- This course focuses on the theory and principles of measurement and evaluation of psychological variables and individual differences. This course develops an understanding of technical aspects of test construction, administration, and interpretation.
- This course focuses on the theory and principles of Budget, Finance & Grant Writing to build future leaders of the non-profit organizations. This course provides an understanding of the mission, vision and underlying pressure involved with non-profit financial planning and accounting. Finance/Budget Topics to be covered include budgeting, revenue sources, revenue projections, auditing, budget analysis, policy and procedures and the impact of technology in the non-profits.
This course will also focus on the grant-writing basic elements: identifying their individual or organizational needs; understanding what kind of funding is needed; researching the appropriate sources and making sense of grant applications. It will also provide an understanding of the basic elements required for most grant proposals: cover letters, cover forms, abstracts/executive summaries; table of content; and narratives incorporating problem statements, purpose statements, goals and objectives, and budgets.
This course provides an understanding of group dynamics, group processes, and the roles of group members. The theories, principles, and techniques of group intervention will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on the development and successful facilitation of groups in a counseling setting. The unique ethical considerations of group work will also be explored.
- Students in this course will examine theories of career development and occupational choices. Areas to be included are lifestyle development and the changing social structures. Students will be asked to apply career development models to themselves as well as others.
- The course provides a comprehensive overview of the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy. The course explores the key points of the major theoretical approaches, as well as the strengths and limitations of each, therapeutic techniques and procedures, and the background of the theorist responsible for the theory. The counselor as a person and the counselor’s role in the professional relationship, as well as counseling ethics will also be discussed. Students will explore their own backgrounds, values, personality styles and begin the process of developing a personal counseling style.
- A comprehensive overview to the human services field and professional issues. The course reviews the historical roots of the human services system in the United States, explores the complex political dimensions of providing services, summarizes current social policy and the laws regulating human services, and surveys the range of services currently available through human services agencies. It also provides introduction to current professional issues in the organization, funding, and delivery of human services.