Master of Science in Counseling

Fall Term 2013

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August 5 - October 11, 2013

Registration Period July 15 - 26, 2013*
(*July 16 for students with less than 36 hours)

Regular classes are one night/day per week for 10 weeks except as noted. Seminars as listed.

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(Schedule is subject to change)

Course Title
(Click on Course Title below
for Course Description)
Date and Time
Instructor
HDCN 6305 Advanced Methods: Individual
Pre-requisite: HDCN 6302 Counseling Methods:
Individual 
Course Syllabus
Mondays
10:00 am - 2:15 pm 
Amy McCortney, Ph.D.
HDCN 6302 Counseling Methods: Individual 
Course Syllabus
Mondays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm 
Brandy Schumann, Ph.D.
 
HDCN 6310 Family Systems 
Pre-requisite:  HDCN 6312 Family Therapy
Course Syllabus
Mondays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm 

Maggie Keeling, Ph.D. 

HDCN 6381 Ethics 
Course Syllabus
Mondays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm 
Tom Hartsell, J.D. 
HDCN 6313 Family of Origin 
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
10:00 am - 2:15 pm   
Hal Barkley, Ph.D.
HDCN 6320 Life Span Development
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Luba Levy, Ph.D. 
HDCN 6340 Assessment
Pre-requisite: HDCN 6349 Research Design & Statistics
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
10:00 am - 2:15 pm 
Gay McAlister, Ph.D. 
HDCN 6395 Supervised Clinical Practicum*
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Misty Solt, Ph.D. 
HDCN 6395 Supervised Clinical Practicum*
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sarah Feuerbacher, Ph.D. 
HDCN 6301 Counseling Theory
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Bret Menassa, Ph.D. 
HDCN 6320 Life Span Development
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Luba Levy, Ph.D.
 
HDCN 6330 Psychopathology
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm 
Christine Castillo, Ph.D. 
HDCN 6301 Counseling Theory
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Hal Barkley, Ph.D.
HDCN 6303 Counseling Methods: Group 
Pre-requisite: HDCN 6301 Counseling Theory
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Bob Berg, Ed.D.
HDCN 6312 Family Therapy
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Maggie Keeling, Ph.D.
HDCN 6395 Supervised Clinical Practicum* 
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Charette Dersch, Ph.D.
HDCN 6301 Counseling Theory
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
5:30 pm - 10:15 pm (no class 8/21)
Kathy Oden, Ph.D. 
HDCN 6304 Counseling Diverse Communities 
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Nina Rios-Doria, Ph.D.
HDCN 6308 Counseling: Elementary School 
HDCN 6309 Counseling: Secondary School
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm 
Gay McAlister, Ph.D. 
HDCN 6320 Life Span Development 
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
(First class meeting - Aug. 14)
Chris Simpson, Ph.D.
 
HDCN 6392 Special Topics:  Marriage & Family:
Social Studies
 (Child Custody Evaluations)
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm 
Ron Stone, Ph.D. 
HDCN 6392 Special Topics:  Marriage & Family:
Field Studies
 (Child Custody: Field)
Course Syllabus
This is a field studies class so it is not conducted on a set schedule or during normal class hours and may require extra hours during the course of the term to complete. Contact Dr. Stone for details. Clinical contact hours can be earned in this course. Ron Stone, Ph.D. 
 
HDCN 6343 Play Therapy 
Course Syllabus
Thursdays
10:00 am - 1:00 pm + 2 Saturdays:
Aug. 24 and Sept. 28 - 8:30-1:30 pm
Misty Solt, Ph.D. 
HDCN 6395 Supervised Clinical Practicum*
Course Syllabus
Thursdays
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Misty Solt, Ph.D. 

HDCN 6385 Advanced General Psychology 
Course Syllabus
Thursdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm;
Curt McIntyre, Ph.D.  
HDCN 6398/99 Internship Mandatory meetings:

8/8, 8/22, 9/5, 9/19
Gay McAlister, Ph.D.
Brandy Schumann, Ph.D.
Kimberly King, Ph.D.
*The SMU Center for Family Counseling Policy and Procedure Manual is required for this course and is available for purchase from SMU's Center for Family Counseling. The Center has elected to sell these manuals for the actual printing cost of $35. Were these manuals sold through a SMU-affiliated bookstore, the cost would be considerably higher. 
SEMINARS
(See Academic Calendar for Drop/Withdrawal Policy)
HDCN 6321 Lifestyle and Career Development 
Course Syllabus
Weekends: Online and in class: -

Class Meetings:
August 16 - 17; Sept. 20 - 21***
Edita Ruzgyte, Ph.D.
HDCN 6349 Research Design & Statistics
Pre-req. for those with no psych background:
HDCN 6391 Behavioral Science
Course Syllabus

Online and in-class meetings:

Class meetings:
Sat. 8/10*; Fri. & Sat. 9/6-7*;
Sat. 10/12 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Don Clardy, Ed.D. 

HDCN 6314 Sexual Counseling/Therapy
Course Syllabus
Weekends:
Sept. 6 - 8; Sept. 13 - 15 **
Edita Ruzgyte, Ph.D. 
INTER-TERM (the week between Fall and Winter Terms)
(See Academic Calendar for Drop/Withdrawal Policy)
HDCN 6351 Pscyhopharmacology/Substance Abuse 
Course Syllabus
October 14 - 18, 2013
8:30 am - 5:30 pm daily
Sabine Rakos
HDCN 6392 Special Topics: Marriage & Family -
Family Play Therapy

Course Syllabus
Study Abroad Class - DISNEY CRUISE!
Class: October 14 - 18, 2013 
Misty Solt, Ph.D.  

Joint with Dispute Resolution:
       *Fridays: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Saturdays: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; No Sundays 
     **Fridays: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
   ***Fridays: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Saturdays:  8:30 am to 5:30 pm; No Sundays