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Course Descriptions

CESD 802-Advanced Counseling and Consulting Theory
This course provides students with advanced training in the skills and knowledge required to teach counseling and consulting theories based on the historical and philosophical bases of counseling and psychology, with emphasis on gestalt, cognitive, psychoanalysis, existentialism, and behaviorism. Also included is a thorough examination of emerging consultation theories and practices.

CESD 804-Group Counseling
This course provides students with advanced training in the skills and knowledge required to teach group counseling based on different theoretical approaches and techniques of group therapy. The focus will be on group dynamics as they pertain to facilitation and counseling strategies and techniques in various types of groups including task, psychoeducational, counseling, and psychotherapeutic.

CESD 805-Counselor Education and Supervision Leadership in a Diverse Society
This course provides doctoral students with the awareness, knowledge and skills required of counselors, counselor educators and counseling supervisors if they are to be effective in a pluralistic and diverse society. This course prepares students to be multiculturally competent. Diversity and identity issues, multicultural models and frameworks will be explored in relation to their impact on therapeutic, instructional, and supervisory relationships. Also emphasized are issues relating to spirituality, religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, and gender.

CESD 806-Methods of Individual Assessment
This course provides a comprehensive examination of psychometric procedures used to develop, validate and use psychological instruments. Students gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical basis for the statistical analyses of groups and individuals, including test development, norms, reliability, validity, standard error, testing procedures, and the interpretation of test scores..

CESD 810-Counseling Supervision Seminar & Practice
The practicum provides doctoral students with a supervised experience in clinical counseling supervision. Students will provide direct individual and group supervision to Master's degree candidates in their counseling practicum and internship. These clinical experiences include direct and indirect clinical contacts designed to promote the prospective counselors' development in assessment, intervention, evaluation, cultural competence, case conceptualization and documentation, self-evaluation, consultation, effective use of supervision, and other areas related to their competence as a counselor.

CESD 814-Doctoral Research and Design Seminar
This course provides students with an introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches to research design and methodology. The selection and application of appropriate research methods and designs are explored.  In-depth investigations of design considerations, along with the strengths and limitations of various designs, are also examined.

CESD 815-Instructional Methods in Counselor Education
This course provides doctoral students with the opportunity to examine historic and current theories and practices of teaching and learning. Students will examine instructional methods that are based on individual, environmental and psychological processes that determine knowledge and behavior change. The course offers an opportunity to examine processes that affect learning, e.g., perception, cognition, memory motivation, modeling, decision-making, and emotions, in a counselor education program.

CESD 818-Counseling Supervision: Theory & Practice (3)
This course provides students with an overview of counseling supervision theories and
techniques. Students will apply supervision theories and techniques in providing individual and
group supervision to master's degree candidates in their counseling practicum and internship.

CESD 831-Advanced Counseling Seminar & Practicum
This practicum provides a supervised counseling experience for doctoral students. Emphasis will be on the integration of theory and research with practice in order to develop the students’ ability to conduct individual and group counseling and consultation sessions with children, adolescents, adult clients, and other related family members and professionals. Emphasis will be on direct and indirect clinical contact that will promote the prospective counselors’ development in assessment, intervention, evaluation, cultural competence, case conceptualization and documentation, self-evaluation, consultation, effective use of supervision and other areas related to their competence as a counselor.  Video and audio tape analysis of their counseling experiences will be required.

CESD 835 & 836-Counselor Education and Supervision Internship I and II
Students will complete two, three-hundred hour internships in two successive semesters at student-selected, faculty approved sites. The focus of the internships will be on the development of teaching, counseling, and supervision skills in an educational or clinical setting.

CESD 841-Professional Writing in Counselor Education & Supervision
This course establishes the expectations for professional writing. It prepares students with the professional and critical thinking and writing skills that are the basis for effective communication and documentation of their work as counselor educators and supervisors. Emphasis is placed on learning to apply APA style and format guidelines.

CESD 842-Dissertation Proposal in Counselor Education & Supervision
This course provides the students with a framework to initiate the dissertation proposal process. The course emphasis is on the development of a research topic, the steps in the development of an effective review of historic and current literature, and the process of selecting an appropriate research design.

CESD 845 (optional)-Professional Seminar: Doctoral Research Project
Students have the option of selecting an advanced research course elective or participating in this Counselor Education & Supervision seminar. This seminar provides the doctoral candidate with an opportunity to work with a faculty member and a small group of colleagues on the development of a research project and journal manuscript.  It includes individualized or small group exploration of the research and writing processes and individual mentoring on the development of a student selected project that will result in a scholarly manuscript submitted for publication. (Repeatable)

CESD 850-Doctoral Dissertation in Counselor Education & Supervision
This capstone experience is successfully completed when the student’s dissertation committee approves the written and oral presentation of the originally proposed doctoral research and the finished product is electronically submitted and accepted by the University. If doctoral candidates need time beyond the semester in which they registered for their 6th dissertation credit, they must maintain continuous enrollment in the Program. (Repeatable)

GREV 510-Statistics I
This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics addressed include: basic statistical and research concepts, graphical displays of data, measures of central tendency and variability, standardized scores, normal distribution, probability, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, sampling distributions, correlation, simple linear regression, t-tests, one-factor analysis of variance, and chi-square test. The SPSS for Windows computer software package will be used.

GREV 610-Statistics II
This course covers theoretical concepts and procedures for parametric applications of the univariate general linear model: simple and multiple regression, ANOVA and ANCOVA. Lab work develops skills in the use of the computer for data analysis using SPSS for Windows.

GREV 611-Statistics III
This course is the third in a sequence of three statistics courses. Students are introduced to the multivariate normal distribution. Topics include multiple regression analysis, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, factor analysis, canonical correlation, discriminant function analysis and logistic regression. Class sessions will consist of direct instruction and whole- class discussion of the statistical concepts and underlying foundations, in- class team work to solve problems and interpret results, and a lab component designed to illustrate and practice the use of statistical software to conduct analyses.

GREV 721-Theoretical Foundations of Qualitative Research
Doctoral students are introduced to the knowledge base, traditions, and theories of qualitative research and are offered an opportunity to practice qualitative research. Students explore theoretical underpinnings as well as consider methodological strategies in preparation for designing a qualitative research project.

GREV 722 -Advanced Methods in Qualitative Research
This doctoral-level course develops advanced understandings and applications of specific qualitative research methods. Students examine various methodological and inquiry paradigms. Emphasis is placed on the use of methods that are contextually congruent with students' disciplinary research needs.