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Psychology (PSYC)


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PSYC 6300:

Selected Topics in Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). May be repeated when topics vary.

PSYC 6302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

PSYC 6303:

Counseling Psychology Practicum
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: PSYC 6321, PSYC 6330, PSYC 6333, PSYC 6335, PSYC 6337and consent of instructor.
Counseling psychology supervised field experience in counseling and/or assessment.

PSYC 6304:

Practicum in Forensic Psychology
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: PSYC 6321, 6330, 6333, 6335, 6337, and consent of instructor. Enrollment limited. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 semester hours with approval of instructor.

PSYC 6305:

School Psychology Internship
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: All other program coursework; Passage of the Comprehensive Exams and Praxis II Exam
The culminating experience in the school psychology professional training program that provides a supervised opportunity to practice professional skills in a school setting.

PSYC 6308-6309:

Master’s Thesis
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisites: PSYC 6326 and 9 additional s.h. of graduate psychology.

PSYC 6315:

Advanced Learning
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Review of research in classical and contemporary learning theory. Principles of application and ethics.

PSYC 6319:

Vocational Psychology and Career Counseling
Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisite: Admission to masters program in Psychology and/or consent of instructor.
Theories of vocational and career choice, relationship to lifestyle; sources of occupational and educational information, and the career decision-making process. Includes career development through life stages. (Formerly: Educational and Career Decision Making)

PSYC 6321:

Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: PSYC 4311, and admission to masters program in Psychology, or consent of instructor.
Theories, processes and issues related to the development, evaluation and classification of maladaptive behavior patterns using the current DSM.

PSYC 6324:

Techniques of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: PSYC 6334 Theories & Issues in Psychotherapy
An intermediate course that prepares students to work with children and adolescents through exploration of a variety of evidence-based therapeutic methods and techniques with children and adolescents.

PSYC 6326:

Advanced Research Methods
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: PSYC 3315, PSYC 4318, and admission to Master’s Program in Psychology.
Advanced research design and statistical analyses used in the social sciences; directed research. (Formerly Empirical Methods)

PSYC 6327:

Assessment for Forensic Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to MA program in Forensic Psychology and successful completion of PSYC 6336, PSYC 6337, and PSYC 6343; consent of insturctor. Selection, administration and interpretation of psychological tests used for forensic populations.

PSYC 6328:

Biological Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Structure and function of CNS, neuropsychology, perception, behavioral genetics, and psychopharmacology.

PSYC 6329:

Principles and Application of Psychopharmacology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Drug action; behavioral and cognitive effects of medications/drugs of abuse commonly seen in clinical practice. Develop skills necessary to remain current in clinical settings.

PSYC 6330:

Life-Span Developmental Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Theory and research of successive life changes and challenges across the life span of the individual.

PSYC 6331:

Multicultural Psychotherapy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisites: PSYC 6334 or COUN 6327.
Multicultural issues in theory, practice and research. Emphasis on developing skills for more effective psychotherapy with persons from a variety of cultural/racial/ethnic groups.

PSYC 6332:

Advanced Social Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Theory and research of social influence.

PSYC 6333:

Ethics and Practice of Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Professional orientation to the roles, ethical and legal standards of practice in school psychology and counseling psychology. (Formerly: Psychology and the Law)

PSYC 6334:

Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to masters program in psychology.
Examination of the major schools of psychotherapy including theory, process, issues, and efficacy.

PSYC 6335:

Techniques of Psychotherapy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: PSYC 6334.
Therapy skills introduced through didactic, demonstration and experiential learning situations. Students will be rated on oral communication and clinical skills in application of various techniques.

PSYC 6336:

Introduction to Assessment
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to masters program in psychology.
Intake interviewing, behavioral observations, administration and interpretation of standardized intellectual and achievement tests, writing evaluations.

PSYC 6337:

Advanced Assessment
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to masters program in psychology and PSYC 6336.
Administration, scoring and interpretation of personality tests and specific diagnostic tests.

PSYC 6338:

Group Psychotherapy
Cr. 3. (3-30). Prerequisite: PSYC 6335.
Theory and techniques of group psychotherapy; emphasis on process.

PSYC 6339:

Theory and Techniques of Family Therapy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: PSYC 6334 or COUN 6327.
An introduction to family therapy; theories and techniques of the major approaches; application to multiple settings; ethical issues.

PSYC 6340:

School Consultation
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Examines the process and practices of school consultation. Required for LSSP.

PSYC 6341:

Behavior Management
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
The application of learning principles to conduct behavioral assessments and design behavioral management programs in school and home environments.

PSYC 6343

Advanced Forensic Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to graduate study in Psychology or Criminal Justice, or permission of instructor.
Includes topics such as understanding behavior and legal issues in penal settings, criminal settings, tort settings. Will also cover basic ethical and professional issues and roles for psychologist.

PSYC 6344:

Ethics & Profession of School Psychology
Cr. 3. Prerequisite: Admissions to the School Psychology Graduate Program.
Introduces the student to the history, practice, credentials and ethics of school psychology.

PSYC 6345:

Integrated School-Based Assessment I
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: PSYC 6336 Introduction to Assessment
An intermediate course that prepares students for integrated psycho-educational assessment in school psychology with an emphasis on attentional, social, behavioral and emotional functioning.

PSYC 6346:

Integrated School-Based Assessment II
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: PSYC 6336 Introduction to Assessment, PSYC 6345 Integrated School Based Assessment I; Co-requisite: School Psychology Practicum in Assessment.
An advanced course that prepares students for integrated psycho-educational assessment in school psychology with an emphasis on neurological functioning, low-incidence disorders, and preschool children. (Replaces PSY 6342)

PSYC 6347:

Seminar in Professional Behavior in School Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: The Ethics & Profession of School Psychology & both School Psychology Practica
An advanced course that prepares students for comprehensive exams, licensure, internship and professional practice as school psychologists.

PSYC 6348:

School Psychology Practicum in Consultation
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: PSYC 6334 & PSYC 6335 and consent of instructor, enrollment limited.
Field based opportunity for consultation in school psychology.

PSYC 6349:

School Psychology Practicum in Assessment
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: PSYC 6336, PSYC 6345 and consent of instructor.
Enrollment limited.
Field-based experience for students to use skills in data-based decision-making in school psychology.

PSYC 6399:

Selected Topics in Forensic Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to MA program in Forensic Psychology or consent of instructor. May be repeated when topics vary.