Course Descriptions

Course

Subject

Hours

5103

Cognitive-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)

5113

Psychological Statistical
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)

5123

Child 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)

5133

Principles and Practice of Assessment: 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)

5143

Applied Ethics
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
A seminar concerned with counselor ethics.  Course content addresses ethical decision making; records management; psychology and business/family law; and current board rule.

3(3-0)

5153

Theories 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)

5163

Psychopathology: Diagnosis/Psychopharmacology
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)

5193

Independent Graduate Study in Psychology
Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department Chair.
Intensive study in a specialized area of interest.

3(0-0)

5200

Foundations of Research Methods

and Outcomes Assessment
Prerequisite(s): Concurrently enrolled in 6203 Internship I
The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the primary psychological research methodologies.  Additionally students will learn how to utilize research methods to evaluate individual and program level treatment effects.

0(0-0)

5203

Applied Research Methods

and Outcomes Assessment
Prerequisite(s): Concurrently enrolled in 6200 Internship II
The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the primary psychological research methodologies.  Additionally students will learn how to utilize research methods to evaluate individual and program level treatment effects.

3(3-0)

5213

Counseling: Theories and Methods
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)

5233

Human 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)

5273

Addictions: Research/Practice
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
This is a seminar course designed to review the current research literature regarding a broad range of addictions including, but not limited to, gambling, sexual, alcohol, or drug addictions.

3(3-0)

5843

Multicultural Psychology: Research and Practice
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)

5863

Biological Bases of Human Behavior

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)

6001

Teaching 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)

6013

Special Graduate Topics 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)

6103

Vocational 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)

6113

Counseling Methods/Individual Psychology
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)

6123

Therapeutic 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)

6133

Marriage, Family, and Systems Psychology
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)

6143

Principles and Practices of Assessment:

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)

6152

Clinical Practicum I
Prerequisite(s): One course from each of the following to total 12 hours: PSYC 5143; 5163; 5213; and 6113. Consent of the Director of Training. 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 and enrollment in PSYC 6152 – Clinical 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.

2(2-0)

6181

Evidence Based Practice
Prerequisite(s): Concurrently enrolled in 6152 Clinical Practicum I

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills associated with empirically based practice.

1(1-0)

6200

Internship II
Prerequisite(s): Consent of graduate program coordinator

An external clinical training placement consisting of 225 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 are to be supervised by a licensed psychologist or a licensed professional counselor supervisor.  Additionally, students will participate in weekly group supervision provided by a licensed clinical psychologist.

0(0-0)

6203

Internship I
Prerequisite(s): Consent of graduate program coordinator

An external clinical training placement consisting of 225 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 are to be supervised by a licensed psychologist or a licensed professional counselor supervisor.  Additionally, students will participate in weekly group supervision provided by a licensed clinical psychologist.

3(3-0)

6983

Thesis I
Prerequisite(s): Approval of the thesis chairperson.
The primary goal of PSYC 6983 is the completion of a graduate committee-approved thesis research proposal. Failure during the first semester of enrollment in PSYC 6983 to complete the proposal, submit it to the graduate committee, and obtain committee approval to pursue the thesis research in PSYC 6993 will make the student ineligible to enroll in PSYC 6993. Under these circumstances, no credits will be granted for PSYC 6983 and the transcript grade will remain “X” which will not influence the student’s graduate GPA. Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Department Chair.

3(0-0)

6993

Thesis II
Prerequisite(s): Approval of the thesis chairperson.

The primary goal of PSYC 6993 is the completion of a graduate committee-approved thesis. Students must be continually enrolled in PSYC 6993 in all semesters subsequent to completion of PSYC 6983 until such time as PSYC 6993 is completed.

3(0-0)