The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology (CECP) provides graduate students with many elective options that may complement a chosen area of study. Students from any of the master’s degree programs (Counselor Education: College Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling or School Counseling; Counseling Psychology; Marriage, Couple, and Family; or Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching) or doctoral programs (Counselor Education or Counseling Psychology) in CECP may supplement their degree program with an elective course or series of elective courses that may help fulfill career objectives. Elective areas of study should be chosen carefully with the consent of one’s advisor.
Students may select, with advisor approval, among three options for elective study in an area of interest, including those elective areas below.
a. Limited Elective Coursework. Students may take a course or two to explore an area.
b. Concentrated Elective Study. Students may take a collection of courses to gain more in-depth understanding and knowledge of a particular area.
c. Elective Study to meet Academic Requirements for a specific professional credential [e.g., Holistic Health Care Certificate, SPADA Certificate/Certified Addictions Counselor, License as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)]. Consultation with an identified advisor in the particular area of interest is recommended to ensure compliance with current requirements. Programs in Holistic Health and SPADA are offered through the College of Health and Human Services. Students who desire the SPADA Certificate or Holistic Health Certificate must formally apply to the respective program and meet with an advisor from SPADA/Holistic Health.
The following list of elective options, while not exhaustive, is an abbreviated list of courses in areas of potential interest to CECP students.
Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
Advisors: Dr. Alan Hovestadt or Dr. Gary Bischof
CECP 6610: Foundations of Systemic Family Therapy
CECP 6620: Couple Interaction & Therapy
CECP 6630: Family Interaction & Therapy
CECP 6640: Advanced Family Therapy
CECP 6650: Sex Therapy
FCS 5680: Gender, Culture and Families
FCS 6520: Family Life Education
FCS 6550: Adult/Child Relationships
FCS 6600: Studies in Family Relationships
Elective Study in CECP
Advisor: Jan Dekker
HOL 5310: Intro. to Holistic Health
HOL 6500: Seminar in Holistic Methods
HOL 5500: Intro. to Holism & Expressive Arts
HOL 5510: Holistic Approaches to Healing Through Visual Art
HOL 5530: Holistic Strategies for Illness and End of Life
HOL 5350: Holistic Approaches to Stress
HOL 5550: Successful Aging: Holistic Perspective
HOL 5300: Special Topics in Holistic Health
HOL 5370: Health and Humor
HOL 5340: Holistic Health and Spirituality
Advisor: Dr. Dennis Simpson
ADA 6060 or *CECP 6340 or SWRK 6530: Causes of Substance Abuse
ADA 6110: Physical Aspects of Addictive Drugs
ADA 6115: Applied Neuropsychopharmacology of Addictive Drugs
ADA 6330: Special Populations in Addiction
ADA 6340 or *CECP 6360 or SWRK 6550: Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
ADA 6700: Professional Field Practicum
* Clinical Mental Health Counseling students in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology are required to complete these two courses.
In addition to the above courses, students must take one of the following courses:
ADA 6400: Co-Occurring Disorders and Addictions
ADA 6410: Addiction in Family Systems
ADA 6420: Clinical Supervision of Addiction Services