Counseling and School Psychology

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

CSP 502 - Religion and Spirituality in Counseling

Theory and techniques designed to assist counselors in the appropriate integration of spirituality into the counseling process.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2018

CSP 521 - Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Theory and etiology of addictive and co-occurring disorders, as well as commonly used psychopharmacology. Also includes neurobiology of substances and additions. Models of counseling and medical treatment are covered.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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: Fall 2018

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: Fall 2018

CSP 541 - Psychopharmacology

The prescription guidelines, neurobiology, and side effects of major groups of drugs typically prescribed in psychiatric medicine in clinical mental health counseling settings are covered. Focus is on gaining knowledge for advocacy and psychoeducation.

1 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

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 - Suicide Prevention and Intervention

Designed for mental health practitioners. Covers material related to dynamics of suicide, suicide risk assessment, intervention, and prevention.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2018

CSP 549 - Crisis Counseling

Preventative and reactive interventions for counselors in responding to crises in clinical mental health settings.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 550 and department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2018

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 2018

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 - Practicum Supervision in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

One hour, individual or triadic supervision by a university faculty member while working in practicum fieldwork. Additional coursework on supervision theory and practice is part of this course.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 595 & 656

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

CSP 553 - Practicum & Seminar in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This seminar course accompanies the required 100-hour practicum and provides an opportunity for group supervision and consultation with practicum students and faculty. Emphasis is on integration of field experiences and topics of professional interest.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 595 & 656

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

CSP 554 - Treatment of Psychological Disorders

In-depth exploration of empirically-supported treatment practices for various diagnostic groups in the provision of individual and group counseling.

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

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

CSP 571 - Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders

Overview of the classification of mental and emotional disorders using the DSM-5 coding system. Emphasis is on conducting an effective diagnostic interview, formulation of case conceptualization, and making differential and accurate diagnoses.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 550 and department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

CSP 572 - Career Counseling

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: Fall 2018

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: Fall 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 2018

CSP 575 - Counseling Supervision Fundamentals

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: Summer 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: Fall 2018

CSP 580 - Counseling Affectional and Gender Minorities

his course presents awareness, knowledge, and skills surrounding counseling LGBTQI + people. Intersectionality, identity development, minority stress, and counseling techniques are covered.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2018

CSP 595 - Orientation & Ethics in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Provides an orientation to the roles, functions, and ethical standards of a licensed professional counselor. Attention is given to technology resources and advocacy roles. The importance of self-evaluation and self-care is also covered.

Prerequisite(s): department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

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

AAdvanced laboratory practice of counseling skills, including the application of empirically-based practices, risk assessments, sensitivity to client’s multicultural needs.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 550

1 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2018

CSP 605 - 605 Child and Family Counseling

Empirically based practices for working with families and counseling children.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 569 and department permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

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 2018

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 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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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: Fall 2018

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: Fall 2018

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: Fall 2018

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: Spring 2018

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 2018

CSP 672 - Curriculum & Classroom Management for School Counselors

Designed to provide student with an understanding of the curriculum component of a comprehensive school counseling program. Topics include effective instructional practices, curriculum design, lesson/unit plan development, delivery, and evaluation.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

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 2018

CSP 675 - Internship & Seminar in School Counseling

The student intern assumes a role appropriate to a School Counselor (direct and indirect school counseling services) under the supervision of an on-site certified School Counselor. Includes group supervision with a Faculty Supervisor.

3 to 6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

CSP 676 - Internship & Seminar in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This seminar course accompanies the required 600-hour internship over two semesters and provides an opportunity for group supervision and consultation with internship students and faculty. Emphasis is on integration of field experiences and topics of professional interest.

Prerequisite(s): CSP 552 & 553

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

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: Summer 2018

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: Fall 2018

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 2018