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Psychology

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(s): Approval of instructor.

PSYC 6303:     Counseling Psychology Practicum

Cr. 3. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 6321, PSYC 6330, PSYC 6333, PSYC 6335, PSYC 6337 and consent of instructor; Co-requisite(s)/Prerequisite(s): PSYC 6338.
Counseling psychology supervised field experience in counseling and/or assessment.

PSYC 6304:    Practicum in Forensic Psychology

Cr. 3. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 6321, PSYC 6330, PSYC 6333, PSYC 6335, PSYC 6337 and consent of instructor; Co-requisite(s)/Prerequisite(s): PSYC 6338.
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). Prerequisite(s): All other program coursework; Passage of the 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-    Master’s Thesis
          6309

Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite(s): 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(s):  Admission to master’s 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:     Psychopathology I

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): PSY 4311, and admission to master’s 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.   (Formerly “Advanced Abnormal Psychology)

PSYC 6322:    Psychopathology II

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): PSYC 6321 and admission to master’s program in Psychology.
Use of current DSM.  Psychopathological theories.  Basic knowledge of types of psychopharmacology and their effects.

PSYC 6324:    Techniques of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

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

PSCY 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) Prerequisite(s): 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(s): Admission to master’s 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(s): 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:     Intellectual Assessment

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

PSYC 6337:     Personality Assessment

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to master’s program in psychology and PSY 6336.
Administration, scoring and interpretation of personality tests and specific diagnostic tests.  (Formerly “Advanced Assessment”)

PSYC 6338:     Group Psychotherapy

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): 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(s): 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 6342:    Early Childhood Assessment

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Admission to Master’s Program in School Psychology, PSYC 6336.
Assessment of young children to identify their social, motor, communicative, cognitive, and early academic skill levels and developmental needs.

PSYC 6343:    Professional Practices in Forensic Psychology

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate study in Psychology or Criminal Justice, or permission of instructor.
Teaches ethical and professional issues and roles for psychologists and the behavior and legal issues in penal settings, criminal settings, and tort settings.  Former course title: Advanced Forensic Psychology

PSYC 6344:     Ethics & Profession of School Psychology

Cr. 3.  Prerequisite(s):  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(s): 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).  Prerequisite(s): PSYC 6336 Introduction to Assessment, PSYC 6345 Integrated School Based Assessment I.
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. 

PSYC 6348:    School Psychology Practicum in Consultation

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Completed or currently enrolled in PSYC 6340, PSYC 6324, and PSYC 6341.
Field based opportunity for consultation in school psychology.

PSYC 6349:    School Psychology Practicum in Assessment

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): PSYC 6336, PSYC 6345, and PSYC 6346.
Field-based experience for students to use skills in data-based decision-making in school psychology.

PSYC 6350:    Additions Counseling

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): PSYC 6334 or COUN 6327
Theory and treatment of addictive disorders including but not limited to gambling, sexual, eating, alcohol, or drug addiction.

PSYC 6351:    Crisis Intervention

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): PSYC 4311 and 6335, and admission to master’s program in Psychology, or consent of instructor.
Theoretical and practical aspects of crisis theory; techniques of crisis intervention.

PSYC 6352:    Professional Practices

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): PSYC 6333 and admission to the master’s program in Counseling Psychology or Forensic Psychology.
Professional practices and ethics within current Psychology and LPC board rules.  Includes record management and an overview of criminal, business and family law.

PSYC 6399:    Selected Topics in Forensic Psychology 

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