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MHC - Mental Health Counseling

MHC 705 Statistics and Research Design

Students should have taken a statistics course equivalent to the listed prerequisite within the last five years, and permission of instructor is required to register. Student must also be in the Doctoral program majoring in Mental Health Counseling to register for this course.

Course Description: This course will serve as an introduction to statistics used in psychology. The course focuses on: descriptive statistics, basic inferential statistics, and nonparametric statistics. The overall goal of this course is to present the basic statistical techniques students need for simple analyses of psychological data. A second goal is to attain the skill of thinking statistically that will enable students to learn and understand analytic techniques with the aid of SPSS.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

PSY 605 Min Grade B or PSY 205 Min Grade D

MHC 706 Statistics and Research Design II

Course Description: this course is a continuation of the introduction to statistics used in psychology that begun in PSY 705. It will focus on nonparametric statistics, correlation, regression, discriminant analysis, and factor analysis. The overall goal of this course is to present the basic statistical techniques you might need for intermediate to advanced analyses of psychological data. A second goal is to attain the skill of thinking statistically that will enable students to learn and understand analytic techniques with the aid of SPSS.
Course Rotation:Every Spring

4 credits

Prerequisites

MHC 705 Minimum Grade of C

MHC 723 Applied Social Psychology

Permission of instructor is required to register. Student must also be in the Doctoral program majoring in Mental Health Counseling to register for this course.

Course Description: This course will explore the interdisciplinary-applications nature of social psychology and the usefulness of the many fields encompassed by social psychology in the work of mental health counselors. Specific topics to be examined include attitudes, prejudice, attraction, relationships, and helping behaviors especially as these relate to counseling issues. Students will be involved in applying the concepts covered in class to real-world issues, particularly to counseling issues.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

4 credits

MHC 731 Theories and Methods of Counselor Education

Student must be in the Doctoral program majoring in Mental Health Counseling to register for this course.

Course Description: The course provides an introduction to the profession of mental health counseling and counselor education. Specific topics addressed include: (1) history and organization of the profession, (2) program accreditation standards and practices, (3) instructional theory and methods relevant to counselor education, and (4) ethical and legal considerations in counselor education.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

4 credits

MHC 732 Theories and Methods of Counselor Supervision

Course Description: This course examines models of counseling supervision. Critical analysis of theories of counselor supervision, techniques associated with theories, and assessment of supervision models is emphasized. Practical experience for counseling professionals who have responsibility directing personal and professional development of counselors, promoting counseling competency, and developing and implementing counseling services. This course is conducted as a seminar and includes (a) input from other "supervisors" and the instructor, as well as (b) discussion based on assigned readings and (c) in-vivo role play (d) video recordings.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

4 credits

MHC 733 Leadership and Advocacy in the Counseling Profession

Course Description: This course will provide experiences that allow students to (1) assess and (2) develop their personal leadership. Students will examine the values, knowledge, and skills required for effective advocacy, consultation and collaboration. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills in planning, coordinating and delivering programs that generate systemic change. Students will learn to use data to identify needs, overcome obstacles, and mobilize resources in communities and agencies in order to increase options clients.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall

4 credits

MHC 830 Research Design: Special Topics Seminar

Course Description: This course is part of a three-course sequence designed to prepare students to complete the dissertation requirement for the Ph.D. in mental health counseling. Topics that are addressed in this course include the application of the following in counselor research: (1) multiple regression, (2) confirmatory factor analysis, (3) cluster analysis, (4) single subject designs.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

MHC 705 Min Grade B

MHC 831 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Course Description: A primary obligation of doctoral students is extending the knowledge base of the counseling profession through scholarly inquiry. The Doctoral Dissertation Seminar serves as a preparation for students to generate a project that will bring new knowledge for the counseling profession. The research project proposal will begin a process that culminates in a dissertation that is appropriate to the field of mental health counseling practice, counselor education, or supervision. Students will demonstrate their work through scholarly writing that is shared in the seminar for constructive criticism. A dissertation committee shall be constituted prior to the completion of this course.
4 credits

MCH 832 Doctoral Colloquium

Course Description: This course extends the project begun by each doctoral student in the Doctoral Dissertation Seminar (PSY 831). Doctoral-level students engage in the professional task of extending the knowledge base of the counseling profession through scholarly inquiry. The Doctoral Colloquium is the forum for the continuation and completion of the dissertation research appropriate to mental health counseling practice, counselor education, or supervision.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall, Summer, Spring.

4 credits