CLES - Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational and School Psychology

Courses numbered 100 to 299 = lower-division; 300 to 499 = upper-division; 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate.

CLES 511.  Introduction to School Psychology   (3).

Cross-listed as PSY 511. Introduces students to a career in school psychology. School psychologists work in schools to solve students' academic and behavioral problems through consultation, assessment and intervention. Course examines the roles and functions of school psychologists, the methods used to address students' psychoeducational needs, and the school and community systems within which they operate. Course includes diversity content.

CLES 512.  Exploring Concepts and Careers in Educational Psychology   (3).

Cross-listed as PSY 512. Explores the field of educational psychology and its application in different areas, such as teaching, learning, coaching, training, assessment and research. Introduces students to the wide variety of careers in educational psychology. Also introduces students to the practical application of educational psychology by considering topics such as cognition (problem solving, memory, decision making), behavioral learning principles, motivation, human development, curriculum development, assessment, basic research design, and the role of research. Course includes diversity content.

CLES 710BA.  Badge: Mental Health Supervision   (1).

Provides training in the supervision of mental health practitioners in the State of Kansas. Topics include: the roles and functions of the clinical supervisor; models of clinical supervision; mental health related professional development; methods and techniques in clinical supervision; supervisor relationship issues; cultural issues in clinical supervision; group supervision; legal and ethical issues in clinical supervision; and evaluation of supervisee competence and the supervision process. Course includes diversity content. For graduate credit only. Graded Bg/NBg.

CLES 750.  Workshops in Education   (1-6).

Intensive study of topics related to education. Differing topics are denoted by a letter following the course number (i.e., 750A, 750C, etc.).

CLES 750AB.  Clinical Foundations in Gender and Sexual Diversity   (3).

Supports the student-clinician in building foundational competencies relative to diversities of sexuality and gender. Students work interactively to connect critical exploration of relevant theory and research with their impact and utility across a range of LGBTQ-centering clinical contexts. In order to facilitate the development of readily applicable skills, self-reflection, group discussion, role play, and direct engagement with community stakeholders are core learning components.

CLES 750AC.  Theories of Suicidology for Counselors   (3).

Introduces theories of suicidology, including historical and modern theories. Uses theoretical foundations and related research to prepare future helpers in understanding, assessing, and working with clients presenting with suicidal ideation from an empirically informed perspective. Discusses complexity and intimacy of suicidality and focuses on integrating theories of suicidology within applied counseling practice.

CLES 750AD.  Introduction to Treating Eating Disorders   (3).

Provides an introduction to the characteristics and criteria associated with a variety of forms of disordered eating. Covers anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorders, and overeating, among others, and overview key features of their causes, presentation and treatment. Special attention is dedicated to understanding eating disorders in women, men, athletes and multicultural populations. Attention is given to critical factors in the development and maintenance of eating disorders. These include personality features and family characteristics, as well as sexual orientation, sociocultural, genetic and family influences. Further, the medical and physiological consequences of eating disorders are covered. Treatment and prevention strategies for those with eating disorders are also explored.

CLES 750AE.  Counseling Individuals with Disabilities   (3).

Familiarizes counselors with issues relevant to working with individuals with disabilities. Presents counseling techniques and modalities. Uses video, case studies, coached clients, and a variety of hands-on exercises to help students better understand the challenges and opportunities faced by individuals with disabilities.

CLES 750AF.  Psychosocial Aspects of Sports Injury, Illness and Rehabilitation   (3).

Cross-listed as HPS 716. Explores the psychosocial factors related to sport injury and illness and their effects on the rehabilitation process, mostly connected to sports and physical culture. Offers an opportunity to develop critical thinking and applicable skills as students consider the place of injury, illness and pain within the social and psychological worlds of sport. Explores the mechanisms through which psychosocial factors influence sports injury, illness, understanding, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation outcomes.

CLES 750AG.  Counseling Children & Adolescents Through Grief and Loss   (3).

Helps counselors and educators better understand children and adolescents who have experienced many types of loss. Children and adolescents tend to experience loss and express grief differently from adults. Developmentally sound approaches to assisting children and adolescents are presented.

CLES 750AI.  Exploring The Emotional Effects of Music   (1).

Have you ever heard music that transported you to another time and place and elicited an emotional response? This workshop will explore the foundations of music and its potential use in therapeutic contexts.

CLES 750B.  Neurobiology of Play Therapy: How to Improve Our Practice   (1-6).

Reviews basic brain development principles, the impact of social and emotional trauma on the developing brain, and treatment options consistent with the child's current brain functioning through the use of developmental, symptom, and functional history interviews designed to assist the play therapist in appropriate intervention strategies.

CLES 750D.  Using Art to Integrate Social Emotional Learning   (0.5).

Based on practice and research within the mental health field of art therapy, learn how arts integration across academic subjects increases social emotional learning in the classroom with activities that school counselors and educators can adapt for a range of ages and a variety of academic, career and personal/social counseling goals. Introduces the field of art therapy, its history, approaches and applications in meeting Kansas Social, Emotional, and Character Development Model Standards and Common Core. Participants experience how an expressive arts project can facilitate student empowerment through self-expression, and how a shared art experience can promote community building. Obtain useful tools to build integrated lesson plans for the classroom.

CLES 750E.  Art Therapy in Schools: An Introduction   (0.5).

Introduces the field of art therapy, its history, approaches and applications in working with children and adolescents. The expressive arts — visual arts, movement, drama, music and writing — offer countless ways to promote the academic, career and personal/social development of students, which are goals of a comprehensive school counseling program. Customized for educators and counselors, as well as education and counseling students who are interested in strategies to incorporate art therapy into their practice or classroom but is open to anyone seeking an introduction to the field of art therapy. Participants experience hands-on how the creative process of art making can be used for self-care and with students. Participants are introduced to program models in school districts in which school counselors and art therapists work together to address the needs of students with social, emotional, academic and/or behavioral challenges. Please wear casual clothes for art making.

CLES 750F.  Understanding Students Who Have Experienced Trauma and Neglect   (0.5).

Introduction to trauma. Includes different types of trauma and some general impacts of trauma. In addition, students learn about the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study; understand how developmental trauma can impact students socially, emotionally and academically; understand some basic Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) concepts, including how the therapy can be a lens through which to view children who are victims of trauma. Students apply NME concepts in order to develop interventions and supports in the classroom.

CLES 750M.  Mindfulness and Acceptance in Therapy   (1-3).

Teach clients how to reboot their brains by using mindfulness and acceptance techniques with individuals, couples and families.

CLES 750N.  Introduction to Educational Psychology   (3).

Introduces students to the field of educational psychology and its application in different areas, such as teaching, learning, coaching, training and assessment. Introduces students to the practical application of educational psychology by considering topics such as the following: cognition (problem solving, memory, decision making), behavioral learning principles, motivation, human development, curriculum development, assessment, basic research design, and the role of research in educational psychology. While these topics are considered, the course also introduces students to careers in educational psychology; many educational psychologists work in K-12 schools, but many also work in higher education, health professions, program evaluation, instructional design (including online instructional design), industry, human resources, military settings, research, counseling, and sports — in any field requiring training, teaching and learning, motivation, assessment or research.

CLES 750O.  Introduction to School Psychology   (3).

Introduces students to the opportunity of a career in school psychology. School psychologists work in schools to solve students’ academic and behavioral problems through consultation, assessment and intervention. Examines the roles and functions of school psychologists, the methods they use to address students’ psychoeducational needs, and the school and community systems within which they operate.

CLES 750P.  Counseling Children and Adolescents   (3).

Prepares counselors to address the specific needs of children and adolescents, with emphasis on developmental needs, specific therapeutic interventions, and common emotional issues. Counseling techniques and treatment planning are included.

CLES 750R.  Advanced Issues in Psychopathology and the DSM   (3).

Designed to assist students in further understanding the diagnoses in the DSM. Students distinguish among similar diagnoses and recognize how they manifest in clients in both community and inpatient settings. Students acquire skills in differential diagnosis and treatment planning, and recognize personality traits and learned behaviors which impact client outcomes. Designed to help students to understand mental health disorders through a variety of frameworks beyond the introductory level.

CLES 750S.  Social Emotional Learning Across the K-12 Curriculum   (3).

While moving towards becoming responsive schools staffed with responsive educators, educators must embrace and fully understand the Social and Emotional standards and look for opportunities to incorporate them into the curriculum in ways that are meaningful for students and seamless for educators. In this course, teachers and other educators explore and apply nonacademic standards to prepare students for success in the ever changing 21st century society.

CLES 750T.  Understanding Students Living in Poverty   (1).

Workshop explores key definitions surrounding the dynamics of poverty and ways to tailor programs to meet students and families where they are. Provides educators with a real-life simulation of poverty situations and gives them an opportunity to discuss their feelings as they navigate the academic life of a student living in poverty.

CLES 750U.  KCA Mental Health Drive In   (0.5).

Encompasses four content areas: (1) Enhancing emotion intelligence effective self care for mental health professionals includes definition of emotional intelligence (EI), increasing emotional intelligence and awareness, and providing operating instructions for optimal human psychological functioning. (2) Strategies for supporting compassionate classrooms and building staff resilience includes compassionate instruction and discipline in the classroom; building a framework for a compassionate curriculum, and fostering resilience to avoid burnout. (3) Making clinical diagnoses using the DSM 5 – assists counselors and other mental health workers to increase their knowledge of the diagnostic criteria in the DSM 5 and improve their skills in diagnosis and treatment planning. (4) Trauma based play therapy – introduces participants to trauma-informed play therapy TM, an evidence-based and neurodevelopmentally appropriate method for working with traumatized children. A final reflective paper is due one week following the course.

CLES 750V.  Social Work in Sports   (3).

Cross-listed as SCWK 611Q. Explores the role of social work practice in serving the holistic needs of an athlete while understanding their involvement in the culture of sport. Explores the vulnerabilities and resiliencies of individuals who participate in youth, secondary, collegiate and professional sports. Provides a foundation for professionals interested in social work practice in sporting environments and begins to prepare social workers to assist athletes at all levels and in various settings.

CLES 750W.  What Counselors and Therapists Need to Know About Psychotropic Medications   (1-3).

Surveys basic neuropharmacology, the effects of various psychotropic drugs, and the actions of drugs used to treat mental disorders. Examines the actions of specific drugs and their effects on behavior and their uses in biological psychiatry. Basic principles of neuropharmacology are covered.

CLES 750X.  KASB BOLD Program   (1-6).

Individuals in this session attend Kansas Association of School Board professional sessions as provided by the organization and complete nondegree graduate credit course requirements.

CLES 750Y.  USA Seminars   (1-6).

Individuals in this session attend USA professional sessions as provided by the organization and complete nondegree graduate credit course requirements.

CLES 750Z.  KSDE Annual Conference   (1-3).

Individuals in this session attend KSDE Annual Conference professional sessions as provided by the organization and complete nondegree graduate credit course requirements.