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School of Education and Psychology Graduate Bulletin 2012-2014

Graduate Courses: Psychology and Counseling 501-532

PSYC 501 STATISTICS IN RESEARCH (OR EDUC 501) 3
An introduction to sampling theory, probability, and statistical inference as applied to research analysis and hypothesis testing. Includes simple multi-variate techniques and selected distribution-free tests of significance. Corequisite: PSYC 502.
PSYC 502 STATISTICS LAB (OR EDUC 502) 1
Applications of statistical analysis techniques using SPSS. Corequisite: EDUC/PSYC 501.
PSYC 506 ADVANCED HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 3
Major theories and findings in human development from infancy to adulthood. Areas to be studied will include cognitive, moral, socio-emotional and brain development, as well as research methods. There will be an emphasis on current primary research.
PSYC 510 COUNSELING THEORIES 3
Critical analysis and research investigation of the leading counseling approaches. Survey includes an analysis of each system’s perspective on personality, abnormal behavior, clinical methods, and the helping relationship. Students are expected to develop a personal theoretical orientation for themselves.
PSYC 515 ADVANCED COUNSELING THEORIES 3
Comprehensive review of the research on therapeutic change investigating the core principles, core processes, and a variety of strategies for working with emotion, cognition, behavior, and interpersonal and systemic factors. The identification of dysfunctional patterns and treatment planning to promote change will also be emphasized. Prerequisites: PSYC 501, 506, 510.
PSYC 518 GROUP COUNSELING 3
A theoretical and applied basis for group leadership; integrates current theoretical knowledge with parallel experience in intervention and techniques. Leadership procedures, group dynamics and process, small group simulations, and close supervision. Prerequisites: PSYC 515, 565.
PSYC 520 CHILD AND FAMILY COUNSELING 3
Study and application of the theories and techniques for counseling children, in both individual and family settings. Play therapy, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems approaches to child and family counseling.
PSYC 521 PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING 3
The physiological and psychological bases for functional learning are discussed, and the experimental evidence supporting psychological hypotheses is reviewed.
PSYC 522 COUNSELING INDIVIDUALS WITH ADDICTIONS 3
An overview of chemical dependency and other addictions, their etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Strategies for counseling individuals with addictions.
PSYC 524 COUNSELING DIVERSE POPULATIONS 3
The understanding of racial, cultural, and ethnic factors in the assessment of social behaviors and the intervention process, taught from the perspective of counseling psychology.
PSYC 530 MARRIAGE COUNSELING 3
Assessment and treatment of relationship issues using the Gottman method and other approaches.
PSYC 531 PSYCHOLOGY OF READING (OR SPED 531) 3
Study of the psychological, perceptual, developmental, and physiological aspects of reading.
PSYC 532 CLINICAL AND PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT 3
Instruction and supervised experience in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests, and the writing of psychological reports. The emphasis will be on clinical, personality, and behavioral assessment of children and adult populations. (Course fees apply)
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