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Graduate Psychology Courses

PSCL 400 – Ethics for Professional Researchers
PSCL 402 – Cognition and Information Processing
PSCL 403 – Physiological Foundations of Behavior
PSCL 404 – Learning Theory
PSCL 405 – Personality Theory
PSCL 407 – Research Design and Quantitative Analysis
PSCL 408 – Research Design and Quantitative Analysis II
PSCL 409 – Advanced Social Psychology
PSCL 410 – Developmental Psychology
PSCL 412 – Measurement of Behavior
PSCL 418 – History and Systems
PSCL 424 – Clinical Interviewing
PSCL 425 – Methods of Assessment I
PSCL 426 – Methods of Assessment II
PSCL 429 – Practicum in Assessment I
PSCL 430 – Practicum in Assessment II
PSCL 431 – Supervised Field Placement Year 2
PSCL 444 – Developmental Psychopathology
PSCL 451 – Special Topics in Psychology
PSCL 453 – Seminars in Psychology
PSCL 469 – Psychology of Aging
PSCL 501 – Pediatric Psychology
PSCL 502 – Seminar: Pediatric Psychology
PSCL 524 – Advanced Psychopathology
PSCL 525 – Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology
PSCL 527 – Principles of Intervention
PSCL 529A – Practicum in Intervention I: Behavior Therapy
PSCL 529C – Practicum in Intervention I: Psychodynamic
PSCL 530A – Practicum in Intervention II: Behavior Therapy
PSCL 530C – Practicum in Intervention II: Psychodynamic
PSCL 531A – Seminar in Intervention I: Behavior Therapy
PSCL 531C – Seminar in Intervention I: Psychodynamic
PSCL 532A – Seminar in Intervention II: Behavior Therapy
PSCL 532C – Seminar in Intervention II: Psychodynamic
PSCL 535 – Child and Family Intervention
PSCL 536 – Advanced Child and Family Intervention
PSCL 537 – Child and Family Case Seminar I
PSCL 538 – Child and Family Case Seminar II
PSCL 539 – Supervised Field Placement Year 3
PSCL 540 – Supervised Field Placement Year 4
PSCL 601 – Special Problems
PSCL 651 – Thesis M.A.
PSCL 700 – Internship
PSCL 701 – Dissertation Ph.D.


Course Descriptions

PSCL 400 – Ethics for Professional Researchers – 3 credits Taught by: James Overholser
Ethical principles applied to topics including authorship, plagiarism, grants, ownership of intellectual property, conflict of interest, harassment, and treatment of animal or human subjects.


PSCL 402 – Cognition and Information Processing – 3 credits Taught by: Robert Greene
Aspects of cognition beyond the area of sensation and perception, involving symbolic processes, especially problems of meaning, conceiving, reasoning, judging, and thinking.

 

PSCL 403 – Physiological Foundations of Behavior – 3 credits Taught by: Heath Demaree
Fundamental neurological processes controlling behavior


PSCL 404 – Learning Theory – 3 credits Taught by: Robert Greene
The research literature in learning; theoretical formulations of contemporary learning theorists. Limited to graduate students.


PSCL 405 – Personality Theory – 3 credits Taught by: James Overholser
General problems and systematic points of view in the analysis of personality. Limited to graduate students.


PSCL 407 – Research Design and Quantitative Analysis – 3 credits Taught by: Robert Greene
Intermediate research design and statistical analysis used in psychological research. Statistical inference from single variables, elementary principles of probability, correlation and regression. PREREQUISITE: PSCL 282


PSCL 408 – Research Design and Quantitative Analysis II – 3 credits Taught by: Brooke Macnamara
Advanced research design and statistical analysis used in psychological research. Statistical inference from multiple variables, multiple correlation and regression, analysis of variance, nonparametric statistics. PREREQUISITE: PSCL 407


PSCL 409 – Advanced Social Psychology – 3 credits Taught by: Julie Exline
Major theories, methods, and problem areas of social psychology. Psychological development of the individual group structures and dynamics.


PSCL 410 – Developmental Psychology – 3 credits Taught by: Norah Feeny
The research literature and theoretical formulation in the area of developmental psychology. Limited to graduate students.


PSCL 412 – Measurement of Behavior – 3 credits Taught by: Arin Connell
Theory and methods of human behavior measurements. Reliability, validity, and test construction in the objective assessments of traits and abilities.


PSCL 418 – History and Systems – 3 credits Taught by: Robert Greene
Historical antecedents of modern psychology


PSCL 424 – Clinical Interviewing – 3 credits Taught by: T.J. McCallum
Introduction to diagnostic and therapeutic interviewing.


PSCL 425 – Methods of Assessment I – 3 credits Taught by: Elizabeth Short
Methods of psychological assessment, emphasizing cognitive functioning in childhood and adulthood. PREREQUISITE: Limited to gradaute students in clinical and experimental psychology


PSCL 426 – Methods of Assessment II – 3 credits Taught by: Sandra Russ
Methods of psychological assessment, emphasizing personality and family function in childhood and adulthood. PREREQUISITE: Limited to graduate students in Clinical Psychology. Requires approval of the Director of Clinical Training


PSCL 429 – Practicum in Assessment I – 1 credit Taught by: Elizabeth Short
Applied experience for clinical psychology graduate students in the cognitive assessment of children and adults. COREQUISITE: PSCL 425


PSCL 430 – Practicum in Assessment II – 1 credit Taught by: Sandra Russ
PREREQUISITE: Approval of the Director of Clinical Training. COREQUISITE: PSCL 426


PSCL 431 – Supervised Field Placement Year 2 – 0 credits
Supervised training in clinical psychology in agency, hospital, or university settings. Required in Fall and Spring terms of all second year students in the Clinical Psychology program. PREREQUISITES: PSCL 425 & PSCL 426


PSCL 444 – Developmental Psychopathology – 3 credits Taught by: Arin Connell
This course will focus on the interplay of biological, psychological, familial, and social determinants of disorders ranging from autism to delinquency and bulimia.


PSCL 451 – Special Topics in Psychology – 1 credit


PSCL 453 – Seminars in Psychology – 1-3 credits Taught by: Elizabeth Short
A special problem or topic. Content varies with student and faculty interest. recent offerings: creative thinking in research, community psychological, evaluation of community processes, experimental and computer methods, consultation, and psychoanalytic ego psychology


PSCL 469 – Psychology of Aging – 3 credits Taught by: T.J. McCallum
Normal psychological development in later life; psychological development in the oldest old; definitions and assessment of successful aging.


PSCL 501 – Pediatric Psychology – 1-3 credits
Seminar on current research topics, research design and methodological issues related to pediatric psychology. Introductory lectures provide an overview of research populations, methods, and practical issues appropriate to research with pediatric populations.


PSCL 502 – Seminar: Pediatric Psychology – 1-3 credits
Seminar examining specific topics in pediatric psychology. Topics will deal with issues of infant development. Infants at risk for disability, neuropsychology and learning disabilities, and childhood psychopathology. Limited to graduate students in Psychology department.


PSCL 524 – Advanced Psychopathology – 3 credits Taught by: Norah Feeny
Theoretical issues and current research data bearing on major patterns of psychological disturbance.


PSCL 525 – Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology – 3 credits Taught by: James Overholser
Consideration of legal and ethical principles in research and practice in clinical psychology and contemporary controversies in professional psychology.


PSCL 527 – Principles of Intervention – 3 credits
Review of principles of psychological change, models of intervention, and process/outcome research related to intervention.


PSCL 529A – Practicum in Intervention I: Behavior Therapy – 1 credit Taught by: James Overholser
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Clinical Psychology


PSCL 529C – Practicum in Intervention I: Psychodynamic – 1 credit Taught by: Terry Tobias
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Clinical Psychology


PSCL 530A – Practicum in Intervention II: Behavior Therapy – 1 credit Taught by: James Overholser
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Clinical Psychology


PSCL 530C – Practicum in Intervention II: Psychodynamic – 1 credit Taught by: Terry Tobias
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Clinical Psychology


PSCL 531A – Seminar in Intervention I: Behavior Therapy – 2 credits Taught by: James Overholser
Theoretical issues and research on psychological interventions. PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Clinical Psychology.


PSCL 531C – Seminar in Intervention I: Psychodynamic – 2 credits Taught by: Terry Tobias
Theoretical issues and research on psychological interventions. PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Clinical Psychology


PSCL 532A – Seminar in Intervention II: Behavior Therapy – 2 credits Taught by: James Overholser
Theoretical issues and research on psychological interventions. PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Clinical Psychology


PSCL 532C – Seminar in Intervention II: Psychodynamic – 2 credits Taught by: Terry Tobias
Theoretical issues and research on psychological interventions. PREREQUISITES: PSCL 531C and graduate standing in Clinical Psychology


PSCL 535 – Child and Family Intervention – 2 credits Taught by: Sandra Russ, Amy Przeworski
A course for advanced clinical graduate students that covers psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches for working with children and adolescents and systems approaches for working with families.


PSCL 536 – Advanced Child and Family Intervention – 2 credits Taught by: Sandra Russ, Arin Connell
A course for advanced clinical graduate students that covers evidence-based approaches to child and family therapy as well as parent training. Special emphasis on empirically guided treatment planning and outcome evaluation.


PSCL 537 – Child and Family Case Seminar I – 1 credit Taught by: Sandra Russ
Clinical graduate students in child and family field placements present and receive group supervision on ongoing cases.


PSCL 538 – Child and Family Case Seminar II – 1 credit Taught by: Sandra Russ, Arin Connell
Clinical graduate students in child and family field placements present and receive group supervision on ongoing cases.


PSCL 539 – Supervised Field Placement Year 3 – 0 credits
Supervised training in clinical psychology in agency, hospital, or university settings. Required in Fall and Spring terms of all third year students in the clinical psychology training program. PREREQUISITES: PSCL 531A & PSCL 532A.


PSCL 540 – Supervised Field Placement Year 4 – 0 credits
Supervised training in clinical psychology in agency, hospital, or university settings. Required in Fall and Spring terms of all fourth year students in the clinical psychology training program. PREREQUISITES: PSCL 531A & PSCL 532A.


PSCL 601 – Special Problems – 1-18 credits (Credit as arranged)


PSCL 651 – Thesis M.A. – 1-18 credits (Credit as arranged)


PSCL 700 – Internship – 0 credits
Full-time predoctoral internship in clinical psychology. required of all students in clinical psychology program. Registration requires written consent of Director of Clinical Psychology training and must be for one calendar year.


PSCL 701 – Dissertation Ph.D. – 1-18 credits (Credit as arranged)

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