Graduate degrees: M.A. in rehabilitation and counselor education; Ph.D. in rehabilitation and counselor education
The Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education prepares students to facilitate human development across the life span, to advocate for clients and students, and to serve local, national, and international communities through the delivery and creation of state-of-the-art counseling services. The department achieves these goals by advancing knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate for effective and ethical professional counseling practice and by conducting and disseminating related research.
The department prepares practitioners and scholars by offering graduate programs in four major areas within rehabilitation and counselor education:
counselor education and supervision (offered in the Ph.D.);
couple and family therapy (offered in the Ph.D.);
rehabilitation and mental health counseling (offered in the M.A.); and
school counseling (offered in the M.A.).
It also offers basic courses in interviewing and interpersonal skills for students in other professional and graduate programs. In addition, the department offers an undergraduate minor in human relations.
Undergraduate Program of Study
Graduate Programs of Study
An on-campus counseling suite serves as a laboratory for training. In addition, a wide variety of supervised clinical experiences are available in community agencies, schools, and colleges, as well as throughout the University. Internships may be completed at approved sites nationwide.
Prospective students must meet admission requirements for the individual programs as well as the department's general admission requirements. Criminal background checks may be required.
Applicants to any of the department's degree programs must satisfy the following admission requirements. Applicants also must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College.
Applicants must submit the following:
- a completed graduate application form;
- copies of official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate college work;
- official report of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test verbal and quantitative scores;
- a statement of an applicant's reasons for seeking an advanced degree in the department, including a statement of personal career objectives; and
- three current letters of recommendation from persons qualified to assess the applicant's prospects for completing the M.A. or Ph.D. and to assess the applicant's commitment to the profession.
The department may request a personal or telephone interview.
The following admission standards are considered for individual program admission decisions.
M.A. applicants should have an undergraduate g.p.a. of at least 3.00.
Ph.D. applicants should have a graduate g.p.a. of at least 3.00; those who have not been granted a graduate degree should have an undergraduate g.p.a. of at least 3.00.
International applicants must score at least 80 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The department may require applicants with lower TOEFL scores to complete University of Iowa course work in English language fluency. TOEFL scores must be submitted with the application for admission.
Typically, doctoral students are not admitted unless they have completed a master's degree in counseling or a related field. Relevant work experiences are important. Students who are accepted without a related master's degree must complete core master's-level course work before taking advanced Ph.D. courses. Required remedial courses and experiences are determined in consultation with the advisor and are included in a student's curriculum plan.
The criteria listed above are minimum standards for admission. Final admission decisions are made by faculty committees. Some of the department's programs have additional admission requirements; see the descriptions of the individual programs.
For application materials, visit Iowa Graduate Admissions and the Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education website.
Applications must be complete before they can be reviewed. Applicants are responsible for providing a complete application dossier; to check on whether an application dossier is complete, contact the College of Education Office of Student Services.
Applicants are notified in writing after their applications have been reviewed. Applicants who are accepted must reply in writing in order to maintain their admission status.
Students in the department may apply for a wide variety of graduate assistantships. For example, many of the University's student service units award graduate assistantships. Applicants for assistantships should contact the department or the coordinator of the particular graduate program they plan to enter.
Applicants seeking fellowships or assistantships should complete their applications as early as possible.
Rehabilitation and Counselor Education Courses
RCE:1029 First-Year Seminar1 s.h.
Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities). Requirements: first- or second-semester standing.
RCE:1030 Belin-Blank Center Seminar1 s.h.
Presentations and discussions by University resource experts and Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education staff. Requirements: Belin-Blank Center student.
RCE:2081 Making a Vocational-Educational Choice2-3 s.h.
Vocational decision-making process, self-evaluation, exploration of the world of work; for students who are uncertain about their educational and vocational goals.
RCE:4081 ePortfolio Design and Production1-2 s.h.
Experience producing an ePortfolio and uploading it to the Internet; practical experience using digital tools, content and design related to ePortfolio production; experience using a web browser and access to the Internet and to a digital camera or scanner. Requirements: able to perform basic computer functions and use a World Wide Web browser. Same as EALL:4081, EDTL:4081, EPLS:4081, PSQF:4081.
RCE:4110 Psychology of Food and Mood3 s.h.
Neurobehavioral and psychological determinants of food preference, behavior, and mood management; cultural meanings of food in North America, obesity, dieting, disordered eating; how we use food as a means of managing or damaging our food and health.
RCE:4111 Building Leadership and Success at Work3 s.h.
How working within a career is different than going to school; what an employer expects of employees relating to leadership, effective communication, getting along with others, and dealing with conflict; understanding business structures and organizational needs; gain knowledge of self and employer motivation strategies; how employers communicate with employees.
RCE:4112 How to Interview to Get That Job!3 s.h.
Learn two approaches to job interviews—how to interview to obtain a job and how to interview applicants for a job; gain knowledge and skills necessary to successfully conduct interviews from applicant and employer perspectives; review interview processes and legal and ethical boundaries within interviews; examine interview formats and styles and gain confidence to successfully respond to typical interview questions; learn to develop interview questions as an applicant and as an employer; communication best practices prior/during/following an interview.
RCE:4113 Sleep, Sleep Deprivation, and Sleep Disorders3 s.h.
Theories and stages of sleep; aging and normal sleep; impact of sleep and sleep deprivation on mental and physical health; overview of sleep disorders and treatments.
RCE:4114 Psychology of Body Modification and Self-Image3 s.h.
Exploration of psychology and practices of body modification as related to self-image; dynamic relationship between body and identity; body modification accomplished in many ways and for many reasons (beauty, social status, religious expression, improve function, to rebel); how gender, race, culture, age, and health shape our attitudes about our bodies and our decision to make modifications; risks and benefits (physical, emotional, social) of making a body modification to ones' sense of self as it relates to others and to oneself.
RCE:4119 Family Issues in Giftedness1 s.h.
Family dynamics and issues that arise when one or more children are identified as gifted; parent/child, sibling, school/family relationships.
RCE:4120 Psychology of Giftedness3 s.h.
Theories of learning, child development, motivation; issues unique to gifted education. Same as PSQF:4120.
RCE:4121 Identification of Students for Gifted Programs3 s.h.
Interpretation of standardized tests and other measurement instruments used to identify academic talent and program effectively for grades K-12; ability, aptitude, achievement tests; current issues in the uses of various instruments. Same as PSQF:4121.
RCE:4123 Gender Issues and Giftedness1 s.h.
Effect of gender on development of giftedness; differential needs of girls, boys; strategies for effective teaching, gender equity.
RCE:4124 Ethnic and Cultural Issues and Giftedness1 s.h.
Effect of ethnicity and culture on development of giftedness; special needs of Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian gifted students; strategies for identification, programming.
RCE:4125 Counseling and Psychological Needs of the Gifted1 s.h.
Psychological aspects of giftedness, counseling techniques appropriate for gifted children, adolescents; socio-emotional concerns, career development, underachievement. Same as PSQF:4125.
RCE:4126 Cognitive and Affective Needs of Underachieving Gifted1 s.h.
Diagnostic strategy for identifying types of underachievement, teaching and counseling interventions appropriate for each. Same as PSQF:4126.
RCE:4128 Advanced Leadership Seminar in Gifted Education1 s.h.
Development of administrative policies and programming based on empirical research; for experienced leaders in gifted education.
RCE:4129 Creativity: Issues and Applications in Gifted Education1 s.h.
Theories that underpin contemporary definitions of creativity; instruments developed to measure creativity; activities in the school environment that enhance or inhibit student creativity. Same as PSQF:4129.
RCE:4130 Human Sexuality3 s.h.
Introduction to human sexuality from a sociocultural perspective; readings and discussions of sensitive topics and explicit depictions/discussions of sexuality; students may relate their sexual experiences to course content; combination of formats.
RCE:4131 Loss, Death, and Bereavement3 s.h.
Psychological study of death, grief, loss, bereavement, and coping from a multidimensional and multidisciplinary perspective; loss and grief as natural experiences that are not often explicitly discussed; overview of topics relating to death, including multicultural attitudes toward death, death practices, theories on loss and bereavement, and grieving throughout the life cycle; hospice and palliative care, suicide, and making meaning of life out of death; development of critical thinking skills by engaging in empirically-based discussions.
RCE:4132 Introduction to Addictions and Impulse Control Disorders3 s.h.
Exploration of addictions and impulse control disorders; legal, social, physical, and emotional issues related to addictions and impulse control disorders.
RCE:4137 Introduction to Educating Gifted Students3 s.h.
Fundamental issues such as curriculum, counseling, family issues, gender and minority issues. Same as EDTL:4137.
RCE:4140 Foundations of Leadership for Community Agencies3 s.h.
Preparation to become effective employees and leaders; emphasis on leadership roles in clinical and other human service or health care settings; how leadership transcends job title associated with high work performance; experiential activities that illustrate key didactic concepts and didactic lecture review, written assignments, experiential assignment, in-depth discussions illustrating key concepts.
RCE:4145 Marriage and Family Interaction3 s.h.
Contemporary American couple, marriage, and family relationships; mate selection.
RCE:4162 Introduction to Couple and Family Therapy3 s.h.
Evolution of the family therapy movement and issues related to functional and dysfunctional family systems; significant models of family therapy and specific techniques.
RCE:4173 Trauma Across the Lifespan3 s.h.
Current theory and practice models related to trauma and crisis intervention; overview of multi-system level definitions of trauma experience (historical, individual, interpersonal, family, organizational, community, global); various approaches to trauma response theory; unique contributions that counselors offer (strength, resiliency, coping); commitments to multicultural and systems factors; macro- to micro-level understanding of trauma.
RCE:4174 Positive Psychology3 s.h.
Promotion of human potential as a focus for counseling professionals that provides a supplement to diagnosis and treatment of pathology; how to achieve happiness, resilience, wellness, and life satisfaction through enhancement of human strengths and virtues.
RCE:4175 Motivational Interviewing3 s.h.
Motivational Interviewing (Miller & Rollnick) and the stages of change model.
RCE:4176 Child Abuse: Assessment, Intervention, and Advocacy3 s.h.
Preparation for work involving abused children or child abuse issues; appropriate for careers in counseling, education, health sciences, law, psychology, social work, and so forth; interactive approach.
RCE:4177 Life After Service: Veterans in College3 s.h.
Introduction to various resources on campus related to increasing student veterans' success as college students; topics and assignments specifically tailored to military service-connected students (e.g., ROTC students, national guard or reserve military members, active duty veterans); topics include vocational rehabilitation, GI Bill, current events, and health care (sleep, TBI, traumatic stress responses, substance abuse); development of academic skills for writing, more effective studying, improved reading and note taking.
RCE:4178 Microcounseling1,3 s.h.
Basic skills of listening, responding, empathy, focus; advanced skills of meaning, confrontation, reframing, directives, action skills.
RCE:4179 Sexuality Within the Helping Professions3 s.h.
Relationship between sexuality and mental health; varied ethical and professional issues in sex therapy.
RCE:4180 Topical Seminar for Helping Professionalsarr.
Topics for the continuing education of counselors and related professionals.
RCE:4185 Introduction to Substance Abuse3 s.h.
Theories of addiction and pharmacology of psychoactive drugs; legal, familial, biological, multicultural, historical issues related to substance use and misuse.
RCE:4187 Introduction to Assistive Technology3 s.h.
How assistive technology can be used for attainment of goals in education or work. Same as EDTL:4987.
RCE:4188 Practicum in Teaching and Curriculum Development in Gifted Education1-6 s.h.
Experience in developing course materials for classes offered through the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education. Same as EDTL:4188.
RCE:4190 Group Processes for Related Professions3 s.h.
Small-group procedures for personal and organizational development in educational settings; discussions of theoretical and ethical issues, multicultural considerations, and research findings supplemented with demonstrations; participation in a personal growth group.
RCE:4191 Advocacy: Awareness, Assertiveness, and Activismarr.
Introduction to advocacy skills—communicate, convey, negotiate or assert interests, desires, needs, and rights for self or others; opportunity to design and implement a plan of change; ecological model of human interaction that suggests a person must be viewed within context of one's environment(s); how having power on a personal and social level impacts one's environment and is central to a person's well-being; advocation as a central function of helping professions.
RCE:4192 Group Leadership in Human Sexuality0-3 s.h.
How to teach human sexuality; how to help students achieve an open-minded yet responsible attitude toward their own and others' sexuality. Prerequisites: RCE:4130.
RCE:4193 Individual Instruction - Undergraduatearr.
RCE:4194 Interpersonal Effectiveness3 s.h.
Paradigms and techniques that enhance interpersonal relationship skills.
RCE:4195 Ethics in Human Relations and Counseling3 s.h.
Morality and ethics; ethical issues; models and techniques for effective ethical decision making in personal and professional interactions.
RCE:4197 Citizenship in a Multicultural Society3 s.h.
Human relationships in the context of societal oppressions such as racism, sexism, able-bodyism, and heterosexism.
RCE:4199 Counseling for Related Professions3 s.h.
Counseling theories and techniques; ethical and multicultural considerations; small-group discussions, demonstrations, lectures.
RCE:5200 Professional School Counselor3 s.h.
Professional identity of school counselors, K-12 school counseling program delivery systems, legal and ethical issues. Requirements: admission to school counseling program.
RCE:5202 Introduction to Group Counseling3 s.h.
Research, theory, ethics, planning, and practice in group counseling; leadership styles and multicultural considerations; group participation. Prerequisites: RCE:5221. Corequisites: RCE:5278. Requirements: rehabilitation and counselor education enrollment.
RCE:5203 Career Development3 s.h.
Preparation for counselors and student affairs professionals; career development concepts and theories, family and work, career counseling goals and objectives, exemplary techniques and materials, career program planning, evaluation procedures. Requirements: rehabilitation and counselor education enrollment.
RCE:5204 School Culture and Classroom Management for School Counselors3 s.h.
American public elementary and secondary schools and the school counselor's role; classroom management for school counselors.
RCE:5210 Rehabilitation Client Assessment3 s.h.
Process and practice of assessing persons with disabilities for rehabilitation plan development and decision making; multicultural and ethical considerations.
RCE:5221 Theories of Counseling and Human Development Across the Life Span3 s.h.
Philosophical bases, ethical considerations, processes, issues, multicultural and life-span developmental considerations in counseling theories and techniques. Requirements: rehabilitation and counselor education M.A. enrollment.
RCE:5222 Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools3 s.h.
RCE:5223 Counseling Gifted and Talented Students3 s.h.
Learning theories and best practices related to school counseling of gifted and talented students; academic, career, and personal/social development. Prerequisites: RCE:4137.
RCE:5226 Assessment of Giftedness3 s.h.
Training and practice in assessment of gifted children. Same as PSQF:5226.
RCE:5230 School Counseling Program Leadership and Management3 s.h.
Comprehensive K-12 school counseling program components and structures; program leadership, planning, accountability; behavioral consultation and collaboration; ethical, multicultural, family considerations. Corequisites: RCE:6321 or RCE:6322.
RCE:5237 Seminar in Gifted Education2-3 s.h.
Teaching and counseling needs of gifted students K-12; intensive 10-day residential program. Requirements: work as teacher with Belin Fellowship.
RCE:5238 Advanced Seminar in Gifted Education1 s.h.
Supervisory, administrative, and research issues; fellowships for seminar participants. Prerequisites: RCE:5237.
RCE:5241 Introduction to Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling3 s.h.
Historical, philosophical, legislative, societal, and multicultural overview of rehabilitation and mental health process and practice in community-based settings; roles of rehabilitation and mental health professionals, nature of agencies, resources, contemporary issues and ethics.
RCE:5247 Medical Aspects of Disability3 s.h.
Medical evaluation as part of the rehabilitation process; body systems, medical terminology, medical description of disabilities; functional limitations; projection of potential for rehabilitation and mental health applied to planning and placement.
RCE:5248 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Psychiatric Rehabilitation3 s.h.
Psychiatric conditions, their diagnostic criteria using the DSM-IV-TR, treatment planning considerations; medical and psychiatric rehabilitation models, interrelationship in providing services to persons with psychiatric disabilities; functional assessment and client-driven rehabilitation planning for community reintegration. Requirements: rehabilitation and counselor education enrollment.
RCE:5249 Psychiatric Disorders and Interventions3 s.h.
Description, classification, and theoretical perspectives related to psychiatric disorders; models of intervention in community-based settings.
RCE:5250 Multiculturalism in Helping Professions3 s.h.
Theory and application of multicultural competency in the helping professions; ethical treatment of clients in the context of a multiculturally diverse society; knowledge, skill, self-awareness components relevant for helping practitioners. Requirements: rehabilitation and counselor education enrollment.
RCE:5254 Assessment and Appraisal3 s.h.
Presentation of materials related to assessment and appraisal for those who plan to work as professional counselors; didactic and experiential activities that enhance a counseling professional's work in the field; specifically, development of skills related to the administration, scoring, and interpretation of basic assessment materials and appraisal in a counseling setting.
RCE:5256 Action Research: School-Based Field Research3 s.h.
Field-based research experiences in school settings; students conceptualize, design, conduct, and articulate school-based research findings. Prerequisites: RCE:5254.
RCE:5262 Advanced Couple and Family Therapy3 s.h.
Review and critique couple and family therapy theory, ethics, and techniques as applied to problems of couple and family over the life span; multicultural considerations. Requirements: advanced graduate standing. Recommendations: RCE:4162.
RCE:5270 Issues and Ethics in Counseling3 s.h.
Ethical standards and decision making; current issues; ethical, legal, and multicultural considerations for counseling in agencies and schools; emphasis on professional practice.
RCE:5276 Research in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling3 s.h.
Current state of counseling practice and emphasis on accountability as a professional quality; need for counselors to be knowledgeable and skillful in identifying and using "what works" in counseling endeavors; introduction to major principles, concepts, and practices in social science research, including program evaluation; preparing counselors-in-training as future research consumers. Recommendations: rehabilitation and mental health counseling major.
RCE:5278 Applied Microcounseling3 s.h.
Development of basic and advanced counseling skills; preparation for work in education and community settings.
RCE:5280 Topical Seminar in RCEarr.
Special topics dealing with contemporary problems of concern to counselors in specific settings.
RCE:6263 Consultation Theory and Practice3 s.h.
Review of concepts and practice of consultation and collaboration in educational and human services settings; focus on mental health, organizational, behavioral, and instructional models. Same as PSQF:6263.
RCE:6293 Individual Instruction - Graduatearr.
RCE:6300 Practicum in School Counseling3 s.h.
Supervised experience counseling and consulting in elementary and secondary school settings. Requirements: completion of school counseling core courses.
RCE:6321 Internship in Elementary School Counseling6 s.h.
Supervised placement in an elementary school setting; performance of tasks, responsibilities of an elementary school counselor. Prerequisites: RCE:6300. Requirements: completion of all required school counseling courses.
RCE:6322 Internship in Secondary School Counseling6 s.h.
Supervised placement in a secondary school setting; performance of tasks, responsibilities of a secondary school counselor. Prerequisites: RCE:6300. Requirements: completion of all required school counseling courses.
RCE:6323 Internship in Middle School Counseling3 s.h.
Supervised placement in a middle school setting; performance of tasks and responsibilities of a middle school counselor. Prerequisites: RCE:6300. Requirements: completion of all required school counseling courses.
RCE:6341 Job Development Placement and Follow-up3 s.h.
Obtaining appropriate jobs for individuals with disabilities who have received rehabilitation services; client, counselor, employer, job specifications.
RCE:6342 Psychosocial and Developmental Aspects3 s.h.
Dynamics of adjustment and coping for persons with chronic illness or those with disabilities through the life span; somatopsychological, psychosocial, and developmental perspectives on disability.
RCE:6348 Prepracticum in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling3 s.h.
Counseling laboratory to promote knowledge, skills, and awareness of effective and ethical counseling methods, and fundamentals of helping relationships and case management. Prerequisites: RCE:5221. Corequisites: RCE:5278.
RCE:6349 Practicum in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counselingarr.
Experience in a community agency serving individuals with disabilities and mental health disorders, supervised by a certified rehabilitation counselor in an approved site. Prerequisites: RCE:6348.
RCE:6350 Internship I: Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling3-6 s.h.
Experience to enhance competency in agencies and with persons represented in student's specialty area. Prerequisites: RCE:6349.
RCE:6352 Internship II: Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counselingarr.
Full-time clinical experience in rehabilitation and mental health settings; training in wide range of rehabilitation and mental health functions under supervision of a qualified M.A. counselor with appropriate credentials. Prerequisites: RCE:6350.
RCE:6394 Research and Scholarship Internship1-3 s.h.
Preparation for comprehensive examination.
RCE:6500 Research Methods in Counseling3 s.h.
Introduction to research methods for counselors; research strategies that have dominated counseling literature; key concepts related to development of researchable questions, use and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative analyses, factors impacting design integrity, and use of findings to effect counseling program modifications; focus on essential approaches needed to conceptualize and develop a research proposal.
RCE:7255 Advanced Career Development and Counseling3 s.h.
Major concepts and research evidence about life-span vocational behavior; theories of vocational choice, adjustment, development in a multicultural world.
RCE:7338 Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry3 s.h.
Principles, processes of qualitative research in education; methods of design, data collection and analysis, interpretation, trustworthiness. Requirements: Ph.D. enrollment and introductory research course.
RCE:7347 Home/School/Community: System Interventions3 s.h.
Interventions used by school and support system personnel; focus on work with parents, siblings. Same as PSQF:7347.
RCE:7353 Advanced Counseling and Psychotherapy3 s.h.
Theories, techniques, and ethics of counseling clients with personal and interpersonal problems; ethical and multicultural considerations.
RCE:7357 Advanced Group Counseling and Psychotherapy3 s.h.
Theories and techniques of group counseling and psychotherapy; integration of theory, experience, and research in group counseling; ethical and multicultural considerations.
RCE:7360 Advanced Practicum in Counselingarr.
Supervised practice in counseling; intensive analysis of counselor ethics, styles, methods. Advanced graduate standing in counselor education and consent of instructor required. Prerequisites: RCE:5221. Requirements: Ph.D. enrollment, advanced graduate standing in counselor education, and counseling introductory practicum; and concurrent enrollment in RCE:5249 for rehabilitation counselor education student.
RCE:7361 Advanced Practicum in Couple and Family Therapy1-3 s.h.
Opportunity to accumulate client contact and supervision hours towards graduation and licensure; conceptual and executive skills, observational skills and abilities to work as a member of a therapeutic team, awareness of how personal growth and development as a therapist impacts work with clients, comfort and motivation to learn multiple training levels provided, creation of collaborative and supportive atmosphere on all practicum levels. Requirements: enrollment in couple and family therapy program.
RCE:7369 Advanced Seminar in Rehabilitation Counseling3 s.h.
Philosophy, theory, research base, practice of rehabilitation counseling, psychology; ethical and multicultural considerations; relationship to disability studies; psychological aspects of disability, client assessment, history, systems, contemporary issues.
RCE:7380 Internship in Teachingarr.
Supervised college teaching experience in counselor education courses; teaching in collaboration with faculty, observation and critiques of teaching, participation in course planning and evaluation procedures; ethical and multicultural considerations.
RCE:7385 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education3 s.h.
RCE:7388 Family Development3 s.h.
Overview of research relating to family development, family structure, and cultural/ethnic diversity; how research can be applied to clinical practice; focus on strengths and challenges of families with varying structures, cultural dimensions in family functioning, developmental perspectives on family functioning, and how these factors can advance family systems based on research and practice.
RCE:7389 Seminar in Couple Intervention Research3 s.h.
Overview of couple intervention and outcome research; focus on evidence-based couple therapies (i.e., Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Behavioral Couple Therapy, work of John Gottman); research addressing effectiveness and efficiency of couple interventions in treatment of couple distress issues highly comorbid with distress, including review of mental and physical health problems; research addressing factors associated with treatment outcomes.
RCE:7394 Social Context and Family Research3 s.h.
Review and analysis of pertinent research surrounding social contexts in which families live; specific focus on reviewing and critically analyzing decade reviews and current advancements in family research; students evaluate how research surrounding social context and family research is relevant to the practice of couple and family therapy.
RCE:7399 Supervision in Couple and Family Therapy3 s.h.
Supervision of Master's-level couple and family therapy students; mentoring supervision received from supervision instructor; assignments reflect requirements for AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation; fulfills didactic requirement for AAMFT Approved Supervisor status. Requirements: enrollment in couple and family therapy program.
RCE:7400 Seminar: Ethics and Issues in Counseling3 s.h.
Ethical, professional, and contemporary issues in counseling practice, education, and research. Requirements: rehabilitation and counselor education Ph.D. enrollment.
RCE:7404 Seminar in Child and Adolescent Intervention Research3 s.h.
Review and analyze pertinent literature and evidenced-based interventions for children and adolescents; focus on reviewing and critically analyzing published outcome studies in areas of childhood and adolescent disorders, as well as examining and critiquing effective interventions that have undergone stages 1-3 clinical trials; active discussions of the research findings for clinical implications will occur. Prerequisites: RCE:5262.
RCE:7438 Advanced Qualitative Research Seminar in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education3 s.h.
Exploration of qualitative research at advanced theoretical, practical, and technical level, inside and outside a typical classroom environment; scholarly discussions. Prerequisites: RCE:7338.
RCE:7440 Seminar in Family-Based Play Therapy Interventions3 s.h.
Inclusion of children in family therapy sessions; varied therapeutic strategies to effectively work with young children and their parents; employment of developmental lens (therapeutic techniques largely depend on children's age and developmental stage) and theoretical lens (many techniques are linked to certain theoretical approaches); development of therapeutic skills with application of varied therapeutic approaches in clinical work; does not train students to become play therapists and/or child therapists. Prerequisites: RCE:5262.
RCE:7444 Qualitative Research in the Multicultural Context3 s.h.
Exploration of qualitative research in multicultural context; application of knowledge gained in introductory qualitative courses; utilization of qualitative skill sets for completion of a multicultural-focused project; multicultural field research project which may involve travel or virtual connections outside of regular class time; field experience projects with online problem-based learning activities, consultation, and virtual supervised small group work. Prerequisites: PSQF:6235 or RCE:5250 or RCE:7338.
RCE:7448 Integrated Developmental Theory and Counseling3 s.h.
Advanced issues, theoretical perspectives, and research in human development across the life span; influential theories in human development; related implications for counseling, supervision, and research; integrated understanding of perspectives through position papers, reflection papers, and research proposal project. Requirements: graduate standing in rehabilitation and counselor education.
RCE:7450 Advanced Social Psychology of Disability3 s.h.
Disability issues from individual and societal perspectives; psychosocial aspects of disability and disability studies; seminar. Requirements: Ph.D. enrollment.
RCE:7451 Advanced Multiculturalism3 s.h.
Impact of culture, race, ethnicity, and intersections of identity on counseling in higher education and student affairs settings. Prerequisites: RCE:5250.
RCE:7454 Supervision Theory and Practice3 s.h.
Conceptual models, ethics, multicultural considerations, research, and program design for counselor supervision and consultation.
RCE:7455 Internship in Supervisionarr.
Supervision of students enrolled in counseling practicum. Prerequisites: RCE:7454.
RCE:7457 Seminar: Professional Orientation to Counselor Education and Supervision3 s.h.
Professional orientation issues in counselor education and supervision; related documents, bylaws, professional expectations.
RCE:7458 Seminar: Current Issues and Trends in Counselor Education and Supervision4 s.h.
Recent trends, including debates and findings in literature related to best practices for the profession.
RCE:7459 Seminar: Leadership and Advocacy in Counselor Education and Supervision3 s.h.
Leadership principles and theories, including applications to counselor education; student leadership potential and skills explored through self-reflective model.
RCE:7460 Seminar: Research in Counseling3 s.h.
Methods, examples, ethics, multicultural issues, problems of counseling research. Requirements: Ph.D. enrollment.
RCE:7461 Practicum in Researcharr.
Experience designing and implementing research relevant to student's plan of study, under supervision of rehabilitation and counselor education faculty member.
RCE:7462 Advanced Practicum in Clinical Teaching1-3 s.h.
Preparation for doctoral students to conduct didactic and experiential learning opportunities with counselors in training. Prerequisites: RCE:7454.
RCE:7465 Internship in Clinical Practice1-3 s.h.
Supervised experience in professional counseling, counselor supervision, consultation, teaching counseling; field placement and seminar.
RCE:7493 Ph.D. Thesisarr.
RCE:7500 Internship in Couple and Family Therapy1-3 s.h.
Supervised experience in professional couple and family therapy; clinical or academic field placement and seminar; required for couple and family therapy students. Requirements: successful completion of couple and family therapy program comprehensive examination.