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Counseling Psychology
In the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department

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Course Listing

Program Courses:

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the program for specific course availability for each semester:

CCPJ 4061 Principles and practices of vocational rehabilitation
History and legislation, principles, settings, major issues.

CCPJ 4062 Medical aspects of disabilities and rehabilitation
Limiting aspects of the major physical and emotional disabilities. Understanding and using medical knowledge in rehabilitation counseling.

CCPJ 4064 Theories of Counseling
Approaches to counseling; theories and research findings; educational, vocational, and personal counseling; typical problems; illustrative cases.
Instructor(s): Melanie Brewster, Elizabeth Fraga, Jill Hill, Derald Sue

CCPJ 4065 Career development of women
Applicability of existing theories of vocational choice and adjustment to the career development of women. New and emerging concepts, theories, and research findings. Psychological, sociological, and economic factors which facilitate or impede the career development of women.

CCPJ 4066 Foundations of testing and accountability
Introduces students to foundational concepts/skills in testing, emphasizing the principles of design, selection, validation, and appropriate use of formal and informal assessment tools for classroom instruction and various other practice-based, research, clinical, and/or accountability contexts. The course is particularly geared towards educational practitioners and other professionals who use data from assessments to inform their day-to-day practices or for research.
Instructor(s): Michael Lau

CCPJ 4068 Counseling women
Emphasis on the factors that influence the familial and intrapsychic issues of women. The integration of theories provides a framework for understanding the implications of women’s development for counseling and psychotherapy.
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Fraga

CCPJ 4160 School counseling for children and adolescents
Principles and practices in the guidance of children and adolescents examined from a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective with special emphasis on facilitating developmental processes of school, family, and community contexts. The role of the Guid-ance Counselor in developing preventive and rehabilitative interventions in urban and suburban schools/communities will be considered. Special fee: $15.

CCPJ 4165 Consultation in community agencies and resources
Community services and programs in family and personal counseling, health and child care, mental health, career counseling, job placement, and service to the aged.
Instructor(s): Defne Koraman, Marie Miville, Laura Smith, Derald Sue

CCPJ 4166 Current issues in gerontology
Current and emerging emphases in theory, research, and practice. Registration not limited to one term. Topics are announced in the course schedule distributed each semester.

CCPJ 4560 Professional and ethical issues in psychological counseling
Professional orientation for Ed.M. students in psychological counseling. Ethics and professional issues; employment opportunities and work settings (masters only).
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Fraga, Derald Sue

CCPJ 4873 The Winter Roundtable on cultural psychology and education
An annual national conference where top leaders in education and psychology share their expertise.
Instructor(s): Marie Miville

CCPJ 4902 Research and Independent Study in Psychological Counseling

Instructor(s): George Gushue, Marie Miville

CCPJ 5020 Racism and racial identity in psychology and education
A review of the debate on the influence of race and racism on education, mental health, and other social sciences. Introduction of current theoretical and research developments which explore the influence and role of racial identity (black and white) in individual development and professional practice.
Instructor(s): Robert Carter, Derald Sue

CCPJ 5025 Group Counseling
Prerequisite: Admission into the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling or Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology; CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5371. Students will explore the functions of group counseling in meeting client needs. Emphasis will be placed on theory and principles of group process and on the development of group skills through participation in class role-plays and in a group counseling experience. Attention to the practice of effective group leadership will also be addressed.
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Fraga, Jill Hill, Laura Smith

CCPJ 5060 Assessment in Counseling Psychology
The course is designed to provide an overview of the basic principles, theories, issues and practices in the field of psychological testing. Tests of both cognitive and personality functioning will be included, with emphasis on identification of both problems and strengths. Special fee: $40.
Instructor(s): Jill Hill, Michael Lau

CCPJ 5061 Assessment in Counseling Psychology
Open only to doctoral students in Counseling Psychology. Students will explore a range of contemporary issues in testing and will also receive supervised testing experience in a hospital or clinic. This course is offered in the spring only for the students who have completed CCPJ 5060.

CCPJ 5062 Career Counseling and Development
General concepts of career development and methods of assessment in career counseling. This course also highlights various issues related to the career development of diverse client populations in light of contemporary socio-political phenomena. Materials fee: $40.
Instructor(s): Melanie Brewster, George Gushue, Defne Koraman

CCPJ 5063 Psychological and cultural aspects of disability and rehabilitation
Personality theory and physical disabilities. Personality and environmental variables in the adjustment and rehabilitation process.
Instructor(s): Derald Sue

CCPJ 5064 Marriage and family therapy: Theory and practice
Open to majors in counseling and clinical psychology and to others with appropriate backgrounds. The course focuses on the relationship between self and system. Integrative theory models based on systemic thinking are explored. Family systems approaches relevant to working with individual adults, children, couples, and families are studied. Illustrative cases are presented and discussed.

CCPJ 5065 Psychology of the undergraduate: Issues for counseling and psychology
Theory and research on the psychological development of women and men. Focus on intellectual, psychosocial, moral, and vocational development with attention to the needs of special student groups and to the campus context and climate. Institutional structures and responses. Issues for counseling and education.

CCPJ 5161 Counseling and normal aging
Exploration of factors impacting on psychological treatment for normative problems of later adulthood, such as physical illness and retirement, and survey of interventions designed to address these problems.

CCPJ 5162 Counseling and psychopathology in older persons
Exploration of factors impacting on psychological treatment of serious psychological dysfunctioning in later life, such as senile dementia and clinical depression, and survey of interventions designed to address these problems.
Instructor(s): Derald Sue

CCPJ 5164 Multicultural counseling and psychology
Introduces students to a range of approaches used in psychology and other disciplines for developing therapeutic interventions across diverse racial, cultural, and linguistic groups. Examination of culturally indigenous perspectives of and approaches to mental health and healing. Introduction to culturally based counseling methods.
Instructor(s): Michael Lau, Marie Miville, Derald Sue

CCPJ 5165 Racial-cultural counseling laboratory
Permission and application required. Prerequisites: Admission into the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling or Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology; CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5371, CCPJ 5025, and either CCPJ 5020 or CCPJ 5164. An advanced experiential skill-oriented and didactic course with limited enrollment (30) intended to provide insights into the racial, social, and cultural factors in the development of relationships in counseling. The course uses a minimum competence model focused on self-exploration and the use of counseling skills.
Instructor(s): Robert Carter, Laura Smith, Derald Sue

CCPJ 5260 Fieldwork in psychological counseling and rehabilitation
Limited to second-year students in Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling. Required: Written application which includes, but is not limited to: completed forms, endorsement of hosting site, and liability insurance must be submitted directly to the fieldwork coordinator for approval. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5025, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371 and either HUDK 4022, 4023, 4024, or HUDK 5029 (or approved substitutes). Supervised experience takes place in various types of social agencies, rehabilitation agencies, mental health clinics, career counseling centers, business establishments, educational institutions, and facilities serving senior adults. The standard is a minimum of two semesters required at 3 points per term for a total of 6 points to satisfy the program requirement. Additional points of credit may be added only with the approval of the instructor and fieldwork coordinator.

CCPJ 5263 Supervised fieldwork in elementary school counseling
Limited to second-year students in Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling specializing in elementary guidance. Required: Written application which includes, but is not limited to: completed forms, endorsement of hosting site, and liability insurance must be submitted directly to the fieldwork coordinator for approval. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5025, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371; and either HUDK 4022, 4023, 4024 or HUDK 5029 (or approved substitutes). The standard is a minimum of two semesters required at 3 points per term for a total of 6 points to satisfy the program requirement. Additional points of credit may be added only with the approval of the instructor and fieldwork coordinator.

CCPJ 5265 Supervised fieldwork in secondary school counseling
Limited to second-year students in Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling specializing in secondary guidance. Required: Written application which includes, but is not limited to: completed forms, endorsement of hosting site, and liability insurance must be submitted directly to the fieldwork coordinator for approval. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5025, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371; and either HUDK 4022, 4023, 4024 or HUDK 5029 (or approved substitutes). The standard is a minimum of two semesters required at 3 points per term for a total of 6 points to satisfy the program requirement. Additional points of credit may be added only with the approval of the instructor and fieldwork coordinator.

CCPJ 5360 Practicum in career and personal counseling
Limited enrollment. Required: written application signed by your advisor for either semester of the next academic year and permission from the fieldwork coordinator for approval. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371, CCPJ 5025; and either HUDK 4022, 4023, 4024 or HUDK 5029 (or their equivalents). Limited to second-year students (30 or more points) admitted to the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling or doctoral students in counseling psychology. Supervised practice in vocational appraisal and short-term educational and personal/career counseling. Students work with clients of the Dean Hope Center. Special fee: $115.
Instructor(s): Helen Fronshtein, Marie Miville

CCPJ 5364 Advanced practicum in multi-cultural counseling and psychotherapy
Course will involve a weekly seminar, client assignments with individual supervision, and discussion of culturally relevant clinical interviews. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5025, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371, and either HUDK 4022, or HUDK 4023 or HUDK 4024. Open only to doctoral students in counseling psychology.
Instructor(s): George Gushue

CCPJ 5368 Supervision and teaching of counseling
Permission required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of appropriate practica in individual and/or group counseling. Experience in practicum supervision and related teaching activities under the guidance of a faculty member. Enrollment not limited to one term.

CCPJ 5371 Foundations of counseling
Permission required. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: For majors section, admission into the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling or Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology, CCPJ 4064 completed or taken concurrently; for non-majors section, CCPJ 4064 recommended but not required. A laboratory experience for counselors and others in the helping professions. Practice in clarifying, understanding, and responding to personal communications. Graduated exercises and videotapes are used to develop counseling and interviewing skills and desirable counselor attitudes. Special fee: $30.
Instructor(s): Melanie Brewster, Elizabeth Fraga, Defne Koraman, Michael Lau, Marie Miville

CCPJ 5560 Review of research in counseling psychology
Required of and limited to doctoral candidates in counseling psychology. Exploration of theoretical and methodological approaches in counseling psychology.
Instructor(s): Robert Carter

CCPJ 5563 Special topics and issues in counseling psychology
New and emerging developments, practices, and concerns in the field are examined and evaluated. Topics are announced in the schedule of classes that is posted online each semester. Registration not limited to one term.
Instructor(s): Derald Sue

CCPJ 6260 Advanced fieldwork
Permission required. Limited to advanced students in the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling who have completed the regular fieldwork sequence in their area of concentration. Registration not limited to one semester.

CCPJ 6330 Basic practicum in individual counseling and psychotherapy
Open only to doctoral students in counseling psychology. Permission required and enrollment limited. Individual work with clients under supervision on a range of issues and problems. Personal, social, relationship, educational, and vocational adjustment and developmental focus.
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Fraga, Jill Hill, Michael Lau

CCPJ 6350 Externship in counseling psychology
Year-long placement in a field-setting for clinical experience. (Required for doctoral students). Students petition to be placed into a supervised two-day-a-week training site and see individual and group counselors. To apply, students must complete practicum sequence, pass certification/comprehensive examinations, and have completed most coursework. For students to be eligible for externship they need to have completed at least two years of coursework and three years of practicum. Externships involve students applying to affiliated programs (i.e., institutions and organizations with which we have established affiliation agreements). We require students to be on site for at least two days a week for eight to ten months, that the students be supervised by a licensed psychologist, and that the students be trained in individual and group modes of service delivery.
Instructor(s): Marie Miville

CCPJ 6360 Practice in Psychologcal Counseling
Required: permission of the instructor. For advanced doctoral candidates in counseling psychology. Course involves a weekly seminar, client assignments with individual supervision, and exposure to a range of theoretical approaches to the clinical/counseling interview. Stu-dents register for 4 points each term.
Instructor(s): Marie Miville, Dinelia Rosa, Laura Smith

CCPJ 6362 Group practicum
Permission required. Students must submit written application by the midterm date of the preceding semester. Limited to advanced students with appropriate backgrounds in group work. Students will practice group counseling skills in selective settings.
Instructor(s): Michael Koski

CCPJ 6363 Advanced group and family systems practicum
Permission required. Prerequisites: CCPJ 5025. (Year Course). Advanced group supervision to provide service to clients in the Dean Hope Center and/or outside agencies.

CCPJ 6368 Advanced supervision and teaching of counseling
Permission required. Supervision and related teaching activities for advanced doctoral students under the guidance of a faculty member. Registration not limited to one term.

CCPJ 6460 Internship in Counseling Psychology
Permission required. For doctoral students in counseling psychology only. Super-vised experience in approved and appropriate agencies, institutions, and establishments. Students are required to petition faculty for internship training to be approved to apply for internship. Students must have completed all coursework during the academic year in which they are applying for internship. Students would have to have passed all certification and comprehensive examinations as well as to have an approved dissertation proposal.
Instructor(s): Marie Miville

CCPJ 6560 Advanced Professional Issues
Students will familiarize themselves with a range of professional issues that affect their learning and development as counseling psychologists and will have the opportunity to explore topics not currently available in the curriculum. Limited to doctoral students in psychology.
Instructor(s): George Gushue, Michael Lau, Marie Miville, Derald Sue

CCPJ 6569 Professional ethics and standards in psychology
Ethics and standards of psychological practice and research. Limited to doctoral students in psychology. Others by special permission.
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Fraga, Marie Miville

CCPJ 6572 Multicultural competencies
Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Students register for two consecutive terms.
Instructor(s): Derald Sue

CCPJ 6573 Cross cultural research
Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Students register for two consecutive terms.
Instructor(s): Derald Sue

CCPJ 6574 Multicultural perspectives on social attitudes, identity, and development
Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Students register for two consecutive terms.
Instructor(s): Marie Miville, Derald Sue

CCPJ 6575 Research models and procedures with racial/cultural emphases
Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Students register for two consecutive terms.
Instructor(s): Robert Carter

CCPJ 6576 Prevention, multicultural training, spirituality and counseling
Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Students register for two consecutive terms.

CCPJ 6577 Psychological interventions with older persons
Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Students register for two consecutive terms.

CCPJ 6578 Research practicum psychology undergrad major
Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Students register for two consecutive terms.

CCPJ 6579 Research practicum identity and intimacy
Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Students register for two consecutive terms.

CCPJ 6902 Advanced Research and Independent Study in Counseling Psychology

Instructor(s): Robert Carter, George Gushue, Derald Sue

CCPJ 7502 Dissertation seminar
Permission required. Prerequisite: CCPJ 5560 and CCPJ 6572-CCPJ 6579. An advanced research course designed to facilitate the development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of plans for approval at all steps in the process. Required of all doctoral students before or after an approved proposal. Registration limited to two terms. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.
Instructor(s): Robert Carter, Derald Sue

CCPJ 7572 Advanced research practicum in counseling psychology
Permission required. Prerequisite: CCPJ 6572-79. This course is a continuation of CCPJ 6572-79 and is only open to students who have completed two semesters of the prerequisite.
Instructor(s): Robert Carter

CCPJ 8900 Dissertation Advisement
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertation. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term.
Instructor(s): Melanie Brewster, George Gushue, Marie Miville