Professional Counseling

Chair: Stephanie Hall, Department of Professional Counseling

Master of Arts in Addiction Studies (MA)

The Master of Arts in Addiction Studies is a thirty-credit program designed to prepare students to work with individuals, groups, couples, and families impacted by various types of substance use and addictive disorders. The program is accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Committee (NASAC). Graduates are prepared to work within a variety of addiction treatment programs and agencies and eventually to practice privately. The Addiction Studies Track was developed to meet the educational requirements for the Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), which is a New Jersey state license. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure acceptability by the licensing agency. Students must complete PC-505 Mental Health Counseling (3 cr.) during their first term of study.

Professional Counseling Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling is an eighteen-credit program designed for students who are completing or have completed a CACREP-accredited master’s degree in counseling and are in need of additional hours to complete the educational requirements of the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensure in New Jersey. Up to six credits may be waived if students have already completed PC-505 Mental Health Counseling (3 cr.) or EDC-505 Counseling and Ethical Practice (3 cr.) as well as  PC-525 Theories of Counseling (3 cr.)  or EDC-530 Counseling Theory and Practice (3 cr.) as part of their CACREP-accredited master’s degree. The Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling allows students to pattern their choice of free elective courses to complete courses with a common theme about specialized areas of counseling, like addictions counseling, counseling children and adolescents, couples and family counseling, etc.

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)

The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling is a sixty-credit program designed to provide students with the courses necessary to sit for licensing to engage in practice as a Professional Counselor. Graduates are prepared to work within mental health treatment agencies and eventually to practice privately. Courses are designed to satisfy criteria prescribed by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Counselor Examiners. In addition, because this sixty-credit degree is a CACREP-accredited program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, it may satisfy the educational requirements for counselor licensure in other states. However, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure acceptability by any licensing agency. PC-505 Mental Health Counseling (3 cr.) must be taken during the first term of study.

David Burkholder, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director (Graduate Faculty). BS, Geneva College; MEd, Ohio University; PhD, Kent State University. Specialization in mental health counseling with children and adolescents. Areas of interest include career counseling, student retention, spirituality, legal and ethical issues in therapy, and multicultural issues.
dburkhol@monmouth.edu

Jessica Reno Burkholder, Assistant Professor (Graduate Faculty). PhD, Kent State University. A licensed professional counselor in New Jersey, Dr. Reno Burkholder's research interests focus on the ethical development and multicultural training of counselors. Clinically, she has specialized in the treatment of adolescent sexual behavior problems, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
jburkhol@monmouth.edu

Alan Cavaiola, Professor and Graduate Program Director (Graduate Faculty). BA, Monmouth University (Monmouth College); MA, Fairleigh Dickinson University; PhD, Hofstra University. Specialization in the area of counseling issues related to mental health and alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictive behaviors, and their impact on individuals, couples, and families. Teaching, research, and counseling interests focus on crisis intervention, sequelae of trauma, personality disorders, DUI offenders, workplace dynamics, and workplace stresses.
acavaiol@monmouth.edu

Megan Delaney, Assistant Professor (Graduate Faculty). PhD, Montclair State University. Research explores the influence of natural world on mental health and the use of ecotherapy in everyday clinical practice. Her other research interests inlcude feminism and relational-cultural therapy and grant writing competenciesin counselors and counselor educators. Dr. Delaney worked for over ten years as the Grants Coordinator for the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University where she helped faculty and staff submit over $150 million in grant proposals to federal, state agencies, foundations and corporations.
mdelaney@monmouth.edu

Stephanie Hall, Associate Professor and Chair (Graduate Faculty). BA, University of Kentucky; MA, Louisiana Tech University; PhD, University of New Orleans. Specialization in the area of mental health counseling with primary interests in multicultural counseling, women’s issues, trauma, and group work.
shall@monmouth.edu

Joanne Jodry, Assistant Professor (Graduate Faculty). MA, Monmouth University; EdD, Argosy University; DMH, Drew University. Specializations in professional mental health counseling with primary clinical interests in women’s issues throughout the life span, life crisis, and existential issues. Areas of research interest include the interplay of counseling and religion (through a world religion perspective); the impact of therapeutic relationships on the counselor; and integrating feminist concepts into counseling.
jjodry@monmouth.edu

George Kapalka, Professor (Graduate Faculty). BA, MA, Manhattan School of Music; MA, Kean University; MS, Clinical Psychopharmacology, PhD, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Specialization in the areas of mental health counseling, clinical and school issues with emphasis on child and adolescent counseling and assessment as well as learning disabilities and school consultation, and legal/forensic issues. Current research program is focused on the education, counseling, and management of youth with behavioral problems (such as children with ADHD) in school and at home, as well as researching the benefits of nutritional and herbal therapies.
gkapalka@monmouth.edu

Sarah Springer, Assistant Professor (Graduate Faculty). BA, Mason Gross School of Arts; MA, Colulmbia University, PhD, Montclair State University. A Licensed Professional counselor (LPC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) in New Jersey, Dr. Springer specialized in counselor development, group counseling, supervision, and counseling in the schools.
sspringe@monmouth.edu

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PC-CPE   Professional Counseling Comprehensive ExaminationCredits: None   

Prerequisites: Successful completion of forty-eight credits, including PC-505, PC-506, PC-512, PC-515, PC-523, PC-525, PC-529, PC-550, PC-570, PC 595, and PC-603.

Corequisite: PC-680.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Comprehensive Examination in Professional Counseling. Limited to Professional Counseling majors. This is a pass/fail course.

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PC-505   Mental Health CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An overview of the profession of counseling, its ethical standards, literature, professional organizations, and the knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the field. Assists students in formulating a concept of the profession that will allow them to enhance their growth and professional identity as a counselor. In addition, the opportunity for students to become aware of counseling career opportunities in the region is provided. Must be taken during the first term of study in the MS in Mental Health Counseling and the MA in Professional Counseling. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-506   Testing and Assessment in CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An overview of test administration and validity. Students will be introduced to tests of intelligence, personality and interests. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-510   Community Mental HealthCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An overview of mental health counseling within community and health/human services settings. Reviews prevention, intervention, and needs assessment, as well as program implementation and evaluation, in a comprehensive way. Client advocacy, governmental policies, obtaining funding, and other aspects of the delivery of human services are explored, with particular focus on the management and ethical standards of all administrative and clinical counseling services related to mental health programs. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-512   PsychopathologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Offers an intensive investigation of current thinking regarding the etiology and development of aberrant behavior; theory in the light of experimental findings and clinical applications. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-515   Human Development Through the Life SpanCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides students with an overview of human development, with comprehensive coverage of all major developmental stages (prenatal period and infancy, childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood) and focuses on both normal and abnormal physical, mental health and social development. Emphasis on the interaction of biological, psychological and sociological forces that influence development. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-516   Counseling and SexualityCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to human sexuality and related issues that counselors may encounter in their work. Students will learn about normal and abnormal sexual functioning. Aims to desensitize students and provide introspection about diverse expression of sexuality; not designed to train students as sex therapists.

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PC-517   Counseling and ReligionCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Counseling and Religion will explore the world religions with a focus on the religions as they function in the U.S. in a multi-cultural context. This will give the student a basic understanding and respect for religious differences when counseling clients who have different religious values than the counselor. A historical perspective on the relationship between psychology and religion will be traced to contemporary practice. The student will be given the opportunity to develop a theory of how he or she would like to integrate his or her knowledge into his or her work as a counselor. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-519   Theories of Learning, Behavior Change and ExceptionalityCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An exploration of classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and major cognitive/behavioral theories. Major principles of learning will be reviewed as to their application to modern counseling techniques and behavior change. Additional focus on individuals on both ends of the spectrum of exceptionality- gifted and talented as well as those with cognitive disabilities.

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PC-520   Behavior Management TechniquesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An exploration of major causes of behavioral difficulties and behavior management techniques appropriate for applications in homes and residential settings as well as in classrooms.

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PC-521   Spirituality and CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Students are given a basic understanding of philosophical and practical ways to integrate existential, mystical, or other inexplicable issues into the counseling process. The student will look at different spiritual practices with a respectful, multicultural lens. Spiritual practices will be viewed as possible psychological techniques, pathology and/or cognitive distortions. The student will be given the opportunity to develop a personal spiritual theory of how he or she would like to integrate or not integrate, spirituality into his or her work as a counselor. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-522   Self-Exploration: Body, Mind, SpiritCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

This experiential course will take the student through a self-exploration that will allow the student to explore the motivation, unconscious drives, anxieties, and spiritual and existential meaning that led him or her to be a counselor. It will explore many aspects of the personality, such as need for power/control and compassion, which will allow the student to become more fully aware. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-523   Introduction to Counseling SkillsCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Designed for students to learn and practice interviewing and counseling skills, the intake interview process, suicide assessment, and how to conduct a mental status examination. Self-exploration and counselor self-development will also be addressed. Students who receive a grade below "B" must repeat the course.

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PC-524   Counseling Children and Adolescents: Theories and TechniquesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An exploration of psychotherapeutic counseling theories and techniques used with children and adolescents within the developmental psychopathological framework. Focus on applications in counseling agencies as well as residential and educational settings. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-525   Theories of CounselingCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Upon completion of this course, students shall be able to demonstrate an understanding of core theoretical knowledge in counseling theories that provide the student with consistent models to conceptualize client presentations. Student experiences shall include an examination of the historical development of counseling theories. The course shall include an exploration of affective, behavioral, and cognitive theories. Students will also be exposed to models of counseling that are consistent with current professional research and practice in the field so that they can begin to develop a personal model of counseling. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-526   Case ConceptualizationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: PC-505, PC-512, PC-523 and PC-525.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Allows students to put into practice all aspects of case conceptualization. Students will enter this class with the basic understanding of counseling theories, assessment, and psychopathology. Techniques and approaches for chosen theories, basic skills, and differential diagnosis will be reviewed and practiced. Students will develop an approach or style, based on known theory and technique. They will be able to identify how and why an intervention is chosen according to theory and knowledge in the field. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-528   Family Counseling: Theory and TechniqueCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: PC-525.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Enables students to examine the historical development, theoretical foundations, and contemporary conceptual directions in the field of family counseling. Clinical concerns are interwoven with theoretical literature and counseling techniques. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-529   Multicultural CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Examines counseling theories and techniques as they relate to diversity in the client population. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-530   Crisis InterventionCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A review of crisis intervention theory and techniques, with a focus on the role of the counselor as part of the crisis intervention team. Students learn and practice counseling intervention skills for clients in crisis. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-532   Counseling for Grief and LossCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: PC-525.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Reviews the relevant knowledge and skill base needed to counsel individuals and families coping with a range of loss experiences including death, dying and bereavement. The grief process and factors relevant to work with grieving children, adolescents and adults are covered, and the assessment of complicated grief reactions and counselor's roles and tasks in facilitating the grief process are considered.

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PC-533   Couples CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: PC-525.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students are provided with an overview of the historical development, theoretical framework, and conceptual directions in the field of marriage and couples counseling. Also provides students with methods of marital/couples assessment and counseling techniques related to various clinical issues that are often encountered in counseling settings. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-534   Wellness and CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Exploration of the human condition from a strength-based wellness perspective, to further enhance counselor identity. Through self- exploration, hands-on experiences, and interactive discussions, students explore human motivation, unconscious drives, anxieties, aspects of personality, and spiritual and existential meaning within a wellness context. Allows students to become more aware of their own drives toward health and wellness and translate that understanding to the therapeutic relationship and counseling. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-540   Introduction to Alcohol and Drug AbuseCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An overview of models of addiction: medical, socio-cultural, familial and psychological. Definitions and diagnostic implications; an overview of basic treatment approaches.

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PC-542   Treatment of Alcohol and Drug AbuseCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: PC-540.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An examination of various treatment models within the alcohol and drug treatment field. The basics of individual, group, family, and couples counseling with alcoholic and addicted patients. Provides specific counseling techniques. This course can be used toward the Substance Awareness Coordinator Certificate.

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PC-544   Advanced Alcohol and Drug CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: PC-540 and PC-542.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Covers advanced topics that are introduced in PC-542 and is therefore dedicated to addiction counselor skill building. Advanced topics include skill building in areas of counselor ethics, motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement skills, group counseling skills, community and professional skills, counseling skills needed to work effectively with individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS, and counseling skills needed to work with those impacted by gambling addictions and clinical supervision skills. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-545   Biological Foundations and Treatments of Psychological and Addictive DisordersCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: PC-512.

Course Type(s): None

An overview of biological and physiological foundations of mental and addictive disorders. Review of basic psychopharmacology, information regarding drug action, interactions, adverse reactions, tolerance, dependency, and withdrawal. Focus on biopsychosocial assessment and treatment.

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PC-546   Substance Awareness in the SchoolsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: PC-540.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A comprehensive study of the role of the Substance Awareness Coordinator in the schools K-12. The areas that will be included for study will be a review of research-based awareness and prevention programs as related to Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) as seen in the school systems. School law, regulations, and policies, as it relates to substance abuse in the schools, as well as how well/consistent it is followed based on the school culture and the dynamics in a particular district. Prevention and advocacy will be emphasized as a large part of the SAC position, as well as learning to work within the school culture. Curriculum planning and staff education and development in chemical health will be an essential part of the course. Negotiating the systems to maximize potential of the SAC position will be the main focus. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-549   Nutritional and Herbal Interventions in CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An overview of nutritional and herbal interventions as relevant to common psychological disorders, focusing specifically on those approaches and compounds which have at least some scientific evidence to support their use. Issues such as the pharmacology of action, desired and adverse reactions, interactions with other treatments, and potential for tolerance, dependency, and withdrawal are explored. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-550   Group CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: PC-505 and PC-525.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Didactic and experiential course that introduces students to group dynamics and theories/techniques of group counseling. Didactic component reviews, group counseling theories/techniques, stages in group development, and salient characteristics of effective group facilitators. Experiential component facilitates understanding of one's own personality, biases and impact upon others in professional interactions. Legal and ethical issues relevant to group counseling are also examined. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-570   Career CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The psychology of careers and career counseling is a cornerstone of the counseling profession and forms the historical basis of the profession's emphasis on normal development, decision-making, and assessment. Career theories, life-span development, and assessment instruments used in career counseling are reviewed. Recognizing the particular career issues of minorities and women, attention will be afforded to such trans-cultural issues. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-580   Animal Assisted TherapyCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

An overview of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), and its relevance as an alternative treatment modality for common psychological disorders. Information regarding the history and evolution of animal-assisted therapy in counseling, common therapeutic animals and techniques, ethical concerns when working with animals in therapy, and working with therapy animals with special populations.

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PC-595   Professional Counseling PracticumCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: PC-505, PC-512, PC-523, PC-525, PC-526, PC-540, and PC-550, all passed with a grade of B or higher.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students integrate theory and practice in the counseling profession through an off-campus practicum. In addition to the requirement of 100 hours of supervised field service in an approved counseling agency, students also attend class each week which consists of group supervision. During class the students also review relevant professional, ethical and legal issues in counseling (for example assessment procedures, treatment planning, best empirically proven interventions, confidentiality, etc.) Limited to Professional Counseling majors who have completed at least twenty-seven graduate credits. Registration is by special application, requiring the signature of the advisor and the Field Placement Coordinator. This is a pass/fail course.

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PC-598   Special Topics in Professional CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The subject matter varies with the interest of the students and the professor teaching the course. The exact nature of the topic covered in any given semester is indicated in the student's transcript. Limited to Professional Counseling majors only.

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PC-599   Independent Study in Professional CounselingCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Reading and research leading to significant written work under the direction of a faculty member. Limited to Professional Counseling majors only.

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PC-601   Understanding Statistics in Counseling ResearchCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

An overview of common statistical methods used in counseling research. Students will read articles that utilize common statistical procedures (t-tests, ANOVA, correlation, etc.). Students will also learn to understand the major differences between these techniques and the research questions that these statistical techniques address. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-603   Research Methods in CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Reviewing the literature, problem hypothesis research, naturalistic observation, survey and interview procedures, and experimental methods are discussed. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-671   Advanced Practice with ChildrenCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed for play therapy students, builds upon the foundation courses on individual, family and group counseling, with advanced clinical applications for work with children. Assessment and intervention skills are used with children and adolescents with special emphasis on expressive therapies such as art, play, sand tray, and music. Also listed as EDL-671 and SW-671.

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PC-672   Advanced Theory in Play TherapyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides an in-depth understanding of the history and theories of play therapy. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the roles of therapists and parents through the play process. Diversity and multicultural considerations for theoretical perspectives are highlighted. Also listed as EDL-672 and SW-672.

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PC-673   Advanced Techniques in Play TherapyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides students with the opportunity to develop techniques and methods of play therapy. Emphasis is placed on working with children, adolescents, and adults through individual, group, and family play therapy. Major topics include group play therapy, family play therapy, short-term play therapy, and sand tray/sand play therapy. Additionally, diversity and multicultural considerations are highlighted. Also listed as EDL-673 and SW-673.

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PC-674   Play Therapy for Children at RiskCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focus is on play therapy with vulnerable and high-risk children. Emphasis on working with children, adolescents, and adults using play therapy in trauma and crisis situations are highlighted. Special attention is given to social issues that can lead to or exacerbate trauma or crisis. Also listed as EDL-674 and SW-674.

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PC-675   Play Therapy Practicum Seminar ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Prior permission of the C.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

First of a two-course sequence focusing on the application of the play therapy theories and techniques. Students will acquire experience using play therapy theories and techniques that can be used toward the requirements for RPT certification. Students will process the clinical experience of play with children and adolescents, with a review of advanced skills, assessment, and treatment planning during individual and group supervision in the university seminar through videotaped sessions and discussion. The therapeutic relationship is emphasized. Limited to Play Therapy (C.P.SW.PT.) program majors. Students cannot enroll in SW-676 or PC-676 at the same time. Also listed as SW-675. P.SW.PT. Program Coordinator.

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PC-676   Play Therapy Practicum Seminar IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Prior permission of the C.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Second of a two-course sequence focusing on the application of the play therapy theories and techniques. Students will acquire experience using play therapy theories and techniques that can be used toward the requirements for RPT certification. Students will process the clinical experience of play with children and adolescents, with a review of advanced skills, assessment, and treatment planning during individual and group supervision in the university seminar through videotaped sessions and discussion. Legal and ethical issues, transference/countertransference, and working with parents/caregivers are emphasized. Limited to Play Therapy (C.P.SW.PT.) program majors. Cannot enroll in SW-675 or PC-675 at the same time. Also listed as SW-676. P.SW.PT. Program Coordinator.

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PC-680   Clinical Internship in Professional CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: PC-540, PC-595, and approval of the department.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed to provide students intensive experience where they can integrate their academic learning during clinical experience. In addition to the requirement of 300 hours of supervised field service in an approved counseling agency, they also attend class each week. The weekly class consists of group supervision and a review of relevant professional, ethical and legal issues in counseling (for example assessment procedures, treatment planning, best empirically proven interventions, confidentiality, etc.). Limited to Professional Counseling majors who have completed at least thirty graduate credits. Registration is by special application, requiring the signature of the advisor and the Field Placement Coordinator. This is a pass/fail course.

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PC-691   Professional Counseling Research StudyCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Permission of the sponsoring instructor and departmental approval.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Empirical research under the supervision of a sponsoring faculty member to data collection and significant written work. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.

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PC-692   Professional Counseling ThesisCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: PC-601, completion of twenty-seven total credits within the program, permission of the sponsoring instructor, and departmental approval.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Independent investigation of special topics related to counseling, reflecting the research interests of the sponsoring professor. Provides students with an opportunity to do extended quantitative or qualitative research in collaboration with or under the supervision of a faculty member. Limited to Professional Counseling majors.