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Continuing Education in School Counseling for Spring 2023

Loyola University Maryland's School School Counseling Program offers courses for teachers and education professionals seeking graduate-level courses for professional development or to maintain certification or licensure requirements. Courses are offered in varied formats to fit the schedules of busy educators. 

To see more about our continuing education offerings, visit the Continuing Education page.

EDGC822.W01 Lauryn's Law (1 Graduate Credit)

Date: February 13-March 27, 2023

Format: Asynchronous Course

Cost: $350

Description: 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.

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EDGC840.W01- LCPC Clinical Supervision I 

Date: January 23-May 8th, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Format: Asynchronous Course

Cost: $650

Description: 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.

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*NEW* Courses: Professional Development Series: Approaching School Counseling from Inside Out

This professional development series is designed for school counselors who are interested in examining their own counseling practice. All three courses within this professional development series are 1-credit and delivered online (Synchronous and Asynchronous). While each course can be taken independently, the courses are designed to be taken in sequence.

Course instruction attends to the needs of the adult learner; meetings are interactive, reflective, and relevant to the work of the school counselor.

EDGC825.W01- Finding Your Theoretical Feet

Date: January 11-February 22, 2023, Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm

Format: Synchronous Course

Cost: $650

Description: In this course participants examine their philosophical perspectives on counseling to ground themselves in a theoretical approach. Attention is given to identifying the similarities and differences between counseling and psychotherapy, identifying and exploring assumptions related to why students get stuck, assumptions we have related to culture, ethnicity, and race, and the exploring the role school counselors have in the helping process. Participants leave class with a well-developed counseling philosophy and a framework for how they can promote their role to others.

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EDGC824.W01- Getting Unstuck with Evidence-Based and Creative Counseling Interventions

Date: March 8-April 26, 2023, Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm

Format: Synchronous Course

Cost: $650

Description: In this course participants examine how and why students get “stuck” in their ruminating thoughts and/or behaviors that hinder their academic success or ability to connect with others. Drawing from a personalized theoretical approach to counseling, participants engage in thoughtful examination of the issues that keep a person “stuck” and create an intervention that is evidence based and delivered within a creative approach.


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Posted: October 31, 2022