2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Counseling, School & Ed Psych (CEP)

Counseling, School & Ed Psych

409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
Ph: 716-645-2484
F: 716-645-6616
W: www.gse.buffalo.edu/csep
Jeremy Finn
Chair

The Learning Environment

The counseling minor consists of 18 credits: one prerequisite course, three required courses and two electives. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5 for this program. The courses are offered in a variation of online and on campus. Average class sizes are 40 students. This counseling minor (18 credit hours) is designed to be a pre-professional sequence of courses that will prepare students for entry level positions in social service agencies or prepare them for graduate studies in counseling, psychology, social work, or a related helping profession. This minor does not directly lead to licensure to practice counseling.

About Our Facilities

Classes are offered online and on campus at the University at Buffalo. The average size of the classes is 40 students per section.

About Our Faculty

CSEP faculty have been identified as one of the top 10 most productive departments in the United States by Academic Analytics.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Graduate School of Education department website for additional information about our faculty.

CEP Courses


  • CEP 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • CEP 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • CEP 200LEC Introduction to the Counseling Professions
    Lecture

    This course provides an overview of the various counseling fields available for individuals interested in pursuing helping careers. Professionals working in these diverse fields, including but not limited to mental health counseling, counseling or school psychology, rehabilitation counseling, school counseling and social work, work in a variety of settings such as schools, hospitals, community mental health centers, substance abuse treatment facilities, and hospitals. We will explore the values and characteristics of counselors and what core competencies are essential to becoming an effective professional counselor across diverse settings. While many of these are unique, there are core aspects, values, and issues across the various counseling specializations. The course explores the pressing professional issues and challenges currently facing counselors across these specializations and their impact on those who work in the field.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CEP 202LEC Career Planning
    Lecture

    This undergraduate course offers students the opportunity to explore pertinent topics. We are currently using Faulkner Press Career and Lifespan Development package by Myrick and Myrick.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CEP 207LR Introduction to Statistics and Computing
    Lecture

    Introduces the theoretical bases of descriptive and inferential statistics. Includes measures of central tendency, dispersion, and association; the normal t, chi-square and F-distributions; point and interval estimation; and hypothesis testing.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CEP 400LEC Educational Psychology
    Lecture

    This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of Educational Psychology and its contributions to classroom teaching and learning. Through lectures and interactive exercises, we will explore the dynamic relationship between the student, the teacher and the learning environment. Discussions will focus on both theoretical models and real world applications, with emphasis on contemporary approaches to stimulating active and reflective learning.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CEP 401LEC Introduction to Counseling
    Lecture

    Provides an overview of the counseling professions. Covers history and origins, theoretical approaches to counseling and psychotherapy, techniques, group counseling, marriage and family counseling, grief counseling, and vocational counseling.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CEP 404LEC Introduction to the Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse and Addiction
    Lecture

    Introduces the field of rehabilitation counseling and its application to substance abuse and addiction. Examines the social, psychological, and biological bases of addiction; assessment, diagnosis, and treatment issues; and understanding of the functional limitations of substance addiction, especially as they relate to work and independent living.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • CEP 410LEC Introduction to Grief and Loss
    Lecture

    Examines the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual dynamics which surround the concept(s) of grief and loss, a universal experience. Loss is defined as any experience which restricts a person; from the concrete loss such as the death of a loved one to the intangible - such as the shattered dream or expectation. Grief is defined as the holistic reactions and responses to loss. Students will develop an understanding of grieving styles and how grief is impacted by gender, age, family dynamics, culture, disabilities, religion and spirituality, as well as self-care strategies and the skills to respond in an effective manner to grieving adults and children.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CEP 411LEC Special Topics in Counseling and Psychology
    Lecture

    Varies depending upon course topic. Specific course descriptions are available prior to the semester the course is offered.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • CEP 412LEC Diversity & Human Relations
    Lecture

    This undergraduate course is designed to examine the multiple dimensions of human diversity and how it impacts human interactions in everyday and work life. The influence of factors such as globalization, technology, information sharing, communication methods, learning styles, cultural perspectives, and approaches to leadership will provide insights into the importance of understanding diversity

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CEP 453LEC Introduction to Rehabilitation
    Lecture

    Explores basic history, concepts, and practices in the rehabilitation of persons with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. Emphasizes modern vocational rehabilitation, and considers rehabilitation careers.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • CEP 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
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