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GRADUATE COURSES - PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING

PSYC 534 COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT3
Instruction and supervised experience in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests and the writing of psychological reports.  The emphasis will be on cognitive, achievement, and neuropsychological assessment of children and adult populations. (Course fees apply)
PSYC 561 METHODS OF RESEARCH (OR EDUC 561)3
Procedures in the selection and evaluation of research projects and techniques in the analysis of research data. A formal research proposal is developed as the course progresses. Prerequisite: PSYC 501 and 502 or equivalent courses.
PSYC 562 METHODS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH (OR EDUC 562)  2
History, theory, and procedures of qualitative research.  Includes evaluation of published research and the design of a qualitative research project.  Prerequisite: PSYC 561.
PSYC 565 COUNSELING TECHNIQUES3
Didactic and experiential training in the basic counseling principles and techniques.  Prepares the student for practicum through role playing, videotaped feedback, and simulation.  Includes exploration of different kinds of psychological interviews with various clinical populations. Pre-requisite: PSYC 515.
PSYC 566 PRACTICUM IN COUNSELING5
Supervised experience in counseling.  Counseling experiences are provided in a laboratory setting to facilitate integration of theory and practical skills learned in previous studies.  Emphasis on working with individual clients.  Pre-requisites: PSYC 510, 515, 518, 530 and 565. Graded S or NC.
PSYC 567 INTERNSHIP IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY2-16
Supervised internship in a mental health setting.  This is on-the-job professional service and must include at least one hour per week of individual supervision provided by the site supervisor. Fifty hours are required for each credit hour of internship. Placement decisions are based on the applicant’s academic preparation, interpersonal relationship abilities, counseling skills and other factors outlined in the program handbook.  Because of this, placement cannot be guaranteed. Pre-requisite: PSYC 566. Graded S or NC.
PSYC 572 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY3
Psychopathology and diagnostic systems such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will be discussed.  The course also includes a critical examination of the clinical and experimental literature in psychopathology.  Etiologies of cognitive/affective functions and dysfunctions and implications for therapeutic interventions are also addressed.
PSYC 575 READINGS: (Specific Topic)2-4
Advanced study confined to topic areas where the student can demonstrate prior knowledge and skills. Conducted in consultation with a faculty member. Written and/or oral reports are required. Prerequisite: Permission of the student’s adviser.
PSYC 581 PROFESSIONAL PROJECT2
Planning and implementation of a significant project in psychology. Developed in close consultation with a department faculty member, the professional project typically concludes with a formal report and/or public presentation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Graded S or NC.
PSYC 589 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN COUNSELING3
Examination of ethical codes, legal statutes, standards for providers, and cases which regulate the role, function and practice of providers of psychological services.  Emphasis on identifying and solving ethical dilemmas.  Must be taken in conjunction with PSYC 566.
PSYC 590 THESIS     2-9
The planning, execution, and formal presentation of original research in psychology. Completed under the guidance of a faculty committee appointed by the department in consultation with the student. Prerequisite: PSYC 561 and graduate standing. Graded S or NC.
PSYC 598 GRADUATE SEMINAR (EDUC 598) 1; 3
Discussion periods in which faculty and students explore significant issues through the examination and analysis of recent research and literature in psychology. One quarter hour; maximum, three. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Graded S or NC.
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