Undergraduate Course Catalog

Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services

S. Bowman, Chairperson 

The Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services offers a Minor in Interpersonal Relations. The minor introduces students to basic psychological principles and techniques to help them understand themselves and their relationships with others.  


MINOR IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, 15 hours 

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Complete one concentration
Concentration 1: 15 hours from

CPSY
 
 
 
  
 

230
360
400
420
470
490

Human Relation Development (3)
Aspects of Sexuality (3)
Fundamentals of Counseling (3)
Psychological Interventions (3)
Cross-Cult Counseling (3)
Issues in Counseling (1-6)

15





15 hrs
Concentration 2: 15 hours
9-12 hours from

CPSY




230
360
400
420
470
490

Human Relation Development (3)
Aspects of Sexuality (3)
Fundamentals of Counseling (3)
Psychological Interventions (3)
Cross-Cult Counseling (3)
Issues in Counseling (1-6)

9-12

3-6 hours of electives from courses in other departments as approved by the counseling psychology department 

3-6 





15 hrs

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (CPSY) 

110 Career and Life Planning (2)
Focuses on helping people make career and life plans. A series of such techniques as role playing, psychodrama, sociodrama, values clarification, and decision making are used to help students examine interrelated value systems associated with education, work, leisure, and self-expression. 
    Not open to juniors and seniors except by permission of the department chairperson.  

230 Human Relationship Development (3)
An introduction to the basic psychological principles and techniques of enhancing relationships with self and others. Emphasizes understanding self-limiting behavior, self-understanding, and skill development and knowledge in the dynamics of interaction with others.  

360 Interrelational Aspects of Sexuality (3)
Emphasizes the psychological aspects of human sexuality, especially in relation to emotions, attitudes, and values. Stresses the psychological importance of responsibility for self in sexuality. Considers the psychological aspects of human sexual development, adjustment, dysfunction, and remediation. Designed to increase students’ understanding and acceptance of their own sexuality and that of others. 

400 Fundamentals of Counseling (3)
Introduces the principles, purposes, and nature of counseling, including a review of basic counseling theories and the history of counseling, an exposure to research, and a discussion of issues in the practice of counseling. 

420 Techniques of Psychological Interventions (3)
Basic psychological principles and techniques of counseling. Intended as an exploratory didactic and experiential course for students planning to do graduate work in counseling and related areas or for those in other fields requiring skills in interviewing. 

470 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Counseling (3)
Opportunity to build expertise in counseling people of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and American Indian heritage. Emphasizes understanding the social and political bases of counseling and therapy. 

490 Issues in Counseling (1-6)
Intensive study in selected areas of student need and interest in counseling. Opportunity for students to choose particular areas for in-depth study under faculty supervision.
     A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 6 in any one semester or term.