Counseling Course Description

>Counseling Course Description

First Year

COUN 5123 FOUNDATIONS OF SCHOOL COUNSELING
Three Hours
This course considers the philosophy, organization, and practices of school guidance and counseling programs on the elementary and secondary level. Essential services of counseling, coordinating, consulting, and appraising are studied. The importance of developing a comprehensive program of counseling K-12 students will be reviewed. This course requires 17 hours of field experience for the pre-service counselor. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio.

COUN 5113 ETHICAL, LEGAL, AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN COUNSELING
Three Hours
This course examines ethical and legal issues in school and mental health counseling, counselor identity, multicultural competence, advocacy, and counseling vulnerable populations, and the necessity of this info to the standard of practice in counseling and the mental health field overall. Particular attention will be given to confidentiality, privileged communication, and ethical decision making models. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

COUN 5121 COUNSELING SKILLS & TECHNIQUES LAB
One Hour
This course involves the practical application of techniques learned in the Counseling Techniques (COUN 5122) course. Students will conduct mock counseling sessions with peers and apply attending behavior, observation skills, core conditions of counseling, counseling microskills, and other skills necessary in conducting a counseling session. This course is taken concurrently with COUN 5122. Students must pass the Counseling Skills and Techniques Lab class (COUN 5121) with a grade of B or higher in order to advance in the counseling program. Prerequisites for School and School w/CMHC Concentration: COUN 5113, 5123. Prerequisites for CMHC: COUN 5103, 5113. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

COUN 5122 COUNSELING SKILLS & TECHNIQUES
Two Hours
This course provides new counselor education students with an introduction to basic counseling techniques and skills. Topics addressed during this course include attending behavior, core conditions of counseling, counseling microskills, and other necessary skills needed in conducting a counseling session. Students will apply these skills during the concurrent lab portion of this course (COUN 5121). Prerequisites for School and School w/CMHC Concentration: COUN 5113, 5123. Prerequisites for CMHC: COUN 5103, 5113. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

COUN 5133 COUNSELING THEORIES
Three Hours
This course focuses on the philosophical foundations of counseling theory. The constructs of major contemporary counseling approaches will be discussed and compared. The practical implications of counseling theories will be analyzed along with how each theory can be applied when working with diverse client populations. During this course, students will begin the development and conceptualization of a personal counseling theory. Prerequisites for School and School w/CMHC Concentration: COUN 5113, 5123. Prerequisites for CMHC: COUN 5103, 5113. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

COUN 5143 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING
Three Hours
The purpose of this course is to help students develop multicultural competency in school and mental health counseling by exploring how culture affects their self-awareness, client worldviews, counseling relationships, and counseling and advocacy interventions. The course will emphasize knowledge and research in the area of multicultural counseling, the development of skills in assessment and treatment of individuals and families from culturally diverse populations, and the expansion of awareness and sensitivity allowing the counselor to recognize lifestyles, behaviors, communication modes, and manifestations of psychological disorders that may be different from their own culture or ethnic background. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

COUN 5153 ADVANCED HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Three Hours
This course provides an overview of the human lifespan from conception through death, including prominent theories of human development. Emphasis will be placed on normal development during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Issues involving physical changes, cognitive capabilities, psychological factors, and the social context of development will be studied and discussed. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

Second Year

COUN 5213 SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND LEADERSHIP
Three Hours
This course covers planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive school counseling programs that promote equity and access for all K-12 students. The Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program Model and the American School Counselor Association National Model will be studied in depth. Leadership and advocacy for the program will be stressed. Prerequisites for School and School with CMHC Concentration: COUN 5113, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5133. Prerequisites for CMHC: COUN 5103, 5113, 5121, 5122, 5133. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

COUN 5211 GROUP COUNSELING LAB
One Hour
This course involves the practical application of techniques learned in the Group Counseling (COUN 5212) course. Students will lead, participate in, and observe counseling groups and critique the counseling group process. This course is taken concurrently with COUN 5212. Students must pass the Group Counseling Lab class (COUN 5211) with a grade of B or higher in order to advance in the counseling program. Prerequisites for School and School with CMHC Concentration: COUN 5113, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5133. Prerequisites for CMHC: COUN 5103, 5113, 5121, 5122, 5133. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

COUN 5212 GROUP COUNSELING
Two Hours
This course will introduce basic group counseling theories and processes. Students will learn how to observe, lead, participate in, and critique the group process. Information will be presented on topics such as the types of groups, theories, group development, leadership, and ethics of groups. Students will apply these skills during the concurrent lab portion of this course (COUN 5211). Prerequisites for School and School with CMHC Concentration: COUN 5113, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5133. Prerequisites for CMHC: COUN 5103, 5113, 5121, 5122, 5133. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

COUN 5223 ASSESSMENT AND TESTING
Three Hours
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to select, administer, and interpret formal and informal psychological assessments. This course examines the history of assessment, basic test statistics, psychometric properties of assessments (reliability and validity), procedures for interpreting norm-referenced and criterion referenced tests, common assessment procedures used in school and mental health settings, and ethical, legal, and cultural issues related to educational and psychological assessment. Prerequisites for School only: COUN 5113, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5133, 5211, 5212, 5213. Prerequisites for School with CMHC Concentration: COUN 5113, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5133, 5203, 5211, 5212. Prerequisites for CMHC: COUN 5103, 5113, 5121, 5122, 5133, 5203, 5211, 5212. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

COUN 5243 SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING (Three
Hours, Summer beginning 2019)
This course introduces students to basic knowledge, concepts and counseling methods utilized in the field of substance abuse. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a recovery support group, practice assessment and treatment planning, learn how to work with families of the abuser, and implement motivational interviewing. Prerequisites for School only: COUN 5113, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5133, 5211, 5212, 5213. Prerequisites for School with CMHC Concentration: COUN 5113, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5133, 5203, 5211, 5212, 5213. Prerequisites for CMHC: COUN 5103, 5113, 5121, 5122, 5133, 5203, 5211, 5212. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

COUN 5253 COUNSELING PRACTICUM
Three Hours
The counseling practicum is a clinical, experiential course designed to strengthen students’ skills and understanding of the practice of clinical mental health counseling through supervised practice. In this course, students will complete 100 hours of supervised clinical practice divided into two sections: 40 hours of direct client care and 60 hours of indirect client care. In addition to clinical work, students will attend weekly class sessions during which they will learn to conceptualize clinical cases and assessments and consult with peers and other practitioners. Prerequisites for School only: COUN 5113, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5133, 5211, 5212, 5213. Prerequisites for School with CMHC Concentration: COUN 5113, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5133, 5203, 5211, 5212, 5213. Prerequisites for CMHC: COUN 5103, 5113, 5121, 5122, 5133, 5203, 5211, 5212. There is a course specifc fee charged for this course. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course. Online program students must enroll in the OLP section. Traditional program students must enroll in the face-to-face (PCTM) section. CPT form required for F-1 international students.

COUN 5263 RESEARCH AND PROGRAM EVALUATION IN COUNSELING SETTINGS
Three Hours
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret and synthesize empirical research, and apply research methods to evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs and techniques. This course introduces research problems and questions, research methods and designs, sampling procedures, reliability and validity measures, threats to internal and external validity, simple statistics, and statistical tests commonly used to address counseling research problems and evaluate counseling program effectiveness. Additionally, this course will cover topics such as conducting needs assessments, development of counseling outcome measures, using research to inform evidence-based practices in counseling, and the ethical, legal, and cultural considerations regarding counseling research and program evaluation. Prerequisites for School and School with CMHC Concentration: COUN 5113, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5133. Prerequisites for CMHC: COUN 5103, 5113, 5121, 5122, 5133. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

Year Three

COUN 5313 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT COUNSELING
Three Hours
This course presents theories, techniques and strategies for effectively working with children and adolescents in both clinical and school settings. Topics covered include play therapy, sand tray therapy, bibliotherapy, art therapy, working with therapeutic metaphors, and aggression replacement training. Students will practice counseling techniques, design interventions, and develop treatment and intervention plans geared specifically toward child and adolescent populations. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

COUN 5383 INTERNSHIP IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
COUNSELING (Three Hours, Fall beginning 2019)
This course consists of 300 clock hours of supervised counseling experiences within an elementary school setting. Students will also attend bi-monthly internship classes for an entire semester with other internship students. Students will critique audio and videotapes of their counseling sessions to enhance their counseling skills and techniques. Prerequisites for School: COUN 5113, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5133, 5211, 5212, 5213, 5223, 5253. There is a course specific fee charged for this course. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course. Online program students must enroll in the OLP section. Traditional program students must enroll in the face-to-face (INT) section. CPT form required for F-1 international students.

COUN 5393 INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY SCHOOL COUNSELING
Three Hours
This course consists of 300 clock hours of supervised counseling experiences within a secondary school setting. Students will also attend bi-monthly internship classes for an entire semester with other internship students. Students will critique audio and videotapes of their counseling sessions to enhance their counseling skills and techniques. Prerequisites for School: COUN 5113, 5121, 5122, 5123, 5133, 5211, 5212, 5213, 5223, 5253. There is a course specific fee charged for this course. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course. Online program students must enroll in the OLP section. Traditional program students must enroll in the face-to-face (INT) section. CPT form required for F-1 international students.

COUN 5323 CRISIS, TRAUMA, AND DISASTER COUNSELING
Three Hours
This course is designed to prepare students to respond effectively in crisis and/or traumatic situations. Students will explore the theoretical underpinnings of crisis response and apply them to crisis intervention techniques. Topics covered in this course include developing a crisis intervention plan for an agency/school setting, triaging, assessment, diagnosing, and treatment of individuals affected by crisis, trauma, and disasters. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.

COUN 5303 CAREER COUNSELING
Three Hours
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of the field of career counseling, including its historical development and current theories. In addition, students will learn how to apply methods of career counseling to their work with individuals in school or agency settings. Counseling students will explore and learn to and advocate for post-secondary options for students/clients, and will learn techniques for counseling and presenting post-secondary and career options to students/clients. This course cannot be taken as a directed study or credit for prior learning portfolio. Students seeking counselor licensure may not take this as a web-based course.