Counseling Psychology

  • SED CE 305: Introduction to Human Development
    Examines human development through the lifespan (prenatal to death) using Bloom's three domains of learning (affective, cognitive, psychomotor) as a theoretical framework through which course content is organized. Students will investigate cross-cultural differences and similarities at each developmental stage, as well as causes and signs of atypical development. 3 cr.
  • 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. Open to 2nd-year counseling program students; senior undergraduates may also register with approval of instructor. 4 cr.
  • 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. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 635: Counseling Skills and Techniques
    Introduces students to the counseling skills essential for working directly with children and/or adolescents in pre-practicum setting. Students complete 100 hours of supervised clinical work and use the course to develop knowledge and practice with clinical interventions and organizational dynamics. CPAHD students; others with instructor permission. 3 cr.
  • SED CE 650: Counseling Skills & Techniques in Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Designed to develop competency 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. Students will understand the boundaries of the sport psychology consultant, and when to refer for other support services. 4 cr.
  • 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. CPAHD students; others?with instructor permission. 3 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 715: Evidence Based Practices
    Develop an understanding of evidence based practices when counseling children and adolescents.?CPAHD students only; others?with instructor permission. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 721: Sport & Performance Psychology Practicum
    Two semesters of internships specifically focused on developing counseling and applied sport/performance psychology skills. Training in the conceptual and technical counseling skills and supervision to the students as they strive to become competent sport/performance psychology consultants. CPAHD students only; others?with instructor permission. 3 cr.
  • SED CE 726: Clinical Assessment: Psychological Testing
    Introduction 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. 4 cr.
  • 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.