Explore a sample of undergraduate courses offered by the UW–Madison Department of Counseling Psychology.
COUN PSY 115 — Academic Enhancement Seminar
This course is for students who want to improve their study skills and improve their grades. The seminar is divided into three distinct phases: (1) helping students clarify the reasons they are in school and what they expect to achieve; (2) assisting students to formulate strategies and improve problem-solving skills that facilitate academic and social goals; and (3) facilitating students to develop social competence that is integral to academic and interpersonal success.
COUN PSY 125 — The Wisconsin Experience Seminar
Examine transition to UW–Madison through exploration of the research university and the Wisconsin Experience. A variety of texts, including a novel and textbook, will provide a context for discussion, writing, and experiential assignments.
COUN PSY 225 — Intersectionalities, Self Awareness, and Social Actions for Social Change
An introduction to the intersectionality framework in the United States to enhance skills necessary for culturally responsive awareness and interactions, with specific emphasis on how to think critically about and hold multiple perspectives and how to prepare for service learning.
COUN PSY 230 — Races and the Developing Child
Children's psychological experience of racial, ethnic and cultural (REC) status, development of their understandings of REC, and implications of this development for discussing, dialoguing, and working with REC diversity with an emphasis on educational contexts.
COUN PSY 237 — Mental Health, Self-Awareness, and Social Justice: Working in Diverse Communities
Designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and skills of students interested in working on mental health matters within diverse identity groups and communities. Conceptualize mental health and well-being across communities in terms of (a) intersectional identities (individual and groups), (b) mental health and access and utilization of services, and (c) social determinants of health in different contexts and settings. Engage in reflective exercises to understand how their social identities influence their work in different types of communities.