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CEP 822 Approaches to Educational Research (3 credit hours)

Rationale for empirical studies in education and rehabilitation counseling.  Emphasis on alternative approaches and uses of inquiry through case examples. Students will be able to distinguish among alternative approaches to conception, design, analysis, and use of research via case examples.


CEP 861 Counseling Theory, Philosophy, and Ethics (3 credit hours)

Selected counseling theories. Foundations of ethical decision-making. Professional standards, guidelines, and issues concerning the training and work of the counselor. Legal issues and precedents.  Students will grasp central elements of each theory, learn philosophical foundations of counseling & ethical behavior, learn applicable codes of ethics, analyze real & hypothetical cases, and identify implications of legal doctrines & precedents.

CEP 862 Introduction to Individual and Group Counseling (3 credit hours)

Counselor skill in individual and group counseling.  Forming, working with, and ending groups, building relationships, handling obstacles, and developing & carrying out agendas in counseling.  Simulated individual and group practice will be stressed.  Students will understand helping process as it relates to various relevant groups) learn basic individual & group skills and demonstrate skill in individual & group interactions through taped & live simulations.

CEP 864 Career Counseling (3 credit hours)

The application of career development theories and labor market and occupational information in the assessment and planning aspects of career counseling with various populations.  Students will develop an understanding of theories and patterns of career development, knowledge of resources for career exploration, and skills in assisting individuals in vocational decision-making.

CEP 868 Medical Aspects of Disability (3 credit hours)

Course focuses on functional implications of physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities for rehabilitation.  Students will develop an understanding of the medical and characteristics of impairments frequently encountered by rehabilitation professionals.  Students gain familiarity with medical terminology and the roles of health personnel. 


CEP 870 Foundations of Rehabilitation (3 credit hours)

Course focuses on rehabilitation counseling history, philosophy, values, legislation, policy and practice.  Students will become knowledgeable about the foundations of the profession, including an examination of current issues, community resources, services and processes, and the roles of rehabilitation counselors and related rehabilitation specializations in the rehabilitation process.

CEP 871 Cognitive and Psychological Aspects of Disability (3 credit hours)

Psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness and disability.  Students will develop an understanding of cognitive and psychological characteristics of impairments frequently encountered by rehabilitation professionals. Course examines personal attitudes, feelings, and behavior toward persons with various characteristics.  Content includes mental health diagnosis, etiology, and treatment models and methods.


CEP 872 Social and Environmental Aspects of Rehabilitation (3 credit hours)

Social and political factors that limit individuals with disabilities.  The Independent Living movement, philosophy, legislation, and services.  Use of accommodations and enabling technology.  Attitude change and client empowerment.  Students will develop understanding of independent living and rehabilitation from a consumer perspective and come to recognize their responsibility to advocate for social and political change as well as provide professional counseling services.  Develop basic knowledge of and skill in using assistive technology.

CEP 873 Employment Strategies for Individuals with Disabilities (3 credit hours)

Public policy, resources, and intervention strategies for assisting persons with disabilities to achieve vocational outcomes, and for assisting employers in accommodating and retaining employees with disabilities.  Students will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to assist clients in seeking and maintaining employment; identify employment opportunities; develop reciprocal relationships with employers, and provide reasonable accommodations.

CEP 876 Professional Issues in Rehabilitation Counseling (3 credit hours)

Applications of case management strategies, processes and practices in rehabilitation counseling

including a focus on ethical issues and ethical decision making processes.  Students will develop competency in the application of case/caseload management practices, as well as developing additional knowledge concerning program development, professional development, and new priorities in rehabilitation counseling practice.

CEP 877 Assessment and Research in Rehabilitation (3 credit hours)

Advanced assessment techniques and strategies for rehabilitation settings. Applied research and program evaluation in rehabilitation counseling. Measurement concepts as a foundation for selecting and interpreting tests.

CEP 894A Rehabilitation Counseling Practicum (6 credit hours)

Students obtain supervised counseling experience in a rehabilitation related service setting in order to develop skills, knowledge and behaviors appropriate for effective counseling relationships.  Group seminars practice skill development in problem identification, problem solving, and assessment and case management based on the identification of client assets, needs and preferences.  Students gain experience with various disabling conditions and are coached in the use of interviewing and counseling behaviors in order to develop effective strategies for client services. 

CEP 893A Rehabilitation Counseling Internship (9 credit hours)

Supervised internship in rehabilitation or related service systems for persons with disabilities.  Students develop and demonstrate clinical and case management skills along with the appropriate professional interrelationships required of interdisciplinary rehabilitation practices.  Competencies in all areas of the rehabilitation process:  assessment, evaluation, counseling, service provision, resource utilization, community liaison, job development and placement, follow-up, program development and documentation must be demonstrated within the course of the internship.  Participation in monthly seminars and current topics forum provide group supervision for clinical and case service as well as exploration of emerging professional and ethical issues.


CEP 903 Cognitive Development Across the Lifespan

Development of thinking skills in learning across the lifespan from three theoretical perspectives. Relationship between cognitive development and learning in schools and other contexts is reviewed.

CEP 905 Cultural Diversity in Learning and Development

Focus on theories and research in cultural psychology. Relations among culture, learning, and human development in school and other settings such as family, community, and work is explored. Implications for educational practice are reviewed.

CEP 930 Introduction to Educational Inquiry

Alternative approaches to educational research: quantitative, interpretive, and customized are explored. Theoretical assumptions, sources of questions, data collection and analysis, and rhetoric are emphasized in this course.

CEP 932 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research

Techniques of data analysis and statistical inference used in educational and psychological research are reviewed. Focus on multiple regression, analysis of variance, and basic principles of experimental design in educational applications.

CEP 933 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research II

Techniques of data analysis and statistical inference used in educational and psychological research are reviewed. Focus on multiple regression, analysis of variance, and basic principles of experimental design in educational applications.

CEP 934 Multivariate Data Analysis

Multivariate methods, matrix algebra, and the general linear model as applied to educational research settings are explored.

CEP 944A Rehabilitation Counseling Pedagogy

Pedagogical tools and issues associated with teaching and learning in pre-service rehabilitation counseling preparation programs. Skill development in curriculum and course design, teaching methods and strategies.

CEP 944B Teaching Practicum in Rehabilitation Counselor Education

Course design and active teaching experience in a CORE accredited master’s level Rehabilitation Counseling curriculum under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

CEP 944C Clinical Practice Practicum in Rehabilitation Counseling

Supervised counseling experience in human services, rehabilitation or educational settings to further develop skills, knowledge and behavior appropriate for professional counseling practice.

CEP 944D Clinical Supervision Practice Practicum in Rehabilitation Counselor Education

Theory and practice of supervising prospective counselors. Approaches, models and strategies. Student will provide clinical supervision to MA students in counseling practicum, under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

CEP 960 Theoretical Foundations of Counseling

Theoretical models of counseling, personality, and behavior change are explored. Literature on the process and outcomes of counseling, as well as selected professional issues are discussed.

CEP 961 Multicultural Perspectives in Counseling Psychology

Cultural, gender, and disability dynamics as they affect human functioning and counseling practices are reviewed. Focus on the strategies and techniques for multicultural perspectives in counseling.

CEP 963 Ethics in Counseling and School Psychology

Focus on ethics including ethical theory, principles, standards, codes of conduct, and legal issues. Traditional and contemporary issues in theory, research, practice and training are discussed.

CEP 964 Practice and Profession of Rehabilitation Counseling

An in-depth review of the foundations of rehabilitation counseling practice, professionalization, and pre-service preparation issues will be provided. Students will review relevant aspects of history, legislation, philosophy, values and practice within today's rehabilitation service delivery system. Critical issues currently affecting the discipline with be identified, analyzed, and discussed in detail.

CEP 965 Psychosocial Bases of Disability and Rehabilitation

A comprehensive knowledge base in disability studies to inform student research and teaching will be provided. Students will develop their skills as scholars to guide their continued learning about historical and current concepts of disability, factors that influence the impact of disability, and specific interventions that are intended to address service, policy, and research issues. Implications of disability studies for rehabilitation counseling practice and education will be analyzed in detail.

CEP 968 Research Methods in Counseling and School Psychology

Focuses on research topics and designs in counseling psychology, with emphasis on the development of a viable research proposal.

CEP 969 Clinical Supervision in Counseling and School Psychology

Theoretical. Empirical, and practical aspects of the supervisory relationship. Process and outcome variables.

CEP 995 Practicum in Research Design and Data Analysis

Student becomes actively involved in design, execution, analysis, presentation, critique, and revision of research projects.

CEP 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research

Doctoral dissertation research. Students will complete at least 24 semester credit hours of CEP 999.