Undergraduate Bulletin, 1999-2000

Courses in Counseling Psychology

E Cpy 120 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.

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 101M and permission of instructor. A-E graded.

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. A-E graded.

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. A-E graded.

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 101M and permission of instructor

E Cpy 400 Theory and Practice in Peer Counseling and Education I (3)
Introduction to the basic principles of peer counseling and peer education. Includes development of communication skills, workshop preparation and presentation, and knowledge about issues such as alcohol and substance abuse, rape and sexual assault and other topics of concern to college students' adjustment and development. Also includes basic working knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. Prerequisite(s): introduction to psychology or social welfare.

E Cpy 401 Theory and Practice in Peer Counseling and Education II (3)
This is the second course in the Peer Counseling/Education sequence. Emphasis is on skill development through practice and supervision. Prerequisite(s): E Cpy 400.

E Cpy 402 Theory and Practice in Peer Counseling and Peer Education III (3)
In this course, a companion to E Cpy 401a, b, and c, students will have the opportunity to practice peer counseling and peer education supervision skills through practical experiences which will occur on the Middle Earth hotline and 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 takes place in the context of a campus service agency, allowing students the opportunity to apply skills they have learned. Prerequisite(s): E Cpy 400 and E Cpy 401.

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.

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