Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Counseling (COUN)

COUN 539  School Counseling  (3 Credits)  

SCHOOL COUNSELING (3) A course designed to provide students with and understanding of the developmental guidance program as well as the role of the school counselor. (No prerequisites)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 593  Human Growth and Development  (3 Credits)  

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (3) A study of the genesis and transformation of psychological functions with particular reference to the acquisition of motor skills, language, attitudes, values, and group identification through the life span. (No prerequisites)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 611  Appraisal & Assessment Techniq  (3 Credits)  

APPRAISAL and ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES (3) A course with focuses on the educational and social issues related to testing and the use of test results. (Prerequisite: EPSY 831)

Prerequisite(s): EPSY 831

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 633  Counseling Research  (3 Credits)  

COUNSELING RESEARCH and PROGRAM EVALUATION (3) Students experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating research and programs. (Prerequisite: EPSY 831)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 638  Org & Admin Coun Guid Services  (3 Credits)  

ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE SERVICES (3) Introduction to planning, organizing and administering guidance services in public schools and other agencies. (Prerequisite: COUN 539 or 832)

Prerequisite(s): COUN 539 or COUN 832

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 733  Sem Soc & Cult Diff  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES (3) The analysis of selected differences in varying social and cultural groups within the urban setting. (Prerequisite: COUN 539 or 832)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 735  Coun Tech  (3 Credits)  

COUNSELING TECHNIQUES (3) Introduction to and practiced application of counseling techniques as used in today’s urban educational and/or professional settings. (Prerequisites: COUN 539 or 832 or 878 and 834)

Prerequisite(s): COUN 539 or COUN 832 or COUN 878 and COUN 593 and COUN 733 and COUN 834 and COUN 876

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 736  Supervised Counseling  (3 Credits)  

SUPERVISED COUNSELING (3) Development of counseling skills in a supervised laboratory setting. Seminar and field placement. (Prerequisites: COUN 539 or 832 or 878 and 735 and 834)

Prerequisite(s): COUN 735

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 810  Coun Children & Adolescents  (3 Credits)  

COUNSELING CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS (3) The skills, knowledge and application of counseling theories and techniques appropriate for children and adolescents. (Prerequisites: COUN 593 and COUN 834)

Prerequisite(s): COUN 593 and COUN 834

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 817  Special Topics  (3 Credits)  

SPECIAL TOPICS IN COUNSELING (3) Seminar course on rotating topics as chosen by the instructor of record. May be repeated for up to six credit hours. Not for Independent Study (Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 821  Counseling Supervision  (3 Credits)  

COUNSELING SUPERVISION (3) Knowledge and skill development in supervision in clinical and education settings. (Prerequisite: COUN 839)

Prerequisite(s): COUN 839

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 832  Community Agency Counseling  (3 Credits)  

COMMUNITY AGENCY COUNSELING (3) A course with focuses on knowledge and skills needed for professional community agency counselors with urban emphasis. (No prerequisites)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 833  Clinical Mental Health Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course focuses on the foundation of clinical mental health. The course includes an exploration of the history, philosophy, trends, and practice of clinical mental health counseling, the roles and functions of clinical supervision; professional organizations, preparation standards and other related professionnal issues. 3 credit hours per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 834  Coun & Personality Theories  (3 Credits)  

COUNSELING AND PERSONALITY THEORIES (3) An introduction to counseling and personality theories and the helping relationship. (No prerequisites)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 836  Mental Health & Psychopath  (3 Credits)  

MENTAL HEALTH and PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (3) A course with focuses on diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of clients in a clinical setting as described by the DSM (Prerequisites: COUN 539 or 832 or 878; and 593, 733, 834; and 876))

Prerequisite(s): COUN 539 or COUN 832 or COUN 878 and COUN 593 and COUN 733 and COUN 834 and COUN 876

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 838  Counseling Capstone  (3 Credits)  

A course designed to provide students with a review of foundation information learned in the program. e credit hours per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 839  Practicum I  (3 Credits)  

PRACTICUM I (3) Supervised practice an agency or school setting. Must be repeated if all contact hours are not completed in one semester. Lab fee. (Prerequisites: 36 hours of completed graduate hours including COUN 735, 736, 890, and written consent of the cooperating field setting)

Prerequisite(s): (COUN 735 and COUN 736 and COUN 836 and COUN 890)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 840  Practicum II  (3 Credits)  

PRACTICUM II (3) Supervised practice in an agency or school setting. Must be repeated if all contact hours are not completed in one semester. Lab fee. (Prerequisites: completion of COUN 839 and written consent of the cooperating field setting)

Prerequisite(s): COUN 839

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 841  Family Counseling  (3 Credits)  

FAMILY COUNSELING (3) Study of the various theories of family counseling and therapy with emphasis on applications in educational and community environments. (Prerequisites: COUN 539 or 832 or 878; and 593, 733, 834, and 876)

Prerequisite(s): COUN 539 or COUN 832 or COUN 878 and COUN 593 and COUN 733 and COUN 834 and COUN 876

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 843  Play Therapy  (3 Credits)  

PLAY THERAPY (3) A course designed for the purpose of studying theory, techniques, and issues related to counseling using play therapy. (Prerequisites: COUN 539 or 832 or 878; and 593, 733, 810, 834, and 876)

Prerequisite(s): COUN 539 or COUN 832 or COUN 878 and COUN 593 and COUN 733 and COUN 834 and COUN 876

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 845  Crisis Intervention  (3 Credits)  

CRISIS INTERVENTION (3) Study of the theory and methods of delivering crisis counseling in educational and community environments. (Prerequisites: COUN 539 or 832 or 878; and 593, 733, 834, and 876)

Prerequisite(s): COUN 539 or COUN 832 or COUN 878 and COUN 593 and COUN 733 and COUN 834 and COUN 876

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 847  Consultation Theory & Practice  (3 Credits)  

This course will provide an overview of consultation theories for the professional counselot and help students develop consultation skills for school, agencies and other clinical organizational settings. 3 credit hours.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 851  Substance Abuse Counseling  (3 Credits)  

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING (3) A course focusing on models, counseling strategies, techniques and skill development involved in substance abuse treatment. (Prerequisites: COUN 539 or 832 or 878; and 593, 733, 834, and 876)

Prerequisite(s): COUN 539 or COUN 832 or COUN 878 and COUN 593 and COUN 733 and COUN 834 and COUN 876

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 852  Addictions Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course covers the theory, research and practive of addictions counseling. Exploration of prevention and intervention of substance sbuse, gambling, food, drugs and other types of addictions are included in this course. 3 credit hours per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 860  Pre-Practicum  (3 Credits)  

This is a supervised pre-practicum experiencein an approved agency, rehabilitation, or schoo site. Students must complete a minimum of 130 hours are required. Seminar and field experience. 3 credit hours per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 861  Internship I  (3 Credits)  

This is a supervised counseling practive in an aproved agency, rehablitation, or school site. Must repeat if alal contact hoursare not completed in a semester. Students receive training and engage in appropiate counseling practices with clinical staff/profesional counselors, must complete 300 clock hours. 3 credit hours.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 862  Internship II  (3 Credits)  

This is a spuervised practice in an aproved agency, rehabilitation, or school site. Must repeat if all contact hours are not completee in a semester. Students receive training and engage in appropiate counseling practices with clinical staff/professional counselors; must complete 300 clock hours. 3 credit hours per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 876  Career and Lifestyle Dev  (3 Credits)  

CAREER AND LIFESTYLE DEVELOPMENT (3) The study of techniques and theories used by counselors to assist individuals in making informed choices for future career development. (No prerequisites)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 878  Intro to Rehabilitation Coun  (3 Credits)  

INTRODUCTION TO REHABILITATION COUNSELING (3) An introduction to the field of rehabilitation counseling to include processes, facilities, and personnel involved (No prerequisites)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 879  Med Psy Aspect Disability  (3 Credits)  

MEDICAL and PSYHOCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS TO DISABILITIES (3) A course focusing on medical aspects of disabilities, medical terminology, and functional implications of disabilities. (No prerequisites)

Prerequisite(s): COUN 878

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 890  Group Counseling  (3 Credits)  

GROUP CONSELING (3) A course which develops knowledge and understanding of current group practices and knowledge of organizing, facilitating and evaluating groups. (Prerequisites: COUN 735 and COUN 736)

Prerequisite(s): COUN 735 and COUN 736

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 895  Ethics & Prof Issues Coun  (3 Credits)  

ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN COUNSELING (3) A general survey of professional, ethical and legal concerns facing the practicing counselor as applicable to school and community agencies in the urban setting. For licensure/certification (No prerequisites)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 896  Advanced Ethics  (3 Credits)  

A course in professional counseling ethics with emphasis on profesional practice, records management, overview of business/family law and the study of current rules of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. 3 credit hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): COUN 895

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 910  Counseling the Adolescent  (3 Credits)  

COUNSELING THE ADOLESCENT (3) Growth and development of adolescents will be examined. Peer pressure will be explored as related to social growth. Focus will be placed in adolescent issues and therapeutic treatment.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 911  Ind Appraisal In Coun  (3 Credits)  

INDIVIDUAL APPRAISAL IN GUIDANCE (3) Analysis and techniques of individual appraisal in guidance and counseling services.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 912  Prin & Found Of Coun  (3 Credits)  

PRINCIPLES AND FOUNDATIONS (3) Philosophical, psychological and Sociological concepts fundamental to guidance and related professions; rationales and models designed to integrate guidance functions and curriculum.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 913  Coun & Ind Case Work  (3 Credits)  

COUNSELING AND INDIVIDUAL CASEWORK (3) Consideration is given to the counseling process, theories of behavior underlying different approaches to counseling.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 914  Supervised Counseling  (3 Credits)  

SUPERVISED COUNSELING (3-6) This course is designed to demonstrate skill development utilization modifications of the Micro-counseling Model in a laboratory setting. Individual study with a weekly seminar. May be repeated.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 915  Vocational Assessment  (3 Credits)  

VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT (3) A study of various methods, instruments, and techniques used in determining occupational aptitudes and interest of students.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 916  Sem Comm Col Stu Pers Servs  (3 Credits)  

STUDENT PERSONNEL SERVICE (3) An examination and investigation of critical issues in community college personnel work. Seminar reports required.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 917  Sem IICounseling  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR II-COUNSELING SOCIAL ISSUES (3) Courses for advanced students in guidance who wish to make a study of specific problems of their own choosing.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 918  Probs In Coun  (3-6 Credits)  

SEMINAR III-URBAN ISSUES IN COUNSELING (3-6) A course affording the opportunity and challenge of self-directive, independent study, enabling the student to pursue needed study in a field appropriate to the curriculum design. Hours to be arranged.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 919  Internship  (3 Credits)  

INTERNSHIP (6) Application of academic preparation in a professional employment setting. Independent study with weekly consultation. Hours to be arranged. May be repeated.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 920  Research in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

RESEARCH IN COUNSELING (3) Research methods related to counseling issues will be studied. Develop research models for mental health counseling.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 941  Parent & Family Counseling  (3 Credits)  

PARENT AND FAMILY COUNSELING (3) The study of family systems and effective strategy for urban family intervention. (Prerequisite: Approval of instructor)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 942  Marriage & Couples Counseling  (3 Credits)  

MARRIAGE/COUPLES COUNSELING (3) Application of relationship counseling theory to the study of individual development, interpersonal relationships, marital systems, and conflict resolution. (Prerequisite: Approval of instructor)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 943  Child Coun & Play Therapy  (3 Credits)  

CHILD COUNSELING AND PLAY THERAPY (3) The study of learning and behavioral patterns of children and the utilization of play media to facilitate self-expression, selfunderstanding, and personal growth and development.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 944  Topics in Aging  (3 Credits)  

TOPICS IN AGING (3) In-depth analysis and discussion of selected significant subjects in aging and geriatrics.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 951  Drugs & Addiction  (3 Credits)  

DRUGS AND ADDICTION (3) The special application of principles of drugs and addiction to the urban population.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 989  Seminar in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR IN COUNSELING: CASE MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT (6) Application of clinical diagnosis with use of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) specifically using the diagnostic tree. Treatment plans and case management for short and long-term goals are explored.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling

COUN 999  Dissertation  (3-12 Credits)  

DISSERTATION (6) Research for dissertation. Hours to be arranged.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Counseling