Course Descriptions

Descriptions pertain to the Summer semester only and are taken from the 2013-14 Graduate Catalog.

CPY 535 Career and Lifestyle Development [3]
This course is designed to facilitate student development of knowledge, skills and competencies to engage in counseling clients with career issues; to utilize occupational/career resources including technology-based resources and assessments; to examine theories of career development and decision-making; to develop the ability to evaluate and implement appropriate assessments; to collaborate with clients in identifying personal and career goals; and to organize and implement program planning and techniques and do so in a diversity of work settings. The interrelationship of work, family, relationships, geographic location, leisure, cultural diversity, gender roles, economic trends, oppression, diverse life roles, and other sociopolitical factors are explored in relation to career and lifestyle issues in comprehending the career narrative of clients.  Lab fee will be assessed. Prerequisites: CPY 525, CPY 530, or permission.

CPY 540 Advanced Theory and Practice of Group Counseling [3]
This course is designed to train students in the fundamental concepts and skills necessary to lead counseling and therapy groups. Course activities include lecture, demonstration, discussion of assigned readings, and experience as member and leader in simulated counseling and therapy groups. Prerequisites: CPY 525, CPY 530.

CPY 545 Legal, Professional, and Ethical Issues in Counseling [3]
This course examines ethical and legal standards, their evolution, methods of change, and applications to various counseling professional activities. Professional counseling organizations, standards of preparation, certifications, licensure and the role identity and professional obligations of counselors are addressed. Prerequisite: CPY 525 or permission.

CPY 559 Professional Seminar in Family and Relationship Therapy [1]
This seminar investigates the implications of professional issues unique to marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy, including ethical and legal considerations; professional organizations, preparation standards, and credentialing bodies pertaining to the practice of marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy (e.g., the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy); the role of marital, couple, and family counselors/therapists in a variety of practice settings and in relation to other helping professionals; and research and technology applications in marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy. The professional identity of the family and relationship therapist is discussed. Prerequisite: CPY 550.

CPY 560 Community Counseling and Crisis Intervention [3]
This course explores the roles and functions of counselors as they practice in diverse communities. Specifically the course will provide students with an understanding of the socio-economic and political influences that affect the availability of mental health services as well as public access to community counseling agencies and organizations. It will also review public policy, funding, administration, and program evaluation in community counseling. Students will gain knowledge and skills to assist individuals and families during times of crisis and trauma, including suicide prevention/intervention strategies and civil commitment procedures. Finally, the course will address the role counselors can play during times of community disaster. Prerequisites: CPY 515, CPY 525.

CPY 603 Addictive Disorders [3]
This course includes research and theories of substance use and abuse as well as principles and practices for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of substance abuse and addiction. The diversity of addictions is studied including dual diagnoses and interrelationship of addictive modalities. Students will develop specific strategies for working with addictive clients, knowledge about referral resources, and promotion of responsible behavior.

PSY 660: Pre-Practicum in Counseling and Social Justice Advocacy [1]
This pre-practicum course introduces graduate counseling students to clinical mental health delivery systems, practice settings, and professional social justice advocacy roles through service learning in community organizations and agencies. Students are expected to participate in 200 hours of field work experience during their first two years in the program as partial fulfillment of the pre-degree experience requirements for Florida licensure. These community engagement activities involve on-site experience in agencies and with community organizations that will culminate prior to beginning practicum. Enrollment in this course will be the summer immediately prior to the semester of enrollment in PSY 680: Practicum and Internship I in a Clinical Mental Health Setting and is a graded as a credit/no-credit course.