M.S. in Clinical Psychology
PSYC 510 - Psychopathology (3)
Study of psychopathology using the DSM-IV, including etiology, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in abnormal psychology.
PSYC 512 - Systems of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3)
Major theories and interventions in counseling and psychotherapy.
PSYC 515 - Survey of Psychopharmacology (2)
Students gain an understanding of the role of pharmacology in the treatment of mental disorders, and become familiar with major classifications of psychotropic drugs and learn their modes of action.
PSYC 520 - Law & Ethics (2)
Law and ethics applicable to the professional practice of counseling and psychotherapy; scope of practice issues; mandated reporting laws including the assessment and reporting of child abuse.
PSYC 530 - Diagnostic & Therapeutic Interviewing (3)
Knowledge and skills necessary for evaluations, diagnosis, preliminary case formulation, recommendations, and appropriate referrals. Communication skills are developed for effective therapeutic interactions.
PSYC 532 - Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
Principles and techniques for performing a functional analysis of problematic behavior using principles of single-case experimental design to develop and evaluate intervention strategies.
PSYC 534 - Group Therapy (2)
Examines group formats for therapeutic change.
PSYC 540 - Principles & Techniques in Child Therapy (3)
Issues related to the assessment and treatment of childhood disorders; various psychotherapeutic approaches to the treatment of children.
PSYC 541 - Principles & Techniques in Adolescent Therapy (3)
Issues related to the assessment and treatment of adolescent disorders; various psychotherapeutic approaches to the treatment of adolescents.
PSYC 544 - Principles of the Recovery Model (3)
Principles and philosophy of working with adults with serious mental illnesses. Use of functional assessment methods to analyze behavioral assets, excesses and deficits in order to define and plan rehabilitation goals.
PSYC 545 - Techniques in the Recovery Model (3)
Application of behavioral and social learning principles in working with adults with serious mental illnesses. Development of the ability to conduct skills training necessary for consumers to maintain independent living skills, interpersonal skills, social perception skills, problem-solving skills, and vocational skills.
PSYC 550 - Survey of Psychological Testing (3)
Introductory survey of assessment issues, acquainting students with techniques of assessment and an understanding of the use of testing and test results.
PSYC 570 - Theories of Latino Counseling (3)
This course explores the influence of culture, language, and socio-political factors in the psychological and social development, personality, psychopathology, and adjustment of people of Latin American origin residing in the United States. It examines how the interaction with the U.S. culture influences personality development, child rearing practices, sex role differences, educational achievement, and other aspects of psychological functioning. It concentrates on intra-cultural group variation and less on intercultural differences; and provides a foundation to explore psychotherapy techniques relevant for Latino populations.
PSYC 590 - Independent Study (1-4)
Approved research in an area not covered by course work listed in this catalog.