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Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track

The Master of Human Relations degree program now offers a Clinical Mental Health Counseling major. This major is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). This 60 credit-hour program meets State of Oklahoma LPC course requirements. 

Summer 2017 Course Schedule

Weekend Classes
HR 5703 International Human Relations (June 16,17,18; 23,24,25; June 30, July1,2)
HR 5653 Grief, Death and Dying (June 16,17,18; 23,24,25; June 30, July1,2)
HR 5193 Intervention and Practice in Training (July 7,8,9; 14,15,16; 21,22,23)
HR 5643 Crisis Intervention (July 7,8,9; 14,15,16; 21,22,23)

Online Classes
HR 5583 Social Justice Counseling (June 5-August 1)
HR 5113 Graduate Research and Writing (June 5-August 1)
HR 5133 Change, Challenge and Creativity in the Workplace (June 5-August 1)
HR 5970 Organizational Interventions for Stress and Well-Being (June 5-August 1)

Course Descriptions

HR 5703 International Human Relations
This course will examine ways to understand people of different cultures. It uses a multidisciplinary approach to look at the roots and explanations of differences between cultures and what these differences mean for working with people of different backgrounds. This course utilizes the tools of history, geography, economics, sociology, and other social and physical sciences to understand why people are different in order to identify strategies for building effective human relations.

HR 5653 Grief, Death and Dying
Explores grief counseling throughout the human life cycle with particular attention paid to the aspects of death and dying. Professor Johnson’s note about the class: In this course, we will examine loss and death from various perspectives: philosophical, psychological, and spiritual. We will explore the importance of death for counseling and learn strategies for supporting others through grief and facing their own mortality. The course will utilize personal reflection, course discussions, class assignments, and multimedia to learn effective counseling strategies and to facilitate confrontation with our own and others' mortality via questions such as, "Knowing I will die, how then shall I live?"

HR 5193 Intervention and Practice in Training
Specifically designed to enable advanced students to explore their skills in working with others from both a theoretical and pragmatic perspective. Students are required, through course content, to develop a clear picture of facilitation, leadership, consultant or teacher style. Professor Lloyd-Jones' note about the class: This course will focus on training and development as a successful method for working better with people in varied contexts (i.e., workplace, family, community). Participants will identify best practices in training and education that are credited with addressing challenges and producing positive outcomes. Participants will engage in professional development activities to highlight their own strengths as they relate to leadership, facilitation, and consultation skills.

HR 5643 Crisis Intervention
Designed to facilitate knowledge development related to all manner of  crises from an interdisciplinary perspective based in crisis theory. Focuses on individuals, families, and groups facing mental, physical, developmental, occupational, residential, and environmental crises, as well as the methods of assessment and intervention.

HR 5583 Social Justice Counseling
This course emphasizes theory and methods to promote social justice in human relations.  The ethics of social justice in counseling will also be addressed.  Various social justice and counseling theories will be explored, as well as strategies for integrating into human relations counseling. Concepts and skills will be studied through readings, discussion, case studies, exercise, videos, and class projects. Professor Johnson’s note about the class: In this online course, we will examine the social, political, and cultural forces that influence mental health and well-being. Students will engage in readings, media, and online discussions that will encourage personal and professional exploration regarding social identities, political and economic realities, and strategies for personal and social change. We will examine the counselor's role in addressing larger economic and social forces that impinge upon the populations we serve.

HR 5133 Change, Challenge and Creativity in the Workplace
This course examines ways to enhance creativity and the creative problem solving process within the context of a rapidly changing workplace. The major changes occurring in today’s workplace and the management of change at both the personal and organizational level will also be considered. Particular emphasis will also be placed on examining the creative process, common barriers to creativity, and a variety of individual and group techniques that foster or facilitate the creative process.

HR 5970 Organizational Interventions for Stress and Well-Being
This course is an introduction to the importance of process and context issues in the success or failure of organizational interventions for stress and well-being. The readings provide a guide for students to explore how context and process can be incorporated into program evaluation, providing examples of how this can be done, and offers insights that aim to improve working life. Topics will include conceptual developments, practical applications, and methodological issues. Professor Worley’s note about the class: In this online course, you will learn current strategies and explore specific evidence-based practices that are used in organizational interventions for stress and well-being.

Spring 2017 Course Schedule

Evening Classes
HR 5003 Theoretical Foundations of Human Relations (Mondays 6-9pm)
HR 5513 Marriage and Family Therapy (Tuesdays 6-9pm)
HR 5073 Creative Problem Solving (Tuesdays 6-9pm)
HR 5433 Group Counseling in Human Relations (Wednesdays 4:30-7:10pm)
HR 5663 Psychopathology (Wednesdays 7:20-10pm)
HR 5023 Research in Human Relations (Thursdays 6-9pm)

Weekend Classes
HR 5083 Seminar in Group Dynamics (Jan. 20,21,22; 27,28,29; Feb. 3,4,5)
HR 5323 Organizational Behavior in Human Relations (March 3,4,5; 10,11,12; 24,25,26)
HR 5473 Women and Mental Health (Feb. 10,11,12; 17,18,19; 24,25,26)
HR 5063 Seminar in Strategies for Social Change (March 31, April 1,2; 7,8,9; 28,29,30)

Online Classes
HR 5113 Graduate Research and Writing
HR 5143 Human Resources for the HR Professional

Course Descriptions

HR 5003 Theoretical Foundations of Human Relations
Provides an analysis of human relations theories and concepts from the perspectives of the social sciences, the humanities and education. This is a required course for all MHR students.

HR 5023 Research in Human Relations
Special focus will be upon designing and implementing a research project related to the student's area of concentration in human relations. This is a required class for all MHR students.

HR 5063 Seminar in Strategies for Social Change
Provides a study of techniques for bringing about individual, group or organizational changes. Special focus will be placed on philosophies and results of violent and nonviolent tactics. Professor Randle's note about this class: In this class, we will expand our change skills to the community level by learning the techniques and strategies that will allow us to become a force for change in the neighborhoods and cities where we live.

HR 5073 Creative Problem Solving
Surveys the nature of creative thinking and creative problem solving. Topics to be covered include creative thinking obstacles, creativity, readiness, major stages of the creative problem-solving process (fact finding, problem finding, idea finding, solution finding and acceptance finding) and use of a variety of individual and group techniques for different stages in the process. Professor Lloyd-Jones' note about this class: In this class, emphasis is placed on transitioning theory to real-world practice. Class members will engage in CPS strategies and techniques for affecting change in individuals, communities and organizations. 

HR 5083 Seminar in Group Dynamics
An intensive study and critical evaluation of social-psychological concepts related to sensitivity training as a human relations technique. Professor Lloyd-Jones' note about this class: When group members work well together, they are able to accomplish more than the individual members can do alone. This course will be of special value to students entering social and human services, education, business, or similarly related professions in which the knowledge of group processes would be beneficial. 

HR 5143 Human Resources for the Human Relations Professional
This course serves as an introduction to the Human Resource Management (HRM) discipline. Specifically, this course is designed to assist students in discovering what HRM is (and is not), recognizing its' multifaceted and ever evolving nature, and how HRM fits into the total organization. An awareness and understanding of the central HRM topics, competencies, terminology, and ethical issues is foundational to the course. In addition, the highly influential nature of federal and state law on HRM is highlighted. Additionally, this course will illuminate the many rewarding career opportunities available within the HRM discipline.

HR 5323 Organizational Behavior in Human Relations
Organizational behavior (OB) represents the behavioral approach to management. OB is concerned with human behavior at work and how various structures and work processes influence such behavior. This course will address a number of important organizational issues and processes, including organizational culture, group behavior and teamwork, and leadership. 

HR 5433 Group Counseling in Human Relations
Examines a variety of group counseling models, types of groups (process, solution-focused, action-oriented), the role of the group counselor, group members, and techniques and strategies for facilitating group work. Professor Johnson's note about this class: One of the most effective and efficient modes for personal change and growth is group counseling. In this course, students will actively observe and participate in training groups to learn group processes and facilitation skills. The course is a blend of lecture, discussion, study, and experiential learning. 

HR 5473 Women and Mental Health
Examines psychological theory and practice as it pertains to women. This course will look at traditional theories and practice, new approaches to working with women, and topical issues.

HR 5513 Marriage and Family Therapy
Explores different conceptual and theoretical ideas about close interpersonal relationships and marriage.

HR 5663 Psychopathology
Provides an in-depth review of a broad spectrum of psychopathological conditions. The focus of the review will include the etiology, prevalence and incidence, signs and symptoms, and criteria for differential diagnoses. The emphasis of this review will be on comparing and contrasting different theoretical perspectives of each disorder. Professor Johnson's note about this class: What is it to be abnormal? What causes significant psychological disorders? These questions and more will be explored through an in-depth look at developmental psychopathology.