Courses

  • SED CE 721: Sport & Performance Psychology Practicum
    This is a two-semester sport/performance psychology clinical practicum. Student will participate in internships that are specifically focused on developing counseling and applied sport/performance psychology skills. The course will provide training in the development of conceptual and technical counseling skills and supervision to the students as the strive to become competent sport/performance psychology consultants. Either Sem, 3 cr
  • SED CE 726: Clinical Assessment: Psychological Testing
    This course introduces counseling psychology students to the major assessment techniques in the field: interviews and psychometric tests. Test construction, reliability and validity will be presented. The major standardized instruments for measuring intellectual abilities and achievement, personality traits and functioning, aptitudes and interests, will be surveyed. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED CE 730: Guiding the College Admission Process
    This graduate-level course links theoretical and empirical literature on universal educational access to the counseling practice of fostering college aspirations and guiding students through the choice and application process. Developmentally appropriate guidance across the life span applicable to diverse educational settings and the construction of useful tool will be emphasized. 4cr, Summer Term
  • SED CE 735: Issues in School Counseling
    An examination of issues faced by the developmental school counselor. Topical areas include the history, principles, and practices of school counseling, tenets, and guidelines of developmental counseling, schools as institutions, counselor reform, Massachusetts curriculum frameworks, MCAS and other forms of school-based appraisal, students with special needs, school-based prevention and intervention, legal and ethical issues, college and career counseling, referral, group counseling in educational settings, consultation, the deveopment of the school counselor, and the future of school counseling. Required for master's- and CAGS- level school counseling students. Restricted to matriculated students or those with permission of instructor. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED CE 737: Counseling: Philosophy, Theory, and Practice
    This class is designed to acquaint prospective counselors with those theorists whose philosophical persuasions have most influenced the practice of preventative and curative counseling in the Unites States. An historical overview of diverse theories of psychotherapy and derivative techniques will be examined with an emphasis on applications to diagnosis, and developmental counseling philosophy and practice. Topics include the relationships among society, family, and individual in the definition and development of the healthy personality and abnormal intellectual, social, and emotional learning and development. Required for all counseling students. Permission of the instructor is required. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED CE 739: Psychology of Vocational Development
    Theories of vocational development and work as a social issue. Counseling and information are presented as tools to facilitate the vocational and personal development of diverse populations in a variety of work settings. Current trends in the world of work. Required for school counseling students. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED CE 740: Ethics and Professional Responsibilities
    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the role of ethics in the practice of counseling in both theoretical and practical terms. The course will address the matters such as how counselors make ethical decisions; identifying actual ethical dilemmas, as well as articulating the ethical principles underlying particular conflicts; identifying the relevant ethics code; and how best to determine a course of action. 3 cr. 1st semester
  • SED CE 741: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
    An historical, philosophical, and clinical examination of subcultural considerations in counseling psychology professional practice and inquiry. Required for all school and community counseling students. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED CE 746: Clinical Practice
    Orientation to diagnosis, counseling procedures, policies, and consultation and the professional ethics of the field. Approved counseling students are assigned to a 2-semester field placement, where much of their learning is based. Students typically have the opportunity to work with clients on an individual and group basis, under dual supervision. Six hundred total hours of field experience are required by the school and community counseling programs; 400 total hours are required by the sport psychology program. The practicum must be undertaken in consecutive fall and spring semesters of the same academic year. Required for approved counseling interns. Registration restricted to matriculated master's and CAGS students in counseling. 4cr, both sem.
  • SED CE 769: Substance Abuse
    The content of this graduate level course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of substance use and abuse, as well as prevention practices and intervention models. Students will learn about substance use within the context of normative development as well as addictive behaviors and their associated interventions. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED CE 801: Cog Affect Base
  • SED CE 802: Social Bases of Behavior
    This graduate-level course provides students an overview of the major social psychological theories and issues, including seminal and contemporary studies. The course examines the central themes of social psychology and how emotion/affect, cognition, and behavior all relate to these themes
  • SED CE 820: Comprehensive Project
    The Comprehensive Project is a requirement for all School or Community Track Counseling students, to be completed in their final semester of study. Under the direction of their advisor, students will develop and execute a research project, complete a comprehensive literature review, or develop and initiate an intervention, program, or curriculum. 3cr, 1st sem.
  • SED CE 821: Doc Sport Prac
  • SED CE 826: Intellectual and Behavioral Assessment (Child)
    An applied/practical review of various forms of clinical child/family assessments including: structured and unstructured clinical interviewing; cognitive and achievement testing; behavioral and observational techniques; and visual-motor tasks; and assessments specifically designed to target symptoms of particular psychological disorders. 2cr, Alt. years
  • SED CE 840: Psychodynamics of Marriage and Family
    This is an introductory course that includes a comprehensive overview of the field of family systems and family therapy. This course will serve as an introduction to the theory and techniques of couples and family therapy. An attempt will be made to integrate theory and practice through assignments, class activities, and personal and professional self-reflection. Students will have the opportunity to reflect upon how they might actually use course content professionally in their respective disciplines. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED CE 846: Clinical Practice
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated doctoral students holding advanced provisional certification.
    Open only to matriculated counseling student with permission of instructor. Minimum 600 hours of clinical experience is required for current professional licensure in Massachusetts. Supervised field experience in schools, guidance clinics, or community agencies. Work with a caseload under supervision; increasing responsibility for counseling, testing, placement, and follow-up of counselees. Conference time arranged. Variable cr, either sem.
  • SED CE 847: Theories of Group Counseling
    A conceptual and experiential introduction to group dynamics. Participation in ongoing training group while studying the dynamics of group development. Covers group counseling approaches and models, issues of small group leadership, and styles of leadership. Treatment of group counseling goals, composition, phases, and research. 4cr, 2nd sem, Summer Term.
  • SED CE 848: Proseminar on Effective Interventions (Child)
    An in-depth review of the principles of counseling youth, with particular emphasis on empirically supported treatments (EST's). Reviews theoretical perspectives and their research bases; explores change processes and outcomes associated with child psychotherapy; examines current state of the "EST's" literature.
  • SED CE 849: Effective Inter