SPCL 7921X Counseling Children and Families
45 hours; 3 credits
This course prepares school psychology candidates to counsel children and families within a school context. Topics to be addressed include: approaches to counseling and intervention modalities, play therapy, group 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.
Prerequisite: SPCL 7920X [733X], matriculation in and completion of 15 credits in the school psychologist program, and permission of the program head. Corequisite: SPCL 7932T [704.2T].