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SED CE 500: Introduction to Counseling
Emphasis on understanding the theoretical basis of counseling. Introduction to learning skills involved in helping relationships. Selected reading in counseling theory and practice are assigned. As part of the skill-building process, opportunities are provided for in-class practice and demonstrations. Generally required for 2-year counseling program students, but senior undergraduates with approval may also register. 4cr, 1st sem.
SED CE 630: Applied Positive Psychology
Focuses on the scientific study of psychological aspects of living a fulfilling and flourishing life. Topics include happiness, empathy, optimism, friendship, goal setting, achievement, emotion, creativity, humor, and mindfulness. Students become familiar with theory and research in this relatively new subfield and critically consider application to their teaching, coaching, leadership, and/or counseling. 4cr, Summer Term.
SED CE 635: Counseling Skills and Techniques
This course acquaints students with the counseling skills essential for working directly with children and/or adolescents in your pre-practicum setting. Students will complete 100 hours of supervised clinical work and use the course to develop knowledge and practice with clinical interventions and organizational dynamics. 3 cr. 1st semester
SED CE 650: Counseling Skills & Techniques in Sport and Exercise Psychology
The goal of this course is for the students to become competent in the understanding and application of the core mental skills of sport psychology and exercise psychology. The core mental skills include goal setting, visualization, arousal regulation, and self-talk. The student will learn how to use and teach these skills in a variety of settings. And finally the students will become aware of the boundaries of the sport psychology consultant and how to refer for clinical issues.The objectives for achieving these goals will include extending knowledge through reading relevant and appropriate primary and secondary sources and practice. 4cr, 1st sem.
SED CE 705: Lifespan Development
This course addresses human development from the prenatal period to death. Consideration is given to the interplay between social, cultural, cognitive, and biological influenced on the healthy development of children, adolescents and adults. Either Sem, var. cr
SED CE 710: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
This graduate level course will focus on child and adolescent psychopathology from a developmental framework, with attention to etiology, assessment, and treatment. Emphasis will be placed on DSM-V disorders. Case studies will be used to illustrate the text's descriptions and to reflect the influence of sociocultural factors in symptom manifestation. 3 cr. 2nd sem.
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 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 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 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.