Department of Human Services

Course Descriptions

Counseling

  • CNL 4610 Principles of Counseling

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An overview of major counseling principles, theories, techniques, historical foundations, and services.

  • CNL 4630 Mental Health Issues in Disability

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Factors influencing behavior of individuals and methods a rehabilitation specialist may use in observing, analyzing, and improving attitudes and behavior.

  • CNL 4640 Crisis Counseling

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Background, theory, practice, and needs of crisis intervention within the helping professions. Explores a variety of crisis intervention models and community resources.

  • CNL 4670 Group Background and Theory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Surveys the background, theory, function, techniques, and the uses of small groups in counseling.

  • CNL 4700 Counseling Workshop

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Intensive study of selected areas in counseling to meet the particular needs of participating students, schools, and agencies. Titles vary.

  • CNL 6010 Counseling Theory and Practice

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Presents an overview of the major theoretical approaches to counseling. Key concepts, therapeutic processes, and techniques will be examined. Opportunity will also be available for discussion of philosophical and ethical issues in counseling.

  • CNL 6020 Techniques of Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Laboratory practice in individual counseling techniques; focuses on the development of basic skills and procedures.

  • CNL 6030 Statistics, Research and Program Evaluation for Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Surveys counseling and rehabilitation research, evidence-based practice, program evaluation, needs assessment, descriptive, inferential, qualitative, quantitative, and single-case designs statistical analysis, and ethical and culturally relevant strategies for interpreting and reporting human ser

  • CNL 6200 Clinical Pathology in Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces students in human services to basic phychopathology, factors influencing the behavior of individuals and methods a counselor may use in observing, analyzing and improving attitudes and behavior.

  • CNL 6210 Crisis Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces students to the background, theory, practice, and needs of crisis intervention within the helping professions. A variety of crisis intervention models are explored, as are the various community resources available to the crisis intervention worker.

  • CNL 6220 Group Background and Theory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Surveys the background, theory, patterns of function, techniques of facilitating, and the uses of small groups in counseling.

  • CNL 6610 Principles of Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction and overview of major counseling principles, theories, techniques, historical foundations, and services. Also, addresses counseling specialties and professional organizations.

  • CNL 6620 Problems in Student Behavior and Development

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Considers physical, psychological, and personality development of students. The interrelationship of these factors and their effects on student functioning are also explored. The course also explores the impact of social learning on student behavior.

  • CNL 6700 Counseling Workshop

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    .5 to 5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intensive study of selected areas in counseling to meet the particular needs of participating students, schools, and agencies. Titles vary.

  • CNL 7220 Group Process in Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Serves as an introduction to group practice. Considers interaction patterns and dynamics within small groups, and focuses on understanding of individual and group behavior as they relate to the individuals taking the course.

  • CNL 7230 Assessment and Evaluation in Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores best practice and use of instruments used in counseling assessment and evaluation. Additional topics include statistical concepts, reliability, validity, ethical applications, social cultural factors.

  • CNL 7240 Career Counseling and Development

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Presents career development as a series of vocational and other life choices in the process of self-realization, and also considers the effect of rapid social and technological change on this process.

  • CNL 7250 Clinical Mental Health Practices and Services

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Acquaints students with preventive mental health, advocacy roles, legal and ethical issues, and interdisciplinary approaches to community mental health.

  • CNL 7260 Marriage and Family Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamental introduction to marriage and family counseling. Students learn to think across a wide variety of family structures and a diverse range of issues (i.e. gender, culture, and substance abuse).

  • CNL 7261 Systems Theory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Considers principles and techniques of marriage and family counseling from a variety of theoretical orientations.

  • CNL 7270 Counseling for Life-Span Development

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Developmental factors influencing the behavior of individuals across the life-span and the unique counseling strategies that are employed.

  • CNL 7280 Professional Orientation, Ethical Standards, and Legal Issues in Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Surveys legal, professional, and ethical issues in counseling. Topics include: historical review, counselor roles and functions, self-care strategies, supervision models, advocacy, professional organizations, and professional credentialing.

  • CNL 7290 Multicultural Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Studies social change, cultures, issues related to immigration, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious affiliation, and unique characteristics of individuals, couples, families, ethic groups, and communities. This course does require some experiential exercises.

  • CNL 7650 Principles and Practices of School Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course explores the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of comprehensive school counseling programs. School counseling programming is discussed in terms of its relationship to the total school program and to community support systems.

  • CNL 7651 Addiction in the K-12 Setting

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of addiction and substance related issues for children and adolescents in the K-12 setting. Emphasis on the school counselor's role in prevention, screening and responsive services when working with students and/or families impacted by addiction and substance use disorders.

  • CNL 7700 Independent Study and Minor Problems

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Planned reading and/or project under the guidance of a Department of Human Services faculty member.

  • CNL 7800 Systemic Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course focuses on teaching systemic interventions and problem solving in the process of resolving marriage and family related concerns.

  • CNL 7800L Systemic Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling Laboratory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Required laboratory for CNL 7800.

  • CNL 7801 Marriage and Family Pre-Practicum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    This course focuses on the practice of systemic interventions and problem solving in the process of resolving marriage and family related concerns.

  • CNL 8000 Human Sexuality Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The principles and practice of human sexuality and sexuality counseling are reviewed. A major focus of the course is the application and integration of theories and principles of sexuality counseling with couples.

  • CNL 8600 Advanced Seminar in Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Provides an opportunity for students to further develop skills in counseling, appraisal, research, or other related areas under faculty direction.

  • CNL 8640 Practicum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Provides an experience in counseling, interviewing, training, and/or consultation in which the student under supervision, demonstrates skills in educational, vocational, organizational, and/or personal areas to individuals and/or groups.

  • CNL 8650 Individual and Group Practicum in Counseling

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Provides supervised experience for counselor trainees providing psychotherapy, counseling, guidance, instruction, and assessment to individuals and groups to resolve behavioral, substance, educational/vocational/career, marital/family/relational, and personal/social problems and diagnose and trea

  • CNL 8670 Internship

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 6
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    This field-based experience provides human services master's degree students with advanced clinical practice and supervision in their major specialty areas.

  • CNL 9500 Advanced Personality Theory & Psychopathology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on the development of personality throughout the life span and associated difficulties that can occur for individuals. Additional emphasis will be given to adaptation and the coping process.

  • CNL 9510 Clinical Assessment in Counseling Practice

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Supervised clinical practice in the administration of mental health assessment instruments. Emphasizes advanced methods of administering and interpreting standardized tests. Includes use of assessment procedures in diagnosis and treatment planning.

  • CNL 9520 Diagnosis and Clinical Counseling Practice

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Clinical course designed to introduce the student to comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Students will gain familiarity with the DSM nomenclatures via assigned readings, case studies and assignments.

  • CNL 9530 Case Formulation, Clinical Intervention and Supervision

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course reviews clinical decision making skills in counselor practice and emphasizes using sound, clinically defensible diagnostic assessment and clinical interventions supported in current outcome research. Advanced case conceptualization and counselor supervision also presented.

  • CNL 9600 Advanced Institute for Human Services Personnel

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Individual, group study of current problems in counseling. Provides a focus on the development of new skills related to interventions. Topics might include professional ethics and responsibilities, crisis intervention, techniques, and human sexuality.

  • CNL 9601 Advance Crisis Intervention

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of issues associated with trauma, stress, crisis, and disaster experiences and the importance of differentiating their varying characteristics. Emphasis on knowledge and skills of different types of interventions.

  • CNL 9602 Assessment and Diagnosis of PTSD in Counseling Practice

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of trauma theories, assessment, and diagnosis of PTSD in clinical mental health settings. Emphasis on knowledge and skills of trauma assessment, diagnosis, multicultural and diversity issues using lifespan perspective.

Rehabilitation

  • RHB 2010 Introduction to Rehabilitation Services

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Philosophy, history and legislation of rehabilitation services and career options. Students visit rehabilitation agencies and interact with populations and agencies they may serve as a rehabilitation provider.

  • RHB 2020 Community Resources

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Preparation in becoming professional consumers of rehabilitation resources. Learning how to identify, write, and submit a grant and effective strategies of teamwork are also components of course. Students will volunteer in a rehabilitation agency. Integrated Writing course.

  • RHB 3010 Medical Aspects of Disabilities

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of medical terminology and disorders that usually require rehabilitation intervention. Additional topics include the impact of disabling conditions on vocational and social activities. Attention given to the pharmacological aspects of treating disabilities.

  • RHB 3020 Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Services

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to pharmacological information and the variable effects of medication on a person.

  • RHB 3030 Employment of People with Disabilities

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of career development and placement techniques. Various methods of accessing the career market, occupation information, and various strategies used to assist people in becoming employed.

  • RHB 3040 Rehabilitation Case Management

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Interviewing, case recording, writing rehabilitation plans with appropriate justifications, and case management.

  • RHB 3050 Addictions and Applications

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Provides an overview of the historical, attitudinal, social-cultural, and psycho-physiological impact of addictions. Special attention given to emerging abuse and dependency issues and interventions used to address them.

  • RHB 3610 Rehabilitation Services for Veterans

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Background information on military services, specific issues related to active military service, services for veterans, and disability factors.

  • RHB 3620 Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic concepts, social policy, and approaches related to alcohol and drug use including the addiction process, costs of abuse to the individual, family, and society, and successful approaches to dealing with abuse.

  • RHB 3630 Applied Behavioral Analysis

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to applied behavior analysis. Principles and interventions related to applied behavior analysis as well as potential benefits of applied behavior analysis treatment.

  • RHB 3631 Applied Behavioral Analysis II

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Development of applied behavioral analysis plans and assessing intervention strategies.

  • RHB 3640 Community Accessibility

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Physical accessibility requirements and issues in the community based on title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • RHB 3650 Rehabilitation and Corrections

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to rehabilitation students to corrections. Students will learn about correctional programs and barriers to community reentry for ex-offenders.

  • RHB 3660 Wellness for the Helping Professional

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Importance of wellness and stress management to maximize their career potential in the social service field. Physiological, psychological, and social elements associated with stress. Various approaches to enhance overall wellness and lessen life stress.

  • RHB 3670 Creation of Evidence Based Practice

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic concepts in research as applied to the rehabilitation field, including theory, design, variables, measurement, hypothesis testing, and validity.

  • RHB 3680 Impact of HIV

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to HIV and the populations impacted. Overview of the history, stereotypes and prejudices, prevention and treatment, and specific impact on subpopulation of HIV.

  • RHB 3700 Independent Study Rehabilitation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent study.

  • RHB 3710 Introduction to International Rehabilitation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to rehabilitation around the globe. Overview of the historical treatment, societal perceptions, services, and outcomes of people with disabilities internationally.

  • RHB 3720 Introduction to International Counseling

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to counseling and mental health services around the globe. Overview of the historical treatment, societal perceptions, services, and outcomes of people with severe mental illnesses internationally.

  • RHB 3810 Introduction to Disability Studies

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of disability studies, with a focus on the critical analysis of key theoretical views, historical and current sociocultural understandings of embodiment, difference, power, disability culture, justice, and activism.

  • RHB 3820 Disability Culture and Justice

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on disability culture, justice, and history, including community access, independent living/self-determination, and inclusion.

  • RHB 3830 Capstone in Disability Studies

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Provides culminating experience of the minor, focusing on integration and application of interdisciplinary research and theory within disability studies relative to student's major, research interests, and professional goals.

  • RHB 4010 Developmental Disabilities

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of the etiology, eligibility, and rehabilitation of individuals with developmental disabilities. Behavioral observations, evidenced based research study and site visits to rehabilitation facilities are components of course. Service Learning course.

  • RHB 4020 Career Assessment

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Provides training in comprehensive vocational and career evaluation and assessment strategies. Integrated Writing course.

  • RHB 4040 Assisted Technology and Independent Living

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    History, legislation, and philosophy of independent living and assistive technology; includes experience using AT equipment, accessibility study, and an independent living project.

  • RHB 4070 Principles of Rehabilitation Counseling

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Focuses on the development of basic skills and attitudes associated with rehabilitation counseling. Interview style and format are examined along with listening and responding techniques associated with holistic approaches.

  • RHB 4700 Special Topics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent study in areas of interest to students that are not readily available in any existing course. Topics vary. May be taken for letter grade or pass/unsatisfactory.

  • RHB 4900 Rehabilitation Internship

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 6
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Placement in a community agency that addresses disabilities will provide the student with the integration of skills learned in program. Minimum of 400 hours at an approved site.

  • RHB 6700 Rehabilitation Workshop

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Workshop courses to meet the needs of rehabilitation professionals as well as providing courses on as needed basis to meet special interest needs. Titles vary.

  • RHB 7000 Foundations of Rehabilitation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores the historical issues of rehabilitation counseling, working with people who have disabilities, and people first terminology. Additional components include interviewing an individual who has a disability and visiting a rehabilitation facility.

  • RHB 7020 Medical Aspects Seminar

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Chronic illness and disability are conceptualized with the goal of helping clients achieve optimal functioning. Several conditions are reviewed such as traumatic brain injury, intellectual and developmental disorders. Pharmacological issues are also studied.

  • RHB 7040 Psychosocial Rehabilitation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Psychological issues associated with specific disabling conditions. An in-depth review of the general adjustment process to disability and definitions of normality and abnormality.

  • RHB 7070 Biopsychosocialspiritual Aspects

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Discovery and understanding of biological, psychological, social and spiritual processes associated with addictions. Identification and implementation of current assessment and intervention strategies utilized in the planning and treatment of addictions are addressed.

  • RHB 7110 Vocational Evaluation and Assessment

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theoretical orientation, development and utilization of work samples, situational assessments, analysis of work relevant data for hypothesis testing and communicating significant vocational data, and job placement strategies which facilitates employment of people with disabilities.

  • RHB 7200 Case Management

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Assists students in conducting intake interviews, case recording, facilitation of multidisciplinary teams, writing rehabilitation plans with appropriate justifications and measureable outcomes, and case management skills.

  • RHB 7300 Theory and Epidemiology of Addictions

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theory and practice of a variety of treatment modalities and settings. Explores interdisciplinary treatment planning, evidence based practices, family, individual and group interventions, systems, holistic intervention strategies, recovery supports including self-help groups.

  • RHB 7310 Treatment and Prevention of Addictions

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Theory and practice of a variety of treatment modalities and settings. Explores interdisciplinary treatment planning, evidence based practices, family, individual and group interventions, systems, holistic intervention strategies, recovery supports including self-help groups.

  • RHB 7700 Independent Reading and Minor Problems in Rehabilitation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent study in areas of interest to students but not readily available in any existing course.

  • RHB 8650 Rehabilitation Counseling: Practicum

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    Demonstrate basic skills, techniques, and competencies learned in previous coursework while delivering rehabilitation counseling services to consumers. The practicum experience is determined individually between the student, university supervisor and site supervisor.

  • RHB 8670 Rehabilitation Counseling: Internship

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 6
    Schedule Type: 
    Internship

    Opportunity to utilize all skills, techniques, and competencies acquired in previous coursework while delivering rehabilitation counseling services to consumers. The internship experience is determined individually between the student, university supervisor and site supervisor.