Counseling (COUC)

Counseling (COUC)

COUC 700  Theology and Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This is a study of evangelical, theological and ethical perspectives and their impact on pastoral and professional counseling. Particular emphasis is placed on biblical themes related to human nature, its ideal vs. its present condition, and the divine design for its restoration, health, and destiny.

COUC 701  Statistics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, probability, probability distributions, estimation, tests of hypotheses, and visual displays of data with applications in counseling research and practice.

Offered: Resident and Online

COUC 705  Philosophy of Religion and the Helping Professions  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course examines several issues that are commonly addressed in both philosophy of religion and counseling, like the problem of evil, the nature of persons, and the issue of religious doubt.

COUC 710  Advanced Group Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Students review counseling leadership styles in task-oriented and personal growth groups. Current research on group counseling models and application is critiqued. Emphasis is placed upon leadership behaviors that are most facilitative to the group process.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Resident and Online

COUC 712  Psychopharmacology  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is a study of neurology, brain-behavioral relationships, diseases, injuries, and psycho-pharmacology. The effects of psychotropic drugs on individuals are examined and Pastoral Care and Counseling treatments are developed.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

COUC 714  Supervision and Consultation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Theory, practice, and experience of supervision for counselors in training are reviewed. Students apply principles and theory while supervising other students, as well as being supervised themselves.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Resident and Online

COUC 715  Advanced Theory Application  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A review and critique of counseling theories. Research regarding counseling theory constructs, along with their application in different settings and populations, is reviewed.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Resident and Online

COUC 720  Advanced Family, Systems, and Development  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A review of family therapy models, with special emphasis placed upon family change issues over the life span. Specifically, research is reviewed on family assessment, the family life cycle, and family pathology in the developmental context.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 725  Counseling Religious Clients  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Counseling issues and special needs of religious clients are discussed, including philosophical and value differences and ethical issues. Students are encouraged to review techniques and therapy styles for different religious groups.

COUC 730  Issues in Integration  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Current trends and themes in integration literature are reviewed. Special emphasis is given to current philosophical, theological, and psychological bases of integration, models of integration, and future themes.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Resident and Online

COUC 740  Advanced Research Design  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A review of the process and method of developing and conducting research. Emphasis will be placed upon the application of methods for development and preparation of the doctoral proposal.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Resident and Online

COUC 745  Advanced Multivariate Statistics and Quantitative Research  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An examination of both quantitative and qualitative designs for research to assist the student in preparing a research proposal for discussion and critique in class. Each student will submit a formal written proposal.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Resident and Online

COUC 747  Instruction in Counselor Education  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (COUN 501 or CEFS 501 or COUC 501) and (COUN 502 or CEFS 502 or COUC 502) and (COUN 510 or CEFS 510 or COUC 510) and (COUN 646 or CEFS 546 or COUC 546) and (COUN 598 or Counseling Practicum Req with a score of 5) and (COUN 500 or CEFS 500 or COUC 500 or Orient Coun Prof Id Func Req with a score of 5) and (COUN 505 or CEFS 505 or COUC 505

This course explores contemporary andragogy, course design, adult learning theory, course delivery, and evaluation methods in the field of counselor education. This exploration is both applied in focus and grounded in the empirical research on these subjects. Students synthesize their own philosophy of teaching and incorporate it practically in residential and online instructional contexts. Cultural, ethical, historical, and legal aspects of counseling instruction are examined. Teaching Christian spirituality as a subspecialty area in a counseling program is also considered. (Formerly COUN 747)

Registration Restrictions: By instructor permission only

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 750  Qualitative Research  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: COUC 740

Qualitative research helps advance our understanding of effective solutions to the complex problems addressed in counseling. Therefore, counseling doctoral students need to understand the main qualitative methods of inquiry and when/how to appropriately use them. This course promotes understanding of the main qualitative research methods and their application to the counseling field. Selected qualitative research methods are explored, appropriate problems for qualitative inquiry delineated, and rigorous, ethical, and effective qualitative research strategies are applied to problems addressed in the field of counseling.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 797  Counseling Seminar  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An intensive study in a specific subject of Professional Counseling. This course allows variation in the approach and content of the regular curriculum and often will be used by visiting professors.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 800  Advanced Assessment  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (COUN 500 or CEFS 500 or COUC 500 or Orient Coun Prof Id Func Req with a score of 5) and (COUN 501 or CEFS 501 or COUC 501) and (COUN 502 or CEFS 502 or COUC 502) and (COUN 504 or CEFS 504 or COUC 504) and (COUN 505 or CEFS 505 or COUC 505) and (COUN 510 or CEFS 510 or COUC 510) and (COUN 512 or CEFS 512 or COUC 512) and (COUN 515 or CEFS 515 or COUC 515) and (COUN 521 or CEFS 521 or COUC 521) and (COUN 522 or CEFS 522 or COUC 522) and (COUN 646 or CEFS 546 or COUC 546)

Use and application of personality assessment instruments are discussed, including projective tests with individuals. Students learn testing procedures as well as application of results and use in diagnosis and treatment planning.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 805  Advanced Psychopathology and its Treatment  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course presents a comprehensive examination of the major psychiatric disorders contained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, including Personality Disorders and Character Flaws. Students will learn multi-axial diagnosis and develop treatments for these disorders.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 806  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An overview of theoretical foundations of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Students learn the assessment, conceptual framework, strategic focus, and technical details of how cognitive-behavioral therapy is conducted.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Resident and Online

COUC 810  Dissemination of Research and Scholarship in Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Course Description: This course offers an orientation to writing and disseminating presentations and publications to the field of counseling in a variety of venues. Principles of research and scholarly writing are reviewed and skills are emphasized that provide readiness for manuscript preparation, submission, review, editorial, and presentation processes. The skills developed in this course will equip budding scholars to make a difference for Christ as expert writers and presenters in their chosen areas of counseling specialization.

Offered: Resident and Online

COUC 815  Empirically Supported Treatments for Adults  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Evidence-based or empirically supported practice involves "the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences" (APA, 2005). In this course, students will explore and understand how science informs clinical practice in the field of counseling with the goal of translating learning into ethical, effective, and biblically grounded clinical practice.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 820  Empirically Supported Treatments for Children and Adolescents  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Evidence-based or empirically supported practice involves "the integration of the best available research with the clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences" (APA, 2005). In this course, students will explore and understand how science informs clinical practice in the field of counseling with the goal of translating learning into ethical, effective, and biblically grounded clinical practice with children and adolescents.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 850  Advanced Career Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A thorough grounding in current career development theories and application is provided. Special attention is given to career development, career counseling with special populations, and decision-making models.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 860  Counseling Leadership and Advocacy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Course description: This doctoral level seminar course is designed to foster professional identity as a counselor educator and leadership/service to the counseling profession. There is a focus on leadership principles and theories, including their application to counselor education. Students will work for a self-reflective model in order to discover and assess their own leadership skills and potential and to consider how that potential can be applied to their field of counselor education. Professional, ethical, social, spiritual, and religious advocacy issues are also addressed throughout this course.

Offered: Resident and Online

COUC 870  Advanced Research Seminar  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is designed to assist doctoral students in clarifying, developing, and completing their dissertations by examining both the methodological and practical issues involved in research designs and advanced data analysis procedures. Under the supervision of the instructor, students will present their own dissertation research ideas to the seminar participants for discussion, critique, and advice. Specific attention will be given to insuring that students craft research questions that build upon previous research and select an appropriate research design and analytic strategy. Concerns about research quality and rigor will be addressed in detail. Additionally, institutional guidelines regarding thesis and dissertation policies and procedures, the Human Research Review Committee application, publication options, timelines, committee membership, etc., will be reviewed.

Offered: Resident and Online

COUC 871  Qualitative Research Seminar  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The course is designed to assist dissertators in clarifying, developing, and completing their thesis by examining both the philosophical and methodological issues of qualitative research. Under the supervision of the instructor, students will present their own work to the seminar participants for discussion, critique, and advice. Additionally, institutional guidelines regarding thesis and dissertation policies and procedures, the Human Research Review Committee application, publication options, timelines, committee membership, etc., requirements will be reviewed.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 969  Qualifying Exam  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: COUC 715 and COUC 730 and COUC 740 and COUC 745

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 970  Teaching Internship  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: COUC 715 and COUC 730 and COUC 740 and COUC 745 and COUC 747 and COUC 969 and COUC 998

Description: The doctoral internship is designed to provide students with supervised experiences that reflect the activities of a regularly employed professional in the field of counselor education. All doctoral interns must have internship experiences in teaching, supervision and one additional doctoral competency (counseling, research, or leadership/advocacy). Under the guidance of faculty, the primary focus of the teaching internship is to help doctoral students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for ethical and competent practice in their role of educating counselor trainees in the field of counselor education.

Registration Restrictions: 3.0 GPA or above

Offered: Online

COUC 980  Supervision Internship  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: COUC 715 and COUC 714 and COUC 730 and COUC 740 and COUC 745 and COUC 969 and COUC 998

Description: Course Description: The doctoral internship is designed to provide students with supervised experiences that reflect the activities of a regularly employed professional in the field of counselor education. All doctoral interns must have internship experiences in supervision, teaching, and one additional doctoral competency (counseling, research, or leadership/advocacy). Under the guidance of faculty and supervisors, the primary focus of the supervision internship is to help doctoral students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for ethical and competent practice as supervisors in the field of counseling and counselor education.

Registration Restrictions: 3.0 GPA or above

Offered: Online

COUC 989  Dissertation Proposal and Research  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Preparation for research and writing of the Dissertation.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 990  Dissertation Defense  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 995  Directed Research  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Online

COUC 997  Counseling Seminar  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An intensive study in a specific subject of Professional Counseling. This course allows variation in the approach and content of the regular curriculum, and often will be used by visiting professors.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

COUC 998  Practicum  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: COUC 969

Supervised practice of counseling. Focus is on the skills and development of the counselor under the supervision and guidance of staff in that setting. Students will actively participate in counseling situations with individuals and groups.

Note: Must be enrolled in the following program: Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Offered: Online

COUC 999  Internship  3-6 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: COUC 747 and COUC 714 and COUC 998

Course Description: The doctoral internship is designed to provide students with supervised experiences that reflect the activities of a regularly employed professional in the field of counselor education. All doctoral interns must have internship experiences in supervision, teaching, and one additional doctoral competency (counseling, research or leadership/advocacy). Under the guidance of faculty and supervisors, the primary focus of this internship is to help doctoral students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for ethical and competent practice as a counselor educator in counseling, research, or leadership and advocacy.

Offered: Online

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