Master of Science in Counseling

Spring Term 2014

January 21 - March 28, 2014

Registration Period January 2 - January 14, 2014*
(*January 3 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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(We recommend that you wait until you are enrolled in a class to purchase your texts)

It is your responsibility to ensure that your enrollment is accurate and all University deadlines are met.

(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
10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Misty Solt, Ph.D.
HDCN 6392 Special Topics:  Marriage &
Family: Social Studies
(Child Custody Evaluations)
Course Syllabus
Mondays
10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Ron Stone, Ph.D.
HDCN 6392 Special Topics:  Marriage &
Family: Field Studies
(Child Custody Evaluations)
Pre-requisite:  HDCN 6392 Social Studies
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 to
complete during the course of the
term.  Contact Dr. Stone for details.
Ron Stone, Ph.D. 
 
HDCN 6302 Counseling Methods: Individual 
Course Syllabus
Mondays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Brandy Schumann, Ph.D.
HDCN 6314 Sexual Counseling/Therapy
Course Syllabus
Mondays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Hal Barkley, Ph.D.
HDCN 6342 Cognitive, Career and Educational
Assessment
 

Pre-requisite: HDCN 6340 Assessment
Course Syllabus - Wallach (weeks 1 - 5)
Course Syllabus - Davis (weeks 6 - 10)
Mondays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Lauren Wallach
Greta Davis
HDCN 6321 Lifestyle and Career Development 
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Rozan Christian, 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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Sarah Feuerbacher, Ph.D. 
HDCN 6303 Counseling Methods: Group 
Pre-requisite: HDCN 6301 Counseling Theory
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Chris Simpson, Ph.D.
HDCN 6310 Family Systems
Pre-requisite:  HDCN 6312 Family Therapy
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Maggie Keeling, Ph.D.
HDCN 6313 Family of Origin 
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Hal Barkley, Ph.D.
HDCN 6320 Life Span Development
Course Syllabus
Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm  
Charette Dersch, Ph.D.
HDCN 6398 Internship I
Course Syllabus
Mandatory meetings on
certain Tuesdays of the
term.

Dates: Jan 21, Feb 4,
Feb 18, March 4 -
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Kimberly King, 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 6320 Life Span Development
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
10:00 am - 2:15 pm 
Edita Ruzgyte, Ph.D.
HDCN 6301 Counseling Theory
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm 
Kathy Oden, Ph.D.
HDCN 6311 Foundations of Marriage &
Family Therapy
 

Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Harold Duncan, Ph.D.
HDCN 6343 Play Therapy
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays -
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm +
2 Saturdays
(Feb. 15 & March 1 -
9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Misty Solt, Ph.D. 
HDCN 6349 Research Design & Statistics
Pre-req. for those with no psych stats
background
: HDCN 6391 Behavioral Science
Course Syllabus
Wednesdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Curt McIntyre, Ph.D.
HDCN 6301 Counseling Theory
Course Syllabus
Thursdays
10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Bret Menassa, Ph.D.
HDCN 6330 Psychopathology
Course Syllabus
Thursdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Luba Levy, Ph.D.
HDCN 6385 Advanced General Psychology 
Course Syllabus
Thursdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Carolyn Greenleaf, Ph.D.
HDCN 6351 Psychopharmacology/
Substance Abuse

Course Syllabus
Thursdays
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Sabine Rakos
HDCN 6399 Internship II
Course Syllabus
Mandatory meetings on
certain Thursdays of the
term.

Dates:  Jan 23, Feb 6,
Feb 20, March 6 -
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Brandy Schumann, 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 6381 Ethics
Course Syllabus
Two Weekends:
1/31-2/2; 2/28-3/2 **
Tom Hartsell, J.D.
HDCN 6304 Counseling Diverse Communities
Course Syllabus
Two Weekends:
1/24-26; 2/7-9 **
Betty Gilmore, Psy.D. 

INTER-TERM (the week between Spring and May Terms)

(See Academic Calendar for Drop/Withdrawal Policy)
HDCN 6352 Psychology of Addictions 
Course Syllabus
March 31 - April 4, 2014
8:30 am - 5:30 pm daily
John Dakin, Ph.D.

Joint with Dispute Resolution:  TBA

       *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