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Psychology Department Graduate Program Catalog 2016-17

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13 PSY 509B PARENT-INFANT PRACTICUM IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (MSED/PSYD) 0 credit is practicum provides students with observation and research opportu- nities related to parent-infant interactions. Prerequisite: Permission of the coordinator of the parent-infant practicum. PSY 509C BIOFEEDBACK PRACTICUM IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (MSED/PSYD) 0 credit is practicum provides students with training and supervision related to providing biofeedback services. Prerequisite: Permission of the coordinator of the biofeedback practicum. PSY 509D PRACTICUM IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICE-EARLY CHILDHOOD (MSED/PSYD) 0 credit is practicum provides students with training and supervision in psychological services to the early childhood population. Prerequisite: Permission of the coordinator of the early childhood practicum. PSY 509E PRACTICUM IN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY 0 credit is practicum provides students with didactics, training, and supervi- sion related to neuropsychological assessment. Students will learn to ad- minister, score, and interpret various neuropsychological test; they will also learn report writing strategies; and be introduced to neuropsycho- logical diagnostics and relevant clinical issues. ey will administer clini- cal test batteries and receive both individual and group supervision. PSY 509G PRACTICUM IN OFF-SITE SETTING 0 credit Students who would like to expand their training activities beyond those that are minimally required for degree completion, may seek additional field experiences in which they deliver psychological services or receive additional training in intervention, consultation, or diagnostic evaluation beyond what is available as part of their current field placement. Prerequisite: Permission from the Director of the McShane Center and Director of Field Training required. PSY 509H PRACTICUM IN DIAGNOSIS / DISPOSITIONAL OUTCOMES 0 credit Students are trained to integrate and interpret information gleaned from the initial intake, self-report measures, projective personality tests, and the diagnostic interview. Based upon these data as well as the patient's stated goals, the seminar leaders and participating students develop an initial treatment plan. e Disposition Seminar also conducts psycho- therapy outcome research. Patients will be evaluated before, during and aer treatment using self-report measures. erapist, supervisor and pa- tient ratings will also be included. PSY 509J PRACTICUM IN AUTISTIC SPECTRUM 0 credit is practicum will introduce the graduate student to children, ado- lescents and young adults in the autism spectrum, and to their special assessment and intervention needs. Students will have the opportunity to work directly (under supervision) with individuals with autism in group, school, and/or individual contexts. Educational and therapeutic approaches will be considered. In this context, students will be exposed to and gain experience in the use of specialized assessment systems, in- cluding measures utilizing video-coding. Core readings from multi-the- oretical perspectives, and recent primary research, will be incorporated. PSY 602 ETHICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (MA) 3 credits is seminar will introduce the field of psychology and ethics. Specifical- ly, this course will involve an in-depth exploration of the values and ideas that guide professional practice in psychology, including professional codes of conduct and philosophical ethical principles. Topics will include confidentiality, informed consent, competence, integrity, and respect. rough didactic lectures interspersed with discussions, students will ar- ticulate the history of ethical standards of psychology, ethical issues when working with clients, and ethical developments and issues when conduct- ing research. Literature from a variety of disciplines including clinical, community, cross-cultural, and school psychology, epidemiology, public health, education and anthropology will be included. PSY 603 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (MA) 3 credits is graduate-level course entails reading, discussing, and writing about a variety of contemporary topics in the relatively new specialty of interna- tional psychology. You will examine mainstream as well as alternative the- oretical, methodological, and applied approaches that are relevant to the study and practice of international psychology. e topics selected offer a broad and deep understanding of this field, specifically, an appreciation of psychology's relevance to the understanding and solution of global prob- lems, as well as of how psychology itself is affected by worldwide events and forces. ere will be a final paper based the concepts covered in the textbook and on the application of the key concepts covered. PSY 604 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (MA) 3 credits is graduate course covers child, adolescent, and life span psychology. eories of development, as well as fundamental issues in studying devel- opment are addressed. Topics include areas such as cognition, language, physical and motor, and social-emotional development. Scientific meth- odology in studying developmental issues is emphasized. PSY 608 COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY (MA) 3 credits Community psychology is an action-oriented movement. is area is characterized by innovative approaches to problems based upon an eco- logical and interactionist view of behavioral dynamics in the community. is course covers the development of community psychology as a spe- cialty area in both theory and application, including the central assump- tions in methodology of the field. Contributions of an ecological model and emphasis on prevention, competence building, population focus, and related research and interventions will be discussed. e course empha- sizes community interventions and the theories and principles needed to help people in various settings achieve maximum mental health. PSY 610 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (MA) 3 credits is course provides a survey and review of contemporary thought and research regarding developmental and adult psychopathology. e course provides a variety of theoretical points of view regarding psychopathology, including, for instance, psychobiological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. Diagnostic and assessment issues are covered as well as specific topics in psychopathology, such as autism spectrum disorders, dissociative

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