Counseling Psychology

  • SED CE 342: Anti-Oppressive Practice: Education & Applied Psychology
    Students will be introduced to various cultural perspectives and social constructs in order to promote respectful and effective interactions with children, families, and colleagues from multicultural backgrounds and diverse social locations. Analysis of issues of social justice will be scaffolded within critical multicultural and equity literacy frameworks. 4 cr. Effective Spring 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Ethical Reasoning, Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Ethical Reasoning
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • 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. Various types of counseling are explored. Open to counseling program students; senior undergraduates may also register with the approval of instructor. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 610: Substance Abuse Issues in Youth Populations
    This course provides students with a foundational understanding of the substance use and abuse issues during adolescence. The workshop examines the epidemiology, theories/models of addiction, treatment approaches, and practice issues important to the understanding of adolescent substance abuse. .5cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED CE 620: The Psychology of Performance Excellence: Talent Development
    This course is designed to promote critical awareness of the theories related to the development of extraordinary talent across a number of domains. We will examine the complex interaction of psychological, social, biological, genetic, and educational variables that contribute to the development to exceptionability. Domains and exemplars examined will include sport (exceptional athletes and coaches), medicine (outstanding cardiovascular and neurosurgeons), performing artists (dancers, musicians, actors), journalists (broadcast and print), psychology, education, and business. 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. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 635: Counseling Skills and Techniques
    Introduces students to the counseling skills essential for working directly with children, adolescents, and/or emerging adults in pre-practicum, practicum, and internship settings. Students 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 and Applied Techniques in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
    This course will equip students with in-depth theoretical and applied knowledge on counseling skills and applied techniques for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. Emphasis will be placed on the conceptualization, implementation, and evaluation of psychological skills training programs. 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 720: SP&Prf Prac
  • SED CE 721: Sport & Performance Psychology Practicum II
    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.
  • 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
    Examines 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
    Provides development of advanced counseling skills by combining academic work with fieldwork, in a school or clinical setting, through a two-semester field placement under dual supervision. Required for approved counseling interns. Registration restricted to Master's students in counseling. 3 cr.