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COUN- 149 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industry experience. Generally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous one.
Department consent

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COUN- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industry experience. Generally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous one.
Department consent

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COUN- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industry experience. Generally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous one.
Department consent

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COUN- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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COUN- 400 Workshop In Counseling (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Current specialized topics studied through experiential activities.

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COUN- 405 Introduction To Basic Counseling Skills (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Develop basic helping skills including active listening; problem solving, goal setting, and decision-making; conflict resolution; information giving; assertion skills; and making referrals. Applicable when basic counseling is an appropriate helping response and also in any interpersonal relationship, including people with disability and ethnic diversity issues.

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COUN- 406 Peer Supervisory Experience (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Experience in observation and feedback to peers undergoing counseling skill training.
Instructor's consent

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COUN- 447 Assessment And Treatment Of Eating Disorders (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Description and diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obesity, and compulsive overeating. Psychological, sociological, and familial influences on the development of the disorders. Assessment instruments, approaches, and treatment considerations.

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COUN- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industry experience. Generally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous one.
Department consent

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COUN- 494 Counseling Older Persons (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Training service providers in counseling skills and gerontology through discussion, observation and supervised counseling experiences.

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COUN- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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COUN- 606 Peer Supervisory Experience (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Experience in observation and feedback to peers undergoing counseling skill training.
Instructor's consent

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COUN- 647 Assessment And Treatment Of Eating Disorders (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Description and diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obesity, and compulsive overeating. Psychological, sociological, and familial influences on the development of the disorders. Assessment instruments, approaches, and treatment considerations.

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COUN- 694 Counseling Older Persons (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Training service providers in counseling skills and gerontology through discussion, observation and supervised counseling experiences.

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COUN- 700 Seminar In Counseling (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Special topics on current developments in the field. Each seminar is devoted to a specific development to be indicated with a subtitle and description.

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COUN- 715 Orientation to Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Professional, ethical, and legal issues in mental health and AODA counseling. National and Wisconsin credential standards for mental health and AODA counseling practice. Regional mental health and AODA practice settings. Public policy issues in mental health and AODA counseling.

Must be accepted into the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program

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COUN- 719 Counseling Applications in Grief and Trauma (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Clinical implications of significant personal loss by trauma, life transition, disease, disability and bereavement. Evidence-based approaches to grief counseling, the neurocognitive impact of trauma, and theoretically grounded approaches to trauma counseling. Emphasis will be on clinical skill integration in the context of grief and trauma.

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COUN- 720 Psychopharmacology (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of abused street and perscription drugs and the legitimate use of psycho-pharmaceutical medicine. Fundamental concepts of neuroanatomy and neurochemistry. Medications for the treatment of substance abuse disorders and chronic pain management. Signs and symptoms of drug toxicity, drug interactions and side effects. Crisis intervention strategies.

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COUN- 721 Alcohol And Drug Abuse Treatment Programs (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Psychological factors in alcohol and drug abuse. Treatment programs and approaches used by alcohol and drug abuse counselors.

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COUN- 722 Advanced Topics In Compulsive Behavior Disorders (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Psychology of shame and its relationship to substance abuse and other compulsive behaviors. Overview of prominent topics in compulsive behavioral disorders including substance abuse, gambling, eating, spending money, sex, internet, and other excessive and harmful behaviors. Advanced counseling skill development through psycho-education presentations and hypothetical problem solving. Ethical issues in counseling.

Prerequisite: take COUN-721

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COUN- 723 Psychopathology: Assessment And Treatment Planning (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Training in the use of the current edition of the diagnostic and statistical manual (DSM) for assessment of mental disorders; use of behavioral and psychometric assessment procedures; treatment planning.

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COUN- 724 Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Major adolescent developmental concepts, current trends, and culturally sensitive approaches in the assessment, prevention and treatment of adolescent substance abuse.

Prerequisite: take COUN-721

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COUN- 725 Social And Cultural Issues In Counseling (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Major concepts, theoretical perspectives, professional issues, and skills of effective counseling related to such factors as culture, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental and physical characteristics, education, family values, religious and spiritual values, and socio-economic status.

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COUN- 727 Mindfulness Applications in Counseling (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
History and methods of mindfulness psychology. Research supporting mindfulness integration in counseling. Theories and techniques of current mindfulness-based counseling and psychotherapy. Experiential mindfulness exercises and practice.

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COUN- 735 Problems In Counseling (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Plan B investigations are the primary purpose of this course. Students who are ready to write their Plan B paper should register for this course and then confer with the major adviser to select a staff member who will serve as an investigation adviser. Meetings with the adviser are by arrangement only.

Prerequisites: take EDUC-740 or MFT-765

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COUN- 745 Treating Personality Disorders (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of personality disorders as defined in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Underlying belief systems associated with the various personality disorders. Therapeutic strategies useful in working with individuals with personality disorders.

Prerequisite: take COUN-723

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COUN- 749 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industry experience. Generally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous one.
Department consent

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COUN- 750 Counseling Theory (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
History and theories of counseling and psycho- therapy: psychoanalytic, humanistic/existential, cognitive/behavioral, family systems, feminist, and others. Underlying personality theory. Integration and eclecticism in counseling practice. Illustrative practical applications. Integration of counseling theory into a personal counseling style.

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COUN- 752 Group Dynamics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theoretical and experiential understandings of group work, dynamics/development, and leadership approaches. Small group experience and supervised training in essential group leadership skills. Design and implementation of different types of groups for diverse populations in varied professional settings.

Prequisite or Corequisite: COUN-788

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COUN- 754 Assessment and Clinical Interviewing in Counseling (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Instruments and procedures used for the assessment of behavior relevant to and appropriate for mental health counseling. Emphasis on the selection, administration, interpretation, and application of major assessment instruments and procedures. Synthesis of assessment information into psychological reports.

Prerequisite: take SPSY-753

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COUN- 761 Counseling Children And Adolescents (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concepts and developmental approaches to counseling with children and adolescents. Integration of culturally responsive strategies, identification of at-risk behavior and prevention, and strategies to work with parents and families.

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COUN- 770 Thesis (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Independent research under direction of investigation adviser. Selection of problems, development of outline, review of literature, compilation of bibliography, plan of method of attack, conduct of research, interpretation of findings, and preparation of the final paper according to thesis standards. Student may enroll for 2, 4, or 6 semester hours of credit in various terms with a final total of six.

Prerequisites: take EDUC-740 or MFT-765

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COUN- 775 Alcohol And Drug Abuse Counseling Practicum I (8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Counseling under supervision in an alcohol and drug abuse treatment facility. Laboratory instruction on various aspects of alcohol and drug abuse treatment approaches.
Department consent

Prerequisites: take COUN-721 and COUN-788

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COUN- 776 Alcohol And Drug Abuse Counseling Practicum II (8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A continuation of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Practicum I. Students will continue a supervised counseling experience in an appropriate treatment facility and related laboratory instruction.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take COUN-775

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COUN- 788 Counseling Process Laboratory (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic attending and influencing skills used in the one-to-one and one-to-group situations involving laboratory experiences, such as counseling, feedback, critiquing, modeling, assessing and evaluating.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: COUN-750

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COUN- 789 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Principles And Application (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Training in the theory and practice of cognitive- behavioral, and solution-focused treatment models. Assessment, intervention, and self-management strategies through this approach will be emphasized. Application of cognitive-behavioral techniques to human problems.

Prerequisite: take COUN-750

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COUN- 790 Supervision in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and practice of clinical and administration supervision in Mental Health Counseling venues. Supervision skill development and practice in laboratory setting.

Prerequisite: take COUN-788

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COUN- 793 Mental Health Counseling Practicum (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Minimum of 150 hours of closely supervised counseling experience in an appropriate mental health setting. Regular seminars and individual supervision sessions required.

Prerequisite: take COUN-788

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COUN- 794 Mental Health Counseling Internship (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Minimum of 200 hours of supervised experience in a mental health or AODA setting for two credits. Applied professional experiences, including individual, group, marriage and/or family counseling; intake interviewing; diagnosis; psychological testing; treatment planning; consultation and outreach; referrals; and/or documentation. Repeatable to 6 credits (600 hours).

Prerequisite: take COUN-793

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COUN- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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COUN- 892 Advanced Counseling Practicum (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Clinical supervised counseling experiences in a variety of school institutional and agency settings. Designed to assist the student to more adequately understand and apply the dynamics of human behavior in the one-to-one counseling relationship. A minimum of 60 to 90 clock hours of experience is required.

Prerequisite: take COUN-793

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COUN- 895 Field Study (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Experience in action-type field research in pupil personnel services. The student will identify and research a topic directly related to his career position. Preparation and presentation of a formal report of the study to appropriate personnel. Student may enroll for 2, 4, or 6 semester hours of credit in various terms with a final total of six.

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