Counselor Education

EDGC 6090          Independent Research in Educational Foundations                         1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
(EDFR 6090 and EDGC 6090 are cross-listed) Prerequisites: consent of department and major professor. Independent research under the supervision of a graduate faculty member. The course may be repeated but total credit may not exceed six semester hours. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

EDGC 6330          Career Counseling and Life Planning                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: admission to degree program or consent of department. The theory, nature, and principles of career development and counseling.

EDGC 6400          Theories of Counseling                                                                                      3 cr.
Examination of the major theoretical approaches to counseling and their relationship to the counseling process. Analysis and evaluation of the function of theoretical constructs and their impact on counseling practice.

EDGC 6420          Lifespan Human Growth and Development                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: Open to Education students only. Application of principles of human growth and development to counseling.

EDGC 6430          Counseling Techniques                                                                                     3 cr.
An analysis of the theory, dynamics, and practice of counseling clients. Lab experience required.

EDGC 6435          Substance Abuse Counseling                                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisites: EDGC 6400,  6430 and admission to a degree program or consent of department. Theories and techniques of counseling substance abusing clients, as well as an examination of the physiological and psychological aspects of substance abuse, will be covered in this course designed for students in counseling related fields. The course will also include practice in various counseling techniques utilized in the treatment of alcohol and drug abusing clients.

EDGC 6439          Advanced Counseling Theories                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDGC 6400 and admission to doctoral degree program or consent of the department. This course provides instruction in the major counseling theories introduced in EDGC 6400. Students examine the original works of major theorists and develop professional expertise in several approaches to the practice of counseling.

EDGC 6440          Advanced Counseling Techniques                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisites: EDGC 6400, 6430 and admission to a degree program or consent of department. This course includes an experiential approach to the development of counseling skills and the conceptualization of client concerns. The application of principles and techniques of major counseling theories will be presented. Skill practice will be included. Lab experience required.

EDGC 6450          Group Work                                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDGC 6430, 6440 and admission to degree program or consent of department. An examination of the history, contemporary research findings, and conceptual models, process issues, and ethics involved in the effective practice of group work. Participation in a group experience required.

EDGC 6452          Introduction to Multicultural Counseling                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDGC 6430 and admission to a degree program or consent of department. The application of counseling techniques to special populations with culturally different backgrounds. The course is designed to help counselors maximize their effectiveness by understanding both similarities and differences of a multicultural population.

EDGC 6460          Supervised Experience in Group Work                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: doctoral standing or consent of department. Through supervised experience, examination of contemporary conceptual model, and research findings which emphasize process and content issues, students will learn to lead interpersonal problem solving and task groups effectively.

EDGC 6530          Student Services in Higher Education                                                             3 cr.
(EDAD 6530 and EDGC 6530 are cross-listed) A study of student personnel programs in colleges and universities. The history, philosophy, and organization; student rights and responsibilities; discipline; and administration of these programs within the context of the purpose of higher education institutions.

EDGC 6535          Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling                                         3 cr.
Prerequisites: EDGC 6400 and admission to degree program or consent of department. The theory and practice of counseling as applied to human services agencies. The role and function of the counselor in human services agencies are emphasized.

EDGC 6540          Clinical Mental Health Counseling                                                                   3 cr.
This course provides an overview of the theory and practice of counseling in human services agencies and other community settings. Emphasis is given to the role, function, and professional identity of community counselors, and to principles and practices of community outreach, intervention, education, consultation, and client advocacy.

EDGC 6550          School Counseling                                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDGC 6400 and admission to degree program or consent of department. This course will provide an introduction to current concepts relative to the school counseling profession. Practical application of concepts within the diverse range of school environments will be covered. Structuring and implementation of a feasible comprehensive counseling program will be emphasized.

EDGC 6630          Analysis of the Individual                                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites: admission to degree program or consent of department. Qualitative and quantitative assessment of the individual in various phases of development, traits, potentialities, and accomplishments. Assessment techniques are examined with regard to health development. Developing a case study and planning treatment are included.

EDGC 6660          Crisis Intervention Counseling                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisites: EDGC 6400, 6430, 6440 and admission to a degree program or consent of department. The theory and practical application of crisis intervention and disaster mental health techniques. Special attention is given to counseling approaches for use with circumstantial and development disasters and crises.

EDGC 6810          Introduction to Supervision in Counseling                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisites: EDGC 6896 with a B or better. The theories and techniques counselor supervisors utilize in providing clinical supervision to counselors.  The process of administrative supervision utilized by counselor in work settings.

EDGC 6830          Counseling Children and Adolescents                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisites: EDGC 6400, 6430, and admission to degree program or consent of department. The study of counseling children and adolescents in elementary, middle, and high schools or community agencies. Focus on counseling theories, techniques, concepts, interventions, and skills appropriate for children and adolescents.

EDGC 6840          Family Counseling                                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: admission to a degree program or consent of department. An introduction to the theoretical models and practitioner skills for counseling with families. The course includes specific emphasis on short-term approaches for family-related counseling problems.

EDGC 6850          Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite: admission to degree program or consent of department. This course provides an overview of the critical professional issues in counseling with emphasis on current ethical and values-related questions and their relationship to the counselor's role in training, supervision, practice, consultation, appraisal, and research.

EDGC 6852          Advanced Multicultural Counseling                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites:  EDGC 6452, doctoral standing or consent of department.  An advanced exploration of issues involved in culturally competent counseling, counseling supervision, and counselor education.  Current social and cultural issues, social change theory, oppression models, and advocacy action planning for counselors, supervisors, and counseling faculty members are addressed.  All types of human diversity and equity issues in counseling, counseling supervision, and counselor education are reviewed.  Students examine their own cultural heritage and racial identity development in relation to the counseling relationship, counseling supervision, and counselor education.

EDGC 6860          Introduction to Play Therapy                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisites: EDGC 6400, 6430, admission to degree program, or consent of the department. Introduction to major theories and counseling techniques specifically designed for children ages 2-15. This will include play and creative techniques applicable with various populations in numerous settings and adaptable to individual, family, and group modalities.

EDGC 6870          Advanced Play Therapy                                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisites: EDGC 6400, 6430, 6860, and admission to degree program or consent of department. Advanced instruction in play therapy.  Strategies for successful practice.  Development of specific play therapy skills.

EDGC 6880          Advanced Counseling Interventions                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisites: EDGC 6430, 6440, 6550, 6897, doctoral standing or consent of department. The study of advanced interventions utilized by experienced professional counselors in providing counseling services to clients. Models and methods of assessment and use of data in evaluating client problems. Application of theory to practice.

EDGC 6896          Master's Practicum in Counseling                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDGC 6400, 6430, 6440, 6450 and (6540 or 6550), minimum of 36-credit hours of course work completed in degree program, and approved practicum application. Application of theory and development of counseling skills under supervision while counseling in schools, community agencies, higher education, hospitals, or other controlled clinical settings that a total a minimum of 100 clock hours over a minimum 10-week academic term.

EDGC 6897          Master's Internship in Counseling                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDGC 6896 and approved internship application. Application of theory and development of counseling skills under supervision while counseling in schools, community agencies, higher education, hospitals, or other controlled clinical settings that total a minimum of 300 clock hours, Two semesters of internship are required, thus, the course must be repeated.

EDGC 6898          Doctoral Practicum in Counselor Education                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program in counselor education and approved practicum application. Further application of counseling theory, skills, techniques, and intervention strategies under supervision while counseling in schools, community agencies, higher education, hospitals, or other controlled clinical settings that total a minimum of 100 hours in counseling.

EDGC 6899          Doctoral Internship in Counseling                                                       1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: EDGC 6898 and approved internship application. Observation and participation of supervision of master's level counseling students, clinical practice, teaching, and research that total a minimum of 300 clock hours. Course must be repeated until a minimum of six credit hours are earned.

EDGC 6950          Advanced Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues in Counselor Education     3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDGC 6850 and admission to doctoral program. Advanced study of ethical, legal and professional issues in counseling practice, counselor education, and counselor supervision.

EDGC 6991          Doctoral Teaching Practicum in Counselor Education                                   3 cr.
Prerequisites: 12 hours of doctoral coursework in counselor education or consent of department. This course is a structured tutorial in teaching counselor education courses at the graduate level. It is designed to provide future counselor educators with the techniques and strategies to improve their teaching skills. Applied and practical principles of effective pedagogy for teaching and learning in higher education are presented. Students receive actual experience in all aspects of classroom teaching.

EDGC 6993          Special Topics in Counselor Education                                               1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Topic will vary from semester to semester. Section number will correspond with the credit to be earned. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours within a particular degree program.

EDGC 6995          Independent Study in Counselor Education                                      1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisites: consent of department and major professor. Investigation of pertinent problems under the direction of a graduate faculty member. This course may be repeated but total credit may not exceed six semester hours. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

EDGC 6996          Advanced Supervision in Counseling                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisites: EDGC 6810 and doctoral standing or consent of department. Advanced clinical techniques of supervising counselors.  Theory, research, and experience in monitoring and evaluating counselor performance during stages of the counseling process are emphasized. Ethical and legal issues in counseling supervision and counselor education.  Field experience required.

EDGC 6997          Research Seminar in Counselor Education                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Doctoral students will complete their dissertation proposals under faculty supervision. Course must be completed for credit until dissertation proposal has been accepted by the student's committee. A maximum of three semester hours of credit may be counted in a degree program.

EDGC 7040          Examination or Thesis Only No credit                                                             0 cr.
No credit. Open to students in a thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) the final typing and acceptance by the Graduate School of their thesis or dissertation or to students in a non-thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) to pass the final examination to complete graduation requirements.

EDGC 7050          Dissertation Research                                                                          1 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
To be repeated for credit until the dissertation is accepted. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.