EDPC-Professional Counseling

EDPC 2970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

Special Topics. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated; Maximum credit nine hours. Special topics course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research, and field projects. (Irreg.)

EDPC 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

EDPC 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides students with the opportunity to develop an appropriate body of reading materials on topics not covered in detail in routine coursework. Students will be obliged to assume the primary initiative in selecting the topic, compiling the bibliography and completing the reading, and will report their progress in weekly sessions to their instructor. Credit will be given only after an intensive oral examination. (Irreg.)

EDPC 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Covers variable subjects in education with in-depth studies of issues not covered in the standard course offerings. (Irreg.)

EDPC 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides an opportunity for honors students to work on a special project under the guidance of a professor in the student's major area of study. (Irreg.)

EDPC 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

EDPC 5113. Human Development.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Counseling M.Ed. program or permission of instructor. An introductory survey of current theory and research as it applies to human development across the lifespan. Emphases include cognitive and language development, self and social development, and contextual influences on development. Particular focus will be on human development as related to counseling. (F)

EDPC 5234. Individual Intelligence Testing.4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Professional Counseling, M.Ed. program or Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. program, or permission of instructor. Classroom experience dealing with the rationale, purpose, and ethics involved in individual intelligence testing, plus laboratory experience in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Stanford-Binet and Wechsler scales with an emphasis on the Wechsler scales. (Sp)

EDPC 5253. Assessment in Counseling.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Professional Counseling, M.Ed. program or permission of instructor. Theories of personality and intelligence testing will be discussed. Students will gain knowledge and experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting personality tests and in interpreting intelligence tests with an emphasis on the Wechsler scales. (F)

EDPC 5263. Professional Issues and Ethics in Counseling.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted to masters program in Professional Counseling. This course introduces graduate students in counseling to professional, legal and ethical issues in professional counseling. The course reviews literature and covers topics pertaining to counseling, supervision, teaching, and research, with special focus on areas that are most important and most current in the field. (Sp)

EDPC 5413. Occupational Information--Career Development.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Professional Counseling, M.Ed. program or Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. program, or permission of instructor. Methods of preparing informational files for student use; nature of educational and occupational information, job classification, sources of information, and occupational surveys and trends. Theories of career development; techniques of job and occupational analysis; individual experiences of reporting client career development. (F)

EDPC 5423. Methods and Techniques of Counseling.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Professional Counseling, M.Ed. program or Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. program, or permission of instructor. Introduction to stages in the counseling process; interviewing skills; counseling objectives; appropriate strategies. Common theories of counseling and psychotherapy and ethical considerations are considered. (Su)

EDPC 5433. Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Professional Counseling, M.Ed. program or Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. program. Introduction to types of groups, group development, group leadership, and group dynamics with an emphasis on counseling groups. Includes experiential training in group work. (Su)

EDPC 5443. Family Systems Theory.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Counseling M.Ed. program (M216). An introduction to family counseling and therapy as one of the approaches to dealing with interpersonal conflict. The focus of the course is to introduce a scientific paradigm for family systems and counseling and to use a competency-based approach to intervention that is consistent with current guidelines. Assessment approaches are also discussed. (F)

EDPC 5453. Social & Cultural Diversity.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Counseling M.Ed. program (M216). Focuses on increasing understanding of and sensitivity regarding cognitive aspects, discourses, political realities, and issues of awareness in various minority groups, including issues related to cultural values and spirituality. Methods for increasing multicultural communication and social justice research in counseling are discussed. (F)

EDPC 5473. Counseling Theories.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Professional Counseling, M.Ed. program or Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. program, or permission of instructor. Surveys prevalent counseling theories within the overarching categories of psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral and cognitive-behavioral, and contextual and constructivist approaches. In addition, multicultural counseling competencies will be reviewed. Theories presented will be discussed in terms of counseling goals, central concepts and techniques, diversity applications, and research support. (F)

EDPC 5483. Behavior Disorders.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Professional Counseling, M.Ed. program or Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. program, or permission of instructor. Diagnostically oriented course in abnormal behavior stressing standard nosology exemplified by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM). (Sp)

EDPC 5513. Introduction to Abuse and Addictions Theory and Treatment.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Counseling M.Ed. program or permission of instructor. An overview of various abuse and addiction theories, treatment and stages of change, including substance use disorders, gambling addictions and sex addictions. (Su)

EDPC 5523. Addictions and Family Theory.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Counseling M.Ed. program or permission of instructor. An overview of various addictions with emphasis on substance use disorders and their effect on individuals, families, and communities. The course will focus on prevention and treatment. (Sp)

EDPC 5533. Psychopharmacology/Neurobiology of Addiction.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Counseling M.Ed. program or permission of instructor. In this course, alcohol and drug dependency is explored through the study of brain chemistry and related causal factors and pathophysiological processes. The role of psychopharmacology is addressed as an agent frequently used in the management and resolution of withdrawal symptoms. (Sp)

EDPC 5543. Addictions Counseling: Theoretical Approaches and Co-Occurring Disorders.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Counseling M.Ed. program or permission of instructor. Examines major theoretical approaches to the treatment of substance abuse. Diagnosis of co-occurring disorders will also be addressed. (F)

EDPC 5553. Addictions in Family Counseling.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Counseling M.Ed. program or permission of instructor. Examines major Family Counseling Treatment approaches to substance abuse and addiction. Various assessment instruments will be examined and family dynamics will be studied. Multicultural issues will also be examined. (Sp)

EDPC 5623. Advanced Counseling Techniques.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Counseling M.Ed. program (M216). This course is for students with advanced standing in Professional Counseling with a focus on deepening understanding of counseling theory and honing applied therapeutic skill. It is designed to facilitate exploration of advanced counseling theory and technique, with an emphasis on applied procedures. (Sp)

EDPC 5633. Clinical Supervision.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Counseling M.Ed. program (M216). The purpose of this course is to begin to familiarize students in counseling with the research and applied literature on clinical supervision. The primary model examined is the developmental approach to supervision. Consultation will also be discussed. (Sp)

EDPC 5653. Crisis Counseling.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Counseling M.Ed. program (M216) or permission of instructor. An overview of methods and techniques used in assessing and implementing effective interventions in crisis counseling settings. (Su)

EDPC 5910. Practicum in Counseling--Master's.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Professional Counseling, M.Ed. program or Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Variable as to title and subject profession. Provides field-type experience under faculty supervision and is designed to introduce the student to the practical application of theory within an environment in which professional practice takes place. Seminar experience is to be included. (F, Sp)

EDPC 5923. Internship in Professional Counseling.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the Professional Counseling M.Ed. program. Course is repeatable; maximum credit 6 hours. Introduces the student to the profession under the supervision of a practitioner whose credentials are equal to those of the graduate faculty. (Irreg.)

EDPC 5960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: 12 hours of education, approval of instructor, adviser and dean. May be repeated; maximum undergraduate credit eight hours; maximum graduate credit four hours. (Irreg.)

EDPC 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

EDPC 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-9 Credit Hours.

Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, four hours. Laboratory (F, Sp, Su)