Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Counseling

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Introduction to Counseling   (PSY-331)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to Counseling introduces counseling theory and practice. Various aspects of the counseling profession are explored including: the foundations of counseling; psychological theories; techniques and processes relevant to counseling; professional, ethical, and legal issues; and counseling practice. The purpose of this course is to provide you with the opportunity to examine these areas of counseling and to introduce you to this profession. This course should serve as a foundation for other counseling courses.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the history of the counseling profession.
  • Identify current issues and trends in the counseling profession.
  • List the various work settings for counselors.
  • Identify the major psychological theories of human growth as they relate to the field of counseling.
  • Describe aspects of individual and group counseling.
  • Explain the dynamics of family and marriage counseling.
  • Identify aspects of vocational and career counseling.
  • Delineate the issues related to substance abuse counseling.
  • Identify counseling issues related to a pluralistic world.
  • Identify counseling outreach activities.
  • Describe issues related to professional, ethical, and legal matters as they impact on the field of counseling.
  • Identify the practice of counseling as it relates to various environments.
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Life-Span Issues in Counseling   (COU-371)   3.00 s.h.  
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Life-Span in Counseling. An intensive examination of clinical issues, approaches, and techniques appropriate to different developmental stages. Topics may focus on counseling children and adolescents, family counseling, or counseling the elderly. 
Substance Abuse Counseling   (PSY-332)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Study of counseling techniques with emphasis on establishing rapport and building therapeutic alliance. Students learn how to apply counseling principles to treatment of substance abusers. Elements of gestalt and behavioral traditions are explored, and their application to substance abuse is made explicit.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explore various counseling techniques
  • Describe principles of Gestalt Theory
  • Identify principles of Behavioral Theory
  • Apply counseling principles to treatment of substance abusers.
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Group Counseling Methods   (COU-327)   3.00 s.h.  
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A survey of major group counseling theories and techniques; laboratory experience with simulated counseling situations, practicing basic skills, attitudes and personal qualities involved in effective group counseling methods. Critiquing group dynamics of class via video feedback.  
Religious Counseling Techniques   (REL-324)   3.00 s.h.  
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Examination of the theories and techniques as well as the problems in counseling in a religious setting. 
Hospice:Concepts & Skills   (SOW-222)   3.00 s.h.  
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Hospice: Concepts and Skills - A course for those working with dying, or anyone wishing to understand the issue of mortality and the life cycle. Students examine the "hospice with out walls" concept, clarify attitudes toward death and dying, and explore how such attitudes are learned and changed. Skills to be acquired include: hospice and grief outreach and counseling, administration of cost-effective hospice counseling, administration of cost- effective counseling in the social service agency, and mobilizing support networks for the dying and their families. 
Counseling and Casework in Social Services and Rehabilitation   (SOW-322)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introductory study of the casework, counseling, problem solving, psycho-social, and placement service provision methods used in social service agencies and programs. 
Paraprofessional Counseling   (COU-202)   3.00 s.h.  
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Paraprofessional Counseling - This course will develop skills and understanding of the paraprofessional counseling process. The student will be able to assist people and be able to make appropriate referrals. 
Introduction to Counseling   (COU-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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A foundation course providing a definitive and workable understanding of the elements, process and goals of counseling. Includes such areas as professional ethics, psycho-diagnostic procedures in counseling, and the counselor's personality. Acceptable toward standard designated credential in Pupil Personnel Services. 
Alcoholism Counseling I   (COU-345)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to basic counseling techniques with emphasis on establishing rapport and building the therapeutic alliance. Students learn how to apply counseling principles to treatment of alcoholics. Elements of the psychoanalytic, gestalt, and behavioral traditions are taught, and their application to alcoholism is made explicit. Topics include how to confront addiction, referral to self-help groups, transference and counter-transference, and working through. Role playing vivifies the lectures and readings. Focus is on individual counseling, but the class introduced to group and family methods. 
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