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Counseling and Psychological Professions
 

Graduate Faculty
Clyde Ekbom (Chair), Ed.D.
Suzanne C. Griffith, Ph.D.
James A. Holter (Chair), Ed.D.

Contributing Faculty
Chip Beal, M.S.
Patrick J. Powers, Ph.D.
Cecilia Schrenker, Ph.D.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior through the Department of Counseling and Psychological Professions offers professional training which leads to a Master of Science in Education Degree (M.S.E.) in Community Counseling, Human Relations or School Counseling, and an Education Specialist in School Psychology.

The Department of Counseling and Psychological Professions designs graduate programs for those individuals who seek advanced professional training in various occupations in the field of student and human support services. Each program is an integration of academic foundations and professional skills training which is directed at developing a qualified and specialized professional.

For more information regarding the Department of Counseling and Psychological Professions programs, contact the department chair, Clyde Ekbom, Ed.D., at McCaskill Hall 111-E (715-394-8149) or (http://www.uwsuper.edu/graduate/). Program modifications can occur between the printing of catalogs and student handbooks for each program. Up-to-date information will be provided on request.

Admission
Admission to the Department of Counseling and Psychological Professions begins with application for admission to graduate studies through the Graduate Studies Office (Office of Graduate Studies, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Belknap & Catlin, PO Box 2000, Superior, WI 54880-4500, or call (715) 394-8009, or http://www.uwsuper.edu/graduate/ Specific programmatic information will be enclosed with the graduate studies application. Students are strongly encouraged to contact the department chair, Clyde Ekbom, Ed.D. (http://www.uwsuper.edu/graduate/) for application and programmatic advisement.

The application for admission must contain three letters of reference to include: one personal, one academic and one employment that speak to the candidateís ability to succeed in graduate training. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogy test (MAT), plus the California Personality Inventory (CPI) are required for all students. Students can petition for a variance through portfolio of professional/life experience that validates potential graduate performance.

All Department of Counseling and Psychological Professions programs are designed relative to the certification standards of state/national accreditation organizations (state of Wisconsin, CACREP, and NASP) and seek to prepare students for state and/or national licensure/certifications. Students must be aware and responsive to life circumstances beyond academic preparation that would exclude them from licensure/certification (i.e., legal history, mental health history and/or past professional disbarment).

Programs
 

M.S.E. in Counseling
The M.S.E. in Counseling is designed for individuals who seek to provide direct human service in a variety of settings within a pluralistic society. Central to the Community and School Counseling programs is the preparation of professionals in three major counseling functions, which include:

-- Prevention of personal and interpersonal problems.

-- Fostering of optimal human development.

-- Remediation of existing social-emotional-developmental concerns.

The Human Relations program is designed for individuals who seek to work in nonclinical human service settings such as education, criminal justice, business, health care and administration. Students gain an understanding of human behavior, group process, organizational/developmental dynamics, and effective methods of communication through counseling core courses. Through individualization of the degree, students are able to apply the counseling core to adjunctive courses specific to their area of interest.

The Counseling degree is comprised of a minimum of 49 graduate semester credits of prescribed graduate level courses, specific to the student's area of specialization (42 credits for the Human Relations program). The Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and the CORE courses of the Counseling degree are reflective of CACREP core standards.

The curriculum of the M.S.E. in School Counseling is consistent with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction certification requirement for elementary, middle-junior high school, and/or secondary school counselors. The curriculum of the M.S.E. in Community Counseling is developed in consideration of national and/or state licensure but does not guarantee licensure eligibility. Students are strongly encouraged to seek licensure information specific to their employment goals and pattern their course selections from licensure requirements.

Prescribed courses for the Community, School and Human Relations programs are as follows:

Community Counseling Program
CPP 702 Theories of Counseling 3 credits
CPP 704 Introduction to Counseling 3 credits
CPP 706 Counseling Processes/Initial Practicum 3 credits
CPP 712 Family Counseling 3 credits
CPP 724 Behavior Management Techniques and Interventions 3 credits
CPP 728 Career/Life Planning 3 credits
CPP 730 Human Growth and Development 3 credits
CPP 732 Addictive Behaviors 3 credits
CPP 738 Multi-Cultural Counseling 3 credits
CPP 742 Abnormal Psych 3 credits
CPP 746 Ethics in Professional Counseling 3 credits
CPP 750 Individual Practicum 3 credits
CPP 752 Group Practicum 3 credits
CPP 758 Internship - Community Counseling 4 credits
CPP 760 Introduction to Assessment 3 credit
CPP 761 Research-Based Consultation and Program Evaluation 3 credits

49 credits

Other courses to be taken should be consistent with specific licensure in mind.

School Counseling Program
CPP 702 Theories of Counseling 3 credits
CPP 704 Introduction to Counseling 3 credits
CPP 706 Counseling Processes/Initial Practicum 3 credits
CPP 708 Organization and Administration of School Guidance 3 credits
CPP 712 Family Counseling 3 credits
CPP 720 Counseling Children (Elem/Middle)
or
CPP 722 Counseling Adolescents (Secondary) 3 credits
CPP 724 Behavior Management Techniques and Interventions 3 credits
CPP 726 Developmental Counseling and Guidance 3 credits
CPP 728 Career/Life Planning 3 credits
CPP 738 Multi-Cultural Counseling 3 credits
CPP 750 Individual Practicum 3 credits
CPP 752 Group Practicum 3 credits
CPP 754 Internship in Counseling Elementary School (K-8)
or
CPP 756 Internship in Counseling Secondary School (7-12) 4 credits
CPP 760 Introduction to Assessment 3 credits
CPP 761 Research-Based Consultation and Program Evaluation 3 credits
EDAD 765 Administration and Supervision of Pupil Services 3 credits

49 credits
 

Elementary/Middle School Specialty

CPP 720 Counseling Children 3 credits
CPP 754 Internship in Counseling Elementary School (K-8)

The following are recommended (but not required) courses for Elementary/Middle School Counseling:

CPP 699 Supervised Counseling at Clinical Services Center 1-2 credits
CPP 722 Counseling Adolescents 3 credits
CPP 732 Addictive Behaviors 3 credits

Secondary School Specialty

CPP 722 Counseling Adolescents 3 credits
CPP 756 Internship in Counseling Secondary School (7-12)

The following are recommended (but not required) courses for Secondary School Counseling:

CPP 699 Supervised Counseling at Clinical Services Center 2 credits
CPP 720 Counseling Children 3 credits
CPP 732 Addictive Behaviors 3 credits
CPP 734 Chemical Dependency and the Family 3 credits

Total required credits (*) in school program: 49 credits. Total credits needed to graduate from the School Counseling program: 49 credits.

*Licensure as a school counselor in Wisconsin requires, in addition to the above courses, a reading /literacy course of at least one credit (undergraduate or graduate).

Human Relations
The Human Relations masterís degree is a 42-credit degree designed for those individuals who are interested in counseling/psychology but who do not need or want clinical training. Most students in Human Relations already are happily engaged in careers, but want to upgrade their skills, explore other interests or need an additional degree to reach the next level at their place of employment

CPP 702 Theories of Counseling
CPP 704 Introduction to Counseling
CPP 706 Counseling Processes
CPP 738 Multi-Cultural Counseling

Choose at least four from among the following:

CPP 712 Family Counseling
CPP 730 Human Growth and Development
CPP 761 Research-Based Consultation and Program Evaluation
CPP 724 Behavior Management Techniques and Interventions
CPP 728 Career/Life Planning
CPP 732 Addictive Behaviors
CPP 734 Chemical Dependency and the Family
CPP 746 Professional Counseling

The remaining 18 semester credits to degree are to be arranged between the student and his/her faculty advisor and should be consistent with the student's specific professional goals. The student is encouraged to develop a program that includes courses from several different departments on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus and in arranged situations, up to nine semester credits may be transferred from other accredited graduate institutions.

Human Relations Suggested Courses
EDAD 760 Administrative Leadership
EDAD 765 Administration of Pupil Services
EDAD 779 School Law
EDAD 864 Advanced Program Planning and Evaluation
PSYC 651 Developmental Psyc I: Child Development
PSYC 652 Developmental Psyc II: Adolescence
TED 680 Educational Resources Seminar
TED 725 Current Issues in Education
BUS 699 Seminar in Business

The following departments/programs at UW-Superior offer graduate courses: Art, Biology, Communicating Arts, Criminal Justice, Educational Administration, English, Legal Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Reading, Special Education, Teacher Education.

For more information on the Human Relations Specialization, contact the Department Chair, Counseling and Psychological Professions, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Belknap & Catlin, PO Box 2000, Superior, WI 54880-4500, or call (715) 394-8009.
 

Ed.S. in School Psychology
The Ed.S Degree in School Psychology consists of a minimum of 60 prescribed credits in the School Psychology program. The Ed.S. Degree in school psychology is constructed to meet licensure eligibility, (License 62, Wisconsin) Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, for School Psychology and for National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) accreditation. This program has stopped admitting students and will close by 2005.

Evaluation of matriculating student development takes place within course-based assessment, advising, portfolio review, comprehensive examination, thesis completion, practicum, internship supervision, and the national qualifying examination. For requirements for graduation see the 2000-2002 catalog.