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Counseling Options

COUN 6185. Gender Issues in Counseling (3-0-3) Emphasizes sex role socialization and male/female roles as they pertain to counseling issues and practices. Exposes students to non-sexist counseling and new models of mental health which transcend sex-biases.

COUN 6255. Play Therapy (2-2-3) Theory and application of play therapy, with emphasis on the elementary school setting. Issues, specific models, and strategies will be discussed. Observation and participation experiences will be arranged.

COUN 6555. Selected Topics in Counseling (3-0-3) Research and discussion in special topics. Analysis of issues facing the counseling practitioner in contemporary society. May be taken twice for credit.

COUN 6899. Independent Study (0-6-3) Incorporates a specialized independent investigation of a problem in community counseling or in school counseling, proposed by the student and under the direction of a specialist in the field. Relates to one of the core requirements of the degree.

COUN 7185. Family Psychopathology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: COUN 6115 or equivalent course work. Normal family processes and the development of dysfunction and psychopathology in marriage and the family.

COUN 7275. Advanced Techniques in Marriage and Family Therapy (2-2-3) Prerequisite: COUN 7215. Emphasizes application of approaches and techniques learned in Family Therapy Process and Practice.

COUN 7285. Marriage and Family Assessment (2-2-3) Prerequisite: COUN 7215. Prepares students in marriage and family interviewing genograms, projective techniques for families, other assessment techniques, and evaluation procedures.

COUN 7286. Marriage Systems Theory and Therapy (2-2-3) Prerequisites: COUN 7215 and COUN 7275. Acquaints the student with theories specific to the marital relationship and executive subsystem of families, historic perspective, lifestyles, and lifespan issues.