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Professional Development Opportunities

Whether you are seeking to earn a graduate degree, earn hours towards re-licensure, or add a specialty treatment tool to your practice, Husson offers many opportunities for professional development in summer and fall 2022.

To enroll in courses, please fill out a non-degree application. If you are taking courses at Husson for the first time, follow directions for first-time users. If you have taken courses at Husson before, log in as a returning user.

For current students, please contact with Bethany Austin in the School of Education.

Summer 2022

CO 716 Adventure Therapy: 3 credit hours

One-week intensive on campus
August 1 - 5, 8 am – 5 pm
Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Edelman

This is an introductory course in Adventure Therapy primarily for graduate students in Counseling programs. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to adventure therapy programs that deal with people with psychological disorders. Students will learn the characteristics of selected disorders and will examine therapeutic adventure strategies designed to work with specific identified populations including children, adolescents and adults. A section dealing with professional ethics will also be included. Didactic as well as experiential pedagogy will require comfortable clothing and a limited amount of outside­ the­ classroom activities.

CO 799 G1H Topics in Gestalt Play Therapy: 3 credit hours

Hybrid delivery
Zoom: July 5, 12, 19, 5 – 8:30 pm.
Husson campus: July 25, 26, 27, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Gretchen Fall-Sawyer, M.Ed., CAS, LCPC, RPT-S

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills for the application of the Gestalt theory of play therapy. This course is a skills-based course and is one of the required courses for becoming a national registered play therapist (RPT) or national registered play therapist – school based (RPT-SB)

 

CO 799 G1H Topics in Using Board Games as Therapeutic Tools: 3 credit hours

Hybrid delivery
Zoom: July 7, 14, 21, 28, 5 – 7 pm.
Husson campus: August 1-5, 9 am – 3:30 pm 
Instructor: Courtney Eastman, M.Ed.

This is an introductory course in Board Game Play Therapy (BGPT) primarily for counseling students in graduate programs, school counselors and clinicians who would like to add this modality to their practice. Students will learn the theoretical framework for BGPT; the six approaches people have to playing games and how to use this technique with different populations. There will be opportunities to use a variety of board games during the full day sessions. Participants will review their own experiences with games and will design a plan for how they will integrate BGPT into their interactions with clients. This class will utilize a hybrid format with four weekly two-hour remote classes and then a week of full-day, in-person, hands-on experiential coursework.
Seven Week Courses

First Session
May 9 - June 24, 4 – 10 pm

 

CO 721 Assessment in Counseling: 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Edelman

This course explores the use of measurement and results in the counseling professions. It offers an understanding of group and individual educational and psychometric theories, statistics and approaches to measurement, as well as techniques for gathering data and information. Concepts of validity, reliability and factors that influence measurement are covered.

 

CO 799 Topics in Supporting Success of Students with Exceptionalities in Schools: 3 credits

Zoom
Instructor: Dr. Ellen Smith

This course will provide the school counselor with an overview of the philosophies, theories, assessments, and interventions to work with exceptional populations in PK-12 schools. Students will explore the history, legislation, and current trends of special education through the lens of a school counselor. Students will demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based interventions, differentiated instruction, inclusion models, and relevant laws that impact diverse students.

 

CO 801 Marriage and Family Counseling: 3 credits

Instructor: Nichole Proulx/King, LMFT

The dynamics of marriage and family relationships are examined. The emphasis is on understanding the structure and function of marriage, the various aspects of the marital relationship, family systems, and ways the counselor may approach marriage and family counseling as a creative, preventative and healing interaction.

 

CO 888-889 School Counseling Internship (4- or 7-week options for completing current interns)

Zoom
Instructor: Dr. Deborah Drew

 

Second Session
July 5 – August 19, 4 – 10 pm

 

CO 712 Group Process 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Sarah Fucillo

This course enables students to understand the types of groups, their purpose, development and dynamics, counseling theories, and group counseling methods and skills. Ethical and legal considerations of group counseling are also explored. Students are required to participate in small groups for educational and self-assessment purposes.

 

CO 805 Addictions Counseling: Treatment and Contemporary Issues: 3 credits

Internet/Hybrid
Instructor: Dr. John Yasenchak

Provides an introduction to the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide addictions counseling services in both school and mental health settings. Emphasis is on diagnosis and evidence-based treatment for addictions, problem gambling, and co-occurring disorders. The impact of “stigma” as well as the history and contributions of the recovery movement are explored. Consideration is given to current trends, cultural context and primary prevention resources. Ethical and legal considerations in practice are addressed. 

 

Note: All courses are on campus unless otherwise specified.

Fall 2022

15 Week Courses

Mondays

CO 701 Role of the School Counselor (live and Zoom): 3 credits, 4-7 pm, TBD
CO 710 Counseling Techniques: 7 – 10 pm, Fucillo
CO 712 Group Process: 7 – 10 pm, TBD

 

Tuesdays

CO 891-900 Clinical Counseling Internship (Zoom): 1 credit for each 100 hours, 4 – 7 pm, Fucillo
CO 881-886 School Counseling Internship (Zoom): 1 credit for each 100 hours, 4 – 7 pm, TBD
CO 890 Practicum: 6 credits, 4 – 7 pm, Edelman

 

Wednesdays

CO 705 Theories of Counseling: 3 credits, 4 – 7 pm, Fucillo
CO 711 Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Counseling: 3 credits, 4 – 7 pm, TBD

 

Thursdays

CO 700 Orientation to the Profession of Counseling: 3 credits, 7 – 10 pm, Edelman
CO 702 Human Growth and Development: 3 credits, 4 – 7 pm, Proulx-King
CO 799 Topics in Trauma Recovery and Building Resilient Therapists: 3 credits, 4 – 7 pm, LaPierre

See catalog for course descriptions.

 

Note: All courses are on campus unless otherwise specified.

To enroll in courses, please fill out a non-degree application. If you are taking courses at Husson for the first time, follow directions for first-time users. If you have taken courses at Husson before, log in as a returning user.

For more information

Name
Phone and Email Address
Beth Austin Beth Austin
Administrative Assistant
207.973.1066
austinb@husson.edu
126E Darling Learning Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Garry R. Monroe Garry R. Monroe
Associate Director for University Recruitment
207.992.4995
monroeg@husson.edu
284B Peabody Hall
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401