Courses

  • SED CE 730: Guiding the College Admission Process
    A review of the 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 lifespan applicable to diverse educational settings and the construction of useful tools will be emphasized. 2 cr.
  • 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 development of the school counselor, and the future of school counseling. Restricted to matriculated students or permission of instructor. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 737: Counseling: Philosophy, Theory, and Practice
    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. Permission of the instructor. 4 cr.
  • 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. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 740: Ethics and Professional Responsibilities
    Examination the professional identity and responsibilities of licensed mental health counselors and licensed school counselors, and an introduction to the role of ethics in the practice of counseling in both theoretical and practical terms. CPAHD students; others with instructor permission. 3 cr.
  • SED CE 741: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
    A historical, philosophical, and clinical examination of subcultural considerations in counseling psychology professional practice and inquiry. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 746: Clinical Practice
    Orientation to diagnosis, counseling procedures, policies, and consultation and the professional ethics of the field through a two-semester field placement working with clients on an individual and group basis, under dual supervision. Six hundred total hours of field experience are required for the school and community counseling students; 400 total hours for the sport psychology students. The practicum must be undertaken in consecutive fall and spring semesters of the same academic year. Fldwk w/ seminar. Required for approved counseling interns. Registration restricted to matriculated Master's and CAGS students in counseling. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 769: Substance Abuse
    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. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 801: Cog Affect Bases of Behavior
    Overview of the cognitive and affective processes involved with perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, reasoning, and decision-making; emotional processes, motivation, reward prediction, and affective states; and individual differences in relevant domains, including personality. ?Findings from experimental cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and emotion research will be considered. The course will examine the central themes of cognitive psychology and how emotion/affect relate to these themes. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 802: Social Bases of Behavior
    An overview of the major social psychological theories and issues, including seminal and contemporary studies. Examines the central themes of social psychology and how emotion/affect, cognition, and behavior all relate to these themes. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 820: Comprehensive Project
    The Comprehensive Project is an elective for all School or Child and Adolescent Mental Health Community Track Counseling students, to be completed in their final semester of study. Under the direction of their advisor, students develop and execute a research project, complete a comprehensive literature review, or develop and initiate an intervention, program, or curriculum. CPAHD students only; others with instructor permission. 3 cr.
  • SED CE 821: Advanced Sport/Performance Practicum
    Semester long sport/performance psychology practicum for doctoral students only.?Includes internships focused on developing counseling and applied sport/performance psychology skills. Provides training in development of conceptual and technical counseling skills and supervision to students striving to become sport/ performance psychology/youth sport development consultants. Fldwk w/ seminar. 2 cr.
  • 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. 2 cr.
  • 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. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 846: Clinical Practice
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated doctoral students holding advanced provisional certification.
    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. Open only to matriculated counseling students with permission of instructor. Conference time arranged. Fldwk w/ seminar. 4 cr.
  • 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. 4 cr.
  • 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. 2 cr.
  • SED CE 849: Proseminar on Effective Interventions (Adults)
    An in-depth review of the principles of counseling with adults, with particular emphasis on empirically supported treatments. Reviews theoretical perspectives and their research bases; explores change processes and outcomes associated with adult psychotherapy; examines current state of the literature. 2 cr.
  • SED CE 850: Proseminar on Counseling an dPsychotherapy Supervision and Consultation
    Introduction to contemporary counseling and psychotherapy supervision and consultation theory, research and practice. Examines current models and relevant efficacy research, encourages students to identify models and approaches that are consistent with their developing professional theoretical orientation and interests. 2 cr.
  • SED CE 851: Proseminar on Vocational Psychology
    An advanced exploration of contemporary vocational theory, research, and practice. Examines current research and pedagogy in vocational psychology, particularly in relation to equity, social justice, and multiculturalism. 2 cr