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Counseling Psychology

In the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department

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Course List

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.

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.

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.

CCPJ 4070 Counseling Linguistically Diverse Populations: Latina/o Psychology

This course will focus on gaining knowledge of the diverse demographic make-up of Latinos, including multiple races, ethnicities, cultures, values, beliefs, traditions, social classes, and reasons for immigration.   Students will learn the psychosocial issues impacting Latinos in the US and culturally linked factors known to influence the therapeutic treatment process, including immigration, racism, poverty, and acculturation.  The course will also cover the recent counseling research on culturally relevant psychological assessment instruments and empirically supported treatments for Latinos.

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.

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).

CCPJ 4873 The Winter Roundtable on cultural psychology and education

An annual national conference where top leaders in education and psychology share their expertise.

CCPJ 4902 Research and Independent Study in Psychological Counseling

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

CCPJ 5260 Fieldwork in psychological counseling and rehabilitation

Limited to second-year students in Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling. Required: Written application by the last Wednesday in September for spring and summer and by the first Wednesday in February for fall and permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5025, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371 and either HUDK 4022, 4023, 4024, or HUDK 5029 (or approved substitutes). Supervised experience in various types of social agencies, rehabilitation agencies, career counseling centers, business establishments, educational institutions, and facilities serving the elderly. Normally a minimum of two semesters is required at 2 points per term. Additional points of credit may be added only with the approval of the instructor.

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 by the last Wednesday in September for spring and summer and by the first Wednesday in February for fall and permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5025, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371; and either HUDK 4022, 4023, 4024 or HUDK 5029 (or approved substitutes). Normally, a minimum of two semesters is required at 2 points per term. Additional points of credit may be added only with the approval of the instructor. Special fee: $20.

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 by the last Wednesday in September for spring and summer and by the first Wednesday in February for fall and permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5025, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371; and either HUDK 4022, 4023, 4024 or HUDK 5029 (or approved substitutes). Normally, a minimum of two semesters is required at 2 points per term. Additional points of credit may be added only with the approval of the instructor. Special fee: $20.

CCPJ 5360 Practicum in career and personal counseling

Limited enrollment. Required: written application by June 1 for either semester of the next academic year, permission of the instructor, and concurrent registration for CCPX 5630. 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.

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.

CCPJ 5372 Foundations of counseling skills II

Permission required. Limited Enrollment. Continuing laboratory experience for helping professionals in further development of basic counseling skills with emphasis on increasing one's self-awareness and self-reflective ability. Practice and experience in attending, influencing and helping skills through in-class discussions, experiential activities, weekly journals, and counseling/clinical integration. Exploring assets and defenses that may facilitate or hinder therapeutic transactions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 6902 Advanced Research and Independent Study in Counseling Psychology

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.

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.

CCPJ 8900 Dissertation Advisement

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertation. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term.

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