- 1200 Career Decision Making (2 credits)
- For undergraduates unsure of their academic and/or career direction. Helps students
explore their interests, skills, values and the world of work; provides decision-making
strategies to aid in future career and life decisions. Lab fee required.
- 3802 Peer Counseling (3 credits)
- Are you interested in learning about how to help others? Interested in being a counselor?
This course will provide an introduction to the profession of counseling. Learn more
about the variety of roles and responsibilities of mental health professionals and
how you can learn how to help others.
- 3991 Independent Study (1 to 10 credits)
- 3992 Directed Study (1 to 10 credits)
- 3XXX Counseling Psych Transfer (1 to 10 credits)
- 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.
- 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. Prerequisite: prior course in development.
- 4700 Counseling Theory (3 credits)
- Basic counseling theories and philosophical principles as a foundation for professional
training including history, concepts, techniques and trends.
- 4701 Adv Sem: Counseling Theory (3 credits)
- Focus on advanced practice issues and (doctoral students only) integration of theory
- 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. Prerequisite: adviser's permission and statistics.
- 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.
- 4705 History & Systems of Psych (3 credits)
- Historical and philosophical basis of modern psychological theories; basic issues
as related to major school of psychology.
- 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 theraputic recommendations. Issues regarding
the use of such tests are discussed, as well as appropriate use in agencies and clinical
practice. Lab fee required. Premission of instructor required.
- 4710 Career Counseling (3 credits)
- Career development theories; career counseling and assessment techniques; applications
of career counseling to special populations. Lab fee required.
- 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.
- 4730 Couns Psych Program Dev & Eval (3 credits)
- Development, evaluation strategies and techniques for human service agencies and schools;
application of research and evaluation skills in applied settings.
- 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. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.
- 4741 Int Counseling Techniques (4 credits)
- Sample of counseling techniques and effectiveness with different types of clients.
Prerequisite: CNP 4740.
- 4743 Fieldwork in Counseling (1 credits)
- Introduction to the field of counseling with special emphasis on practicum placement.
Prerequisite: admission to the MA program in counseling psychology.
- 4750 Counseling Psyc Prac Begin (2 to 4 credits)
- Supervised practice in counseling for master's students. Prerequiste: CNP 4740, counseling
- 4751 M.A. Internship (1 credits)
- Yearlong, 600-hour supervised field practice for second-year master's students with
weekly seminar. Prerequisite: CNP 4750, counseling psychology master's students.
- 4752 Counseling Psyc Prac Adv I (3 credits)
- Supervised practice in counseling for second-year doctoral students. Prerequisite:
CNP 4750 or prior practicum, counseling psychology student.
- 4753 Counseling Psyc Prac Adv II (1 credits)
- Group supervised practice in counseling for second-year doctoral students with emphasis
on process and countertransference issues. Prerequisite: CNP 4752.
- 4754 Couns Psych: PhD Internship (1 credits)
- Meets 12-month internship requirement in counseling psychology. Prerequisite: completion
of comprehensive examination and dissertation proposal.
- 4755 MA Counseling Clinic (1 to 2 credits)
- On-campus, experience counseling of clients from the community with close supervision
and observation. Prerequisite: MA student in counseling psychology.
- 4756 PhD Counseling Clinic (1 credits)
- On-campus, advanced-experience counseling of clients from the community with close
supervision and observation. Prerequisite: Doctoral student in counseling psychology.
- 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.
- 4760 School Counseling Practicum (2 to 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
- 4761 School Counseling Internship 1 (2 to 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.
- 4762 School Counseling Internship 2 (1 credits)
- 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.
- 4769 Cognitive Behavioral Strat (3 credits)
- Historical perspective on cognitive and behavioral theories in psychology, assessment,
treatment and evaluation from a cognitive-behavioral approach. Prerequisite: advanced
master's or doctoral student.
- 4770 Couns Psyc 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 methodolgical issues and
experimental designs. Prerequisite: doctoral student.
- 4772 Diversity Sem: Psyc Soc Issues (1 credits)
- 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 knowlegde 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. Prerequisite: students must take the 3-credit general seminar prior to the
- 4773 Multicult Couns Psychosoc Iss (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.
- 4776 Family Counseling (3 credits)
- Introduction, including survey of major theories and research, in-class demonstrations
of techniques. Prerequisite: advanced master's or doctoral student.
- 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.
- 4780 Counseling Psyc Sem Sprvsn (3 credits)
- Introduces literature and research on counseling supervison, including awareness of
individual differences; provides experience supervising master's level counselors.
Prerequisites: doctoral student and CNP 4752.
- 4784 Psychopathology (3 credits)
- Introduction to psychopathology and overview of several broad topics including schizophrenia,
mood disorders and personality disorders.
- 4787 Motivational Interviewing (3 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 facilitates skill development in managing client ambivalence, eliciting
change-talk and honoring the client's autonomy regarding taking steps toward a commonly
agreed upon goal.
- 4789 Pharmacology of Addctv Behvr (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.
- 4790 Couns Psyc Seminar: Ethics (3 credits)
- Professional ethics in practice and research in counseling and school psychology,
including informed consent, confidentiality, clients' rights, psychologists' obligations,
etc.; basic APA documents. Prerequisite: doctoral student.
- 4791 Couns Psyc Sem: Couns Couples (3 credits)
- Introduction to couples counseling, including survey of major theories and research.
- 4792 Pro-Sem in Counseling Psych (1 credits)
- Introduction to field of counseling psychology required for all first-quarter doctoral
students. Prerequisite: counseling psychology doctoral students.
- 4794 Couns Psych Sem: Special Tpcs (1 to 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.
- 4795 M.A. Couns: Legal/Ethic Iss (3 credits)
- Introduction to ethical and legal issues in school and agency counseling for master's
students. Prerequisite: master's student in counseling.
- 4797 Counseling Addictive Behavior (3 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 inclass meeting;
critiquing a film depicting dynamics of an alcoholic family.
- 4799 Infects Diseases in Adctv Bhvr (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.
- 4800 Consultation (1 credits)
- 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
- 4991 MA Independent Study (1 to 17 credits)
- 4992 Directed Study (1 to 10 credits)
- 4995 Research - M.A. Thesis (1 to 17 credits)
- 4XXX Counseling Psych Transfer (1 to 10 credits)
- 5991 PhD Independent Study (1 to 17 credits)
- 5992 Directed Study (1 to 10 credits)
- 5995 Dissertation Research (1 to 20 credits)