Counseling & Student Affairs (CNS)

CNS 500   College and Career Readiness Foundations    3 Hours

Overview of college and career readiness; roles and duties of college and career readiness helpers within the school system; and legal, ethical, standards-related issues and implications.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 501   College and Career Consultation & Collaboration    3 Hours

Consultation models, professional collaborations, and application of concepts and skills with an emphasis on college and career readiness withinn school macro and micro systems.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017

CNS 502   College and Career Program Development & Evaluation    3 Hours

Program development and evaluation, with emphasis on P-16 college and career development and readiness.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 503   Practicum in College and Career Readiness    3 Hours

Supervised experiences in college and career readiness setting/s. Prerequisites required.
Prerequisite(s): CNS 500 and CNS 556.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 548   Principles and Practices    3 Hours

Course participants will learn how to design and implement guidance, counseling, and career services at various schools levels, as well as best practices in facilitating and advancing student learning.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 549   Counseling and Consultation    3 Hours

This course is designed to prepare students to lead programs and employ consultation strategies in the development and implementation of data driven school counseling programs. Students will learn leadership and school-based consultation principles, theories, skills, and models necessary to enhance the learning environment. Emphasis is placed on the role of the school counselor as a systemic change agent.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 550   Introduction to Counseling    3 Hours

The history and overview of the counseling profession, current trends and settings for professional counselors. Professional roles and functions of school counselors are emphasized. Introduction to professional organizations, legal and ethical issues, and certification and licensure issues.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015

CNS 551   Classroom Guidance    3 Hours

Basic guidance concepts such as encouragement, communication, self-concept, discipline, and understanding students within the classroom setting will be presented with practical approaches in working with students.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

CNS 552   Testing and Assessment in Counseling    3 Hours

Methods, techniques, statistics, and instruments used in assessing and evaluating individuals, couples, families, and groups; administering, scoring and interpreting both objective and subjective instruments used in counseling. Survey of research design and statistics. Computer utilization in counseling and use of data in decision making.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

CNS 553   Community Resources in Guidance and Counseling    3 Hours

Surveys social agencies, both public and private, with which counselors and those in the helping field should be familiar. An analysis of the referral process and the utilization of these resources with the clientele with which one works.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 554   Group Counseling    3 Hours

Dynamics of group development. Group counseling theories, leadership styles, group counseling methods and skills. Interpersonal relationships in the family system and other small group settings. (Limited class size.)
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

CNS 555   Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling    3 Hours

Philosophical, sociological, developmental, and emotional understanding of multicultural education and counseling as they relate to working with individuals in schools, universities, and other human service settings.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

CNS 556   Developmental Career Counseling    3 Hours

Integrates the career counseling process into the life span from early childhood through older adulthood. Career development theories; career assessment instruments; educational resources; placement; follow up and evaluation. Interrelationships among work, marital, family, and other life roles including multicultural and gender issues.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; fall 2015; summer 2016; fall 2016; summer 2017

CNS 557   Human and Family Development in Counseling    3 Hours

Understanding of the nature and needs of normal and abnormal individuals in the family system at all developmental levels emphasizing moral, intellectual and ethical development. Counseling strategies in the complex developmental relationships among individuals in the family system. Counseling in the life cycle of the family.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

CNS 558   Theories of Counseling    3 Hours

Philosophic bases of the helping processes; major contemporary counseling theories and their application in individual and group counseling and in family systems counseling.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016

CNS 559   Techniques of Counseling    3 Hours

Focus on the development of basic and advanced counseling skills and procedures. Refinement of the skills needed in providing counseling intervention.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

CNS 560   Professional Studies in Clinical, Family and School Counseling    3 Hours

Historical, philosophical, and societal dimensions of clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couple, and family counseling; and school counseling. Legal and ethical issues and professional identity in counseling.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

CNS 561   Counseling Children    3 Hours

Theories and techniques of developmental counseling with children.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 562   Counseling Adolescents    3 Hours

Theories and techniques of developmental counseling with the teenage population.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

CNS 567   Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling    3 Hours

The identification, treatment plans and referral procedures for emotional concerns across the life span in the mental health counseling field. Principles of etiology, diagnosis, treatment planning and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and dysfunctional behavior.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

CNS 568   Counseling Children and Adolescents    3 Hours

Theories and techniques of developmental counseling with children and adolescents. Topics include: self-concept, social skills, values, moral development, multicultural awareness, child abuse, drug abuse, wellness, and sexual development.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

CNS 569   Play Therapy    3 Hours

Provides an overview of the essential elements and principles of play therapy including history, theories, and techniques. Assists students in understanding the development, social, cognitive, and emotional issues that impact children's behavior.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to or completion of approved program in a helping profession, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; winter 2016

CNS 571   Introduction to Student Affairs in Higher Education    3 Hours

History, philosophy, and development of student services. Includes testing and counseling, financial aids, housing, admissions and records, placement, etc.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

CNS 572   The College Student Experience    3 Hours

Characteristics and attitudes of contemporary "traditional" and "non-traditional" college students will be examined. Major topics covered will include the impact of college environments on students, current issues and concerns, and implications for delivery of student services.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

CNS 574   Student Development in Higher Education    3 Hours

This course will examine the developmental processes that impact college students. Major topics will include a discussion of various theoretical models, sociocultural foundations, developmental program designs, and assessment techniques and implications.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of CNS 571 or concurrent enrollment in CNS 571.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

CNS 577   Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals    3 Hours

Basic counseling concepts and applications essential for effective student affairs practice.
Prerequisite(s): Restricted to Student Affairs majors.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

CNS 579   Seminar in Student Affairs    3 Hours

This research oriented, discussion course is designed to focus on current issues and practices in Student Affairs.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2017

CNS 581   International Students and Services in Higher Education    3 Hours

Explores international students' needs and interests and global issues confronting higher education. Focuses on increasing student intercultural awareness as a foundation for student services (domestic and abroad) and study abroad.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; winter 2016; winter 2017

CNS 582   Sex Therapy Techniques in Counseling    3 Hours

Counseling skills and intervention techniques for counselors in training who will be working with couples and individuals with a broad range of sexual concerns.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

CNS 583   Couples Counseling    3 Hours

Knowledge, skills, and techniques of couples counseling.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

CNS 584   Counseling Violent and Dysfunctional Families    3 Hours

Analysis of incidence and patterns of violence against children, adolescents, adults, and elders; motivational factors regarding perpetrator and victims. Counseling and helping strategies for working with family members and the abused victim in counseling and school settings.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 585   Leadership and Administration in Student Affairs    3 Hours

Applications of student affairs leadership theory, organizational theory, administrative policy development, planning and decision-making strategies, change management, and staff selection, training, supervision and evaluation will be examined.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

CNS 586   Parenting Issues    3 Hours

Changing roles and responsibilities of parents, child-rearing practices, diverse parenting situations and decision-making about parenthood. Changing family system and effects of family system on parenting. Provide skills in working with parents and parenting issues for both educators and counselors.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

CNS 587   Professional Mental Health Counseling Practice    3 Hours

Professional mental health counseling practice topics including and not limited to counseling supervision, advocacy, consultation, current research, and trends in mental health counseling.
Prerequisite(s):CNS 560; Admitted to MAE Counseling, Mental Health Counseling Concentration and CNS 560.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

CNS 588   Family Systems Counseling    3 Hours

The historical development of systems theory will orient the student to theoretical content of human interactions. Students will be helped to think systemically about human issues by focusing on the systems paradigm. Skill development in family system counseling will be developed.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

CNS 589   Group Dynamics in Student Affairs and Higher Education    3 Hours

Principles associated with the practice of group work in student affairs and higher education settings. Emphasis on group leadership. Course includes a planned group experience.
Prerequisite(s): CNS 577 or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

CNS 590   Practicum    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised experiences in a school, community college, or university setting.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the appropriate practice preparation sequence and departmental approval.
Course Fee: $45
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

CNS 591   Clinical Mental Health/Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Practicum    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised experiences in a mental health or marriage and family therapy setting.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the appropriate practice preparation sequence and departmental approval.
Course Fee: $45
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

CNS 592   Crisis, Trauma and Violence Counseling    3 Hours

Theory and practice of crisis, trauma and violence counseling. Application of intervention and prevention strategies in individual, family and systemic crisis, violence, disaster, and trauma causing events.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

CNS 593   Career Development in Student Affairs and Higher Education    3 Hours

Career development process throughout the lifespan, emphasis on implications for student affairs and higher education. Career development theories, career assessment instruments, professional resources, decision-making models, and factors inherent to the career development process; evolving economic, political, social and technological conditions.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Graduate Studies.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

CNS 594   Research Methods in Student Affairs    3 Hours

Fundamental concepts of research methodology, including both quantitative and qualitative research design as well as relevant statistical procedures and techniques. Emphasis on both evaluating and conducting research in the student affairs profession.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

CNS 595   Testing Internship    3-6 Hours (repeatable max of 12 hrs)

Supervised experience in a school, community college, or university setting.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the appropriate practice preparation sequence and departmental approval.
Course Fee: $5
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

CNS 596   Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Internship    3-9 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Supervised experiences in a clinical mental health or marriage couple, and family counseling setting.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the appropriate practice preparation sequence and departmental approval.
Course Fee: $5
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

CNS 598   Research and Program Evaluation in Counseling    3 Hours

Research designs in counseling and student affairs. Statistical methods for needs assessment and program evaluation. Action research, evidence-based practice, ethical and cultural implications.
Prerequisite(s): Admitted to MAE program in Counseling, School Counseling, or Student Affairs in Higher Education.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

CNS 599   Thesis Research and Writing    3-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 603   Critical Issues and Strategies in Student Affairs and Higher Education    3 Hours

Contemporary issues associated with student affairs and higher education.
Prerequisite(s): CNS 590.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

CNS 604   Resource Management in Student Affairs and Higher Education    3 Hours

Issues related to financial and enrollment management in colleges and universities, with emphasis on the effective and efficient use of financial and human resources in fulfilling institutional missions and strategic plans.
Prerequisite(s): CNS 585.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; summer 2017; fall 2017

CNS 605   Social and Cultural Diversity in Higher Education    3 Hours

Designed to examine the individual and organizational issues of social and cultural diversity in U.S. higher education and to focus on the development of the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to be a multiculturally competent student affairs/higher education practitioner.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission required.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

CNS 606   Family Counseling Techniques    3 Hours

Supervised skills development in couples and family counseling. Includes assessment, evidence-based treatments, advanced clinical skills, and evaluating outcomes.
Prerequisite(s): CNS 559 and CNS 588.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

CNS 610   Assessment and Accountability in Student Affairs and Higher Education    3 Hours

Fundamental concepts of comprehensive assessment in student affairs and higher education. Emphasis on program or service assessment and related budget considerations.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

CNS 611   Advanced Play Therapy    3 Hours

In-depth study of advanced principles of play therapy theories and techniques. Application of advanced knowledge of developmental, social, cognitivie, and emotional issues that impact children's behavior.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to or completion of approved master's program in a helping profession, including counseling, psychology, and social work; CNS 569; or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 612   Expressive Arts Techniques in Counseling    3 Hours

Introduction to a variety of expressive arts intereventions such as art, drawing, drama, music, and poetry in counseling. Provides overview of history, theory, and interventions across the lifespan.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to or completion of approved master's program in a helping profession, including counseling, psychology, and social work; or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016

CNS 613   Sandtray Techniques in Counseling    3 Hours

Introduction to principles of sandtray technique. Provides overview of history, theory, and interventions across the lifespan.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to or completion of approved master's program in a helping profession, including counseling, psychology, and social work; or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 637   Theories of Addictions    3 Hours

This course involves introduction to theoretical, philosophical and historical premises of addictions. Topics include professional ethics, diversity, family roles and relationships, and dual diagnosis.
Equivalent(s): SWRK 637, PSY 637.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to or completion of approved graduate program in helping profession, and instructor's permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017; fall 2017

CNS 647   Addictions: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning    3 Hours

This course involves the selection, administration, and interpretation of assessment methods and techniques used to diagnose addiction disorders, as well as the development of appropriate treatment plans and issues involved in treatment planning.
Equivalent(s): SWRK 647, PSY 647.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to or completion of approved graduate program in a helping profession, and instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 651   Readings in Contemporary Counseling    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Significant books and research articles related to counseling theory, theory application, and innovative techniques.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 653   Brief Counseling    3 Hours

Introduction to theoretical, philosophical, and historical premises of brief counseling. Topics include professional ethics, diversity, application to various clinical populations, and utilizations of best practices that meet the changing state of mental health care.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to or completion of approved graduate program in a helping profession and instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; winter 2016

CNS 654   Educational and Intellectual Analysis of Children and Adults    3 Hours

Administration and interpretation of standard mental and aptitude tests as tools of educational and occupational guidance.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 655   Advanced Appraisal of Children    3 Hours

Continuation of CNS 654 designed to increase administration-interpretation skills in individual appraisal process.
Prerequisite(s): CNS 552 and CNS 654, or equivalents.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 658   Seminar in Guidance and Counseling    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Presentation and discussion of research in guidance and counseling. Emphasizes theoretical and practical criticism of relevant studies in the field.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017; fall 2017

CNS 660   Organization and Administration of Guidance Services    3 Hours

Administration of human services in counseling including justification of services, staffing, facilities, budget, etc.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

CNS 666   Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling    3 Hours

Course provides opportunities for mental health providers to make decisions of an ethical nature about people and deal with possible legal actions that result.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

CNS 667   Counseling Substance Abusers and Their Families    3 Hours

Counseling issues related to substance abuse diagnosis, treatment and aftercare program.
Equivalent(s): SWRK 667, PSY 667.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 669   Special Topics in Counseling and Guidance    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

No course description is available.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015; winter 2016; summer 2016; summer 2017

CNS 670   Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education    3 Hours

Survey of legal issues, cases and concepts; the responsibilities of student affairs administrators to act within the law; and the rights of faculty, staff and students in higher education.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

CNS 675   Advanced Career Counseling and Services Administration    3 Hours

Examines advanced career counseling topics, process and procedure in the context of the design and delivery of career counseling services to individuals across the lifespan. Focuses on increasing student understanding of counseling techniques, programming, administration, systems and resources for the provision of student/client career service.
Prerequisite(s): CNS 556.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

CNS 677   Eating Disorders in Counseling    3 Hours

Etiology, assessment, and diagnosis of eating disorders which will include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Existing treatmnet options and preventative measures will also be examined.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 678   College Teaching Internship    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Methods of teaching counseling material at the college level. Emphasis will be placed on teaching strategies and teaching at the college level. Students enrolled in the course will concurrently teach an undergraduate level course.
Prerequisite(s): Six approved learning units from the Best Practice in Mentoring and College Teaching (BPMCT) and permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 699   Specialist Project    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Specialist project research and writing directed by faculty committee.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 700   Maintaining Matriculation    1-6 Hours

Continued enrollment for specialist project completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CNS 710   Leadership in Stress Management    3 Hours

Examines the meaning of stress, its effects on the individual and the organization, how it manifests itself, and strategies for its management. Explores the organizational demands that contribute to stress and addresses how leaders in organizations can help provide preventative stress management.
Prerequisite(s): Master's degree or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; winter 2016; summer 2016; winter 2017; summer 2017