Counseling Continuing Education Courses

School Counselor as Leader (3.0 Graduate Credits)

A variety of leadership styles are discussed as they apply to the role of the school counselor. One focus is on understanding how the counseling program supports school improvement. Particular attention is given to understanding the change process and how the counselor can be a leader in the process. This class uses experiential activities, stories, personal reflection, and discussion circles to explore the exemplary leadership practices that allow you to prioritize what is important. Please wear comfortable clothing for active learning.

Credits can be used towards a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) or Master's Plus in School Counseling.

Fall 2019 dates will be announced soon. 
Cost: $1,875

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 2019 dates will be announced soon.
Cost: $350

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CBT Approach to Bibliotherapy (1.0 Graduate Credit)

Drawing from a CBT approach practitioners learn to use literature to create a safe distance for young people to deal with issues related to self-regulation, anxiety, or chronic stress because of traumatic experiences. Literature and strategies for working with elementary and secondary students are explored along with the facilitation of coping strategies.

Dates: Fall 2019 - October 14- November 11
Instructional Format: Online
Cost: $350

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

The CDC estimates that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects 2% of Maryland’s children, and school counselors have an important role to play in helping these students thrive. Designed for practicing school counselors, this course will take an ecological systems perspective to understand the experiences of P-12 students and families impacted by ASD, to build competence in developing counseling relationships with them, and to create systems of support and intervention in collaboration with other professionals. Topics addressed will include the diverse ways in which autism is understood and can manifest in educational settings, common mental health concerns associated with ASD, practical strategies for engaging students with ASD as well as their parents and siblings, systemic counseling interventions for ASD such as social skills curricula, and how to be an effective advocate.

Dates: July 15 - Aug. 20, 2019
Instructional format: Online
Cost: $350 
Registration Deadline: July 10, 2019 

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Clinical Supervision I, II, III (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.

Participants must have Maryland LGPC to enroll. 

Fall 2019 Dates:
In Person: Oct. 14 & 28 and Nov. 11 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Online: Sept. 16 & 30, Nov. 25, and Dec. 16 
Instructional Format: Hybrid 
Cost: $650

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Mindfulness Approach for School Counselors (3.0 Graduate Credits)

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Mindfulness practices enhances social emotional, development and improvement self-regulation, health and wellness, and academic performance of K-12 students. Loyola University Maryland School Counseling Program's practitioner track on Mindfulness includes  3, three-credit classes on a related topic, technique or treatment. With the increased focus on the mental health needs of K-12 students, school counselors need to be prepared to have the knowledge and skills to think strategically about their counseling interventions and treatment planning in order to help students with mental health concerns meet academic expectations.We have prepared a practitioner track series on mindfulness, introducing yoga as a mindfulness practice and strategic intervention to aid in the social emotional development of children and adolescents. There is growing research that mindfulness practices can enhance social emotional development and improve self-regulation, health and wellness, and academic performance (Butzer, Bury, Telles & Khalsa, 2016). These series of courses are focused on promoting wellness practices within school counselors, mindfulness classroom instruction, and creative mindfulness interventions for counseling.

Instructional Format: Face to Face 
Cost: $1,875  

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Promoting Social-Emotional Competence (3.0 Graduate Credits) 

Students explore the major components of social emotional competence and the relation of social-emotional competence to behavior and academic performance in school. Case-study-, activity-, and exercise-based approaches are used to support the understanding of social-emotional competence development in the preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school learner. The key skill areas of empathy, personal message, cooperative problem solving, descriptive reinforcement, and inductive discipline are discussed. Major theory and research are reviewed.

Instructional Format: Face to Face 
Cost: $1,875  

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Stress and Stress Management (3.0 Graduate Credits)

Emphasizes the basic theories, causes, and prevention and intervention practices related to stress. Careful consideration is given to evaluating sources of stress and the acquisition of management skills for dealing with stress. 

Instructional Format: Face to Face
Cost: $1,875

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