CPS 6010 Professional Identity and Ethics in Mental Health Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course provides an introduction and overview of the counseling profession. Students learn about the roles, responsibilities, and identity of a mental health counselor; the history of the counseling profession; the various work settings of counselors; professional organizations; professional journals; standards of preparation; credentialing and licensure; ethical and legal issues; current trends and issues; and awareness and action. A 10 hour growth group process is a required component of this class.

CPS 6020 Introduction and Professional Orientation to Elementary and Middle School Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course provides an overview of the unique issues, history, and ethical/legal concerns of the counseling profession, with an emphasis on the specialty of elementary and middle school counseling. Students become familiar with multicultural diversity, research, technology, professional counselor preparation standards, and professional/organizational issues as they apply to the professional school counselor and counseling profession.

CPS 6030 Introduction and Professional Orientation to Secondary School Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course provides an overview of the unique issues, history, and ethical/legal concerns of the counseling profession, with an emphasis on the specialty of secondary school counseling. Students become familiar with multicultural diversity, research, technology, professional counselor preparation standards, and professional/organizational issues as they apply to the professional school counselor and counseling profession.

CPS 6040 Introduction to School Psychological Services
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course provides an overview of the unique issues of the specialty of school psychological services, including history and ethical/legal concerns. Students become familiar with multicultural diversity, research, and professional/ organizational issues as they apply to the school psychologist.

CPS 6050 Introduction to Professional Identity, Practice, and Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course provides an overview of the unique topics associated with the specialty of clinical rehabilitation counseling including history, laws, professional orientation and roles, employment, and ethical/legal concerns. Students become familiar with multicultural diversity, research, professional/organizational, vocational and rehabilitation counseling, and career development issues as they apply to be clinical rehabilitation counselors. A 10 hour growth group process is a required component of this class.

CPS 6150 Ethical and Legal Standards in Counseling and Psychological Services
Credit Hours 2.0 - 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course provides the rationale of basic ethical, legal, and practical professional standards governing practice in school counseling and school psychology, especially as defined by the American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, American Psychological Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists. Roles and responsibilities of counselors and pyschologists within multidisciplinary P-12 schools, community organizations, agencies, and private practice settings are discussed, as well as professional credentialing, public policy, and advocacy issues. Emphasis is placed on practice within schools, private practices, agencies, and organizational settings. A 10 hour growth group process is a required component of this class.

CPS 6410 Basic Counseling Skills
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements Students are graded as satisfactory (S)/unsatisfactory (U)
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for passing this course. This course is an introduction to basic counseling skills. It exposes students to the helping skills necessary for effective mental health counseling, rehabilitative counseling, school counseling, and school psychology. The course is applicable to graduate students, in other disciplines, that use intentional interviewing and interpersonal skills to promote personal growth and development in others. This course includes both didactic and experiential learning.

CPS 6450 Group Counseling Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 6410 with a minimum grade of "S"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. This course provides the opportunity to learn and apply various systems for group counseling, skills related to group leadership, member participation, goals of selected group systems, multicultural diversity issues affecting group systems, research relevant to group leadership and group systems, and ethical and legal issues related to group counseling.

CPS 7000 CPS 7000 Consultation, Advocacy, and Leadership in Mental Health Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course addresses ethical considerations among mental health counseling professionals, including issues related to duty to warn, crisis management, assessment, and the therapeutic relationship. The course also addresses an array of professional responsibilities including professional organization involvement, consultation, and supervision.

CPS 7260 Counseling Systems and Interventions
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course addresses current theories and emerging positions in counseling and psychotherapy with special emphasis on psychological change strategies and the techniques commonly used in implementing those strategies.

CPS 7300 Career Theory, Assessment, and Intervention
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course is an introductory course of career theory, assessment, and intervention. Course contents include (a) classic and contemporary career development and counseling theories, (b) career assessment, (c) multicultural career issues, and (d) career counseling and intervention. Students are expected to learn how to apply career theories and assessments in counseling with various populations.

CPS 7340 Social/Cultural Issues in Counseling and Psychological Services
Credit Hours 2.0 - 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course enhances and advances the knowledge, skill, and sensitivity to diverse populations in the counseling process. The student learns the effects of culture, ethnicity, race, and gender on the development and functioning of the client as well as the attitude of the therapist.

CPS 7430 Assessment of Rehabilitation Potential
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 6050 with a minimum grade of "B"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course outlines assessment techniques for measuring intelligence, personality, interests and aptitudes in children, adolescents, and adults. Job placement, job analysis, labor market surveys, life care and rehabilitation planning, and case management issues are included.

CPS 7450 Educational and Psychological Appraisal
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade "C" is required for this course
Description

This course covers cognitive and non-cognitive methods of data gathering in educational and psychological organization. Students focus on the history, ethical and legal practices, psychometrics of administration, scoring, and integration of tests, inventories, and interviews. Students are provided with direct laboratory experience in the professional use and interpretation of appraisal tools.

CPS 7490 Individual Assessment I
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites CPS 6040 with a minimum grade of "B"
Requirements Students must maintain a "B" average throughout the course
Description

This first course covers assessment and evaluation of cognitive function (intelligence) in children and adolescents. A variety of assessment instruments and techniques are reviewed. The student is taught at least three interpretive schemes.

CPS 7495 Individual Assessment I: Lab
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites CPS 7490
Description

This supervised lab session provides students with an opportunity for guided practice and feedback on conducting assessments and evaluations of cognitive function (intelligence) in children and adolescents. Students will practice implementing a variety of assessment instruments and techniques.

CPS 7500 Individual and Family Over the Life Span
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

The purpose of this course is for students to explore actively the theoretical and research literature regarding human growth and development across the life span. Theoretical understanding of human development from birth to older adulthood including issues of family, culture, race, gender, and their roles in children’s, adolescents’, and adults’ lives are considered. The goal of this course is to encourage independent thinking and clear communication regarding research in the field of human growth and development and ethical considerations related to these topics and to apply the information learned to the student’s program of study. (Same as EPY 7500).

CPS 7510 Individual Assessment II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7490 with a minimum grade of "B"
Requirements Students must maintain a "B" average throughout the course
Description

This second course covers all aspects of academic assessment including visual-motor skills. In addition, Georgia Department of Education guidelines for determining categories of exceptionality are presented. Theories in developmental psychology are reviewed in the context of accurate academic assessment.

CPS 7515 Individual Assessment II: Lab
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites CPS 7515
Description

This supervised lab session provides students with an opportunity for guided practice and feedback on conducting assessments and evaluations of academic achievement in children and adolescents. Students will practice implementing a variety of assessment instruments and techniques.

CPS 7520 Data-Based Decision Making for Academic Interventions in School Psychology
Credit Hours 2.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7490 with a minimum grade of "B", CPS 7510 with a minimum grade of "B", and CPS 8440 with a minimum grade of "B"; or take CPS 8440 concurrently
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

Designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of school psychology students, this course is an introduction to the process of linking psycho-educational assessment results to school-based interventions. It prepares school psychology students for their roles in data-based decision making and the development of cognitive and academic competencies of school-aged children, with particular emphasis on the implementation of research-based interventions. It includes review of federal, state, and local policies governing the delivery of remedial and special education services in the schools and offers practical experience in methods for communicating assessment results and recommendations to educators and parents.

CPS 7550 Consultation in School Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites CPS 7681 with a minimum grade of "S"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students discuss case studies involving consultation techniques with teachers, parents, and others. History, ethical/legal, advocacy, and professional/organizational issues are related to consultation as a form of professional practice. Course may extend beyond one term.

CPS 7570 Psychological Consultation in the Schools I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 6040 with a minimum grade of "B"
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course provides an introduction to school-based consultation in school psychology. It considers both the theory and the practice of school-based consultation with a focus on behavioral consultation (i.e.,Bergan & Kratochwill, 1990). There is an emphasis on consultation services provided in school settings to assist children with a range of behavioral problems, particularly consultation offered to teachers. This course seeks to bridge theory and practice and to maintain the active participation of students. Course may extend beyond one term.

CPS 7660 Applied Practice I: Mental Health Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites CPS 6450 with minimum grade of "S", CPS 7000, CPS 7260, CPS 7340, CPS 7450, CPS/EPY 7500, CPS 8100, and CPS 8460 minimum grades of "C"
Corequisites CPS 7680
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. The purpose of the counseling practica is to introduce counseling master’s students to the practice of professional counseling with actual clients at a site commensurate with the student’s professional interests. (Repeatable).

CPS 7661 Applied Practice I: School Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites CPS 6020 or CPS 6030 with minimum grades of "B"; CPS 6150 with a minimum grade of "C", CPS 6450 with a minimum grade of "S", CPS 7260, CPS 7300, CPS 7340, and CPS 7500 with minimum grades of "C"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/ unsatisfactory
Description

Corerquisite: CPS 7550 with a minimum grade of “C”. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. The purpose of the counseling practica is to introduce counseling master’s students to the practice of school counseling with actual clients at a site commensurate with the student’s professional interests. Practicum may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 7662 Applied Practice I: School Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites CPS 6150 with a minimum grade of "C"; CPS 6410 with a minimum grade of "S"; CPS 6040, CPS 7490, CPS 7495, CPS 7510, CPS 7515, CPS 7520, and CPS 8440 each with a minimum grade of "B"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. The purpose of the applied practicum is to introduce master’s students to the practice of school psychology with actual clients at a site commensurate with the student’s professional interests. Practicum may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 7663 Applied Practice I: Rehabilitation Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites CPS 6050 with minimum grade of "B"
Corequisites CPS 7683
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

CPS 6410 and CPS 6450 with minimum grades of “S”. CPS 6150, CPS 7260, CPS 7340, CPS 7500, and CPS 8410 with minimum grades of “C”. A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. The purpose of the counseling practica is to introduce counseling master’s students to the practice of rehabilitation counseling with actual clients at a site commensurate with the student’s professional interests. Practicum may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 7680 Internship: Mental Health Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0 - 9.0
Prerequisites permission of department for spring only
Corequisites CPS 7660 for fall only with a minimum grade of "S"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. This internship is designed to enable students to practice their mental health counseling skills by assuming the role of a counselor-in-training on their internship sites. Students carry out all the activities and functions performed by employed counselors on site. Internship may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 7681 Internship: School Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0 - 9.0
Prerequisites CPS 7661 with a minimum grade of "S"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory /unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. This internship is designed to enable students to practice their school counseling skills by assuming the role of school counselor-in-training on their internship sites. Students carry out all of the activities and functions performed by employed school counselors on site. Internship may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 7683 Internship: Rehabilitation Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0 - 9.0
Prerequisites permission of department for spring only
Corequisites CPS 7663 for fall only with a minimum grade of "S"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. This internship is designed to enable students to practice their rehabilitation counseling skills by assuming the role of a counselor-in-training on their internship sites. Students carry out all the activities and functions performed by employed counselors on site. Internship may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 7970 Seminar
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students focus on research and discussion of special topics and analyze the issues facing the practitioner in contemporary society. Seminar may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 7975 Seminar for Graduate Assistants
Credit Hours 3.0 - 18.0
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. This course is designed to inform the students of policies and procedures needed to complete an assistantship. Professional ethics associated with teaching, research planning, management, and accounting procedures are reviewed. The course focuses on the teaching and research being conducted in order to further the understanding of all students involved in teaching and research. (Repeatable).

CPS 8100 Psychobehavioral Diagnosis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 6010, CPS 6020, CPS 6030, or CPS 6050 with a minimum grade of "B"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course is designed to assist students in the recognition and categorization of psychological and behavioral patterns (syndromes) which are considered dysfunctional, according to the classification system utilized by the American Psychiatric Association in their Diagnosis and Statistical Manual Disorders 5 (2013).

CPS 8260 Program Evaluation, Advocacy, and Leadership in School Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 6020 or CPS 6030
Description

This course is designed to prepare the school counselor to prepare the school counselor to effectively carry out the transformed role of the school counselor in the 21st century. This role includes an understanding of program evaluation utilizing student outcome data, becoming an advocate for students, schools, and the field of school counseling, and becoming a leader in promoting, planning, and implementing all aspects of the counseling program in in the school.

CPS 8300 Traumatology
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students explore the expanding literature base and attempt to delineate its common concerns, research basis, and practice guidelines for working with trauma.

CPS 8320 Rehabilitation Counseling Placement and Case Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students will develop vocational and case management skills to assist people with disabilities to transition to employment. Labor market information, employer development and job keeping strategies are emphasized. Students are taught the flow of a rehabilitation case from intake through closure.

CPS 8340 Advanced Multicultural Counseling Strategies and Interventions
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 6450 with a minimum grade of "S"; CPS 7260 and CPS 7340 with minimum grades of "C"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

The course is designed to advance student’s multicultural counseling knowledge and skills with diverse populations. Employing culturally relevant and effective intervention strategies and skills is considered an essential component of cultural competence. Students develop an understanding of how client’s cultural, historical, and sociopolitical context may inform accurate assessment, interpretation and treatment interventions. Culturally-based interventions with the goal of developing purposeful, directional, and culturally relevant approaches to working with diverse clients who present with a range of clinical issues are reviewed. Treatment approaches developed from a cultural frame of reference with attention to the intersections of the client’s race, ethnicity, gender, class, acculturation level, and presenting problem are explored.

CPS 8350 Biopsychology and Medication
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students examine known relationships of biological functioning to psychological perceptions of mental functioning as related to mood, reality testing, attention, and/or focus of concentration. The effectiveness of medication and focus of psychotherapeutic intervention are reviewed and compared.

CPS 8360 Psychological Change Strategies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 6450 with a minimum grade of "B" and CPS 7260 with a minimum grade of "C"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students have exposure to and limited practice with certain counseling techniques based on learning principles.

CPS 8370 Advanced Career Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7300 with a minimum grade of "C"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course extends the student’s understanding of career counseling and provides opportunities for application of theoretical principles learned in the introductory course. A minimum grade of “C” is required for this course.

CPS 8380 Family Systems and Interventions
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7260 with minimum grade of "C"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course provides an overview of the historical roots of the family movement and the major theoretical orientations including systematic, psychodynamic, and communications orientations. A brief overview of the role of research and ethics on the development of the family movement is also discussed.

CPS 8390 Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students develop a knowledge base of current research on human sexuality and application to professional practice in evaluation and therapeutic intervention concerning problems of human sexual adjustment and function.

CPS 8400 Introduction to Play Therapy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 6010 with a minimum grade of "B" or CPS 6150 with a minimum grade of "C" and CPS 7260 with a minimum grade of "C"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course is designed to train counseling students to become effective play therapists in a school or community setting. The course covers the history and theories of play therapy as they relate to child development, techniques of play therapy, the meaning of play in the therapeutic setting, and the logistics of setting up a playroom.

CPS 8410 Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability I
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students learn medical etiology, prognosis, and psychological adjustment for individuals who experience trauma, injuries, and mental retardation.

CPS 8420 Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability II
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students learn medical etiology, prognosis, and psychological adjustment for individuals who experience illnesses, psychiatric disturbances, addictions, and congenital deformities.

CPS 8430 Advanced Counseling Skills
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 6410 with a grade of "S"
Requirements A student can attempt this course a maximum of two times while enrolled in one's respective program
Description

A grade of W in this course counts as an attempt. The minimum grade of “C” is required for passing this course. This course introduces the constructs and techniques of motivational interviewing. It provides instruction on the stages of change and provides opportunity for case conceptualization and treatment planning. The course includes both didactic and experiential learning.

CPS 8431 Counseling Skills and Strategies for School-Aged Children
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7660, CPS 7661, CPS 7662, or CPS 7663
Corequisites CPS 7680, CPS 7681, CPS 7683, or CPS 8680
Requirements The minimum grade of C is required for passing this course
Description

The focus of this course is on the understanding and application of contemporary theories of counseling for school-aged children and adolescents in individual, small group, and large group counseling settings. This course provides instruction on the stages of change and provides opportunity for case conceptualization and the development of interventions. The physiological, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children as well as their environment (including the school) will be emphasized so that interventions are consistent with the childrens needs.

CPS 8440 Social/Emotional Assessment of Children and Adolescents
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7510 with a minimum grade of "B"
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

Assessment/diagnosis of social and emotional function in school-age children is discussed. Objectives, projective and behavioral checklist test instruments are utilized. Emphasis is on norm-based test instruments. Course includes laboratory experience.

CPS 8450 Advanced Group Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7680, CPS 7681, or CPS 7683 with a grade of "S"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Current theories and recent innovations in group counseling and group dynamics are discussed. Course may extend beyond one term.

CPS 8460 Biopsychosocial Aspects of Addiction
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 6010, CPS 6020, CPS 6030, CPS 6040, or CPS 6050 with minimum grades of "C"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Dynamics of addictive behaviors are explored including abuse of substances and process addictions. Special attention is given to physiological factors, personal traits, family dynamics, diversity, treatment methods, and implications for schools, communities, and businesses.

CPS 8470 Crisis Intervention
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students explore crisis intervention models and appropriate techniques for assessing and facilitating crisis situations. Research bases and practical guidelines are discussed and compared.

CPS 8480 Supervision of School Counseling Services
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7681 with a minimum grade of "S"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/ unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. This course develops the knowledge and skills necessary for the supervision of school counseling practice. Course may extend beyond one term.

CPS 8490 Current Trends and Ethical Issues in School Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7681 with a minimum grade of "S"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to research and study particular areas of interest in the practice of school counseling.

CPS 8500 Stress Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students examine the nature, etiology, symptoms, and management of stress.

CPS 8520 Consciousness
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students explore the nature of alternative states of consciousness and investigate ways in which the understanding of consciousness can assist work with clients. Course may extend beyond one term.

CPS 8530 Professional Issues and Decisions
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 6010 with a minimum grade of "B" or CPS 6150 with a minimum grade of "C"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course is an advanced professional seminar emphasizing experience and practice in making difficult professional decisions in the practice of applied psychology, counseling, and related professions.

CPS 8540 Child/Adolescent Psychopathology
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course focuses on the classification and etiology of major childhood and adolescent behavior clusters formed by school psychologists in their consultation and diagnostic dues. DSM-IV is reviewed.

CPS 8570 Psychological Consultation in the Schools II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7570 with a minimum grade of "B"
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

required for this course. This course investigates both the theory and the practice of school-based consultation. The focus is on indirect approaches to delivery of psychological services that maximize the efficacy of providing services to the greatest number of available students. There is an emphasis on consultation services provided in school settings, particularly consultation offered to teachers. There is a particular focus on mental health consultation, Adlerian consultation, instructional consultation, consultation provided to educators through multidisciplinary teams, and multicultural approaches to consultation. This course seeks to bridge theory and practice and to maintain the active participation of students. Course may extend beyond one term.

CPS 8600 Advanced Play Therapy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7680, CPS 7681, or CPS 7683 with minimum grades of "S" and CPS 8400 with a minimum grade of "C"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students engage in the advanced study of play therapy. This includes theories of play therapy, advanced play therapy skills, special topics in play therapy, and a supervised on-campus practicum.

CPS 8620 Adlerian Techniques with Families and Couples
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7260 with a minimum grade of "C"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course is designed to provide students with applications of Adlerian theory and the use of techniques related to the theory opportunity via practice and skill building activities with individuals, couples, parents, and families. Course may extend beyond one term.

CPS 8640 Administration and Supervision in Pupil Personnel Services for School Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0 - 4.0
Prerequisites CPS 6040 with a minimum grade of "B"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course is designed for advanced school counseling/ psychology majors who wish to pursue leadership roles in pupil personnel services also known as student support services.

CPS 8650 Advanced Counseling Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7260 with a minimum grade of "C"
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students examine representative theories of counseling and psychotherapy with attention to implications for practice.

CPS 8660 Applied Practice II: Professional and Rehabilitation Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7680 with a minimum grade of "S"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/ unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Students engage in advanced work experience under supervision in a setting appropriate to the student’s professional objective in providing professional or rehabilitation counseling services. Practicum may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 8661 Applied Practice II: School Counseling
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 7681 with a minimum grade of "S"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Students engage in advanced work experience under supervision in a setting appropriate to the student’s professional objective in providing school counseling services. Practicum may extend beyond one term.

CPS 8662 Applied Practice II: Consultation and Intervention Practicum in School Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0 - 9.0
Prerequisites CPS 7662 with a minimum grade of "S", and CPS 8570 with a minimum grade of "C"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/ unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. The consultation and intervention practicum is a fifteen- week field experience designed to provide opportunities to develop expertise in school-based intervention and consultation. Students are expected to participate in this experience on a part-time basis. A minimum of 300 clock hours is required in an asssigned school district where the student receives on-the-job training under the direct supervision of a certified school psychologist. Additional time is required each week for on-campus instruction and supervision. During the practicum, each student is required to participate in a variety of experiences including consultation, prevention (e.g., SST or pre-referral meetings), intervention, and research (e.g., evaluating process and outcome of consultation cases and group interventions). Students are expected to be familiar and in compliance with the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Code of Ethics, the National Association of School Psychologist’s (NASP) Ethical Standards, and the concept of child advocacy.

CPS 8665 Intervention Strategies for Students with Learning Problems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course provides students with advanced knowledge of current conceptions of prevention and intervention strategies for children with learning difficulties and disabilities. Students explore current research on the characteristics, etiology, and development of learning difficulties and disabilities with particular emphasis on literacy. Further, students gain substantive practical experience in (a) how to assess a child’s current level of literacy development, (b) how to link these data to specific prevention and intervention strategies, and (c) how to design, implement, and evaluate prevention and intervention efforts.

CPS 8680 Internship in School Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites CPS 7662 with a minimum grade of "S"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. This is a supervised field placement in public and/or private school settings or related child agency for the purpose of psychoeducational evaluation and concomitant consultation with service components in the area of school psychology. Internship may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 8760 Topical Seminar in School Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites permission of the instructor
Requirements The course is repeatable and must be taken at least three times by students enrolled in the doctoral program in School Psychology
Description

This is an advanced topical seminar in which students will focus the professional literature and research relevant to important topics in the field of School Psychology. There will be analysis and discussion of these advanced topics with consideration of the implications for research and practice in School Psychology. (Repeatable).

CPS 8810 Directed Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites a directed reading form must be completed and signed by the instructor and the departmental chair before registration
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. course. Students participate in individual reading projects under supervision. The directed reading may extend beyond one term.

CPS 8820 Health Psychology
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Students explore current research and practice domains in the area of health psychology. Course may extend beyond one term. (repeatable).

CPS 8970 Seminar
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites permission of the instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students focus on research and discussion of special topics and analyze the issues facing the practioner in contemporary society. Seminar may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 9410 Assessment of Intelligence
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The course focuses on the formal assessment of cognitive abilities. The primary purpose of the course is to increase students understanding and application of intellectual assessment. In particular, the course emphasizes the administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests designed to measure cognitive functioning with an emphasis on assessing adults. Students also learn about assessing intelligence in children and how to consider the cultural relevance of various intelligence tests.

CPS 9420 Adult Personality Assessment
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students learn the science and practice of psychological assessment, with specific emphasis on personality assessment. The course provides students with a basic understanding of the administration and scoring of the MMPI-2, MCMI-III, MIPS Revised, the 16PF, and other tests. The course also covers knowledge and skills associated with comprehensive interpretation and integrative report writing.

CPS 9480 Supervision of Counseling Services
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 8660 with a minimum grade of "S"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. This course develops the knowledge and skills necessary for the administration and supervision of counseling practice. Course may extend beyond one term.

CPS 9660 Applied Practice III
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/ unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Students work in an appropriate psychological counseling setting with clients under supervision. Practicum may extend beyond one term.

CPS 9661 Supervision Internship
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PhD standing, CPS 8660 with a minimum grade of "S", CPS 9660 with a minimum grade of "S"
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Course may be taken one (1) time to meet major area requirement and up to two (2) times for 3.0 credit hours each time to meet the cognate area requirements. Course may be taken a maximum of three (3) times. Students work in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services supervising masters’ level students completing CPS 7660 and CPS 7661 or CPS 7663 and CPS 7683 under supervision of faculty.

CPS 9665 Assessment Practicum
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CPS 9410 and CPS 9420 or permission of the instructor
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Students work in an appropriate psychological assessment setting with clients under supervision.

CPS 9680 Doctoral Internship
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor; PhD standing
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Students work under individual supervision in an approved internship setting. Internship may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 9760 School Psychology Research Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0 - 9.0
Requirements Doctoral students in School Psychology must take course for at least three terms
Description

This is an advanced graduate research seminar. Students will participate in an active research team that includes students and a faculty member in school psychology. Topics will include a consideration of research design relevant to the research group as well as the content that is the focus of the research team. This seminar may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 9920 Research and Publication
Credit Hours 1.0 - 2.0
Prerequisites PhD standing
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Students study the processes and methodologies for the production of a research article for publication in a scholarly journal. Course may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 9962 Counseling Psychology Seminar
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor; PhD standing
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Students study the professional standards, current issues, and personal rewards associated with the practice of counseling psychology. Seminar may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 9963 Leadership in Counselor Education: Professional and Social Advocacy
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor; PhD standing
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Students study the professional standards, current issues, and personal rewards associated with the practice of counseling. Seminar may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

CPS 9990 Dissertation
Credit Hours 1.0 - 18.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor; Ph.D. standing
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Students complete research and writing of the doctoral dissertation. Dissertation may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).