Career Assessment. Comparative theories of career choice and career development. Occupational and environmental analysis techniques. Experience in the use of occupational information and career models. Problem identification for career issues and implications for other major life issues. Prerequisite: CPSY 600 or equivalent course recommended.
Examination of stages of development and relationship between developmental stages and appropriate therapeutic intervention. Course includes childhood, adolescence, adulthood and family development.
Classification of major drugs, drug properties and use, models of treatment, referral procedures and appropriate counseling techniques and treatment alternatives.
This course will expose the student to various models for understanding behavior disorders in childhood and adolescence, including DSM-IV diagnoses and terminology, and approaches to assessment, treatment planning, and interventions with an emphasis on review of the empirical literature pertaining to the treatment of specific psychopathological states in childhood and adolescence.
An introductory-level course in marriage and family living. The course covers, but is not limited to, the following areas: family social trends, demographic data, stages of family development, characteristics of healthy families, sibling-position models of family development and of marital patterns, and varying conceptual models of family counseling. In most settings, the instructor utilizes a combination of lecture, videotape presentations and small-group discussions.
Theory and research relating to marriage and family development, including family history, trans generational family models, and developmental
Theory and techniques of marital therapy, including dysfunctional communication patterns, pathological marriage patterns, factors in marital selection, marital stress, behavioral approaches to marital therapy, family systems approaches to marital therapy, and psychoanalytic approaches to marital therapy. Prerequisite: CPSY 650 or equivalent course
Advanced family assessment, communications and systems approaches to family problem identification. Compare and contrast various family theories in terms of problem identification. Understanding of philosophical orientation and research underlying family psychology. Prerequisite: CPSY 650 or equivalent course
Understanding theory and research in current family systems models of intervention. Family systems approaches to problem solution utilizing these theories. Prerequisite: CPSY 650 & 653 or equivalent courses
Counseling with cultural differences, family concepts, traditions of multicultural perspective, ethnic concerns, and approaches to therapy based on cultural differences
Topics covered include the biosocial theory of DBT, principle of dialectics, overview of DBT skills (mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, & interpersonal effectiveness), components of individual DBT therapy. Course will be taught by combination of lecture, large/small group discussion, video, and experiential in-class experiences. This course will NOT result in formal certification in DBT therapy. Prerequisites: CPSY 606 & 632 (or equivalent).
Prerequisite: CPSY 606 (or equivalent)
This course centers on the development and practice of the professional skills needed to provide clinical services to individuals with substance-related and other addictive disorders. The course emphasizes assessment, individual and group therapy skills, case management, and the utilization of community resources. Contemporary interventions, such as brief interventions, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement therapy, 12-Step Facilitation, Relapse Prevention, the Community Reinforcement (and Family Training) approach, and Harm Reduction methods are investigated.
This course is designed to help students understand the impact of trauma on individuals, recognize post-traumatic stress reactions, and understand contemporary intervention approaches available for traumatized persons.
This course will further students' understanding of human sexual development over the lifespan, problems involving sexuality that present to counselors, and contemporary approaches to counseling clients on issues of sexuality.
This course is designed to provide an overview of the foundations of counseling and treatment for substance use disorders, including the biopsychosocial model of addiction and co-occurring disorders, the principles of motivation and change, evidence-based treatment approaches, and the continuum of integrated care.
In this course students will directly experience mindfulness practices, will examine the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of mindfulness as it relates to counseling and will be introduced to methods and skills for integrating mindfulness into their counseling work.