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CMHC 5300 - Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
History and philosophy of the counseling profession, including professional roles, functions, and relationships with other helpers.


CMHC 5305 - Helping Relationships
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Essential interviewing and counseling skills, with an emphasis on individual counseling methods and interventions.


CMHC 5310 - Counseling Theories
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Introduction to the major theories used by professional counselors, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic-existential, systems, and post-modern approaches.


CMHC 5315 - Ethical, Legal & Professional Issues in Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Ethical and legal standards of professional organizations and credentialing agencies; application of ethical and legal standards to practice.


CMHC 5320 - Human Growth & Development
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Theories of individual and family development across the life span; models of resilience; theories for optimizing development.


CMHC 5325 - Psychopathology & Atypical Behavior
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Principles of understanding distress, impairment, and dysfunction in human behavior and social systems.


CMHC 5335 - Appraisal & Assessment Techniques
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Concepts and procedures of assessment of individuals’ attitudes, aptitudes, achievements, interests, and personal features; statistical concepts related to testing; social cultural, and ethical factors related to measurement.


CMHC 5337 - Research and Program Evaluation
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
This course is designed to introduce quantitative and qualitative research designs, methods, and data analysis techniques in counseling. It also introduces students to the use of research to support evidence-based practice and strategies to design and conduct program evaluation. Topics include ethical issues in research, construction and evaluation of measurement tools, critical analysis of research methods and evidence-based counseling practices, use and interpretation of descriptive and inferential statistics, analysis and synthesis of qualitative data, outcome measures, needs assessments and program evaluation methods.


CMHC 5340 - Introduction to Play Therapy
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
through the process of counseling. The content of the course introduces a distinct group of interventions including play and communication skills as integral components of the therapeutic process. A major focus of the course involves instructional and experiential opportunities for the student counselor to develop skills that provide children with appropriate developmental materials and facilitate a safe relationship for the child to express models that can be applied to elementary age children. This course provides an overview of the essential elements and principles of play therapy, including history, theories, modalities, techniques, applications, and skills. Further, an experiential component focuses on basic play therapy skill development within the context of ethical and diversity-sensitive practice. It also includes assessment and techniques for working with children and adolescents in personal and family systems along with parent/guardian involvement interventions.


CMHC 5345 - Trauma: A Holistic Perspective
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
This course provides students with an understanding of the personal and systemic impact of trauma-causing events on individuals, couples, families, and communities. Students will learn specialized response models that encompass sensory-kinesthetic, perceptual, emotional, cognitive, social-relational, and spiritual dimensions of experience, with a focus on body- and brain-based approaches to treatment. Also included in this class is the exploration of the counselor’s response to trauma and vicarious traumatization. The instructor uses a life-span developmental holistic perspective in presenting the course material.


CMHC 6160 - Special Topics in Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
A special topic is investigated in an individual or group setting with graduate faculty leadership.


CMHC 6300 - Human Diversity
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Study of cultural patterns, including multiple dimensions of difference. Theories of multicultural counseling, identity development and social justice. Counselors’ roles in eliminating oppression and promoting dignity of all persons.


CMHC 6305 - Spiritual & Religious Themes in Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Introduction to ethical and clinical issues in explicit and implicit integration of spiritual and religious themes in counseling. Culturally sensitive assessment and intervention methods for addressing religious and spiritual themes.


CMHC 6310 - Counseling Couples & Families
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Skills and practices to address relationship and family issues. Theories and models of marriage, partner, and family counseling. Models of family development, structure, and dynamics.


CMHC 6315 - Group Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Principles of group processes and dynamics, including group leadership styles and group facilitation methods.


CMHC 6320 - Addictions & Recovery
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Introduction to addiction prevention and treatment models and methods. Exploration of self-help and professional interventions.


CMHC 6325 - Lifestyle & Career Development
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Career development theories and decision-making paradigms; career and educational planning and counseling.


CMHC 6335 - Practicum I/Crisis Intervention
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Practicum experience of 100 or more clock hours, including 40 or more hours of direct service with clients. Individual and group supervision for counseling work. Introduction to crisis intervention techniques.


CMHC 6340 - Practicum II
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Supervised counseling experience of 200 or more hours, including 80 or more hours of direct service to clients. Individual and group supervision of counseling work.


CMHC 6345 - Practicum III
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Supervised counseling experience of 200 or more hours, including 80 or more hours of direct service to clients. Individual and group supervision of counseling work.


CMHC 6350 - Practicum IV
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Supervised counseling experience of 200 or more hours, including 80 or more hours of direct service to clients. Individual and group supervision of counseling work.


CMHC 6355 - Counseling & Social Justice
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Counselor’s roles in cultivating self-awareness, promoting social justice, advocacy and conflict resolution to promote flourishing and dignity of all persons.


CMHC 6360 - Special Topics in Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
A special topic is investigated in an individual or group setting with graduate faculty leadership.


CMHC 6365 - Special Problems in Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
A research problem is investigated under the supervision of a graduate faculty member.


CMHC 6370 - Research Thesis I: Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Initiation of the research process (literature review, human subjects process) under the supervision of a graduate faculty member.


CMHC 6375 - Research Thesis II: Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
Completion of individual research thesis (data collection, data analysis, and presentation of findings) under the supervision of a graduate faculty member.




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