Counselor Education (ECD)

ECD 220  College Student Development and Peer Counseling  (2 credit hours)  

Developmental issues of young adulthood with opportunity for the acquisition of paraprofessional counseling skills and crisis intervention skills. Major consideration is given to self-awareness and values clarification through utilization of personalit

Typically offered in Spring only

ECD 221  Career Planning and Personal Development  (3 credit hours)  

Knowledge, attitudes, self-understanding, and skills needed to enhance career planning and foster personal development. Study of self-understanding, self-talk, goal setting, the environment, and decision making as ways to adapt more effectively to the challenges of life.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 222  Sexual Violence Prevention for Peer Educators  (3 credit hours)  

This course trains students to educate their peers about sexual and relationship violence and stalking. Students will explore how this violence impacts people of varying cultures including people of color and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. They are taught to be social activists and learn skills to be confident and active bystanders as well as knowledgeable and effective facilitators. Topics include learning about the objectification of women and men in the media, masculinity and patriarchy, pornography, and how these all contribute to a rape culture. Upon successful completion, students will be ready to be a Movement peer educator. Student must complete application and interview process and have been approved by the instructor prior to registration in the course.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECD 224  Student Development and Peer Mentoring  (2 credit hours)  

For new student peer mentors of primarily African American freshmen. Relevant student development, psychology and counseling research and theory as well as shared professional experiences are presented. Class discussion, group activities, role playing, relevant readings and video are employed. Reaction papers and project are required.

Prerequisite: Selection as a Peer Mentor

Typically offered in Fall only

ECD 225  Foundations of Cultural Competence  (3 credit hours)  

This course engages students in the process to work effectively with diverse populations to develop cross-cultural competencies and identify culturally-appropriate strategies in the workplace and life. This course introduces multicultural and international diversity concepts while having students participate in reflective and experiential activities. Students gain an overview of historical and psychological conceptual frameworks and models for understanding cultural differences and similarities within, among, and between groups of people domestically and internationally. Sophomore standing or above.

GEP Global Knowledge, GEP Humanities, GEP U.S. Diversity

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 296  Special Topics in Education: Counselor Education  (1-3 credit hours)  

Individual or group study of special topics in professional education. The topic and mode of study are determined by the faculty member after discussion with the students.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 310  Caldwell Fellows Honors Seminar: Foundations in Self-Development  (3 credit hours)  

Students are selected as Caldwell Fellows on the basis of their potential for effective leadership. The Caldwell seminar is the foundational experience for all Fellows, grounding them the essential gounding of leadership - self-understanding. The course employs theory and practice for psychosocial development, grounding in the servant-leader philosophy of leadership, and practice in engaged social issues leadership through service-learning and reflection.

Requisite: Caldwell Fellows Only

GEP U.S. Diversity

Typically offered in Fall only

ECD 510  Orientation to Professional Counseling, Identity, and Ethics  (3 credit hours)  

This course examines (1) the purpose of counseling, (2) the historical context for counseling, (3) the basic principles of major counseling theories, and (4) the practice of counseling in various professional settings.

Prerequisite: 6 credits in ED or PSY

Typically offered in Spring and Summer

ECD 524  Career Counseling and Development  (3 credit hours)  

Knowledge and skills needed to: (a) provide professional career counseling to individuals and (b) design, implement and evaluate career development programs for particular groups. Theories of career development and decision making; career guidance programs in educational, agency and industrial setting; career information sources and delivery systems; and assessment in career counseling.

Prerequisite: 6 credits in ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 525  Multicultural Counseling  (3 credit hours)  

Theory and practice of counseling culturally diverse clients. Client populations include African Americans, Asian-Americans, American Indians and Hispanics. Cultural assumptions, cultural values, counselor credibility, prejudice and racism in context of counseling.

Prerequisite: Six hrs. in ED or PSY, Corequisite: ECD 530

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 530  Theories and Tech of Counseling  (4 credit hours)  

Theory, philosophy, roles, professional ethics, and techniques of counseling. Eleven major counseling approaches including behavioral, psychoanalytic, client-centered, existential, family and post-modern approaches, and related counseling strategies are discussed. Students have opportunities to practice related strategies through role-plays.

Prerequisite: 6 credits in ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 533  Int Sch Counseling  (4 credit hours)  

An examination of the conceptual framework for the role and functions of school counselors, prevention and treatment strategies, program development and evaluation. Focus is on the school-college-community collaboration model, preparing counselors who can work effectively across different counseling settings by collaborating with other counselors and mental health professionals. Graduate standing required.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 534  Guidance and Counseling In Elementary and Middle Schools  (4 credit hours)  

Examination of (1) theoretical framework for roles and functions of elementary and middle school counselors, (2) primary and secondary prevention strategies and (3) evaluation and administration procedures to develop and implement model programs forelementary and middle schools.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall only

ECD 535  Introduction to College Counseling and Student Development  (4 credit hours)  

College Counseling and student development theory, research and practice as well as overview of profession. Discussion of counselor roles, professional ethics, history, identity, and development. Instruction in and design of structured group work in laboratory.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 536  Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling  (4 credit hours)  

Issues, functions and scope of work being done in various clinical mental health programs; overview of helping approaches with selected client populations; related professional concerns. Instruction in and design of structured group work in laboratory.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 539  Group Counseling  (3 credit hours)  

Theory and practice of group counseling. Theoretical positions include client-centered, behavioral and rational-emotive. Aspects of group process include group leadership, group membership, establishing and maintaining a group.

Prerequisite: ECD 530 and one of the following: ECD 510, 534, 535 or 536

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 540/WGS 540  Gender Issues In Counseling  (3 credit hours)  

Exploration of gender as primary identity and social construct. Emphasis on gender dynamics in counseling, client empowerment and preventive approaches.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Six hrs. in ED or PSY

Typically offered in Summer only

ECD 541  Substance Abuse and Counseling  (3 credit hours)  

This course explores counseling as it relates to working with clients with substance abuse disorders. Ethical and legal issues, theoretical models, assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, techniques and individual/family/group interventions with diverse populations will be discussed throughout class sessions. This course is distinctively geared towards students who are training to be counselors. Substance abuse issues that clients might present within counseling are addressed by way of assigned readings, class discussions, video segments, case studies, internet resources and assignments.

Prerequisite: 6 hours of Graduate Coursework

Typically offered in Fall and Summer

ECD 542  Research in Counseling  (3 credit hours)  

This introductory graduate level course in research in counseling is intended to provide students with an overview of the fundamentals of research methods and program evaluations in the field. Students will be able to identify various research approache

Prerequisite: 6 hours of ECD Graduate Courses

Typically offered in Fall and Summer

ECD 543  Introduction to College Counseling  (3 credit hours)  

A course designed for investigation of college counseling services and strategies. Assessment and research in student development, and students design and implement a developmental intervention based on Knefelkamp and Wells' Practice-to-Theory-to-Practice model.

Prerequisite: ECD 535 or Doctoral student

Typically offered in Spring only

ECD 545  Counseling Couples and Families  (3 credit hours)  

This elective course explores counseling as it relates to working with couples and families. Theoretical models, techniques and interventions will be discussed throughout class sessions. This course is distinctively geared towards students who are training to be counselors. Family and couples issues that clients might present within counseling are addressed by way of class discussions, assigned readings, video segments, case studies, role plays and Internet resources.

Prerequisite: 6 hours of ECD Graduate Courses

Typically offered in Spring and Summer

ECD 546  Crisis Interventions in Counseling  (3 credit hours)  

An overview of crisis intervention and theoretical models. Crisis situations are described across developmental age-span across a variety of service delivery settings. Students will develop conceptual competency for professional counselors to engage in

Prerequisite: 6 hours of ECD Graduate Courses

Typically offered in Fall and Summer

ECD 547  Counseling Children and Adolescents  (7 credit hours)  

Counseling children and adolescents can be very different from working with adults. This course will explore some key developmental considerations, as well as creative approaches to working with this population (ages 0-18). Some topics that will be covered include early interventions, developmental milestones, working with parents, transitions, behavioral changes, peer relationships, sexuality, crisis counseling, ethics, advocacy, and collaborating with other professionals. In addition, common diagnoses and disorders corresponding with each stage of development will also be explored, as well as evidence-based interventions for working with each developmental stage (e.g., bibliotherapy, play therapy, music and art as adjunctive tools, behavior interventions, etc.).

Prerequisite: 6 hours of ECD Graduate Courses

Typically offered in Summer only

ECD 560  Research and Assessment In Counseling  (3 credit hours)  

Research and assessment issues in counseling. Emphasis on writing research proposals in counseling and critiquing articles in counseling research. Exploration of meaning and importance of assessment in counseling. Examination of research designs in coun

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Spring and Summer

ECD 561  Strategies for Clinical Assessment in Counseling  (3 credit hours)  

Exploration of meaning and importance of assessment in the counseling process. The utilization of counseling assessments based on legal and ethical guidelines and cultural considerations. Identify, interpret, and explain assessments in clinical, college, and school counseling settings.

R: Graduate Students Only

Typically offered in Spring and Summer

ECD 562  Techniques in Counseling  (4 credit hours)  

In this course students work towards mastery of counseling skills, review relevant theories, and prepare for Practicum. Students will practice counseling skills in class and spend their out of class lab hours practicing skills in partnering schools. Students will do some limited video taping of counseling sessions and receive feedback on tapes from Counselor Education doctoral students taking their supervision theory class.

Prerequisite: ECD 530

Typically offered in Fall only

ECD 575/EDP 575  Multicultural Lifespan Development  (3 credit hours)  

This course surveys theories, principles, and issues of psychological development throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on understanding current developmental research and its application to the enhancement of development from birth to late adulthood. Implications for helping professionals working in multicultural contexts will be provided.

Prerequisite: Six Hours of Graduate Study

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 590  Special Problems In Guidance  (1-6 credit hours)  

For individual or group studies of one or more of major problems in guidance and personnel work. Problems selected to meet interests of individuals. Workshop procedure used whereby special projects, reports and research developed by individuals and by groups.

Prerequisite: Six hrs. grad. work in dept.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 620  Special Problems In Guidance  (1-6 credit hours)  

For individual or group studies of one or more of major problems in guidance and personnel work. Problems selected to meet interests of individuals. Workshop procedure used whereby special projects, reports and research developed by individuals and by groups.

Prerequisite: Six hrs. grad. work in dept.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 641  Introductory Practicum in Counseling  (1 credit hours)  

Student participation in introductory supervised individual and group counseling experiences in laboratory setting.

Prerequisite: ECD 530, 525

Typically offered in Spring only

ECD 642  Practicum In Counseling  (3 credit hours)  

Student participation in individual and group counseling and consultation experiences under supervision in a school, college or agency setting. Prerequisite: 1. Completion of all ECD, PSY, and STAT courses with exception of ECD 539 Group Counseling that may be taken concurrently. [Other classes that could be taken concurrently PSY 535,582, 584, 475, 476] 2. Consent of concentration coordin

Prerequisite: ECD 641

Typically offered in Spring only

ECD 651  Internship in School Counseling  (6-12 credit hours)  

A 600-hour internship for school counselors in training in a school setting under the supervision of qualified professionals. Students perform a variety of activities expected fo school counselors. Weekly meetings with faculty and on-site supervisors.

Prerequisite: ECD 642

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 652  Internship In College Counseling and Student Development  (6-12 credit hours)  

A 600-hour internship, Professional experience in student affairs department with on-site supervision from qualified professional. Expectations including employment of broad repertoire of skills in roles of counselor, student development educator and administrator. Weekly student meetings with faculty and on-site supervisors.

Prerequisite: ECD 642

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 653  Internship In Clinical Mental Health Counseling  (6-12 credit hours)  

A 600-hour internship for community agency counselors in agency counseling setting under supervision of qualified professional. Employment of broad repertoire of primary and secondary prevention approaches to individual and group techniques, workshop leadership skills, consultation techniques and advocacy methods. Weekly meetings with faculty and on-site supervisors.

Prerequisite: ECD 642

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 692  Research Projects in Counselor Education  (1-3 credit hours)  

Project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Research chosen on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.

Prerequisite: ELP 532

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 693  Master's Supervised Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 695  Master's Thesis Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Thesis research.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 696  Summer Thesis Research  (1 credit hours)  

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Summer only

ECD 699/ECI 699/ELP 699/EMS 699/EOE 699/EAC 699  Master's Thesis Preparation  (1-9 credit hours)  

For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their theses.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 731  Career Development Theory and Research  (3 credit hours)  

Analysis of theory and research in career development and work adjustment as basis for intervention (career counseling, curricular, organizational) as research.

Prerequisite: ECD 524, ELP 532 and PSY 535

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 732  Advanced Multicultural Counseling  (3 credit hours)  

Course focuses on the personal and professional development of the students as human beings, global citizens, counselors, and pre-service counselor educators. It is intentionally designed to promote critical self-analysis, cultural understanding, and personal and collective growth and change through honest and respectful discussions, readings, and assignments. The course is grounded in the study of multicultural and counseling theories that emphasize the relevance of social and cultural context and advocacy roles of counselors.

P: ECD 525 or equivalent

Typically offered in Fall only

ECD 733  Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Research, and Practice  (3 credit hours)  

Behavioral and cognitive behavioral change methods and research supporting their efficacy in counselor education. Major focus on synthesis of cognitive-developmental and cognitive-behavioral methods.

Prerequisite: ECD 737, Corequisite: ST 700

Typically offered in Spring only

ECD 735  Counseling Supervision: Theory and Research  (3 credit hours)  

Examination of conceptual and methodological issues relating to supervision and evaluation of novice counselors. Special emphasis on developmental supervision approaches.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall only

ECD 736  Advanced Assessment in Counseling  (3 credit hours)  

Doctoral students will have learning experiences beyond the entry-level master's degree models and methods of assessment. Content focuses on advanced applications of assessment principles in clinical counseling and supervision practice, program evaluation, and outcome and action research studies. Students will demonstrate mastery of foundations of tests and measurement, present advanced assessment content modules during class sessions, and present documented and oral reports on personal quests for advanced knowledge in chosen assessment domains.

Prerequisite: PSY 535 or equivalent

Typically offered in Fall only

ECD 737  Cognitive Developmental Theory, Research and Practice  (3 credit hours)  

Review of contemporary cognitive-developmental theories and literature describing their application. Theories by Piaget, Kohlberg, Hunt, Erikson, Loevinger, and Perry. Measurement of developmental constructs and their psychometric properties. Reviews of studies employing deliberate psychological education as method of primary prevention.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student : PSY 535, ST 507, Corequisite: ST 508

Typically offered in Fall only

ECD 738  Research in Counselor Education  (3 credit hours)  

Instruction in required skills and knowledge to conduct research in counselor education, including narrative and quantitative integration of research, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, analogue and process research, single subject and descriptive designs, and qualitative research. Preparation of narrative and meta-analytic research review and research proposal with oral presentation.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student : ST 507; PSY 535, Corequisite: ST 508

Typically offered in Spring only

ECD 740  Advanced Psycho-Social Identity Development: Race, Gender, and Culture  (3 credit hours)  

Meansings and intersections of gender, race and culture. Advanced theories and research related to counseling practice. Sexuality, disability and class and implications for counseling. Case study, personal narratives and video segments expand on course readings.

Prerequisite: ECD 540; ECD 525 ; Post-master's degree students

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 790  Special Problems In Guidance  (1-6 credit hours)  

For individual or group studies of one or more of major problems in guidance and personnel work. Problems selected to meet interests of individuals. Workshop procedure used whereby special projects, reports and research developed by individuals and by groups.

Prerequisite: Six hrs. grad. work in dept.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 820  Special Problems In Guidance  (1-6 credit hours)  

For individual or group studies of one or more of major problems in guidance and personnel work. Problems selected to meet interests of individuals. Workshop procedure used whereby special projects, reports and research developed by individuals and by groups.

Prerequisite: Six hrs. grad. work in dept.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 843  Advanced Counseling Practicum  (4 credit hours)  

Participation of doctoral-level students with previous counseling experience in advanced, supervised counseling experience.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student, ECD 642

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 847  Internship in Supervision  (4 credit hours)  

A supervised internship for doctoral students in assisting with the supervision of first-year students in laboratory and practicum experiences in individual and group counseling and consultation. This is a doctoral-level in-depth internship in the group and individual supervision designed to examine conceptual and methodological issues related to the supervision and evaluation of novice counselors. It is the second part of a two-course sequence devoted to the supervision of counseling. This course has two components: (1) doctoral group supervision sessions, and (2) doctoral individual supervision sessions.

Prerequisite: ECD 735

Typically offered in Spring only

ECD 850  Doctoral Internship  (1-9 credit hours)  

Utilizing participant-observer role, participation required in selected educational situations with emphasis upon development of observational skills, ability to record relevant observations by means of written journals, skills in analyzing experiences identifying critical incidents and projection of events and consequences. Student required to develop possible alternative courses of action in various situations, select one of the alternatives and evaluate consequences.

Prerequisite: Nine hrs. in grad. level courses

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 860  Professional Issues In Counseling  (1-3 credit hours)  

Consideration of contemporary issues, trends and recent research in field of counseling.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECD 886  Internship in Teaching in Counselor Education  (4 credit hours)  

Using the participant-observer role, this course requires participation in selected educational situations with emphasis upon development of observational skills, ability to record relevant observations by means of written journals, skills in analyzing counseling and teaching experiences, identifying critical incidents in counseling and teaching, and predicting consequences of counseling and teaching interventions.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 892  Doctoral Research Projects  (1-3 credit hours)  

Project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Research chosen on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 893  Doctoral Supervised Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 895  Doctoral Dissertation Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Dissertation research.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECD 896  Summer Dissertation Research  (1 credit hours)  

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Summer only

ECD 899  Doctoral Dissertation Preparation  (1-9 credit hours)  

For students who have completed all credit hour, full-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree, and are writing and defending their dissertations.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer