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Courses Taught

EPSY 3333 – Introduction to Counseling and Psychoeducation
Principles of professional counseling including therapeutic processes, roles and skills. How counselors help people solve problems is explored and students psychological growth and development is facilitated through psychological education.

 

EPSY 4300 – The Psychology of Men and Boys
A survey of men’s gender role socialization over the life span focused on men’s developmental issues, gender role conflicts, and interpersonal dynamics with women and other men. Theory, research, and personal exploration are integrated through lectures, discussions, and psychoeducation.

  • Syllabus
  • O’Neil, J.M. (2001) Promoting men’s growth and development: Teaching the new psychology of men using psychoeducational philosophy and interventions. In G. Brooks & G.E Good (Eds.) The new handbook of psychotherapy and counseling with men: A comprehensive  guide to settings, problems, and treatment approaches, vol. 2, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • O’Neil, J.M. (2008). Men’ gender role conflict: 25 year research summary (Special Issue). The Counseling Psychologist, 36, 358-476.
  • O’Neil, J.M. (2008). Summarizing twenty-five years of research on men’s gender role conflict using the Gender Role Conflict Scale: New research paradigms and clinical implications. The Counseling Psychologist. 36, 358-445.
  • O’Neil, J.M. (2008). Complexity, contextualism, and multiculturalism: Response to critiques and future directions for the Gender Role Conflict Research Program. The Counseling Psychologist, 36, 469-476.

 

EPSY 5306 – Principles of Career Development in Counseling
Survey course of the theory, practice and science of primary prevention of human problems. Prevention concepts and case studies are presented. Students give analysis and critique of course content and develop personal and professional perspectives on prevention practice and possible social policy initiatives.

 

EPSY 5309 – Gender Role Conflict Issues for Helping Professionals
Intensive review of gender role socialization in a workshop setting, emphasizing men’s and women’s gender role conflicts across the life span. Lectures, readings, discussions, self assessments, and media are used to explicate core concepts and themes.

  • Syllabus
  • 2002 Gender Role Journey Workshop Participants (HDFS & EPSY 325) Workshop photo #1; Workshop photo #2
  • O’Neil, J. M. & Roberts Carroll, M. (1988).  A gender role workshop focused on sexism, gender role conflict, and the gender role journey.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 67, 193-197.
  • O’Neil, J.M. (1995). The gender role journey workshop: Exploring sexism and gender role conflict in a coeducational setting (Ed.). Men in Groups: Insights, interventions, psychoeducational work. Washington, D.C.: APA Books.

 

EPSY 5318 – Human Growth and Development
A review of human growth and development over the lifespan using psychosocial theory with an emphasis on individual transitions, learning processes, personality, developmental crises, gender role conflicts/transitions,and strategies to optimize human potential. Special applied topics are emphasized at each of the life cycle stages.

 

EPSY 6302 – Primary Prevention and Intervention in Schools and Education
Team taught, survey course on the theory, practice, and science of primary prevention of human problems. Prevention concepts and case studies are presented by the faculty. Students give analysis and critique of course content and develop personal and professional perspectives on prevention practice and possible social policy initiatives.

  • Syllabus
  • O’Neil, J.M. & Britner, P. A.  (2008). Editorial – Introduction to the special issue: The teaching of primary prevention. Journal of Primary Prevention, 29 (5), 357-359.
  • O’Neil, J.M. & Britner, P. A.  (Eds.) (2008). Teaching Prevention – Special Issue. Journal of Primary Prevention, 29 (5), 357-459.
  • Britner, P. A. & O’Neil, J.M.   (Eds.) (2008). The teaching of primary prevention: Concluding thoughts and a call to action. Journal of Primary Prevention 29 (5), 455-459.
  • O’Neil, J. M. &  Britner, P.A. (2009)  Training primary preventionists to make a difference in people’s lives. In Kenny, M.E., Reese, L.E., Horne, A., Orpinas, P. Handbook of prevention: Promoting positive development and social justice. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Books.
  • O’Neil, J.M. (Ed.)  (2004). Special Focus: Teaching the Psychology of Men. SPSMM Bulletin, 10, 20-71

 

EPSY 6304 – The Psychology of Men and Boys in Counseling and Education
The negative effects of men’s socialization and gender role conflicts are reviewed from the theory and empirical research in the psychology of men. Lectures, discussions, experiential activities, and psychobiographies of famous men and women are used to promote personal learning and psychoeducational outcomes. Implications for counseling, teaching, and more positive views of men are explored.

  • Syllabus
  • O’Neil, J.M. (2001) Promoting men’s growth and development: Teaching the new psychology of men using psychoeducational philosophy and interventions. In G. Brooks & G.E Good (Eds.) The new handbook of psychotherapy and counseling with men: A comprehensive  guide to settings, problems, and treatment approaches ., vol. 2, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.