As a student in the Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology, your educational experience will be guided by the following objectives.
- Display an ability to be self-reflective and evidence personal growth regarding their intra- and interpersonal processes.
- Articulate an identity as a professional counselor or school psychologist.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop helping relationships with diverse populations.
- Implement developmentally-appropriate individual counseling, group counseling, and systemic interventions.
- Display the ability to implement career interventions.
- Evidence skills in effective written and oral communication.
- Demonstrate technological competence.
- Apply ethical reasoning and decision making to problems faced by professional counselors and school psychologists.
- Show leadership and advocacy skills in supporting both individual and systemic change.
- Use appropriate assessment techniques.
- Research and evaluate the effectiveness of counseling and systemic interventions and programs.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling students will:
- Articulate and apply foundational knowledge of clinical mental health counseling.
- Articulate and demonstrate various types of counseling, consultation, prevention, and intervention – including response to crisis and trauma and addiction.
- Discuss issues of multiculturalism, demonstrate multicultural competency skills, and advocate on behalf of multicultural populations in clinical mental health counseling settings.
- Analyze and utilize various types of clinical mental health counseling assessments.
- Critically evaluate and utilize research methods in the practice of clinical mental health counseling.
- Describe and employ principles of case conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment planning with a variety of populations.
School Counseling students will:
- Articulate and apply foundational knowledge of school counseling.
- Articulate and demonstrate various types of counseling, prevention, and intervention – including methods of program development and crisis response.
- Discuss issues of multiculturalism, demonstrate multicultural competency skills, and advocate on behalf of multicultural populations in school counseling settings.
- Analyze and utilize various types of school counseling assessments.
- Critically evaluate and utilize research methods in the practice of school counseling.
- Describe methods of promoting academic development.
- Demonstrate methods of effective collaboration and consultation with school staff, students, parents, and community members.
- Explain the importance of and assume leadership roles in their respective schools.
School Psychology students will:
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies in the foundations, professional orientation, and ethical standards of school psychology and education.
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies in delivering services as a school psychologist.
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies in various forms of psychological evaluation and assessment.
- Demonstrate knowledge and competency in various types of psychological intervention with a variety of ages and populations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of research and statistics and apply this knowledge to work in the field.
Couples and Family Therapy students will:
- Develop a professional identity as a master’s level marital and family therapists aligned with national practice standards.
- Become adept in systems/relational practice, demonstrating sophistication as a scientist/practitioner.
- Comprehend and demonstrate knowledge of how to engage community behavioral health care systems.
- Be able to analyze, synthesize and critique MFT theory, human development, and family science literatures to advance and integrate research, theory, and practice in the field.
- Comprehend and demonstrate knowledge of human diversity and will be responsive to the societal, cultural, and spiritual contexts in which health and well-being are embedded.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills as a researcher in the field of marital and family therapy.
- Develop an ethical consciousness that guides their practice in aspects of professional work.
Personal and Organizational Wellness students will:
- Articulate health concepts that consider the whole person-physical, emotional, mental, social, intellectual and spiritual.
- Identify health concepts that positively impact organizations.
- Investigate the difference between healing and curing, and the interface of alternative and conventional approaches to health and healing.
- Analyze, design, and implement research methods.
- Examine the expanding paradigms of personal and organizational wellness.
- Discuss and apply transformational skills for the individual and for organizations.
Human Relations students will:
- Articulate theoretical and practical processes of human development.
- Discuss theories of social behavior and diversity and apply associated skills to a multicultural society.
- Analyze, design, and implement research methods.
- Identify and discuss educational and/or counseling theories.
- Supplement human relations knowledge with an individualized focus (through elective courses).
- Apply concepts to a practical setting (practicum field experience).