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    ECD 220 College Student Development and Peer Counseling 2.

    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 personality inventories and self-assessment instruments. Priority will be given to resident advisors and students active in student organizations or volunteer programs.

    ECD 221 Career Planning and Personal Development 3.

    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.

    ECD 222 Sexual Violence Prevention for Peer Educators 3.

    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.

    ECD 224 Student Development and Peer Mentoring 2.
    Prerequisite: Selection as a Peer Mentor.

    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.

    ECD 225 Foundations of Cultural Competence 3.

    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.

    ECD 296 Special Topics in Education: Counselor Education 1-3.

    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 student.

    ECD 510 Orientation to Professional Counseling, Identity, and Ethics 3.
    Prerequisite: 6 credits in ED or PSY.

    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.

    ECD 524 Career Counseling and Development 3.
    Prerequisite: 6 credits in ED or PSY.

    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.

    ECD 525 Multicultural Counseling 3.
    Prerequisite: Six hrs. in ED or PSY, Corequisite: ECD 530.

    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.

    ECD 530 Theories and Tech of Counseling 4.
    Prerequisite: 6 credits in ED or PSY.

    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.

    ECD 533 Int Sch Counseling 4.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    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.

    ECD 534 Guidance and Counseling In Elementary and Middle Schools 4.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    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.

    ECD 535 Introduction to College Counseling and Student Development 4.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status.

    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.

    ECD 536 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling 4.
    Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

    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.

    ECD 539 Group Counseling 3.
    Prerequisite: ECD 530 and one of the following: ECD 510, 534, 535 or 536.

    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.

    ECD 540 Gender Issues In Counseling 3.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Six hrs. in ED or PSY.

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

    ECD 543 Introduction to College Counseling 3.
    Prerequisite: ECD 535 or Doctoral student.

    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.

    ECD 560 Research and Assessment In Counseling 3.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    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 counseling.

    ECD 561 Strategies for Clinical Assessment in Counseling 3.
    R: Graduate Students Only.

    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.

    ECD 562 Techniques in Counseling 4.
    Prerequisite: ECD 530.

    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.

    ECD 590 Special Problems In Guidance 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Six hrs. grad. work in dept..

    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.

    ECD 620 Special Problems In Guidance 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Six hrs. grad. work in dept..

    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.

    ECD 641 Introductory Practicum in Counseling 1.
    Prerequisite: ECD 530, 525.

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

    ECD 642 Practicum In Counseling 3.
    Prerequisite: ECD 641.

    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.

    ECD 651 Internship in School Counseling 6-12.
    Prerequisite: ECD 642.

    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.

    ECD 652 Internship In College Counseling and Student Development 6-12.
    Prerequisite: ECD 642.

    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.

    ECD 653 Internship In Clinical Mental Health Counseling 6-12.
    Prerequisite: ECD 642.

    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.

    ECD 692 Research Projects in Counselor Education 1-3.
    Prerequisite: ELP 532.

    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.

    ECD 693 Master's Supervised Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

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

    ECD 695 Master's Thesis Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    Thesis research.

    ECD 696 Summer Thesis Research 1.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    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.

    ECD 699 Master's Thesis Preparation 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    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.

    ECD 731 Career Development Theory and Research 3.
    Prerequisite: ECD 524, ELP 532 and PSY 535.

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

    ECD 732 Advanced Multicultural Counseling 3.
    P: ECD 525 or equivalent.

    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.

    ECD 733 Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Research, and Practice 3.
    Prerequisite: ECD 737, Corequisite: ST 700.

    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.

    ECD 735 Counseling Supervision: Theory and Research 3.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

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

    ECD 736 Advanced Assessment in Counseling 3.
    Prerequisite: PSY 535 or equivalent.

    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.

    ECD 737 Cognitive Developmental Theory, Research and Practice 3.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student : PSY 535, ST 507, Corequisite: ST 508.

    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.

    ECD 738 Research in Counselor Education 3.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student : ST 507; PSY 535, Corequisite: ST 508.

    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.

    ECD 740 Advanced Psycho-Social Identity Development: Race, Gender, and Culture 3.
    Prerequisite: ECD 540; ECD 525 ; Post-master's degree students.

    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.

    ECD 790 Special Problems In Guidance 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Six hrs. grad. work in dept..

    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.

    ECD 820 Special Problems In Guidance 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Six hrs. grad. work in dept..

    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.

    ECD 843 Advanced Counseling Practicum 3.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student, ECD 642.

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

    ECD 847 Internship in Supervision 3.
    Prerequisite: ECD 735.

    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.

    ECD 850 Doctoral Internship 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Nine hrs. in grad. level courses.

    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.

    ECD 860 Professional Issues In Counseling 1-3.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

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

    ECD 886 Internship in Teaching in Counselor Education 3.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    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.

    ECD 892 Doctoral Research Projects 1-3.

    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.

    ECD 893 Doctoral Supervised Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

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

    ECD 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    Dissertation research.

    ECD 896 Summer Dissertation Research 1.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    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.

    ECD 899 Doctoral Dissertation Preparation 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    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.