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Department of Counseling and Development  

 Community Counseling - Adult Counseling 

 

SPOTLIGHT

The Adult Counseling specialization of the Community Counseling program at SRU includes advanced coursework in adult development, constructivist developmental theory, social constructionist theory, systems theory and post structural models.  Advanced skill training in narrative, collaborative, solution focused, and other post modern models is provided through the advanced-level courses.  Applied, experiential training is provided prior to beginning fieldwork as follows:  During year 2, students in the Adult specialty work collaboratively with the SRU Counseling Center.  Students receive training on the process of initial assessment, writing up assessments and computer-based record keeping.  Following this training, students then complete initial assessments with new clients seeking services at the Counseling Center.  Students have the opportunity to follow the case until it is staffed and receive ongoing supervision of this work. Group supervision of field work is conducted as a definitional ceremony utilizing an outsider witness group composed of the other field students.  This form of supervision focuses on counselor growth and professional identity development.
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