College of Health Sciences

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Course Descriptions

Clinical Psychology Program

Prerequisites are listed for those courses with such requirements. When no prerequisite is listed in a course description, it is implied that there is no prerequisite.

Abbreviation/Number
Course Name

CORED 1599

Interprofessional Education I

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Changes in our healthcare delivery system are creating a growing demand for health professionals with skills in collaboration and teamwork. This course will describe the roles and responsibilities of the various healthcare disciplines. It will also provide students, from different health professions, the opportunity to interact with one another as well as simulated patients. This collaboration will promote communication using a team-based approach to the maintenance of health and management of disease.

Credits: 1

PSYCD 1501

Professional Issues and Ethics

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Legal, ethical, and professional issues are discussed in the context of the delivery of mental health services. These issues include American Psychological Association ethical standards, privacy issues, confidentiality, mental health codes, mental health law and legislation, licensure, ethical standards in research, confidentiality in insurance and managed care contexts, and ethical standards in private practice, schools, hospitals and clinics, community settings, and government.

Credits: 3

PSYCD 1502

Life Span Development I

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This course examines the major developmental issues from birth through adolescence. The topics include normal and abnormal development in the context of physical, biological, cognitive, social, and emotional functioning. Topics include a study of models of development including learning theory, cognitive theory (Piaget), and Freudian and neo-Freudian theories. Speech and language development are also examined as a basis for later human cognition. Developmental factors related to issues of culture, ethnicity, disabilities, and gender are addressed.

Credits: 3

PSYCD 1503

Life Span Development II

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This course examines the biopsychosocial factors in adult development and aging. Topics include physical, psychological, and social changes that occur from early adulthood through senescence, and normal and abnormal changes through this cycle including cognitive changes. The course examines the role of work, career, and retirement as it impacts on basic adult life processes. The prospect of death and dying is also covered. Individual diversity factors such as culture, gender, religion, ethnicity and cohort are emphasized.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1502 Life Span Development I

PSYCD 1504

Research Methods and Design

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This course is a survey of the methods used in empirical and clinical research, program evaluation, and intervention outcome studies. Students will learn both experimental and quasi-experimental designs. Strategies for research design, subject selection, and statistical analysis will also be examined.

Credits: 3

PSYCD 1505, 1506

Professional Development Seminar I, II

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Each seminar reviews the professional development of entry level students. Students meet with faculty to discuss issues related to their professional development as they pursue education and training to become clinical psychologists. Each seminar is evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Credits: Each course 1

PSYCD 1508

Research Methods II

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Building on the skills and techniques acquired in PSYCD 1504 (Research Methods and Design), this course explores research in various applied settings, and further explores the direct relationship between research and clinical practice. Special emphasis is placed on students developing their own original research protocols and the practical considerations involved.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1504 Research Methods and Design

PSYCD 1510

Statistics I

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The course examines basic statistical measures including parametric and nonparametric tests at both the theoretical and applied levels. The course will allow the student to understand the statistical methods used in clinical research. Emphasis is placed on the preparation of the students for their own clinical dissertation research.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1504 Research Methods and Design

PSYCD 1515

Tests and Measurements I

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This is the first course in a two course sequence about the measurement of individual differences designed for students in the clinical psychology program. This course examines the philosophical, historical, and methodological foundations of psychological testing, assessment, and measurement. The course focuses on the statistical basis of validity, reliability, tests of intelligence, personality assessment, counseling and assessment, neuropsychological assessment, computer- assisted assessment, and the assessment of persons with disabilities.

Credits: 3

PSYCD 1516

Tests and Measurements II

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This course continues the examination of the measurement of individual differences focusing on the measurement of behavior, affect, achievement, relationships, attitudes, traits, and self-concept that are appropriate in clinical practice. The practical decision making process for clinicians will be emphasized in the context of existing research findings to highlight measurements in various domains for individual change, adaptive testing, test bias, and understanding of cultural influences on test construction, outcome, and recommendations.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1515 Tests and Measurements I

PSYCD 1520

Clinical Appraisal and Interviewing

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This course provides the clinical psychology trainee with a comprehensive approach to learning the techniques of clinical interviewing and diagnostic assessment. The student will learn what questions to ask and how to structure and guide the clinical interview. Development of clinical interviewing skills is both didactic and experiential with the student conducting mock interviews of patients. Students are introduced to diagnostic assessment, active listening, psychological inference and basic report writing.

Credits: 3

PSYCD 1524

Intelligence Testing I

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This course introduces the student to the theory, administration, scoring, and interpretation of standard intelligence tests. Intellectual assessment scales examined include the Stanford-Binet, and the various Wechsler Scales. Basic interpretation and report writing skills are developed. Biopsychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and disability factors affecting test validity and interpretation are also examined.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1525 Intelligence Testing II

PSYCD 1525

Intelligence Testing II

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The purpose of this course is to emphasize the use of clinical instruments to assess cognitive functioning of children and adults. The course is designed to develop competency in administration, scoring, and report writing. It consists of lectures, demonstrations, practice administrations, and individual checkouts of competencies in test administration. The students receive constructive feedback in the areas of test administration, scoring, interpretation of results and report writing.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1524 Intelligence Testing I

PSYCD 1526

Personality Assessment I: Objective Techniques

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This course introduces the student to the administration, interpretation, and scoring of the objective tests for personality assessment. Tests examined include the MMPI2, and Millon Scales. Basic interpretation and report writing skills are taught for the objective personality assessment instruments. Biopsychosocial, cultural, ethnic, gender, and disability factors affecting assessment validity and interpretation are also examined.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1524 Intelligence Testing I; PSYCD 1525 Intelligence Testing II; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1527 Personality Assessment II: Projective Techniques

PSYCD 1527

Personality Assessment II: Projective Techniques

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This course provides the clinical psychology student with instruction and practice in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the projective techniques including the Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test, Children's Apperception Test, and projective drawings. The course addresses relevant cultural, ethnic, gender, and disability factors in considering interpretation of results and in the development of integrative report writing.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1524 Intelligence Testing I; PSYCD 1525 Intelligence Testing II; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1526 Personality Assessment I: Objective Techniques

PSYCD 1531

Introduction to Psychotherapy

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From a historical basis, this course introduces the student to the various psychotherapeutic traditions. Treatment approaches examined include psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, Gestalt, behavioral, cognitive/behavioral, interpersonal, and others. Through lecture and multi-media presentations, the student will be exposed to the fundamental aspects of each treatment approach. Also reviewed is the current literature on empirically verified treatment approaches as well as issues related to culture, ethnicity, gender, and disabilities.

Credits: 1

PSYCD 1550

Biological Bases of Behavior

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This course examines the historical and current understandings of the physical/neurological underpinnings of human behavior. Recent advances in imaging techniques are examined as they relate to our understanding of the structure and function of the neurological substrate in human functioning.

Credits: 3

PSYCD 1565

History and Systems

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This course is a survey of the historical development of both experimental and clinical psychology. Major systems of psychology include sensory-perceptual psychology (Gestalt), Freudian, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, social, family, humanistic, and existential. Major theorists such as Freud, Adler, Jung, Maslow, Skinner, Piaget, Beck, and Meichenbaum are examined.

Credits: 3

PSYCD 1582, 1583

Clerkship I, II

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The clerkship sequence is a supervised pre-practicum field experience for students, focusing on the development of clinical and clinical research skills. A clerkship may take place in a number of settings under the direct supervision of program faculty. Students work at training sites in a variety of clinical and research roles. A student must complete a minimum of 2 credits of clerkship.

Credits: Each course 1

Prerequisites

Approval of Program Director

PSYCD 1600

Diagnostic Practicum (Optional)

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The diagnostic practicum is designed to provide the practical experiences in psychodiagnostics that are appropriate for the training of practitioners in clinical psychology. The practicum is offered for students attending an externship in the summer quarter if required by the external site.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Approval of Director of Training, and Program Director; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1601 Practicum Seminar

PSYCD 1601

Diagnostic Practicum Seminar (Optional)

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Students come together from various diagnostic practicum sites for the purpose of supervision and discussion of the clinical experience. Students are supervised in order to maximize the learning experience in the clinical setting.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

Approval of Director of Training, and Program Director; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1600 Practicum

PSYCD 1611

Statistics II

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This course is designed to promote learning of additional statistical methods used to analyze and interpret quantitative data, focusing on the implementation of statistical methods for experimentation, research, and data-driven decision-making. Appropriate statistical software packages will be reviewed.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1504 Research Methods and Design; PSYCD 1510 Statistics I

PSYCD 1620

Advanced Assessment

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This course concentrates on the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed in the interpretation and reporting of test findings. Emphasis is placed on a synergistic understanding of the contributions of various test findings to the formulation of a valid diagnostic impression. Formulating diagnostic conclusions, clinical report writing, research report writing, and examination of differential diagnoses are reviewed with consideration of diversity issues.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1520 Clinical Appraisal and Interviewing; PSYCD 1524 Intelligence Testing I; PSYCD 1525 Intelligence Testing II; PSYCD 1526 Personality Assessment I: Objective Techniques; PSYCD 1527 Personality Assessment II: Projective Techniques

PSYCD 1631

Cognitive Behavioral Theories and Approaches to Psychotherapy

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Starting with the pioneering work of Beck and Ellis and progressing to the current theory and practice of such therapists as Meichenbaum and Freeman, this course examines the major paradigm shift in clinical psychology with the so-called "Cognitive Revolution." The course reviews the impact of cognitive therapy on the development of empirically verified treatment approaches. It also reviews the current research supporting the use of a cognitive psychotherapy approach with certain diagnostic conditions and diverse populations.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1530 Introduction to Psychotherapy; PSYCD 1636 Behavior Therapy

PSYCD 1632

Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychotherapy

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Beginning with the seminal work of Freud, this course examines the development of the rich and diverse psychodynamic approaches to theory and technique. The drive, ego, object relations and self-psychological models are reviewed and contrasted. Application of psychodynamic theory in treatment is also discussed. Case studies are used to exemplify the various techniques used in the psychodynamic approach.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1520 Clinical Appraisal and Interviewing; PSYCD 1530 Introduction to Psychotherapy;

PSYCD 1636

Behavior Therapy

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This advanced course will examine the application of learning theory to behavior therapy and CBT as applied to a variety of psychopathologies, behavior disorders, and other mental health conditions in adults. Behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques shown to be most effective in the treatment/remediation of symptoms and psychopathological conditions will be introduced. Also examined will be how behavior therapy is applied to various, sometimes underserved populations such as individuals with chronic mental illness and individuals with different ethnic, racial, or cultural backgrounds.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1530 Introduction to Psychotherapy; PSYCD 1660 Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior I

PSYCD 1640

Introduction to Neuropsychology

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This course reviews the major systems and structures of the brain and central nervous system. In addition to examining normal neurological functioning, the course discusses common impairments in cognition, language, and perception with neurological bases. Topics covered include neurological syndromes such as cerebral vascular accidents (CVAs), head trauma and concomitant brain injury, seizure disorders, and various forms of dementia. Case studies and neuropsychological test data highlight each syndrome.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1515 Tests and Measurements I; PSYCD 1516 Tests and Measurements II; PSYCD 1550 Biological Bases of Behavior

PSYCD 1650

Psychopharmacology

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This course examines the development and use of pharmacological agents in the treatment of psychopathology. Further, the course examines the use of medication with empirically verified therapy approaches. All classes of psychopharmacological agents are reviewed including neuroleptics, anxiolytics, mood stabilizers, and antidepressants.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1550 Biological Bases of Behavior

PSYCD 1654

Social and Cultural Bases of Behavior

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This course examines the influence of socioeconomic, diversity, and cultural influences on behavior. Normative behavior is examined in the biopsychosocial context. Also covered is the consideration of individual behavior in new, diverse, or unfamiliar sociocultural contexts.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1502 Life Span Development I

PSYCD 1660

Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior I

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Normative human functioning is examined in the context of various theories of learning, behavior and emotion. Application of the theories and models to an understanding of normal human behavior is reviewed. Historic and current research is examined in support of various perspectives in relation to gender, aging, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1502 Life Span Development I

PSYCD 1669

Psychopathology I: Anxiety and Personality Disorders

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The course provides students with theory and research underlying anxiety and personality disorders. Topics include introduction to categorical vs. dimensional classification of dual diagnoses, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, trauma and stressor-related disorders, somatic symptom and related disorders, dissociative disorders, and personality disorders. Biopsychosocial aspects of disorders are reviewed. Diagnostic differentiation and empirically supported assessment and treatment approaches are presented. Inter-individual diversity is highlighted.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1520 Clinical Appraisal and Interviewing

PSYCD 1670

Psychopathology II: Depressive, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

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This course will provide students with an introduction to underlying depressive disorders, bipolar and related disorders, and schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders. Other topics covered include suicide, neurocognitive disorders, feeding and eating disorders, sexual dysfunctions, gender dysphoria, and paraphilic disorders. Clinical presentations, diagnostic differentiation, biopsychosocial understanding, and empirically supported assessment and therapy are presented and discussed. Case studies are used to present variations in symptom presentation. The roles of culture, gender, ethnic, age, and disability factors are also discussed.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1520 Clinical Appraisal and Interviewing; PSYCD 1669 Psychopathology I: Anxiety and Personality Disorders

PSYCD 1671

Child Psychopathology

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This course provides a broad overview of child and adolescent psychopathology, including a focus on understanding basic concepts, historical context of disorders, developmental influences (including maltreatment), theoretical perspectives, research methodology, and issues related to classification and assessment. An introduction to assessment, diagnosing, case conceptualization, and developing treatment interventions will also be covered.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1502 Life Span Development I; PSYCD 1520 Clinical Appraisal and Interviewing; PSYCD 1669 Psychopathology I: Anxiety and Personality Disorders; PSYCD 1670 Psychopathology II: Depressive, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

PSYCD 1680

Research Seminar: Integration of Science and Practice

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This course provides an extensive review of the research process through examination of published empirical and clinical research articles. Students are expected to become good consumers of the research literature in order to develop sound research habits and identify the empirical support for evidence based practice.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1504 Research Methods and Design; PSYCD 1508 Research Methods II; PSYCD 1510 Statistics I; PSYCD 1611 Statistics II

PSYCD 1681

Dissertation Development

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This course focuses on the initial development of the Dissertation proposal. Students identify an area of clinical or empirical interest and develop a related focus of study for the Dissertation. Students receive guidance from their chair and members of their Dissertation committee.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1504 Research Methods and Design; PSYCD 1508 Research Methods II; PSYCD 1510 Statistics I; PSYCD 1611 Statistics II; Approval of Program Director

PSYCD 1682, 1684, 1686

Diagnostic Practicum I, II, III

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This course sequence is designed to provide the practical experiences in psychodiagnostics that are appropriate for the training of practitioners in clinical psychology. Students complete a diagnostic practicum at an approved training site. Students must complete a minimum of 9 quarter hours in this sequence.

Credits: Each course 3

Prerequisites

Approval of Director of Training, Academic Review Committee, and Program Director; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1683, 1685, or 1687 Diagnostic Practicum Seminar I, II, or III, respectively. For more information refer to the current Clinical Psychology Clinical Training Manual.

PSYCD 1683, 1685, 1687

Diagnostic Practicum Seminar I, II, III

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Students come together from various diagnostic practicum sites for the purpose of supervision and discussion of the clinical experience. Students are supervised in order to maximize the learning experience in the clinical setting.

Credits: Each course 2

Prerequisites

Approval of Director of Training, Academic Review Committee, and Program Director; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1682, 1684, or 1686 Diagnostic Practicum I, II, or III, respectively. For more information refer to the current Clinical Psychology Clinical Training Manual.

PSYCD 1705

Systems Theory

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The family as a system will be reviewed by examining external and internal boundaries, internal hierarchy, self-regulation through feedback, and lifecycle changes. Theory and research will be discussed within the context of relevant cultural, age, gender, and ethnic factors.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1502 Life Span Development I; PSYCD 1503 Life Span Development II; PSYCD 1530 Introduction to Psychotherapy

PSYCD 1708

Advanced Ethics

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This course will focus on ethical decision making and the practical application of ethical principles to examine ethical and legal dilemmas utilizing a case-based format.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1501 Professional Issues and Ethics

PSYCD 1710

Diversity in Clinical Psychology

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Using a biopsychosocial model, this course examines the impact of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, and religion on theory and practice in clinical psychology. The course looks at the interaction between the clinician's own perceptions of culture and that of the patient. The impact of ethnicity, disability, gender, and race is also discussed as it affects the delivery of psychological and psychiatric services. The societal impact due to differential access to services is also examined along with possible solutions to this problem.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1654 Social and Cultural Bases of Behavior

PSYCD 1720

Therapy Practicum (Optional)

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The practicum is designed to provide the practical experiences in psychotherapy that are appropriate for the training of practitioners in clinical psychology. The practicum is offered for students attending an externship in the summer quarter if required by the external site.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Approval of Director of Training and Program Director; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1721 Practicum Seminar

PSYCD 1721

Therapy Practicum Seminar (Optional)

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Students come together from various practicum sites for the purpose of supervision and discussion of the clinical experience. Students are supervised in order to maximize the learning experience in the clinical setting.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

Approval of Director of Training, and Program Director; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1720 Practicum

PSYCD 1722

Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

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This course addresses students' professional development. Problem-solving exercises nurture students' metacognitive abilities. Issues, problems, values, and beliefs are the point of entry to a subject and source of motivation for sustained inquiry. This course is taken during summer quarter prior to the student beginning their advanced practicum.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1501 Professional Issues and Ethics; Approval of the Director of Training

PSYCD 1731

Supervision and Consultation

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This course examines the consultative and supervisory processes and reviews the pertinent theories and practice models for supervision and consultation in a variety of employment settings.

Credits: 3

PSYCD 1746

Advanced Social-Cultural Bases of Behavior

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This course continues to review the role of societal and environmental factors in the production and maintenance of human behavior. Socio-cultural individual differences are discussed in the context of diversity issues.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1654 Social and Cultural Bases of Behavior

PSYCD 1760

Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior II

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This is an expanded discussion of topics related to the cognitive-affective bases of behavior. Specific cognitive activities such as learning, perception, memory, mental representations and effective development are reviewed. In addition, the roles of motivation and emotion in behavior are discussed.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1660 Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior I

PSYCD 1770

Human Sexuality

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This course explores human sexuality as a central and multidimensional part of the human experience. Current theoretical approaches, research and empirically based interventions will be reviewed. Topics will include sexual behaviors, body image, vulnerability, sensuality, seduction, sexual function and dysfunction. The course will examine the role sexuality plays in psychotherapeutic relationships. Individual differences and cultural diversity will be addressed taking into account, age, ethnicity, gender, cultural, religious and social influences.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1550 Biological Bases of Behavior

PSYCD 1772

Advanced Psychopathology and Psychotherapy

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The course will provide students with an in-depth and advanced overview of the theory and research underlying various forms of psychopathology. Concurrently, various psychotherapeutic approaches to the treatment of these disorders will be investigated, including cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, group, family and humanistic approaches. The course focuses on the clinical manifestations of psychopathology in adults and the effective use of psychotherapy as identified in empirical clinical research.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1631 Cognitive Behavioral Theories and Approaches to Psychotherapy; PSYCD 1632 Psychodynamic Approaches Psychotherapy; PSYCD 1636 Behavior Therapy; PSYCD 1669 Psychopathology I: Anxiety and Personality Disorders; PSYCD 1670 Psychopathology II: Depressive, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders; PSYCD 1710 Diversity in Clinical Psychology

PSYCD 1776

Health Psychology

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This course explores the relationship between stress, health and illness. Implementing a biopsychosocial approach, health factors are assessed for the severity and recovery from illness. Health maintenance behaviors and the role of psychologists on a multidisciplinary health team are addressed.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1550 Biological Bases of Behavior

PSYCD 1777

Integrated Healthcare

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This course will introduce the student to the critical changes taking place in the healthcare market as it applies to Behavioral Medicine. Over the past decade Clinical Psychology has been moving toward an Integrated Healthcare Model that will radically change the role of Clinical Psychologists in the near and distant future. This course will examine the evolution of the clinical psychologist into a functional member of a healthcare team. This course will also explore the various models that define Integrated Healthcare.

Credits: 2

PSYCD 1782, 1784, 1786

Therapy Practicum I, II, III

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The therapy practicum sequence involves direct clinical experiences at an approved training location. Students are enrolled while completing the required therapy practicum. Students must complete a total of 9 credits in this sequence.

Credits: Each course 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1682, 1684, 1686 Diagnostic Practicum I, II, III; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1783, 1785, or 1787 Therapy Practicum Seminar I, II, or III, respectively; Approval of Director of Training, Academic Review Committee, and Program Director. For more information refer to the current Clinical Psychology Clinical Training Manual.

PSYCD 1783, 1785, 1787

Therapy Practicum Seminar I, II, III

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This seminar sequence reviews the progress of students enrolled in a therapy practicum at an approved training location. Students are required to meet on campus to review training experiences and present clinical cases to the attendees.

Credits: Each course 1

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1683, 1685, 1687 Diagnostic Practicum Seminar I, II, III; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1782, 1784, or 1786 Therapy Practicum I, II, or III, respectively; Approval of Director of Training, Academic Review Committee, and Program Director. For more information refer to the current Clinical Psychology Clinical Training Manual.

PSYCD 1800

Advanced Therapy Practicum (Optional)

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The practicum is designed to provide the practical experiences in advanced psychological assessment and intervention that are appropriate for the training of practitioners in clinical psychology. The practicum is offered for students attending an externship in the summer quarter if required by the external site.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Approval of Director of Training and Program Director; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1801 Practicum Seminar.

PSYCD 1801

Advanced Therapy Practicum Seminar (Optional)

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Students come together from various practicum sites for the purpose of supervision and discussion of the clinical experience. Students are supervised in order to maximize the learning experience in the clinical setting.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

Approval of Director of Training, and Program Director; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1800 Practicum

PSYCD 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814

Dissertation I, II, III, IV

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Completion of the Dissertation during fourth year of program. Once enrolled, the student must be enrolled in this sequence for 4 consecutive quarters. A student must complete a maximum total of 8 credits.

Credits: Each course 2-4

Prerequisites

Approval of Program Director

PSYCD 1882, 1884, 1886

Advanced Practicum I, II, III

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The advanced practicum involves direct clinical experiences at an approved training location. Students are enrolled while completing the required advanced practicum. Students must complete a total of 9 credits in this sequence.

Credits: Each course 3

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1782, 1784, 1786 Therapy Practicum I, II, III; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1883, 1885, or 1887 Advanced Practicum Seminar I, II, or III, respectively; Approval of Director of Training, Academic Review Committee, and Program Director. For more information refer to the current Clinical Psychology Clinical Training Manual.

PSYCD 1883, 1885, 1887

Advanced Practicum Seminar I, II, II

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This seminar reviews the progress of students enrolled in an advanced practicum at an approved training location. Students are required to meet on campus to review training experiences and present clinical cases to the attendees.

Credits: Each course 1

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1783, 1785, 1787 Therapy Practicum Seminar I, II, III; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1882, 1884, or 1886 Advanced Practicum I, II, or III, respectively; Approval of Director of Training, Academic Review Committee, and Program Director. For more information refer to the current Clinical Psychology Clinical Training Manual.

PSYCD 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903

Internship

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The internship is a 12 month full-time commitment (2,000 hours) that is designed to provide an intensive clinical experience expanding upon the required didactic coursework, clerkship, diagnostic practicum, therapy practicum, and advanced practicum experiences. In some approved circumstances, students may complete the requirement in 24 months. (50 credits total.)

Credits: Each course 12.5

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1582, 1583 Clerkship I, II; PSYCD 1682, 1684, 1686 Diagnostic Practicum I, II, III; PSYCD 1782, 1784, 1786 Therapy Practicum I, II, III; PSYCD 1882, 1884, 1886 Advanced Practicum I, II, III; Successful completion of all coursework, Dissertation proposal, and Qualifying Examination; Approval of Program Director and Director of Training

PSYCD 1910-1913

Internship Continuation

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This course is reserved for students requiring additional time for completing internship requirements beyond the initial term of the internship. A continuation fee is assessed for enrollment in this course. The fee increases in the third continuation quarter and beyond.

Credits: Each course 0.5

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903 Internship; Approval of Program Director and Director of Training

PSYCD 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924

Dissertation Continuation I, II, III, IV (Optional)

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This course sequence is reserved for students on internship needing additional time for completion of the required Dissertation.

Credits: Each course 0.5

Prerequisites

PSYCD 1814 Dissertation IV; Concurrent enrollment in PSYCD 1900, 1901, 1902, or 1903 Internship; Approval of Program Director

PSYCD 1990-1999

Dissertation Post-Internship I-X

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This course is reserved for students needing additional time after internship for completion of the required Dissertation. A fee will be assessed for students who are registered for this course beyond year 5 of the program.

Credits: Each course 0.5

Prerequisites

Approval of Program Director