Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011
Department of Counseling
1. Students will have knowledge of Human Growth and Development so that they can understand the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels.
2. Students will have knowledge of Social and Cultural Foundations to be effective in a multicultural and diverse society.
3. Students will be knowledgeable and skillful in Counseling and Consultation processes.
4. Students will be knowledgeable about group development, dynamics, counseling theory, group counseling methods, and group work approaches.
5. Students will be knowledgeable and understand career development and related factors.
6. Students will understand and be knowledgeable about individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation.
7. Students will be knowledgeable about various research methods and basic statistics.
8. Students will be knowledgeable about the profession of counseling including history, organizational structures, ethics, standards and credentialing.
In addition to the above curricular objectives, the Department of Counseling has program wide objectives. These include:
9. School counseling students will obtain certification as school counselors.
10. Students in all majors (Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Student Affairs Counseling) will obtain the appropriate state licensure.
Graduate-level preparation for (1) counselors who seek employment in schools, universities, community mental health and various other settings, and (2) college student affairs professionals.
Pre-Counseling and Pre-Student Affairs
Preparation should consist of a broad undergraduate course of study including some work in psychology (learning and personality theory), sociology, and the communication skills. For those seeking positions in public elementary and secondary schools, state certification requirements should be considered.
Degree programs offered by the department include Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Specialist, and Master of Counseling. Majors are available in Counselor Education and Counseling (Ph.D.); Counseling (Ed.S.), Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling (M.Coun.); Mental Health Counseling (M.Coun.); School Counseling (M.Coun.); and Student Affairs Counseling (M.Coun.).
Admission to the Department of Counseling Master's program is based on a variety of criteria outlined in the Graduate Catalog. Because of limited class sizes and the large number of applicants, admission into the Department of Counseling is highly competitive.
Application forms are available after August 15 from the Department of Counseling and online. Application deadline is February 15 for the Master of Counseling program; January 15 for the Ph.D. program. If you are interested in admission and the deadlines have passed, please contact the Department. A secondary admission process may be conducted.
A maximum of 20-25 students are admitted to the Master of Counseling program each year on the Pocatello campus, and 10-12 are admitted on the Idaho State University-Meridian campus. Classes begin in the Fall semester each year.
COUN 2200 Multicultural Development 1 credit. Acquaints students with information related to the appreciation of individual differences as it relates to race, gender, and national origin in a pluralistic society. D
COUN 2201 Introduction to Leadership 1 credit. Contemporary approaches to leadership with an emphasis on the practical application of theoretical models. Graded S/U. D
COUN 2210 Human Relations at Work 3 credits. The development of knowledge and skills to enhance cooperation between employers and employees in various work settings. Exploration of current thought on the nature, process, and diversity of human interaction as it applies to the world of work. D
COUN 3300 Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions 2 credits. Theory and practice in the use of effective interpersonal communication skills and styles for health care providers. D
COUN 3350 Self-Fulfilling Behavior 1 credit. Course objective is to assist the student in developing satisfying personal and interpersonal emotional skills and habits. Combines instruction in principles of mental health with practical methods for applying principles to problems of everyday life. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Graded S/U. D
COUN 4423 Vocational Guidance and Counseling 3 credits. Study of occupational trends, job opportunities, factors involved in selecting an occupation and means of evaluating interests in terms of capabilities. D
COUN 4450 Peer Counseling Seminar 1-2 credits. Supervised experience in assisting another student. Students meet out of class on a weekly contact basis. Course provides ongoing training for the peer counselors. may be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F, S
COUN 4484 Guidance Principles and Practices 3 credits. Survey of the various guidance practices in secondary education. Each service is discussed from the point of view of its role in the total educational program. D
COUN 4485 Independent Problems 1-2 credits. Individual work under staff guidance. Field and/or library research on specific educational problems of interest to majors. Experience in research composition. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
COUN 4491 Seminar 13 credits. Critical analysis of the literature in one or more areas. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. May be graded S/U or with letter grades in separate sections. F, S, Su.
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