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506. Counseling in School Settings (3)

Prerequisite: Official admission to the School Counseling Program.
Overview of issues related to school counseling and the role of the professional school counselor. Includes a practicum component designed to develop counseling skills and promote helping relationships. Field experiences are required. School Counseling students are expected to take this course in their first semester in the program.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 506. Letter grade only (A-F).

507. Career and Academic Counseling in K-12 Settings (3)

Prerequisite: COUN 506.
Emphasis on career development theory and practice, the world of work, post-school planning, and academic counseling in K-12 settings. Application of theory through culturally sensitive interventions.
Letter grade only (A-F).

508A. Family Systems Applied to Aging and Lifespan Development (3)

Family systems assessment and counseling applied to lifespan development theories.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 508A. Letter grade only (A-F).

508B. Family Systems Methods (3)

Prerequisite: COUN 508A or consent of instructor.
The application and practice of family systems therapeutic methods.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 508B. Letter grade only (A-F).

510. Law and Ethics for Counselors (3)

An introduction to professional identity as counselors and examination of laws and ethics related to the counseling profession and its specializations (MFT, career/vocational rehabilitation, student development and administration, and school counseling).
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 510. Letter grade only (A-F).

511. Counseling the Alcohol/ Chemically Dependent Person (2)

Survey of the theories, etiologies, and major treatment approaches for counseling and preventing alcohol and chemical dependency, and the role of family and community resources, referrals, and prevention programs.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 511. Letter grade only (A-F).

512. Child and Spousal/Partner Abuse (1)

Child and spousal/partner abuse assessment indicators, laws, community resources, mandatory reporting requirements for child abuse and spousal/partner violence, assessment, detection, and interventions for the child, family, spouse/partner, and the offender. Designed for licensure requirements for mental health practitioners and graduate students.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 512. Letter grade only (A-F).

513. Introduction to Clinical Interviewing (3)

A foundation course that provides training in core interviewing skills including active listening, case exploration, goal setting, conducting a mental status exam, and assessing for self-harm.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 513. Letter grade only (A-F)

514. Medication and Counseling (2)

Prerequisites: COUN 513 or consent of instructor.
An examination of the categories of psychotropic medications: antidepressants including antipsychotics, anxiolytics, and mood stabilizers. Major side-effects of these medications and a brief overview of their medical management are reviewed. Herbal alternatives to pharmacologic agents will be explored. Identification of information resources for counselors and clients.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 514. Letter grade only (A-F).

515. Counseling Theories (3)

Prerequisite: COUN 513.
Major counseling theories examined and the competencies of each developed for use in helping relationships.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 515. Letter grade only (A-F).

522. Counseling Methods and Techniques (3)

Prerequisites/Corequisites: COUN 513, COUN 515.
An applied course which provides practice in the methods and techniques of the major theoretical approaches employed in counseling.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 522. Letter grade only (A-F).

543. Human Sexuality Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: COUN 515.
Training in human sexuality education, counseling, and therapy. An examination of personal attitudes and values. The study of the physiological, psychological, and sociocultural variables associated with sexual behavior, sexual identity, and sexual disorders. For MFT certification only.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 543. Letter grade only (A-F).

555. Cross-Cultural Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: COUN 510, COUN 513, COUN 515; COUN 506 for School Counseling Option, SDHE 538 for SDHE Option, or their equivalent upon approval of the instructor.
Study of U.S. and international cultural factors, perspectives and personal and societal values that affect the counseling relationship, methods, and outcomes. These factors include historical, geographical, socio-psychological, educational and counseling factors from various cultural groups that students will encounter in their professional settings.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 555. Letter grade only (A-F).

556. Counseling Children and Adolescents (3)

Prerequisites: COUN 515 and COUN 522, or consent of instructor.
Theories and application of the methods and techniques of the major theoretical approaches employed in counseling children and adolescents.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 556.

557. Counseling Couples (3)

Prerequisites: COUN 515.
Couple development theories, issues, and practices pertaining to counseling couples.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 557. Letter grade only (A-F).

559. Play and Art Therapy for Children/Adolescents (3)

Prerequisites: COUN 508A and COUN 556 or consent of instructor.
Experiential survey and the practice of play and art techniques employed in therapy as applied to theoretical orientations and problematic behavior.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 559. Letter grade only (A-F).

601. Trauma and Grief Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: COUN 556 or consent of instructor. Required course for students in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program and a recommended course for graduate students in the other Counseling Programs.
Overview of developmentally informed models of trauma response, identifying and assessing problematic responses to trauma and loss, and guidelines for working with traumatized children, adolescents and families in various settings. Current treatment approaches of forms of post-traumatic distress and traumatic bereavement.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 601. Letter grade only (A-F).

606. Current Issues in Professional School Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: COUN 506.
A variety of current issues in school counseling presented in learning modules. Topics include assessment, education of students with disabilities, school violence prevention, crisis counseling, comprehensive counseling plans, and classroom management.
Letter grading only (A-F).

607. School Counseling Practicum (3)

Prerequisites: COUN 506, COUN 515.
Practical application of counseling theory to work with children and adolescents. Supervised counseling, consultation, and case management experiences conducted in the educational psychology/counseling clinic and in school settings.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 607. Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

608. Seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy (3)

Prerequisites: COUN 510, COUN 511, COUN 512, COUN 513, COUN 515, COUN 522. Recommended: COUN 556.
Theories, research, treatment planning, and therapeutic methods of MFT counseling utilizing major psychotherapeutic approaches regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various mental health problems.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 608. Letter grade only (A-F).

609. MFT Practicum (4)

Prerequisites: COUN 510, COUN 511, COUN 512, COUN 513, COUN 515, COUN 522, and COUN 608.
Practicum application submitted no later than March 1 for the following fall semester, and October 1 for the spring semester.
MFT students will provide counseling services to clients at the CED Community Clinic, receive live supervision from MFT faculty members, and participate in a practicum program at an approved off-campus agency.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 609. Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

638. Group Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the MS in Counseling, and/or PPS School Counseling Credential, or School Psychology Program, COUN 510, COUN 513, COUN 515 or equivalent upon approval of instructor.
Review of theories and applications of small group processes in guidance and counseling. Laboratory practice is provided and issues and roles relating to the selection of participants, leadership, interaction methods, problem-solving, and evaluation are examined. Students will learn how to proficiently facilitate the group process and address multicultural issues in group settings.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 638. Letter grade only (A-F).

643A,D. Counseling Field Work (3)

A. School Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: COUN 607, Certificate of Clearance, EDP 536 (must be taken concurrently with either COUN 643A or COUN 644A).
Practical experiences in counseling and guidance activities under supervision in approved school settings (total of 300 hours). Emphasis on personal and professional development as school counselors.
Applications for field work must be made no later than March 1 for the following summer or fall semester, and October 1 for the spring semester. Credit/No Credit grading only. Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 643A. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

D. Marriage and Family Therapy (3)

Prerequisites: COUN 608, COUN 609.
Practical required experiences of 150 hours in counseling activities under supervision in approved settings.
Applications for field work must be made no later than March 1 for the following summer or fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. Credit/No Credit grading only. Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 643D. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

644A,D. Advanced Counseling Field Work (3)

A. Advanced School Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: COUN 507 (or EDP 530 or EDP 531 for students who have advanced to candidacy prior to Fall 2005), COUN 638, COUN 643A; EDP 536 (must be taken concurrently with either COUN 643A or COUN 644A); pass CBEST.
Continued practical experiences in counseling and guidance activities under supervision in approved school settings (total of 300 hours). Emphasis on personal and professional development as school counselors.
Applications for field work must be made no later than March 1 for the following summer or fall semester, and October 1 for the spring semester. Credit/No Credit grading only. Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 644A. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

D. Marriage and Family Therapy (3)

Prerequisites: COUN 638, COUN 643D.
Continued practical required experiences of 150 hours in counseling activities under supervision in approved settings.
Applications for field work must be made no later than March 1 for the following summer or fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. Credit/No Credit grading only. Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 644D. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

680.Family Trauma Treatment Seminar (3)

Hands-on training in evidence-based treatment for families contending with trauma or loss. Readings, lectures, and in-class demonstrations and practice will focus on family assessment, goal-setting, narrative sharing, and family training on resilience-enhancing skills.
Letter grade only (A-F).

681.Spirituality and Counseling (1)

Experiential seminar on spiritual issues in counseling with an emphasis on helping future counselors increase their awareness of spiritual diversity to help them become better counselors.
Letter grade only (A-F).

682.Gestalt Psychotherapy (2)

Prerequisite: COUN 515 or consent of instructor.
This seminar is designed to be an experiential learning process of Gestalt Therapy. Readings, lectures, in-class demonstrations, and practice will provide grounding in Gestalt theory, assessment, techniques, and treatment planning.
Letter grade only (A-F).

683.Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (2)

Prerequisite: COUN 515 or consent of instructor.
Students will be trained on conducting evidence-based treatment for individuals utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Readings, lectures, in-class demonstrations, and practice will provide grounding in CBT theory, assessment, techniques, and treatment planning.
Letter grade only (A-F).

684. Advanced Clinical Case Formulation Seminar (1)

Advanced seminar on clinical case formulation with an emphasis on helping counselors in practicum and fieldwork improve their understanding of underlying issues that impact clients.
Letter grade only (A-F).

685. Community Mental Health Counseling (1)

Advanced seminar on community mental health counseling with an emphasis on helping counselors gain skills required in contemporary community mental health settings, including recovery-oriented treatment for severe mental illness, case management, client advocacy, and local community service resources.
Letter grade only (A-F).

690. Seminar in School Counseling Supervision: Theory and Practice (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Focus on models and methods of school counseling supervision. Designed to prepare school counselors to be effective site supervisors for school counseling field work students.
Open to advanced students in the School Counseling Program as well as practicing school counselors. Letter grade only (A-F).

692. Selected Topics in Counseling (1-6)

Advanced study of special topics in the field of counseling. Continuing education and non-degree students may enroll for units subject to suitable changes in course content.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics, which includes previously earned credit in EDP 692. Topics announced in the CSULB or CCPE Schedule of Classes.

A. Introduction to Psychodrama

B. Advanced Psychodrama
Prerequisites: COUN 692A or consent of instructor.

695C. Integrative Seminar in Professional School Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy; COUN 507 (or EDP 530 or EDP 531 for students who have advanced to candidacy prior to Fall 2005), COUN 555, COUN 638; EDP 596; and permission to enroll from School Counseling Program Coordinator. Prerequisite/Corequisite: COUN 643A.
Designed to support integration and synthesis of knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned and developed during the school counseling program, and to facilitate the transition from graduate student to counseling professional and lifelong learner.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 695C. Letter grade only (A-F).


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