Counseling Continuing Education Courses

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.

Instructional Format: Online
Cost: $350

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Mindfulness Approach for School Counselors (3.0 Graduate Credits)


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: $610 per credit  

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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: $610 per credit  

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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. 

Instructional Format: Face to Face 
Cost: $650

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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: $610 per credit

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Using CBT Approach to Bibliotherapy 

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