PSG 5103 Counseling Theories and Techniques (3)
Provides an overview of the practice of counseling, with emphasis on understanding the profession of counseling, interviewing & assessment, introduction to techniques of psychotherapy and various treatment strategies.
PSG 5203 Introduction to Psychopathology and Adaptive Behavior (3)
Presents categories of psychopathology with an emphasis on causes, diagnosis, and treatment strategies. Roles of various mental health professionals involved in diagnosis and treatment of psychopathologies will be addressed. Healthy and adaptive behaviors will also be discussed.
Introduces the development of basic counseling techniques with an introduction to counseling theory, philosophy and principles as applied to skill development. A number of counseling approaches and techniques will be examined for student development, demonstration, and possible integration.
PSG 6003 Grief and Crises Counseling (3)
The purpose of this course is to investigate the process of dying and grieving in order to learn how the normal grieving process occurs, and how counselors can address with sensitivity the needs of the dying and those who are survivors of loss. Crises management strategies, including those in emergency situations will also be addressed. Prerequisites: PSG 5103, PSG 5203
PSG 6053 Multicultural Issues in Counseling (3)
A course designed to help counselors maximize their effectiveness in working with clients from different cultures and sub-cultures. Includes counseling skills that are effective with clients with various disabilities, races, religions, sexual orientations, and economic backgrounds. Prerequisites: PSG 5103
PSG 6103 Group Dynamics and Group Counseling (3)
An introduction to group counseling techniques, the advantages and limitations of group counseling and group work, opportunities and challenges unique to this format, and effective strategies for maximizing group effectiveness. Prerequisites: PSG 5103
PSG 6153 Marriage and Family Counseling (3)
Introduction to major approaches to marriage and family counseling, including issues and challenges unique to marriage/family counseling and strategies for dealing with these challenges. Prerequisites: PSG 5103
PSG 6203 Child and Adolescent Counseling (3)
Provides an overview of psychological problems and issues unique to child and adolescent clients and introduces counseling theories and techniques that are used with this population. Problems in diagnosis, treatment, rights of minors and abuse issues will be addressed. Prerequisites: PSG 5103, PSG 5203
PSG 6303 Substance Abuse Counseling (3)
A course for preparing students to work with substance abuse clients and to be able to refer clients to appropriate treatment. Supervised exposure to a controlled inpatient substance abuse environment is required. Prerequisites: PSG 5103, PSG 5203