Registration for Fall 16 begins on Monday, May 2nd. Please make sure to register on time so that you are able to get into your preferred courses. You may load courses in your "cart" in advance to make the registration process more expedient.
Here are some updates about Fall 16 courses as well a new course being planned for Winter 17. All courses are pending enrollment and additional sections of courses depend upon the number of students on the waitlist.
CSL 482: Special Topics: Counseling Change Strategies This course is piloting for the first time this summer but will also be offered in the Fall. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to contemporary counseling methods for working with clients. Students will be introduced to approaches such as Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy that present an effective basis for short-term and brief counseling. Special emphases will be placed on learning specific techniques (i.e., cognitive behavioral therapy and mental skills) for addressing a range of clinical considerations. Students will also demonstrate specific counseling methods in role-play activities. After completing this course students should learn about brief counseling methods in counseling, develop advanced counseling skills, and incorporate some counseling techniques that can be useful in one’s future practice. This course counts as an elective for the Clinical Mental Health concentration but may be taken by any student in the Counseling program. Counseling students will be given priority but students in other programs may be considered pending available seats and permission from the department.
CSL 514: Crisis Intervention for School Counselors This course will be offered in Fall and Winter, rather than Fall and Spring, as previously offered. This course is required for SCH students and also open to CSD students who want to learn about crisis intervention at both the individual and campus-wide levels.
CSL 515: Crisis Intervention and Trauma This course is being added to the offerings for Fall and will also be available in Spring. This course is required for CMH students and open to CSD students who want to learn mostly about crisis intervention at the individual level. This 4-credit hour course is taking the place of the old two-credit CSL 512 course that has been phased out with the Community Counseling program.
CSL 519: Special Education: Legal and Professional Issues for School Counselors This course will be offered in Winter and Spring, rather than Fall and Spring, as previously offered. This course is for SCH students.
NEW course for Winter Intersession 2017! CSL 482: Special Topics: Juvenile Justice
This course will pilot during the 3-week Intersession between November 28th and December 16th. During this course students will learn about the juvenile justice system and the needs of youth who experience incarceration or are detained. Students will interact with and provide direct programming on wellness and vocational topics to residents of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC). This course requires afternoon availability and the completion of a background check. This course counts as an elective for the CMH concentration but may be taken by any student in the Counseling program. Counseling students will be given priority but students in other programs may be considered pending available seats and permission from the department.
Please see your advisor if you have questions.