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PSYCH-155: General Psychology (3 hours)

Introduction to the science of psychology with an emphasis on the principles which lead to a greater understanding of behavior. Selected laboratory experiences included.



PSYCH-165: Psychology as a Profession I (2 hours)

An orientation to the field of human services, focusing on professional psychology and counseling, including career options and directions, training and credentialing, and including a general orientation to ethics in the field.



PSYCH-230: Career Exploration (1 hour)

Designed to aid students in exploring sources of career information and the world or work. Decision-making skills and methodologies, sources of occupational-educational information, and the various sources for gaining career information and self-understanding will be explored. Includes experience in using career information systems.



PSYCH-263: Developmental Psychology (3 hours)

Principles of growth and development in the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and personality spheres. Application of current scientific data in the real world of infants, children, adolescents, and adults will be emphasized. Prerequisite: PSYCH 155 General Psychology or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-275: Psychology of Adjustment (3 hours)

A study of factors designed to promote personality characteristics that reflect mental health. Emphasis will be centered on the development of positive, affective personality rather than on the correction of negative, undesirable characteristics.



PSYCH-357: Educational Psychology (3 hours)

A broad based course designed to relate psychological theory to educational practice. Coverage includes course planning and objectives, learning and information processing, teaching strategies, motivation, behavior management, multicultural education, and measurement and evaluation. Prerequisite: For Teacher Education majors only: Junior standing, grade of "C" or better in PSYCH 155 General Psychology, PSYCH 263 Developmental Psychology and EDUC 261 Explorations in Education, minimum 2.5000 cumulative GPA. Elementary only: Have taken the PPST or C-Base, or score of 24 on the ACT or 1040 SAT. Secondary only: Admission to Teacher Education or permission of the Teacher Education office and instructor.



PSYCH-360: Psychology of Aging (3 hours)

The course examines the psychological aspects of human development and behavior from adulthood to older adulthood, which includes age-related changes in socialization, personality, intelligence, sensation, perception, learning, memory, interpersonal relationships, living arrangements, and the implication of these changes in the life of older adults.



PSYCH-362: Death and Dying (3 hours)

This course will explore scientific, theoretical, and applied issues of death and dying from a psychological perspective. Relevant psychological concepts will also be integrated with other approaches to contemplating death and dying, including personal experience, family and loved ones, health care providers, medical systems, and the broader culture.



PSYCH-389: Research Methods in Psychology I (3 hours)

Study of elementary descriptive and inferential statistics employed in behavioral sciences research, including an introduction to research methodology. Computer-based laboratory experiences provided. Prerequisite: PSYCH 155 General Psychology and MATH 113 College Algebra or MATH 110 College Algebra with Review or MATH 126 Pre-Calculus or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-392: Research Methods in Psychology II (3 hours)

Study of research designs and their applications, specific to broad methodological issues, research ethics, and the interpretation of research findings. Prerequisite: PSYCH 389 Research Methods in Psychology I. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-394: Principles of Learning (3 hours)

Overview of the basic principles of human and animal learning, focusing on the biological and cognitive bases of behavior acquisition and the processes of learning. Prerequisite: PSYCH 155 General Psychology. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-406: Independent Study: (____) (1-3 hour)

Individual study, either research or readings oriented, under the direct supervision of an appropriate member of the faculty. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.



PSYCH-430: Positive Psychology (3 hours)

This course provides an introduction to the study of topics related to science of positive psychology. It is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of the principles and concepts that are most relevant to you as an individual and as an individual in society. You will be strongly encouraged to apply these concepts to your life and to develop a fuller understanding of yourself,and your personal and social relationships. Prerequisite: Psychology major or minor or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-440: Topics in Psychology: (____) (1/2-3 hour)

Specific area in psychology will be studied intensively through readings, reports, and discussions. A specific subtitle such as psycholinguistics, biofeedback, or leadership will be listed in the schedule of classes. May be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. May be repeated if subject matter is different. A maximum of 4 hours can be taken under the subtitle Organizational Leadership. No more than 6 hours may be applied to a psychology major and no more than 3 hours may be applied to a psychology minor without special permission from the chairperson of the Department of Psychology and Counseling. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-456: Introduction to Social Psychology (3 hours)

An introduction to the psychology of social behavior. Systematic consideration of such concepts as social influence, conformity and deviation, social attitudes, prejudice, socialization and personality, and leadership. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-463: Cognitive Processes (3 hours)

Theory and research in human cognitive processes and cognitive bases of behavior such as information processing, memory, concept information, problem solving, perception, and language. Prerequisite: PSYCH 155 General Psychology. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-571: Abnormal Psychology (3 hours)

Introduction to the study of abnormal behavior. Careful consideration will be given to the history of the concept of abnormality. Symptomatology of abnormal behavior will be studied as well as functional disorders including personality disorders and schizophrenia. Prerequisite: PSYCH 155 General Psychology or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-575: Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 hours)

Application of principles, methods and findings from psychological research to pertinent industrial and organizational problems. Emphasis is given to theories of organizational development, organizational structures, contingencies of supervision and leadership, personnel psychology, theories of motivation, training and development, human engineering, and consumer psychology. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-592: Applied Research Methods (1-9 hour)

Applications of research design and analysis through active participation in a programmatic research project in the department. Includes data collection, data analysis, and written summaries of research results. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours. No more than 6 hours may be applied to a psychology major, and no more than 3 hours may be applied to the psychology minor. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-603: Senior Honors Project 1 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 1 is the first course in the sequence and will focus on the fundamental development of the project and preliminary scope of work to be completed. Students will receive a grade of A, B, IP (in progress) or NC (no credit) for each enrollment of the Senior Honors Project. A grade of NC voids the process and the student must then complete their Departmental Academic Honors in the traditional way.



PSYCH-604: Senior Honors Project 2 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 2 is the culmination of the project started in Senior Honors Project 1 and will result in a public presentation of the work. Students must earn a grade of A or B to receive credit for this course. Failure to complete the course with a grade of A or B will void this option and students will have to satisfy their Departmental Academic Honors requirement in the traditional way. There will be no IP (in progress) or IN (incomplete) grades for this course. Projects must be done by the end of the spring term to count towards Departmental Academic Honors requirements. Prerequisite: Senior Honors Project 1.



PSYCH-616: Introduction to Group Processes (3 hours)

Principles of group process such as leadership, membership, group development, and facilitative/therapeutic factors will be included. Issues in group creation, maintenance, termination, and ethical issues, types of group work and appropriate application, are covered. Experiential activities included to emphasize self-awareness and interpersonal and team-building skills. Prerequisite: Six hours of psychology or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-665: Psychology as a Profession II (1 hour)

A course encompassing skill and knowledge application and methods to pursue jobs or graduate school admission. Application, letter of intent, and resume preparation will be included. Prerequisites: PSYCH 165 Psychology as a Profession I, 75 hours of coursework or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-675: Human Factors Psychology (3 hours)

Focuses on humans and their interaction with products, equipment, facilities, procedures, and environments used in work and everyday living. Includes the systematic application of relevant information about human capabilities, limitations, characteristics, behavior, and motivation to the study of design and ergonomics. Prerequisites: 45 credit hours or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-680: Human Relations in the Workplace (3 hours)

Dynamics of human relations in industrial settings. Especially recommended for technology students. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-685: Psychology of Personality (3 hours)

A study of the personality theories and the use of personality variables as an affective basis of behavior. Determination of and techniques of measuring personality variables. Prerequisite: PSYCH 155 General Psychology, PSYCH 389 Research Methods in Psychology I, junior-level status, or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-690: Assistantship in Psychology (1-3 hour)

Assistants will be exposed to a wide variety of educational and experimental settings within the Department of Psychology and Counseling and will work directly with the professional teaching staff to gain a mastery of the educational and/or experimental side of the department in a practical way. Prerequisite: Junior level standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-691: Evolutionary Psychology (3 hours)

A survey of how the basic principles of natural selection and sexual selection govern behavior and mental processes. A major focus will be research findings that describe how evolutionary processes apply to behavior,including human behavior and mental processes. Prerequisite: PSYCH 155 General Psychology and senior standing. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-698: Sensation and Perception (3 hours)

This course surveys contemporary research and theory on sensation and perception. Topics surveyed include sensory physiology, psychophysics, visual attention and search, visual and auditory cognition, and central nervous system pathways involved in the processing of color, form, motion, depth, touch, temperature, taste, smell, and balance. Special attention will be given to research on vision as it highlights approaches scientists have taken in their efforts to understand the functioning of the brain. Prerequisites: PSYCH 155 General Psychology and at least junior standing, or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-699: Senior Thesis (1-3 hour)

senior level honors research project or paper. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours. Prerequisite: 30 hours of undergraduate psychology and permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-701: Ethics in Human Services (3 hours)

Emphasizes knowledge of client rights, confidentiality and release of information regulations, professional standards, code of ethics, and common violations in the human services.



PSYCH-703: Mental Health Case Management (3 hours)

This is a pre-fieldwork course emphasizing practical techniques to facilitate client engagement and relationship with case managers and other support staff. Simulated experience will be provided through the use of role-play. This course also provides specific skills and knowledge in: crisis management; case management with alcohol and drug-abusing consumers vs. with clients with mental disorders; dealing with clients who are dually diagnosed; and case management issues for differential diagnoses and treatment/intervention plans.



PSYCH-711: Addictions I (3 hours)

This course provides knowledge of behavior patterns, progressive stages, historic and generational bases of alcohol/drug dependency, and other types of addictions. The course will also cover issues including addiction substitution, continuum of care, progress in recovery, and relapse dynamics.



PSYCH-720: Multicultural Issues in Psychology and Counseling (3 hours)

Designed to assist human service workers in understanding their own ethnicity, increasing their sensitivity to life experiences of minority group members, and promoting establishment of successful professional relationships.



PSYCH-722: Fundamentals of Tests and Measurement (3 hours)

An overview of contemporary basic psychometric theory. Focused application of these principles in psychology and counseling and other related domains of society. Prerequisite: 9 hours of psychology or permission of instructor. (PSYCH 389 Research Methods in Psychology I or its equivalent is recommended.)



PSYCH-724: Physiological Psychology (3 hours)

Relationships between various body systems and behavior with special emphasis on latest relevant empirical data. Laboratory experiences will be included. Prerequisites: PSYCH 155 General Psychology and at least junior standing, or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-727: Pharmacology and Substance Abuse (3 hours)

Course provides knowledge of states of intoxication and withdrawal, long term effects of substance abuse, effects of psychoactive drugs, mixing drugs, and cross-addictions.



PSYCH-735: Psychology of Mental Health (3 hours)

Study of the dynamics of human adjustment in terms of psychological and social variables. Prerequisite: 6 hours of psychology or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-736: Psychology of Family Development (3 hours)

A study of the dynamics of family development with emphasis on its relationship to family therapy. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-740: Topics in Psychology: (____) (1/2-3 hour)

Study of specific area in psychology or counseling through readings, reports and discussions under such listed subtitles as psycholinguistics, philosophical psychology, or therapies. May be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. May be repeated if subject matter is different. No more than 6 hours may be applied to a psychology major and no more than 3 hours may be applied to a psychology minor without special permission from the chairperson of the Department of Psychology and Counseling.



PSYCH-741: Behavior Modification (3 hours)

A systematic review of the major theories of behavior modification with emphasis on the applications of basic principles of behavior modification and learning to home, school, and other learning situations. Prerequisite: PSYCH 394 Principles of Learning or equivalent course. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-745: Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 hours)

Development of concepts underlying school and agency counseling programs. Overview of counseling techniques and guidance services. Prerequisite: 9 hours of education and/or psychology or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-748: Career Development (2 hours)

Study of the concept of career development and of sources of information related to the world of work. Prerequisite: 9 hours of education and/or psychology.



PSYCH-749: Crisis Management and Treatment (1 hour)

This course will provide crisis management, intervention and suicide prevention models, including the use of psychological aid strategies. Completion of this course will qualify students to become Red Cross volunteers. Those students who become licensed in an area of mental health will also qualify to become Red Cross mental health volunteers.



PSYCH-755: Introduction to School Psychology (1 hour)

This is a survey course examining the role of school psychologists and the functions they serve. The course is designed to introduce new and prospective students into the field of school psychology and differentiate it from that of related professions. The nature and scope of graduate training in school psychology is reviewed along with projections of future opportunities. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.



PSYCH-756: Social Psychology (3 hours)

Designed to provide a thorough background in social psychology and to motivate a continuing exploration of theoretical problems and issues in the field. Combines examination of historical development of theory and method in social psychology with analyses of theoretical, methodological approaches to a variety of contemporary topics. Prerequisite: Successful completion of PSYCH 389 Research Methods in Psychology I and PSYCH 392 Research Methods in Psychology II or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-761: History and Systems of Psychology (3 hours)

Brief summary of the philosophical and physiological backgrounds of modern psychology. The contributions of structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, dynamic psychology and humanism to the development of scientific psychology. Prerequisite: 9 hours of psychology. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-771: Psychology and the Law (3 hours)

Applications of psychological processes and concepts to the American legal system. Among the topics covered are the socialization of legal attitudes, opinions about the purposes of the criminal justice system and persons, the concept of "dangerousness", the nature of jury decision-making, and the rights of prisoners, patients, and children. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-773: Criminal Psychopathology (3 hours)

This course is intended to provide a survey of some of the main psychological theories of criminal behavior. It will include an introduction to general theoretical approaches, examine mental disorders in relationship to criminal behavior, as well as explore some of the psychological characteristics associated with specific types of criminal behavior. May be taken for honors.



PSYCH-774: Family and Addictions (3 hours)

An overview of the impact of substance abuse on the family, along with knowledge of assessment tools and intervention strategies appropriate for use with families affected by substance abuse. Prerequisite: PSYCH 711 Addictions I.



PSYCH-775: Individual Counseling in Addictions (3 hours)

Provide knowledge and skills in basic communication and ability to establish a counseling relationship, overview and evaluation of current theories of individual counseling in substance abuse; examination of the role of the counselor; crisis intervention theory and practice. Prerequisite: PSYCH 711 Addictions I and acceptance into Substance Abuse Services program or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-776: Addiction Services Coordination (3 hours)

Provides knowledge in screening and assessment in substance abuse; crisis management; case management with substance abusing clients vs. clients with mental disorders; treatment planning and services in substance abuse; and client record management. Prerequisites: PSYCH 711 Addictions I, PSYCH 775 Individual Counseling in Addictions, and acceptance into Substance Abuse Services program, or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-777: Fieldwork in Psychology for Substance Abuse Services (3 hours)

Supervised field placement for psychology majors in the substance abuse services emphasis. Prerequisites or concurrent enrollment: PSYCH 616 Introduction to Group Processes, PSYCH 701 Ethics in Human Services, PSYCH 711 Addictions I, PSYCH 775 Individual Counseling in Addictions, PSYCH 776 Addictions Services Coordination, acceptance into Substance Abuse Services program, and permission of instructor. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 777. May be repeated.



PSYCH-778: Fieldwork in Psychology (1-3 hour)

Supervised field placement for psychology majors in agencies and institutions in this region. Prerequisite: 30 hours of undergraduate psychology and permission of instructor. May be repeated. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 778.



PSYCH-779: Fieldwork in Psychology: Human Resource Development Practicum (1-3 hour)

This course provides supervised field placement for psychology majors in the Human Resource Development concentration. Prerequisites: 21 hours of coursework in the undergraduate psychology major plus 15 hours of coursework in the HRD emphasis, a 3.00 GPA, PSYCH 575 Industrial and Organizational Psychology, HRD 596 Introduction to Human Resource Development, and permission of instructor. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 779.



PSYCH-781: Psychology of Exceptional Children (3 hours)

Psychology of exceptional children with special emphasis on development, emotional, and social characteristics.



PSYCH-783: Ethical and Legal Issues in School Psychology and Related Fields (3 hours)

The course features two areas of primary focus: 1) Content and guidelines for practicing as a school psychologist within the parameters of the National Association of School Psychologists' Code of Ethics and 2) Current legal trends and litigation findings which have both direct and indirect impact on decision-making in the practice of school psychology and its related fields, e.g. special education and others. Student/parent procedural safeguards including due process procedures as outlined in federal and state regulations are reviewed. The course includes numerous case study opportunities for hands on practice. Prerequisite: Nine hours of psychology or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-801: Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology (2 hours)

A review of ethical guidelines, issues and dilemmas in the provision of psychological services. This course is required of all graduate psychology majors with an emphasis in clinical psychology. Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in psychology or counseling.



PSYCH-802: Pre-Practicum in Counseling (3 hours)

Supervised observation and discussion of counseling in Pittsburg State campus clinical settings, secondary schools, and/or agencies. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Formal application to PSYCH 822 Practicum in Counseling must be made and tentatively approved the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 802 Pre-Practicum in Counseling.



PSYCH-803: Intellectual Assessment (3 hours)

Extensive supervised practice in administration, scoring, and interpretation of major intelligence tests. Analysis of test data and psychological report writing are also stressed. Prerequisite: PSYCH 722 Fundamentals of Tests and Measurement, admission to a graduate practitioner degree program in psychology or counseling, and permission of instructor or permission of department chairperson. This course must be followed by enrollment in an appropriately supervised field experience (practicum/internship). Lab fee required.



PSYCH-805: Psychoeducational Assessment (3 hours)

Examination of various individual mental tests with closely supervised practice in administration, interpretation and use of test results. Particular emphasis will be given to those instruments which are designed to measure the ability of individuals with speech, hearing and visual defects. Prerequisite: PSYCH 803 Intellectual Assessment or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-806: Special Investigation (____) (1-3 hour)

Independent study in psychology or counseling particularly relevant to the educational program of the individual student under the direct supervision of an appropriate staff member. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.



PSYCH-808: Child Personality Assessment (3 hours)

Foundations of child psychopathology as well as administration, scoring, and interpretation of personality tests for children. Assessment measures will include projective, self-report and rating scale techniques appropriate for children. Prerequisites: PSYCH 722 Fundamentals of Tests and Measurement, PSYCH 803 Intellectual Assessment, admission to a graduate practitioner program in psychology or counseling, and permission of instructor.



PSYCH-809: Personality Assessment (3 hours)

Training in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests designed to assess personality functioning including both projective and non-projective assessment measures. (As part of the training experience, students will be expected to take a number of personality tests, and the results of these tests will be individually reviewed with the student by the instructor or other licensed psychologist.) Prerequisites: PSYCH 801 Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology, PSYCH 803 Intellectual Assessment, and PSYCH 811 Psychopathology and Diagnosis of Mental Disorders, admission to a graduate practitioner degree program in psychology or counseling and permission of instructor. Lab fee required.



PSYCH-810: Advanced Educational Psychology (3 hours)

An applied study of behavioristic and humanistic learning theories, classroom motivation, discipline, measurement, evaluation and testing.



PSYCH-811: Psychopathology and Diagnosis of Mental Disorders (3 hours)

Study of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, emphasizing the differentiation and classification of mental disorders. Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in psychology or counseling, or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-814: Program Planning and Management in School Counseling (2 hours)

Instruction in planning and managing a comprehensive K-12 developmental school counseling program (including advisory committees, needs assessment, goals/objectives/outcomes, and program evaluation methods). Techniques, procedures, and materials used to meet the needs of individuals, classroom groups, small groups, and the school community will be addressed. Prerequisite: PSYCH 745 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-816: Group Dynamics (3 hours)

A study of principles underlying the process of group action and interaction in social situations with application to situations of leadership and supervisory relationships. Emphasizes application of group dynamics principles in counseling, personal growth, and other psychological groups. Experiential activities are included. Not open for credit for students who have taken PSYCH 616 Introduction to Group Processes. Prerequisite: 6 hours of psychology or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-817: Theories and Techniques of Family Counseling and Therapy (3 hours)

Study of the theories and of techniques of counseling and psychotherapy with family relationships. Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate practitioner counseling or psychology degree program or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-818: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 hours)

Theories, principles and procedures of counseling in schools and agencies. Prerequisite: PSYCH 745 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy required of all counseling majors or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-819: Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 hours)

An experientially-based pre-practicum course emphasizing counseling and psychotherapeutic techniques and behavior. Emphasis will be placed upon the identification and acquisition of broad communication and relationship-building skills, specific counseling techniques, a counseling response repertoire, and an understanding of the interaction between theory and technique as it applies to actual practice. Simulated supervised counseling experience will be provided through the use of micro-counseling and role playing; the course will provide the opportunity to practice actual counseling techniques and interview behavior prior to the practicum. Prerequisites: PSYCH 745 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy and PSYCH 818 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, admission to a graduate practitioner degree program in psychology or counseling and permission of instructor.



PSYCH-822: Practicum in Counseling (____) (3 hours)

Supervised practice and critique of counseling in secondary schools and/or agencies. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 822 Practicum in Counseling. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.



PSYCH-823: Psychopharmacology (3 hours)

Three basic segments are included in this course: an overall description of methods of learning, an in-depth analysis of the pharmacological and psychopharmacological events that occur after drug intake; and a specific description of some combination of the fields of learning and psychopharmacology. Not open to students with old PSYCH 787 Psychopharmacology.



PSYCH-826: Contemporary and Ethical Issues in School Counseling (1 hour)

This course will focus on the contemporary issues school counselors are faced with when working with children and youth in schools. An emphasis will also be on the challenges school counselors address in terms of ethical and legal issues. The American School Counselor Association's and American Counseling Association's Codes of Ethics will be utilized. Prerequisite: PSYCH 745 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy, PSYCH 814 Program Planning and Management in School counseling, or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-827: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practice (2 hours)

The study of the foundations, contextual dimensions, and knowledge and skill requirements of community counseling as well as consultation models for application to assist others with their delivery of counseling services to clients. Prerequisite or corequisite: Permission of instructor and PSYCH 822 Practicum in Counseling (Community).



PSYCH-830: Psychology of Learning (3 hours)

Theoretical foundations of learning including conditioning, cognitive, and social approaches. Application of these theories to the basic problems encountered in education and psychology. Prerequisite: 9 hours of psychology or its equivalent.



PSYCH-831: Techniques of Supervision of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 hours)

Study and supervised practice of supervision of counseling and psychotherapy. Prerequisite or corequisite: Permission of instructor and PSYCH 822 Practicum in Counseling (Community or School), PSYCH 872 Practicum in Psychology, or PSYCH 970 Advanced Practicum in School Psychology, or their equivalent. May be repeated. Maximum of 12 credit hours of PSYCH 831 and PSYCH 931 Advanced Techniques of Supervision of Counseling and Psychotherapy combined hours may count toward a graduate degree.



PSYCH-832: Evidence-Based Interventions: Adults (3 hours)

An overview of evidence-based interventions for some of the major psychological disorders in an adult population. Prerequisites: PSYCH 811 Psychopathology and Diagnosis of Mental Disorders, PSYCH 818 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, PSYCH 819 Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy, admission to a graduate practitioner program in psychology or counseling, and permission of instructor.



PSYCH-833: Evidence-Based Interventions: Children (3 hours)

An overview of evidence-based interventions for some of the major psychological disorders encountered in children. Prerequisites: PSYCH 818 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, PSYCH 819 Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy, admission to a graduate practitioner program in psychology or counseling, and permission of instructor.



PSYCH-834: Introduction to Human Neuropsychology (3 hours)

Provide an overview of evolution, anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology as related to the field neuroscience. Use empirical findings from neuroscience to understand the neurological basis for psychological constructs of memory, language, emotion, spatial reasoning, executive functioning, and attention. Review common symptoms of neurological disorders and appropriate neuropsychological screening methods. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.



PSYCH-835: Assessment of Early Childhood Disabilities (1-2 hour)

Addresses assessment of the early childhood handicapped child. Intended for those familiar with tests and measurements, and presumes a grasp of developmental theory applied to children. Specifically designed to train graduate level students to competently perform assessment utilizing a normative base approach. Prerequisite: PSYCH 722 Fundamentals of Tests and Measurement.



PSYCH-837: Assessment and Intervention with Early Childhood Disabilities (3 hours)

Addresses assessment and intervention in early childhood handicapped children. Intended for those familiar with tests and measurements, and presumes a grasp of developmental theory applied to children. Common early childhood handicapping conditions along with research on intervention for these conditions is provided. Specifically designed to train graduate level students to competently perform both norm-referenced and criterion referenced assessments. Students are required to develop evidence-based interventions for children they have assessed. Prerequisite: PSYCH 722 Fundamentals of Tests and Measurement and permission of instructor.



PSYCH-839: Group Interventions (3 hours)

An overview of group therapy, with focus on practical aspects of managing a group, along with intervention protocols for commonly encountered problems in a mental health setting. Prerequisites: PSYCH 818 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy and admission to applied skills graduate degree program (Clinical Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, School Psychology) required. Prerequisite: PSYCH 818 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy and admission to applied skills graduate degree program.



PSYCH-840: Seminar: (____) (1/2-3 hour)

A specific area in psychology or counseling will be studied intensively through readings, reports, and discussions. A specific subtitle such as perception, motivation, emotions, psychological statistics will be listed in the schedule of classes. May be taken on Pass/Fail basis. May be repeated if subject matter is different. No more than 6 hours may be applied to a master's degree.



PSYCH-844: Diversity Issues in Counseling (3 hours)

Theories and practice of counseling with diverse populations including cultural, sub-cultural, gender, ethnic, and special needs groups. Special emphasis is given to competencies in multicultural awareness and establishing counseling relationships, communicating, and goal setting with diverse populations.



PSYCH-845: Practice in Family Counseling (1-3 hour)

This course is for the advanced student who wishes to study family therapy in greater depth. Prerequisites: PSYCH 819 Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy and permission of instructor. PSYCH 817 Theories of Family Counseling and Therapy strongly recommended. May be repeated.



PSYCH-854: Group Counseling (3 hours)

A study of the nature of group work practice, including the theory, practice, research, ethics, and professional issues related to group procedures. Corequisite or prerequisite: PSYCH 819 Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy; Prerequisites: Admission to a practitioner training program in psychology or counseling, PSYCH 816 Group Dynamics, and permission of instructor.



PSYCH-855: Group Counseling Practicum (1 hour)

A supervised group leadership experience. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in practicum. Prerequisites: Admission to Practicum in Psychology or Counseling, PSYCH 816 Group Dynamics, PSYCH 819 Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy, PSYCH 854 Group Counseling, and permission of instructor. May be repeated for up to six hours.



PSYCH-856: Group Counseling Internship (1 hour)

A supervised group leadership experience. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in practicum or internship. Prerequisites: Admission to Practicum in Psychology or Counseling, PSYCH 816 Group Dynamics, PSYCH 819 Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy, PSYCH 854 Group Counseling, PSYCH 855 Group Counseling Practicum, and permission of instructor. May be repeated for up to six hours.



PSYCH-859: Advanced Developmental Psychology (3 hours)

A study of various determinants of behavior as they apply to the behavior of people in various life phases from infancy to senescence.



PSYCH-860: Clinical Psychology (2 hours)

Integration of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment issues as they apply to the clinical practice of psychology. Prerequisite: Completion of all other non-fieldwork-based coursework (including PSYCH 809 Personality Assessment and PSYCH 811 Psychopathology and Diagnosis of Mental Disorders) in the clinical psychology option and permission of instructor.



PSYCH-865: Pre-Practicum in Psychology (3 hours)

A combination classroom/field work experience designed to give students an introduction to the practicum experience and experience in psychological report writing, advanced counseling and psychotherapy techniques, and psychodiagnosis. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 865 Pre-Practicum in Psychology.



PSYCH-870: Practicum in School Psychology (1-4 hour)

Supervised experience in the educational planning, follow-up, and research with children or youth, individually and in groups in the setting of schools K-12. Admission by application only. Prerequisite: Acceptance in Ed.S. School Psychology Program and permission of instructor. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in 870. May be repeated for a total of eight hours.



PSYCH-872: Practicum in Psychology (1-6 hour)

Supervised experience in assessment, diagnosis, remediation and research in a clinic, special institution, or psychological services center. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and PSYCH 801 Ethical issues in Clinical Psychology. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 872 Practicum in Psychology. May be repeated.



PSYCH-881: Orientation to College Teaching (3 hours)

Laboratory work in the classroom situation; work with instructional aids, involvement in curriculum development, test construction, and classroom instruction. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated.



PSYCH-890: Research and Thesis (3-6 hours)

Prerequisite: PSYCH 891 Methods of Research in Psychology and Counseling or its equivalent and permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.



PSYCH-891: Methods of Research in Psychology and Counseling (3 hours)

The major goals of the course are to stimulate interest in and to develop and demonstrate such skills as the planning, proposing, conducting and writing of research in an area of professional interest. Content will include such topics as the exploration and evaluation of research, research design, statistical decision-making, computer applications, the ethical conduct of research and issues in conducting research dealing with psychological variables. Prerequisite: PSYCH 392 Research Methods in Psychology II or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-895: Internship: (____) (3-12 hours)

Supervised field experience in counseling, school psychology or clinical psychology. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 895. Internship: (____). May be repeated.



PSYCH-901: Contemporary Problems in School Psychology (3 hours)

An examination of the practical and theoretical problems in school psychology.



PSYCH-906: Special Investigation: (____) (1-3 hour)

Independent study in counseling or school psychology under the direct supervision of an appropriate staff member. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.



PSYCH-910: Advanced Counseling Theories (3 hours)

Emphasis on the study of primary sources of contemporary theories and dynamics within the counseling relationship. Prerequisite: Completion of a course in counseling theory or permission of instructor.



PSYCH-912: Advanced Counseling Practicum (1-3 hour)

Advanced level of supervised experiences in counseling with specific attention to complex case situations and theoretical orientation. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 912.



PSYCH-920: Advanced Consultation (1-3 hour)

An investigation of the theory and practice of consultation. The course will emphasize the indirect function of the counselor or other helping professional in coordinating, teaching, organizing, and supervising others in their direct work with clients, students, children, etc. Supervised consulting experience will be provided. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.



PSYCH-931: Advanced Techniques of Supervision of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 hours)

Advanced study and supervised practice of supervision of counseling and psychotherapy. Prerequisite or corequisite: Permission of instructor, PSYCH 831 Techniques of Supervision of Counseling and Psychotherapy; PSYCH 895 Internship in Counseling (Community or School), PSYCH 895 Internship in Clinical Psychology, or PSYCH 995 Internship in School Psychology, or their equivalent. May be repeated. Maximum of 12 credit hours of PSYCH 831 Techniques of Supervision of Counseling and Psychotherapy and PSYCH 931 combined hours may count toward a graduate degree.



PSYCH-940: Seminar: (____) (1-3 hour)

A specific area of psychology or counseling will be studied intensively through readings, reports, and discussions. A specific subtitle will be indicated in the schedule of classes. May be taken on Pass/Fail basis. May be repeated if subject matter is different. No more than 6 hours may be applied to a master's degree.



PSYCH-945: Advanced Supervised Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy I (3 hours)

This is the first course in a four course sequence to provide supervision in marriage and family therapy according to the guidelines of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Prerequisites: Possession of a graduate degree and/or a professional credential in counseling or psychology, and permission of instructor. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 945.



PSYCH-948: Supervision of Marriage and Family Therapy (3 hours)

This is the fourth course in a four course sequence to provide supervision in marriage and family therapy according to the guidelines of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Prerequisites: Possession of a graduate degree and/or a professional credential in counseling or psychology, and permission of instructor. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 948.



PSYCH-970: Advanced Practicum in School Psychology (1-12 hour)

Supervised experience in the assessment, diagnosis, counseling, educational planning, follow-up, and research with children or youth, individually and in groups in the setting of schools K-12 and/or special institutions. Prerequisites: Admission to the Ed.S. program in school psychology and permission of instructor. Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 970 Advanced Practicum in School Psychology. May be repeated for a total of 12 hours.



PSYCH-990: Special Research Project (3-6 hours)

Independent supervised research, required of all Option I candidates and available to Option II candidates for the Specialist in Education Degree, as well as other advanced students. May be repeated. No more than six hours may be applied to a Specialist in Education Degree. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.



PSYCH-995: Internship: (____) (1-12 hour)

Supervised field experience in counseling, school psychology or psychology. Prerequisites: PSYCH 822 Practicum in Counseling, PSYCH 872 Practicum in Psychology, PSYCH 970 Advanced Practicum in School Psychology (or equivalent). Formal application must be made the semester before enrollment in PSYCH 995 Internship: (____). May be repeated for a total of 12 hours. (No more than 6 hours to be counted on an Specialist in Education degree.)


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