Counseling-Graduate (COUN)

COUN 510. Christian Persp Psychphrmclgy. (3 Credits)

COUN 512. Psychopharmacology. (3 Credits)

This course provides a thorough overview of alcohol and other drugs, the rationale for their use and abuse in schools and the community. Emphasis will be placed on the major categories of medications, drugs and alcohol with case overviews outlining the process of making the best possible referral and counseling practices. This course is required of all counseling students who wish to pursue the Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor certificate through the state of Wisconsin.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 515. Research & Eval in Counseling. (3 Credits)

This course provides a ‘broad understanding of types of research, basic statistics, research report development, research implementation, … publication of research information, and ethical and legal considerations.’ (Wisconsin Legislature: MPSW 14.01 (4) (d.7))

Prerequisite: None

COUN 520. Addictions Counseling. (3 Credits)

In addition to alcohol and drug concerns, this course will also address behavioral addictions such as: gambling, shopping, gaming, sex and hoarding. The course will address treatment and relapse plans and goals, as well as the impact of addiction on family, friends and support systems. Developmental issues, as well as comorbidity, are addressed in the addiction process as therapeutic models are discussed.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 522. Ethics of Christian Counselor. (3 Credits)

This course adheres to the American Association of Christian Counselors code of ethics. The church worker student learns the limits of their role and expertise, as well as when to seek additional help. Issues such as liability, conflicts of interest and confidentiality are discussed. This course is taught by an ordained or commissioned minister of religion who is a licensed mental health counselor.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 523. Ind Counsl frm Christian Persp. (3 Credits)

COUN 528. Christian Persp Family Dev. (3 Credits)

COUN 543. Counsel-Theory & Issues. (3 Credits)

This course provides both the historical and current perspectives of various theories of counseling, as well as introducing the student to the profession of counseling. This course also introduces the student to specific requirements of the graduate program. The portfolio requirement for school counselors, APA writing style, as well as legal and ethical guidelines for counseling are discussed.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 544. Scripture & Christian Counselo. (3 Credits)

This course will use an LCMS scriptural world view in the integration of faith‐based principles into a holistic counseling approach.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 545. Christian Care Giving. (3 Credits)

This course offers counseling professionals already working in the church, or contemplating working in a faith-based organization the opportunity to understand and apply Christian theology in their professional practice and in service to others. This course will incorporate lay ministry principles that will support the development of Christian counseling skills.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 546. Christian Reconciliation. (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to Christian Reconciliation. Students will gain a basic knowledge about what causes conflict and various responses to conflicted situations. A theological framework for Christian Reconciliation will be presented that will introduce students to the concept of sin and forgiveness. Students will explore their own responses to personal conflict while learning skills to assist others who are struggling with conflicted interpersonal situations.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 550. Social Psychology. (3 Credits)

Social Psychology is the scientific study of the way in which people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by other people. Interactions of an individual with one or more other individuals in social settings are analyzed. Social Psychology introduces basic concepts of small group behavior, communication, and the development of attitudes.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 552. Soc/Cult Foundation Coun. (3 Credits)

Social/Cultural Foundations in Counseling is an exploration of various cultures and their impact on human behavior. The focus of the course is on the powerful impact that cultural background may have on the mental health field, and on how biases may affect therapeutic relationships. Current issues and therapeutic techniques are addressed keeping in mind our multicultural society.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 553. Social/Cultural Theolgcl Found. (3 Credits)

COUN 554. Theories of Personality. (3 Credits)

This course focuses on six general approaches to explaining personality. These approaches are the psychoanalytic approach, the trait approach, the biologic approach, the humanistic approach, the behavioral/social approach, and the cognitive approach. Emphasis will be placed on ways the student will use these theories to be helping professionals in their field of study. Students will also be asked to write a paper incorporating their own beliefs in this study of personality.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 561. Career Counsel Foundation. (3 Credits)

This course introduces a variety of theories and practices in career development and career counseling using career assessments and information sources. Students will become familiar with the Career Clusters model and program development using the National Career Development Guidelines.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 563. Cur Topics Pastors & Church Wk. (3 Credits)

This course will look at a range of topics such as physical and sexual abuse, pornography, various addictions, Christian reconciliation, and other topics that churches and Christian agencies experience in their service to members and non-members.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 564. Consultations Strategies. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide an overview of the consultation process and insight into the various roles that consultants may play. Theoretical approaches and principles of consultation, planned change, and organizational development will be discussed as well as the concept of counselors as consultants within the organization and within the community.

Prerequisites: COUN 543/843; COUN 584/884 OR COUN 580/880; COUN 592/892; COUN 592/892; COUN 552/852; COUN 581/881; COUN 593/893; COUN 594/894.

COUN 565. Consult Strat within Church. (3 Credits)

COUN 574. INTRO REHABIL PSYCH. (3 Credits)

COUN 575. MEDICL/PHYSICL DISABIL. (3 Credits)

COUN 577. Mod & Meth Christian Fam Couns. (3 Credits)

COUN 578. Christian Trauma Counseling. (3 Credits)

COUN 579. Practicum Elementary School. (2 Credits)

This is a 200 hour experience designed to introduce students to the form and content of their discipline. The student has exposure to the day-to-day realities of school counseling practice, i.e., social/emotional, academic, and career domains. Students are to develop and demonstrate professional levels of competency as determined by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction. In addition, the student should register for and begin work in COUN Portfolio – elementary while enrolled in this class.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 580. Family Development. (3 Credits)

This course explores issues in family systems and the cycle of family life. Topics focus on issues relating to family systems and stages of family development. The course is designed to generate an understanding of the family system in biological, psychosocial, and spiritual development. While there are no prerequisites for this course, it is suggested the student has some prior knowledge of counseling theory.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 581. Models/Methods Family Coun. (3 Credits)

This course will offer the student opportunities to explore various schools of thought and treatment techniques related to the practice of family counseling. The role of the professional in diverse settings and with traditional and nontraditional families will be discussed. Research on the effectiveness of working with families as well as the assessment of family dynamics will be explored.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 582. Trauma Counseling. (3 Credits)

This course affords the student the opportunity to learn how to work with victims and survivors of trauma. The student will discuss skills for dealing with trauma survivors and families, and trauma victims. Students will also discuss suicide risk assessment and intervention. Additional topics will include: compassion fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma in families, trauma in children, and risk assessment.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 583. Clients From Spec Popul. (3 Credits)

COUN 584. Human Development. (3 Credits)

This course offers students an opportunity to explore issues in the stages of human development over the life span. Various issues related to human development in the biological, cognitive, psychosocial, and spiritual spheres will be discussed. Further, students will also become more familiar with the major psychological theories pertaining to human development.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 586. Design,Implem and Eval. (3 Credits)

This course explores the planning, establishing, administering and evaluating of counseling / consultation programs that are supported in the literature as Evidence Based Practices. The student will utilize knowledge of basic statistics and data collection to design a program within her / his own special area of interest. The students will utilize data they have gathered to establish the steps to implement the program within their school or community. Further, the students will use data driven information to evaluate the efficacy of the program they have designed and implemented.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 587. Tests & Measurements. (3 Credits)

This course provides the graduate student with an understanding of test analysis and design. Special emphasis is placed on evaluating the validity and reliability of commercially available and self-created test instruments.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 588. Psychopathology. (3 Credits)

This course views how human and scientific aspects of normal / abnormal psychology converge in the world of clinical treatment. Students will gain an understanding of conceptual framework and alternative modes of treatment.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 589. Found Clin Mental Health Couns. (3 Credits)

This course reviews the history of mental health counseling, as well as reviewing various models, theories and principles of mental health counseling in a clinical setting. Various options for treatment, as well as various responsibilities which are a part of clinical mental health counseling are addressed. Further, the following aspects of clinical work are addressed: advocacy, consultation, collaboration and ethics.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 590. Practicum Middle School. (2 Credits)

This is a 200 hour experience designed to introduce students to the form and content of their discipline. The student has exposure to the day-to-day realities of school counseling practice, i.e., social/emotional, academic, and career domains. Students are to develop and demonstrate professional levels of competency as determined by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction. In addition, the student should register for and begin work in COUN Portfolio – middle school while enrolled in this class.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 591. Practicum High School. (2 Credits)

This is a 200 hour experience designed to introduce students to the form and content of their discipline. The student has exposure to the day-to-day realities of school counseling practice, i.e., social/emotional, academic, and career domains. Students are to develop and demonstrate professional levels of competency as determined by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction. In addition, the student should register for and begin work in COUN Portfolio – high school while enrolled in this class.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 592. Professional Ethics. (3 Credits)

This course deals with philosophical issues affecting practice. Special attention is given to ethics and the nature of humankind. Legal issues such as confidentiality, malpractice, school law and the counselor as witness will be discussed.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 593. Individual Counseling. (3 Credits)

Individual Counseling provides the graduate student with hands-on experience in individual counseling techniques as well as the opportunity to gain objective insight into the dynamics of one-to-one counseling and the role of the counselor. The course requirements include practice of counseling techniques, small-group activities, and audio or video-taped counseling sessions designed to promote self-awareness, skill development, and development of intentional competencies. This course is required to be taken face to face. Prerequisites are: COUN 543; COUN 584 OR COUN 580; COUN 592; COUN 552; COUN 554

Prerequisite: None

COUN 594. Group Counseling. (3 Credits)

Group Counseling discusses the purpose, types, functions and principles of group counseling. The course encourages students to develop an understanding of the ability to engage in and evaluate small group processes and relationships. Group counseling techniques, group development, and group stages are also addressed.

Prerequisites: COUN 543; COUN 584 (or COUN 580); COUN 592; COUN 552 (or COUN 550); COUN 554.

COUN 595. Read/Research Counseling. (1-3 Credits)

COUN 596. Adv Thry & Skill for Prof Coun. (3 Credits)

This course addresses specific issues related to working with clients, including those who may have substance abuse concerns. Coursework addresses ‘the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis and the use of diagnostic classification systems (DSM & ICD); training on administration of intake interview, mental status evaluation, biopsychosocial history; mental health history, and psychological assessment for treatment planning and caseload management; and techniques and interventions related to a broad range of mental health issues.’ (Wisconsin Legislature: Chapter MPSW 14.01(2) (f) 1)

Prerequisite: 33 credit hours in the counseling program.

COUN 598. Pract for School Counselors I. (3 Credits)

Practicum for School Counselors provides 300 hours of field experience designed to acclimate and prepare the student to assume the responsibilities of a school counselor. The student will complete a practicum experience within an approved school setting under the supervision of an onsite counselor and a Concordia University Wisconsin counselor/supervisor. In addition, the student should register for COUN 928 and COUN 929 and begin work in COUN 928 – Portfolio II while enrolled in this course.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 599. Pract for School Counselors II. (3 Credits)

This course continues Practicum for School Counselors and provides an additional 300 hours of field experience designed to acclimate and prepare the student to assume the responsibilities of a school counselor. The student will complete a practicum experience within an approved school setting under the supervision of an onsite counselor and a Concordia University Wisconsin counselor/supervisor. The student should complete COUN 929 – Portfolio III during this course and pass the Praxis II – Professional School Counselor exam. The Praxis II test information may be accessed at www.ets.org. Students must pass test 0421 or 5421.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 600. Internship I. (2 Credits)

Internship I provides an additional 300 hours of field experiences designed to acclimate and prepare the student to assume the responsibilities of a school counselor. The student will complete the internship hours wi8thin an approved school setting under th supervision of an on-site counselor and a Concordia University counselor/ supervisor. The should be working to complete Portfolio 2 and Portfolio 3 during this course. 2 credits.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 601. Internship II. (3 Credits)

Internship II requires that the student complete an additional 300 hours of field experience as a part of a 700 hour practicum/internship requirement. Internship II experiences must be under the supervision of an on-site counselor and a counselor/supervisor from Concordia University. In addition, the student should be complete Portfolio 2 and Portfolio 3 during this class and plan to take the Praxis II-Professional School Counselor exam that is required for licensing. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 603. Pract for Prof Counselors I. (3 Credits)

The Professional Counseling curriculum requires students to train at an approved Practicum Site for a recommended twenty hours per week. A minimum of six hundred hours of contractually agreed upon Practicum experience and the successful development of counseling competencies recommended and described by the National Board of Certified Counselors are required for Practicum completion. Prerequisites include all curriculum courses for the School of Counseling.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 604. Pract for Prof Counselors II. (3 Credits)

The Professional Counseling curriculum requires students to train at an approved Practicum Site for a recommended twenty hours per week. A minimum of six hundred hours of contractually agreed upon Practicum experience and the successful development of counseling competencies recommended and described by the National Board of Certified Counselors are required for Practicum completion. Prerequisites include all curriculum courses for the School of Counseling.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 605. Pract for Prof Counselor III. (3 Credits)

COUN 606. Practicum for Prof Counselors. (3 Credits)

This is a field-based experience designed to introduce the student to the area of professional counseling. Orientation to the profession is reviewed. Ongoing goals include the development of professional levels of competency and successful integration into the day-to-day operation and expectations of the clinical setting. The student completes 100 hours of clinical work under the supervision of an approved site supervisor and approved supervisor from Concordia. A minimum of 40 hours of face to face client contact is documented, as well as engaging in and documenting supervision. Supervision must consist of: 1) a minimum of 1 hour per week of individual or triadic supervision per week by a CU supervisor, approved student supervisor, or site supervisor; and 2) an average of 1.5 hours weekly of group supervision through the site supervisor, approved student supervisor or CU supervisor.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 607. Internship I - Prof Counselor. (3 Credits)

This is a 300 hour field-based internship experience designed to introduce student practitioners to the form and content of their discipline. The experience continues to be supervised by an approved site supervisor and approved supervisor from Concordia who both hold an appropriate current license issued by WI DSPS, or the equivalent of the license in the state of the experience. A minimum of 120 hours of face to face client contact is expected, as well as one hour per week of individual or triadic supervision by the onsite and/or university supervisor. Further, the student will participate and document an average of 1.5 hours weekly of group supervision provided by the site supervisor, an approved student supervisor or a CU supervisor. Exposure to the day-to-day realities of clinical practice, i.e., case file maintenance, record keeping, staff sessions, consultations with colleagues and other health-care providers, are expected to aid in shaping professional expectations and behaviors while preparing students for the transition from graduate school to professional practice. Students are to develop, demonstrate, and be evaluated on professional levels of competency in the various areas of clinical practice recommended and described by the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Prerequisites: COUN 606.

COUN 608. Internship II for Prof Counsel. (3 Credits)

This is a 300 hour field-based internship experience designed to further develop the skills of the student practitioners. This is a continuation of the work started in Practicum in the development of professional levels of competency of clinical practice recommended and described by the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors. The experience continues to be supervised by an appropriately credentialed mental health professional holding a current license in Wisconsin, or the state in which the student is engaged in their internship hours. A minimum of 120 hours of face to face client contact is expected, as well as one hour per week of individual or triadic supervision by the onsite and/or university supervisor. Further, the student will participate in and document an average of 1.5 hours weekly of group supervision provided by the onsite supervisor, an approved student supervisor or a CU supervisor.

Prerequisites: COUN 607.

COUN 620. Management for Counselors. (3 Credits)

This course focuses on characteristics that make a counselor effective within a school setting. This course emphasizes instructional design, content objectives, lesson and unit plan instruction and implementation, instructional strategy, classroom management techniques, learning styles, and school policies, laws, and trends. This course is designed specifically for school counselors without two years of licensed teaching experience.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 627. Portfolio - Introduction. (0 Credits)

In this course students register in LiveText then complete a cover page, introduction, mission, resume, and educational platform paper (assignment from COUN 543/843). In addition, the student should be registered for COUN 543/843 Theories and Issues.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 628. Portfolio - Pre-Practicum. (0 Credits)

In this Pre-Practicum portfolio for School Counselors, students complete in Live Text the rationale/narrative for the seven Pupil Service Standards. This is to be complete as part of the application to the students' Practicum.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 629. Portfolio 3. (0 Credits)

as a part of the licensing requirement for school counselors, school counselor candidates must completed a 3 part portfolio that demonstrates that have mastered the pupil service standard set by the State of Wisconsin for school counselors. During Portfolio 3 students complete work on the seven pupil standards and complete Standard 8 which is a Concordia University counseling program requirement on servant-leadership. 0 credit.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 630. Portfolio Elementary school. (0 Credits)

This is a step in the required assessment process in which the student submits artifacts from their elementary school practicum experience demonstrating their knowledge and application of the DPI standards.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 631. Portfolio - Middle School. (0 Credits)

This is a step in the required assessment process in which the student submits artifacts from their middle school practicum experience demonstrating their knowledge and application of the DPI standards.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 632. Portfolio High School. (0 Credits)

This is a step in the required assessment process in which the student submits artifacts from their high school practicum experience demonstrating their knowledge and application of the DPI standards.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 810. Christian Persp Psychphrmclgy. (3 Credits)

COUN 812. Psychopharmacology. (3 Credits)

provides a thorough overview of Alcohol and other drugs, the rationale for their use in schools and the community. Emphasis will be placed on the major categories of medications, drugs and alcohol with case overviews outlining the process of making the best possible referral and counseling practices. This class will be offered periodically as COUN 512/812-REL and will be taught by an ordained pastor or commissioned minister of religion of religion who are licensed counselors. When 512/812-REL is delivered in this format, the focus will include Biblical passages that address issues related to substance use and abuse. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 815. Research & Eval in Counseling. (3 Credits)

this course provides “a broad understanding of types of research, basic statistics, research report development, research implementation, …publication of research information, and ethical and legal considerations.” (Wisconsin Legislature: MPSW 14.01 (4) (d.7)). 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 820. Addictions Counseling. (3 Credits)

In addition to Alcohol and Drug concerns, this course will also address behavioral addictions such as: gambling, shopping, gaming, sex and hoarding. The course will address treatment and relapse plans and goals, as well as the impact of addiction on family, friends and support systems. Developmental issues, as well as comorbidity, are addressed in the addiction process as therapeutic models are discussed. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

COUN 822. Ethics of Christian Counselor. (3 Credits)

COUN 823. Ind Counsl frm Christian Persp. (3 Credits)

COUN 828. Christian Persp Family Dev. (3 Credits)

COUN 843. Counsel Theory & Issues. (3 Credits)

provides both the historical and current perspectives of various theories of counseling, as well as introducing the student to the profession of counseling. The ethics of working as a counselor is a primary underpinning of the field. Both American Counseling Association (ACA and American School Counseling Association (ASCA) ethical guidelines for counseling, as well as legal concerns, are discussed and integrated into all assignments. This course also introduces the student to specific requirements of the graduate program. The portfolio requirement, APA writing style, are also reviewed. This is the first class taken in the program. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

COUN 844. Scripture & Christian Counselo. (3 Credits)

will use a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) scriptural world view in the integration of faith-based principles into a holistic counseling approach. This class will be taught by an ordained pastor or a commissioned teacher of religion who is a licensed counselor. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 845. Christian Care Giving. (3 Credits)

this course offers counseling professionals already working in the church, or contemplating working in a faith-based organization the opportunity to understand and apply Christian theology in their professional practice and in service to others. This course will incorporate lay ministry principles that will support the development of Christian counseling skills. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 846. Christian Reconciliation. (3 Credits)

is an introduction to the Christian Reconciliation process. Students will gain a basic knowledge about what causes conflict and various responses to conflicted situations. A theological framework for Christian Reconciliation will be presented that will introduce students to the concept of sin and forgiveness. Students will explore their own responses to personal conflict while learning skills to assist others who are struggling with interpersonal conflicted situations. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 850. Social Psychology. (3 Credits)

COUN 852. Social/Cultural Foundations. (3 Credits)

is an exploration of various cultures and their impact on human behavior. The focus of this course is on the powerful impact that cultural background may have on the mental health field, and on how biases may affect therapeutic relationships. Current issues and therapeutic techniques are addressed keeping in mind our multicultural society. This is one of the first 5 courses taken in the counseling program. 3 credits

Prerequisites: COUN 543/843.

COUN 853. Social/Cultural Theolgcl Found. (3 Credits)

COUN 854. Theories of Personality. (3 Credits)

focuses on the basic theoretical underpinnings of personality development: psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, social learning, biological and trait. Emphasis will be placed on ways in which a counselor incorporates these theories with their personal beliefs as helping professional to best serve their clients. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: COUN 543/843.

COUN 860. CAREER COUNSELING FOUND. (3 Credits)

COUN 861. Career Counseling Foundations. (3 Credits)

refers to the life-long process of developing knowledge about the world of work. Skills and aptitudes, interests, personality characteristics, beliefs and values are all important aspects of career counseling. This course introduces a variety of theories and practices in career development and career counseling using career assessments and information sources.

Prerequisites: COUN 543/843; COUN 584/884 or EDG 580/880; COUN 592/892; COUN 587/887- 3 credits.

COUN 863. Cur Topics Pastors & Church Wk. (3 Credits)

this course will look at a range of topics such as physical and sexual abuse, pornography, and various addictions. Christian reconciliation and other topics that churches and Christian agencies experience in their service to members and non-members are also addressed. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 864. Consultation Strategies. (3 Credits)

is designed to provide an overview of the consultation process and insight into the various roles that consultants may play. Theoretical approaches and principles of consultation, planned change, and organizational development will be discussed as well as counselors as consultants within the organization and within the community. 3 credits. This class will be offered periodically as COUN 564/864-REL and will be taught by an ordained pastor or commissioned minister of religion who are licensed counselors. When COUN 564/864-REL is delivered in this format, the focus will be to develop and use a variety of consulting and collaborative Christian resources. COUN 580/880 FAMILY DEVELOPMENT explores issues in family systems and the cycle of family life. Topics focus on issues relating to family systems and stages of family development. The course is designed to generate an understanding of the family system in biological, psychological, and spiritual development. This class will be taught by an ordained pastor or a commissioned teacher of religion who is a licensed counselor. 3 credits. This class will be offered periodically as COUN 580/880-REL and will be taught by an ordained pastor or commissioned minister of religion who are licensed counselors. When COUN 580/880-REL is delivered in this format, applicable Biblical passages will be integrated into the course content and discussions.

Prerequisites: COUN 543/843; COUN 584/884 or EDG 580/880; COUN 592/892; COUN 552/882 or COUN 550/880; COUN 554/884; COUN 593/893; COUN 594/894.

COUN 865. Consult Strat within Church. (3 Credits)

COUN 877. Mod & Meth Christian Fam Couns. (3 Credits)

COUN 878. Christian Trauma Counseling. (3 Credits)

COUN 879. Practicum-Elementary School. (2 Credits)

COUN 880. Family Development. (3 Credits)

COUN 881. Models/Methods Family Coun. (3 Credits)

COUN 882. Trauma Counseling. (3 Credits)

affords the student the opportunity to work with victims and survivors of trauma. The student will discuss skills for dealing with trauma survivors and families, and trauma victims. Students will also discuss suicide risk assessment and intervention. Additional topics will include: compassion fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma in families and trauma in children. 3 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 5 courses in the program.

COUN 883. Cur Topics Pastors & Church Wk. (3 Credits)

COUN 884. Human Development. (3 Credits)

offers students an opportunity to explore issues in the stages of human development over the life span. Various issues related to human development in the biological, cognitive, psychosocial, and spiritual spheres will be discussed. Further, students will also become more familiar with the major psychological theories pertaining to human development. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: COUN 543/843.

COUN 886. Design Imp & Eval of Dev Coun. (3 Credits)

explores the planning, establishing, administering, and evaluating of counseling / consultation programs that are supported in the literature as Evidence Based Practices. The student will utilize knowledge of basic statistics and data collection to design a program within her/his own special area of interest. The students will utilize data they have gathered to establish the steps to implement the program within their school or community. Further, the students will use data driven information to evaluation the efficacy of the program they have designed and implemented. This is a required capstone course in the Graduate Counseling program. This is generally one of the last courses taken as a student in the Counseling program at Concordia University. 3 credits

Prerequisite: 30 credit hours in the program.

COUN 887. Tests and Measurements. (3 Credits)

provides the student with an understanding of test analysis and design. Special emphasis is placed on evaluating the validity and reliability of commercially available tests and self-created test instruments. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: COUN 543/843; COUN 584/884 or EDG 580/880; COUN 592/892.

COUN 888. Psychopathology. (3 Credits)

views how human and scientific aspects of normal/abnormal psychology converge in the world of clinical treatment. Students will gain an understanding of conceptual framework and alternative modes of treatment. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: COUN 543/843; COUN 554/854; COUN 584/884: COUN 592/892.

COUN 889. Found Clin Mental Health Couns. (3 Credits)

this course reviews the history of mental health counseling, as well as reviewing various models, theories and principles of mental health counseling in a clinical setting. Various options for treatment, as well as various responsibilities which are a part of clinical mental health counseling are addressed. Further, various aspects of clinical work are addressed: Advocacy, consultation, collaboration and ethics. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 890. Practicum - Middle School. (2 Credits)

COUN 891. Practicum - High School. (2 Credits)

COUN 892. Professional Ethics. (3 Credits)

deals with philosophical issues affecting practice. Special attention is given to ethics and the nature of human kind. Professional ethical behavior and adherence to ethical standards is a foundational cornerstone to the profession of counseling, as such, issues such as confidentiality, malpractice, the law, and the counselor as witness will be discussed.. Both the American Counseling Association (ADA) and the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) codes of ethics will be the primary foci of the course. This is one of the five required background courses and should be taken as one of the first five courses within the graduate counseling program. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

COUN 893. Individual Counseling. (3 Credits)

provides the student with hands-on experience in individual counseling techniques as well as the opportunity to gain objective insight into the dynamics of one-to-one counseling, and the role of the counselor. The course requirements include practice of counseling techniques, small- group activities, audio or video-taped counseling sessions designed to promote self- awareness, skill development and development of intentional competencies. This class will be taught by an ordained pastor or a commissioned teacher of religion who is a licensed counselor. 3 credits. This class will be offered periodically as COUN 593/893-REL and will be taught by an ordained pastor or commissioned minister of religion who are licensed counselors. When COUN 593/893-REL is delivered in this format, Biblical passages and connections to these passages will be integrated into the course. COUN 594/894 GROUP COUNSELING discusses the purpose, types, functions and principles of group counseling. Students develop an understanding of how to engage in and evaluate small group processes and relationships. Group counseling techniques, group development, and group stages are addressed. E-learning students must take this class in a face-to-face format.

Prerequisites: COUN 543/843; COUN 552/852 or COUN 550/880; COUN 554/884; COUN 584/884 or EDG 550/880; COUN 592/892 - 3 credits.

COUN 894. Group Counseling. (3 Credits)

COUN 895. Readings & Res in Counseling. (1-3 Credits)

COUN 896. Adv Thry & Skill for Prof Coun. (3 Credits)

addresses specific issues related to working with clients, including those who may have substance abuse concerns. Coursework addresses ‘the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis and the use of diagnostic classification systems (DSM & ICD); training on administration of intake interview, mental status evaluation, biopsychosocial history; mental health history, and psychological assessment for treatment planning and caseload management; and techniques and interventions related to a broad range of mental health issues.’ (Wisconsin Legislature: Chapter MPSW 14.01(2) (f) 1). 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 33 credit hours in the counseling program.

COUN 897. School Counselor Practicum. (1 Credit)

provides 100 hours of field experiences designed to acclimate and prepare the student to assume the responsibilities of a school counselor. The student will complete a practicum experience within an approved school setting under the supervision of anonsite counselor and a Concordia University counselor/supervisor. In addition, the student should enroll in and begin work in COUN 628/928-Portfolio 1 and COUN 629/929-Portfolio 2- 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 898. Pract for School Counselors I. (3 Credits)

(SCHOOL COUNSELING) provides 300 hours of field experiences designed to acclimate and prepare the student to assume responsibilities of a school counselor. The students will complete a practicum experience within an approved school setting under the supervision of an on-site counselor and Concordia University counselor/supervisor. In addition students should enroll in and complete COUN 628/928-Portfolio 2 while enrolled in this course. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Completion of 30 credits within the graduate counseling program including: COUN 543/843; COUN 552/852 or COUN 550/880; COUN 554/884; COUN 564/864; COUN 584/884 or EDG 550/880; COUN 592/892; COUN 593/893; COUN 594/894.

COUN 899. Practicum II. (3 Credits)

(SCHOOL COUNSELING) is a continuation of Practicum I. The student completes an additional 300 hours of field experience under supervision of both an on-site counselor and a supervisor/counselor from Concordia University. In addition, students should enroll in and complete COUN 628/928-Portfolio 3 while enrolled in this course. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: COUN 598.

COUN 900. Internship I. (2 Credits)

Internship I provides an additional 300 hours of field experiences designed to acclimate and prepare the student to assume the responsibilities of a school counselor. The student will complete the internship hours wi8thin an approved school setting under th supervision of an on-site counselor and a Concordia University counselor/ supervisor. The should be working to complete Portfolio 2 and Portfolio 3 during this course. 2 credits.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 901. Internship II. (3 Credits)

Internship II requires that the student complete an additional 300 hours of field experience as a part of a 700 hour practicum/internship requirement. Internship II experiences must be under the supervision of an on-site counselor and a counselor/supervisor from Concordia University. In addition, the student should be complete Portfolio 2 and Portfolio 3 during this class and plan to take the Praxis II-Professional School Counselor exam that is required for licensing. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 903. Pract for Prof Counselors I. (3 Credits)

is a 300 hour field-based internship/practicum designed to introduce student practitioners to the form and content of their discipline. Exposure to the day-to-day realities of clinical practice, i.e., case file maintenance, record keeping, staffing sessions, consultations with colleagues and other health-care providers, are expected to aid in shaping professional expectations and behaviors while preparing students for the transition from graduate school to professional practice. Students are to develop and demonstrate professional levels of competency in the various areas of clinical practice recommended and described by the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors. 2 credits.

Prerequisite: COUN 602/902-.

COUN 904. Pract for Prof Counselors II. (3 Credits)

is a 300 hour field-based internship/practicum experience designed to further develop the skills of the student practitioner. Continuation

Prerequisite: None

COUN 905. Pract for Prof Counselors III. (3 Credits)

COUN 906. Practicum for Prof Counselors. (1-3 Credits)

is a field-based experience designed to introduce the student to the area of professional counseling. Orientation to the profession is reviewed. Ongoing goals include the development of professional levels of competency and successful integration into the day-to-day operation and expectations of the clinical setting. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: Approval of Program Director.

COUN 907. Internship I for Prof Counselo. (2-3 Credits)

is a 300 hour field-based internship experience designed to introduce student practitioners to the form and content of their discipline. The experience continues to be supervised by an approved site supervisor and approved supervisor from Concordia who both hold an appropriate current license issued by WI DSPS, or the equivalent of the license in the state of the experience. A minimum of 120 hours of face to face client contact is expected, as well as one hour per week of individual or triadic supervision by the onsite and/or university supervisor. Further, the student will participate and document an average of 1.5 hours weekly of group supervision provided by the site supervisor, an approved student supervisor or a CU supervisor. Exposure to the day-to-day realities of clinical practice, i.e., case file maintenance, record keeping, staff sessions, consultations with colleagues and other health-care providers, are expected to aid in shaping professional expectations and behaviors while preparing students for the transition from graduate school to professional practice. Students are to develop, demonstrate, and be evaluated on professional levels of competency in the various areas of clinical practice recommended and described by the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of COUN 606/906 Practicum

COUN 908. Internship II for Prof Counsel. (3 Credits)

is a 300 hour field-based internship experience designed to further develop the skills of the student practitioners. This is a continuation of the work started in Practicum in the development of professional levels of competency of clinical practice recommended and described by the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors. The experience continues to be supervised by an appropriately credentialed mental health professional holding a current license in Wisconsin, or the state in which the student is engaged in their internship hours. A minimum of 120 hours of face to face client contact is expected, as well as one hour per week of individual or triadic supervision by the onsite and/or university supervisor. Further, the student will participate in and document an average of 1.5 hours weekly of group supervision provided by the onsite supervisor, an approved student supervisor or a CU supervisor.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of COUN 607/907 Internship I

COUN 920. Management for Counselors. (3 Credits)

examines the effective characteristics of successful secondary student instruction. The course emphasizes instructional design, content objectives, lesson and unit plan construction, instructional strategy selection, along with classroom management implications. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 927. Portfolio - Introduction. (0 Credits)

as a part of the licensing requirement for school counselors, school counselor candidates must completed a 3 part portfolio that demonstrates that have mastered the pupil service standard set by the State of Wisconsin for school counselors. During Portfolio 1, students will purchase an electronic portfolio program and complete a cover page, introduction, mission statement, resume and an educational platform. 0 credit.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 928. Portfolio - Pre-Practicum. (0 Credits)

as a part of the licensing requirement for school counselors, school counselor candidates must completed a 3 part portfolio that demonstrates that have mastered the pupil service standard set by the State of Wisconsin for school counselors. During Portfolio 2 students begin work on the seven pupil standards by writing a rational for each standard, collecting artifacts for each standard and begin to write introductions to each of the artifacts for each standard. 0 credit.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 929. Portfolio 3. (0 Credits)

as a part of the licensing requirement for school counselors, school counselor candidates must completed a 3 part portfolio that demonstrates that have mastered the pupil service standard set by the State of Wisconsin for school counselors. During Portfolio 3 students complete work on the seven pupil standards and complete Standard 8 which is a Concordia University counseling program requirement on servant-leadership. 0 credit.

Prerequisite: None

COUN 930. Portfolio - Elementary school. (0 Credits)

COUN 931. Portfolio - Middle school. (0 Credits)

COUN 932. Portfolio - High School. (0 Credits)