Introduction to Counseling and Well-Being Track – B.S.Ed.

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This track emphasizes individual, relational, and family well-being. Focusing on context and diversity in mental health and on strength-based, preventive, and empowering approaches, courses cover family studies, counseling theories and techniques, interviewing skills, and the basics of human service work. Students are well-prepared for graduate study in the helping professions and careers in health and human services.

The major in Human and Social Development (HSD) is based on the premise that the well-being of individuals and families cannot be fostered in isolation from the communities in which they live and the institutions that affect their lives.

HSD courses cover the scholarly and applied knowledge bases regarding the interconnectedness of personal, interpersonal, institutional, and community change, the barriers to healthy development and well-being at these levels, and the strategies and policies that promote well-being in individuals, families, and communities. Emphasis is placed on research and theory regarding preventive and strengths-promoting strategies as applied to complex, multicultural systems.

Required Coursework

Track Description:

  • Covers theory, research, and skills required for the promotion of healthy introduction to counseling and well-being.
  • Emphasizes strength-based, preventive, and empowering approaches and the role of context and diversity in mental health.
  • Coursework includes family studies, counseling theories and techniques, basic helping skills, and the foundations of human service work.
  • Provides a strong foundation for graduate studies in the helping professions and for careers in health and human services.

Major Requirements 39-42 Credits

EPS 201 Psychosocial Change and Well-being

EPS 270 Lifespan Human Development

EPS 280 Introduction to Family Studies: Dating, Coupling, Parenting

EPS 291 Community and Character Development

EPS 311 Group Processes and Development

EPS 321 Understanding Human Service Organizations

EPS 351 Introduction to Statistics and Research Design (statistics or equivalent)

EPS 361 Community Psychology & Development

EPS 371 Applied Social Research Methods

EPS 420 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy

EPS 440 Listening and Helping Skills

EPS 578 Human and Social Development Practicum

EPS 579 Human and Social Development Practicum Seminar

Fall

EPS 201 Psychosocial Change and Well-being

EPS 270 Lifespan Human Development

ENG 105 English Composition I

MTH 101 Algebra for College Students (or equivalent)

UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience

Arts & Humanities Cognate

Spring

EPS 280 Introduction to Family Studies: Dating, Coupling, Parenting (track elective)

EPS 311 Group Processes and Development

ENG 105 English Composition I

STEM Cognate

Arts & Humanities Cognate

Fall

EPS 291 Community and Character Development

EPS 361 Community Psychology & Development

Minor Course

Arts and Humanities Cognate

STEM Cognate

Spring

EPS 321 Understanding Human Service Organizations

EPS 351 Introduction to Statistics and Research Design

Minor Course

Minor Course or General Elective

STEM Cognate

Fall

EPS 371 Applied Social Research Methods

Minor Course

Minor Course

General Elective

General Elective

Spring

EPS 420 or 440 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy (track elective) or Listening and Helping Skills.

Minor Course

General Elective

General Elective

General Elective

Fall

EPS 420 or 440 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy (track elective) or Listening and Helping Skills.

General Elective

General Elective

General Elective

General Elective

Spring

EPS 578 Human and Social Development Practicum

EPS 579 Human and Social Development Practicum Seminar

Free Elective

Free Elective

Minor Elective (if needed)

Program Contact

Undergraduate Advisor:

Gina Astorini
Associate Dean
Undergraduate Academic Services
Room: Merrick Building 312-D
gfastorini@miami.edu
305-284-3711