Counseling (COUN)

COUN F601      Research in Counseling and Educational Settings
3 Credits

Offered Summer

Provides an in-depth understanding of research occurring in educational and behavioral healthcare settings. Provides basic knowledge in utilizing a needs assessment and program evaluation to guide program planning and evaluate effectiveness. Addresses basic qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods and indigenous research designs. Addresses knowledge and skills for becoming critical consumers of research in education and behavioral healthcare settings.

Prerequisites: Admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F615      Foundations of Counseling
3 Credits

Offered Fall and Spring

Introduction to the philosophies, organization, patterns and techniques that aid counselors in preparing clients for responsible decision-making in modern society. Contact counseling department for semesters offered.

Prerequisites: Admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F617P      Pre-practicum
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

This course is structured as a fundamental counseling skills course, with the purpose of developing relationship building, basic assessments, goal setting, selecting client-aligned interventions, and evaluation of client outcomes required for Field Practicum. The course is designed as a content and practice-oriented skills development experience within a safe and encouraging environment. Ed. in Counseling or School Counselor Certification Program.

Prerequisites: COUN F623; COUN F647; Admission to the M.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F623      Counseling Theories and Applications I
3 Credits

Offered Fall and Summer

A survey of the major theoretical systems of counseling and psychotherapy combined with a laboratory experience focused on building microskills in counseling. Specific application of theoretical principles will be investigated, analyzed and described. Contact counseling department for semesters offered.

Prerequisites: Admittance to Counseling Program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 2 + 0

COUN F627      Developmental Interventions
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Designed to give students an opportunity for limited practice in applying developmental theory to work with children and youth. Attention is placed on assisting children and youth to accomplish developmental tasks appropriate to their psychological growth.

Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to the counseling program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F628      Child and Adolescent Development
3 Credits

Offered Fall and Summer

Focus on developmental processes and sequences of change that children experience within each developmental domain from birth through adolescence. Contact counseling department for semesters offered.

Prerequisites: Admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F629      Counseling Interventions for Adults
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Examines various intervention strategies for working primarily with adult individuals in a variety of settings. Attention is placed on assisting adults in accomplishing developmental tasks appropriate to their psychosocial growth. Descriptive intervention techniques with respect to assessing individuals in crisis will be discussed and strategies for handling those crisis situations will be examined.

Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to the Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F630      Appraisal for Counselors
3 Credits

Offered Fall and Spring

Introduction to the kinds of assessment information school and community counselors utilize in the assessment process.

Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F632      Career Development
3 Credits

Offered Spring and Summer

An introduction to the theories of career development, career choices and how to translate theory into practice. Emphasis will be on career education development and the utilization of information resources for facilitating the career choice decision-making process.

Prerequisites: COUN F615; admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F634P      Practicum in Individual Counseling
3 Credits

Offered Spring, Alternate Summer, As Demand Warrants

Supervised practice in basic counseling skills and techniques. Supervised work with one-on-one counseling relationships. Actual practice in listening, problem identification, goal setting and session management.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Counseling program; COUN F623.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 7 + 0

COUN F635      Field Practicum
3 Credits

Offered Fall and Spring

Field practicum serves as the first external training placement in the Counseling program's practicum and internship training series. This placement offers the counselor-in-training introductory exposure, experience and supervised practice in the broad scope of activities engaged in by fully credentialed school counselors or licensed professional counselors.

Prerequisites: COUN F627, COUN F628, COUN F629, COUN F638, COUN F617P or COUN F634P; admittance to the Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 5

COUN F636      Internship I
3 Credits

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer

Supervised practice in school or community setting. Focus on directed practice of particular skills relevant to the counselor's role. Weekly seminars will cover actual and role playing situations providing opportunities to operationalize theory in counseling, interventions and ethical issues.

Prerequisites: COUN F634P; admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 20

COUN F638      Adult Development
3 Credits

Offered Spring

An overview of physical, cognitive, personality and social development across the adult life span, from high school graduation through death. Major theories and research findings in the field of adult development are explored with an emphasis on examining how individuals progress through a series of predictable stages during their lifetime.

Prerequisites: COUN F615; admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F646      School Counseling
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Topics related to the role of the school counselor such as consultation, career guidance and culturally appropriate assessment.

Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

COUN F647      Professional Ethics
3 Credits

Offered Fall and Spring

The ethical standards of the American Counseling Association and the American School Counseling Association will be examined, discussed and compared. Students will be provided with opportunities to apply these general principles to specific cases. Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of these ethical codes in practice.

Prerequisites: Admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F650      Multicultural Psychopathology
3 Credits

Offered Fall

An overview of contemporary perspectives on child and adult psychological disorders from the perspective of cultural psychology. Fundamentals of therapeutic interviewing. Training in use of the DSM-IV diagnostic system. Examination of the role of culture, ethnicity, gender and social class in symptom formation and the experience of illness, and critical examination of these issues in clinical application of the DSM-IV. Training in DSM-IV cultural formulation.

Prerequisites: PSY F345; COUN F623; admittance to the Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Cross-listed with PSY F650.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F651      Counseling for Addictions
3 Credits

Offered Spring

An in depth analysis of the theoretical models explaining addiction, guiding treatment and supporting recovery. The physiological, phychological and behavioral influences of various substances and addictions and their associated classifications, are addressed. Particular attention is given to the most common substances of use in Alaska as well as rural communities in circumpolar north and the United States.

Prerequisites: COUN F650; admittance to counseling program or school counseling certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F660      Multicultural Counseling      (a)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

An examination of cultural and ethnic variables in human nature and their effect on the counseling process. Specific focus will be placed on the nature and function of culture, cultural variables in the context of the human experience, universal and culture specific aspects of the counseling process, barriers to effective cross-cultural counseling, specific ethnic and cultural considerations, and methods of intellectual training with special emphasis on Alaskan applications.

Prerequisites: Admittance to the Counseling program; or School Counseling Certification program.

Cross-listed with PSY F661.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F666      Family and Couples Counseling
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Survey of concepts and theories of function and dysfunction in the area of couples and families as social networks. Introduction to the skills necessary for intervention in these systems.

Prerequisites: COUN F623; admittance to the Counseling program; or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F667      Ethnicity and Family Studies
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

This course is designed to focus on the contribution of ethnic background to family makeup and functioning. Major ethnic groups are studied along with the counseling, social justice, and advocacy approaches appropriate to each. In a similar fashion, the overarching cultural context of relationships, including factors such as age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual values, mental and physical characteristics, education, family values, socioeconomic status, and within group as well as between group cultural differences are examined. Theories of multicultural counseling, and systems-oriented intervention strategies (couple, family, group, and community) are considered. Counselor cultural self-awareness and the role of counseling in eliminating biases, prejudice, oppression, and discrimination are emphasized.

Prerequisites: COUN F666.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F674      Group Counseling
3 Credits

Offered Spring and Summer

Kinds and types of groups with emphasis on methods, problems and skills needed in working with groups in a counseling situation.

Prerequisites: COUN F623; Admittance to the Counseling program; or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

COUN F686      Internship II
3 Credits

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer

Opportunity to perform all the activities that a regularly employed counselor is expected to perform in a school or community setting. At the completion of the internship, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to administer school and/or community counseling services.

Prerequisites: COUN F636; admittance to Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 20

COUN F687      Internship III
3 Credits

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer

The course is designed to give counseling program candidates experience and supervised practice in the broad scope of activities (i.e. record keeping, individual and group counseling, information and referral, consultation, in-service and staff/faculty meetings, supervision) engaged in by either fully credentialed school counselors or licensed professional counselors.

Prerequisites: COUN F686; admittance to the Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 20

COUN F688      Internship IV
3 Credits

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer

The course is designed to give counseling program candidates experience and supervised practice in the broad scope of activities (i.e. record keeping, individual and group counseling, information and referral, consultation, in-service and staff/faculty meetings, supervision) engaged in by either fully credentialed school counselors or licensed professional counselors.

Prerequisites: COUN F687; admittance to the Counseling program or School Counseling Certification program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 20

COUN F692      Seminar
1-6 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-6 + 0 + 0

COUN F698      Non-thesis Research/Project
1-6 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

COUN F699      Thesis
1-9 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0