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CNDV 5302 Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Theories of individual counseling with an emphasis on techniques and applications. Level 1 course required prior to CNDV 5310 & 5312.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5311 Individual Counseling Theories & Techniques

Theories of individual counseling with an emphasis on techniques and applications. Level 1 course required prior to CNDV 5310 & 5312.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5381 Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling

An intensive exploration of the dynamics of interpersonal relationships, including family and social issues. A critical analysis of various techniques and approaches will be established. Development of personal counseling skills will be of major concern. Prerequisites: CNDV 5322, CNDV 5311.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5312 Group Counseling Theories & Techniques

An analysis of group counseling theories, processes and techniques; pre-practicum course.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5323 Career Development

A focus on theories of vocational choice, vocational assessment, sources of occupational and educational information and the career decision process. Prerequisites: CNDV 5301 or permission of instructor.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5334 Measurement and Assessment

Provides an understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation to include basic statistical concepts; standardized and nonstandardized testing; strategies for selecting, administering and interpreting assessment; and evaluation instruments in educational and counseling settings.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5320 Multicultural Counseling

Studies in human diversity and cultural issues. Identifies the implications for counseling and learning and strategies for cross cultural effectiveness in various settings.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5322 Professionalism, Ethics and the Law

An overview of the profession with an emphasis on legal issues, ethical principles and professional standards of conduct in the area of counseling.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5301 Human Growth and Development

A study of normal human development and the stages of physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth from prenatal origins through old age.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5350 Abnormal Human Behavior

A study of various symptom categories in psychopathology. The course will include an analysis of the diagnostic categories as well as the research concerning etiology and treatment. Prerequisites: Approval of instructor or 12 semester hours of CNDV coursework.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5310 Counseling Skills

An introduction of facilitation skills and theory. In depth analysis and demonstration of various facilitation techniques for use with counseling clients.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5351 Consultation

This course has an emphasis on developing consultation skills for the counselor. Methods and techniques to assist the counselor in implementing appropriate consultation skills for problem management, intervention or prevention.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5324 Substance Abuse Counseling

A focus on theories of vocational choice, vocational assessment, sources of occupational and educational information and the career decision process. Prerequisites: CNDV 5301 or permission of instructor.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5353 Research and Program Evaluation

This course introduces students to counseling research and provides them with a foundation in the design of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method approaches to research and program evaluation in counseling. An emphasis is placed on evaluating research and applying research outcomes to practice. Students are exposed to legal and ethical issues associated with human subjects' protection.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5352 Crisis Prevention & Intervention

An intensive exploration of the dynamics of interpersonal relationships, including family and social issues. A critical analysis of various techniques and approaches will be established. Development of personal counseling skills will be of major concern. Prerequisites: CNDV 5322, CNDV 5311.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5380a Seminar (Lamar Academic Residency 1)

Students will have the opportunity to develop the skills and multicultural competencies needed for practice as a clinical mental health counselor. The online modality will afford students the opportunity to prepare for the face-to-face format and also to process the face to face experience via discussion board and written assignment. The face to face interaction will provide students with the opportunity to develop clinical skills; prepare for practicum and internship; participate in special topic presentations, and participate in academic advising sessions. Students will complete individual counseling skills tapes as part of the face-to-face experience.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5380b Seminar (Lamar Academic Residency 2)

Students will have the opportunity to develop advanced individual and group counseling skills. The online modality will afford students the opportunity to prepare for the face-to-face format and also to process the face to face experience via discussion board and written assignment. All students will participate in 10 hours of group counseling work. Students will also receive special topic lectures related to professional credentialing and certification/licensure exams. Students will complete individual counseling skills tapes as part of the face-to-face experience.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5392 Practicum

A field-based course of supervised observation and practice of guidance and counseling in an agency setting. Prerequisite: Must be within 6 semester hours (excluding practicum) of completing program requirements before beginning internship. A maximum of one additional course may be taken any semester in which a student is enrolled in a practicum.

Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5394a Internships 1

A field-based course of supervised observation and practice of guidance and counseling in an agency setting. Prerequisite: CNDV 5310, 5311, 5312 and within 6 semester hours (excluding practicum) of completing program requirements before beginning internship. A maximum of one additional course may be taken any semester in which a student is enrolled in a practicum.

Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CNDV 5394b Internships 2

A field-based course of supervised observation and practice of guidance and counseling in an agency setting. Prerequisite: CNDV 5310, 5311, 5312 and within 6 semester hours (excluding practicum) of completing program requirements before beginning internship. A maximum of one additional course may be taken any semester in which a student is enrolled in a practicum.

Duration: 11 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

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