Counseling and School Psychology

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FOSS-KELLY, LOUISA L., Associate Professor
GENERALI, MARGARET M., Associate Professor and Chairperson
GINICOLA, MISTY, Professor and Coordinator of School Counseling
NWACHUKU, UCHENNA T., Professor
PARZYCH, JENNIFER., Assistant Professor
RHOADES, ELIZABETH KELLEY, Associate Professor
SASSU, KARI A., Associate Professor
SMITH, CHERI, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
STARLING, NATALIE, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of School Psychology

CSP 502 - Religious and Value Issues in Counseling

Basic assumptions of counseling and psychotherapy in relation to personal, social, and religious values.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 521 - Counseling the Substance Abuser and Other Addicted Populations

An exploration of clinical issues in substance abuse cases and an examination of counseling techniques applicable to addicts and significant others affected by addiction problems.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 532 - Physical Bases for Behavior and Personality

A survey course of the basic structures of the brain and nervous system and their functions in relation to behavior. The impact on personality and behavior of genetics, nutrition, sex differences, stress, environmental factors, and the major medications used to treat neurological or psychological dysfunctions are reviewed.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

CSP 533 - Individual Assessment I

Principles and methods of performing individual psychological evaluations of schoolage children and youth. Administering, scoring, and interpreting intelligence scales, and other assessment instruments.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 540 or RSM 595, matriculation in scho ol psychology program, and department permission.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 534 - Individual Assessment II

Administering and interpreting integrated and individual psycho-educational evaluations with school-aged children. Emphasis will be on high-incidence handicapping conditions and strategies that link specifically to interventions.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 533, matriculation in school psychology program, and department permission.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 535 - Individual Assessment III

Advanced administration, scoring, and interpretation of individual psychoeducational instruments, with low-incidence handicapping conditions. Interpretation, advanced report-writing, empirically-based interventions & consultation based on results of assessments.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 534 or equivalent, matriculation in s chool psychology program, and departmental permission.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 536 - School Psychology Pre-Practicum

School Psychology Pre-Practicum is designed to provide students with an initial fieldbased experience in school psychology. Students have a concurrent university-based seminar as a component as well as site-based professional supervision.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 537 - School Psychology Practicum 2

Implementation of psychological services in schools, or other appropriate settings, under the supervision of a certified school psychologist and faculty member.

Prerequisite(s): matriculation in school psychology progra m, and department permission. (CSP 537 may be repeated for up to six credits).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 539 - Development Psychopathology in Schools

Nosology and etiology of social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive disorders, as defined by DSM & IDEIA, basica assessment and classification, and best practices for interventions (including crisis response) in schools, considering developmental level and culture.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

CSP 540 - Introduction to Assessment in Counseling and School Psychology

Understanding appropriate clinical and educational assessment procedures, administration, measurement concepts, interpretation, and communication of results. Ethically and culturally relevant factors associated with assessment will also be discussed.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 541 - Introduction to Psychopharmacology

A course designed for the non-medical therapist which surveys psychopharmacological medications and how these substances work within the human body. Major groups of drugs covered include those typically described in psychiatric medicine in clinical mental health counseling settings. The foci of the course are mechanisms of action, behavioral effects, and side effects of psychotropic drugs.

1 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 542 - School-Based Substance Abuse Prevention & Intervention

Examines the effect of substance use on neurological and social development, the biopsychosocial nature of addiction, commonly abused substances, co-occurring disorders, and primary prevention and intervention programs in schools.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CSP 546 - Depression and Suicide in Children, Adolescents and Adults

Designed for mental health practitioners; covers material relating to understanding, diagnosing, and intervention in cases of potential suicide and depression.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Winter Session 2016

CSP 549 - Issues in Crisis Intervention (Theory and Method)

A course specifically designed to give the counselor/therapist a theoretical and practical background in crisis intervention in both school and community settings.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 550 and department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 550 - Counseling Skills & Techniques

Current theories, skills, and evidence-based practices in counseling. Includes skill-building laboratory practice. Emphasis is on counseling microskills with consideration given to diverse populations.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 569 and department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 551 - Creative Techniques in Counseling

This course provides a review of traditional counseling theory and how to integrate creative approaches into sessions with child, adolescent and adult clients in clinical mental health settings. Theory, techniques and directives related to art therapy, play therapy, sandplay, psychodrama, bibliotherapy, cinematherapy, zentangle, animal-assisted therapy, poetry therapy and therapeutic story-telling will be covered.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 552 - Counseling Practicum

The practicum provides an opportunity for the student to perform some of the professional counseling activities of a regularly employed staff member in a school or human service setting. One hour, one to one weekly supervision by a program faculty member is required.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 540, CSP 550, CSP 568 (CSP 656 & CSP 595 for clinical mental health counseling students only; CSP 555 and CSP 570 for school counseling students only) and department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 553 - Counseling Practicum Seminar

The seminar provides an opportunity for practicum students to meet together weekly to integrate field experiences and discuss topics of professional interest.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission, CSP 540, CSP 550 , CSP 568 (CSP 656 and CSP 595 for clinical mental health counseling students only; CSP 555, and CSP 570 for school counseling students only) and department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 554 - Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders

In-depth exploration of common and empirically-supported treatment practices for various diagnostic groups. Study of strategies for the provision of crisis, brief, intermediate, and long-term counseling. Review of principles of interviewing and the development of case conceptualization, including diagnosis, etiology, and prevention is provided, with special emphasis on treatment planning.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 550, CSP 571 and department permissio n.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 555 - Experiential Group Dynamics

This experience involves group members as participant observers in the various aspects of group development. This course centers on active participation and self-reflection. Prerequisites: Matriculated students and department permission.

1 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 567 - Professional Orientation to School Counseling Services

Provides an orientation to the role of a professional school counselor, including responsibilities, organizational structures, credentialing, self-care, crisis response, and emerging use of technology, as well as the role of advocacy within the profession.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 568 - Counseling and Life Span Development

A study in individual and family development, factors related to risk and resiliency and applications in the helping professions. Theories of learning, individual differences and cultural considerations will be explored.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 569 - Theories of Counseling

Overview of theories and models of counseling. The importance of consultation, supervision and culturally relevant strategies will be discussed. Emphasis is on developing a professional identity as a counselor or school psychologist.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 570 - Ethics and Legal Issues in School Counseling Services

This course explores ethical and legal standards for applications to schools and professional school counselors.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 567 & department permission

2 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 571 - Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders

Overview of the historical issues and conceptual principles in classifying mental and emotional disorders using the DSM-5 coding system, applying processes and principles in making differential diagnosis, noting signs and symptoms of the diagnostic categories, and using diagnostic concepts and terminology. Practice in conducting an effective diagnostic interview, including mental status examination and biopsychosocial history, as well as formulation of case conceptualization and treatment plan based upon diagnostic impressions.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 550 and department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 572 - Psychology of Career Development

Introduction to career counseling, assessment and program development across diverse populations. Understanding the impact of values, interests and abilities on career choices. Work-life balance will be emphasized.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 573 - Equity-Based College & Career Readiness Counseling.

A study of methods, materials, and best practices to motivate, prepare, and counsel P-12 students for post-secondary planning.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 574 - Applied Behavioral Interventions in Schools, Classrooms and Counseling Settings

A study of human behavior and the formal behavioral assessment process. It emphasizes functional behavioral assessments, observational methods, behavioral intervention strategies, and evaluation of behavior plans and programs in schools, classrooms and counseling settings.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 575 - Counseling Supervision: Theory and Practice

Designed to provide students with a practical knowledge of principles of counseling supervision and consultation. Supervisory roles, evaluation methods, ethical, legal and multicultural perspectives, and an overview of selected theoretical models will be explored.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 550, CSP 569 and department permissio n.

1 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 578 - Social and Cultural DiversityDiverse Populations.

Broad social and cultural characteristics of clients and theories of multicultural counseling provide the course framework. Focus is on developing awareness knowledge skills, and action in social justice, as well as understanding marginalization and privilege.

Prerequisite(s): department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 580 - Problems in Human Sexuality: Identification andTherapeutic Procedures

Identification and treatment of sexual dysfunctioning and deviation, including a review of the dynamics of psychosexual functioning and the application of appropriate direct and indirect counseling techniques.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

CSP 595 - Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues inCommunity Counseling

An overview of the community counseling model as it applies to needs assessment, program planning, development, delivery and evaluation; the role of the counselor as change agent and consultant.

Prerequisite(s): department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 600 - Independent Study or Research

Identification and investigation of a problem; preparation and presentation of a scholarly document summarizing the study or research. Department permission required.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Winter Session 2017

CSP 601 - Advanced Counseling Skills & Techniques

Advanced laboratory practice of counseling skills, including the application of empirically-based practices, sensitivity to client’s multicultural needs, and attention to student development of self-awareness. Includes videotaping.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 569, Corequisite(s): CSP 550

1 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 605 - Introduction to Family Counseling

Emphasis on understanding differences between individual and systems approaches to helping families, and the role and function of a family counselor. An integrative approach to family counseling will be stressed with particular application to student’s practice situations. Class will include both didactic and experiential learning components.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 569 and department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

CSP 606 - Counseling Children & Adolescents in School

An overview of counseling services within the Response to Intervention framework with attention to advancing application of skills. Focus is on using a developmental approach to prevention and intervention.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 550, department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 607 - Intensive In-Home Family Counseling

Overview of evidence-based practice and current trends in child, adolescent, and family counseling. Students will gain awareness and knowledge of evidence-based intensive family counseling, with a focus on in-home family treatment models. Didactic training in the theory and practice of these models and hands-on training exercises to demonstrate the use of specific treatment tools.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

CSP 610 - Applied Behavioral Analysis in Educational Settings

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is an approach to teaching founded on the science of behavior. Focuses on appropriate use of effective ABA strategies to help students achieve success in school settings.

Prerequisite(s): SED 375 or CSP 574 or equivalent and depa rtmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

CSP 622 - School Curriculum for Helping Professionals

Designed to provide students with an understanding of the curricular standards used in schools, effective instructional practices, lesson and unit plan development and implementation, as well as knowledge and skill in curriculum design and evaluation. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite(s): Department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

CSP 638 - School Psychological Intervention Techniques

The appraisal, planning, implementation and measuring effectiveness of intervention techniques for students with academic, social and behavioral difficulties.

Prerequisite(s): matriculation in school psychology and de partment permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 641 - Ethical and Professional Conduct

Explores the nature of professional ethics and behavior in educational psychology and applied behavior analysis. As such, the course will focus on building knowledge regarding standards of conduct guiding the fields. In particular, the standards set forth by the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) will be covered.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 652 - Internship in School Psychology

A one year full-time supervised school psychology experience in a school, agency, or institution providing psychological services for children or adults. Emphasizes the practical application of psychological knowledge, counseling skills, and theories.

Prerequisite(s): Department permission. (may be repeated for up to 12 credits).Students must have completed their Masters in School Psychology; Passing Score on the Oral Comprehensive Exam; CSP 534; CSP 535; CSP 536; CSP 537; CSP 606; CSP 638; CSP 692. Co-requisite: CSP 653

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 653 - Professional Seminar in School Psychology Practice

This seminar will guide and support students as they make their transition from graduate students to professionals and apply their skills in assessment, behavior management, counseling and consultation.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed their Masters in School Psychology; Passing Score on the Oral Comprehensive Exam; CSP 534; CSP 535; CSP 536; CSP 537; CSP 606; CSP 638; CSP 692. Departmental Permission; Students must take Co-requisite: CSP 652

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 656 - Group Counseling

Students participate in and learn advanced theories and techniques of group counseling. Focus is on the integration of theory and practice. Experiential opportunities are provided for both personal and professional development.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 550 and department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 659 - Individual Supervision & Practicum Seminar in School Counseling

A 100-hour practicum experience in a school setting. The student advances skills into practice by assuming some roles of a School Counselor (direct and indirect counseling services) under the supervision of site and faculty supervisors.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CSP 670 - Psychology in the Schools

Provides an introduction to the field of school psychology, including its history, roles and functions of school psychologists, and models of service delivery. It will also review the application of psychological theory in educational settings, the role of social emotional learning in promoting student growth, and issues related to the provision of psychoeducational services within an urban setting.

Prerequisite(s): matriculation in the School Psychology pr ogram.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 674 - Consultation in Schools

Provides students with theories and skills necessary to engage in collaboration and consultation with all school personnel, families, and community agencies.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 550, placement within a school settin g, and department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 676 - Counseling Internship Seminar

A full or part-time supervised counseling internship experience in a school, community, agency, or institution providing psychological and other human services for children, adolescents or adults. Emphasizes the practical application of counseling skills, theories, and knowledge. Includes weekly seminar.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 552, CSP 553, CSP 578, CSP 691, (CSP 656 for school counseling students only) and department permission. (May be repeated for up to 12 credits).

1 to 12 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 680 - Sexuality Issues in Counseling

This course builds awareness surrounding sexuality problems that may present as issues in individual, group and/or couples counseling. Techniques for intervention in clinical counseling are also a focus.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CSP 690 - Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis

Overview of history, features and principles of learning central to the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and how these principles relate to learning and behavior.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CSP 691 - Research and Evaluation in School and Clinical Mental Health Settings

Introduction to research methods and program evaluation for practitioners, including critiquing skills, ethical considerations, and understanding evidence-based practices. Research designs utilizing reliable and valid measures, measurement concepts, basic statistics, and research writing are covered.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

CSP 692 - Advanced Research Methods and Program Evaluations

Designed to familiarize advanced graduate students with the application of commonly used qualitative and quantitative research methods in educational and clinical settings, including experimental, comparative, quasi-experimental, correlational, between-and within-subject, single subject and qualitative designs. The focus is on providing a more in-depth discussion and skill presentation of the understanding of methodology and program evaluation, advanced statistics and data analysis with use of SPSS and presentation of findings.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 691.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CSP 695 - Supervised Independent Fieldwork in Applied Behavior Analysis

This course provides spervised experience in applying ABA in real-world settings, including observation, assessment, measurement, and identification and design of interventions. This course provides some of the supervision required to sit for the BCBA exam.

1 to 6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered