2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin

Counseling Psychology

Office: Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, 2nd floor
Mail Code: 1999 E. Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303.871.2473
Email: edinfo@du.edu
Web Site: morgridge.du.edu/programs/counseling-psychology/

Counseling Psychology

As a graduate student in the Department of Counseling Psychology (CP), you’ll develop the skills necessary to become an effective practitioner, researcher and/or leader in your field. Our goal is to develop professionals who are insightful and self-reflective, who are innovative risk takers and superior critical thinkers. Our highly selective doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and is well known for providing access to high-quality national internships for our students. This scientist-practitioner program has a strong focus on both research and practice. Similarly, the master's program has excellent practicum and internship sites all over the Denver area. One of the strengths for our Counseling Psychology program for both master's and doctoral students is the opportunity to provide counseling in our in-house clinic.

We want our students not only to demonstrate accurate and current knowledge, but to have expertise related to the many issues that confront society, and to have the skills to create effective strategies and approaches to address these challenges.

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology  

The goal of the CP doctoral curriculum at the University of Denver is to educate counseling psychologists who have a solid foundation in science, practice, and culture. Although CP programs may lie at various points on the continuum from a very heavy emphasis on science to a very heavy emphasis on practice, the Counseling Psychology department at DU lies closer to the middle of the continuum. Although the course of study  provides students with some flexibility to emphasize either the practice or scientific side of the continuum, we expect that all students will have a solid foundation in science and practice and will approach each aspect of their training from a multiculturally informed position. Many of our graduates work in practice settings after graduation, and some are in research/faculty positions across the country. However, when they do so, we believe they are trained to practice from a scientific/critical perspective infused with cultural awareness. In this way, our philosophy is consistent with the perspective of Pepinsky (1954), who suggested that the scientist portion of the scientist-practitioner model is reflected in the way counseling psychology practitioners think about and conduct their practice: they think critically and are appropriately skeptical about theories, research findings, and clinical practices, including their own as well as others. In addition, our students strive for cultural competence in order to be effective with diverse clients.

Counseling psychologists encourage groups of individuals in an array of cultural contexts to better understand themselves and their own behavior, to develop an increased repertoire of adaptive skills, and to more effectively approach life problems in light of this understanding and skill development. Counseling psychologists also help individuals make vocational-educational decisions, take productive action in marriage or family systems, and assist individuals with health-related crises, being careful to take cultural consideration into account. Counseling psychologists are also trained to provide supervision, consultation, and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills and to use these skills in a variety of settings. Consistently, DU Counseling Psychology department emphasizes multicultural counseling and social justice, health psychology, psychological assessment, group dynamics, and treatment of addictions. Seminars are offered in all of these areas.

The faculty encourages students to develop individualized programs of study commensurate with their career goals. Practicum setting are arranged to further intensify training in particular specialty areas (e.g., college counseling, VA, in-patient, integrative care, correctional settings, community mental health). Students whose goals include college teaching are encouraged to co-facilitate introductory counseling classes with faculty and teach undergraduate courses. Students are also required to participate in and contribute to a pre-dissertation research project that leads to a presentation and/or a submission for publication.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration has been designed to meet the requirements necessary to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Students who complete this degree and two years of post-master’s work in the field can apply to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado. Other states may have other requirements. Students completing this concentration often work in agencies or in community settings all over the Denver area. This degree requires two years and 90 quarter credits. It also includes a 200-hour practicum, a 600-hour internship, and two quarters of counseling in our in-house clinic.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in General Counseling

This concentration leads to a general Master's degree in Counseling. Students who complete this course of study may work in agencies or apply for further doctoral work. This concentration requires a minimum of 55 quarter hour credits, including a 400-hour practicum, but it does not lead to licensure as a professional counselor. 

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Research Counseling

Some students wish to develop more advanced research skills as well as counseling skills. This concentration requires two years and 72 credit hours to complete. Students wishing to complete a master's thesis are strongly encouraged to apply to participate in this concentration during the winter quarter of the first year of study. If the student chooses to apply for the Research concentration later, it will take longer to complete the degree. It is recommended they begin discussing this option with their adviser during their first quarter of graduate work. Students who complete a thesis are not required to take the comprehensive examination. This is the only concentration students may pursue if they are interested in writing a thesis. The Research concentration does not meet requirements to achieve licensure.  

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in School Counseling

This concentration allows students to work as counselors in the public schools. It requires a minimum of 72 quarter hour credits including a 200-hour practicum, and a 600-hour internship in a school setting with multiple grade levels of students. This concentration also requires two quarters of counseling in our in-house clinic. The internship provides opportunities to participate in a wide variety of activities, including individual and group counseling, classroom guidance, career and educational planning, assessment or professional development. Successful completion of all requirements of this program ensures that all state performance competencies for the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) have been met.  Our program is accredited by CDE, which allows students to serve populations ranging in age from birth to 21.

In order to be certified in School Counseling, you must take the state PLACE exam (Program for Licensing Assessments for Colorado Educators), which is offered four times a year. You may call the Educator Licensing Department of the Colorado Department of Education at 303-866-6628 for more information about the exam, or visit the CDE website at www.cde.state.co.us. Students typically take the exam near the end of the program or shortly after graduation.  You must also take several courses specifically related to schools that are offered through the Child, Family, and School Psychology program, also part of the MCE.  

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, concentration in General counseling, concentration in research counseling, concentration in school counseling

Following are the simple steps to apply for the master’s programs in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies.

Apply Online / Application Deadlines

  • Applications for graduate study at the University of Denver must be submitted online. Apply online.
  • All online materials must be received, and all supplemental materials including transcripts must be on file in the Office of Graduate Studies, by the program’s stated deadline: Priority Deadline: January 16, 2016 for Fall 2016 Admit (201670). The program will review well-qualified applicants after the deadline until the remaining space has been filled.
  • A $65 non-refundable application fee is required for an application to be processed. Application fee waivers are available for McNair Scholars.

Course and Degree Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Applicants must earn and submit proof of earning the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to beginning graduate coursework at DU.

Transcripts

  • Applicants are required to submit an official transcript from each post-secondary institution they have attended, or are presently attending, where two quarter hours (or one semester hour) or more were completed including study abroad and college coursework completed in high school.

  • The applicant is responsible for obtaining all transcripts. Applicants who have earned a degree outside the U.S. must submit transcripts accompanied by certified English translations, if not normally issued in English. DU students and alumni do not need to provide DU transcripts.

  • Official study abroad transcripts are required unless the course titles, grades and credit earned abroad appear on another transcript. Transcripts from outside of the U.S. are evaluated by the Office of International Student Admission. This process can take three to four weeks and must be complete by the program’s stated deadline. Therefore, applicants with a degree from outside of the U.S. are encouraged to apply early. Applicants educated outside the U.S. are encouraged to contact the Office of Graduate Studies for assistance regarding transcript-related materials.

  • The University of Denver will consider electronic transcripts official from a domestic institution provided by the following approved agencies: Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS); Docufide/Parchment; National Student Clearinghouse; Naviance; Royall and Company; and, Scrip-Safe. Electronic transcripts should be sent to gradinfo@du.edu.
  • Paper transcripts should be sent to the following address:

University of Denver
Office of Graduate Studies
Mary Reed Building, Room 5
2199 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208-4802

Language Proficiency

  • Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. Applications will not be processed until the required TOEFL or IELTS score is received. The TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. The minimum TOEFL score accepted by the University is 80 (iBT) or 550 (paper-based). The institution code for the University of Denver is 4842. The minimum IELTS score accepted by the University is 6.0. Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) must demonstrate fluency in spoken English by scoring a 26 on the TOEFL speaking section or 8.0 on the IELTS speaking section. Please see the Graduate Policy Manual for complete English language proficiency requirements.
  • Applicants may be exempted from English proficiency test requirements if by the time of matriculation they have earned a post-secondary degree from a formally-recognized/accredited university where the language of instruction and examination is English. Such applicants may be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement but not from other standardized graduate entrance examinations. There are no exemptions for graduate teaching assistants.
  • Students whose native language is not English and who are required to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores will be assessed by the University of Denver English Language Center (ELC) prior to matriculation.

Test Scores

  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. Scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing agency by the program’s stated deadline. DU’s ETS Institution Code is 4842.

Statement of Professional Goals

  • A statement is required should be submitted via upload through the online application process.

Resume / C.V.

  • A resume or C.V. is required. This should include work experience, research, and/or volunteer work. The resume should be submitted via upload through the online application process.

Recommendation Letters

  • Two letters of recommendation are required. Letters should be solicited and uploaded by recommenders through the online application system. Requests for letters should be sent to recommenders well in advance so the letters are on file by the application deadline.

Financial Support

  • To be considered for financial support, domestic applicants should apply early and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline; February 15. Information about financial aid can be found on the Office of Financial Aid website. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Application Status

  • We encourage you to be actively engaged in the admission process. You can check your application status online at PioneerWeb. Applicants will receive login information post application submission.

Contact Information

  • Mail official transcripts and any supplemental admission materials not submitted with the online application to:

University of Denver
Office of Graduate Studies
Mary Reed Building, Room 5
2199 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208-4802

  • Electronic transcripts should be sent to gradinfo@du.edu.
  • For more information call (303) 871-2706

International Applicants

  • For complete international applicant information, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies International Student Application Information. International applicants are strongly encouraged to have their applications complete, with all materials on file in the admission office, at least eight weeks prior to the program’s application deadline.

The Graduate Policies and Procedures provides complete details regarding admission requirements.

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology  

Following are the simple steps to apply for doctoral study in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies.

Apply Online / Application Deadlines

  • Applications for graduate study at the University of Denver must be submitted online. Apply online.
  • All online materials must be received, and all supplemental materials including transcripts must be on file in the Office of Graduate Studies, by the program’s stated deadline: Priority Deadline: December 15, 2015 for Fall 2016 Admit (201670). The program will review well-qualified applicants after the deadline until the remaining space has been filled.
  • A $65 non-refundable application fee is required for an application to be processed. Application fee waivers are available for McNair Scholars.

Course and Degree Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Applicants must earn and submit proof of earning the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to beginning graduate coursework at DU.

Transcripts

  • Applicants are required to submit an official transcript from each post-secondary institution they have attended, or are presently attending, where two quarter hours (or one semester hour) or more were completed including study abroad and college coursework completed in high school.

  • The applicant is responsible for obtaining all transcripts. Applicants who have earned a degree outside the U.S. must submit transcripts accompanied by certified English translations, if not normally issued in English. DU students and alumni do not need to provide DU transcripts.

  • Official study abroad transcripts are required unless the course titles, grades and credit earned abroad appear on another transcript. Transcripts from outside of the U.S. are evaluated by the Office of International Student Admission. This process can take three to four weeks and must be complete by the program’s stated deadline. Therefore, applicants with a degree from outside of the U.S. are encouraged to apply early. Applicants educated outside the U.S. are encouraged to contact the Office of Graduate Studies for assistance regarding transcript-related materials.

  • The University of Denver will consider electronic transcripts official from a domestic institution provided by the following approved agencies: Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS); Docufide/Parchment; National Student Clearinghouse; Naviance; Royall and Company; and, Scrip-Safe. Electronic transcripts should be sent to gradinfo@du.edu.
  • Paper transcripts should be sent to the following address:

University of Denver
Office of Graduate Studies
Mary Reed Building, Room 5
2199 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208-4802

Language Proficiency

  • Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. Applications will not be processed until the required TOEFL or IELTS score is received. The TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. The minimum TOEFL score accepted by the University is 80 (iBT) or 550 (paper-based). The institution code for the University of Denver is 4842. The minimum IELTS score accepted by the University is 6.0. Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) must demonstrate fluency in spoken English by scoring a 26 on the TOEFL speaking section or 8.0 on the IELTS speaking section. Please see the Graduate Policy Manual for complete English language proficiency requirements.
  • Applicants may be exempted from English proficiency test requirements if by the time of matriculation they have earned a post-secondary degree from a formally-recognized/accredited university where the language of instruction and examination is English. Such applicants may be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement but not from other standardized graduate entrance examinations. There are no exemptions for graduate teaching assistants.
  • Students whose native language is not English and who are required to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores will be assessed by the University of Denver English Language Center (ELC) prior to matriculation.

Test Scores

  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. Scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing agency by the program’s stated deadline. DU’s ETS Institution Code is 4842.

Statement of Professional Goals

  • A statement is required should be submitted via upload through the online application process.

Resume / C.V.

  • A resume or C.V. is required. This should include work experience, research, and/or volunteer work. The resume should be submitted via upload through the online application process.

Recommendation Letters

  • Three letters of recommendation are required. Letters should be solicited and uploaded by recommenders through the online application system. Requests for letters should be sent to recommenders well in advance so the letters are on file by the application deadline.

Financial Support

  • To be considered for financial support, domestic applicants should apply early and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline; February 15. Information about financial aid can be found on the Office of Financial Aid website. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Application Status

  • We encourage you to be actively engaged in the admission process. You can check your application status online at PioneerWeb. Applicants will receive login information post application submission.

Contact Information

  • Mail official transcripts and any supplemental admission materials not submitted with the online application to:

University of Denver
Office of Graduate Studies
Mary Reed Building, Room 5
2199 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208-4802

  • Electronic transcripts should be sent to gradinfo@du.edu.
  • For more information call (303) 871-2706.

International Applicants

  • For complete international applicant information, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies International Student Application Information. International applicants are strongly encouraged to have their applications complete, with all materials on file in the admission office, at least eight weeks prior to the program’s application deadline.

The Graduate Policies and Procedures provides complete details regarding admission requirements.

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology

Degree Requirements

A total of 135 hours is the required for the doctorate in the Morgridge College of Education and up to 45 credits from a master’s degree may be eligible to be transferred depending on the content overlap with current courses. Students are able to transfer in up to an additional 15 hours for graduate work provided the credits have been earned after the master’s degree was awarded and it does not conflict with the doctoral residency requirement.

Coursework Requirements for Students Entering with a Master's Degree That Included a Supervised Practicum/Clinical Requirement

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
FOUNDATIONS
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Physiology Psychology)3
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Affective & Cognitive Psychology)3
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Social Psychology)3
RMS 4921Psychometric Theory3
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Lifespan Development)4
CNP 4702Introduction to Assessment (can be waived)3
CNP 4704Psychological Assessment5
CNP 4706Cognitive Assessment5
CNP 4772Diversity Seminar: Psycho-Social Issues1
CNP 4772Diversity Seminar: Psycho-Social Issues1
CNP 4773Diversity: Multicultural Counseling Psychosocial Issues (can be waived)3
CNP 4705History and Systems of Psychology3
CNP 4790Counseling Psychology Seminar: Ethics3
COUNSELING REQUIREMENTS
CNP 4700Counseling Theory (can be waived)3
CNP 4701Advanced Seminar: Counseling Theory3
CNP 4710Career Counseling (can be waived)3
CNP 4720Group Counseling Theory (can be waived)3
CNP 4752Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I (* 3 credits each for 3 quarters)3
CNP 4752Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I3
CNP 4752Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I3
CNP 4753Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II (** 1 credit each for 3 quarters)1
CNP 4753Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II1
CNP 4753Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II1
CNP 4754Couns Psych: PhD Internship (no syllabus required)1
CNP 4756PhD Counseling Clinic (***)1
CNP 4756PhD Counseling Clinic1
CNP 4770Counseling Psychology Seminar: Research3
CNP 4780Counseling Psychology Seminar: Supervision (****)3
CNP 4792Pro-Seminar in Counseling Psychology1
CNP 4784Psychopathology (can be waived)3
CNP 4800Consultation1
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Electives in Counseling Psychology/Special Topics - e.g., Advanced Group, Grief and Loss, Health Psych, Couple Therapy)1-10
CNP 4758PhD Field Experience (no syllabus; these credits are not paid for by the student)8

(Register for this Fall, Winter, and Spring terms during internship year for 8 credits per quarter)

*

Assumes completion of a supervised field experience of 400 hours in the MA/MS program (if not, see section on coursework required for those who did not complete a practicum as part of their MA/MS program)

**

Advanced Practicum I and Advanced Practicum II students are required to spend 15 to 20 hours per week in practicum placement for three consecutive quarters for a total of 500-600 hours per practicum experience (of which 250-300 should be direct client time per practicum setting). Ideally a minimum of 500 to 600 direct service hours will be accumulated at the end of the two practicum experiences). All quarters must be at the same site and must be consecutive. Some students take an additional practicum placement if necessary based on goals for internship and career. For more information on practicum requirements, please see the separate practicum handbook. 

***

PhD Clinic is generally taken for two consecutive quarters: either winter-spring, spring-summer, summer-fall, or fall-winter. Students are surveyed about their preferences and these are accommodated if possible.

****

Students must have successfully completed Advanced Practicum I and have completed or are completing Advanced Practicum II. 

RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS
RMS 4910Introductory Statistics (*)5
RMS 4930Empirical Research Methods (*)3
RMS 4941Introduction to Qualitative Research (*)4
RMS 4911Correlation and Regression (Prerequisite: RMS 4910)4
RMS 4912Analysis of Variance (ANOVA - Prerequisite: 4910)5
Total Required14-20
*May test out; see Dr. Green, Dr. Olmos, or Dr. Cutforth regarding testing out or waiving based on previous coursework for RMS 4910, RMS 4930, and RMS 4941 respectively.
RMS Electives: Select At Least Two Courses
RMS 4913Multivariate Analysis (Prerequisite: RMS 4911)5
RMS 4951Mixed Method Research Design (Prerequisite: RMS 4910, 4941)4
RMS 4922Item Response Theory (Prerequisite: RMS 4921)3
RMS 4914Structural Equation Modeling (Prerequisite: RMS 4911)5
RMS 4915Hierarchical Linear Modeling (Prerequisite: RMS 4911)4
RMS 4916Latent Growth Curve Modeling (Prerequisite: RMS 4914)4
RMS 4942Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis4
RMS 4945Community-Based Research (Prerequisite: RMS 4942)4
RMS 4932Meta-Analysis Social Science Research (Prerequisite: RMS 4910)3
RMS 4939Topics in Quantitative Research Methods (Prerequisite: RMS 4939)3
Other statisitical/methodology electives can be approved by advisor***
Total Electives5-10
Dissertation Credits
Dissertation Research (CNP 5995) can take up to 5 credits prior to comprehensive exams; HOWEVER, must register for at least 1 credit during Fall, Winter, and Spring until graduation.10 minimum

A minimum of 135 credits is required for the PhD in Counseling Psychology.

Coursework Requirements for Students Entering with a Master’s Degree without Clinical Training (e.g., a supervised a Practicum/Clinical requirement)

 For students entering without a supervised M.A. practicum or clinical experience, there are several extra requirements included in the list below.)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
FOUNDATIONS
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Physiology Psychology)3
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Affective & Cognitive Psychology)3
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Social Psychology)3
RMS 4921Psychometric Theory3
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Lifespan Development)4
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Advanced Integrative Course)3
CNP 4702Introduction to Assessment3
CNP 4704Psychological Assessment5
CNP 4706Cognitive Assessment5
CNP 4772Diversity Seminar: Psycho-Social Issues (1 credit each of 2 quarters)1
CNP 4772Diversity Seminar: Psycho-Social Issues1
CNP 4773Diversity: Multicultural Counseling Psychosocial Issues3
CNP 4705History and Systems of Psychology3
CNP 4790Counseling Psychology Seminar: Ethics3
COUNSELING REQUIREMENTS
CNP 4700Counseling Theory3
CNP 4701Advanced Seminar: Counseling Theory3
CNP 4710Career Counseling3
CNP 4720Group Counseling Theory3
CNP 4740Basic Counseling Techniques4
CNP 4741Int Counseling Techniques4
CNP 4743Fieldwork in Counseling1
CNP 4750Counseling Psychology Beginning Practicum (* 4 credits each of 2 quarters)4
CNP 4750Counseling Psychology Beginning Practicum4
CNP 4752Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I (** 3 credits each of 3 quarters )3
CNP 4752Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I3
CNP 4752Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I3
CNP 4753Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II (** 1 credit each of 3 quarters)1
CNP 4753Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II1
CNP 4753Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II1
CNP 4754Couns Psych: PhD Internship1
CNP 4756PhD Counseling Clinic (*** 1 credit each of 2 quarters)1
CNP 4756PhD Counseling Clinic1
CNP 4770Counseling Psychology Seminar: Research3
CNP 4780Counseling Psychology Seminar: Supervision (****)3
CNP 4792Pro-Seminar in Counseling Psychology1
CNP 4784Psychopathology3
CNP 4800Consultation1
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Electives in Counseling Psychology/Special Topics - e.g., Advanced Group, Grief and Loss, Couple Therapy, Family Therapy)3
CNP 4758PhD Field Experience (students do not pay for these credits)8

(Register for this each term during internship year for a total of 8 credits per quarter)

*

Students must complete Basic Counseling Techniques with a grade of “B” or better before enrolling in Beginning Counseling Practicum.

**

Advanced Practicum I and Advanced Practicum II students are required to spend 15 to 20 hours per week in practicum placement for three consecutive quarters for a total of 500-600 hours per practicum experience (of which 250-300 should be direct client time per practicum setting). Ideally a minimum of 500 to 600 direct service hours will be accumulated at the end of the two practicum experiences). All quarters must be at the same site and must be consecutive. Some students take an additional practicum placement if necessary based on goals for internship and career. For more information on practicum requirements, please see the separate practicum handbook. 

***

PhD Clinic is generally taken for two consecutive quarters either winter-spring, spring-summer, summer-fall, or fall-winter. Students are surveyed about their preferences and these are accommodated if possible. Note that students who enter without practicum experience in their MA/MS program are required to complete both MA Clinic and PhD Clinic, for a total of four quarters of clinic.

****

Students must have successfully completed Advanced Practicum I.

RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS
RMS 4910Introductory Statistics (*)5
RMS 4930Empirical Research Methods (*)3
RMS 4941Introduction to Qualitative Research (*)4
RMS 4911Correlation and Regression (Prerequisite: RMS 4910)4
RMS 4912Analysis of Variance (ANOVA - Prerequisite: 4910)5
Total Required14-20
*May test out; see Dr. Green, Dr. Olmos, or Dr. Cutforth regarding testing out or waiving based on previous coursework for RMS 4910, RMS 4930, and RMS 4941 respectively.
RMS Electives: Select At Least Two Courses
RMS 4913Multivariate Analysis (Prerequisite: RMS 4911)5
RMS 4951Mixed Method Research Design (Prerequisite: RMS 4910, 4941)4
RMS 4922Item Response Theory (Prerequisite: RMS 4921)3
RMS 4914Structural Equation Modeling (Prerequisite: RMS 4911)5
RMS 4915Hierarchical Linear Modeling (Prerequisite: RMS 4911)4
RMS 4916Latent Growth Curve Modeling (Prerequisite: RMS 4914)4
RMS 4942Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis4
RMS 4945Community-Based Research (Prerequisite: RMS 4942)4
RMS 4932Meta-Analysis Social Science Research (Prerequisite: RMS 4910)3
RMS 4939Topics in Quantitative Research Methods (Prerequisite: RMS 4939)3
Other statisitical/methodology electives can be approved by advisor***
Total Electives5-10
Dissertation Credits
Dissertation Research (CNP 5995) can take up to 5 credits prior to comprehensive exams; HOWEVER, must register for at least 1 credit during Fall, Winter, and Spring until graduation.10 minimum

A minimum of 135 credits is required for the PhD in Counseling Psychology.

Coursework Requirements for Students Entering with a Bachelor's Degree

(135 qtr. hrs. for completion of PhD requirements)

A total of 135 post-Bachelor's quarter hours is the minimum required for the doctorate in the Morgridge College of Education for students coming in without a master’s degree.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
FOUNDATIONS
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Physiology Psychology)3
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Affective & Cognitive Psychology)3
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Social Psychology)3
RMS 4921Psychometric Theory3
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Lifespan Development)4
CNP 4702Introduction to Assessment3
CNP 4704Psychological Assessment5
CNP 4706Cognitive Assessment5
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Advanced Integrative Course)5
CNP 4772Diversity Seminar: Psycho-Social Issues (1 credit each of 2 quarters)1
CNP 4772Diversity Seminar: Psycho-Social Issues1
CNP 4773Diversity: Multicultural Counseling Psychosocial Issues3
CNP 4705History and Systems of Psychology3
CNP 4790Counseling Psychology Seminar: Ethics3
COUNSELING REQUIREMENTS
CNP 4700Counseling Theory3
CNP 4701Advanced Seminar: Counseling Theory3
CNP 4710Career Counseling3
CNP 4720Group Counseling Theory3
CNP 4740Basic Counseling Techniques4
CNP 4741Int Counseling Techniques4
CNP 4743Fieldwork in Counseling1
CNP 4750Counseling Psychology Beginning Practicum (* 4 credits each of 2 quarters)4
CNP 4750Counseling Psychology Beginning Practicum4
CNP 4752Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I (** 3 credits each of 3 quarters )3
CNP 4752Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I3
CNP 4752Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I3
CNP 4753Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II (** 1 credit each of 3 quarters)1
CNP 4753Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II1
CNP 4753Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II1
CNP 4754Couns Psych: PhD Internship1
CNP 4756PhD Counseling Clinic (*** 1 credit each of 2 quarters)1
CNP 4756PhD Counseling Clinic1
CNP 4770Counseling Psychology Seminar: Research3
CNP 4780Counseling Psychology Seminar: Supervision (****)3
CNP 4792Pro-Seminar in Counseling Psychology1
CNP 4784Psychopathology3
CNP 4800Consultation1
CNP 4794Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (Electives in Counseling Psychology/Special Topics - e.g., Advanced Group, Grief and Loss, Couple Therapy, Family Therapy)3
CNP 4758PhD Field Experience (students do not pay for these credits)8

(Register for this each term during internship year for 8 credits per term)

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Students must complete Basic Counseling Techniques with a grade of “B” or better before enrolling in Beginning Counseling Practicum. Beginning counseling is a 10 to 15 hour a week requirement in a practicum placement over two quarters, for a total of 200 hours on site. 

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Advanced Practicum I and Advanced Practicum II students are required to spend 15 to 20 hours per week in practicum placement for three consecutive quarters for a total of 500-600 hours per practicum experience (of which 250-300 should be direct client time per practicum setting). Ideally a minimum of 500 to 600 direct service hours will be accumulated at the end of the two practicum experiences). All quarters must be at the same site and must be consecutive. Some students take an additional practicum placement if necessary based on goals for internship and career. For more information on practicum requirements, please see the separate practicum handbook. 

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PhD Clinic is generally taken for two consecutive quarters either winter-spring, spring-summer, summer-fall, or fall-winter. Students are surveyed about their preferences and these are accommodated if possible. Note that students who enter with a bachelor’s degree are required to complete both MA Clinic and PhD Clinic, for a total of four quarters of clinic.

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Students must have successfully completed Advanced Practicum I.

RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS
RMS 4910Introductory Statistics (*)5
RMS 4930Empirical Research Methods (*)3
RMS 4941Introduction to Qualitative Research (*)4
RMS 4911Correlation and Regression (Prerequisite: RMS 4910)4
RMS 4912Analysis of Variance (ANOVA - Prerequisite: 4910)5
Total Required14-20
*May test out; see Dr. Green, Dr. Olmos, or Dr. Cutforth regarding testing out or waiving based on previous coursework for RMS 4910, RMS 4930, and RMS 4941 respectively.
RMS Electives: Select At Least Two Courses
RMS 4913Multivariate Analysis (Prerequisite: RMS 4911)5
RMS 4951Mixed Method Research Design (Prerequisite: RMS 4910, 4941)4
RMS 4922Item Response Theory (Prerequisite: RMS 4921)3
RMS 4914Structural Equation Modeling (Prerequisite: RMS 4911)5
RMS 4915Hierarchical Linear Modeling (Prerequisite: RMS 4911)4
RMS 4916Latent Growth Curve Modeling (Prerequisite: RMS 4914)4
RMS 4942Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis4
RMS 4945Community-Based Research (Prerequisite: RMS 4942)4
RMS 4932Meta-Analysis Social Science Research (Prerequisite: RMS 4910)3
RMS 4939Topics in Quantitative Research Methods (Prerequisite: RMS 4939)3
Other statisitical/methodology electives can be approved by advisor***
Total Electives5-10
Dissertation Credits
Dissertation Research (CNP 5995) can take up to 5 credits prior to comprehensive exams; HOWEVER, must register for at least 1 credit during Fall, Winter, and Spring until graduation.10 minimum

A minimum of 135 credits is required for the PhD in Counseling Psychology.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Degree Requirements

Coursework Requirements

Morgridge College of Education Requirements (6 hrs. min.)
Foundations
CFSP 4312Learning Application and Analysis3
Research
Select one of the following:3-5
Empirical Research Methods
Introductory Statistics
Education Research and Measurement
Program Requirements (70 hrs. min.)
CNP 4702Introduction to Assessment3
CNP 4700Counseling Theory3
CNP 4710Career Counseling3
CNP 4720Group Counseling Theory3
CNP 4730Counseling Psychology Program Development and Evaluation3
CNP 4740Basic Counseling Techniques4
CNP 4741Int Counseling Techniques4
CNP 4743Fieldwork in Counseling1
CNP 4750Counseling Psychology Beginning Practicum (2 qtrs., 4 credits each)4
CNP 4750Counseling Psychology Beginning Practicum4
CNP 4751M.A. Internship (3 qtrs/4 credits each)4
CNP 4751M.A. Internship4
CNP 4751M.A. Internship4
CNP 4755MA Clinic5
CNP 4755MA Clinic5
CNP 4773Diversity: Multicultural Counseling Psychosocial Issues3
CNP 4784Psychopathology3
CNP 4795Master of Arts Counseling: Legal and Ethical Issues3
CNP 4645Lifespan Development4
6
Electives12-14
Total Credits90

Minimum number of credits required for degree: 90

Non-coursework Requirements

  • Comprehensive Exam

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in General Counseling

Degree Requirements

Coursework Requirements

Morgridge College of Education Requirements (6 hrs. min.)
Foundations
CFSP 4312Learning Application and Analysis3
Research
Select one of the following:3-5
Empirical Research Methods
Education Research and Measurement
Introductory Statistics 1
Program Requirements (47 hrs. min.)
Plus:
CNP 4645Lifespan Development4
CNP 4700Counseling Theory3
CNP 4702Introduction to Assessment3
CNP 4710Career Counseling3
CNP 4720Group Counseling Theory3
CNP 4730Counseling Psychology Program Development and Evaluation3
CNP 4740Basic Counseling Techniques4
CNP 4741Int Counseling Techniques4
CNP 4743Fieldwork in Counseling1
CNP 4750Counseling Psychology Beginning Practicum2
CNP 4750Counseling Psychology Beginning Practicum4
CNP 4750Counseling Psychology Beginning Practicum4
CNP 4773Diversity: Multicultural Counseling Psychosocial Issues3
CNP 4784Psychopathology3
CNP 4795Master of Arts Counseling: Legal and Ethical Issues3
Electives: (2 hrs. min.)
ElectivesDiscuss electives with your advisor2
Total Credits55
1

This course is helpful for students intending to apply to doctoral programs.

Minimum number of credits required for degree: 55

Non-coursework Requirements

  • Comprehensive Exam

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Research Counseling

Degree Requirements

Coursework requirements

Morgridge College of Education Requirements (16 hrs. min.)
Foundations
CFSP 4312Learning Application and Analysis3
Research
Select one of the following:3-4
Empirical Research Methods
Education Research and Measurement
Plus:
RMS 4910Introductory Statistics5
CNP 4995Research - M.A. Thesis5
Program Requirements (48 hrs. min.)
CNP 4702Introduction to Assessment3
CNP 4645Lifespan Development4
CNP 4700Counseling Theory3
CNP 4710Career Counseling3
CNP 4720Group Counseling Theory3
CNP 4730Counseling Psychology Program Development and Evaluation3
CNP 4740Basic Counseling Techniques4
CNP 4741Int Counseling Techniques4
CNP 4743Fieldwork in Counseling1
CNP 4750Counseling Psychology Beginning Practicum 14
CNP 4750Counseling Psychology Beginning Practicum4
CNP 4773Diversity: Multicultural Counseling Psychosocial Issues3
CNP 4784Psychopathology3
CNP 4795Master of Arts Counseling: Legal and Ethical Issues3
Electives (10 hrs. min.)
Electives10
Total Credits72

Minimum number of credits required for degree: 72

Non-coursework Requirements

  • Comprehensive examination

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in School Counseling

Degree Requirements

Coursework Requirements

Morgridge College of Education Requirements (7 hrs.)
Foundations
CFSP 4312Learning Application and Analysis3
Research Requirement
RMS 4900Education Research and Measurement4
Program Requirements (54 hrs.)
CNP 4702Introduction to Assessment3
CNP 4645Lifespan Development4
CNP 4740Basic Counseling Techniques4
CNP 4700Counseling Theory3
CNP 4710Career Counseling3
CNP 4720Group Counseling Theory3
CNP 4730Counseling Psychology Program Development and Evaluation3
CNP 4741Int Counseling Techniques4
CNP 4743Fieldwork in Counseling1
CNP 4760School Counseling Practicum4
CNP 4773Diversity: Multicultural Counseling Psychosocial Issues3
CNP 4795Master of Arts Counseling: Legal and Ethical Issues3
CNP 4761School Counseling Internship I (spring semester)4
CNP 4762School Counseling Internship II (1 credit each/3 qtrs)1
CNP 4762School Counseling Internship II1
CNP 4762School Counseling Internship II1
CNP 4776Family Counseling3
CNP 4784Psychopathology3
CNP 4772Diversity Seminar: Psycho-Social Issues1
Other Requirements (9 hrs)
CFSP 4303Risk, Resiliency & Prevention3
CFSP 4342Crisis, Intervention and Prevention3
CFSP 4305Exceptional Child: Biomedical & Psycho-Social Aspects3
Possible Electives (4 hrs. min.)
Work with your advisor concerning electives.4
Total Credits72

Minimum number of credits required for degree: 72

Non-coursework Requirements

  • Comprehensive Exam

Courses

CNP 4641 Adolescent Development (3 Credits)

Physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development in adolescents with emphasis on interaction of various aspects of development within an environmental context; focus on normal development with exploration of special problems of adolescents, e.g., substance abuse, teen-age pregnancy, eating disorders and delinquency; critical study, and discussion of literature on adolescence and interviews with adolescents.

CNP 4642 Adult Development (3 Credits)

Literature on normal development of adult thinking and problem-solving processes and the self-esteem. Physiological changes and relationship between cognitive development and developmental tasks of adults included.

CNP 4645 Lifespan Development (4 Credits)

Survey of the principles of development from conception to adulthood, emphasizing biological, environmental, and cultural factors affecting development.

CNP 4700 Counseling Theory (3 Credits)

Basic counseling theories and philosophical principles as a foundation for professional training including history, concepts, techniques and trends.

CNP 4701 Advanced Seminar: Counseling Theory (3 Credits)

Focus on advanced practice issues and (doctoral students only) integration of theory and practice.

CNP 4702 Introduction to Assessment (3 Credits)

Psychological instruments used to assess social, educational, emotional, personality, language, intellectual, behavioral, and perceptual development of adolescents; required practice in administering instruments.

CNP 4704 Psychological Assessment (5 Credits)

Administration, scoring and interpretation of objective and projective personality-assessment techniques, the DSM IV, diagnostic categories, report-writing skills, ethical standards for testing. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: counseling or school of psychology Ph.D. student or instructor approval.

CNP 4705 History and Systems of Psychology (3 Credits)

Historical and philosophical basis of modern psychological theories; basic issues as related to major school of psychology.

CNP 4706 Cognitive Assessment (5 Credits)

This course provides students in Counseling Psychology with experience in individual intelligence, learning and memory, and neurocognitive screening test administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing. Each student has an opportunity to administer various cognitive measures, with particular emphasis on the Wechsler Scales. Contemporary issues pertinent to the assessment of intelligence are covered. Emphasis is placed on synthesizing and integrating information from cognitive assessment with other sources to produce effective intervention and therapeutic recommendations. Issues regarding the use of such tests are discussed, as well as appropriate use in agencies and clinical practice. Lab fee required.

CNP 4710 Career Counseling (3 Credits)

Career development theories; career counseling and assessment techniques; applications of career counseling to special populations. Lab fee required.

CNP 4711 Advanced Group Counseling (3 Credits)

Advanced group course that concentrates on advanced leadership skills, leadership styles, and leader methods geared toward conducting counseling groups with diverse populations for different problem areas. This class will also focus on the theory and research on group counseling and psychotherapy.

CNP 4712 Greif and Loss (3 Credits)

This course is an opportunity for students to examine their own ideas about grief and loss and come to a clearer understanding of their meaning, with the goal of using this personal growth to facilitate the development of professional and clinical skills. The course will examine current theory, clinical applications, and research implications with an emphasis on personal exploration and cultural considerations.

CNP 4720 Group Counseling Theory (3 Credits)

Theory and research on dynamics of group process, group treatment and leadership strategies; implications for group counseling and psychotherapy. Prerequisite: master's or doctoral student in counseling or related field.

CNP 4730 Counseling Psychology Program Development and Evaluation (3 Credits)

Development, evaluation strategies and techniques for human service agencies and schools; application of research and evaluation skills in applied settings.

CNP 4740 Basic Counseling Techniques (4 Credits)

Basic counseling and interviewing skills; emphasis on building counseling relationships and facilitating client's self-exploration; skills of empathy, advanced empathy, self- disclosure, confrontation and immediacy.

CNP 4741 Int Counseling Techniques (4 Credits)

Sample of counseling techniques and effectiveness with different types of clients. Prerequisite: CNP 4740.

CNP 4743 Fieldwork in Counseling (1 Credit)

Introduction to the field of counseling with special emphasis on practicum placement. Prerequisite: admission to the MA program in counseling psychology.

CNP 4750 Counseling Psychology Beginning Practicum (1-4 Credits)

Supervised practice in counseling for master's students. Prerequisite: CNP 4740, and be a counseling psychology student.

CNP 4751 M.A. Internship (1-4 Credits)

Yearlong, 600-hour supervised field practice for second-year master's students with weekly seminar. Prerequisites: CNP 4750 and be a counseling psychology master's students.

CNP 4752 Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum I (3 Credits)

Supervised practice in counseling for doctoral students. Prerequisites: CNP 4750 or prior practicum, and be a counseling psychology student.

CNP 4753 Counseling Psychology Advanced Practicum II (1 Credit)

Group supervised practice in counseling for second-year doctoral students with emphasis on process and countertransference issues. Prerequisite: CNP 4752.

CNP 4754 Couns Psych: PhD Internship (1 Credit)

Meets 12-month internship requirement in counseling psychology. Prerequisites: completion of comprehensive examination and dissertation proposal.

CNP 4755 MA Clinic (2-5 Credits)

MA clinic is a required course for all students in the 90-credit Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration.

CNP 4756 PhD Counseling Clinic (1 Credit)

On-campus, advanced-experience counseling of clients from the community with close supervision and observation. Prerequisite: Doctoral student in counseling psychology.

CNP 4758 PhD Field Experience (8 Credits)

Required 12-month, 40-hour-per-week internship for doctoral students in Counseling Psychology. Registration for this course indicates full-time enrollment. This course is not graded. Prerequisites: completion of comprehensive examination and dissertation proposal. Department approval is required for registration. Fall quarter enrollment must be done in conjunction with CNP 4754.

CNP 4760 School Counseling Practicum (2-4 Credits)

A minimum of 100 hours supervised practice in School Counseling for Master's students in the School Counseling Concentration. Students must be supervised by a licensed school counselor.

CNP 4761 School Counseling Internship I (2-4 Credits)

100-hour supervised field practice in a school setting for Master's students in the School Counseling Concentration, with weekly seminar. Students must be supervised by a licensed school counselor.

CNP 4762 School Counseling Internship II (1 Credit)

A minimum of 600-hour supervised field practice in a school setting for master's students in the School Counseling Concentration, with weekly seminar. Students must be supervised by a licensed school counselor.

CNP 4769 Cognitive Behavioral Strategies (4 Credits)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a treatment approach that incorporates a multitude of evidence-based strategies to construct an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan for a wide variety of mental/behavioral disorders. CBT has been extensively investigated in both research and applied setting. CBT offers foundational knowledge and skills to provide an active, client involved approach to resolving individual and family challenges. CBT is structured, goal-directed, and focuses directly on client problem areas. Students will practice and develop the skills necessary to implement CBT techniques and strategies.

CNP 4770 Counseling Psychology Seminar: Research (3 Credits)

Review of current process and outcome research in counseling and psychotherapy; substantive issues, including client and therapist variables as well as methodological issues and experimental designs. Prerequisite: doctoral student.

CNP 4772 Diversity Seminar: Psycho-Social Issues (1 Credit)

Series of courses to analyze social and psychological impacts of oppression related to minority status, socioeconomic status, gender and family configurations; taught using an awareness and knowledge approach; implications for counseling; series includes general seminar and series of 1 credit follow-up seminars on particular topics, e.g., American Indian mental health, African- American mental health and women's mental health. Prerequisites: CNP 4773 and students must take the 3-credit general seminar prior to the individual seminars.

CNP 4773 Diversity: Multicultural Counseling Psychosocial Issues (3 Credits)

This course uses a social justice perspective to examine the impact of oppression of Americans considered having a minority status in the United States. Minority status is defined according to an individual's current experiences and/or his or her group's history of oppression in America. Issues and concepts related to ability, age, class, socioeconomic position, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and other issues of oppression will be examined. The course is designed to present a general introduction to multicultural and social justice concepts and issues in multicultural counseling. Due to the extensive amount of material in this area only some selected issues and topics will be presented. Students interested in more specific multicultural diversity topics should take the one-credit Counseling Psychology diversity seminars or courses offered in other University of Denver colleges and departments. Students will be involved in interactive learning including the application of awareness and knowledge of course concepts and issues to themselves as participants in counseling with clients who have experienced oppression. The course is designed for graduate students who are professionals-in-training in mental health, counseling, and counseling psychology. Students should have a basic understanding of professional counseling skills and be willing to participate in counseling role-play activities. However, please note that this is not a clinical skills training course.

CNP 4776 Family Counseling (3 Credits)

Introduction to family counseling, including survey of major theories and research, and in-class demonstrations of techniques. Prerequisite: advanced master's or doctoral student.

CNP 4778 Health Psychology (3 Credits)

Overview of rapidly expanding field of health psychology; wide variety of topics dealing with role of psychological processes in health and health care; includes impact of stress on physical health, and psychological factors that determine health-related behavior, psychological aspects of delivery of health care, and assessment issues in health psychology.

CNP 4780 Counseling Psychology Seminar: Supervision (3 Credits)

Introduces literature and research on counseling supervision, including awareness of individual differences; provides experience supervising master's level counselors. Prerequisites: doctoral student and CNP 4752.

CNP 4784 Psychopathology (3 Credits)

Introduction to psychopathology and overview of several broad topics including schizophrenia, mood disorders and personality disorders.

CNP 4787 Motivational Interviewing (4 Credits)

Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered collaborative style of therapeutic relationship designed to strengthen a person's motivation for and commitment to change. This class will facilitate skill development in managing client ambivalence, eliciting change-talk and honoring the client's autonomy regarding taking steps toward a commonly agreed upon goal.

CNP 4788 Physiological Psychology (3 Credits)

Physiological Psychology is designed to expose students to the field of physiology and highlights its reciprocal relationship with behavior. We will cover topics including the structure and function of the nervous system and areas of research relevant to clinical psychology (e.g., substance abuse, mental illness, and biological rhythms). Given the limited time devoted to each area, more in-depth coverage should be pursued by interested persons.

CNP 4789 Pharmacology of Addictive Behavior I and II (4 Credits)

This class provides a solid base of knowledge about the drugs of abuse including what occurs physiologically with drug use and other addictive behaviors. Additionally, this course explores neuroscience and genetic research on addiction to better understand the changes in the brain that underlie drug use and addictive behaviors.

CNP 4790 Counseling Psychology Seminar: Ethics (3 Credits)

Professional ethics in practice and research in counseling psychology, including informed consent, confidentiality, clients' rights, psychologists' obligations, etc.; basic APA documents. Prerequisite: doctoral student.

CNP 4791 Counseling Psychology Seminar: Counseling Couples (3 Credits)

Introduction to couples counseling, including survey of major theories and research.

CNP 4792 Pro-Seminar in Counseling Psychology (1 Credit)

Introduction to field of counseling psychology required for all first-quarter doctoral students. Prerequisite: counseling psychology doctoral students.

CNP 4794 Counseling Psychology Seminar: Special Topics (1-10 Credits)

Variety of special topics on research and practice in counseling psychology; readings, lectures and projects to provide an in-depth understanding of topics, which vary from to year and cover areas such as counseling women, counseling in business and industry, advanced group therapy, time-limit counseling, vocational counseling, etc.

CNP 4795 Master of Arts Counseling: Legal and Ethical Issues (3 Credits)

Introduction to ethical and legal issues in school and agency counseling for master's students. Prerequisite: master's student in counseling psychology.

CNP 4797 Counseling Addictive Behavior (4 Credits)

Introduction to assessment, treatment and outcome evaluation of chemical and nonchemical addictive behaviors. Requirements include abstinence from a "compulsive" behavior; journaling about one's cognitive, emotional and behavioral reactions during the abstinence period; attending 12-step meetings; participating in a quasi-12-step in class meeting; critiquing a film depicting dynamics of an alcoholic family.

CNP 4799 Infectious Diseases in Addictive Behaviors (2 Credits)

Drug and alcohol abuse and infectious diseases go hand in hand. This class explores the high risk for contracting and spreading infectious diseases among drug abusers. This class helps prepare students to identify such diseases, determine client risk for infection, and educate students about disease prevention and treatment options.

CNP 4800 Consultation (1 Credit)

This course is designed to teach the basic theories of psychological consultation that can be used to guide practice in a variety of settings. Students learn to differentiate process, collaborative and expert consultation. The class format includes presentations from practitioners working in school, medical, forensic, and business settings. In addition, students also learn about the ethical principles that guide their practice and to also become sensitive to how their work with diverse cultural backgrounds may be perceived. Prerequisite: must be enrolled in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program.

CNP 4991 MA Independent Study (1-10 Credits)

CNP 4992 Directed Study (1-10 Credits)

CNP 4995 Research - M.A. Thesis (1-10 Credits)

CNP 5991 PhD Independent Study (1-10 Credits)

CNP 5992 Directed Study (1-10 Credits)

CNP 5995 Dissertation Research (1-20 Credits)

Faculty

Jesse Owen, Associate Professor and Department Chair, PhD, University of Denver

Ruth Chao, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Missouri

Pat Garriott, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Kentucky

Cynthia McRae, Professor, PhD, University of Iowa

Amber Olson, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Denver

Andi Pusavat, Clinical Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Denver

Trisha Raque-Bogdan, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Maryland

Maria Riva, Professor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Vicki Tomlin, Clinical Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Denver

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