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COUN 100 : Relationship Studies in College and University

Prerequisites: None
Description: Examination of contemporary interpersonal relationship formation for college and university students, from youth to adulthood. Analysis of the impact of social networks, role models, multicultural influences, and current family structures. Application of counseling principles to managing life transitions.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

COUN 280 : Empowering Poor Families to Graduate Out of Poverty

Prerequisites: None
Description: Cross listed with H ED 280. For course description, see H ED 280. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 325 : Selected Problems In Counseling

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 6 units when different problems are considered.
Units: 1-3

COUN 325 : College Success Skills

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: To help students learn about their own behavior; to teach students how habits are formed and can be broken. To focus particularly on self-defeating behaviors which prevent students from doing their best work in college. To share the learning of skills which can maximize the positive aspects of going to college.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 325 : Leadership and Student Development in Residence Halls

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and resident assistant or community adviser status or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to contemporary issues in student development and leadership as it applies to college and university residence halls. Overview of theories, methods, applications, skills, and special topics in the field. Particular emphasis on student paraprofessional work.
Units: 3

COUN 325 : Mental Health Advocate Training

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Leadership, communication, peer education, mental health and advocacy skills for self and others as preparation for participation in the Mental Health Initiative Peer to Peer Program. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 325 : Outreach Training

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Designed to prepare students to become SF State Ambassadors, campus outreach representatives that provide tours and preadmissions advising to prospective students.
Units: 2

COUN 325 : Peer Counselor Training

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced leadership, communication, peer advising skills, as well as University rules, regulations, and services. Students take a meaningful role in the undergraduate orientation and/or peer advising program. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 425 : Advanced Peer Advising

Prerequisites: COUN 325 Peer Counselor Training.
Description: Advanced leadership, communication and peer advising skills. Students take a meaningful role in the undergraduate orientation and/or peer advising program. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.
Units: 2

COUN 450 : AIDS and People of Color in the U.S.

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The political, psychological, social, and economical impact of AIDS/HIV infection on diverse cultural backgrounds. Prevention and educational strategies. This course is offered as COUN 450 and RRS 460. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - AIDS: The Modern Epidemic
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3

COUN 605 : Peer Counseling Skills Seminar

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with COUN 606.
Description: Peer counseling training: counseling methods and techniques, practice, and supervised field placements. (ABC/NC grading; CR/NC allowed.) [CSL may be available; consult Bulletin index for page reference.]
Units: 1-3

COUN 606 : Introduction to Peer Counseling Skills

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with COUN 605.
Description: Clinical processes to help individual students learn listening, responding, interpretation, decision-making, program development, implementation, and evaluation skills. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 607 : Advanced Peer Counseling Seminar

Prerequisites: COUN 605/606.
Description: Peer counselor training: methods, techniques, practice, and supervised field placement. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3

COUN 608 : Advanced Peer Education Internship

Prerequisites: COUN 605 and COUN 606, or consent of instructor
Description: Students develop, plan and provide workshops and other forms of outreach and prevention education on topics of sexual assault, substance abuse, sexuality, and HIV/AIDS. May be repeated for a total of six units for degree credit. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 625 : Selected Problems in Counseling

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated for a total of 6 units when different problems are considered.
Units: 1-3

COUN 630 : Legal Center Training I

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Interviewing and legal information to function appropriately in the Legal Center 3-4 hours per week.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 631 : Legal Center Training II

Prerequisites: COUN 630, consent of instructor, and upper division standing.
Description: Practice in interviewing skills and additional legal information for staffing the Legal Center 4 hours per week.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 632 : Student Leadership Development

Prerequisites: Must hold current student organization or government leadership position.
Description: Leadership and leadership styles: analysis and observations of others' leadership.
Units: 3

COUN 690 : Field of Counseling I

Prerequisites: PSY 200 or graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Professional identity for career, college, marriage and family, rehabilitation, school, gerontological counseling. Career decision-making, mid-life, career change, pre-retirement guidance, and mental illness. Computer technology and counseling. History, ethics, and self-awareness. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Multicultural Human Relations
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 691 : Multicultural Human Relations

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Psychosocial perspectives on attitudes, knowledge, and insights essential to effective multicultural relationships and the examination of culture as it relates to ethnicity, gender, physical and learning abilities, race, sexual orientation, and class. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
General Education:
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Intensive study of a particular problem under direction of a department member. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open to enrolled students only. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1-3

COUN 700 : Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Prerequisites: Approved undergraduate course in personality theories and consent of instructor; restricted to MS Counseling, Counseling-MFCC, Rehab Counseling majors.
Description: Theories of counseling and personality. Counseling process and practice relating to major approaches; therapeutic practices with illustration of relevant techniques and cases. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 702 : Developmental Foundations for Counselors

Prerequisites: Approved undergraduate course in lifespan human development and consent of instructor; restricted to MS Counseling, Counseling-MFCC, Rehab Counseling majors.
Description: Theories of human development and learning; adaptive behavior to normal development and congenital and traumatic disability; dynamics of family, home, and societal influences and implications for counseling. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

COUN 703 : Psychological Foundations for Counselors

Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in psychopathology or abnormal behavior and consent of instructor.
Description: Theories of mental health and mental illness, classification of behavior disorders, diagnosis and prognosis, psychological impairment, psychological issues related to physical disability; implications for counseling and therapeutic interventions. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 704 : Psychosocial Aspects of Disability and Chronic Illness

Prerequisites: COUN 762 and 766. Enrolled rehabilitation counseling student or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of psychological and social aspects of disability and chronic illness. Definitions and models of disability and chronic illness, societal response, environmental factors, and individual response to disability and chronic illness. Impact of disability and chronic illness on the family. Adjustment to disability and cultural issues. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

COUN 705 : Counseling Practicum

Prerequisites: Contracted with an approved field training site. Students must be matriculated as graduate students in the counseling department at SF State. COUN 702 (may be concurrently enrolled). Must be taken concurrently with COUN 706.
Description: Initial practicum experience. Clinical interviewing skills. Development of clinically and culturally competent interviewing, assessment and intervention skills that reflect an integration of a counselor's understanding of oneself and others as well as the integration of counseling theories that inform interventions. (CR/NC grading only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 2-3

COUN 706 : Counseling Skills and Process

Prerequisites: COUN 702 (may be taken concurrently). Contracted with an approved field training site. Students must be matriculated as graduate students in counsing department at SF State. Must be taken concurrently with COUN 705. Must earn a grade of B or better.
Description: Development of self-awareness, knowledge, and skills as the relate to clinical interviewing. Development of basic clinical skills in relationship to the design of client intervention, including interviewing, rapport building, assessment, case conceptualization, crisis management. Development of basic sense of self in clinical interviewing; individual growth in clinical process. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3

COUN 714 : Writing for Counselors

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in counseling or consent of instructor.
Description: Designed to develop graduate writing skills for counseling students, strengthen writing organization and report writing, learn to integrate bibliographic sources and use APA style. May not be used to meet ATC requirement. (CR/NC only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

COUN 715 : Assessment in Counseling

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Clinical process of testing; individual counselor's ability to clinically analyze and interpret assessment instruments, including diagnostic tests for various counseling specializations. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 716 : Professional Seminar I--Structural Elements in School Counseling

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Institutional structure and culture of schools, relevant laws and ethics, trends in guidance and counseling and design of comprehensive counseling programs. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 2-4

COUN 716 : Professional Seminar I--Structural Elements in School Counseling

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Institutional structure and culture of schools, relevant laws and ethics, trends in guidance and counseling and design of comprehensive counseling programs. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

COUN 717 : Professional Seminar II--Functional Elements in School Counseling

Prerequisites: COUN 716.
Description: Normative roles of school counselors in a changing world, provides skills to address issues and develop a school counseling philosophy. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 2-4

COUN 717 : Professional Seminar II--Functional Elements in School Counseling

Prerequisites: COUN 716.
Description: Normative roles of school counselors in a changing world, provides skills to address issues and develop a school counseling philosophy. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 718 : Professional Seminar III--Professional Issues in School Counseling

Prerequisites: COUN 716 and 717.
Description: Professional issues, aspects of professional identity, and development of understanding of a systems theoretical approach to working in schools. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 2-4

COUN 718 : Professional Seminar III--Professional Issues in School Counseling

Prerequisites: COUN 716 and 717.
Description: Professional issues, aspects of professional identity, and development of understanding of a systems theoretical approach to working in schools. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

COUN 719 : Behavior Management

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and ecobehavioral theory and intervention applied to human behavior change. Primary focus on classroom behavior management. This course is offered as COUN 719 and PSY 857. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 720 : Career Couseling

Prerequisites: Enrolled counseling graduate student.
Description: Dynamics of vocational choice and occupational adjustments; social learning and developmental tasks, educational and vocational information; counseling process in occupational planning. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 1-3

COUN 720 : Career Couseling

Prerequisites: Enrolled counseling graduate student.
Description: Dynamics of vocational choice and occupational adjustments; social learning and developmental tasks, educational and vocational information; counseling process in occupational planning. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

COUN 720 : Career Couseling

Prerequisites: Enrolled counseling graduate student.
Description: Dynamics of vocational choice and occupational adjustments; social learning and developmental tasks, educational and vocational information; counseling process in occupational planning. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 721 : Computer Applications in Counseling

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Use of computers for advising, course registration/reservation, articulation between high schools, colleges and community colleges; test scoring and interpretation, career guidance, and computer assisted instruction. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

COUN 727 : Advanced Career Counseling

Prerequisites: COUN 720 or COUN 778 and consent of instructor.
Description: Techniques in conducting personal career research and informational interviews; skills and knowledge necessary to establish a viable career placement center. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 735 : Advanced Practicum and Internship

Prerequisites: COUN 705, COUN 706, and consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with COUN 736.
Description: Supervised internship for 12 hours minimum a week in appropriate clinical facilities. CR/NC grading only. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 2-3

COUN 736 : Advanced Counseling Process

Prerequisites: COUN 700 (may be taken concurrently), COUN 705, and COUN 706. Must be contracted with an approved field training site. Enrolled counseling graduate student.
Description: Clinical counseling case analysis; individual counselor growth assessment, management, and disposition of clients. Second semester of field placement. Rehabilitation Counseling students must take section with a CRC. Career and College Counseling students may take COUN 736 prior to completing COUN 703. Must earn grade of B or better. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 737 : Psychopharmacology in Counseling

Prerequisites: Graduate standing, graduate degree, or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to the psychophysiology of mental disorders and to psychiatric medications; major classes of psychiatric medications and their side effects. (CR/NC grading only)
Units: 2

COUN 738 : Addictions

Prerequisites: Enrolled counseling student.
Description: Dynamics, behaviors, biochemical processes, and treatment interventions related to addictions, including chemical, behavioral, and psychological. Recovery models emphasized. Legal and cultural factors incorporated. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 741 : Crisis Counseling for Counselors

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; preference to SFSU counseling graduate students.
Description: Current theories and practice related to trauma and crisis intervention. Focused on impact of crises and other traumatic events and basic intervention counseling strategies for helping survivors make meaning of their experiences to envision new possibilities. (Plus-minus AB/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 748 : Rehabilitation Assistive Technology

Prerequisites: COUN 762 (may be taken concurrently).
Description: Utilization and application of existing technologies to solve client rehabilitation problems in communication, mobility, daily living, and work.
Units: 3

COUN 750 : Planning for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons from Culturally Diverse and Underserved Groups

Prerequisites: COUN 751, COUN 752, and consent of instructor.
Description: Resources and rehabilitation processes specific to deaf and hard of hearing adolescents and working age adults. Understanding culturally diverse and underserved population issues. Identifying impact of students' own cultural experiences and identity.
Units: 2

COUN 751 : Psycho-social Implications of Deafness and Hearing Loss from an Early Age

Prerequisites: Graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Psycho-social assessment; language and communications preferences and level; social and other developmental issues; role of cultural/linguistic history; readiness for work. May be repeated for a total of 2 units.
Units: 1

COUN 752 : Psycho-social Implications of Deafness and Hearing Loss After the Acquisition of Language

Prerequisites: None
Description: Communication and psycho-social differences among people with early and late onset deafness. Mental health implications, rehabilitation and social support options, vocational functioning and rehabilitation needs of persons deafened. May be repeated for a total of 2 units.
Units: 1

COUN 753 : Mental Health Assessment of Deaf, Deafened, and Hard of Hearing Persons

Prerequisites: COUN 703 or consent of instructor.
Description: Mental health assessment applied to deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing individuals; implications of culture, mental status examinations, family, educational, psycho-social history, and DSM IV diagnostic criteria for vocational planning. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 units.
Units: 1

COUN 755 : Hearing Loss for Rehabilitation Counselors

Prerequisites: Graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Audiological services for deaf, hard of hearing, and deafened adults. Components of communication and sound; hearing mechanisms; types, degrees, and configurations of hearing loss; medical implications and rehabilitation services. May be repeated for a total of 2 units.
Units: 1

COUN 757 : Psychological Testing of Deaf, Deafened, and Hard of Hearing Persons

Prerequisites: COUN 715 or consent of instructor.
Description: Testing for deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing persons; categories of testing, appropriate referral questions, differences in testing approaches, norm grouping issues, diagnoses. May be repeated for a total of 2 units.
Units: 1

COUN 759 : Substance Abuse Issues when Working with Deaf, Deafened, and Hard of Hearing Persons

Prerequisites: None
Description: Chemical dependency assessment with deaf and hard of hearing individuals, treatment and intervention strategies; continuum of care, drug/alcohol and HIV/AIDS education and prevention, relapse prevention, self-help groups, ethical considerations. May be repeated for a total of 2 units.
Units: 1

COUN 760 : Deaf Culture and Mental Health

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Highlights how deaf culture may affect delivery of mental health and counseling services. Participants learn to identify potential cultural influences on effective counseling process.
Units: 1

COUN 762 : Professional Identity and Ethical Behavior

Prerequisites: Enrolled counseling graduate student.
Description: The field of rehabilitation as a field of professional service; the roles and functions of rehabilitation counselors; the philosophical and political underpinnings of the discipline of rehabilitation counseling; and the growth and interrelationship of public and private rehabilitation agencies. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

COUN 766 : Medical, Functional, and Environmental Aspects of Disability and Chronic Illness

Prerequisites: Graduate student in counseling and COUN 762.
Description: Basic understanding of human body, medical terminology related to physical, psychiatric, cognitive, sensory, and developmental conditions over the lifespan. Focus on functional impact and environmental impacts of these conditions. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 778 : Career Counseling: Applications to Rehabilitation Populations

Prerequisites: COUN 766 and enrolled counseling graduate student.
Description: Career development theories, career decision-making models, interrelationships between work, family, and other life roles; multicultural issues in career development; use of occupational information in vocational development, adjustment, and rehabilitation process; problems and procedrues in job development for people with disabilities. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

COUN 792 : Seminar for Counselors in Student Personnel Services

Prerequisites: Counseling major or consent of instructor.
Description: Organization, management, and delivery of college student services: organizational theory, management strategies and styles, program development, management, implementation, evaluation. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

COUN 793 : Organization and Administration of Student Services in Higher Education

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Seminar in organization and management of college student services: organizational theory, development, structures; management strategies and styles, decision making, management by objectives, administrative models; staff development; evaluation; accountability, budget planning, management; program development, evaluation; legal issues. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 794 : Seminar in Research

Prerequisites: Graduate status in counseling or consent of instructor.
Description: Identification and analysis of research problems related to health and human services; research methodology and techniques, including designs appropriate to clinical research problems including critique and interpretation of research reports. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 811 : Group Counseling Process

Prerequisites: COUN 706 and consent of instructor.
Description: Instruction in group counseling dynamics: clinical analysis of group counseling sessions conducted by students. Focus on professional growth as a group counselor. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

COUN 820 : Counseling the Older Adult

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Individual and group counseling; couples and family counseling with the older adult; sexuality, lifestyle, and economics of older adults. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 2-3

COUN 820 : Counseling the Older Adult

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Individual and group counseling; couples and family counseling with the older adult; sexuality, lifestyle, and economics of older adults. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

COUN 825 : Seminar on Selected Problems in Counseling

Prerequisites: Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated as topics vary.
Units: 1-3

COUN 827 : The Consultation Process

Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
Description: Dynamics of the consultation process; implications for various specialists in developing effective working relationships with teachers and parents.
Units: 1-3

COUN 827 : The Consultation Process

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Dynamics of the consultation process; implications for various specialists in developing effective working relationships with teachers and parents.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 827 : The Consultation Process

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Dynamics of the consultation process; implications for various specialists in developing effective working relationships with teachers and parents.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

COUN 833 : Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling

Prerequisites: Enrolled counseling graduate student.
Description: Self-examination, knowledge expansion and skill building regarding multiple dimensions of culture - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical and learning abilities. Exploration of systems of privelege, oppression, the cultural assumptions of counseling, the role of the counselor as change agent. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 840 : Wellness, Recovery and Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Social Work and Mental Health

Prerequisites: S W 810 or mental health experience and consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with S W 840. For course description, see S W 840. [May not be repeated under alternate prefix.] (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

COUN 850 : Second Specialization Internship

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Internship for individuals who are not in a practicum and need university monitoring to accrue hours. CR/NC grading only. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 2-3

COUN 850 : Second Specialization Internship

Prerequisites: Enrolled graduate counseling student; COUN 736 with passing grade.
Description: Fieldwork or internship monitoring and supervision. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 1

COUN 850 : Second Specialization Internship

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Internship for individuals who are not in a practicum and need university monitoring to accrue hours. (CR/NC grading only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 850 : Second Specialization Internship

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Internship for individuals who are not in a practicum and need university monitoring to accrue hours. (CR/NC grading only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 857 : Law and Ethics for Counselors

Prerequisites: Enrolled counseling graduate student.
Description: Legal and ethical responsibilities of counselors: confidentiality, privilege, reporting; legal obligations regarding professional practice and liability; professional codes of ethics; laws relating to minors, marriage, and the family; child abuse assessment and intervention; partner violence assessment and intervention. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 858 : Couple and Family Counseling I

Prerequisites: COUN 700, COUN 706, and consent of instructor.
Description: Major theoretical approaches: analytic, behavioral, systems, intergenerational, and existential. Reading, demonstrations, activities emphasize working with couples. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 859 : Counseling Aspects of Sexuality

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or onsent of instructor.
Description: Major sexual problems encountered in counseling; causes; counseling approaches; techniques and treatments; clinical implications including feminine orientations. Satisfies MFCC requirements for child sexual abuse and human sexuality. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 860 : Couple and Family Counseling II

Prerequisites: COUN 858 and consent of instructor.
Description: Applied psychotherapeutic techniques in working with families and relationships. Emphasis on direct experience working with families through simulations, demonstrations, case material. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 861 : Seminar on Child Treatment

Prerequisites: COUN 736 and consent of instructor.
Description: Concepts, processes, techniques of child and adolescent treatment, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, and psychotherapeutic treatment. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 870 : Case Management and Special Topics in Rehabilitation Counseling

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; COUN 704, COUN 762, and COUN 766; priority enrollment to counseling graduate student.
Description: Roles and functions of case management, case load management, and contemporary rehabilitation services beyond public vocational rehabilitation including psychiatric rehabilitation, school-to-work transition, disability management, forensic rehabilitation, insurance programs, aging and life care planning, and community-based services. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 886 : Assistive Technology Internship

Prerequisites: COUN 748 (may be concurrent) and consent of instructor.
Description: Internship in rehabilitation settings where assistive technology is utilized to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities.
Units: 1-4

COUN 890 : Integrative Counseling and Internship

Prerequisites: Enrolled counseling graduate student; COUN 735 and COUN 736. Contracted with an approved field training site.
Description: Integrate and apply counseling constructs: assessment, diagnosis, treatment, planning, clinical interventions, law and ethics, and therapeutic relationships. Emphasis on professional identity as counselors. Proficiency in recovery models. Oversight of fieldwork. Must earn a grade of B or better. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

COUN 891 : Case Studies and Internship Seminar

Prerequisites: Graduate student in counseling and contracted with an approved field training site. Must be taken concurrently with COUN 892.
Description: Advanced counseling and case study analysis for counselor trainees. Multicultural counseling competence and integration of empirically based interventions. Internship supervision and coaching. Must earn a grade of B or better. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 892 : Culminating Experience for Counselors

Prerequisites: Graduate student in counseling and contracted with an approved field training site; COUN 890. Must be taken currently with COUN 891; consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: Culminating experience paper demonstrating competent ability to apply knowledge of counseling theory to the field. Paper synthesizes knowledge, skills, and abilities learned during the course of the counseling program. Emphasizes writing a scholarly, professional paper integrating field placement experience and academic knowledge. May be repeated with consent of department chair. (CR/NC/RP grading only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

COUN 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: None
Description: Special study under the direction of a department member. Open only to graduate students of demonstrated ability to do independent work. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 1-3
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