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Electives

Clinical Psychology Program

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Course Name

PSYC 1332

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

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This course provides an extensive review of the theories and models forming the foundation and rationale for counseling and psychotherapy. The content expands upon previous coursework to include counseling techniques and psychotherapies associated with Adlerian, analytical, existential, reality, family, person-centered, multicultural, and multimodal approaches. A minimum enrollment of 5 students is required for this course to be offered.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYC 1530 Introduction to Psychotherapy

PSYC 1338

Theories of Vocational Counseling

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This course reviews the significant theories associated with vocational counseling including prominent career counseling models. Career counseling in schools, institutions of higher learning, and other work settings are reviewed. Issues affecting culture, gender, and special populations will be addressed. A minimum enrollment of 5 students is required for this course to be offered.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYC 1516 Tests and Measurements II

PSYC 1437

Career Guidance and Counseling

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This course focuses on the significant aspects of psychological assessment and counseling techniques that are used in the process of career formation and guidance. Procedures for effective assessment and counseling techniques are considered in the context of diversity issues. The use of decision trees, career counseling checklists, and multicultural career assessment and counseling issues are discussed. A minimum enrollment of 5 students is required for course to be offered.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYC 1338 Theories of Vocational Counseling

PSYC 1447

Advanced Group Therapy and Counseling

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This course is an advanced study of the techniques associated with group counseling therapy. The course explores appropriate group interventions for a variety of life situations, emotional concerns, health care needs, and psychiatric conditions. This course examines the uses of group techniques for diverse populations. A minimum enrollment of 5 students is required for this course to be offered.

Credits: 3

PSYC 1478, 1479

Directed Readings in Clinical Psychology I, II

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This course permits focused exploration of an approved topic in clinical or professional psychology. With the consultation of a program faculty member, a reading list is developed around a relevant topic. The readings focus on the interchange between theory, research, professional practice and diversity issues. A comprehensive plan for evaluation of performance is developed in consultation with program faculty and the approval of the Program Director.

Credits: 1-3

Prerequisites

Approval of Program Director

PSYC 1488, 1489

Independent Study I, II

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This course permits the student to pursue individualized study in foundational psychology, empirical research, clinical psychology or a related topic under the direct supervision of a faculty member. A comprehensive study plan with methods for evaluation of performance is developed in consultation with program faculty and the approval of the Program Director.

Credits: 1-3

Prerequisites

Approval of Program Director

PSYC 1639

Counseling Modalities & Chemical Dependency

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This course details the various models used in the treatment of alcohol and chemical abuse/dependency. Topics include psychopharmacologic interventions, group therapy, detoxification, Alcoholics Anonymous, cognitive therapy, and other empirically supported treatment approaches. Minimum enrollment of 5 students.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYC 1530 Introduction to Psychotherapy

PSYC 1645

Theories and Approaches to Marriage Counseling and Therapy

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This course examines the basic theories and assumptions underlying marriage therapy while considering the biopsychosocial perspective. Using case studies, films, and videotapes the course examines fundamental techniques of both therapy and diagnostic evaluation such as the use and development of the genogram. Minimum enrollment of 5 students.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYC 1530 Introduction to Psychotherapy

PSYC 1647

Group Dynamics: Applied Therapy and Counseling Techniques

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Based on the historic and contemporary use of group counseling techniques, this course uses both didactic and experiential methods in introducing the students to the use and understanding of group dynamics and techniques. Students will learn not only the theoretical basis of group therapy, but will also be exposed to counseling applications appropriate for diverse populations. Minimum enrollment of 5 students.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYC 1530 Introduction to Psychotherapy; PSYC 1654 Social and Cultural Bases of Behavior

PSYC 1740

Advanced Issues in Substance Abuse

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This course provides an extended examination of chemical dependence and other addictive behaviors begun in PSYC 1639. Major theories of etiology, dynamics, and psychopathology of substance abuse are critically reviewed. Assessment, treatment, and case management are explored within the context of diversity issues and the biopsychosocial perspective.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYC 1639 Counseling Modalities & Chemical Dependency

PSYC 1775

Psychology of Rehabilitation

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This course examines the neuropsychiatric and neurobehavioral disorders in the practice of clinical neuropsychology and behavioral medicine. Various disorders are reviewed from neuroanatomical, medical, neuropsychological, rehabilitation, and practical clinical viewpoints. The spectrum of disorders, includes such conditions as traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere syndromes, dementia, aphasias, seizure disorders, arteriovenous malformations, and neurotoxic disorders.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYC 1550 Biological Bases of Behavior

PSYC 1790

Forensic Psychology

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The science and practice of clinical psychology will be applied to the assessment and treatment of offender populations. Examples will include cultural, social and economic issues in working with forensic populations in inpatient, legal and institutional settings.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYC 1501 Professional Issues and Ethics

PSYC 1792

Family Therapy and Counseling

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This course will focus on the multidimensional nature of family treatment. Family dynamics and behavior will be addressed using systemic, dynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspectives. Assessment, conceptualization, treatment planning, implementation, and evaluation of treatment will be described and discussed.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYC 1705 Systems Theory

PSYC 1794

Special Topics

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This course permits examination of an approved specialized topic in clinical or professional psychology. Courses focus on the interchange between theory, research, professional practice and diversity issues in that topic area. This course can include a variety of topic areas not addressed in other courses including Crisis Intervention, Autism Spectrum, Geriatric Psychology, etc.

Credits: 1-3

Prerequisites

Approval of Program Director