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Counseling Ph.D. Course Offerings

The courses included below only include those in the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program. The courses included in the Master of Counseling program are not included.

CNS 605 Methods of Counselor Supervision 3 credits

This course reviews contemporary models of counselor supervision. The course also explores ethical and multicultural issues in counselor supervision so that students may begin to develop their personal supervisory style based upon best practice standards.

CNS 606 College Teaching and Methods of Counselor Education 3 credits

This course prepares student to teach counseling and related courses. Topics covered are learning theories, retention of material, motivation, classroom instructional strategies and techniques, and assessment of learning from the core learning expectations.

CNS 607 Multicultural Perspectives in Counselor Education, Supervision, and Research 3 credits

Counseling doctoral students will study multicultural issues in counselor preparation graduate programs, counseling supervision, and counseling research. The role of spirituality in the client-counselor relationship will be explored.

CNS 608 Professional Orientation and Leadership in Counselor Education, Supervision, and Research  3 credits

The course will focus on current issues in counseling. Relevant content will include the role of ethical and legal consideration in counselor education and supervision, social and cultural issues, social change theory, advocacy action planning, and developmental counseling.

CNS 609 Research Design and Program Evaluation 3 credits

The doctoral-level course examines topics and controversies in qualitative and quantitative counseling research; this integration of theoretical with applied counseling material will augment the department’s standard doctoral research offerings. The course also reviews the tenets of counseling program evaluation.

CNS 615 Introduction to Statistics and Quantitative Methods 3 credits

This course focuses on the theories and methods of quantitative research by introducing students to basic topics in statistical analysis, including descriptive statistics and simple inferential statistics such as correlation, regression, t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, and chi-square.

CNS 616 Introduction to Qualitative Methods 3 credits

This course concentrates on the theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research; methodology and methods including identification of ways to collect and analyze qualitative data; examination of ethical issues; development of proposals; and writing up studies.

CNS 625 Advanced Counseling Theory and Skills 3 credits

This course provides an in-depth study of selected counseling theories targeted towards doctoral level providers.

CNS 626 Advanced Group Counseling 3 credits

Development of group leadership skills through group experiences in class or in the field.

CNS 627 Field Experience in College Teaching 3 credits

Students in this course will be assigned teaching activities in Graduate or Undergraduate Counseling courses while being supervised by program faculty members. The course is designed to help doctoral students refine teaching skills and develop a personal philosophy of counselor education that is grounded in theoretical framework. This course includes a 100 hour field experience.

CNS 628 Field Experience in Counselor Education and Leadership 3 credits

This course, through specialized topic lectures, explores contemporary research and practice issues in counseling, counselor education and leadership. Specialty topics include trauma and trauma informed supervision, disaster mental health and handling crisis in schools and community mental health agencies. The expanding role of counselors as health practitioners will be emphasized. This course includes a 100 hour field experience.

CNS 631 Advanced Research Methods 3 credits

This advanced research course focuses on forms of quantitative and qualitative inquiry. Quantitative methods include analysis variance, inference, multilevel and linear statistics. Qualitative methods include phenomenology, hermeneutics, and ethnography.

CNS 665 Internship in Counseling 3-3 credits

This internship is designed to provide individual students with a planned program of advanced on-the-job professional experience in a college or community/agency setting. Internship assignments will be controlled and coordinated by a university instructor. Direct supervision is given by an experienced professional in the setting.

CNS 675 Advanced Supervised Practicum in Counseling 3 credits

This advanced supervised practicum in counseling experience will enable doctoral-level students to develop and/or refine advanced counseling skills and conceptually link counselor practice and supervision.

CNS 698 Dissertation Proposal Seminar 3 credits

This seminar is designed to assist students in making substantive progress in identifying and developing their dissertation proposal. Students will critically examine the current literature associated with their research interests and examine applicable conceptual constructs and methodologies.

CNS 699 Dissertation Research 3-3 credits

Dissertation research represents the course load equivalent for the process of doctoral dissertation defense.