Comprehensive Exam - Integration – CEFS 671

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

The Comprehensive Exam - Integration must be taken no earlier that completion of the prerequisite courses listed. The Comprehensive Exam - Integration must be successfully completed prior to degree conferral. This is no charge for the Integration part.

Prerequisites

(CEFS 500 or COUN 500) and (CEFS 501 or MAAC 501 or COUN 501) and (CEFS 502 or COUN 502) and (CEFS 504 or MAAC 504 or COUN 504) and (CEFS 505 or COUN 505) and (CEFS 510 or MAAC 510 or COUN 510) and (CEFS 512 or COUN 512) and (CEFS 515 or MAAC 515 or COUN 515) and (CEFS 521 or MAAC 521 or COUN 521) and (CEFS 522 or COUN 522) and (CEFS 546 or MAAC 646 or COUN 646) and (CEFS 667 or COUN 667)

Rationale

The Integration Exam is an important milestone in the students’ educational journey wherein they review and are tested on key material from their CEFS 506 course.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to identify course experiences and evidence of meeting all of the Master’s Core Competency Student Learning Outcomes of COUC/CEFS 500, 501 and COUC/CEFS 506.

                COUC/CEFS 500 – Orientation to Counselor Professional Identity and Function

History and philosophy of the counseling profession

Professional roles, functions, and relationships with other human service providers, including strategies for interagency/interorganization collaboration and communications

Self-care strategies appropriate to the counselor role

Professional organizations, including membership benefits, activities, services to members, and current issues

Professional credentialing, including certification, licensure, and accreditation practices and standards, & effects of public policy on these issues

The role and process of the professional counselor advocating on behalf of the profession

Advocacy processes needed to address institutional and social barriers that impede access, equity, and success for clients

Ethical standards of professional organizations and credentialing bodies, and applications of ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling

An orientation to wellness and prevention as desired counseling goals

COUC/CEFS 501 – Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling

Describe the main ethical and legal issues involved in professional counseling

Compare and contrast the relevant ethics codes of professional organizations and

credentialing bodies

Differentiate the counselor’s roles and responsibilities as a member of an

interdisciplinary emergency management response team in a variety of settings

Identify the role of the counselor in advocating for the profession and in

addressing institutional and social barriers that hinder the client’s access to mental

health care

Apply the counseling and state board ethics codes to common clinical situations

Identify signs of counselor impairment and develop a personal plan of counselor

wellness

Identify models and ethics of counseling supervision and consultation

Identify ethical methods of spiritual integration within the counseling setting

COUC/CEFS 506 – Integration of Spirituality and Counseling

Integrate faith and spirituality in the counseling process where appropriate in an ethically competent manner.

Develop a personal theory of integrative counseling that includes a rationale for the interdisciplinary application of counseling theories, faith, and spiritual principles.

Assess client needs in an integrative pattern that is adapted to the client’s Christian religious or spiritual practices.

Apply intrapersonal integration and personal spiritual formation to counseling.

Demonstrate competence in ethical issues related to integrative counseling practice.

Discuss various aspects of worldview and how these relate to counseling.

Course Assignment

Review all required course materials and content.

Please note that all the announcements are required reading for the course. Remember the other important required reading in the course content as well, including the syllabus and other information posted.

Complete the exam.

You must take and pass your Integration Exam prior to obtaining permission to graduate.

Scoring Criteria:

Please note the passing score for the Integration exam is 14/20. Please refer to the Comprehensive Exam webpage for up to date information.

Policy on Retaking the Candidacy Examination:

Students are permitted to take the exam once per subterm with no more than three attempts permitted. After the second attempt, a student must fill out a CTAP form and wait at least one subterm before attempting the Integration exam for the third time. After three failed attempts, students will no longer be eligible for the licensure track degree. Students will need to contact the Department of Community Care and Counseling to discuss the opportunity of transferring their earned credits and conferring a non-licensure 30-hour Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling degree.