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Educational Psychology

College of Education

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Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling - COUN Courses

Counseling Courses (COUN)


LOWER DIVISION


191. Career and Personal Explorations (3)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Any foundation (G.E. Category A1, A2, A3, or B2) class.
Designed for, but not limited to, entering and undeclared students. Exploration of issues, topics and tasks related to personal, educational and career choices. Includes educational and career planning, exploration of personal characteristics and individual differences, life and work values and interests, decision making, goal setting, and job/career search preparation.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 191 or EDP 360I/COUN 360I.

 

UPPER DIVISION


300. The Fundamentals of Peer Advising and Counseling (3)
Introduction to theories of student development, academic advising, multiculturalism, and counseling. Basic skill development and knowledge of policies and procedures to provide effective peer advising. Includes a service-learning component that places students in advising and other peer support services internships on campus.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

360I. Life and Career Decisions (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Conducting in-depth self analysis designed to facilitate career and personal choices. How education and personal life experiences influence career and life decisions. Career development theories and assessments with applications to student career development and choices. Sound decision-making and goal-setting processes.
Not open for credit to students with credit in COUN 360I or EDP 360I. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*430. Orientation to Counseling (3)
A survey of the specialties, functions, roles, models and activities commonly employed in the counseling profession. The course will also include practice in rudimentary active listening skills, a survey of historical and conceptual frameworks, voluntary participation in community-educational services, and developing a professional orientation perspective, and exploring the special needs of clients and other professional considerations.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 430.

 

504. A Family Systems Approach to School Discipline Problems (3)
Designed to help teachers and parents develop appropriate student behavior. A communications based family systems approach to discipline.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 504. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

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 Therapy Applied to 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).

 

516. Counseling the Adult (3)
Prerequisite: COUN 515.
Theory and practice of counseling and guidance of the adult.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP . Letter grade only (A-F).

 

522. Counseling Methods and Techniques (3)
Prerequisites/Corequisites: COUN 513, 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).

 

529. Assessment in Career Counseling (3)
Prerequisite: EDP 420 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
The selection, administration, scoring, and interpretation of assessment instruments in career counseling. Assessment areas include interests, values, personal characteristics, and aptitudes and abilities. Techniques for developing and using special assessment instruments will also be covered.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 529. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

530. Career Development and Decision Theory (3)
Emphasis on life planning concepts as related to the world of work, theories of career development and the career decision process.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 530. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

531. Career Information Resources (3)
Knowledge, use and management of information resources in the career development field.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 531. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

538. Student Development in Higher Education (3)
Survey of student development in public and private colleges and universities, focusing on historical, philosophical and theoretical foundations; roles and functions; legal, ethical, and organizational issues.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 538. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

539. Seminar in Student Athlete Development (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Examination of student-athlete administration and advising in higher education: history, principles, techniques, and professional standards for student-athlete programs and services. Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as KIN 539. Not open for credit to students with credit in KIN 539.

 

540. The Fundamentals of Peer Advising and Counseling (3)
Introduction to theories of student development, multiculturalism, and counseling. Basic skill development and knowledge of policies and procedures to provide effective academic peer advising. Includes a twenty hour service-learning component that places students in advising internships on campus. 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 MFCC certification only.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 543. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

547. Student Development Theory in Higher Education: Theory to Practice (3)
Prerequisite: COUN 538.
Explores student development theory and the application of theory to practice for programs and services in student affairs/higher education. Examine cognitive, psychosocial, and person/environment theories and their application to traditional and non-traditional student populations.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 547. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

548. Students in U. S. Higher Education (3)
Prerequisite: COUN 538.
Focus on concepts of community and culture in United States college with an emphasis on understanding the diversity of student population to include age, gender, ethnic culture, sexual orientation, and people with disabilities.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 548. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

549. Management of Student Development in Higher Education (3)
Analysis of management and organizational theory and practice as it pertains to student development in higher education. Includes study of human and physical resources management.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 549. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

552. Introduction to the Community College (3)
Prerequisite: Enrollment in M.A., M.S. or Credential Programs.
Introduction, orientation, and survey of California and American community college. Components and modules include teaching and learning, leadership and governance issues, organization and administration, student development, classroom research, institutional resources, and student diversity and equity in the community college.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 552. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

555. Cross-Cultural Counseling (3)
Prerequisites: COUN 510, 513, 515; COUN 506 for School Counseling Option, COUN 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 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 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).

 

593. Seminar in Professional Development in Counseling and Human Services (1)
Prerequisite: COUN 538 and 548 (must have completed or concurrently enrolled)
Experiential orientation to profession of counseling and student development/student affairs in higher education with an emphasis on opportunities to observe interactions between organizational and student cultures, and the functions and role of student affairs professionals in the work environment through fifty-hour practicum.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 593. 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, training in 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 for treatment of acute and chronic forms of post-traumatic distress and traumatic bereavement will be covered. Will not cover treatment of childhood sexual or physical abuse.
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, 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).

 

608. Seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
Prerequisites: COUN 510, 511, 512, 513, 515, 522. Recommended: COUN 556 and 634.
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 (3)
Prerequisites: COUN 510, 511, 512, 513, 515, 522, and 608.
Practicum application submitted no later than March 1 for the following fall semester, and October 1 for the spring semester. MFT counseling in the Educational Psychology Clinic and an appropriate non profit setting with closely supervised experiences prior to MFT fieldwork. Students will be required to assess, diagnose, describe appropriate interventions, and conduct counseling services for individuals and/or families. A total of 150 hours is required.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 609. Credit/No Credit grading only.

 

637. Career Counseling Practicum (4)
Prerequisites: COUN 510, 515, 529, 530 or 531 and EDP 524A or EDSP 564 or COUN 580.
Career counseling at the secondary and post secondary levels with closely supervised clinical experiences. Students will be required to assess, diagnose, develop treatment plans, write progress and termination reports, provide appropriate interventions and conduct counseling services for individuals seeking career/vocational guidance.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 637.

 

638. Group Counseling (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the MS in Counseling, and/or PPS School Counseling Credential, or School Psychology Program, COUN 510, 513, 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).

 

639. Seminar in Organization of Pupil Personnel Services (3)
Prerequisite: COUN 430, 506.
Practices in organizing, administrating, supervising, and evaluating pupil personnel services programs at various educational levels.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Open only to School Counseling Master’s Degree students who have advanced to candidacy prior to Fall 2005 and to PPS/SC credential-only students admitted to the program prior to and including Fall 2004.)
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 639.

 

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 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.
B. Student Development in Higher Education (3)
Prerequisites: COUN 516, 538.
Practical experiences of 225 hours in counseling and guidance activities under supervision in approved settings.
Applications for field work must be made no later than March 1 for the following fall semester, and October 1 for the spring semester. Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 541. Credit/No Credit grading only.
C. Career Counseling
Prerequisites: COUN 637.
Practical experiences in counseling and guidance 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. Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 541 or EDP 643C. Credit/No Credit grading only.
D. Marriage and Family Therapy
Prerequisites: COUN 608, 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.

 

644A-D. Advanced Counseling Field Work (3)
A. Advanced School Counseling
Prerequisites: COUN 507 (or EDP 530 or 531 for students who have advanced to candidacy prior to Fall 2005), 638, 643A; EDP 536 (must be taken concurrently with either COUN 643A or 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.
B. Student Development in Higher Education (3)
Prerequisites: COUN 516, 538, 643B.
Continued practical experiences of 225 hours in counseling and guidance activities under supervision in approved settings.
Applications for field work must be made no later than March 1 for the following fall semester, and October 1 for the spring semester. Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 541 or 644B. Credit/No Credit grading only.
C. Career Counseling (3)
Prerequisites: COUN 638, 643C.
Continued field work under licensed/ credentialed supervisors (if required by specialty area or work setting).
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. Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 545 or EDP 644C. Credit/No Credit grading only.
D. Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
Prerequisites: COUN 638, 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.

 

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. Special 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.
Topics regarding continuing education for mental health providers are announced in the UCES Schedule of Classes or the University Fall, Spring, or Summer semester Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics, which includes previously earned credit in EDP 692.
A. Introduction to Psychodrama
B. Advanced Psychodrama
Prerequisites: COUN 692A or consent of instructor.

 

693. Advanced Seminar in Professional Development in Counseling and Human Services (1-2)
Prerequisites: COUN 515, 538, 548, 593, and concurrently enrolled in COUN 549.
Explore professional development topics, demonstrate an integration of roles, philosophy and theory for counseling and student development work. Attendance at a local, regional and national professional conference required.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 693. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

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), 555, 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).