Counseling Psychology Courses

CPSY  602 - PPS Internship I (2)

Corequisite: Paid School Counseling position (part-time or full-time) in a K-12 public school. 150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a school as a paid counselor. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  604 - PPS Internship III (2)

Corequisite: Paid School Counseling position (part-time or full-time) in a K-12 public school. 150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a school as a paid counselor. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  606 - Cross Cultural Counseling (3)

This course features an understanding of multicultural issues in counseling with diverse ethnic groups, cultures, and social classes in American society. Emphasis is on developing cultural sensitivity to one's own cultural value system and the values and attitudes of diverse groups in cross-cultural counseling settings; increasing awareness of the effects that culture, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation have on human development and the counseling process; and on learning effective counseling strategies and generic counseling methods that accommodate a diversity of cultures.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  608 - Prevention and Intervention in Schools (3)

The course is designed to provide students with knowledge of comprehensive prevention and early intervention models for addressing student and school issues that pose barriers to learning. Emphasis is on the following: 1) the development of collaboration and coordination skills to establish partnerships among school, family, and community service organizations for the purpose of creating comprehensive counseling and support service programs, 2) the development and implementation of educational strategies and other preventive approaches for reducing school violence and other social problems students face in schools; and 3) the enhancement of interpersonal and social skills in students that can foster self-esteem, positive attitudes toward learning and motivation for achievement.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  614 - Career Counseling (3)

This course will provide an overview of theoretical and practical aspects of career counseling for youth, with a special emphasis on multicultural and sociopolitical issues. We will explore key multicultural models and research pertinent to students' career development. We will also critically examine traditional career development theories, as well as major career assessment and occupation information systems. An overview of components and evaluation of career counseling interventions and programs in school/community settings will also be provided.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  620 - PPS Traineeship I (2)

150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a K-12 school or community agency. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  622 - PPS Traineeship III (2)

150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a K-12 school or community agency. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  623 - Trauma and Crisis Counseling in Urban and Multicultural Contexts (3)

The course is designed to provide students with knowledge of and competencies in trauma and crisis counseling in urban and multicultural contexts. We specifically investigate ecological, developmental, and social variables that impact ethnic minority and low-income communities and their experience of trauma. Trauma associated with racism, poverty, violence, immigration, refugee status, homelessness, abuse, death, injury, health, and crime (as well as other conditions and issues) will be explored. Cultural, psychological, social, and biological differences in the experiences of trauma will be addressed. Culturally relevant intervention models and strategies will be discussed for various forms of crisis and trauma. These include the use of cultural-ecological crisis assessment and intervention models for school and community-based settings.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  624 - Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (2)

This course is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods in education and psychology including basic research designs, methods of data recruitment and collection, consent, and ethical issues. Students also learn how to critically analyze published research and how to use computer technology for accessing existing data and information according to the standards of the American School Counselor Association.
Restricted to Graduate level

CPSY  626 - Addictions Counseling (2)

This course presents theoretical and practical explorations of the causes of and treatments for addictions and substance abuse. Students enrolled in this course will learn how to assess and intervene with client systems affected by substance use, abuse, and various behavioral addictions, drawing from a range of theories for understanding and models of intervention. Students will gain knowledge regarding multicultural approaches to identification, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse and addiction, including populations at risk and the role of support systems.
College restricted to School of Education.

CPSY  628 - Child and Parent Therapy (3)

Counseling children and parents through client assessments, case conceptualization, goal setting, data collection, and behavior and interactional strategies. Emphasis on systems methods and evidence-based treatment strategies. Consultation with parents, teachers and other professionals in a variety of settings.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  634 - Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues (3)

Course features the roles and responsibilities of Marriage and Family Therapists according to the laws and ethical principles governing practice. Particular emphasis will be given to the ethics codes of major professional associations, family law and statutes covering mental health practice for MFTs in California, and legal mandates pertaining to children in schools.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  638 - Traineeship II (3)

A Level II supervised experience in marriage and family therapy in an institutional setting under professional supervision.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  639 - Individual and Family Psychopathology (3)

Course includes an understanding of individuals and family psychopathology through the examination of a variety of models, with a focus on the interaction of culture, economics and diagnosis. Basic knowledge of the diagnostic process and criteria associated with diagnostic categories in the DSM-IV-TR are explored. Students are provided with opportunities to interact with mental health consumers.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  646 - Community Mental Health: Concepts of Recovery, Wellness, Systems of Care, and Advocacy (3)

This course helps students understand the model of community mental health recover and the skills needed for mental health practice. Students will participate in hands-on experiences through a community mental health immersion experience, in addition to learning about strength and evidence based therapeutic interventions aimed at mental health consumers of community mental health care.
Restricted to Graduate level

CPSY  657 - Individual and Family Lifespan Development (3)

Overview of theory and research on the psychological, biological, and social aspects of human growth and development across the lifespan, with attention to family development and dynamics. Relationship of developmental concepts to counseling strategies in school and family counseling.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  661 - Adult Life Transitions Therapy (3)

Application of adult development and life transitions theories to the practice of counseling adults and their families. Strategies and techniques for assessing and assisting adults in initiating, understanding, coping with, and resolving major life transitions issues, as well as the psychological and health implications of life events such as loss, economic change, trauma, illness, substance abuse and relationship changes.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  670 - Intermediate Techniques in Cognitive and Behavior Therapies (3)

This is the second course in the Cognitive and Behavior Therapies Core Theory and Practice Sequence covering basic evidence-based techniques in Cognitive and Behavior Therapy. This is a competency-based course model, emphasizing practice and mastery of traditional Cognitive and Behavior therapy techniques, with a focus on relationship applications.
Restricted to Graduate level

CPSY  677 - Counseling Across Cultures (3)

Course features an understanding of multicultural issues in counseling with diverse ethnic groups, cultures, and social classes in American society. Emphasis is on developing cultural sensitivity to one's own cultural value system and the values and attitudes of diverse groups in cross-cultural counseling settings; increasing awareness of the effects that culture, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation have on human development and the counseling process; and on learning effective counseling strategies and generic counseling methods that accommodate a diversity of cultures.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  678 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapies: Theory and Practice (3)

This is the first course in the Cognitive and Behavior Therapies Core Theory and Practice Sequence. Students will develop an understanding of how scientific inquiry leads to evidence-based empirical treatments and current "best" practices in psychotherapy. Essential elements and methods common to beginning practice will be introduced and rehearsed.
Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors