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Psychology

PSYC 4330G - VIOLENCE IN COMMUNITIES AND FAMILIES (3 Credits)

Same as SOCI 4330G and SOWK 4330G.

PSYC 4381G - INTERMEDIATE STATISTICS (3 Credits)

This course is designed to extend coverage, beyond that provided in PSYC 3381, of the statistical analysis commonly used in the behavioral sciences and other fields. Topics may include repeated measures analysis of variance, factorial analysis of variance, linear regression, multiple regression, discriminate analysis, and some nonparametric procedures. The focus is on conceptual understanding, selecting the appropriate statistic for a research design, using SPSS for data analysis, and interpreting the results of the analysis. Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate level course in statistics. Offered: spring.

PSYC 5315G - CHILD WELFARE (3 Credits)

Same as SOWK 5315G and SOCI 5315G.

PSYC 5316G - SERVICES CHILDREN EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE (3 Credits)

Same as SOWK 5316G and SOCI 5316G.

PSYC 5330G - VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION (3 Credits)

Overview of strategies for prevention of violence, including development of skills necessary to intervene with people whose lives have been affected by violence. Emphasis on children ages 0-6. Same as SOCI 5330G and SOWK 5330G. Offered: summer, spring.

PSYC 5361G - SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and advanced standing.

PSYC 5363G - MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING (3 Credits)

Overview of mental disorders that commonly affect the elderly population, as well as assessment and treatment/interventions. Prevention and mental health programs that promote the quality of life elders, mental health policy and implications for the education and training of professionals who work with elders will also be addressed. Offered: spring of even years.

PSYC 5365G - DEATH, DYING AND GRIEF (3 Credits)

Acquaint students with a variety of issues related to the needs and dynamics of dying and grieving persons, as well as one's own role as a concerned care giver, family member, friend or professional. Equal emphasis on death/process of dying and grief/bereavement issues, exploring dimensions of and means to support and help others as they grieve. Prerequisite: Junior level or above or consent of instructor. Offered: fall.

PSYC 5368G - SOCIOLOGY OF AGING (3 Credits)

Same as SOCI 5368G and SOWK 5368G.

PSYC 5371G - ADULT LEARNING: THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES (3 Credits)

Examination of the principles of learning as they apply to the adult in the non-academic setting; emphasis on methods of program design and implementation.

PSYC 5381G - HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONS (3 Credits)

Analysis of human behavior in complex organizations such as those found in government, education, business; dynamics of human interaction within context of large, bureaucratic structures; effects on individual and on organization itself. Offered: spring.

PSYC 5385G - INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

The course introduces how scientific methods, theory, and psychological principles apply in business and industry. Topics include such areas as motivation, job satisfaction, leadership and communication theory, organizational structure, performance appraisal, personnel testing and selection, training, workplace design, and work environment. Offered: fall.

PSYC 5410G - APPLIED PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY AND BIOFEEDBACK (4 Credits)

Introduction of biofeedback practice from several points of view: theoretical, electronic, psycho- physiological and operational. Focus on operation of biofeedback instruments. Clinical applications are reviewed. Clinical literature reviews and specific cases are presented. Lab provides hands-on instruction and practice with biofeedback instrumentation and skills. Three lecture and three lab hours per week. Offered: summer.

PSYC 6190 - SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (1 Credit)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSYC 6290 - SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (2 Credits)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSYC 6321 - PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION (3 Credits)

Study of the construction of measurement instruments, including specification of the test purpose, generation of the form and content of test items, item try-out and analysis, standardization of test administration and scoring procedures, assessment of test reliability and validity, and establishment of test norms. Fee: $25. Offered: fall.

PSYC 6322 - PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT (3 Credits)

Assessment of individuals through interpretation and integration of most frequently used measures of personality and various other diagnostic screening instruments that examine depression, anxiety, and social factor impact. Prerequisite: PSYC 6321, PSYC 6342 or EDUC 6345 EDUC 6346. Fee: $75. Offered: fall, spring.

PSYC 6324 - ACHIEVEMENT TESTING IN INDIVIDUALIZED ASSESSMENT (3 Credits)

Overview of recommended norm reference test of individual achievement. Covers individualized administration scoring, interpretation and report writing for diagnostic purpose and academic program planning. Discusses formal and informal procedures and processes involved in psycoeducational testing and implications for intervention. Prerequisite: PSYC 6442. Fee: $50. Offered: summer.

PSYC 6326 - LATINO PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Overview of historical foundations of contemporary Latino psychologies and current state of knowledge in Latino psychology research and practice. Emphasis on issues such as acculturative stress, oppression and discrimination, culture-bound values, ethnicity and ethnic identity development, and gender issues. Students will examine personal attitudes, experiences, and beliefs as they relate to the competent and ethical delivery of services to Latino populations. (Note: This course is taught in Spanish). Prerequisite: PSYC 6370 or facility in oral Spanish as determined by the OLLU Oral Proficiency.

PSYC 6332 - BILINGUAL ASSESSMENT (3 Credits)

Assessment of individuals through interpretation and integration of most frequently used measures of multicultural assessment. Course will focus on best practices in assessment of individuals from a multi-cultural/multi-linguistic background. Prerequisites: PSYC 6321, PSYC 6322, PSYC 6442 or consent of instructor. Fee: $50. Offered: summer.

PSYC 6348 - ASSESSMENT OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (3 Credits)

Assessment of individuals through interpretation and integration of the most frequently used measures of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Social Skills and Sensory Integration Assessments. Prerequisite: PSYC 6321, PSYC 6322, PSYC 6342, PSYC 7333. Fee: $50. Offered: spring.

PSYC 6358 - LIFE PLANNING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT (3 Credits)

Vocational choice theory, career choice and lifestyle, sources of occupational and educational information and career decision-making processes. Includes a personal career assessment battery. Same as COUN 6358. Fee: $50. Offered: fall, summer.

PSYC 6370 - PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL SPANISH (3 Credits)

Spanish vocabulary and language skills needed for working in mental health settings. Focus on proficiency required for conducting psychotherapy and psychological assessments with Spanish dominant populations and professional presentation. Prerequisite: Facility in oral Spanish determined by the OLLU Spanish Oral Proficiency Assessment. Offered: spring.

PSYC 6380 - RESEARCH DESIGN AND PROCEDURES (3 Credits)

Overview of research designs in psychological research. Students prepare a complete research proposal and conduct a comprehensive literature review of a research topic. Emphasis upon critical evaluation and application of published research findings. Prerequisite: Enrolled in M.S. in Psychology or PsyD program or consent of instructor. Offered: fall, summer.

PSYC 6390 - SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSYC 6342 - PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT: COGNITIVE TESTING (3 Credits)

Training in administration, scoring, interpretation and report writing. Overview and use of various batteries and instruments used for measuring cognitive ability of children and adults. Overview of the relationship between ability and achievement in psycho-educational measurement. Prerequisite: PSYC 6321 and SPED 6345. Fee: $75. Offered: fall, spring.

PSYC 6490 - SELECTED TOPICS IS PSYCHOLOGY (4 Credits)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSYC 6590 - SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (5 Credits)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSYC 6690 - SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (6 Credits)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSYC 6790 - SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (7 Credits)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSYC 6890 - SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (8 Credits)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSYC 6990 - SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (9 Credits)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSYC 7333 - PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: ETIOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING (3 Credits)

Definition, description and diagnosis of mental disorders according to DSM and other classification systems. Focus on the individual in family and cultural contexts. Will cover the administration of mental status exams and the development of treatment plans based on diagnostic categories. Same as COUN 7333. Offered: spring.

PSYC 7351 - LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Social development of the individual as a process; ecological and ecological and familial settings for development as they interact with genetic and physiological patterns of growth and change. Same as COUN 7351. Offered: fall, summer.

PSYC 8198 - PRACTICUM: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (1 Credit)

Continuation of school psychology practicum, PSYC 8398, for second and subsequent semesters. Students must continuously enroll in this course until the practicum is completed. This course does not count toward degree requirements.

PSYC 8299 - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP (2 Credits)

Supervised experience in the practical application and integration of principles and techniques of school psychology in a selected educational or clinical setting. On-site supervision will be supplemented by a weekly seminar with school psychology faculty. Requires 1200 total hours of direct and indirect services. May be completed on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) over two semesters or half-time basis (20 hours per week) over four semesters. Must complete a total of six semester hours. Prerequisite: PSYC 8398. Fee: $50. Offered: fall, spring.

PSYC 8301 - GROUP AND FAMILY PROCESSES (3 Credits)

Focus upon understanding group process and facilitation. Review of strategies for prevention of interpersonal and systems dysfunction utilizing communication groups, family enrichment, parenting groups, etc. Same as COUN 8301. Offered: spring, summer.

PSYC 8303 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:SKILLS AND ISSUES (3 Credits)

Investigation of professional issues relevant to ethics, professional organizations, family law, certification and licensure, and finance relative to practice. Same as COUN 8303. Offered: spring, summer (section 0002 for School Psychology students only).

PSYC 8305 - COUNSELING THEORIES IN THE SCHOOL SETTINGS (3 Credits)

Introduction to a variety of counseling theories and applications appropriate for use with children and adolescents in school systems and other educational settings. Offered: summer.

PSYC 8319 - THESIS (3 Credits)

See University Thesis Guidelines.

PSYC 8325 - NEUROBEHAVIORAL PRINCIPLES (3 Credits)

General principles of neuroscience, effects of brain function on human behavior. Includes overview of physiological and sensorimotor system functions. Brief overview of psychopharmacological intervention framework. Offered: fall.

PSYC 8327 - COUNSELING SPANISH SPEAKING IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES (3 Credits)

Local experience in the cultures and language of Spanish speaking immigrants and refugees and their influence on mental health delivery services in the US. Includes study related to immigration history, policy and mental health service delivery. Course will involve a volunteer component at a designated site and field trips to relevant agencies. Note: Students taking this course for the fulfillment of the PSSSP certificate will be required to fulfill part of the course requirements in Spanish. Prerequisite: PSYC 8356. Offered: summer of odd years.

PSYC 8330 - SOCIALCULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELING MEXICANS AND MEXICANS (3 Credits)

Immersion experience in the cultures and language of Mexico and their influences on the delivery of mental health delivery services. Includes lectures from professionals from mental health and related fields, and field trips to relevant sites. Prerequisite: Student in MS in Psychology or PsyD in Counseling Psychology or consent of instructor. Fee: will vary depending on cost of travel and lodging. Offered: spring.

PSYC 8331 - LANGUAGE AND PSYCHOSOCIAL VARIABLES IN INTERVIEWS AND ASSESSMENTS WITH LATINOS (3 Credits)

Ethnically sensitive practices and delivery of services to Latinos. Issues related to language psychosocial variables in interviews and assessment of social and psychological well-being. Prerequisite: PSYC 6322, PSYC 8352 and PSYC 8356. Offered: fall.

PSYC 8343 - PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES IN TESTING (3 Credits)

Administration scoring, interpretation, and report writing for projective testing including projective drawings, apperception tests and various informal techniques; Basic introduction to the Rorschach Inkblot system; Developing integrative and interpretational strategies. Prerequisite: PSYC 6322, PSYC 6342, PSYC 9322. Fee: $75. Offered: spring.

PSYC 8345 - THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY (3 Credits)

Exploration of foundational theories of individual and systemic psychotherapeutic approaches. Review of key concepts, techniques and therapeutic process and ethical considerations. Offered: spring.

PSYC 8351 - INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMIC APPROACHES TO PSYCHOTHERAPY (3 Credits)

Introduction to strengths based approaches to psychotherapy to work with individuals, couples, families, and larger systems. Emphasis on solution-focused, narrative, collaborative, and brief systemic approaches. Offered: fall.

PSYC 8352 - PRE-PRACTICUM PSYCHOTHERAPY LABORATORY: BASIC INTERVIEWING SKILLS (3 Credits)

Approaches to systemic and individual interviewing. Special attention to the beginning stages of therapy and to common presenting concerns. Laboratory preparation of students to begin practicum. Prerequisite: PSYC 8351 or consent of instructor. Offered: spring.

PSYC 8355 - PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH CHILDREN ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES (3 Credits)

Application of systemic therapies to individual and family psychotherapy with children and adolescents. Emphasis on cultural context and working with larger systems including schools, child protective services, and the court system. Examines areas that frequent need to be addressed when working with children and adolescents including family violence and abuse, substance abuse, gang violence and bullying. Prerequisite: PSYC 8351. Offered: fall.

PSYC 8356 - FAMILY PROCESSES ACROSS CULTURES (3 Credits)

Familiarization with systems on a variety of levels and across a diversity of cultures. Emphasis on the cultural and contextual aspects of normalcy. Issues in healthy family functioning and assessment. Same as COUN 8356. Offered: spring, summer.

PSYC 8357 - ADVANCED SYSTEMIC APPROACHES TO PSYCHOTHERAPY (3 Credits)

Presentation and analysis of contemporary methods in systemic therapy. Emphasis on development of a meta-theoretical perspective in psychotherapies in general and systemic therapies in particular. Prerequisite: PSYC 8351 or PSYC 9334 or consent of instructor. Offered: spring.

PSYC 8361 - THEORIES OF LEARNING (3 Credits)

Overview of theories and principles of learning in Psychology; Topics include cognitive development, the role of memory, information processing, perception and motivation in learning; Explores techniques and methods employed in development of learning styles. Reviews all of the major theories of learning in Psychology. Offered: summer.

PSYC 8371 - CONSULTATION IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Overview of consultation services in schools; various models for consultation, including skills and strategies with parents, teachers, administrators and other professional trends in research and practice. Offered: summer.

PSYC 8372 - OPERATION AND ORGANIZATION IN SCHOOLS FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Organizational structure of schools; role definition and function of various personnel including the specialist in school psychology (LSSP); Review of Special programming, legal guidelines and IDEA requirements; Overview of federal, state, and local school governance; Operational variables that impact service delivery. Offered: spring.

PSYC 8375 - PRACTICUM LAB: COUNSELING SKILLS IN SCHOOL SETTINGS (3 Credits)

Overview and application of psychological counseling skills for individual and groups in schools; includes overview of brief techniques and approaches used in systems as well as other individual theoretical approaches and techniques appropriate for use in schools. Prerequisites: PSYC 8351, PSYC 8388. Offered: spring.

PSYC 8377 - PRACTICUM:WORKING WITH CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (3 Credits)

Supervised experience in the practical application and integration of principles and techniques of autism assessment, behavior modification and academic and behavioral intervention strategies for children with autism. On-site supervision will be supplemented by a weekly seminar with school psychology faculty. Requires 150 hours of total direct and indirect services. Prerequisite: PSYC 6321, PSYC 6322, PSYC 6342, PSYC 7333. Offered: summer.

PSYC-8388 PRE-PRACTICUM LABORATORY: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY INTERVENTION FRAMEWORKS (3 Credits)

Primary skills and processes in school setting for the practice of School Psychology procedural frameworks for assessment, counseling, consultation, and special programming eligibility; Basic terminology, mandatory documentation, and direct and indirect accountability for interventions given educational mandates of Response To Intervention (RTI) framework. Preparation for Practicum activities. Prerequisite: PSYC 6321, PSYC 6342. Offered: fall.

PSYC 8389 - FIELD PLACEMENT FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION: LEVEL II (3 Credits)

Supervised experience in application and integration of communication and human relations skills in appropriate field setting. Same as SOCI 8389. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fee: $15. Offered: fall, spring, summer.

PSYC 8390 - PRACTICUM I (3 Credits)

Under direct supervision of psychology faculty, students will provide psychological services to individuals and families in the department- sponsored Community Counseling Services; students must demonstrate specific competencies according to their specialization. Requires a minimum of 20 hours per week time commitment. All students must accumulate 125 hours of direct service. Prerequisite: 18 semester hours in graduate psychology including PSYC 8351, PSYC 8352. Fee: $20. Offered: fall, spring, summer.

PSYC 8391 - PRACTICUM II (3 Credits)

Continuation of PSYC 8390. Placement at approved university and/or community sites. Requires a minimum of 20 hours per week time commitment. All students must accumulate 125 hours of direct service. Prerequisite: PSYC 8390. Fee: $20. Offered: fall, spring, summer.

PSYC 8392 - PRACTICUM III (3 Credits)

Continuation of PSYC 8391. Placement at approved university and/or community sites. Requires a minimum of 20 hours per week time commitment. All students must accumulate 125 hours of direct service. Prerequisite: PSYC 8391. Fee: $20. Offered: fall, spring, summer

PSYC 8393 - PRACTICUM IV (3 Credits)

Continuation of PSYC 8392. Placement at approved university and/or community sites. Requires a minimum of 20 hours per week time commitment. All students must accumulate 125 hours of direct service. Prerequisite: PSYC 8392. Fee: $20. Offered: fall, spring, summer.

PSYC 8398 - PRACTICUM SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Supervised experience in the practical application and integration of principles and techniques of school psychology in child clinical or educational settings. On-site supervision will be supplemented by a weekly seminar with school psychology faculty. Requires 300 hours of total direct and indirect services. Prerequisite: PSYC 6322, PSYC 8352, PSYC 8355, PSYC 8371, PSYC 8372. Fee: $20. Offered: fall, spring, summer.

PSYC 8399 - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP (3 Credits)

Supervised experience in the practical application and integration of principles and techniques of school psychology in a selected educational or clinical setting. On-site supervision will be supplemented by a weekly seminar with school psychology faculty. Requires 1200 total hours of direct and indirect services. May be completed on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) over two semesters or half-time basis (20 hours per week) over four semesters. Must complete a total of six semester hours. Prerequisite: PSYC 8398. Fee: $50.

PSYC 8499 - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP (4 Credits)

Supervised experience in the practical application and integration of principles and techniques of school psychology in a selected educational or clinical setting. On-site supervision will be supplemented by a weekly seminar with school psychology faculty. Requires 1200 total hours of direct and indirect services. May be completed on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) over two semesters or half-time basis (20 hours per week) over four semesters. Must complete a total of six semester hours. Prerequisite: PSYC 8398. Fee: $50. Offered: fall, spring.

PSYC 8599 - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP (5 Credits)

Supervised experience in the practical application and integration of principles and techniques of school psychology in a selected educational or clinical setting. On-site supervision will be supplemented by a weekly seminar with school psychology faculty. Requires 1200 total hours of direct and indirect services. May be completed on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) over two semesters or half-time basis (20 hours per week) over four semesters. Must complete a total of six semester hours. Prerequisite: PSYC 8398. Fee: $50. Offered: fall, spring.

PSYC 8619 - THESIS (6 Credits)

See University Thesis Guidelines.

PSYC 8699 - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP (6 Credits)

Supervised experience in the practical application and integration of principles and techniques of school psychology in a selected educational or clinical setting. On-site supervision will be supplemented by a weekly seminar with school psychology faculty. Requires 1200 total hours of direct and indirect services. May be completed on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) over two semesters or half-time basis (20 hours per week) over four semesters. Must complete a total of six semester hours. Prerequisite: PSYC 8398. Fee: $50.

PSYC 9101 - DOCTORAL PSYCHOLOGY COLLOQUIUM I (1 Credit)

Broad overview of issues and practices in professional psychology. Current topics such as licensure, managed health care, professional organizations, applications of current research, legal and ethical issues in counseling psychology are addressed to help develop identity as a professional psychologist. Pass/Fail. Offered: fall.

PSYC 9102 - DOCTORAL PSYCHOLOGY COLLOQUIUM II (1 Credit)

Broad overview of issues and practices in professional psychology. Current topics such as licensure, managed health care, professional organizations, applications of current research, legal and ethical issues in counseling psychology are addressed to help develop identity as a professional psychologist. Pass/Fail. Offered: spring.

PSYC 9150 - MANAGEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES (1 Credit)

Overview of business practices in professional psychology. Topics include: advertising and marketing a practice, managed care, record keeping practices, and supervision issues. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor. Offered: summer of even-numbered years.

PSYC 9165 - DIRECTED STUDY (1 Credit)

Exploration of a specialized topic under faculty direction. May consist of a literature review, development and/or execution of a research project. Course may be repeated for credit when topic varies.

PSYC 9166 - SELECTED TOPICS IN COUNSELING THEORY AND PRACTICE (1 Credit)

Specialized courses which provide intensive, specific exposures to a chosen theory, psychotherapeutic practice, client population or clinical issue. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor.

PSYC 9190 - INTERNSHIP I (1 Credit)

Supervised practice of psychology including psychotherapy, psychological assessment, consultation, supervision, psychoeducational activities and case management at an approved site. May be completed on a full-time and half-time basis. Requires a minimum of 1900 hours and supervision by a licensed psychologist. Pass/Fail.

PSYC 9191 - INTERNSHIP II (1 Credit)

Supervised practice of psychology including psychotherapy, psychological assessment, consultation, supervision, psychoeducational activities and case management at an approved site. May be completed on a full-time and half-time basis. Requires a minimum of 1900 hours and supervision by a licensed psychologist. Pass/Fail.

PSYC 9192 - INTERNSHIP III (1 Credit)

Supervised practice of psychology including psychotherapy, psychological assessment, consultation, supervision, psychoeductional activities and case management at an approved site. May be completed on a full-time and half-time basis. Requires a minimum of 1900 hours and supervision by a licensed psychologist. Pass/Fail.

PSYC 9198 - DISSERTATION IV (1 Credit)

Continuation of dissertation work for fourth and subsequent semesters. Students must continuously enroll in this until the dissertation is complete. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: PSYC 9395, PSYC 9396 and PSYC 9397.

PSYC 9265 - DIRECTED STUDY (2 Credits)

Exploration of a specialized topic under faculty direction. May consist of a literature review, development and/or execution of a research project. Course may be repeated for credit when topic varies.

PSYC 9301 - THEORIES OF GROUP COUNSELING (3 Credits)

Examination of selected theories of group psychotherapy and counseling. Includes experiential focus on process, observation and facilitation. Prerequisite: Doctoral level and consent of instructor, PSYC 8357 or equivalent. Offered: summer of odd-numbered years.

PSYC 9302 - THEORIES OF INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING (3 Credits)

Examination of selected theories of psychological counseling and implications for the practicing psychologist. Prerequisite: Doctoral level and consent of instructor, PSYC 8357 or equivalent. Offered: spring of odd-numbered years.

PSYC 9304 - THEORIES MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING (3 Credits)

Provides students with theory, knowledge and skills needed for the practice of multicultural counseling and psychotherapy. Cross cultural psychotherapy, assessment and research with multicultural populations covered with emphasis on race, ethnicity, gender and lifestyle issues. Prerequisite: PSYC 8356 or equivalent and doctoral level or consent of instructor. Offered: fall of even-numbered years.

PSYC 9307 - POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Positive psychology is the scientific study of positive experience, positive individual traits, and the institutions and practices that facilities their development. This course reviews the history of positive psychology and the contributions this new field has made to research and practice. Areas of controversy will be critically examined with consideration given to conflicting view points and their respective empirical support. Focus on the clinical application of positive psychology. Offered: spring of even numbered years.

PSYC 9310 - INTRO TO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Introduction to the psychologist role in primary health care settings. Strategies for assisting clients with medical problems. Physiological and psychological factors influencing disease and disorders; health psychological assessment and intervention strategies applicable to individuals and groups, environmental factors, marketplace, factors and interpersonal factors. Selected medical diseases and syndromes; psychological segues and intervention, and prevention. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor. Offered: spring of even-numbered years.

PSYC 9322 - PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT (3 Credits)

Administration, scoring, interpretation and report writing of objective measures of personality. Emphasis on formulating a sound data base of information from interviews and tests and developing interpretational strategies. Prerequisite: PSYC 6321 and doctoral level or consent of instructor. Fee: $75. Offered: fall of odd-numbered years.

PSYC 9325 - BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE (3 Credits)

Advanced overview of the general principles of neuroscience as applied to human behavior. Topics include basic neuroanatomy and physiology, sensory and motor system, and psychopharmacology. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor. Offered: fall of odd-numbered years.

PSYC 9326 - LEARNING AND COGNITION (3 Credits)

Advanced overview of the psychology of learning and cognitive science. Topics include theoretical and experimental approaches to the study of motivation, emotion, learning and memory. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor. Offered: spring of odd-numbered years.

PSYC 9330 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Study of the effects of the social environment on human thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Topics include: social cognition and perception, emotional expression, attitudes, attraction, prejudice, prosocial behavior and aggression. Offered: spring of odd-numbered years.

PSYC 9332 - PSYCHOLOGICAL HYPNOSIS (3 Credits)

An examination of standard theories of hypnosis with particular emphasis on the work of the Ericksonians. Review of research in hypnosis and current developments. Beginning skills in trance induction and utilization. Examination of ethical issues in the use of hypnosis. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor. Offered: summer of even-numbered years.

PSYC 9333 - ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Theoretical perspectives on etiology, development, and treatment and treatment of selected major and minor diagnostic categories of individual abnormal thinking and behavior. Topics covered include affective disorders, thought disorders and personality disorders. Prerequisite: Doctoral level PSYC 7333 or equivalent. Offered: fall of even-numbered years.

PSYC 9334 - POSTMODERN PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Examination of influence of social constructionism and other postmodern theories on the practice of psychotherapy. Therapeutic approaches emphasized include Narrative, MRI and Solution-Focuses therapies. Preparation for doctoral practicum. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor.

PSYC 9347 - ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Use of interviews, multiple health related questionnaires, tests, indices in assessing health behavior, quality of life and traditional psychological tests in a medical context. Prerequisite: PSYC 9310 and doctoral level or consent of instructor. Offered: fall of even-numbered years.

PSYC 9348 - FAMILY SYSTEMS MEDICINE (3 Credits)

Introduction to the application of systems theory to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of health problems. Includes review of current literature in family systems medicine and topics such as conducting systems oriented assessments, conducting interviews and developing systems oriented treatment plans in a medical setting. Prerequisite: PSYC 9310 and PSYC 9347. Offered: spring of odd-numbered years.

PSYC 9351 - CLINICAL SUPERVISION (3 Credits)

Approaches to the supervision of individual, marital and family therapy. Includes supervised practice in supervision. Prerequisite: PSYC 9389 or consent of instructor. Offered: spring of odd-numbered years.

PSYC 9352 - CONSULTATION (3 Credits)

Emphasis on integrated models of consultation. Examination of major models of psychological consultation in various settings. Prerequisite: Doctoral level. Offered: spring of even-numbered years.

PSYC 9356 - LATINO PSYCHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Focus on the work of leading Latino psychologists. Topics covered include: culture and personality, acculturation and ethnic self-identification, individual development, gender role socialization, influence of family and other systems and educational achievement. Offered: fall of odd-numbered years.

PSYC 9360 - SPECIAL TOPICS (3 Credits)

Extensive study and research on a particular clinical issue, theory or technique. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor.

PSYC 9361 - PROFESSIONAL WRITING (3 Credits)

Development of advanced skills and techniques in dissertation writing, including proposal formulation, literature review, format and stylistics (APA emphasis). Attention to professional writing, including clinical. supervisory and management reports, as well as research reporting for publication. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor. Offered: spring.

PSYC 9364 - SEMINAR IN COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL THERAPIES (3 Credits)

Explores the major assumptions and theories underlying cognitive and behavioral therapies; identifies the major theorists and their models. Methods and techniques associated with the theories and their application to common mental health problems are studied. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor. Offered: summer of odd-numbered years.

PSYC 9365 - DIRECTED STUDY (3 Credits)

Exploration of a specialized topic under faculty direction. May consist of a literature review, development and/or execution of a research project. Course may be repeated for credit when topic varies.

PSYC 9370 - PROGRAM EVALUATION (3 Credits)

Research designs employed to test the effectiveness of intervention programs in changing thoughts, feelings and behaviors are presented. Issues related to validity and ethics are discussed. Methods of evaluating therapeutic interventions are highlighted. Prerequisite: Doctoral level or consent of instructor. Offered: spring of odd-numbered years.

PSYC 9380 - QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS (3 Credits)

Overview of correlational, experimental and quasi-experimental research designs and related statistical tests used in psychological research. Application to the practice of psychology is emphasized. Prerequisite: PSYC 6380 or equivalent and doctoral level or consent of instructor. Offered: spring of even-numbered years.

PSYC 9381 - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN I (3 Credits)

Introduction to ethnographic research methods of ethnomethodology, anthropology and discourse analysis. Focus on interpretation of clinical interaction. Includes training in ethnographic participation, interviewing, text analysis, transcript study and report writing. Prerequisite: PSYC 6380 or equivalent doctoral level or consent of instructor. Offered: fall.

PSYC 9383 - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN II (3 Credits)

Exploration of a specific professional problem using a qualitative research design. Students will conduct participant observation, interviewing, and transcript study and will write a report on findings. Prerequisite: PSYC 9381. Offered: spring of even-numbered years.

PSYC 9388 - DOCTORAL PRACTICUM I (3 Credits)

Supervised practice of psychology including psychotherapy, psychological assessment, consultation, supervision, psychoeducational activities, and case management at the university clinic or a designated off-campus site. Supervised by doctoral faculty and licensed psychologists at off-campus sites. Requires a total of 1000 direct contact hours (500 for each course). Fee: $25.

PSYC 9389 - DOCTORAL PRACTICUM II (3 Credits)

Supervised practice of psychology including psychotherapy, psychological assessment, consultation, supervision, psychoeducational activities, and case management at the university clinic or a designated off-campus site. Supervised by doctoral faculty and licensed psychologists at off-campus sites. Requires a total of 1000 direct contact hours (500 for each course). Fee: $25.

PSYC 9395 - DISSERTATION I (3 Credits)

Identification of a problem related to the profession of psychotherapy and/or family therapy and use of experimental and/or qualitative research to investigate the issue and suggest solutions. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: PSYC 9334 and doctoral level or consent of instructor.

PSYC 9396 - DISSERTATION II (3 Credits)

Identification of a problem related to the profession of psychotherapy and/or family therapy and use of experimental and/or qualitative research to investigate the issue and suggest solutions. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: PSYC 9334 and doctoral level or consent of instructor.

PSYC 9397 - DISSERTATION III (3 Credits)

Identification of a problem related to the profession of psychotherapy and/or family therapy and use of experimental and/or qualitative research to investigate the issue and suggest solutions. Pass/Fail.. Prerequisite: PSYC 9334 and doctoral level or consent of instructor. Fee: $200.

PSYC 9465 - DIRECTED STUDY (4 Credits)

Exploration of a specialized topic under faculty direction. May consist of a literature review, development and/or execution of a research project. Course may be repeated for credit when topic varies.

PSYC 9565 - DIRECTED STUDY (5 Credits)

Exploration of a specialized topic under faculty direction. May consist of a literature review, development and/or execution of a research project. Course may be repeated for credit when topic varies.

PSYC 9665 - DIRECTED STUDY (6 Credits)

Exploration of a specialized topic under faculty direction. May consist of a literature review, development and/or execution of a research project. Course may be repeated for credit when topic varies.