Counseling and Educational Psychology

Undergraduate Program Information

The BS in Counseling and Community Psychology (CCP) prepares students to work at the bachelors level with a focus on case management, interpersonal skills, understanding human behavior, multicultural awareness, awareness of mental health issues and licensure as a substance abuse counselor. The Counseling and Community Psychology undergraduate major prepares students for graduate school in order to become practitioners in the field of psychology with an additional focus on research and graduate psychology practice opportunities.

Graduate Program Information

The major thrust of the Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP) Department is the preparation of personnel for work in counseling, educational diagnostics, school psychology, counseling psychology and related areas. Four graduate degrees are available:

  1. Masters of Arts
  2. Specialist in Education
  3. Doctor of Philosophy
  4. Postdoctoral Masters of Science

Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission requirements and procedures are specific to each degree program in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Applicants must meet the basic admission requirements of the Graduate School before they are considered for admission to CEP graduate programs. To be considered for admission to CEP Graduate Programs, application requirements include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from within the last 5 years
  2. Completion and submission of NMSU on-line graduate application form and fee
  3. Receipt of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts of all colleges and universities previously attended by the NMSU Admissions Office
  4. Letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the applicant’s academic and/or professional record
  5. Curriculum vitae or resume which includes a list of completed upper-division and/or graduate coursework related to counseling, school psychology, counseling psychology or related professions.
  6. Letter of intent and/or statement of purpose 
  7. Interviews are required as a part of the selection process

For more information about the CEP Department, program admission procedures and requirements of degree programs, contact the department office or visit the departmental website.

CEP Departmental Policy on Enrollment Restrictions for Graduate Courses  

Restricted Enrollment: 

Due to student demand, limited university resources and the nature of graduate training programs which lead to licensure in the helping professions, enrollment in CEP graduate level courses is restricted to those graduate students who have been admitted to both the Graduate School, as well as to the particular academic program. These programs include:

  • Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Masters in Educational Diagnostics
  • Specialist in Education in School Psychology
  • Doctorate in Counseling Psychology
  • Postdoctoral Masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology

This restriction also applies to persons who may wish to audit a course.  It is anticipated that certain situations may warrant an exception from the general rule limiting enrollment.  The process to obtain an exception is provided in the following section.

Exception Criteria and Process:

Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the department head, provided a screening process similar and equally rigorous to that required for admission to the program is performed.  An exception must be requested prior to enrollment and shall include:

  1. Consideration and validation of the reason provided by the individual requesting to enroll, which must include academic and professional qualifications relevant to the professional level of study.  For example, active licensure as a psychologist is required to audit or register for courses in the postdoctoral program in Psychopharmacology.
  2. Agreement from the individual that they will comply with all program requirements imposed for those who are admitted to the program, such as a background check.
  3. Examples of justifications that will be considered sufficient to warrant an exception and permit students to register for graduate courses in CEP include:  
    1. Previous admission by NMSU for purposes of a graduate minor in the helping professions.  For example, the Minor in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, which is also open to graduate students previously admitted to Social Work, Public Health, Nursing, and Marriage and Family Therapy programs.
    2. Licensed graduates of the Postdoctoral MS of Clinical Psychopharmacology program who need continuing education credits to maintain competency.
  4. Written, including electronic, approval from the:
    1. Course Instructor,
    2. Program Director, and
    3. CEP Department Head.

Professor, Barbara Gormley, Department Head

Regents Professor:  E. Adams, L. Vázquez; Professors:  D. Pope-Davis, B. Gormley, C. McDougall, E. Vázquez;  Associate Professors:  E. Arroyos; Assistant Professors:  N. Choi, I.Torres-Fernandez; T. Hitter, M. Kalkbrenner, A. Lopez,A. Pérez-Rojas,

B. Gormley, Ph.D. (Michigan State University)- race & gender, power dynamics, psychotherapy, mentoring, adult attachments; E. Adams, Ph.D. (Ohio State University)-multiculturalism & diversity, mindfulness, supervision; E. Arroyos, Ph.D. (University of Iowa)- school psychology, traumatic brain injury, mentoring, multicultural competence; N. Choi, Ph.D. (University of Maryland)- racial and cultural factors affecting mental health, Asian and Asian American health and mental health, multicultural issues in supervision and training; D. Pope-Davis, Ph.D. (Stanford University)—multicultural counseling, education and psychology; I. Torres-Fernandez, Ph.D. (University of Iowa)– school psychology, prevention, classroom guidance; T. Hitter, Ph.D. (New Mexico State University)--counseling psychology, identity and self-concept, sexuality and sexual satisfaction; M. Kalkbrenner, Ph.D. (Old Dominion University)- college student mental health, reducing barriers to help seeking behaviors among mental health professionals, and experiential learning; A. Lopez, Ph.D. (University of Texas-San Antonio)-multicultural counseling, social justice, immigration, bilingual counseling/supervision, eating disorders and body image; C. L. McDougall, Ph.D. (University of North Dakota)--clinical psychopharmacology, cross-cultural psychology; A. Pérez-Rojas, Ph.D. (University of Maryland)-- psychotherapy process and outcome with emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, college student mental health, bilingualism, acculturation, Latino/a mental health, and role of culture in psychotherapy; E. Vázquez, Ph.D. (University of Iowa)– school psychology, assessment, psychoeducational interventions, acculturation, ethnic and linguistic diversity;  L. Vázquez, Ph.D. (University of Iowa)– counseling psychology, multicultural curriculum development and counseling, bilingual therapy, acculturation, identity development, and phenotype research.

Counseling and Educational Psychology Courses

C EP 110G. Human Growth and Behavior

3 Credits

Introduction to the principles of human growth and development throughout the life span.

C EP 199. Academic Excellence

1 Credit

Academic curriculum of excellence that includes the development of collaborative learning and student success environment, learning diverse learning styles and multiple intelligences, and developing multi-contextual academic communication styles. Students must enroll in course for both Fall and Spring semesters. Course does not count toward CEP minor. May be repeated up to 2 credits.

C EP 210. Educational Psychology

3 Credits

Psychological foundations as they apply to the learner in the class room setting.

C EP 215. The Preschool Child

3 Credits

Survey of psychological development from conception to age five.

C EP 240. Adolescence in School Settings

3 Credits

Survey of psychological development during the adolescent years.

C EP 298. Exploration of Counseling & Community Psychology

3 Credits

An exploration of careers, activities, & techniques in counseling, school, and community psychology. Course does not count towards CEP minor. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

C EP 298 H. Exploration of CCP

3 Credits

An exploration of careers, activities, & techniques in counseling, school, and community psychology. Taught with 298 with differentiated instruction and/or independent project to be determined. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

C EP 299. Academic Excellence Classes

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Academic curriculum of excellence that includes an in-depth understanding of the elements that promote student academic success. Students will develop leadership and presentation skills needed to forge effective student mentor relationships and conduct outreach to campus and local community leaders to cultivate a collaborative learning environment. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

C EP 300V. Human Relations Training

3 Credits

Gain skills, knowledge, and sensitivity for living and working with others.

C EP 320. Sex Roles in Education

3 Credits

Physiological, psychological, and political aspects of sex role socialization and the effects of these factors on personal development.

C EP 420. Introduction of Mindfulness Practice

3 Credits

Students will learn about contemplative practices through learning and participation in various mindfulness practices. Engages students in a practice or experience that leads to reflection and, thus, acquired knowledge about themselves, others, and group functioning.

C EP 451V. Introduction to Counseling

3 Credits

Principles of counseling for nonmajors.

C EP 455. Addictions Prevention and Recovery

3 Credits

Understanding addictions process, prevention, and recovery, including biological, interpersonal and sociological influences, and intervention strategies. Taught with C EP 555.

C EP 461. Family Guidance

3 Credits

Systems based guidance procedures for enhancing family strengths and development, and application of family guidance procedures for prevention and remediation of problems. Taught with C EP 561.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 110G.

C EP 495. Psychology, Multiculturalism and Counseling

3 Credits

Understanding social identities such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, social class and spirituality as it relates to psychosocial development, academic achievement and counseling.

C EP 495 H. Psych., Multiculturalism & Counseling

3 Credits

Understanding social identities such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, social class and spirituality as it relates to psycho-social development, academic achievement and counseling. Taught with CEP 495. Differentiated instruction/independent project to be determined.

C EP 498. Internship in Counseling & Community Psychology

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Students will explore in more depth the fields of counseling, community, and school psychology professions by completing an internship. Through the completion of the internship students will gain hands on work experience, enhance sensitivity for respect with working with diverse populations, and hone their interpersonal skills needed to succeed in the counseling, community, and school psychology professions. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: CCP majors.

C EP 499. Independent Study

1-6 Credits

Individual study directed by consenting faculty.

C EP 503. Introduction to Counseling

3 Credits

Overview of counseling theory, techniques, ethics, and professional issues. Same as C EP 451V. This course is open to all majors. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: C G, CMHC, CEP, SPSY majors.

C EP 505. Appraisal of Psychoeducational Achievement in a Diverse Society

3 Credits

Advanced theory and use of norm and criterion referenced instruments in the classroom: planning of prescriptive and educational programs. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: C G,CMHC,SPSY,CEP majors.

C EP 511. Introduction to Inferential Statistics

3 Credits

An introduction to the theories and techniques of inferential statistics as applied to education and psychology. Includes sampling distributions, confidence intervals, t-test, correlation, and chi-square. Intended primarily for post-baccalaureate students. Both hand calculation and computer packages will be employed. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: C G,CMHC,SPSY,CEP,NURS,FCS majors.

C EP 512. Human Development

3 Credits

Theory and research regarding cognitive, social, and emotional development across the lifespan with emphasis on enhancing human development. Non majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: CMHC,C G,CEP,SPSY majors.

C EP 515. Learning Theory

3 Credits

Survey and comparison of theory and research regarding human learning as they apply to development, education, and counseling. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Crosslisted with: C EP 615. Restricted to: C G,CMHC,CEP,SPSY majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 512 or consent of instructor.

C EP 517. Multicultural Counseling

3 Credits

Understanding age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and culture in relation to human development, education, and counseling. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): C EP 512 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor. Restricted to: C G,CMHC,CEP,SPSY majors.

C EP 519. Psychology of Social Identities

3 Credits

Theory, research and practice from feminist and multicultural perspectives will examine the integration of social identities such as gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, social class, spirituality, and ability in relation to counseling psychology. Same as C EP 619. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: C G,CMHC,CEP,SPSY majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 512 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.

C EP 520. The Art & Science of Mindfulness

1-3 Credits (1-3)

In this course students will learn about contemplative practices by learning about and participating in various mindfulness practices for self-care and to increase well-being. Students will learn about psychological theories and research that support the use of mindfulness in helping others increase their well-being. Students will learn how to teach mindfulness to others. Taught with CEP 490. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: C G,CEP,CMHC,SPSY,MSW,MPH,FCS majors.

C EP 522. Organization and Administration of School Counseling Services

3 Credits

Procedures for establishing and maintaining counseling programs in the schools. Professional and ethical issues in school counseling and group laboratory experience to enhance self-awareness and interpersonal skills for effective professional relationships. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: C G,CEP,CMHC,SPSY majors.

C EP 524. Professional Issues in Mental Health Counseling

3 Credits

History, roles, organizational structures, settings, ethics, standards, laws, and credentialing related to mental health counseling. Group laboratory experience to enhance self-awareness and interpersonal skills for effective professional relationships. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: C G,CEP,CMHC,SPSY majors.

C EP 529. Indigenous Counseling Theory and Practice

3 Credits

Students will explore current uses of indigenous modes and methods of counseling and therapy that are theoretically consonant with Indigenous/Native traditions. They will examine the integration of such modes to ensure a progressive reconstruction of the counseling endeavor to include an indigenous epistemology in their work with clients. Taught with CEP 429. This course is open to all majors. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: C G,CMHC,CEP,SPSY majors.

C EP 532. Research Methods

3 Credits

Develop research and program evaluation including critical literature review, generating questions, quantitative and qualitative methodology, analysis, and writing proposals. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: C G,CEP,CMHC,SPSY majors.

C EP 542. Appraisal Theory and Technique

3 Credits

Selection, administration, and interpretation of tests and other assessment methods. Topics include reliability, validity, norms, cultural factors, and ethics related to appraisal. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: CMHC,CEP,C G, SPSY, majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 512 and C EP 517, or consent of instructor.

C EP 547. Appraisal of Cognitive Functioning

3 Credits

Selection, administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing using individual tests of intelligence. Moderator variables, such as acculturation, ethnic identity development, and world view are also incorporated. Taught with CEP 647. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: CEP,SPSY,CMHC,C G majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 542 or consent of instructor.

C EP 549. Indigenous Research Methods

3 Credits

Students will gain an understanding of ethical and respectful research practices from an Indigenous/culturally appropriate vantage. They will thoroughly examine the works of Native/Tribal and Indigenous scholarship. Additionally, safeguards for ethical research practices with native populations will be thoroughly examined with regard to intent, practice, and integration of outcome. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: C G,CMHC,CEP,SPSY majors.

C EP 550. Counseling Theory and Technique

3 Credits

Major theories of counseling with an emphasis on development of the ability to offer theory-based counseling and consultation. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP,CMHC,C G majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 512, or concurrent enrollment.

C EP 551. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

3 Credits

Appraisal and conceptualization of mental disorders and other problems through diagnostic interviewing using the DSM. Treatment planning for counseling with children, adolescents, and adults. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP,CMHC,C G majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 512 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.

C EP 552. Career/Life Planning and Vocational Assessment

3 Credits

Vocational choice theories, relationship between career choice and life style, sources of occupational and educational information, and approaches to decision making and values clarification. Laboratory involves supervised interpretation of vocational assessment. This course is open to all majors. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: C G,CMHC,CEP,SPSY majors.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

C EP 554. Counseling Theory and Techniques for School Psychologists

3 Credits

Major theories of counseling with an emphasis on development of the ability to offer theory-based counseling and consultation. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CMHC,C G,CEP majors.

C EP 556. Addictions Counseling

3 Credits

Emphasis on alcohol and other psychoactive substance abuse. Also includes eating disorders, gambling, and other addictive behaviors. Covers review of psychopharmacology, assessment, and diagnosis with the major focus on treatment and professional issues.Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP,CMHC,C G majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 550.

C EP 558. Child and Adolescent Counseling Theory and Technique

3 Credits

Counseling theory and technique applied to children and adolescents from a developmental perspective in school and mental health settings. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: CMHC,CEP,SPSY,C G majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 550 or consent of instructor.

C EP 559. Healing Trauma, Including Historical and Intergenerational

3 Credits

Students will learn about Trauma to gain a deeper understanding of the socio-political implications of colonization on Native people groups. They will learn about incidents of physical and mental health disparities. Students will thoroughly examine the impact of the current mental health field on Native/Indigenous populations and engage the literature from Native Scholars to problem solve and create new ways to address the challenges that Native people and their communities face as members of mainstream Western society. This course is open to all majors. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: C G,CMHC,CEP,SPSY majors.

C EP 562. Family Therapy Theory and Technique

3 Credits

Major theories of family therapy and associated assessment, intervention and evaluation techniques. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP,CMHC,C G majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 550.

C EP 563. Primary Care Psychology

3 Credits

Didactic and experiential learning in primary care psychology issues. Through this course students will learn about the cultural necessity of the integration of mental and physical health issues and multidisciplinary collaboration. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: C G,SPSY,CMHC,MSW,CEP,MPH majors.

C EP 566. Group Work Theory and Technique

3 Credits

Didactic and experiential learning in group theory and practice. Laboratory involves experiences in group participation and leadership. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: CMHC,CEP,SPSY,C G majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 550, C EP 562 or consent of instructor.

C EP 569. Indigenous Counseling Internship

1-6 Credits (1-6)

The primary purpose for this course is to provide students with the opportunity to study and practice under a well-known and recognized indigenous healing practitioner with the primary goal of affirming and activating the holistic paradigm of Indigenous knowledge into their work as practitioners in the helping professions to reveal the wealth and richness of Indigenous languages, worldviews, teachings and experiences. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to: C G,CMHC,SPSY,CEP majors.

C EP 572. Counseling Practicum

1-6 Credits

Supervised experience of counseling and consultation. Weekly individual and group supervision involves review of audio, video, and/or live sessions and case presentations. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Crosslisted with: C EP 662. Restricted to: CMHC,CEP,SPSY,C G majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 550 or consent of instructor.

C EP 578. Advanced Counseling Practicum

3-6 Credits

Supervised experience of appraisal and individual, family, and/or group counseling and consultation serving child, adolescent, and/or adult clients. Weekly individual and group supervision involves review of counseling sessions and case presentations. This course will carry a subtitle to reflect the practicum setting. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to: CMHC,CEP,SPSY,C G majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 572, C EP 566, or consent of instructor.

C EP 579. Clinical Psychopharmacology

3 Credits

Basic biological aspects of psychopharmacology with applications to clinical populations and treatment implications. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP,CMHC,C G majors.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

C EP 580. Counseling Internship

3-12 Credits

Supervised experience in a professional counselor role in a school or agency. Students perform all counselor functions including appraisal, individual/family/group counseling, consultation, administration, program development, research, and/or evaluation. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Restricted to: C G,CEP,CMHC,SPSY majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 578.

C EP 598. Special Research Programs

1-6 Credits

Individual investigations either analytical or experimental. Maximum of 6 credits per semester and total of 9 credits overall. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Restricted to: C G,SPSY,CMHC,CEP majors.

C EP 599. Master's Thesis

15 Credits

Thesis. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 88 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CMHC,C G,CEP majors. Thesis/Dissertation Grading.

C EP 607. Curriculum-Based Assessment and Intervention

3 Credits

The study and practice of curriculum-based assessment and intervention for academic skills and problems among children and adolescents. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP majors.

C EP 608. Diagnostic Class

3 Credits

Emphasis on developing the knowledge, skills, and necessary application abilities related to diagnosis and associated interventions related to mental health and psychopathology issues that impact a student's ability to navigate the education setting. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: CEP,SPSY majors.

C EP 612. Human Development

3 Credits

Same as C EP 512 with differentiated assignments for Ed.S and Ph.D. students. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP majors.

C EP 615. Cognitive and Affective Bases Behavior

3 Credits

This course provides an overview of cognitive and affective bases of behavior as well as the integration of cognition and affect in psychological processes. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. Crosslisted with: C EP 515. Restricted to: C G,CMHC,SPSY, CEP majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 512.

C EP 616. Spanish for Mental Health Professionals

3 Credits

This course emphasizes the vocabulary for Mental Health Professionals to include academic, psychological and medical terminology. Students will incorporate Spanish terms in assessment and treatment plans through role plays. Further, the course will include an overview of the use of interpreters and translators in working with culturally and linguistically diverse clientele. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP majors.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in Bilingual School Psychology Training Grant with instructor consent.

C EP 617. Psychology of Multiculturalism

3 Credits

In this advanced course for post-master’s graduate students in applied fields of psychology, students will apply psychological concepts related to multiculturalism as well as critical race theories, feminist theories, queer theories, and liberation theories to understand intersecting social identities. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. Restricted to: SPSY, C EP, CEP majors.

C EP 618. Psychology of Poverty

3 Credits

This course is designed to examine the nature, extent and impact of poverty on Southwestern populations and across the United States in relation to assessment and interventions and its impact on the education and psychological well-being of children and families. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. Restricted to: SPSY, C EP, CEP majors.

C EP 619. Psychology of Social Identities

3 Credits

Same as C EP 519 with differentiated assignments for Ph.D. students. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP majors.

C EP 622. Ethical/Professional Issues in Counseling Psychology

3 Credits

History of counseling psychology, scientist-practitioner model, American Psychological Associations Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Focus on current ethical, professional, and scientific issues. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: CEP majors.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

C EP 624. Ethics, Law & Professional Issues in School Psychology

3 Credits

This course provides an introduction and overview of the profession of school psychology with emphasis on the roles, functions, and competencies of the school psychologist within the context of legal and ethical practice. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. Restricted to: SPSY majors.

C EP 625. Legal and Ethical Issues in School Psychology

3 Credits

Overview of legal/ethical, and professional standards in school psychology. NASP and APA codes of ethics, NM Mental Health and Children's codes, and child abuse/neglect laws. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 624.

C EP 630. School Psychology Research and Program Evaluation

3 Credits

Survey and analysis of research and program evaluation procedures in school psychology. Critical review of literature, formulating questions, quantitative and qualitative methodology, and data analysis as foundations for reading research literature and generating research, program evaluation, and/or grant proposals. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY, CEP majors.

C EP 632. Counseling Psychology Research

3 Credits

Survey and analysis of research and program evaluation procedures in counseling psychology. Critical review of literature, formulating questions, quantitative and qualitative methodology, and data analysis are covered as a foundation for reading research literature and generating research, program evaluation, and/or grant proposals. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY, CEP majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP major or consent of instructor.

C EP 634. Introduction to Qualitative Research

3 Credits

This course is intended to be an introduction to qualitative research methods for persons wishing to understand, apply, and conduct qualitative studies with human subjects in the fields of counseling and psychology. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: SPSY, CEP majors.

C EP 636. Advanced Statistics

3 Credits

An intermediate course focusing on more advanced theories and techniques of inferential statistics as applied to education and psychology. Includes ANOVA, planned contrasts, ANCOVA, simple regression, and non-parametrics. Both hand calculation and computer packages will be employed. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY, CEP majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 511 or equivalent course work.

C EP 637. Multivariate Statistics

3 Credits

Theories and techniques of multivariate statistics as applied to education and psychology. Includes multiple regression, logistic regression, MANOVA, factor analysis, and structural equation modeling. Computer packages will be the primary tool for data analysis. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY, CEP majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 636 or equivalent course work.

C EP 642. Psychometrics

3 Credits

An introduction to psychometrics, including topics such as theory and techniques of psychological measurement, scale and inventory construction, reliability, validity, evaluation of measurement quality, classical and contemporary measurement theory, and standardization. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP majors.

C EP 647. Appraisal of Cognitive Functioning

3 Credits

Taught with C EP 547 with differentiated assignments for doctoral students. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: CEP,SPSY majors.

C EP 648. Appraisal of Personality

3 Credits

Selection, administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing using major objective and projective tests of personality. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: CEP,SPSY majors.

C EP 649. Behavioral Assessment & Intervention

3 Credits

The course introduces basic concepts, methods, and applications of behavioral assessment and intervention. Students will learn how to conduct functional assessments of behavior and how to write behavior intervention plans. Methods appropriate for assessment and intervention of school-age children will be emphasized. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP majors.

C EP 651. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

3 Credits

Same as C EP 551 with differentiated assignments for Ph.D. students. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: CEP, SPSY majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 612 or consent of instructor.

C EP 652. Career/Life Planning and Vocational Assessment

3 Credits

Same as C EP 552 with differentiated assignments for Ed.S and Ph.D. students. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY, CEP majors.

C EP 658. Child and Adolescent Counseling Theory and Technique

3 Credits

Same as C EP 558 with differentiated assignments for Ph.D. students. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: SPSY, CEP majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 554 or C EP 673.

C EP 662. Family Therapy Theory and Technique

3 Credits

Taught with C EP 562 with differentiated assignments for Ed.S and Ph.D students. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Crosslisted with: C EP 572. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 554 or C EP 673.

C EP 670. Behavioral Health Practicum

1-6 Credits

An intensive supervised experience in providing behavioral health services at an on or off campus interdisciplinary health setting. Supervision provided by doctoral level psychologist faculty in collaboration with other team disciplines' supervising faculty involves audio, video, and/or live observation of counseling sessions and team interventions and case presentations. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to: MSW,CEP,SPSY majors. S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

C EP 671. Consultation

3 Credits

Didactic and experimental trainings in theory-based consultation. Supervision provided by faculty involves audio, video, and/or live observation consultation activities and case presentations. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: CEP,SPSY majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 647, C EP 505, or consent of instructor.

C EP 672. Practicum in School Psychology: Psychoeducational

1-6 Credits

Supervised practicum in psychological and educational evaluation. Skill development in ecological assessment, including interviewing, observations micro-counseling, acculturation, world view, and ethnic identity formation. Graded: S/U. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to: CEP,SPSY majors. S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

Prerequisite(s): C EP 647, C EP 505.

C EP 673. Counseling Psychology Theory/Practicum

1-6 Credits

Theories of counseling and psychotherapy and their application during supervised counseling with clients. Supervision provided by doctoral psychologist faculty involves audio, video, and/or live observation of counseling sessions and case presentations. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to: CEP majors.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

C EP 675. Practicum in School Psychology: Psychological

1-6 Credits

School-based supervised experience for the advanced student. Provides experiences in various roles and models of service delivery (group, multifactored, integrative, family assessments) expected of school psychologists. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to: SPSY,CEP majors. S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

Prerequisite(s): C EP 672 or consent of instructor.

C EP 676. Field Experience in Educational Diagnostics

1-6 Credits (1-6)

C EP 676 is designed to provide students with supervised school-based experiences and practices. The goal of the course is for students to master the competencies required for the delivery of academic services in the educational diagnostician role. The specific emphases in this course are placed on a data-based decision-making skills, psychoeducational assessment activities, and academic interventions.Under faculty and school-system staff supervisions, students will assume service delivery responsibilities and with increasing independence will respond to the diagnostic and intervention needs of students. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to: CEP,SPSY majors. S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

Prerequisite(s): C EP 647, C EP 608, C EP 505, C EP 672.

C EP 677. Group Work Theory/Practicum

1-6 Credits

Application of theory in group work with clients and in supervising group leaders in training. Supervision provided by doctoral psychologist faculty involves audio, video, and/or live observation of counseling sessions and case presentations. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: CEP,SPSY majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 673.

C EP 678. Advanced Counseling Psychology Practicum

1-6 Credits

Supervised counseling psychology experience including appraisal, diagnosis, case conceptualization, treatment planning, theory-based counseling and evaluation. Supervision provided by doctoral psychologist faculty involves audio, video, and/or live observation of counseling sessions and case presentations. Graded: S/U. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Restricted to: CEP majors. S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

Prerequisite(s): C EP 677.

C EP 679. Supervision Theory and Practicum

1-6 Credits

Didactic and experimental training in theory-based supervision. Supervision provided by doctoral psychologist faculty involves audio, video, and/or live observation of supervision sessions and case presentations. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to: CEP majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 675 or C EP 678; and consent of instructor.

C EP 680. Internship in Counseling Psychology I

1-18 Credits

Full-time equivalent of one-half calendar year of internship preferably in an APA-approved or APA-equivalent site. Available to Ph.D. students who have successfully completed their comprehensive exams. May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credits. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 18 credits. Restricted to: CEP majors.

C EP 681. Advanced Multicultural School Psychology Field Experience

3 Credits

Supervised school psychology field experience including appraisal diagnosis, case conceptualization, treatment planning, theory-based counseling and evaluation from a multicultural perspective with diverse populations. Supervision provided by doctoral psychologist faculty involves audio, video, and/or live observation of sessions and case presentations. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: SPSY, CEP, C EP majors.

Prerequisite(s): C EP 672, C EP 675.

C EP 682. Internship in Counseling Psychology II

1-18 Credits

Full-time equivalent of one-half calendar year of internship preferably in an APA-approved or APA-equivalent site. Available to Ph.D. students who have successfully complete their comprehensive exams. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean May be repeated up to 18 credits. Restricted to: CEP majors.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

C EP 684. Internship in School Psychology

1-12 Credits (1-12)

Supervised experience in school psychology. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Restricted to: SPSY majors. S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

Prerequisite(s): C EP 672 , C EP 675.

C EP 685. Doctoral Internship in School Psychology

6-12 Credits (6-12)

Supervised doctoral internship experience in school psychology. 1800 to 2000 clock hours are completed on a full-time basis. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: SPSY, C EP majors. S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

Prerequisite(s): C EP 672, C EP 675, C EP 681.

C EP 693. Dissertation Seminar

3 Credits

Same as ELA, EDUC, SPED 693. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: CEP majors.

C EP 698. Selected Topics

1-6 Credits

Offered under various subtitles which indicate the subject matter covered. A maximum of 6 credits in any one semester and a total of 18 credits overall. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 18 credits. Restricted to: CEP majors.

C EP 699. Ed.S. Thesis

1-15 Credits

Study and research at the Specialist in Education level. Each problem to be designated by a qualifying subtitle. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 88 credits. Restricted to: CEP majors. Thesis/Dissertation Grading.

C EP 700. Doctoral Dissertation

15 Credits

Dissertation. Non-majors may be permitted to enroll in this course under limited circumstances with the permission of the course instructor, department head, and graduate school dean. May be repeated up to 88 credits. Restricted to: CEP,C EP majors. Thesis/Dissertation Grading.

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