For undergraduates unsure of their academic and/or career direction. Helps students explore their interests, skills, values and the world of work; provides decision-making strategies to aid in future career and life decisions.
Are you interested in learning about how to help others? Interested in being a counselor? This course will provide an introduction to the profession of counseling. Learn more about the variety of roles and responsibilities of mental health professionals and how you can learn how to help others.
Physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development in adolescents with emphasis on interaction of various aspects of development within an environmental context; focus on normal development with exploration of special problems of adolescents, e.g., substance abuse, teen-age pregnancy, eating disorders and delinquency; critical study, and discussion of literature on adolescence and interviews with adolescents.
Literature on normal development of adult thinking and problem-solving processes and the self esteem. Physiological changes and relationship between cognitive development and developmental tasks of adults included.
Basic counseling theories and philosophical principles as a foundation for professional training including history, concepts, techniques and trends.
Focus on advanced practice issues and (doctoral students only) integration of theory and practice.
Psychological instruments used to assess social, educational, emotional, personality, language, intellectual, behavioral, and perceptual development of adolescents; required practice in administering instruments.
Administration, scoring and interpretation of objective and projective personality-assessment techniques, the DSM IV, diagnostic categories, report-writing skills, ethical standards for testing. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: counseling or school of psychology Ph.D. student or instructor approval.
Historical and philosophical basis of modern psychological theories; basic issues as related to major school of psychology.
This course provides students in Counseling Psychology with experience in individual intelligence, learning and memory, and neurocognitive screening test administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing. Each student has an opportunity to administer various cognitive measures, with particular emphasis on the Wechsler Scales. Contemporary issues pertinent to the assessment of intelligence are covered. Emphasis is placed on synthesizing and integrating information from cognitive assessment with other sources to produce effective intervention and theraputic recommendations. Issues regarding the use of such tests are discussed, as well as appropriate use in agencies and clinical practice. Lab fee required.
Career development theories; career counseling and assessment techniques; applications of career counseling to special populations. Lab fee required.
Theory and research on dynamics of group process, group treatment and leadership strategies; implications for group counseling and psychotherapy. Prerequisite: master's or doctoral student in counseling or related field.
Development, evaluation strategies and techniques for human service agencies and schools; application of research and evaluation skills in applied settings.
Basic counseling and interviewing skills; emphasis on building counseling relationships and facilitating client's self-exploration; skills of empathy, advanced empathy, self- disclosure, confrontation and immediacy.
Sample of counseling techniques and effectiveness with different types of clients. Prerequisite: CNP 4740.
Introduction to the field of counseling with special emphasis on practicum placement. Prerequisite: admission to the MA program in counseling psychology.
Supervised practice in counseling for master's students. Prerequiste: CNP 4740, counseling psychology student.
Yearlong, 600-hour supervised field practice for second-year master's students with weekly seminar. Prerequisite: CNP 4750, counseling psychology master's students.
Supervised practice in counseling for doctoral students. Prerequisite: CNP 4750 or prior practicum, counseling psychology student.
Group supervised practice in counseling for second-year doctoral students with emphasis on process and countertransference issues. Prerequisite: CNP 4752.
Meets 12-month internship requirement in counseling psychology. Prerequisite: completion of comprehensive examination and dissertation proposal.
On-campus, experience counseling of clients from the community with close supervision and observation. Prerequisite: MA student in counseling psychology.
On-campus, advanced-experience counseling of clients from the community with close supervision and observation. Prerequisite: Doctoral student in counseling psychology.
Required 12-month, 40-hour-per-week internship for doctoral students in Counseling Psychology. Registration for this course indicates full-time enrollment. This course is not graded. Prerequisites: completion of comprehensive examination and dissertation proposal. Department approval is required for registration. Fall quarter enrollment must be done in conjunction with CNP 4754.
A minimum of 100 hours supervised practice in School Counseling for Master's students in the School Counseling Concentration. Students must be supervised by a licensed school counselor.
100-hour supervised field practice in a school setting for Master's students in the School Counseling Concentration, with weekly seminar. Students must be supervised by a licensed school counselor.
A minimum of 600-hour supervised field practice in a school setting for master's students in the School Counseling Concentration, with weekly seminar. Students must be supervised by a licensed school counselor.
Historical perspective on cognitive and behavioral theories in psychology, assessment, treatment and evaluation from a cognitive-behavioral approach. Prerequisite: advanced master's or doctoral student.
Review of current process and outcome research in counseling and psychotherapy; substantive issues, including client and therapist variables as well as methodolgical issues and experimental designs. Prerequisite: doctoral student.
Series of courses to analyze social and psychological impacts of oppression related to minority status, socioeconomic status, gender and family configurations; taught using an awareness and knowlegde approach; implications for counseling; series includes general seminar and series of 1 credit follow-up seminars on particular topics, e.g., American Indian mental health, African- American mental health and women's mental health. Prerequisite: students must take the 3-credit general seminar prior to the individual seminars.
This course uses a social justice perspective to examine the impact of oppression of Americans considered having a minority status in the United States. Minority status is defined according to an individual's current experiences and/or his or her group's history of oppression in America. Issues and concepts related to ability, age, class, socioeconomic position, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and other issues of oppression will be examined. The course is designed to present a general introduction to multicultural and social justice concepts and issues in multicultural counseling. Due to the extensive amount of material in this area only some selected issues and topics will be presented. Students interested in more specific multicultural diversity topics should take the one-credit Counseling Psychology diversity seminars or courses offered in other University of Denver colleges and departments. Students will be involved in interactive learning including the application of awareness and knowledge of course concepts and issues to themselves as participants in counseling with clients who have experienced oppression. The course is designed for graduate students who are professionals-in-training in mental health, counseling, and counseling psychology. Students should have a basic understanding of professional counseling skills and be willing to participate in counseling role-play activities. However, please note that this is not a clinical skills training course.
Introduction to family counseling, including survey of major theories and research, and in-class demonstrations of techniques. Prerequisite: advanced master's or doctoral student.
Overview of rapidly expanding field of health psychology; wide variety of topics dealing with role of psychological processes in health and health care; includes impact of stress on physical health, and psychological factors that determine health-related behavior, psychological aspects of delivery of health care, and assessment issues in health psychology.
Introduces literature and research on counseling supervison, including awareness of individual differences; provides experience supervising master's level counselors. Prerequisites: doctoral student and CNP 4752.
Introduction to psychopathology and overview of several broad topics including schizophrenia, mood disorders and personality disorders.
Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered collaborative style of therapeutic relationship designed to strengthen a person's motivation for and commitment to change. This class facilitates skill development in managing client ambivalence, eliciting change-talk and honoring the client's autonomy regarding taking steps toward a commonly agreed upon goal.
This class provides a solid base of knowledge about the drugs of abuse including what occurs physiologically with drug use and other addictive behaviors. Additionally, this course explores neuroscience and genetic research on addiction to better understand the changes in the brain that underlie drug use and addictive behaviors.
Professional ethics in practice and research in counseling psychology, including informed consent, confidentiality, clients' rights, psychologists' obligations, etc.; basic APA documents. Prerequisite: doctoral student.
Introduction to couples counseling, including survey of major theories and research.
Introduction to field of counseling psychology required for all first-quarter doctoral students. Prerequisite: counseling psychology doctoral students.
Variety of special topics on research and practice in counseling psychology; readings, lectures and projects to provide an in-depth understanding of topics, which vary from to year and cover areas such as counseling women, counseling in business and industry, advanced group therapy, time-limit counseling, vocational counseling, etc.
Introduction to ethical and legal issues in school and agency counseling for master's students. Prerequisite: master's student in counseling psychology.
Introduction to assessment, treatment and outcome evaluation of chemical and nonchemical addictive behaviors. Requirements include abstinence from a "compulsive" behavior; journaling about one's cognitive, emotional and behavioral reactions during the abstinence period; attending 12-step meetings; participating in a quasi-12-step inclass meeting; critiquing a film depicting dynamics of an alcoholic family.
Drug and alcohol abuse and infectious diseases go hand in hand. This class explores the high risk for contracting and spreading infectious diseases among drug abusers. This class helps prepare students to identify such diseases, determine client risk for infection, and educate students about disease prevention and treatment options.
This course is designed to teach the basic theories of psychological consultation that can be used to guide practice in a variety of settings. Students learn to differentiate process, collaborative and expert consultation. The class format includes presentations from practitioners working in school, medical, forensic, and business settings. In addition, students also learn about the ethical principles that guide their practice and to also become sensitive to how their work with diverse cultural backgrounds may be perceived. Prerequisite: must be enrolled in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program.