CED610 Adv Coun Theories & Methods

Lead Faculty: Dr. Sonia Rodriguez

Course Description

An examination of the major theories of individual counseling and their application for school counselors and school psychologists. The focus is on building the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for expert counseling. Issues of social and cultural diversity in the context of helping relationships are addressed. Practicum Experience is required.

Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize current counseling theories in order to articulate one's own counseling theoretical orientation that will inform your practice in order to help all students achieve their potential.
  • Conduct counseling sessions with appropriate counseling techniques and theories to address the multicultural, social, academic and behavioral needs of students preschool through 16th grade.
  • Assess legal and ethical mandates, guidelines, policies and procedures that guide the educational counseling profession.
  • Implement a school and community-based counseling program that is connected to the parents, community, and related community institutions.