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CEP 509: Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice

Overview of the counseling profession including history, contemporary issues, professional identity and preparation of clinical mental health counselors is provided. Standards of ethical practice in counseling are reviewed. (Formerly CEP 609.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • matriculation into a counseling program or consent of department chair.
CEP 519: Supervision of Field-Based Work

Students review the practice and administration of supervision for CEP candidates. Focus is on the characteristics of effective supervisors and the current trends in professional disciplines. Hybrid course.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • consent of department chair
CEP 531: Human Development across Cultures

Focus is on human development theories across cultures as they relate to the field of human services and on life cycle stages, the exploration of child, adolescence, and adult issues.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status or consent of department chair
CEP 532: Theories and Methods of Counseling

The nature of the counseling process and theories of counseling are considered. Included are techniques of interviewing and an examination of common and special counseling problems in various school and agency settings.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
CEP 533: Psychology of Students with Exceptionalities

The symptoms, causes, and treatment of developmental, learning, and social-emotional problems of children are covered. Educational classification criteria, services, interventions, and collaboration are reviewed. Observations are required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status or consent of department chair
CEP 534: Quantitative Measurement and Test Interpretation

Students develop techniques for the effective use of test results in counseling, including statistical and data analysis techniques.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • matriculation into the counseling or school psychology
  • CEP 532
  • or consent of department chair
CEP 535: Vocational Counseling and Placement

Counseling theories are explored, including the assessment of individual aptitudes, interests, and abilities. Also examined are occupational information sources and opportunities.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status or consent of department chair
CEP 536: Biological Perspectives in Mental Health

Students are introduced to the neuroscience perspective of studying human behavior, including the biology of mental illness and the role of psychopharmacology.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 532
  • matriculation into the counseling or school psychology program
  • or consent of department chair
CEP 537: Introduction to Group Counseling

The dynamics of group process, an analysis of current modalities, and the principles and techniques of group counseling are covered. Students participate in a time-limited group.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 538 and matriculation into the counseling or school psychology program, or consent of department chair
CEP 538: Practicum I: Introduction to Counseling Skills

Counseling experience is offered under supervised laboratory conditions, with emphasis on observation and evaluation in a laboratory-seminar sequence. Video, audio, and process recordings are used. (Formerly Clinical Practicum I.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 532
  • matriculation into the counseling or school psychology program.
  • CEP 531
CEP 539: Practicum II: Clinical Interviewing and Treatment Planning

Students learn to conduct clinical interviews and develop collaborative, evidenced-based clinical treatment plans. Students apply their skills in a supervised clinical setting for 50 hours over the semester. (Formerly Clinical Practicum II.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 538, with minimum grade of B, and prior or concurrent enrollment in CEP 509 and 543
CEP 540: Clinical Practicum with Children in Schools

Attention is given to developing skill in counseling children and youth, while working with clients under controlled supervisory conditions. Supervised school-based experiences are required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 538 with minimum grade of B
CEP 541: Clinical Internship in School Counseling I

Students complete 150 hours of supervised school counseling in a school setting.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • With minimum grade of B
CEP 542: Clinical Internship in School Counseling II

This is a continuation of CEP 541.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • with minimum grade of B
CEP 543: Clinical Assessment and Case Problems

This is an introduction to clinical decision making, diagnostic assessment, and treatment planning. Students also learn how to conduct intakes and mental status examinations and how to diagnose various psychiatric conditions.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • prior or concurrent enrollment in CEP 536, or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
CEP 544: Family Counseling Theory and Practice

Current family counseling theories and methods are introduced. Class instruction includes lectures, demonstrations, and family simulations.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 537
  • CEP 538
CEP 545: Therapeutic Approaches to Attention/Behavior Disorders

The assessment, treatment, educational approaches, and current research on attention deficit and related behavior disorders are analyzed.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 551
  • or consent of the department chair
CEP 546: Assessment of Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

Topics include concurrent mental health issues, the interactive nature between substance use and co-occurring mental health issues, assessment typologies, and treatment implications. (Formerly Rehabilitation of the Chemically Dependent Person.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 536
  • CEP 538
CEP 547: Treatment of Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

Students develop clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and engage chemically dependent individuals in counseling and recovery processes. Interacting mental health issues are explored. (Formerly Treatment of the Chemically Dependent Person.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 546
CEP 548: Clinical Procedures in Family Counseling

Building on current concepts and models, students explore and practice intervention procedures to acquire their own preferred style of helping families.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 544
  • or consent of department chair
CEP 549: Foundations in School Counseling

This is an introduction to the historical foundations, roles and functions, and professional standards and ethics in the practice of school counseling.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 531, 532 and matriculation into the school counseling program
CEP 551: Behavioral Assessment and Intervention

Current theory, research, and applications of behavioral assessment and intervention are reviewed. Emphasis is on behavioral approaches to school-related problems.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • matriculation into the school psychology program or consent of department chair
CEP 552: Psychological Perspectives on Learning and Teaching

This is a systematic study of students and teachers and their interactions in classroom settings. Emphasis is on understanding typical and exceptional learners. A field component is required.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status or consent of department chair
CEP 553: Counseling Children and Adolescents

This course explores the application of developmental theory, evidence-based literature, and the clinical knowledge of children and adolescents to guide effective counseling with diverse populations.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CEP 531 and 532
CEP 554: Research Methods in Applied Settings

Nonexperimental, experimental, and single-subject designs are explored, along with the use of inferential statistics. A research proposal relevant to human service settings is also developed.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • A measurement and / or research course (CEP 534, PSYC 520, or equivalents)
LEAD 500: Developing Leaders for Learning

Effective leadership skills and dispositions are examined. Emphasis is on understanding human learning processes, developing an educational vision, and becoming a reflective leader. The role of values in leadership is also introduced.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • Concurrent enrollment in concurrent enrollment in LEAD 501
  • or consent of department chair
LEAD 501: Developing Inquiry for Reflective Leadership

The roles of critical inquiry, research, and evaluation in reflective leadership are explored. A field research project that focuses on school system structures and processes is required.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • Concurrent enrollment in concurrent enrollment in LEAD 500,
  • or consent of department chair
LEAD 502: Building Connections: External Contexts of Leadership

Students explore methods of communicating with and influencing decision makers outside the school community to promote equitable access in learning. Emphasis is on building sociopolitical and fiscal resources to support learning.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program
  • LEAD 500
  • Concurrent enrollment in concurrent enrollment in LEAD 503
LEAD 503: Building Connections in Diverse Contexts

Students develop skill in communication, organization, and collaboration in diverse contexts. A fifty-hour field experience in an urban agency, or in a family- or youth-serving agency or school, is required. Performance-based assessments are expected.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program
  • Concurrent enrollment in concurrent enrollment in LEAD 502
LEAD 504: Leading Learning I: Planning, Instruction, Assessment

Students develop skills and dispositions needed for instructional and transformational leadership. Emphasis is on articulating an equitable vision for learning through critical reflection and on advocating data-based decision making and accountability.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • LEAD 502
LEAD 505: Leading Learning II: Collaboration, Supervision, Technology

Students enact an equitable educational platform for learning characterized by collaborative instructional teams, effective supervision, and systematic monitoring of learning outcomes. The role of information technology is examined.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • LEAD 504
  • Concurrent enrollment in concurrent enrollment in LEAD 511
LEAD 506: Creating Learning Structures: Equity, Law, Practice

Policy making and legislation at the local, state, and federal levels to advance learning are reviewed. Emphasis is on creating and managing structures for safe, equitable, and effective learning organizations.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • LEAD 505
LEAD 507: Leading Change I: Challenges, Capacity, Transformation

Models, strategies, and research on change and conflict resolution to improve school culture are examined. Emphasis is on the use of problem-framing, outcome monitoring, and data analysis in building capacity.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • LEAD 506
LEAD 508: Leading Change II: Research, Accountability, Ethics

This course synthesizes the research, examines ethical practice, and promotes individual and group reflective practice for leading change. Accountability through critical inquiry and evidence-based decision making is emphasized.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in concurrent enrollment in LEAD 512
  • LEAD 507
LEAD 511: Leadership Internship I

This initial 150-hour, school-based experience nurtures entrylevel competencies in promoting positive school culture and best practice for leading learning. Competency-focused work samples and dispositional assessments are expected.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in concurrent enrollment in LEAD 505
LEAD 512: Leadership Internship II

This final 150-hour, school-based experience focuses on consolidating entry-level competencies in promoting positive school culture and leading change. Submission of a competency- focused performance-based portfolio is required.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Concurrent enrollment in concurrent enrollment in LEAD 508
LEAD 520: Courts, Laws, and Schools

This course is designed for educators with limited knowledge of or experience with the legal system. Students develop a basic understanding of the judicial system in Rhode Island.
3 credit hours

LEAD 521: Family Court and Schools

Focus is on family court and the increasing number of difficult family and juvenile situations. School leaders work with the judicial system to find proactive solutions to problems facing juveniles.
3 credit hours

LEAD 522: Classroom to Courtroom

Educators develop a mock trial to highlight the consequences for youth charged with serious legal offenses.
3 credit hours

LEAD 523: Leadership, Law, and School Practices

Educators develop cutting-edge leadership skills to enhance their leadership practice. This course is sponsored by RILEP and the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
3 credit hours

LEAD 530: Teacher Leadership - Foundation Seminar

An overview is given of theories and research in educational leadership. Students participate in self-assessment activities, using information for setting strategic goals for their own professional development while pursuing the CGS-TL goals.
2 credit hours

LEAD 531: Teacher Leaders as Coaches

Core beliefs and guiding principles are reviewed concerning instructional coaching, providing content, modeling segments, and tools to assist educational leaders as they support the professional growth of teachers.
2 credit hours

LEAD 532: Teacher Leadership Practicum

Students actualize an action research project and plan for implementing a change in their work environment through coaching. In addition, participants examine selected topics and current issues in educational leadership.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of all other CGS-TL course work

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