Course Descriptions: M.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

CNDV 5301 - Human Growth & Development
A study of normal human development and the stages of physical intellectual, social and emotional growth from prenatal origins through old age.

CNDV 5302 - Found/Clinic Men Hth Counseling
This course focuses on the foundations of clinical mental health counseling. The course includes an exploration of the history, philosophy, trends, and practice of clinical mental health counseling; the roles and functions of clinical mental health counselors across practice settings; methods and models of clinical supervision; professional organizations, preparation standards, and credentials; and other related professional issues. Prerequisites: Admission to the Lamar Partnership Program Offered: Spring

CNDV 5310 - Counseling Skills
An introduction of facilitation skills and theory. Indepth analysis and demonstration of various facilitation techniques for use with counseling clients. Offered: Other

CNDV 5311 - Indiv Counseling Theory/Technique
Theories of individual counseling with an emphasis on techniques and applications. Level 1 course required prior to CNDV 5310 & 5312

CNDV 5312 - Group Counseling Theories/Technique
An analysis of group counseling theories, processes and techniques. (Pre-practicum course)

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. Offered: Other

CNDV 5322 - Professionalism Ethics & Law
An overview of the profession with an emphasis on legal issues, ethical principles and professional standards of conduct in the area of counseling.

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

CNDV 5324 - Substance Abuse Counseling
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of drug and alcohol counseling. The course is designed to examine theories, techniques, and practice of drug and alcohol counseling, sources of help and information in the field, methods of drug and alcohol counseling, assessment and program planning. Offered: Spring

CNDV 5334 - Measurement & 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.

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

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. Prerequisite: EDLD 5301

CNDV 5352 - Crisis Prevention Intervention
This course introduces students to responsive services; crisis prevention and intervention; and counselor leadership in crisis events are the major topics. Specific crisis incidents and counseling responses will be emphasized. Offered: Spring

CNDV 5353 - Research & Program Evaluation
This course introduces students to evaluation research and provides them with a foundation in the design of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method approaches to counseling research and evaluation. Students learn the strengths and limitations of each method and under what circumstances each approach would be the most appropriate research design. Students learn how to identify a topic for research, how to conduct a literature search, and the importance of scholarly writing. Prerequisites: Admission to the Lamar Partnership Program Offered: Spring

CNDV 5380 - Seminar Counseling & Development
Designed to advance the professional competence of participants. For each seminar, a description of the particular area of study will be indicated. May be repeated for credit when nature of seminar differs sufficiently from one previously taken. Prerequisites: CNDV 5311 or approval of instructor

CNDV 5381 - Marriage,Couple & Family Counseling
An intensive exploration of the dynamics of marriage, couple, and family relationships. A critical analysis of various counseling techniques and approaches will be established. Development of counseling skills will be a primary emphasis. Offered: Other

CNDV 5392 - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum
A field experience course with a focus on the practice of clinical mental health counseling with real clients within an approved and relevant setting. Students are required to earn a minimum of 100 clock hours of supervised counseling experience, including 40 hours of direct service to clients and 60 hours of indirect service.
Prerequisites:

  • CNDV 5302, CNDV 5310, CNDV 5311
  • The semester prior to enrollment the student must complete the practicum application process in TK20. 

CNDV 5393 - Counseling and Development Practicum (Certificate Program)
A field experience course with a focus on the practice of clinical mental health counseling with real clients within an approved and relevant setting. Students are required to earn a minimum of 150 clock hours of supervised counseling experience, including 40 hours of direct service to clients and 110 hours of indirect service.
Prerequisites:

  • CNDV 5302, CNDV 5310, CNDV 5311
  • The semester prior to enrollment the student must complete the practicum application process in TK20.

CNDV 5394 - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship I & II
An advanced field experience course with a continued focus on the practice of clinical mental health counseling with real clients within an approved and relevant setting. Students are required to earn a minimum of 600 clock hours of supervised counseling experience, including 240 hours of direct service with clients and 360 hours of indirect service. The semester prior to enrollment, the student must complete the internship application process in TK20.
Prerequisites:

  • The student must complete all coursework before advancing to Internship.
  • The semester prior to enrollment the student must complete the internship application process in TK20.

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