Counseling Continuing Education Courses

EDGC822: Lauryn's Law: School Counselor's Response to Indicators of Mental Illness and Behavioral Distress (1.0 Graduate Credit)

This course meets the educational requirements outlined in Lauryn’s Law. Specifically, this course enhances the school counseling practitioners' knowledge and skills to understand and respond to the social, emotional, and personal development of students, including knowledge and skills relating to: (1) the recognition of indicators of mental illness and behavioral distress, including depression, trauma, violence, youth suicide, and substance abuse; and (2) the identification of professional resources to help students in crisis. This course for school counselors provides a current, interactive overview of these skills and supports participants’ development/acquisition of a resource bank for distribution to parents or guardians, school staff, and students, as appropriate.

Fall 2022: October 10- November 21, 2022
Cost: $350

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EDGC823: CBT Approach to Bibliotherapy (1.0 Graduate Credit)

Practitioners learn to incorporate literature—including books, poetry, song lyrics, etc.—into their work with children and adolescents to address personal growth and/or help students deal with concerns that impact their mental health. 

Throughout this self-paced course, practitioners learn how to apply bibliotherapy as a creative counseling approach grounded in cognitive behavioral theory. Through the use of literature, children and adolescents analyze and interpret the actions of book characters to gain insight into their own issues. Utilizing a CBT framework, practitioners learn how to create a safe distance for young people to deal with issues related to self-regulation, anxiety, or chronic stress by attending to the cognitive processes that maintain a maladaptive behavior. Additionally, practitioners explore diverse literature that addresses a variety of issues often faced by young people. 

Dates will be announced soon.

Cost: $350

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EDGC845: A Systemic Approach to Social and Emotional Issues in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (1.0 Graduate Credit)

Students with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder are a growing part of school counselors' caseloads. This course will examine the experience and needs of this diverse population through a multidisciplinary ecological systems perspective. With this understanding, it will describe effective counseling practices across educational career, and social-emotional domains as well as school counselors' role in the team supporting these students and their families.

No offerings at this time 
Cost: $350

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Clinical Supervision I (EDGC840), II (EDGC841), III (EDGC841) (1.0 Graduate Credit)

Students seeking supervision hours toward a LCPC may participate in this group supervision experience. Students are expected to be working with clients, and to bring cases to the supervision class for supervision, discussion, and problem solving. Students will utilize the required forms for supervision as outlined in state requirements for supervision experience. The focus of this supervision experience as case conceptualization and the development of treatment plans. A final written evaluation will be provided to each student to maintain in their records as required to document supervision. Student must complete the three courses to have the required clinical supervision hours. Each course is 1 graduate credit. 

Participants must have Maryland LGPC to enroll. 

Fall 2022: August 29th- December 12th 

Cost: $650

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