Campus Alberta Applied Psychology (CAAP)

Campus Alberta Applied Psychology (CAAP)
Faculty of Education


Note: Students not in the CAAP program may take these courses only with the consent of the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Education.

CAAP 6601

Theories of Counselling and Client Change
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
Students are engaged in a critical evaluation of a range of contemporary counselling theories and they will begin to develop a description of their own emerging theory.
Equivalent: CAAP 601;
Education 5705

CAAP 6603

Professional Ethics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online/intensive workshops
Addresses personal and professional ethical issues in counselling. The perspectives of different professional disciplines will be used to highlight commonalties and differences. Students will reflect critically on both personal and collective world views and values as well as explore the impact of those perspectives on counselling processes and contexts.
Equivalent: CAAP 603;
Education 5620 (Ethics and Professional Practice)

CAAP 6605

Developing a Working Alliance
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online/intensive workshops
Focuses on the understanding and acquisition of skills that are essential for the development of working alliances in counselling contexts. The course will introduce a theoretical framework for the application of counselling skills in addition to providing opportunity for skill practice.
Equivalent: CAAP 605;
Education 5704

CAAP 6607

Equity and Diversity Issues in Counselling
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
Focuses on increasing personal awareness, identification of conceptual frameworks, and development of in-depth knowledge of equity and diversity issues in counselling. Students will be expected to examine their own attitudes, behaviours, perceptions, and biases.
Equivalent: CAAP 607;
Education 5620 (Gender and Culture)

CAAP 6611

General Counselling Practicum
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-125
Provides an opportunity for professional development and supervised practice in a general counselling setting. Students will be involved in direct work with clients under the supervision of a qualified professional.
Prerequisite(s): CAAP 6601 (CAAP 601);
CAAP 6603 (CAAP 603);
CAAP 6605 (CAAP 605);
CAAP 6607 (CAAP 607);
CAAP 6613 (CAAP 613);
CAAP 6615 (CAAP 615)
Equivalent: CAAP 611;
Education 5709
Grading: Pass/Fail

CAAP 6613

Assessment
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online/intensive workshops
Combines a theoretical and practical focus to develop a framework from which to approach the assessment of client change in a variety of contexts.
Prerequisite(s): CAAP 6601 (CAAP 601);
CAAP 6605 (CAAP 605)
Equivalent: CAAP 613;
Education 5707

CAAP 6615

Intervening to Facilitate Client Change
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online/intensive workshops
Combines a theoretical and practical focus to develop a framework from which to plan and implement client change interventions in a variety of contexts.
Prerequisite(s): CAAP 6601 (CAAP 601);
CAAP 6605 (CAAP 605)
Equivalent: CAAP 615;
Education 5706

CAAP 6617

Methods of Inquiry
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
This course encourages, supports, and requires students to become critical analyzers of research. They will develop stances that are informed, along with sophisticated approaches to complete their own research, whether it is an occupational effort or an academic project or thesis. This course helps students critically analyze other research efforts and, in the process, learn how to think through their own research questions in a critically evaluative manner. The course is based on the belief that one's research approach depends on the problem one wants to probe, the nature of one's objectives, the attributes of the phenomena under consideration, the constraints of the situation, and sometimes constraints of funding, time, and moral fibre. There has to be a fit between these features. This is a course where theory and practice are integrated recursively. If students have a research idea, this course will help them decide how to move forward. If students have not decided on a research question, this course will help them to consider a topic area and the consequent design implications associated with their topic.
Equivalent: CAAP 617;
Education 5410 (Methods of Inquiry)

CAAP 6619

Specialized Practicum
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-125
Provides an opportunity for professional development and supervised practice in a specialized counselling context. Students will be involved in direct work with clients under the supervision of a qualified professional. The practicum allows students to actively explore issues encountered in working with a specialized client population or area of practice.
Prerequisite(s): CAAP 6611 (CAAP 611);
CAAP 6613 (CAAP 613);
CAAP 6615 (CAAP 615)
Equivalent: CAAP 619;
Education 5711
Grading: Pass/Fail

CAAP 6621

Foundations of Career Development
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
In this course students will explore fundamental principles that guide contemporary practices in career development. The course focuses on major theories and models of career choice and development as well as related research. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of theory with career counselling practice. Selected course readings and assignments will allow students to develop a broad understanding of the roles of career counsellors and of the major concepts and principles that guide effective career interventions.
Prerequisite(s): CAAP 6601 (CAAP 601)
Equivalent: CAAP 621;
Education 5708

CAAP 6623

Processes and Resources for Facilitating Career-Life Transitions
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
This course focuses on career counselling processes and resources for facilitating career-life transitions. An emphasis is placed on applying foundations of career development to counselling practice. Students gain knowledge about common issues associated with career-life transitions with selected populations. Models of career counselling and transition are reviewed as the basis for developing knowledge and skills required in program interventions for individuals and groups. Students also acquire knowledge about various types of career development resources and gain critical skills for selecting and using resources to facilitate career-life transitions.
Prerequisite(s): CAAP 6605 (CAAP 605);
CAAP 6621 (CAAP 621)
Equivalent: CAAP 623;
Education 5620 (Processes and Resources for Facilitating Career-Life Transitions)

CAAP 6625

Systemic Community Change: A Comprehensive Approach to Human Service Delivery
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
This course is designed to assist students to understand and recognize the process elements of a successful human service delivery system. Specific, practical techniques for designing, implementing, and assessing a team-oriented Systemic Service Plan (S.S.P.) are examined in detail. This course also includes an examination of current counselling issues that impact the delivery of community-based systemic programs and services. This course is applicable for professionals working in programs such as Comprehensive Guidance and Counselling, Comprehensive School Health, Comprehensive Organizational Health and Wellness, etc.
Prerequisite(s): CAAP 6601 (CAAP 601);
CAAP 6603 (CAAP 603);
CAAP 6605 (CAAP 605);
CAAP 6607 (CAAP 607)
Equivalent: CAAP 625;
Education 5620 (Systemic Community Change: A Comprehensive Approach to Human Service Delivery)

CAAP 6627

Career Development in Organizational Settings
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
Career Development in Organizational Settings is offered in an online format and is designed to provide an interactive learning experience that combines theoretical and practical concerns. Resources include current texts, a list of readings as well as links to supplementary resources. Assignments are varied and include contributing your opinions online, offering your own critique of a theory, researching applications of career development, and interviewing career development/human resources practitioners. The course is structured into 13 lessons. The first five lessons address concepts and theories important to our understanding of career development within organizations. The next five lessons identify and analyze how career development services and programs are offered in organizational settings. The final three lessons highlight issues related to building career development strength in future organizations.
Prerequisite(s): CAAP 6601 (CAAP 601);
CAAP 6603 (CAAP 603);
CAAP 6605 (CAAP 605);
CAAP 6607 (CAAP 607)
Equivalent: CAAP 627;
Education 5620 (Career Development in Organizational Settings)

CAAP 6629

Multicultural Issues in Career Development
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
Increasing cultural diversity requires career development practitioners to examine the ways that their services are designed and delivered. A major goal of this course is to enable students to deliver culturally responsive career counselling services. This course critically examines the values and tenets of major theories of career development. Emerging models of career counselling are reviewed for their applicability with selected populations. Students have the opportunity to examine core issues that impact the career development of diverse populations and consider interventions on both individual and systemic levels. A framework of multicultural counselling competencies will be reviewed to support students in the development of self-awareness, knowledge, skills, and organizational competence for career counselling roles.
Prerequisite(s): CAAP 6607 (CAAP 607);
CAAP 6621 (CAAP 621)
Equivalent: CAAP 629;
Education 5620 (Multicultural Issues in Career Development)

CAAP 6631

Learning Processes
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
The field of learning is dynamic and ever changing. We continue to witness significant advances in theory, research, and practice in the field of learning. There is considerable interest in exploring human potential for learning among educators, and professionals in fields such as counselling, health, medicine, and athletics. In all fields, practitioners look to learning theories and principles to assist in the development of meaningful learning experiences for an increasingly diverse population. This course will identify and discuss the essential features of the major theories of learning and present the most current research in each area of learning. Students will discover how the principles of learning relate to their own learning and behaviour, and how the principles can be used to understand the behaviour of others. In addition, there will be opportunities to apply the learning principles in case-study situations and explore the practical implications of learning theory in educational and therapeutic settings. Students will explore the relationships that exist between theories of learning and counselling practice.
Equivalent: CAAP 631;
Education 5620 (Learning Processes)

CAAP 6633

Human Development
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
This course introduces a comprehensive view of human development across the lifespan, drawing on the major theoretical positions-both historical and current. It provides a basis for study in more specialized areas of human development. Developmental themes are discussed in terms of their application to typical and atypical human development in children, adolescents, and adults. Concepts related to the significant role transitions play in development throughout the lifespan will be integrated throughout the course.
Equivalent: CAAP 633;
Education 5620 (Human Development)

CAAP 6635

Health Psychology
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
This course is designed as a broad introduction to the study of how human psychology and human health intersect. It will help students develop skills to critically evaluate theories, findings, and methods relevant to the field of health psychology, while enhancing their practical counselling skills. This course will interest students wanting to extend their counselling competencies into health contexts and others who want to apply health psychology knowledge and skills to other professional contexts. The course is organized according to core principles and skills that guide the practice of health psychology. It will orient students to contemporary theories and models of health, illness, and health promotion and their relevance for application in a variety of health settings. Students will develop the necessary skills for designing and implementing health research and prevention or treatment programs, which foster health and/or reduce the risk of disease. Students may use the course for developing and maintaining a healthier personal lifestyle. Specifically, they may learn to deal with their stress more effectively by incorporating strategies taught in the course and by tailoring one assignment for this purpose. In addition, this course will assist students who are preparing final projects, particularly in the area of program development, implementation, or evaluation.
Prerequisite(s): CAAP 6601 (CAAP 601);
CAAP 6607 (CAAP 607);
CAAP 6617 (CAAP 617)
Equivalent: CAAP 635;
Education 5620 (Health Psychology)

CAAP 6637

Group Counselling and Process Skills
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online/intensive workshops
This course will provide a conceptual understanding of group process, applied to a wide range of contexts and clientele. The course will build on the construct of the working alliance as a foundation for the counselling process and will incorporate various theories of group counselling and group process into an overall conceptual framework. The course delivery will consist of two integrated components: (a) an online component focusing on group theories and conceptual aspects of working in group contexts and (b) a face-to-face component delivered during a summer institute.
Prerequisite(s): CAAP 6601 (CAAP 601);
CAAP 6603 (CAAP 603);
CAAP 6605 (CAAP 605);
CAAP 6607 (CAAP 607)
Equivalent: CAAP 637;
Education 5620 (Group Counselling and Process Skills)

CAAP 6639

Introductory Data Analysis for Counsellors
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
This is an introductory course on descriptive and inferential statistics designed to give students with minimal statistical background sufficient competence to conduct basic statistical procedures. Topics will include the displaying and graphing of data, and computing and interpreting measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation. Regression analysis and prediction, probability, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, and one-way analysis of variance will all be addressed. Emphasis will be on understanding the basic concepts, using software to conduct actual analyses, and on the interpretation of results.
Equivalent: CAAP 639;
Education 5410 (Introductory Data Analysis for Counsellors)

CAAP 6641

Exceptional Children
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
This course provides an opportunity for students to enhance their awareness and understanding of major trends, developments, theoretical foundations, and current practices and challenges in counselling and providing consultation for special needs children and adolescents. This course will allow students to assimilate, integrate, synthesize, and extend information regarding special education as well as foster their independent study and endeavours relative to the education of students with diverse learning needs.
Equivalent: CAAP 641;
Education 5620 (Exceptional Children)

CAAP 6661

Art Therapy History and Theory
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
Art therapy is examined from a broad perspective, from its beginnings as a treatment for mentally or emotionally disturbed people, to its development as a distinct profession in North America and Europe. The works of key authors are covered, along with their theoretical approaches and current trends in the field. Students will learn how the foundations of art therapy are incorporated by many disciplines, with applications in many settings.
Equivalent: CAAP 661;
Education 5620 (Art Therapy History and Theory)

CAAP 6681

Clinical Supervision
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
The purpose of this course is for students to learn the process of clinical supervision and, as a result, become better consumers of supervision, more effective supervisors, and more able to evaluate their current and future development and involvement in supervisory roles.
Prerequisite(s): CAAP 6601 (CAAP 601);
CAAP 6603 (CAAP 603);
CAAP 6605 (CAAP 605);
CAAP 6607 (CAAP 607)
Equivalent: CAAP 681

CAAP 6695

Graduate Practicum: Selected Topics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
Students will negotiate a suitable description for this course with their instructor.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of CAAP program
Equivalent: Any offering in the CAAP 695 Series with the same title as the offering in the CAAP 6695 Series

CAAP 6699

Project
Credit hours: 0.0
Students will be required to complete an independent project as the culminating activity of the Master of Counselling program. The project may be theoretical or applied, shall be relevant to the practice of counselling or counselling psychology, and shall demonstrate a depth of knowledge and understanding of the discipline, as well as the student's area of specialization. The project is intended as a means for students to integrate their conceptual learning with applied practice in a contextually meaningful fashion. The structure of the project will be flexible in order to accommodate various creative endeavours and it may be work-based.
Grading: Pass/Fail
Note: No fees are assessed for this registration.

CAAP 6850

Graduate Seminar: Selected Topics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
Students will negotiate a suitable description for this course with their instructor.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of CAAP program
Equivalent: Any offering in the CAAP 693 Series with the same title as the offering in the CAAP 6850 Series

CAAP 6990

Independent Study
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Online
Students may be permitted to earn credit by Independent Study, which is designated by the course number CAAP 6990.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of CAAP program

CAAP 6999

CAAP Placeholder
This is a placeholder registration for students admitted to the CAAP program, who are not registered in a course in a particular semester.
Grading: `X' grade
Note: No fees are assessed for this registration.