2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Counselor Education and Supervision (CES)

CES 700   Doctoral Studies Orientation in Counselor Education and Supervision   0.5 Units

The Doctoral Studies Orientation provides new students with an entire overview of the program from course work to dissertation proposal and finally to successful completion of the dissertation. The orientation will cover the scope and sequences of the coursework with an overview of how the research benchmark assignments are integrated to prepare students for successful dissertation proposal and completion. The Doctoral Studies Orientation includes an overview of the library resources available within the library and through outside access. Also highlighted in this orientation will be an overview of the online teaching and learning approach in the program and expectations for student performance as outlined in the doctoral student handbook.

CES 701   Professional Orientation, Ethics, and Identity for Counselor Educators   3 Units

This course includes an examination of the professional identity of mental health counselors, counselor educators, researchers, and supervisors, while exploring professional functioning in a variety of settings. Legal, ethical, and best practice issues encountered by professional counselors and counselor educators will be studied. The ethical standards of the profession are emphasized as outlined in the American Counseling Association (ACA) code of ethics. Learners will build a professional portfolio that includes a curriculum vita, steps to publishing in peer reviewed journals, and presenting at professional conferences, in order to demonstrate proficiency with the scholar-practitioner model. Research skills will be strengthened through the evaluation and annotation of primary sources on such topics as ethics and cultural competence, advocacy, counselor development, and professional identity, among other topics.

CES 702   Instruction in Counselor Education and Supervision   3 Units

This course explores best practices of andragogy in Counselor Education. Learners will apply strategies and various platforms and models for teaching the diverse adult learner, particularly those who pursue the counseling field as a career. Learners will further their understanding, skills and competencies to ensure quality and cutting edge learning systems, including the use of technology, to foster continuous improvement, inspire a shared vision, model cultural responsiveness, and sustain inclusive learning communities. Learners will also create a personal philosophy of teaching and learning to demonstrate their own commitment to continuous learning and improvement. Research skills will be strengthened through the evaluation and annotation of primary sources on such topics as counselor education and supervision, Accreditation, pedagogy, online instruction, and leadership, among other topics. Prerequisites: CES 700 and CES 701.

CES 703   Advanced Counseling and Career Theories   3 Units

This course provides an in depth review and critical analysis of several major theories of counseling and career development for advanced counseling students. An examination of practices and research associated with each theory is also covered. Learners will increase competency in a theoretical orientation to counseling. Research skills will be strengthened through the evaluation and annotation of primary sources on such topics as theories integration, conceptualization and evidence-based practices, among other topics. Prerequisite: CES 700.

CES 704   Counselor Supervision: Theories, Techniques, and Technology   3 Units

This course includes an examination of clinical supervision theory and techniques currently used in counseling along with introducing clinical supervision as a specialty in counselor education. It also provides a critical overview of the conceptual and empirical literature on counseling supervision, including models, approaches, techniques, relationship and process issues, and ethical and legal considerations. Learners will develop knowledge, skills, and self-awareness concerning these topic areas, while studying the methods used to enhance counselor competency and issues related to supervising. Learners will examine and analyze the use of multiple supervision models and technological platforms and will apply via supervising, under their own supervision, master’s level students. Research skills will be strengthened through the evaluation and annotation of primary sources on such topics as supervision, roles and relationships, and assessment, law and ethics, gatekeeping, and remediation, among other topics. Prerequisite: CES 701.

CES 705   Advanced Social Emotional Skills for Counselors and Special Educators   3 Units

This course will guide leaders in building and maintaining social emotional support for learners with special needs (gifts or disability) in education, home, and community settings. Best practices for data-based decision making, School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) and Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) designed to enhance the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for all learners will be studied.

CES 706   Consultation and Program Evaluation in Counselor Education and Supervision   3 Units

This course is designed to provide an overview of the major consultation frameworks and associated techniques, in addition to the knowledge, skills, and roles associated with program evaluator. Learners will develop consultation and program evaluation skills for school, community agency, or other organizational settings. Research skills will be strengthened through the evaluation and annotation of primary sources on such topics as leadership theory, systems theory, and funding sources, among other topics.

CES 707   Advanced Multicultural Issues in Counselor Education and Supervision   3 Units

This course includes a study of the personal, social, political, affective, and behavioral considerations of diversity, while utilizing a broad view of diversity which includes factors such as culture, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental and physical characteristics, education, family values, religious and spiritual values, socioeconomic status and unique characteristics of individuals, couples, families, ethnic groups, and communities. Learners will explore and develop practical skills, strategies, and techniques for use when working with students and clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds in order to promote ethical, culturally responsive, and advanced multiculturally competent counselor educators, supervisors, and researchers.Research skills will be strengthened through the evaluation and annotation of primary sources on such topics as ethics and cultural competence, among other topics. (Concurrent with Residency 2)

CES 708   Leadership and Advocacy in Counselor Education and Supervision   3 Units

This course equips learners with the skills, knowledge, and professional dispositions to practice their role as leaders in a climate of change. An emphasis will be placed on the study and application of various theories and models of professional leadership and advocacy in counselor education. Students will utilize the knowledge gained to design and implement a structured, criterion-focused advocacy plan addressing a current, topical, political issue effecting professional counselors and the clients they serve with respect to diversity. Implementation of the plan will require direct advocacy through face-to-face contact with legislative representatives on behalf of the profession and related stakeholders and/or grant writing. Research skills will be strengthened through the evaluation and annotation of primary sources on such topics as diversity and inclusion, systems thinking, organizational leadership, leadership styles, client advocacy, mentoring, school and community reform, and legislature, among other topics.

CES 722   Advanced Group Counseling Theories and Techniques   3 Units

This course covers the major group counseling theories, in addition to group dynamics and processes, and therapeutic factors. Professional and ethical issues as well as current research will be emphasized. Learners will also apply effective group work skills and interventions as a leader of a group experience.

CES 723   Advanced Theories of Career Counseling   3 Units

This course examines the major theories of career development. It provides a theoretical foundation and opportunities for practical application of career and lifestyle counseling strategies, while focusing on the knowledge and skills necessary to provide professional career counseling services to an adult population in a variety of transitional life stages and diverse contexts. Learners will examine career assessment instruments and their use, and the counseling models associated with these theories and measurements.

CES 724   Spiritual Formation and Issues in Integration   3 Units

CES 725   Models and Application of Trauma Informed Practice   3 Units

This course addresses the impact of crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events on individuals, systems, and communities. Attention is also given to vicarious traumatization and caring for the caregiver. Learners will increase understanding of the principles of trauma informed practice in educational and clinical settings.

CES 740   Counselor Education and Supervision Practicum   3 Units

The practicum in Counselor Education and Supervision requires 100 hours total of an advanced clinical experience. Of the total hours, 40 hours must be providing direct counseling services. Prerequisites: CES 701 and CES 703 and CES 707.

CES 741   Counselor Education and Supervision Internship I   3 Units

The Internship I experience emphasizes one or more of the following core areas: supervision, teaching, research and scholarship, leadership and advocacy. Prerequisite: CES 740 (concurrent enrollment allowed).

CES 742   Counselor Education and Supervision Internship II   3 Units

The Internship II experience emphasizes a third core area: supervision, teaching, research and scholarship, leadership and advocacy. Prerequisite: CES 741.

CES 750   Advanced Research Theory, Methods, and Design   3 Units

This course provides an in-depth analysis of the methods and procedures of research used in counselor education. It includes conceptualizing research designs, writing research proposals,constructing measurement instruments, collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and drawing inferences. Learners will begin developing a proposal that will serve as the first three chapters of their dissertation (*pending approval from dissertation chair/program leadership).

CES 751   Statistical Analysis for Counselor Education   3 Units

This course focuses on the descriptive and inferential statistics used in counselor education. Learners will practice the application of statistical methods to research design, while studying the essential characteristics of quantitative research. Key concepts to be covered include but are not limited to measures of central tendency and variability, probability theory, estimation and significance, and correlation and regression. Learners will identify potential research designs for various problems and analyze and critique statistical information in the professional literature on a topic related to their own research interests in counselor education.

CES 752   Advanced Research Methods and Design for Leaders in Counselor Education   3 Units

This course provides students with an exposure and skill development in the use of mixed methods, both qualitative and quantitative research, for the study of counselor education and supervision. Students will learn and understand the theoretical underpinnings of mixed methods and the application of these methods for effective leadership in dynamic global settings. The course approaches conducting research and the understanding of research as a key competency for those who will successfully lead organizations in the 21st century. Special attention is given to design of research questions, problem and purpose statements, variables, constructs and sampling. This course also prepares students to craft and answer important researchable questions using mixed methods.

CES 753   Qualitative Research Design and Analysis for Leaders in Counselor Education   3 Units

This course develops students skill set in the use of qualitative methods for the study of counselor education research. Students will learn and understand the theoretical basis of qualitative methods and how these methods are applied toward the successful leadership within organizations. The course covers the collection, coding, analysis, and reporting of qualitative data. This course also prepares students to craft and answer important researchable questions using qualitative methods.

CES 754   Advanced Quantitative Research and Statistics in Counselor Education   3 Units

This course examines the relationship between research design and statistical methods, and the principles of probability theory in multivariate analysis (e.g., multiple regression analysis, factor analysis, MANOVA, discriminant analysis, and path analysis) with an emphasis on skills in the application of advanced statistical techniques to the Christian community, counseling research, interpreting the results of statistical analyses, data analyses, peer review submissions and oral presentations.

CES 755   Advanced Qualitative Research in Counselor Education   3 Units

This course explores advanced research design to facilitate a specific in depth understanding of the qualitative perspective in counselor education research. This course is specifically designed to assist students in particular methods for their own research and practice implications for in n depth analysis on a specific area of research.

CES 771   Research Seminar I   0.25 Units

Dissertation Seminar I serves as an orientation to the initial stages of the dissertation seminar process. This seminar will focus on identification of a potential research topic, conducting a broad scan of the literature, reviewing, summarizing, and classifying annotated sources, and mastering the academic writing style (American Psychological Association). Students will be provided with an overview of dissertation topics and sample dissertation proposals. The seminar will also reference work done on the Annotated Bibliography Benchmark Assessments.

CES 771A   Research Seminar I (Continued)   0.25 Units

A continuation of CES 771.

CES 772   Research Seminar II   0.25 Units

Dissertation Seminar II will build on the information covered in Dissertation Seminar I with the final outcomes of the seminar to be the development of a prospectus and focused review of literature (i.e., annotated bibliography) for the preliminary dissertation proposal. In this seminar students focus on annotating and evaluating sources and narrowing a researchable topic, while beginning the process of identifying a theoretical framework and preliminary research method. Attention will be given to identifying problem statements and research questions that can guide their progress toward completion of the preliminary dissertation proposal. Students build upon the Annotated Bibliography and Preliminary Literature Review Benchmark Assessments to move students toward an initial outline for the preliminary dissertation proposal.

CES 772A   Research Seminar II (Continued)   0.25 Units

A continuation of CES 772.

CES 773   Research Seminar III   0.25 Units

Dissertation Seminar III serves as a time for students to focus on scholarly writing skills and specifically on the development of a problem statement and a preliminary chapter two of the dissertation proposal. Important in this seminar will be the student’s identification of a theoretical framework and the kinds of references they will need to continue to gather for the literature review. This seminar builds on the Annotated Bibliography and Preliminary Literature Review Benchmarks toward developing student broader understanding of their research ideas related to the literature. Each student is assigned a dissertation committee chair to direct the student through the dissertation track process and to provide feedback on drafts of student written work. The final outcomes include the identification of a research problem completion of a preliminary chapter two literature review.

CES 773A   Research Seminar III (Continued)   0.25 Units

A continuation of CES 773.

CES 774   Research Seminar IV   0.25 Units

In Dissertation Seminar IV students will focus on the development of the preliminary methodology chapter for the preliminary dissertation proposal and on the development and alignment of research questions to research methods described in the chapter. Students will be guided on the collection and analysis of data, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to lead them to the answering of their research questions, based on skills that have been developed through the Research Benchmarks: Quantitative Research Plan and Qualitative Research Plan. Each student will also receive feedback from her or his chair and research course instructor on drafts of chapter one (problem statement, purpose of the study, and research questions) and chapter three of the preliminary dissertation proposal.

CES 774A   Research Seminar IV (Continued)   0.25 Units

A continuation of CES 774.

CES 774B   Research Seminar IV (Continued)   0.25 Units

Dissertation Seminar 774b serves as a time to develop a mixed methods research design from previous work conducted for the Quantitative Research Plan and Qualitative Research Plan. Time is also devoted to writing, review, revision, and approval of the preliminary dissertation proposal. Moreover, students will be provided with direction in developing a detailed timeline leading them to successful completion of the next stages of the dissertation process.

CES 775   Research Seminar V   0.25 Units

Dissertation Seminar v parallels CES 791 (a-c) to provide doctoral candidates further direction and strategies in implementing the comprehensive dissertation proposal, addressing challenges that arise in the collection and analysis of data, organizing and writing chapter 4 and chapter 5 of the final dissertation document, and preparing for the dissertation oral defense as outlined in the doctoral student handbook. Candidates will also attend and participate in a professional conference to gain a complete understanding of the research process and to promote networking among professionals.

CES 781   Dissertation   1,3 Unit

During the dissertation proposal and research phases, the doctoral candidate engages in a number of activities and tasks to fulfill the requirements of the dissertation track. A doctoral student may need additional time to complete the preliminary dissertation proposal, under the guidance of the student’s Dissertation Seminar IV professor. Once approved by the seminar professor and Doctoral Office, the doctoral candidate is assigned to a dissertation chair and committee. Under the direction of the dissertation chair and working with committee members, the doctoral candidate develops the final version of the comprehensive dissertation proposal including the problem statement, literature review, and research design. The candidate will also receive training and gain certification on the institutional review board (IRB) approval process at Concordia and submit proposals to the IRB. During this time the candidate also prepares for the oral defense of the dissertation proposal and work with the dissertation chair to schedule the oral defense of the proposal. Dissertation research involves implementation of the dissertation research design, collection and analysis of data, and reporting and discussion of research findings. Each doctoral candidate will execute the research design, follow the dissertation proposal timeline, collect and analyze data related to dissertation research questions, work with the dissertation chair to discuss the execution of the dissertation research plan and progress made on data collection and analysis, organize and write drafts of chapters 4 and 5 of the dissertation, and prepare for the dissertation oral defense as outlined in the doctoral student handbook. Dissertation research culminates in the successful completion of the dissertation and dissertation oral defense.

CES 781A   Dissertation   1,3 Unit

A continuation of CES 781.

CES 791   Dissertation   1,3 Unit

A continuation of CES 781A.

CES 791A   Dissertation   1,3 Unit

A continuation of CES 791.

CES 791B   Dissertation   1,3 Unit

A continuation of CES 791A.

CES 791C   Dissertation   1,3 Unit

A continuation of CES 791B.

CES 792   Dissertation   1 Unit

CES 792 Dissertation is a course extension requirement for candidates who have not completed the dissertation and the dissertation oral defense.