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Department of Counseling & Clinical Psychology

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Program Description

The Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology reflects a scientist-practitioner training model whereby emphasis is placed on preparing professional psychologists who:

  (a) are competent in addressing problems associated with the adaptive functioning of human beings,

  (b) can successfully apply relevant research literature to client concerns, and

  (c) can contribute to the research knowledge base.

Our philosophy is consistent with many of the historical traditions in the field of counseling psychology, including (a) the optimal development and functioning of individuals, groups, and other systems (e.g., institutions, communities); (b) an appreciation of the strengths and uniqueness of individuals; (c) a belief in the unbounded potential of human beings; and (d) a respect for the integrity of all people. Our training philosophy strongly encourages students to adopt approaches to client treatment that consider the various contexts in which clients develop and operate. The program also stresses the critical roles of self-exploration and personal reflection as components of professional development.

Central to our training model is the belief that academic scholarship and research are inseparable from professional practice. Hence, the Counseling Psychology Program recognizes the importance of preparing graduates who manifest the highest standards of excellence in academic or service delivery settings. Throughout the program, we emphasize the integration of scientific psychology and professional practice through attention to didactic and experiential learning, synthesizing skill acquisition with effective use of self, and clarifying personal and professional identities. This integrative perspective implies the following assumptions:

  1. Learning is an ongoing process and, as a result, students are responsible for being cognizant of issues and trends within the profession;
  2. Learning occurs in a context that requires active consideration of individual differences and systemic factors; and
  3. Professional development is often inseparable from personal growth.

Thus, students are continuously exposed to opportunities to examine the connection between scientific knowledge and professional practice. To highlight the importance of this integration, education and training in theory, inquiry, and practice occur concurrently throughout the program.

The academic curriculum of the program provides students with numerous opportunities to develop professional and personal competencies associated with becoming counseling psychologists. In particular, extensive coursework, practical experiences, and other learning opportunities allow students to identify their strengths and assets with regard to their personal and professional development and to take risks to develop new competencies in various professional roles. The academic curriculum also reflects the importance of students (a) developing professional identities as ethical counseling psychologists, (b) being socialized into the profession of counseling psychology, and (c) contributing to counseling psychology as a specialty discipline as well as to the broader field of applied psychology.

The Counseling Psychology Program is also firmly committed to issues pertaining to multicultural diversity and seeks faculty members, staff, and students who reflect such diversity, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious/spiritual orientation, disability status, and national origin. Moreover, issues of human diversity are largely integrated throughout the entire curriculum and, indeed, throughout the entire program in that students are actively exposed to numerous opportunities to develop competence in addressing issues pertaining to cultural and identity group membership with various populations. The program also seeks to create a milieu of growth, collaboration, and collegiality among faculty, staff, and students with regard to respecting and affirming various dimensions of cultural diversity.

Thus the specific goals of the program and their associated competencies prepare students to work in a variety of settings with emphasis on education (e.g. colleges and universities), health (e.g., outpatient clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) and related agencies. With the help of a Faculty Advisor, students register for required and elective courses, which in light of their previous preparation, special needs, and career objectives, will prepare them appropriately. Depending on their area of concentration and level of training, graduates have found employment in universities, colleges, medical schools, elementary and secondary schools, adult basic education centers, employment and training centers, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, mental health centers, industry, senior citizens centers, and community and government agencies. 

Regardless of the eventual work setting, students in the program are expected by the end of their training to have achieved the following objectives:

  1. Be capable of engaging in culturally-relevant and psychologically appropriate psychotherapeutic interventions that

        (a) emphasize normal personal and interpersonal functioning,

        (b) address dysfunction from a strengths-based perspective,

        (c) consider developmental issues across the lifespan, and

        (d) consider the role of environmental and contextual issues in individuals’ lives.

  2. Be competent in conducting research and effectively applying research to their 
 professional work.

  3. Possess the requisite foundations in core areas of professional psychology.

  4. Be ethical scientist-practitioners.

  5. Be socialized into the profession and able to contribute to counseling psychology as a specialty discipline, as well as to the broader field of applied psychology, though research, scholarship, conference presentations, and service.

  6. Demonstrate an understanding of persons, groups, and organizations in their environmental contexts, including cultural, social, economic, educational,  occupational, and institutional contexts.

  7. Demonstrate multicultural competence in research and practice.

  8. Be able to work in a variety of professional practice settings.

Degrees

  • Master of Education

    • Points/Credits: 60

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Certification:

      • Mental Health Counselor

      Degree Requirements

      The Ed.M. is granted after successful completion of a comprehensive examination, a special project, and 60 points of planned, sequential study beyond the bachelor’s degree, of which at least 48 points must be taken at Teachers College. Approval of transfer credits to the Ed.M. program must be conducted upon admission into the program; transfer credits will not be accepted thereafter. The Ed.M. degree could lead to the doctorate at Teachers College and elsewhere but usually with some loss of time and credits because of differences in emphases between master’s and doctoral programs. Students who apply to the program during or after taking classes at Teachers College as a non-matriculated student can transfer up to 9 points (with a maximum of 8 points in the major) if accepted as a matriculated degree student. Additional information may be found in the Psychological Counseling Program Handbook.

      School counseling is one of several areas of specialization within the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling (COUS). It is a specialty that allows students to develop appropriate skills to deliver services that are specific to school settings, in addition to learning the essential functions generally found in the counseling profession. A graduate of this specialization is eligible for provisional certification as a School Counselor in New York State after completing the program, including a series of specified courses. Consult the Master’s Student Handbook for more information about the School Counselor specialization. For permanent certification, New York State requires two years of employment as a school counselor and 30 additional credits of graduate work. The credits from the Ed.M. beyond the M.A. will be applied toward the 30. Students planning to obtain New York State Certification in School Counseling use the en passant M.A. to apply for provisional certification. Students should complete the application for certification upon graduation from the M.A. program.

      In 2005, Teachers College received approval from New York State to offer a License-Qualifying Mental Health Counseling Program (COUM). Along with completion of required coursework, students can become eligible for licensure when they complete 3000 hours of post-master’s supervised experience in the practice of mental health counseling and pass a national examination. For information regarding licensure, please contact the Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department (www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/mhclic.htm)

      All students in the Psychological Counseling Ed.M. program (COUM and COUS) must take specific required courses in the following content areas:

      • Human growth and development: HUDK 4022, Developmental psychology: Childhood (3); HUDK 4023, Developmental psychology: Adolescence (3); HUDK 4024, Developmental psychology: Adulthood and the lifespan (3); or HUDK 5029, Personality development and socialization across the lifespan (3)
      • Social cultural foundations of counseling: CCPJ 4873, The Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education (1) and two of the following: CCPJ 5165, Racial-Cultural Counseling Laboratory (4); CCPJ 5020, Racism and Racial Identity in Psychology and Education (3) CCPJ 5164, Multicultural Counseling and Psychology (3) (4) CCPJ 4050 Microaggressions in Instituitional Climates (3) or CCPJ 4180 LGBT (Q) Issues in Psychology (3). Please note: one of the two courses must be CCPJ 5020, CCPJ 5164, or CCPJ 5165
      • Counseling theory and practice: CCPJ 4064, Theories of counseling (3) and CCPJ 5371,Foundations of counseling (3)
      • Psychopathology: CCPJ 4000, Multicultural psychopathology (3); CCPX 5032, Adult psychopathology (3); or CCPX 5034, Child psychopathology (3)
      • Group counseling: CCPJ 5025, Group counseling (3)
      • Lifestyle and career development: CCPJ 5062, Career counseling and development (3)
      • Assessment and appraisal: CCPJ 5060, Assessment in counseling psychology (3), and one of the following: HUDM 5059, Psychological measurement (3); HUDM 4050, Introduction to measurement (3); or CCPJ 4066, Foundations of testing and accountability (3)
      • Research and program evaluation: ORLJ 4009, Understanding behavioral research (3) and ORL 5522, Evaluation methods I (3)

        or CCPJ 5070 Evaluation methods in counseling psychology (3)

      • Professional orientation and ethics: CCPJ 4560, Professional and ethical issues in psychological counseling (3)
      • Foundations of mental health counseling and consultation: CCPJ 5371, Foundations of counseling (3) (also listed under Counseling Theory and Practice) and CCPJ 4165, Consultation in community agencies and resources (3)
      • Clinical instruction: CCPJ 5360, Practicum in career and personal counseling (4)
      • One year of supervised fieldwork: CCPJ 5260, Fieldwork in psychological counseling and rehabilitation (6 points total spread over two or three semesters); CCPJ 5263, Supervised fieldwork in elementary school counseling (6 points total spread over two or three semesters); or CCPJ 5265, Supervised fieldwork in secondary school counseling (6 points total spread over two or three semesters).

      School counselors (COUS) also are required to take the following:

      Elementary

      • HUDK 4022, Developmental psychology: Childhood
      • CCPJ 5263, Supervised fieldwork in elementary school counseling
      • CCPJ 4160, School counseling for children or adolescents, or
      • Child abuse and maltreatment identification, reporting and intervention
      • Violence prevention and intervention  

      High School

      • HUDK 4023, Developmental psychology: Adolescence
      • CCPJ 5265, Supervised fieldwork in secondary school counseling
      • CCPJ 4160, School counseling for children and adolescents, or
      • Child abuse and maltreatment identification, reporting and intervention
      • Violence prevention and intervention

      Required courses often are scheduled in the afternoon and evening, so it is possible for students with flexible schedules to attend on a part-time basis and complete the program; however, it should be noted that at times, required courses may be offered during the day and students must be prepared to make needed accommodations. Full-time students generally complete the program in about five semesters. The length of program completion for part-time students varies with the number of points in which they enroll each semester.

      In addition to required core courses, students will be expected to select electives from the various areas of psychology and other appropriate disciplines that will provide breadth and depth to their preparation as counselors. Consult the Master’s Student Handbook for further information about Ed.M. program requirements.

      New York State Education Department (NYSED) has teacher certification requirements that are needed for program completion and graduation which are listed in the Office of Teacher Education section of the catalog.

      A special project is required in addition to the 60 points of coursework. Students should plan to complete their project in the same semester that they apply for the Ed.M. degree.

      The Comprehensive Exam, which is a mandatory requirement for obtaining the en passant M.A. and the Ed.M., is generally taken in the semester in which 45 credits are completed.

    • Points/Credits: 60

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Certification:

      • Mental Health Counselor

      Degree Requirements

      The Ed.M. is granted after successful completion of a comprehensive examination, a special project, and 60 points of planned, sequential study beyond the bachelor’s degree, of which at least 48 points must be taken at Teachers College. Approval of transfer credits to the Ed.M. program must be conducted upon admission into the program; transfer credits will not be accepted thereafter. The Ed.M. degree could lead to the doctorate at Teachers College and elsewhere but usually with some loss of time and credits because of differences in emphases between master’s and doctoral programs. Students who apply to the program during or after taking classes at Teachers College as a non-matriculated student can transfer up to 9 points (with a maximum of 8 points in the major) if accepted as a matriculated degree student. Additional information may be found in the Psychological Counseling Program Handbook.

      School counseling is one of several areas of specialization within the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling (COUS). It is a specialty that allows students to develop appropriate skills to deliver services that are specific to school settings, in addition to learning the essential functions generally found in the counseling profession. A graduate of this specialization is eligible for provisional certification as a School Counselor in New York State after completing the program, including a series of specified courses. Consult the Master’s Student Handbook for more information about the School Counselor specialization. For permanent certification, New York State requires two years of employment as a school counselor and 30 additional credits of graduate work. The credits from the Ed.M. beyond the M.A. will be applied toward the 30. Students planning to obtain New York State Certification in School Counseling use the en passant M.A. to apply for provisional certification. Students should complete the application for certification upon graduation from the M.A. program.

      In 2005, Teachers College received approval from New York State to offer a License-Qualifying Mental Health Counseling Program (COUM). Along with completion of required coursework, students can become eligible for licensure when they complete 3000 hours of post-master’s supervised experience in the practice of mental health counseling and pass a national examination. For information regarding licensure, please contact the Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department (www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/mhclic.htm)

      All students in the Psychological Counseling Ed.M. program (COUM and COUS) must take specific required courses in the following content areas:

      • Human growth and development: HUDK 4022, Developmental psychology: Childhood (3); HUDK 4023, Developmental psychology: Adolescence (3); HUDK 4024, Developmental psychology: Adulthood and the lifespan (3); or HUDK 5029, Personality development and socialization across the lifespan (3)
      • Social cultural foundations of counseling: CCPJ 4873, The Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education (1) and two of the following: CCPJ 5165, Racial-Cultural Counseling Laboratory (4); CCPJ 5020, Racism and Racial Identity in Psychology and Education (3) CCPJ 5164, Multicultural Counseling and Psychology (3) (4) CCPJ 4050 Microaggressions in Instituitional Climates (3) or CCPJ 4180 LGBT (Q) Issues in Psychology (3). Please note: one of the two courses must be CCPJ 5020, CCPJ 5164, or CCPJ 5165
      • Counseling theory and practice: CCPJ 4064, Theories of counseling (3) and CCPJ 5371,Foundations of counseling (3)
      • Psychopathology: CCPJ 4000, Multicultural psychopathology (3); CCPX 5032, Adult psychopathology (3); or CCPX 5034, Child psychopathology (3)
      • Group counseling: CCPJ 5025, Group counseling (3)
      • Lifestyle and career development: CCPJ 5062, Career counseling and development (3)
      • Assessment and appraisal: CCPJ 5060, Assessment in counseling psychology (3), and one of the following: HUDM 5059, Psychological measurement (3); HUDM 4050, Introduction to measurement (3); or CCPJ 4066, Foundations of testing and accountability (3)
      • Research and program evaluation: ORLJ 4009, Understanding behavioral research (3) and ORL 5522, Evaluation methods I (3)

        or CCPJ 5070 Evaluation methods in counseling psychology (3)

      • Professional orientation and ethics: CCPJ 4560, Professional and ethical issues in psychological counseling (3)
      • Foundations of mental health counseling and consultation: CCPJ 5371, Foundations of counseling (3) (also listed under Counseling Theory and Practice) and CCPJ 4165, Consultation in community agencies and resources (3)
      • Clinical instruction: CCPJ 5360, Practicum in career and personal counseling (4)
      • One year of supervised fieldwork: CCPJ 5260, Fieldwork in psychological counseling and rehabilitation (6 points total spread over two or three semesters); CCPJ 5263, Supervised fieldwork in elementary school counseling (6 points total spread over two or three semesters); or CCPJ 5265, Supervised fieldwork in secondary school counseling (6 points total spread over two or three semesters).

      School counselors (COUS) also are required to take the following:

      Elementary

      • HUDK 4022, Developmental psychology: Childhood
      • CCPJ 5263, Supervised fieldwork in elementary school counseling
      • CCPJ 4160, School counseling for children or adolescents, or
      • Child abuse and maltreatment identification, reporting and intervention
      • Violence prevention and intervention  

      High School

      • HUDK 4023, Developmental psychology: Adolescence
      • CCPJ 5265, Supervised fieldwork in secondary school counseling
      • CCPJ 4160, School counseling for children and adolescents, or
      • Child abuse and maltreatment identification, reporting and intervention
      • Violence prevention and intervention

      Required courses often are scheduled in the afternoon and evening, so it is possible for students with flexible schedules to attend on a part-time basis and complete the program; however, it should be noted that at times, required courses may be offered during the day and students must be prepared to make needed accommodations. Full-time students generally complete the program in about five semesters. The length of program completion for part-time students varies with the number of points in which they enroll each semester.

      In addition to required core courses, students will be expected to select electives from the various areas of psychology and other appropriate disciplines that will provide breadth and depth to their preparation as counselors. Consult the Master’s Student Handbook for further information about Ed.M. program requirements.

      New York State Education Department (NYSED) has teacher certification requirements that are needed for program completion and graduation which are listed in the Office of Teacher Education section of the catalog.

      A special project is required in addition to the 60 points of coursework. Students should plan to complete their project in the same semester that they apply for the Ed.M. degree.

      The Comprehensive Exam, which is a mandatory requirement for obtaining the en passant M.A. and the Ed.M., is generally taken in the semester in which 45 credits are completed.

    • Points/Credits: 60

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Certification:

      • School Counselor

      Degree Requirements

      The Ed.M. is granted after successful completion of a comprehensive examination, a special project, and 60 points of planned, sequential study beyond the bachelor’s degree, of which at least 48 points must be taken at Teachers College. Approval of transfer credits to the Ed.M. program must be conducted upon admission into the program; transfer credits will not be accepted thereafter. The Ed.M. degree could lead to the doctorate at Teachers College and elsewhere but usually with some loss of time and credits because of differences in emphases between master’s and doctoral programs. Students who apply to the program during or after taking classes at Teachers College as a non-matriculated student can transfer up to 9 points (with a maximum of 8 points in the major) if accepted as a matriculated degree student. Additional information may be found in the Psychological Counseling Program Handbook.

      School counseling is one of several areas of specialization within the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling (COUS). It is a specialty that allows students to develop appropriate skills to deliver services that are specific to school settings, in addition to learning the essential functions generally found in the counseling profession. A graduate of this specialization is eligible for provisional certification as a School Counselor in New York State after completing the program, including a series of specified courses. Consult the Master’s Student Handbook for more information about the School Counselor specialization. For permanent certification, New York State requires two years of employment as a school counselor and 30 additional credits of graduate work. The credits from the Ed.M. beyond the M.A. will be applied toward the 30. Students planning to obtain New York State Certification in School Counseling use the en passant M.A. to apply for provisional certification. Students should complete the application for certification upon graduation from the M.A. program.

      In 2005, Teachers College received approval from New York State to offer a License-Qualifying Mental Health Counseling Program (COUM). Along with completion of required coursework, students can become eligible for licensure when they complete 3000 hours of post-master’s supervised experience in the practice of mental health counseling and pass a national examination. For information regarding licensure, please contact the Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department (www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/mhclic.htm)

      All students in the Psychological Counseling Ed.M. program (COUM and COUS) must take specific required courses in the following content areas:

      • Human growth and development: HUDK 4022, Developmental psychology: Childhood (3); HUDK 4023, Developmental psychology: Adolescence (3); HUDK 4024, Developmental psychology: Adulthood and the lifespan (3); or HUDK 5029, Personality development and socialization across the lifespan (3)
      • Social cultural foundations of counseling: CCPJ 4873, The Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education (1) and two of the following: CCPJ 5165, Racial-Cultural Counseling Laboratory (4); CCPJ 5020, Racism and Racial Identity in Psychology and Education (3) CCPJ 5164, Multicultural Counseling and Psychology (3) (4) CCPJ 4050 Microaggressions in Instituitional Climates (3) or CCPJ 4180 LGBT (Q) Issues in Psychology (3). Please note: one of the two courses must be CCPJ 5020, CCPJ 5164, or CCPJ 5165
      • Counseling theory and practice: CCPJ 4064, Theories of counseling (3) and CCPJ 5371,Foundations of counseling (3)
      • Psychopathology: CCPJ 4000, Multicultural psychopathology (3); CCPX 5032, Adult psychopathology (3); or CCPX 5034, Child psychopathology (3)
      • Group counseling: CCPJ 5025, Group counseling (3)
      • Lifestyle and career development: CCPJ 5062, Career counseling and development (3)
      • Assessment and appraisal: CCPJ 5060, Assessment in counseling psychology (3), and one of the following: HUDM 5059, Psychological measurement (3); HUDM 4050, Introduction to measurement (3); or CCPJ 4066, Foundations of testing and accountability (3)
      • Research and program evaluation: ORLJ 4009, Understanding behavioral research (3) and ORL 5522, Evaluation methods I (3)

        or CCPJ 5070 Evaluation methods in counseling psychology (3)

      • Professional orientation and ethics: CCPJ 4560, Professional and ethical issues in psychological counseling (3)
      • Foundations of mental health counseling and consultation: CCPJ 5371, Foundations of counseling (3) (also listed under Counseling Theory and Practice) and CCPJ 4165, Consultation in community agencies and resources (3)
      • Clinical instruction: CCPJ 5360, Practicum in career and personal counseling (4)
      • One year of supervised fieldwork: CCPJ 5260, Fieldwork in psychological counseling and rehabilitation (6 points total spread over two or three semesters); CCPJ 5263, Supervised fieldwork in elementary school counseling (6 points total spread over two or three semesters); or CCPJ 5265, Supervised fieldwork in secondary school counseling (6 points total spread over two or three semesters).

      School counselors (COUS) also are required to take the following:

      Elementary

      • HUDK 4022, Developmental psychology: Childhood
      • CCPJ 5263, Supervised fieldwork in elementary school counseling
      • CCPJ 4160, School counseling for children or adolescents, or
      • Child abuse and maltreatment identification, reporting and intervention
      • Violence prevention and intervention  

      High School

      • HUDK 4023, Developmental psychology: Adolescence
      • CCPJ 5265, Supervised fieldwork in secondary school counseling
      • CCPJ 4160, School counseling for children and adolescents, or
      • Child abuse and maltreatment identification, reporting and intervention
      • Violence prevention and intervention

      Required courses often are scheduled in the afternoon and evening, so it is possible for students with flexible schedules to attend on a part-time basis and complete the program; however, it should be noted that at times, required courses may be offered during the day and students must be prepared to make needed accommodations. Full-time students generally complete the program in about five semesters. The length of program completion for part-time students varies with the number of points in which they enroll each semester.

      In addition to required core courses, students will be expected to select electives from the various areas of psychology and other appropriate disciplines that will provide breadth and depth to their preparation as counselors. Consult the Master’s Student Handbook for further information about Ed.M. program requirements.

      New York State Education Department (NYSED) has teacher certification requirements that are needed for program completion and graduation which are listed in the Office of Teacher Education section of the catalog.

      A special project is required in addition to the 60 points of coursework. Students should plan to complete their project in the same semester that they apply for the Ed.M. degree.

      The Comprehensive Exam, which is a mandatory requirement for obtaining the en passant M.A. and the Ed.M., is generally taken in the semester in which 45 credits are completed.

    • Points/Credits: 60

      Entry Terms: Summer Only

      Certification:

      • School Counselor

      Degree Requirements

      The Ed.M. is granted after successful completion of a comprehensive examination, a special project, and 60 points of planned, sequential study beyond the bachelor’s degree, of which at least 48 points must be taken at Teachers College. Approval of transfer credits to the Ed.M. program must be conducted upon admission into the program; transfer credits will not be accepted thereafter. The Ed.M. degree could lead to the doctorate at Teachers College and elsewhere but usually with some loss of time and credits because of differences in emphases between master’s and doctoral programs. Students who apply to the program during or after taking classes at Teachers College as a non-matriculated student can transfer up to 9 points (with a maximum of 8 points in the major) if accepted as a matriculated degree student. Additional information may be found in the Psychological Counseling Program Handbook.

      School counseling is one of several areas of specialization within the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling (COUS). It is a specialty that allows students to develop appropriate skills to deliver services that are specific to school settings, in addition to learning the essential functions generally found in the counseling profession. A graduate of this specialization is eligible for provisional certification as a School Counselor in New York State after completing the program, including a series of specified courses. Consult the Master’s Student Handbook for more information about the School Counselor specialization. For permanent certification, New York State requires two years of employment as a school counselor and 30 additional credits of graduate work. The credits from the Ed.M. beyond the M.A. will be applied toward the 30. Students planning to obtain New York State Certification in School Counseling use the en passant M.A. to apply for provisional certification. Students should complete the application for certification upon graduation from the M.A. program.

      In 2005, Teachers College received approval from New York State to offer a License-Qualifying Mental Health Counseling Program (COUM). Along with completion of required coursework, students can become eligible for licensure when they complete 3000 hours of post-master’s supervised experience in the practice of mental health counseling and pass a national examination. For information regarding licensure, please contact the Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department (www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/mhclic.htm)

      All students in the Psychological Counseling Ed.M. program (COUM and COUS) must take specific required courses in the following content areas:

      • Human growth and development: HUDK 4022, Developmental psychology: Childhood (3); HUDK 4023, Developmental psychology: Adolescence (3); HUDK 4024, Developmental psychology: Adulthood and the lifespan (3); or HUDK 5029, Personality development and socialization across the lifespan (3)
      • Social cultural foundations of counseling: CCPJ 4873, The Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education (1) and two of the following: CCPJ 5165, Racial-Cultural Counseling Laboratory (4); CCPJ 5020, Racism and Racial Identity in Psychology and Education (3) CCPJ 5164, Multicultural Counseling and Psychology (3) (4) CCPJ 4050 Microaggressions in Instituitional Climates (3) or CCPJ 4180 LGBT (Q) Issues in Psychology (3). Please note: one of the two courses must be CCPJ 5020, CCPJ 5164, or CCPJ 5165
      • Counseling theory and practice: CCPJ 4064, Theories of counseling (3) and CCPJ 5371,Foundations of counseling (3)
      • Psychopathology: CCPJ 4000, Multicultural psychopathology (3); CCPX 5032, Adult psychopathology (3); or CCPX 5034, Child psychopathology (3)
      • Group counseling: CCPJ 5025, Group counseling (3)
      • Lifestyle and career development: CCPJ 5062, Career counseling and development (3)
      • Assessment and appraisal: CCPJ 5060, Assessment in counseling psychology (3), and one of the following: HUDM 5059, Psychological measurement (3); HUDM 4050, Introduction to measurement (3); or CCPJ 4066, Foundations of testing and accountability (3)
      • Research and program evaluation: ORLJ 4009, Understanding behavioral research (3) and ORL 5522, Evaluation methods I (3)

        or CCPJ 5070 Evaluation methods in counseling psychology (3)

      • Professional orientation and ethics: CCPJ 4560, Professional and ethical issues in psychological counseling (3)
      • Foundations of mental health counseling and consultation: CCPJ 5371, Foundations of counseling (3) (also listed under Counseling Theory and Practice) and CCPJ 4165, Consultation in community agencies and resources (3)
      • Clinical instruction: CCPJ 5360, Practicum in career and personal counseling (4)
      • One year of supervised fieldwork: CCPJ 5260, Fieldwork in psychological counseling and rehabilitation (6 points total spread over two or three semesters); CCPJ 5263, Supervised fieldwork in elementary school counseling (6 points total spread over two or three semesters); or CCPJ 5265, Supervised fieldwork in secondary school counseling (6 points total spread over two or three semesters).

      School counselors (COUS) also are required to take the following:

      Elementary

      • HUDK 4022, Developmental psychology: Childhood
      • CCPJ 5263, Supervised fieldwork in elementary school counseling
      • CCPJ 4160, School counseling for children or adolescents, or
      • Child abuse and maltreatment identification, reporting and intervention
      • Violence prevention and intervention  

      High School

      • HUDK 4023, Developmental psychology: Adolescence
      • CCPJ 5265, Supervised fieldwork in secondary school counseling
      • CCPJ 4160, School counseling for children and adolescents, or
      • Child abuse and maltreatment identification, reporting and intervention
      • Violence prevention and intervention

      Required courses often are scheduled in the afternoon and evening, so it is possible for students with flexible schedules to attend on a part-time basis and complete the program; however, it should be noted that at times, required courses may be offered during the day and students must be prepared to make needed accommodations. Full-time students generally complete the program in about five semesters. The length of program completion for part-time students varies with the number of points in which they enroll each semester.

      In addition to required core courses, students will be expected to select electives from the various areas of psychology and other appropriate disciplines that will provide breadth and depth to their preparation as counselors. Consult the Master’s Student Handbook for further information about Ed.M. program requirements.

      New York State Education Department (NYSED) has teacher certification requirements that are needed for program completion and graduation which are listed in the Office of Teacher Education section of the catalog.

      A special project is required in addition to the 60 points of coursework. Students should plan to complete their project in the same semester that they apply for the Ed.M. degree.

      The Comprehensive Exam, which is a mandatory requirement for obtaining the en passant M.A. and the Ed.M., is generally taken in the semester in which 45 credits are completed.

  • Doctor of Philosophy

    • Points/Credits: 90

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Degree Requirements

      The program of study that follows is described in terms of full-time study. Some of the courses may be taken on a part-time basis. However,  full-time study after the first 30 applicable credits is required unless the student can present persuasive evidence that his or her living and working circumstances have not prevented and will not prevent him/her from taking full advantage of the College’s resources. Certain essential subjects and practica are offered only in the morning and early afternoon hours.

      The doctorate is granted after successful completion of a minimum of 90 points of planned, sequential study beyond the bachelor’s degree, of which at least 60 points must be taken at Teachers College. The doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and requires at least five years, including the equivalent of four years of academic study beyond the bachelor’s degree and one calendar year of internship.

      Please note that upon admission to the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology, students will receive a Doctoral Student Handbook for the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology which will provide updated policy, program features, and requirements (The most recent handbook is available on the program website). The program of study leading to the Doctorate in Counseling Psychology is guided by criteria adopted by the American Psychological Association for accredited programs in professional psychology.

      The course of studies includes: scientific and professional ethics and standards; psychological measurement, statistics, and research design and methodology; knowledge and understanding of: (a) history and systems of psychology, (b) the biological basis of behavior, (c) the cognitive-affective bases of behavior, (d) the social bases of behavior (e.g., social psychology), and (e) individual behavior (e.g., personality theory and human development), intervention strategies and methods of inquiry; and preparation to undertake a doctoral dissertation.

      In developing the necessary mastery of these areas, the student is expected to be attentive to the historical roots of counseling psychology, i.e., the study of individual differences, the vocational guidance movement and the mental health movement. Similarly, she or he is expected to be prepared for the probable future of counseling psychology in the areas of expertise represented by the faculty, especially the influence of social and cultural systems (home, family, workplace, and environment) on human development and change.

      In addition to core requirements, courses in specific and specialized areas of counseling psychology are available. Courses in the department are supplemented by appropriate offerings in other programs and departments at Teachers College and Columbia University.

      Please note that satisfactory performance in the program is defined as no incomplete grades and no courses in which the grade earned is lower than B. Academic dishonesty and unethical behavior may be grounds for immediate dismissal from the program (master’s or doctoral). Specific information regarding curriculum requirements are contained in the Doctoral Student Handbook. In addition to coursework, a number of other academic experiences are required.

      Doctoral Certification

      Candidacy as a doctoral student expires after a certain number of years. Ph.D. candidates must complete all degree requirements within seven years of first entering the program (six years if they have an applicable master’s degree or 30 points of advanced standing prior to doctoral admission).

      Counseling Psychology students do not become official candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy until they have passed 1) a College-Wide Psychology Research Methods Exam, and 2) a Program Comprehensive exam which includes both a written exam and the submission of a Research Competence project paper. The written exam covers several areas in Counseling Psychology, including: (1) theoretical concepts; (2) core psychology course work; (3) clinical interventions; (4) assessment in career work and personal/social counseling; (5) professional issues such as ethics, professional trends, and developments in counseling psychology. Cultural issues will be infused into the content questions in the exam. In addition, they must satisfy all other requirements for certification prescribed by the Office of Doctoral Studies. Students who fail to take the certification examination at the appropriate point in their studies are subject to certain penalties. Also there are annual evaluations done annually to facilitate students’ timely completion of the Ph.D. degree (See Doctoral Student Handbook for more information).

      Practicum and Externship

      Practicum placements are available both on-campus and off-campus. The Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services (CEPS) is an in-house training clinic located at 657 Thorndike Hall. Students may petition program faculty to complete pract-icum placements off-campus and should contact the Fieldwork Coordinator for further information. A year-long externship placement may be required of students who do not obtain sufficient clinical hours during their practicum rotations.

      Internship

      For doctoral students only. Supervised experience in approved and appropriate agencies, institutions, and establishments. Students are required to petition faculty for internship training and must be approved to apply for internship. Students must have completed all coursework during the academic year in which they are applying for internship. Students must have passed all certification and comprehensive examinations as well as have an approved dissertation proposal.

      The Dissertation

      For most doctoral students, the completion of course requirements presents few problems. Successful completion of a dissertation is usually less easily managed. Unless carefully planned in advance, it can prove a difficult hurdle. Accordingly, the program has several built-in features designed to facilitate the formulation and successful execution of an acceptable dissertation proposal and assistance in completing the dissertation. These include the completion of a research competence project, the Dissertation Seminar course, and a Review of Research course.

       

  • Advanced Certificate

    • Points/Credits: 12

      Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

      Degree Requirements

      As one of five programs focused on training college advisors nationwide, the Teachers College Advanced Certificate in College Advising equips dedicated counselors, educators, and other stakeholders to demystify the college admissions process. The Advanced Certificate program, offered online or in-person at Teachers College’s New York City campus, features a specialized college-advising curriculum that trains culturally competent, diverse, and reflective college counselors who serve as agents of change and social advocates for reducing disparities in higher education.

      Both the online and in-person program options provide the same curriculum and opportunities to study with exemplar faculty at Teachers College who are leaders in the field. The online program includes the added flexibility of an asynchronous format.

      Program Coursework

      The Advanced Certificate is non-degree and credit-bearing, meaning that students receive 12 graduate-level credits from Teachers College, Columbia University. Students may complete the program online or in-person at Teachers College’s New York City campus.

      To earn the certificate, participants must complete:

      • 12 points of specialized curricular requirements which includes 3 required courses (College Admissions Counseling, Career Counseling, The American College Student)
      • For their fourth course, students are welcome to take an elective course from the a wide offering of courses in the college. 

      Core Courses

      The Advanced Certificate has 4 core courses designed to provide students with a robust, in-depth, and experiential understanding of college advisement. These include:

      CCPJ 4170: College Admissions Counseling

      CCPJ 5062: Career Counseling and Development

      Program Approved Elective

      ORLH 4040: The American College Student

    • Points/Credits: 12

      Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

      Degree Requirements

      As one of five programs focused on training college advisors nationwide, the Teachers College Advanced Certificate in College Advising equips dedicated counselors, educators, and other stakeholders to demystify the college admissions process. The Advanced Certificate program, offered online or in-person at Teachers College’s New York City campus, features a specialized college-advising curriculum that trains culturally competent, diverse, and reflective college counselors who serve as agents of change and social advocates for reducing disparities in higher education.

      Both the online and in-person program options provide the same curriculum and opportunities to study with exemplar faculty at Teachers College who are leaders in the field. The online program includes the added flexibility of an asynchronous format.

      Program Coursework

      The Advanced Certificate is non-degree and credit-bearing, meaning that students receive 12 graduate-level credits from Teachers College, Columbia University. Students may complete the program online or in-person at Teachers College’s New York City campus.

      To earn the certificate, participants must complete:

      • 12 points of specialized curricular requirements which includes 3 required courses (College Admissions Counseling, Career Counseling, The American College Student)
      • For their fourth course, students are welcome to take an elective course from the a wide offering of courses in the college. 

      Core Courses

      The Advanced Certificate has 4 core courses designed to provide students with a robust, in-depth, and experiential understanding of college advisement. These include:

      CCPJ 4170: College Admissions Counseling

      CCPJ 5062: Career Counseling and Development

      Program Approved Elective

      ORLH 4040: The American College Student

    • Points/Credits: 12

      Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

      Degree Requirements

      Visit the Project Web Site

      Overview

      ‌The Sexuality, Women, and Gender Certificate is the first program of its kind approved by New York State. The certificate combines 15 points of specialized curricular requirements, a research project, and a semester-long volunteer/service experience to help you increase your competencies.

      Join educators, researchers, practitioners, and activists dedicated to enhancing the well-being of LGBTQ individuals and women.

      Program Tracks and Courses

      Starting this semester, students can either opt for the general certificate program or a more specialized curriculum by having a focused plan of study. The different foci of the certificate are:

      A. General Focus
      The certificate's required classes are CCPJ 4180 LGBTQ Issues in Psychology and Education and CCPX 4125 Women and Mental Health (original program of study as approved by NY State). 

      B. Reproductive And Maternal Well-being Focus 
      The certificate's core classes are CCPX 4125 Women and Mental Health and CCPX 4126 Mother Child Matrix.

      C. LGBTQ Focus
      The certificate's core classes are CCPJ 4180 LGBTQ Issues in Psychology and Education and CCPJ 4130 Transgender Issues in Counseling and Psychology. 

      Students must take nine points (e.g., three classes) within Counseling and Clinical Psychology (CCP) and six points (e.g., two classes) outside of the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department.  Additionally students should register for zero points of independent study for their semester-long practicum/fieldwork (see below).

      The following are a list of approved courses that may be used for the certificate program. Courses in bold are required for the certificate depending on your focus.

      Counseling and Clinical Psychology (nine points, e.g., three classes)

      • CCPJ 4050  Microaggressions in Institutional Climates
      • CCPJ 4180  LGBT(Q) Issues in Psychology*
      • CCPJ 4030  Transgender Issues in Counseling and Psychology
      • CCPJ 4165  Consultation in Community Agencies and Resources
      • CCPJ 5164  Multicultural Perspective in Counseling and Psychology
      • CCPJ 4068  Counseling Women
      • CCPX 4125  Women and Mental Health*
      • CCPX 4126  The Mother-Child Matrix: Developmental and Clinical Implications
      • CCPX 4036  Psychology of Human Intimacy
      • CCPX 4199  LBGTQ Psychology
      • CCPX 4199  Perinatal Mental Health

      * Denotes that this course is available in an online format.

      Courses Outside CCP (six points, e.g., two classes)
      The following list is not comprehensive and continues to expand and grow each semester. Be sure to check the course catalogue for updates.

      • HUDK 5123  Psychological Development of Women
      • HBSS 4122  Women’s Health
      • HBSS 4133  Human Sexuality Education*
      • HBSV 4011  Women and weight, eating problems and body image
      • C&T 4032  Gender Difference and Curriculum
      • ITSF 5008  Gender, education and international development
      • A&HB 4140  Latina Narratives
      • A&HF 4130  Gender & Violence (3)
      • A&HF 4199  Media & Gender (3)

      Students should register for zero points of independent study, via either of these course codes, when they complete their semester long practicum/fieldwork volunteer:

      • CCPJ 6902  Independent Study (along with semester long practice/volunteer
      • CCPX 4900  Independent Study (along with semester long practice/volunteer

      Research Project

      Students completing the certificate program will also be required to complete a research project that increases their knowledge and awareness of a chosen domain of interest (as it pertains to sexuality, women and gender). Some examples of appropriate research project topics include: understanding the relationship between minority stress and attachment satisfaction of sexual minorities; the impact of gender discrimination on career satisfaction of women in male dominated professions; understanding the link between first generation female college students and academic self-efficacy; understanding marginalization faced by partners of transgender individuals. 

      Semester Long Volunteer/Service Experience

      The certificate program in Sexuality, Women and Gender is strongly committed to social justice and multiculturalism as it pertains to issues of equity and access for sexual and gender minorities and women. In the spirit of this commitment, all candidates for certificate program will be expected to complete a semester long volunteer/service experience in an agency that serves the aforementioned populations.

Faculty

  • Faculty

    • Melanie Elyse Brewster Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology
    • George Vincent Gushue Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Cindy Yi-Shan Huang Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology
    • Marie L Miville Prof. of Psychology and Education, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs
    • Riddhi Sandil Associate Professor of Practice
    • Laura Smith Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Derald W Sue Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Brandon L. Velez Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology
  • Lecturers

    • Kimberly Baranowski Lecturer
    • Elizabeth D Fraga Lecturer
    • Gregory James Payton Lecturer
  • Adjunct Faculty

    • David Eastman Greenan Adjunct Professor of Psych. & Ed.
    • Michael Jerome Koski Instructional Staff
    • Andrea Beth Safirstein Adjunct Associate Professor of Psych. & Edu.
    • Gilbert B Tunnell Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education

Courses

  • 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

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  • 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 April 15 and permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 4560, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371 and Child Abuse Reporting/ Violence Prevention Workshop. Limited to second-year students (30 or more points) admitted to the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling. Supervised practice in vocational appraisal and short-term educational and personal/career counseling. Students work with clients of the Dean Hope Center. Class meets in 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 Doctoral Practicum 1
    Open only to doctoral students in counseling psychology. Permission required and enrollment limited. Exposure to discussion of individual work with clients under supervision on a range of issues and problems and Case Conference attendance. Personal, social, relationship, educational, and vocational adjustment and developmental focus. Students seeing clients should register for 2 credits in Fall and 2 credits in Spring -- those without clients register for 0 credits in Fall and 0 in Spring.
  • 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 - Advanced Doctoral Practicums 2 & 3
    Open only to doctoral students in counseling psychology. Permission required and enrollment limited. For advanced doctoral candidates in counseling psychology. Course involves a weekly seminar, case conference presentation and attendance, client assignments with individual supervision, and exposure to a range of theoretical approaches to the clinical/counseling interview. Students register for 2 credits in Fall and 2 credits in Spring unless enrolled in an approved concurrent practicum experience (in which they may enroll for 1 credit per semester).
  • CCPJ 6362 - Group practicum
    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 - No Title Found in Banner
    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. Doctoral students register for this course for zero credits every semester (except internship year) unless granted special permission by their advisor.
  • CCPJ 6573 - No Title Found in Banner
    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. Doctoral students register for this course for zero credits every semester (except internship year) unless granted special permission by their advisor.
  • CCPJ 6574 - No Title Found in Banner
    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. Doctoral students register for this course for zero credits every semester (except internship year) unless granted special permission by their advisor.
  • 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

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  • 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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