SPCL 7921X Group Dynamics and Counseling
60 hours; 4 credits
This course prepares school psychology candidates to counsel youth, groups, and families. Topics to be addressed include: approaches to counseling and intervention modalities, play therapy, group counseling, mental health counseling, and counseling children with special needs; family systems approaches, school-parent interactions, cultural and community factors. Analysis and exploration of diverse family structures. Teacher-parent/s, parent/s-child, sibling-child relations, collaboration, and community resources for the child. Emphasis on urban and cultural perspectives, development of school- parent-community partnerships. Supervised experiential in-class counseling skills exercises. Field-based experiences are required.
Prerequisite: SPCL 7920X, matriculation in and completion of 15 credits in the school psychologist program, and permission of the program head. Corequisite: SPCL 7932T.
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