ED: Counselor Education (EDCN)

Courses

EDCN A610 Professional and Ethical Orientation to Counseling 3 Credits

Introduces the counseling profession. Includes fundamental ethical and legal issues; generic helping processes, histories, settings, roles, organizations; and credentials associated with various specialties in the field.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

EDCN A613 Human Development for Helping Professionals 3 Credits

Examines the implications of development on counseling services. Explores the major theories of human growth from birth to death in areas such as personality, cognitive, learning, social, physical, cultural, and emotional development.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

EDCN A614 Counseling Diverse Populations 3 Credits

Examines issues, concepts, and meanings of culture that impact counseling work with distinctive populations, with a focus on Alaska's context. Addresses relationships and influences among culture, education, society, and counseling.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

EDCN A616 Counseling Theories 3 Credits

Examines counseling theories from the psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral, cognitive, and systems perspectives.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

EDCN A620 Assessment in Counseling 3 Credits

Examines the purpose, philosophy, and role of assessment in counseling. Explores topics such as psychometric concepts, diagnostic interviewing, standardized tests, and non-testing assessment methods used in school and agency settings.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

Prerequisites: EDRS A660.

EDCN A623 Counseling Skills and Techniques 3 Credits

Emphasizes developing proficiency in basic and advanced counseling skills and techniques associated with specific theories.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

Prerequisites: EDCN A610 and EDCN A616.

EDCN A624 Group Counseling 3 Credits

Examines group counseling including styles of leadership, stages of process, theoretical concepts, and common topics.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

Prerequisites: EDCN A610 and EDCN A616.

EDCN A625 Administration and Practices in School Counseling 3 Credits

Examines technological and functional skills necessary for the development and delivery of K-12 school counseling programs. Emphasizes state and national standards.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

Prerequisites: EDCN A610.

EDCN A627 Counseling in Community Agencies 3 Credits

Examines community agency counseling. Includes topics such as ethical and legal issues, crisis counseling, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Emphasizes the technological and functional skills necessary for effective work with multiple client populations.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

Prerequisites: EDCN A610.

EDCN A632 Lifespan Career Development 3 Credits

Examines the major theories of career development for clients. Explores labor market information, career development competencies, diversity, career information resources, assessment techniques, and delivery modes including educational programming.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

EDCN A633 Counseling Children and Adolescents 3 Credits

Examines counseling work with children and adolescents. Includes topics such as ethical and legal issues, theories, techniques, and high risk issues.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

EDCN A637 Treating Emotional and Mental Disorders 3 Credits

Examines essential knowledge and current research on treating mental health disorders. Analyzes the interrelationships between diagnostic assessment and documentation; the prevalence, etiology and client experience of mental disorders; and the current psychopharmacologic treatments for children and adults in school and agency settings.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to the M.Ed. in Counselor Education.

Prerequisites: EDCN A610.

EDCN A641 Counseling Military Personnel/Families 3 Credits

Examines essential knowledge and current research on counseling issues that impact military personnel and their families. Analyzes the unique concerns that affect military families through pre-, during and post-deployment, as well as significant issues for children and adults in school and agency settings.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval and graduate standing.

Prerequisites: EDCN A610.

EDCN A643 Grief and Trauma Counseling With Families 3 Credits

Examines essential knowledge for grief and trauma counseling with diverse family structures and cultures. Emphasizes counseling practices and explores family dynamics during the grief and trauma process. Investigates special types of loss, including trauma-causing events. Includes a personalized examination of the effects of grief on the development of a counseling orientation.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing

EDCN A680 Counseling Practicum 3 Credits

Provides students with an opportunity to bridge academic preparation with supervised practice in an approved setting. Involves seminar classes, direct and indirect counseling activities, and preparing for internship.
Special Note: Students must apply for placement in advance. See advisor for deadlines and procedures.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and department approval required; admission to practicum.

Prerequisites: EDCN A613 and EDCN A614 and EDCN A620 and EDCN A623 and EDCN A624 and EDCN A632.

EDCN A683 Principles of Counseling Supervision 1 Credit

Examines issues related to providing clinical supervision to novice counselors through academic and experiential activities. Studies areas such as counselor development, supervision models and strategies, and legal and ethical issues.
Registration Restrictions: Departmental approval and graduate standing.

Prerequisites: EDCN A680.

EDCN A690 Current Topics in Counseling 1-3 Credits

Explores current issues, techniques, and trends of interest to counselors.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit with change of subtitle. A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the degree program. Restricted enrollment may apply. See advisor for applicability to degree program.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

EDCN A695A Counseling Internship: Advanced 1-6 Credits

Provides an advanced supervised counseling experience in an approved school or community agency setting.
Special Note: Students present and defend a portfolio that documents attainment of advanced counselor competencies. Course may not be used to fulfill elective requirements. Students must apply for placement in advance. See advisor for deadlines and procedures.
Registration Restrictions: Department approval required; admission to internship.

Prerequisites: EDCN A695C or EDCN A695E or EDCN A695S.

EDCN A695C Counseling Internship: Community Agency 3-6 Credits

Provides supervised counseling experience in an approved community agency setting.
Special Note: Students attend seminar, and present and defend a portfolio that documents attainment of counselor competencies. Course may not be used to fulfill elective requirements. Students must apply for placement in advance. See advisor for deadlines and procedures.
Registration Restrictions: Department approval required; admission to internship.

Prerequisites: EDCN A627 and EDCN A680 and EDCN A690 and EDSE A632.

EDCN A695E Counseling Internship: Elementary School 3-6 Credits

Provides supervised counseling experience in an approved elementary school setting.
Special Note: Students attend seminar, and present and defend a portfolio that documents attainment of counselor competencies. Course may not be used to fulfill elective requirements. Students must apply for placement in advance. See advisor for deadlines and procedures.
Registration Restrictions: Department approval required; admission to internship.

Prerequisites: EDCN A625 and EDCN A633 and EDCN A680 and EDSE A632.

EDCN A695F Counseling Internship: Marriage/Family 3-6 Credits

Provides supervised counseling in an approved setting that emphasizes marriage and/or family counseling.
Special Note: Students must apply for placement in advance. Students are expected to have adequate academic preparation in family counseling. See advisor for deadlines and procedures.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing, department approval and admission to internship.

Prerequisites: EDCN A627 and EDCN A637 and EDCN A680 and EDSE A632.

EDCN A695S Counseling Internship: Secondary School 3-6 Credits

Provides supervised counseling experience in an approved secondary school setting.
Special Note: Students attend seminar, and present and defend a portfolio that documents attainment of counselor competencies. Course may not be used to fulfill elective requirements. Students must apply for placement in advance. See advisor for deadlines and procedures.
Registration Restrictions: Department approval required; admission to internship.

Prerequisites: EDCN A625 and EDCN A633 and EDCN A680 and EDSE A632.