “training shift” at the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program. The classroom portion of the course will consist of lectures on basic listening and communication skills as well as an introduction to peer counseling and peer education. There will also be classroom sessions on specific topics related to campus issues, such as alcohol and substance abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, and other topics addressed by peer counselors and peer educators. In addition to participating in the lecture portion of the course, students will be required to complete a weekly three-hour “training shift” in which they will be paired with a peer mentor to practice the skills that are discussed in class. In this way, students will have an opportunity to observe and work with experienced peers in the context of a service agency that is located on campus. Prerequisite(s): Students must obtain the permission of the instructor in order to enroll in this course.

E Cpy 403 Peer Counseling and Peer Education: Theory and Practice I (3)

In this course, which is a companion to A Cpy 400 (Foundations of Peer Counseling and Peer Education), students will have the opportunity to practice peer counseling and peer education skills through supervised experiences which will occur on the Middle Earth crisis hotline and/or in the Middle Earth outreach education service. Students will also participate in weekly supervision groups which are facilitated by instructional staff. A primary strength of this course is that learning can take place in the context of a campus service agency, allowing students the opportunity to apply skills which they have learned. Prerequisite(s): Students must complete A Cpy 400 or the equivalent and obtain the permission of the instructor in order to enroll in this course.

E Cpy 404 Peer Counseling and Peer Education: Theory and Practice II (3)

In this course, which is a companion to A Cpy 400 (Foundations of Peer Counseling and Peer Education), students will have the opportunity to practice peer counseling and peer education skills through supervised experiences which will occur on the Middle Earth crisis hotline and/or in the Middle Earth outreach education service. Students will also participate in weekly supervision groups which are facilitated by instructional staff. A primary strength of this course is that learning can take place in the context of a campus service agency, allowing students the opportunity to apply skills which they have learned. Prerequisite(s): Students must complete A Cpy 400 and A Cpy 403 or the equivalent and obtain the permission of the instructor in order to enroll in this course.

E Cpy 405 Peer Counseling and Peer Education: Theory and Practice III (3)

In this course, which is a companion to A Cpy 400 (Foundations of Peer Counseling and Peer Education), students will have the opportunity to practice peer counseling and peer education skills through supervised experiences which will occur on the Middle Earth crisis hotline and/or in the Middle Earth outreach education service. Students will also participate in weekly supervision groups which are facilitated by instructional staff. A primary strength of this course is that learning can take place in the context of a campus service agency, allowing students the opportunity to apply skills which they have learned. Prerequisite(s): Students must complete A Cpy 400, A Cpy 403, and A Cpy 404 or the equivalent and obtain the permission of the instructor in order to enroll in this course.

E Cpy 406 Theory and Practice in Peer Counseling and Peer Education, Peer Supervision (3)

In this course, which is a companion to E Cpy 403, 404, and 405 (Peer Counseling and Peer Education: Theory and Practice I, II, and III), students will have the opportunity to practice peer counseling and peer education supervision skills through practical experiences which will occur on the Middle Earth crisis hotline and/or in the Middle Earth outreach education service. Students will also participate in weekly supervision groups facilitated by instructional staff. A primary strength of this course is that learning can take place in the context of a campus service agency, allowing students the opportunity to apply skills which they have learned. Prerequisite(s): Students must complete E Cpy 400, E Cpy 403, and E Cpy 404 or the equivalent and obtain the permission of the Instructor in order to enroll in this course.

E Cpy 421 Introduction to Counseling Psychology (3)

The history, philosophy, and organization of counseling psychology both as an academic discipline and as a helping profession are explored. Emphasizes understanding of personal, academic, and professional aspects of counseling psychology in the context of modern economic and social influences. For the student considering a career in the helping professions. Prerequisite(s): A Psy 101.

E Cpy 462 Psychology of Disability (3)

Study of the psychological aspects of disability. Emphasizes physical disability, but also includes other disabling conditions. Topics include reactions to disability, adjustment to disability, rehabilitation approaches, community resources and affirmative action policies. Prerequisite(s): A Psy 101 or its equivalent.

E Cpy 497 Independent Study (3–6)

Designed to meet needs of undergraduate students who possess interest in counseling or counseling psychology and plan for graduate education. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing and permission of instructor.