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FOURTH YEAR (FALL) PSY 509 Practicum PSY 726 Evidence Based Practice: Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques PSY 821 School-Clinical Child Psychology Internship: Practice and Seminar PSY 834 Doctoral Project Seminar a. Each student's total distributed internship experience should consist of a broad range of professional service activities, including psychological assessment, counseling and psychotherapeutic intervention, consultation, and program-centered research or development activities. b. Each student will complete at least 750 hours of this distributed internship in a school setting (PSY750; PSY751), and at least 750 hours in a mental health facility that includes child and family focused programs (PSY 820,821, and PSY822). Credits 0 3 1 Elective Choices: 3/4 PSY 829 Family Interventions (2 credits) AND PSY844 Parenthood (2 credits) OR PSY 874 Group Interventions (3 credits) Total Credits: 10/11 c. A student can choose to distribute the 250 hours that remain or any amount thereof, in either setting during his/her third or fourth year to fulfill the 1750 required hours of the distributed internship. The student must notify the Director of Field Training of the intended allocation of hours to be devoted in training in school and clinical child setting. FOURTH YEAR (SPRING) PSY 509 Practicum PSY— Elective(s) PSY— Elective(s) PSY— Elective(s) PSY 822 School-Clinical Child Psychology Internship: Practice and Seminar PSY 835 Doctoral Colloquium d. Within the distributed internship, experience in the school setting must precede experience in the clinical-child setting (mental health facility that includes child and family focused programs. e. Typically students complete this requirement with a minimum of two days per week over twenty weeks per semester f. Acceptable internship experiences shall consist of continuous periods of not less than six months duration in each setting, and at least 16 hours per week in each setting. Credits 0 3/4 3/4 3/4 3 0 Total Credits: 12/13 By the end of the fourth year, students should have selected an adviser and consultant for their doctoral project, formalized their doctoral project and begun work on their project (see description below). Students must have completed at least 92 graduate credit hours in the doctoral program and receive departmental approval in order to register for the full-time internship. g. With the permission of the Director of Field Training and the Director of Graduate Programs, a student may complete the distributed internship requirement over a maximum time period of three years. A grade of K (grade pending) remains on the student's transcript until the distributed internship is complete. FIFTH YEAR (FALL) PSY 861 Full-Time Internship I FIFTH YEAR (SPRING) PSY 862 Full-Time Internship II h. Acceptable internship experiences shall consist of continuous periods of not less than six months duration in each setting, and at least 16 hours per week in each setting. Each student is required to receive signed approval from the director of field training before the onset of all field training activities in each setting. Each student must also submit forms signed by his/her psychology field supervisor that attest to the nature, content, and duration of these training experiences. Credits 0 Total Credits: 0 0 Total Credits: 0 Professional and Ethical Conduct Students in all the professional practice graduate psychology programs are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the New York State Licensing Law and the Ethics of the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, and the New York State Psychological Association. This precludes any unlicensed private practice, psychological in nature, other than in an exempt agency under appropriate supervision. The only agencies exempted are those of federal, state, county or municipal governments. PROFICIENCY AND COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS During the last semester of school psychology internship, students are required to take Proficiency and Comprehensive Examinations. Students must pass the Proficiency Examination to receive the M.S.Ed. degree. Students who have passed the proficiency examination, have completed the first three years of doctoral course work, and have completed 1,200 hours of distributed internship, including 750 hours in a school setting are eligible to be recommended to the New York State Department of Education for Certification in School Psychology. Students must pass the Comprehensive Examination in order to proceed to further doctorial study. Students are permitted to take the Comprehensive Exam a maximum of two times. Program Electives (Students select their electives by advisement): 15 credits of electives are required; Elective Choices must include PSY874 or PSY829 & PSY844 Credits PSY 656 Developmental Disabilities 3 PSY 680 Program Evaluation 3 PSY 708 Community Dynamics 3 PSY 743 Advanced Seminar in School-Clinical Child Psychology 3 PSY 828 Advanced Psychodiagnostics 3 PSY 839 Psychoanalytic Theory 3 PSY 842 Brief Interventions and Short-term Psychotherapies 3 PSY 857 Infant/Toddler Assessment and Intervention 3 PSY 858 Pre-School Assessment and Intervention 3 PSY 874 Group Interventions 3 PSY 740 Cognitive Behavioral Interventions 2* PSY 829 Family Interventions 2* PSY 844 Advanced Topics in School-Clinical Child Psychology: 2* Parenthood and the School-Clinical Child Psychologist PSY 840 Advanced Neuropsychology I 2* PSY 841 Advanced Neuropsychology II 2* PSY 848 Advance Substance Abuse Counseling: Theory & Practice 2* Advanced Standing Students Advanced standing students are those who have satisfactorily completed the course work and internship requirements of a school psychology program and are eligible for New York State School Psychology Certification. Students with advanced standing in the Psy.D. program must complete PSY 713, PSY 715, PSY 720, the Comprehensive Examination, and 18 additional graduate credits at Pace University prior to beginning the fourth year field experiences (PSY 821 and PSY 822) and related seminars. Advanced standing students are required to take and pass all sections of the Comprehensive Examination. Advanced standing students are granted 45 credit hours toward the 110 credit hour program and required to complete the 110 credit hour program within six years. * Changes with respect to this series of 2 credit course offerings are pending approval from the New York State Department of Higher Education. 4

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