Courses Masters

CourseSubjectHours
5103Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 4003 or consent of instructor.
A survey of contemporary theories of learning and the application of principles of learning. Includes such topics as social and cognitive theories of learning and behavior analysis and modification.
3(3-0)

5113Research and Statistical Analysis
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 3313 and 4703 or consent of instructor.
Fundamentals of analysis of variance and nonparametric statistics, problems of psychological measurement and research design, and an introduction to multivariate design and analysis.
3(3-0)

5123Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
The course provides students with theoretical approaches for treating children and adolescents who display developmental difficulties or psychopathologies.
3(3-0)

5133Techniques of Assessment I (Intellectual Assessment)
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
Theory and practice in the use of cognitive assessment procedures. Emphasis is on the selection and interpretation of instruments measuring intelligence and screening for brain damage.
3(3-0)

5143Current Professional Issues
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
A seminar concerned with the contemporary field of psychology as it relates to ethical, legal, and social issues. Emphasis is placed on the role of the psychologist in applied social, governmental, and community agencies, as well as in private practice.
3(3-0)

5153Theories of Personality
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
A critical survey of the major theories of personality, including an exploration of the role of personality factors in the development of psychopathology.
3(3-0)

5163Psychopathology
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 3603 or consent of instructor.
A survey of the historical views, alternative conceptualizations, and current representations of the major categories of psychopathology, with an applied emphasis on the diagnostic procedures of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
3(3-0)

5191Special Problems
Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department Chair.
Intensive study in a specialized area of interest.
1(0-0)

5192Special Problems
Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department Chair.
Intensive study in a specialized area of interest.
2(0-0)

5193Special Probelms
Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department Chair.
Intensive study in a specialized area of interest.
3(0-0)

5213Theories of Counseling
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
A critical survey of major theories of counseling including: effectiveness of therapy; models for assessing needs of clients; development and maintenance of cognitive, emotional, and/or behavioral problems; theory specific treatment goals; and the application of theory specific techniques.
3(3-0)

5233Human Development Across the Life Span
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
Study of developmental theories and tasks across the lifespan with emphasis on child and adolescent periods. Focus on social, personality, intellectual, and physical changes within each major lifespan period.
3(3-0)

5823The Rorschach
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 6143 or consent of instructor.
Training in the theory, administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Rorschach, utilizing Exner's Comprehensive System.
3(3-0)

5843Multicultural Psychology
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
The focus of this course is on the development of a therapeutic relationship with individuals and families from varying socioeconomic groups and differing cultural backgrounds. Considerations are given to behavioral and cultural issues, therapist credibility, acculturation, the impact of extended families, and the overdiagnosing of multicultural clients.
3(3-0)

5863Neuropsychology
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
The focus of this course is on the interactions of the brain and human behavior. The course includes a survey of the organization of the nervous system, cellular organization, brain biochemical activity, and neurophysiology. Brain traumas, major psychiatric disorders, and degenerative disorders will be examined as to biological etiology and psychopharmacological interventions.
3(3-0)

5901Clinical Staffing
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
Clinical staffings provide the student with an opportunity to observe the clinical decision-making processes involved in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals and couples. During the first two semesters of enrollment, students will attend a weekly meeting during which licensed psychologists and graduate clinicians discuss ongoing clinical cases.
1(1-0)

6001Teaching Practicum
Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department Chair.
Required for all Teaching Assistants during the first semester of teaching. A review and discussion of college teaching techniques, common problems encountered in teaching, and the theory and practice of evaluating students.
1(1-0)

6013Seminar in Psychology
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
Seminar discussions and/or projects dealing with topics in psychology. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
3(3-0)

6023Clinical Geropsychology
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
An in-depth study of the developmental needs of older individuals, with emphasis on acquisition of a foundational knowledge of the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of older adults with mental illness.
3(3-0)

6103Vocational Assessment and Counseling
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
Theories and applications of career assessment and counseling for populations including young adults, displaced workers, midlife career changers, and retirement-age individuals. Areas surveyed include theories of career choice and development, career assessment techniques, and career programs.
3(3-0)

6113Individual Psychotherapy
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 5153 or 5163 or consent of instructor.
A survey of the major theories and techniques of individual psychotherapy, and the application of these techniques in a structured clinical setting.
3(3-0)

6123Therapeutic and Psychoeducational Groups
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
Examination of the development, implementation, and maintenance of therapeutic and psychoeducational groups. Includes a training group experience and the implementation of a psychoeducational workshop.
3(3-0)

6133Marriage and Family Therapy
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
The course provides students with an introduction to systems theory, marriage and family therapy concepts, the genogram, and marriage and family theory. Families are looked at both from a family life cycle and individual perspective. Students apply the material to case studies throughout the semester.
3(3-0)

6143Techniques of Assessment II (Personality Assessment)
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
Theory and practice in the use of personality assessment procedures, including interview, objective and projective techniques.
3(3-0)

6153Practicum I
Prerequisite(s): One course from each of the following three groups, to total 9 hours: PSYC 5153 or 5163; 5133 or 6143; 6113, and consent of practicum supervisor. A criminal background check, which may include arrest and conviction data as well as plea bargains and deferred adjudications, is used to determine eligibility for placement in required clinical practicum courses prior to enrollment in PSYC 6153 – Practicum I. Students will have an opportunity to clarify any criminal history records that are received.
Consists of 150 clock hours of work and study in an approved setting which provides psychological services such as a Community MHMR Center, a psychiatric hospital or a counseling center. This work and study is to be supervised by a licensed psychologist.
3(3-0)

6163Practicum II
Prerequisite(s): Acceptable completion of PSYC 6153 and consent of practicum supervisor.
A continuation of Practicum I consisting of 150 clock hours of work and study in an approved setting which provides psychological services such as a Community MHMR Center, a psychiatric hospital, or a counseling center. This work and study is to be supervised by a licensed psychologist.
3(3-0)

6173Practicum III
Prerequisite(s): Acceptable completion of PSYC 6163 and consent of practicum supervisor.
A continuation of Practicum II consisting of 150 clock hours of work and study in an approved setting which provides psychological services such as a Community MHMR Center, a psychiatric hospital, or a counseling center. This work and study is to be supervised by a licensed psychologist.
3(3-0)

6983Thesis
Prerequisite(s): Approval of the thesis chairperson.
3(0-0)

6993Thesis
Prerequisite(s): Approval of the thesis chairperson.
3(0-0)