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Counseling Courses (CP)

CP 6600

Professional Orientation and Ethics (3)

 

An introductory course to the world of professional counseling. Course content includes historical overview, concepts, approaches, philosophy and development of the counseling profession. Professional roles, organizations, credentialing, legal/ethical issues, and professional standards of care are covered. Prerequisites: Recommended first course.

CP 6601

Legal, Ethical, and Professional Standards (3)

 

This course assists counseling personnel in acquiring information and understanding necessary to effectively deal with legal, ethical and professional standards of the counseling profession.

CP 6602

Seminar in the Prevention/Treatment of Chemical Dependency (3)

 

An examination of specified issues which must be addressed to promote successful recovery in the treatment of chemical dependency.

CP 6605

Foundations of Mental Health Counseling (3)

 

A study of the historical, philosophical, societal, cultural, economic, and political dimensions within mental health practice. This course will address the professional identity, functions, and issues facing mental health practitioners: principles, theories, and practice of community intervention and the human services network; fiscal and administrative management of programs; and public policy and governmental relations impacting mental health services.

CP 6610

Facilitation Skills and Counseling Techniques (3)

 

A focus on the development and application of basic facilitation skills necessary for becoming an effective helping professional. Skills are developed through a combination of didactic, experiential, and demonstrated learning activities to train the beginning counselor in the establishment and maintenance of therapeutic relationships.

CP 6616

Treatment of Addictive Family Diseases (3)

 

A study of typical characteristics of dysfunctional families. Provides the basis for suggested intervention techniques, appropriate areas of family education, and guidelines for effective therapy.

CP 6617

Treatment Theories and Modalities of Addictive Disease (3)

 

A study of historical perspectives and the most effective treatment and assessment approaches of addictive diseases.

CP 6618

Counseling Military Service Personnel and their Families (3)

 

Examines essential knowledge and current research on counseling issues that impact military personnel and their families. Analyzes the concerns that affect military families through pre-, during, and post-deployment, as well as significant issues for children and adults in school and agency settings. Also addresses issues relating to student veterans pursuing post-secondary education.

CP 6619

Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Community Reintegration for Military Service Populations (3)

 

Utilizes essential knowledge and current research on counseling issues that impact military personnel and their families. Obtains, analyzes and applies assessments, evaluative data, and diagnostic information to the development of comprehensive treatment planning for behavioral symptoms, short-term objectives, long term goals and therapeutic interventions for military personnel and their family members in personal, educational, and community environments. Psychopharmacology treatment interventions are covered.

CP 6620 6621 6622

Readings in Counseling and Psychology (1-3)

 

An independent exploration of the literature related to verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, and human relations under the supervision of a faculty member. An examination will be required upon the conclusion of the course. This course may be offered as a seminar. See semester hour limits listed under Course Restrictions in General Regulations section.

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Specialized Study in Counseling (1-3)

 

A study of a problem or a topic using research techniques or a guided program of readings. Preparation of a scholarly paper is required and may involve an oral defense. A specialized study may be substituted for only one required course or elective in a student’s program. Approval by the student’s adviser, the course instructor, and department chair is required. See semester hour limits listed under Course Restrictions in General Regulations section.

CP 6634

Drug Education, Prevention, and Intervention (3)

 

A study of commonly abused drugs, drug abuse prevention, and treatment techniques. Examines characteristics of people at high risk to become substance abusers/addicted.

CP 6635

Crisis Response Management (3)

 

This course provides community personnel, school personnel and other education and/or health professionals/paraprofessionals information about the nature of global and local disasters. Course content includes appropriate responses to a variety of crisis scenarios and information on major theories of crisis intervention.

CP 6636

Foundations of Student Affairs (3)

 

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of student affairs in higher education through a review of its historical and philosophical influences; purpose, roles, and functions; and contemporary issues and trends.

CP 6637

Administration of Student Affairs Programs (3)

 

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required for effective administration of student affairs in higher education. The course will focus on designing, managing, and evaluating student affairs programs.

CP 6638

Internship: Student Affairs Counseling (3)

 

This course provides supervised student affairs counseling experiences in the college environment. The experience is accompanied by scheduled on-campus supervision with the university supervisor. Internship equals 300 clock hours, to include 120 hours of direct student affairs service. Prerequisite: CP 6650. Grading system is Pass/Fail.

CP 6639

Internship: Student Affairs Counseling (3)

 

This course provides supervised student affairs counseling experiences in the college environment. The experience is accompanied by scheduled on-campus supervision with the university supervisor. Internship equals 300 clock hours, to include 120 hours of direct student affairs service. Prerequisite: CP 6638. Grading system is Pass/Fail.

CP 6641

School Counseling and Program Management (3)

 

In this course students will study planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive developmental school guidance program. The school counselor’s role as an advocate and school leader will be emphasized. Historical perspective, new academic achievement, guidance curriculum and ethical and legal issues will be included.

CP 6642

Group Dynamics and Counseling (3)

 

The study of group dynamics and group counseling theories, including ethics, group leadership styles, types of groups, group counseling methods and skills, group developmental stages, and therapeutic factors of group work. Experiential activities included. Prerequisite: CP 6610

CP 6644

Community Counseling Services (3)

 

A study of multifaceted, comprehensive, community counseling and school psychological services, needs assessment, resource identification, program development, and program evaluation. Alternative models of service delivery and alternative sources of funding and program regulation are explored.

CP 6645

Current Trends in School Counseling (3)

 

The course is designed to provide the students with relevant information and current trends in the school counseling profession.

CP 6649 

Theories of Counseling (3)

 

A study of the major theoretical approaches in counseling including the affective, behavioral, and cognitive theories. Application of theories to basic types of problems in the counseling relationship is included. Includes case studies, class demonstrations and role-playing.

CP 6650

Practicum (3)

 

This study provides an opportunity for the student to perform, under supervision, a variety of activities that a regularly employed professional counselor would perform. Practicum provides for the development of counseling skills under supervision. The student must complete 100 clock hours including a minimum of 40 hours of direct service with clients. Experiences are accompanied by regularly scheduled, weekly on campus group supervision designed to provide opportunity for analysis and evaluation of supervised activity. Students enrolled in practicum must complete requirements in program major area. Students changing majors will be required to retake practicum in another program area. Grading system is Pass / Fail. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department chair required. CP 6600, CP 6610, CP 6642, and CP 6649 are required for all programs. In addition, PSY 6669 and PSY 6670 are required for Clinical Mental Health; CP 6652 is required for Rehabilitation Counseling; CP 6641 is required for School Counseling.

CP 6651

Counseling Diverse Populations (3)

 

A study of the psychological and sociological factors relative to cultural diversity. Special emphasis is placed on current practices utilized in counseling interventions with culturally diverse populations. Special emphasis is placed on current practices utilized in counseling interventions with diverse populations as well as increasing counselor sensitivity to the unique needs and experiences of such populations.

CP 6652

Rehabilitation Delivery and Process (3)

 

A study of the rehabilitation process including historical developments, philosophical bases, and legal aspects, with an emphasis on the operational aspects of rehabilitation service delivery systems.

CP 6654

Sexual Minority Issues in Counseling (3)

 

Examines essential knowledge and current research on counseling issues that impact Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Ally and Two-Spirited populations. Analyzes the historical and current perceptions and concerns that affect LGBTQQ1A2S adults, adolescents and children. Examines counseling competencies, developmental models and treatment modalities in relation to these populations’ needs.

CP 6655

Practicum: General Counseling (3)

 

This study provides an opportunity for the student to perform, under supervision, a variety of activities that a regularly employed counselor would perform. Practicum provides for the development of counseling skills under supervision. The student must complete 100 clock hours including a minimum of 40 hours of direct service with clients. Experiences are accompanied by regularly scheduled, weekly on-campus group supervision designed to provide opportunity for analysis and evaluation of supervised activity. Grading system is Pass / Fail. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department chair required. CP 6600, CP 6610, CP 6642, CP 6649. This practicum does NOT meet criteria for licensure.

CP 6656

Marriage, Family, and Sex Therapy Counseling (3)

 

The course is designed to provide the student with a conceptual framework for dealing with marriage, family, and sex problems. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary for working with all members of the family.

CP 6657

Internship: School Counseling (3)

 

This course provides supervised school based experience at both the elementary and secondary levels. The school-based experience will be accompanied by scheduled on campus supervision with the university supervisor. Course equals 300 clock hours of internship, to include 120 hours of direct student service. Grading system is Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: CP 6650.

CP 6658

Internship: School Counseling (3)

 

This course provides supervised school-based experience at both the elementary and secondary levels. The school based experience will be accompanied by scheduled on campus supervision with the university supervisor. Internship equals 300 clock hours, to include 120 hours of direct student service. Grading system is Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: CP 6657.

CP 6659

Internship: Mental Health (3)

 

This course provides an opportunity for the student to perform under supervision a variety of activities that a regularly employed professional counselor in an agency setting would be expected to perform. Experiences are accompanied by regularly scheduled, weekly group supervision. Course equals 300 hours of internship. Students may take up to six semester hours of internship per semester with adviser approval. Each student must complete 120 hours of direct service with clients. Grading system is Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Completion of CP 6650 and adviser approval.

CP 6660

Internship: Mental Health (3)

 

This course provides an opportunity for the student to perform under supervision a variety of activities that a regularly employed professional counselor in an agency setting would be expected to perform. Experiences are accompanied by regularly scheduled, weekly group supervision. Course equals 300 clock hours of internship. Students may take up to six semester hours of internship per semester with adviser approval. Each student must complete 120 hours of direct service with clients. Grading system is Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Completion of CP 6650 and adviser approval.

CP 6661

Internship: Mental Health (3)

 

This course provides an opportunity for the student to perform under supervision a variety of activities that a regularly employed professional counselor in an agency setting would be expected to perform. Experiences are accompanied by regularly scheduled, weekly group supervision. Course equals 300 clock hours of internship. Students may take up to six semester hours of internship per semester with adviser approval. Each student must complete 120 hours of direct service with clients. Grading system is Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Completion of CP 6650 and adviser approval.

CP 6662 

Internship: Community Counseling (3)

 

This course provides supervised, on-the-job, experiences in Community Counseling. These field experiences are accompanied by weekly, on-campus, supervised sessions. Students must receive individual and group supervision. Course equals 300 clock hours of internship. Students may take up to six semester hours of internship per semester with adviser approval. Each student must complete 120 hours of direct service with clients. Grading system is Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Completion of CP 6650 and adviser approval.

CP 6663 

Internship: Community Counseling (3)

 

This course provides supervised, on-the-job, experiences in Community Counseling. These field experiences are accompanied by weekly, on-campus, supervised sessions. Students must receive individual and group supervision. Course equals 300 clock hours of internship. Students may take up to six semester hours of internship per semester with adviser approval. Each student must complete 120 hours of direct service with clients. Grading system is Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Completion of CP 6650 and adviser approval.

CP 6665 

Internship: Addictions Counseling (3)

 

This course provides an opportunity for the student to perform a variety of activities that a regularly employed professional counselor in an Addictions Counseling Treatment setting would be expected to perform. Experiences are accompanied by regularly scheduled, weekly group supervision. Course equals 300 clock hours of internship. Students may take up to six semester hours of internship per semester with adviser approval. Each student must complete 120 hours of direct service with clients. Grading system is Pass/Fail.

CP 6666 

Internship: Addictions Counseling (3)

 

This course provides an opportunity for the student to perform a variety of activities that a regularly employed professional counselor in an Addictions Counseling Treatment setting would be expected to perform. Experiences are accompanied by regularly scheduled, weekly group supervision. Course equals 300 clock hours of internship. Students may take up to six semester hours of internship per semester with adviser approval. Each student must complete 120 hours of direct service with clients. Grading system is Pass/Fail.

CP 6670 

Internship: Rehabilitation Counseling (3)

 

This course provides supervised experiences in a rehabilitation setting. The experience will be accompanied by scheduled on campus supervision with the university supervisor. Course equals 300 clock hours of internship. Students may take up to six semester hours of internship per semester with adviser approval. Each student must complete 120 hours of direct service with clients. Grading system is Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Completion of CP 6650 and adviser approval.

CP 6671 

Internship: Rehabilitation Counseling (3)

 

This course provides supervised experience in a rehabilitation setting. The experience will be accompanied by scheduled on campus supervision with the university supervisor. Course equals 300 clock hours of internship. Students may take up to six semester hours of internship per semester with adviser approval. Each student must complete 120 hours of direct service with clients. Grading system is Pass / Fail. Prerequisite: CP 6650

CP 6680 

Counseling Approaches to Working with Individuals who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (3)

 

This course offers students an opportunity to learn the principles of deaf culture and apply medical, psychological, and sociological research/techniques to counseling with individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

CP 6681 

Seminar: Counseling Approaches to Working with Visual Impairment (3)

 

This course is taken in conjunction with the practicum/internship in rehabilitation counseling, offers students an opportunity to apply medical, psychological and sociological research/techniques to counseling with individuals who are visually impaired. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

CP 6682 

Leadership and Advocacy: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services (3)

 

The purpose of this course is to develop an appreciation for the organization, administration, and coordination of services for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Strategies for consulting with various agencies, educating the general public, counseling with individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. and their families as well as approaches for advocating for these populations will be explored. Prerequisites: CP 6652 or permission of instructor.

CP 6683 

Leadership and Advocacy: Visual Impairment (3)

 

The purpose of this course is to develop an appreciation for the organization, administration and coordination of services for the visually impaired. Strategies for consulting with various agencies, educating the general public, counseling with the visually impaired and their families as well as approaches for advocating for these populations will be explored. Prerequisites: CP 6650, CP 6652, PSY 6653. Taken in conjunction with internship.

CP 6685 

Case Management (3)

 

A study of the case management process, including case findings, service coordination, referral and utilization of other disciplines, and client advocacy.

CP 6686 

Job Development and Placement (3)

 

A study of the analysis of job development and placement in the rehabilitation process and related fields.

CP 6687

Job Development, Placement, and Workplace Accommodations for Individuals with Severe Disabilities (3)

 

This course is a study of effective job development and placement techniques and workplace strategies in the rehabilitation process for individuals who are Blind, Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Mentally Ill, and individuals who have Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Learning Disabilities, and Multiple Disabilities.

CP 6691

Research Methodology (3)

 

The study and evaluation of research methods commonly used in the social sciences. The course will provide information necessary to understand and apply research processes, synthesize knowledge and writing, and plan and organize research problems for interpretation and application of research results. Application of these skills in the form of a written project using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) is required. Students enrolled in the Counseling and Psychology programs are required to take CP 6691 Research Methodology only at Troy University. This research course may not be substituted with another Troy University research course or one transferred from another university. A grade of “B” or better is required.

CP 7700

Advanced Practicum in Group Leadership (3)

 

Supervised training in group leadership, including experiential and didactic activities, focusing on group facilitation. Prerequisites: CP 6642 and CP 6650 or equivalents and permission of the instructor. Enrollment restricted to Ed.S. students.

CP 7701

Seminar in Counseling and Student Personnel Work (3)

 

Individual readings and conferences, group discussions and reports focusing on the advanced student’s special interest in counseling and human development. Emphasizes research findings.

CP 7702

Advanced Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3)

 

An in-depth study of current viable theories of counseling utilizing techniques appropriate for each framework. Some areas to be covered include the cognitive, affective, and eclectic approaches. Prerequisite: CP 6649 or equivalent

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Advanced Studies in Counseling (1-3)

 

A study of a problem or topic using research techniques or a guided program of readings. Preparation of a scholarly paper is required and may involve an oral defense. A specialized study may be substituted for only one required course or elective in a student’s program. Approval by the student’s adviser, the course instructor, and department chair is required.

CP 7740

Theories of Counseling Supervision (3)

 

A focus on the theories and techniques utilized in counseling supervision will be studied. Students will experience components of the process involved in the supervisor/supervisee relationship and will be provided with basic supervisory skills. Prerequisite: Advisor Approval

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Internship: Advanced Counseling (1-3)

 

This course provides advanced graduate students with full-time, supervised, on-the-job experience in settings appropriate to their area of specialization. Experiences accompanied by weekly on-campus meetings designed to provide opportunity for analysis and evaluation of supervised activity. Grading system is Pass/Fail.

CP 7791 7792 7793

Research Seminar (1-3)

 

This course provides in-depth assistance to prepare students for development of, research for, and preparation of theses or field project proposal.

CP 7794

Field Project (3)

 

An independent study of a problem of a practical nature which is encountered in a field setting. A proposal for the study and a written report of the findings must be approved by the student’s advisory committee. The advisory committee will administer an oral examination covering the research findings. Grading system is Pass/Fail. Enrollment limited to Ed.S. students.

CP 7795 7796

Thesis (3-6)

 

Research for and preparation of a scholarly paper related to a counseling and guidance problem or situation under the supervision of the student’s advisory committee. Grading system is Pass/Fail. Enrollment limited to Ed.S. students.