CNE 510 Workshop in Counseling. This course deals with current topics in the field of counseling. The topics selected for the workshop will be based on needs identified through collaborative endeavors with schools, service centers, professional organizations and governmental agencies.
CNE 511 Counseling Program Orientation. The context of this course includes the history of counseling, a review of the standards for licensure and certification, and a discussion of current issues and concerns in the field of counseling.
CNE 512 Ethics for Counselors. This course examines the professional codes of ethics and their limitations, the value clashes in counseling, ethical decision making models and the major ethical issues in the counseling field.
CNE 513 Assessment in Marriage and Family Therapy. This course is designed to introduce students to assessment instruments and techniques in the field of marriage and family therapy. Students will be introduced to current assessment instruments and inventories intended to measure marriage and family function, resilience, adjustment, and adaptation for use in practice and research.
CNE 533 School Counseling: Consultation, Coordination and Counseling. (Prior to Fall 2007 this course was titled Introduction to Counseling and Guidance.) This course introduces students to the field of school counseling. Emphasis is placed on the evolution of counseling professional identity, and professional ethics. The services provided in a comprehensive program of guidance and counseling are discussed.
CNE 534 Effective Human Behavior. A study is made of the dynamics of human behavior with emphasis on understanding dysfunction as well as the basic nature of human beings who successfully cope with the problems that confront them in everyday life. Attention is given to development of emotional health in personal and social contexts such as home, school, work, and marriage. Prerequisite: CNE 597.
CNE 564 Theories of Counseling. A comprehensive study is made of the major theories of counseling. Attention is given to systematic ways of viewing the counseling process. Divergences and convergences among theories are examined for practical application. Prerequisites: Admission to program and CNE 511 orientation taken concurrently.
CNE 570 Career Counseling Across the Lifespan. This course is designed to assist the counselor in developing and initiating a comprehensive career education program. A study is made of the world of work as well as the dynamics and developmental aspects of vocational choice. Emphasis is also placed on the use of occupational information, test scores, personal data, grades, and other pertinent information in working with students individually and in groups. Prerequisites: CNE 597.
CNE 579 Methods of Research. Study is made of types and methods of educational research, the collecting, analyzing and sharing of data with the pubic. The student is expected to complete a research project or field study utilizing appropriate methods of educational research. Prerequisite: CNE 663.
CNE 585 Pre-Practicum Techniques of Counseling. This course is designed to provide experiences in the exploration and application of individual counseling techniques. Role-playing, self-exploration, and structuring of the counseling relationship are emphasized. Prerequisites: CNE 564 or concurrent enrollment.
CNE 587 Workshop in Counseling. This course is designed to serve the needs of in-service counselors in schools and those in private practice. Topics will vary as needs demand. May be repeated as scheduled topics vary.
CNE 591 Child and Adolescent Counseling. This course is designed to help students develop approaches for putting counseling theories into practice in helping children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties in their developmental, personal and social growth. Prerequisites: CNE 534 .
CNE 592 Cross Cultural Issues in Counseling. This course will examine the sociocultural characteristics and counseling issues related to the varied cultures in today’s society. Hispanic, African- American, Native American, and Asian American cultures will be examined along with issues related to gender and Gay/Lesbian concerns.
CNE 593 Community Counseling. This course provides theoretical and applied information regarding community counseling services. A variety of delivery systems, staffing procedures, emergency services, and treatment paradigms are presented. Prerequisite: CNE 534, CNE 564.
CNE 597 Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan. A review of theory and research concerning the growth and development of the individual through the lifespan with emphasis placed on childhood and adolescence. The course attempts to relate theory and research to present concerns and problems of teachers through the study of physiological, psychological and social interrelationships. Experience in the procedures of child study are provided.
CNE 599 Play Therapy Basics. This course is designed to enhance/increase the counselor’s understanding of the child’s world as perceived by the child, the relationship between the child’s world and behavior. The major theories of play therapy, and the utilization of play media to facilitate the child’s self-exploration, self-expression, self-understanding, and personal growth will be explored. Prerequisite: CNE 564 and CNE 597.
CNE 631 Advanced Play Therapy. This course is designed to provide play therapists with extensive practical research experience in regard to issues relative to the play therapy relationship. Case analysis, theoretical application, and current research issues and trends will be investigated. Prerequisite: CNE 599.
CNE 632 Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy. This course focuses on basic concepts in marriage and family therapy, theories of therapeutic change in families, marriage and family development and foundations of family systems therapy. Prerequisite: CNE 564.
CNE 633 Techniques of Marriage and Family Therapy. Application of the main approaches in family therapy to clinical work. This includes skill development in working with couples and families in a variety of contexts. Prerequisite: CNE 632.
CNE 634 Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling. This course studies the current ethical issues and the professional roles of marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors and school counselors. This includes study of the Texas Family Code, the licensing acts for Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors, and regulations for school counselors. Prerequisite: CNE 585.
CNE 635 School Counseling: Leadership, Advocacy and Accountability. (Prior to Fall 2007 this course was titled Methods of Consultation, Coordination and Counseling.) A comprehensive study is made of contemporary practices of consultation and coordination in the school counseling profession. The course includes study of community service agencies, referral sources, legal and ethical practices and the acquisition of practical school counseling skills. Prerequisites: CNE 533.
CNE 637 Counseling for Sexual Concerns. Students will develop an understanding of sexual anatomy, the physiology of sexual function, and therapeutic applicants for assessing, counseling, and referral procedures for clients who present with sexual concerns. Students will investigate various therapeutic approaches when dealing with sexual concerns. Students will explore how life experiences, sexual values, and beliefs about sexual behavior affect the therapeutic interaction and outcome. Prerequisites: CNE 534, CNE 632, and CNE 674.
CNE 663 Assessment in Guidance and Counseling. Study will include the principles of assessment and evaluation in counseling, assessment instruments used in counseling services, elementary statistical concepts, methods of evaluating assessment instruments, the process of synthesizing and interpreting assessment data, and the ethics of assessment. Prerequisites: CNE 564 or taken concurrently.
CNE 674 Practicum in Group Counseling. Participation in small group activities is a significant part of this course which has been designed to meet the needs of counselors in a variety of settings. The didactic portion of the course will focus on the knowledge, practice, skills, and person of the effective group counselor. Prerequisites: CNE 564 and CNE 585.
CNE 676 Supervised Practice in Counseling. This laboratory course is designed to prepare the student in the practical application and integration of the principles and methods of counseling. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy and CNE 674.
CNE 686 Field Practicum. The course provides supervised experiences in a counseling setting. Study is made of the duties and responsibilities of the counselor at work. Prerequisites: CNE 676 and subject to individual placement.
CNE 698 Thesis I. This first phase of the Thesis includees a review of the literature, research design, collection of pilot data, and related steps. Students are required to present and defend a research proposal. Prerequisite: Admission as a Degree Candidate.
CNE 710 Doctoral Seminar. This course is designed to provide an orientation to doctoral studies in counseling, topics of current interest to doctoral students, and the faculty and information regarding areas of study and research related to the doctoral program. This course may be repeated five times, for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program in Counseling. Credit 1.
CNE 732 Advanced Appraisal Techniques. This is an advanced course in assessment procedures used by counselor educators and directors of counseling and guidance in the schools. A case study approach will be utilized to guide students through the application of assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning for childhood, adolescent, and adult mental disorders and behavior problems. Credit 3.
CNE 734 Theories of Counselor Supervision. This course is designed to introduce students to models of counselor supervision. The course is conducted in a seminar-discussion format and, as part of the course students will provide one or more counselor trainees with supervision. Prerequisite: CNE 731. Credit 3.
CNE 735 Practice of Counselor Supervision. Supervised experience in supervision of counseling. Students meet for individual supervision of supervision and in a seminar group to assess their effectiveness in their supervisory relationships, to obtain feedback on tapes and observation, and to integrate these learnings into their supervisory process. Prerequisite: CNE 734. Credit 3.
CNE 736 College Teaching in Counseling. Application of planning, instructional, and evaluation skills. Doctoral students lead skill training groups, lecture to a masters level class, and guide group discussion with faculty supervision. Prerequisite: CNE 731. Credit 3.
CNE 737 Advanced Counseling Practicum and Techniques. Supervised experience in counseling. Students meet for individual supervision and in a seminar group to assess their effectiveness in their helping relationships, to obtain feedback on tapes and observation, and to integrate these learnings into their counseling behavior. Prerequisite: CNE 636 field Practicum or equivalent, CNE 731 and CNE 732. Controlled registration. Special fee: $30 per semester. Credit 3.
CNE 738 Human Dynamics and Consultation Skills. Developing effective human relations and communications skills are crucial to prepare for interactions with parents, students, staff, and school boards. Conferencing skills, active, emphatic listening skills, and knowledge of personality and family dynamics will be developed. Students will learn to network with the community and systems in broader contexts. Doctoral students only.
CNE 739 Doctoral Internship in Counseling. Professional service in field setting appropriate for counseling, consultation, and personnel work, under supervision. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit-hours. Credit/No Credit grading. Prerequisites: CNE 737 and permission of doctoral director. Credit 3.
CNE 762 Methods of Counseling Research. Study of both quantitative and qualitative research with emphasis upon an understanding of statistical concepts and procedures necessary to create and implement effective educational research. Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program in counseling. Credit 3.
CNE 763 Application of Counseling Research. Fundamental concepts and tools of research applied to educational problems. Each student will prepare a proposal for the dissertation. Prerequisites: CNE 762, CNE 772, and STA 765 or equivalents. Credit 3.
CNE 772 Qualitative Methodology. This course is designed to teach qualitative research methodology within a counseling problems-based contextual framework. The course will emphasize qualitative techniques through lecture, discussion, readings, and fieldbased research projects using the methods learned. Prerequisite: CNE 762. Credit 3.
*CNE 773 Statistical Methods for Counselor Education Research. This course is designed to teach students how to manage, analyze, and interpret data related to counselor education themes at the doctoral level. The course will address quantitative methods (e.g., descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way and factorial ANOVA) via lectures, exams, small and large group discussions, and computer work both in and outside of class. Credit 3.
*CNE 774 Multivariate Methods for Counselor Education Research. This course is designed to teach students how to manage, analyze, and interpret multivariate data related to counselor education themes at the doctoral level. The course will emphasize multivariate methods via lectures, exams, small and large group discussions, and computer work both in and outside of class. Credit 3.
CNE 787 Workshop in Counselor Education. This course will provide the doctoral student an opportunity to engage in detailed and in-depth study of a program or problem in counselor supervision. The student will work under the supervision of a doctoral faculty member and will be expected to produce a written product or presentation. Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program in counseling and approval of doctoral director. Credit 3.
CNE 833 Dissertation. The completion of an approved dissertation which will contribute to counseling. Field-based projects will be emphasized. Must be repeated for a minimum of 9 semester hours. Prerequisites: Admission to the doctoral program in counseling, completion of counseling Core, Research component and Research Tools courses, successful completion of comprehensive exam and approval of doctoral advisor. Credit 3.
* Subject to action by the Board of Regents, the Texas State University System and/or the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.