Academics
Areas of Study

COU-695

COU-695 Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

COU-695 Special Topics
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Credit 1-3

COU-701

COU-701 Seminar on Loss: Death, Dying, and Living

This course is intended to better understand LIFE, particularly as it is affected by serious loss -- that is, loss related to life-threatening illness, loss...

COU-702

COU-702 Play Therapy

This course is designed to give the candidate exposure to the various play therapies: play room, sand tray, art, movement and psychodrama. Through reading, lecture,...

COU-703

COU-703 Substance Prevention For Children and Youth

This course will review current practice in the area of substance abuse prevention for children and youth, as well as focusing the prevalence and characteristics...

COU-708

COU-708 Counseling for Wellness and Human Development

Wellness can be defined as a way of life oriented toward optimal health and well-being, in which the individual integrates mind, body, and spirit to...

COU-709

COU-709 Culture, Identity & the American Deaf Community

This course is designed to focus on the culture and identity of deaf/hard of hearing individuals and their related cultural communities in the context of...

COU-710

COU-710 Orientation to the Profession of Mental Health Counseling

The course provides an orientation to basic mental health counseling principles, processes, counselor roles and functions, professional ethics, issues, organizations, and publications. Specific emphasis will...

COU-712

COU-712 Orientation to the Profession of School Counseling

The course provides an orientation to counseling services within K - 12 educational settings. Includes an introduction to the profession of school counseling, counselor roles...

COU-714

COU-714 Psychopathology and Diagnostics

This course is designed to provide a foundation in the conceptualization, identification and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders across the lifespan. Attention will be...

COU-715

COU-715 Family Therapy

This course is designed to examine the major contemporary theories and approaches in couples, marital and family therapy. From this framework, candidates will also consider...

COU-716

COU-716 Psychopharmacology for Counselors

This is an introduction to current psychoactive medications used most often in schools and counseling/psychiatric settings today. The course will explore the conditions which respond...

COU-717

COU-717 Lifespan Development

This course is designed to review theories and principles of human development across the lifespan, and to familiarize students with current knowledge and research in...

COU-720

COU-720 Introduction to Research for Counselors

The purpose of this course is to assist students in understanding the language, principles, reasoning, and methodologies of research and to help them critically evaluate...

COU-721

COU-721 Foundations in Helping Skills I

This introductory course provides students with an understanding of essential interviewing and counseling skills necessary to develop a therapeutic relationship with clients from diverse backgrounds,...

COU-723

COU-723 Counseling Deaf Students with Special Needs

This course is designed to expose school counseling majors to the deaf child with special needs and low incidence disabilities in the school program. During...

COU-728

COU-728 The Cycle of Substance Abuse

The goal of this course is to help professionals working with deaf and hard of hearing people understand the impact of drug and alcohol abuse...

COU-730

COU-730 Social and Cultural Diversity Foundations & Multicultural Counseling

This course is designed for students' personal and professional development in the area of social and cultural diversity awareness development and multicultural counseling. Effective and...

COU-731

COU-731 SIMSOC: Simulated Society

SIMSOC is an experiential learning simulation activity developed in the 1960's by William Gamson that explores system / organizational dynamics, processes of large scale conflict,...

COU-732

COU-732 Theories and Approaches in Counseling and Psychotherapy

This course provides graduate counselor trainees with a foundation in the counseling treatment approaches commonly used in school, community, mental health counseling settings. This course...

COU-734

COU-734 Lifestyles and Career Development

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of theories, materials, programs, and practices in the career development area. It specifically seeks to identify...

COU-736

COU-736 Organization and Administration of Human Service Programs

This course focuses on the principles and procedures for establishing and maintaining guidance and counseling services in a variety of educational settings. Special emphasis is...

COU-737

COU-737 Organization and Administration of School Programs

This course is designed to provide students with organizational and administrative theoretical frameworks of comprehensive school counseling programs (CSCP), and a basic understanding of the...

COU-740

COU-740 Practicum in School Counseling

This course is the beginning level of fieldwork experience in the school counseling program. The intent of this course is to introduce students to the...

COU-741

COU-741 Internship I in School Counseling

This course is the intermediate level of fieldwork experience in the school counseling program and typically takes place in the 4th semester of the student's...

COU-742

COU-742 Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This course is the first in a sequence of practica and is one of major experiential components of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. By...

COU-743

COU-743 Practicum II in School Counseling

This course is the beginning level of fieldwork experience in the Summers & Online School Counseling program. The intent of this course is to introduce...

COU-748

COU-748 Principles of Assessment in Counseling

Using a multicultural emphasis, this course provides an introduction to the purposes, concepts, and techniques of assessment, including how assessment information is used in counseling...

COU-751

COU-751 School Based Group Counseling

This course is for graduate school counseling majors and offers an introduction to basic group counseling theory and practice, with particular emphasis on counseling children...

COU-752

COU-752 Counseling Individuals with Multiple Disabilities

This course addresses the counseling needs of deaf/hoh individuals with chronic illness and disabilities. These include Deaf-Blind persons, developmental disabilities, ADD, AIDS, chronic pain, cancer...

COU-753

COU-753 Group Psychotherapy

This is an introduction to the theory and practice of group counseling and psychotherapy, with application to group work with deaf individuals. There are didactic...

COU-758

COU-758 Counseling Students with Additional Special Needs

This course is designed to expose school counseling majors to children with special needs, psychiatric disorders, and low incidence disabilities in the school program. Students...

COU-765

COU-765 Crisis and Trauma Counseling

This course addresses the impact of crises, disasters, sexual assault and other trauma-causing events on individuals, schools, and communities. Students will be provided with opportunities...

COU-768

COU-768 Techniques and Skills in Psychotherapy

This is an advanced course in techniques and skills in psychotherapy, designed expressly for second year or advanced students in mental health counseling and related...

COU-770

COU-770 Diversity Foundations 1

Effective multicultural work requires practitioners to develop continuing awareness of self, increased knowledge and practical understanding of others' worldviews and consequent behaviors, and ever changing...

COU-771

COU-771 Diversity Foundations 2

Effective multicultural work requires practitioners to develop continuing awareness of self, increased knowledge and practical understanding of others' worldviews and consequent behaviors, and ever changing...

COU-772

COU-772 Cultural Diversity Encounter

Over the course of a semester period ( 15 weeks ) in their home communities, students will engage in an interactive cultural diversity experience (through...

COU-773

COU-773 Multicultural Interviewing and Assessment

This class provides an understanding of the importance, history and ethical/legal issues related to culturally/linguistically competent assessment. Its focus is on ethnic/racial diversity; however, deafness...

COU-774

COU-774 Multicultural Strategies and Interventions

Utilizing learning from the previous certificate program classes, this fifth and final course explores a range of culturally appropriate intervention strategies at the levels of...

COU-790

COU-790 Internship II in School Counseling

This course is the culmination of the experiential training component of the school counseling programs and represents the most advanced level of fieldwork. Counselor trainees...

COU-792

COU-792 Internship I in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This course is the second in a sequence of practica and is one of the major experiential components of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program....

COU-793

COU-793 Extended Internship in Mental Health Counseling

This course is a continuation in the series of practica that is major experiential components of the Mental Health Counseling Program. As such, the student's...

COU-794

COU-794 Internship II in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This course is the final in a sequence of practica and is a major experiential component of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. Students build...

COU-795

COU-795 Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

COU-795 Special Topics
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Credit 1-3

COU-799

COU-799 Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic, of interest to the student and the faculty member, not covered in the curriculum. Independent studies should...

COU-330

COU-330 Introduction to the Counseling Profession

When taught for 3 credits, this course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to professional counseling work in a variety of settings, including those that...

COU-351

COU-351 Techniques of Student Development: The Resident Advisor I

This course focuses on the acquisition of the theoretical knowledge of student development and skills necessary in the provision of supervised care for children and...

COU-352

COU-352 Techniques of Student Development: The Resident Advisor II

This course, the second in the series, focuses on the application of the theoretical knowledge of student development and skills necessary in the provision of...

COU-395

COU-395 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for juniors. Students may enroll in 395 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

COU-395 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

COU-755

COU-755 Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Counseling

This course provides graduate clinical mental health counselor trainees with an introduction to the ethical, legal, and professional practices in the field of counseling. Students...

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