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Psychology Department Graduate Program Catalog 2016-17

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academic calendar). Accordingly, seminars accompanying field place- ments (i.e., EDU 701; EDU 702; PSY 750; PSY 751; PSY 821; PSY 822) will typically meet beyond the end of the scheduled academic calendar. 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. 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. Each student is required to receive signed approval from the Director of Field Training before the onset of all field training activities in each set- ting. 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. Competency Based Assessment: Each student is monitored with respect to their attainment of profession-wide competencies. At least some por- tion of the evaluation for each competency area involves direct observa- tion of the student. Some of these competency evaluations are embedded within required clinic practica or coursework. Other evaluations of com- petency take place through proficiency and competency examinations. Both clinic psychotherapy supervisors and psychology supervisors in the students' externship and internship settings also provide ratings of com- petence across the broad range of professional competencies addressed within the program. Students are consistently provided feedback regard- ing mastery of competencies. Additionally, each student is provided with at least one annual feedback meeting with faculty members in which all information pertaining to both discipline-specific knowledge and profes- sion-wide competencies in school-clinical child psychology is gathered, strengths noted, suggestions for growth provided, and an overall evalu- ation determined. PROFICIENCY AND COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS During the last semester of school psychology internship (typically the third year of the doctoral program), students are required to take the Comprehensive Examination. Students who 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 Comprehen- sive Examination in order to proceed to further doctoral study. Students are permitted to take the Comprehensive Exam a maximum of two times. Advanced Standing Students Advanced standing students are those who have satisfactorily complet- ed the course work and internship requirements of a school psychology program and are eligible for New York State School Psychology Certifica- tion. Although advanced standing students are given 45 graduate transfer credits toward the 110/111 graduate doctoral program, students with ad- vanced standing in the PsyD 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 experi- ences (PSY 821 and PSY 822) and related seminars. Advanced standing students are required to take and pass all sections of the Comprehensive Examination and complete the program within six years. FOURTH YEAR (FALL) Credits PSY 726 Evidence-Based Practice: Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques 3 PSY 821 School-Clinical Child Psychology Internship: Practice and Seminar 3 PSY 834 Doctoral Project Seminar 1 Elective Choices: 3/4 PSY 829 Family Interventions (2 credits) AND PSY 844 Parenthood (2 credits) OR PSY 874 Group Interventions (3 credits) Total Credits: 10/11 FOURTH YEAR (SPRING) Credits PSY— Elective(s) 3/4 PSY— Elective(s) 3/4 PSY— Elective(s) 3/4 PSY 822 School-Clinical Child Psychology Internship: Practice and Seminar 3 PSY 835 Doctoral Colloquium 0 Total Credits: 12/13 *e credit for electives varies, the 2 credit hour electives are under review by the NYSED. By the end of the fourth year, students should have selected an adviser and consultant for their doctoral project, formalized their doctoral proj- ect 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. FIFTH YEAR (FALL) Credits PSY 861 Full-Time Internship I 0 Total Credits: 0 FIFTH YEAR (SPRING) PSY 862 Full-Time Internship II 0 Total Credits: 0 Program Electives Students select their electives by advisement. Elective Choices include: Credits PSY 656 Developmental Disabilities 3 PSY 680 Program Evaluation 3 PSY 708 Community Dynamics 3 PSY 740 Cognitive Behavioral Interventions 2* PSY 743 Advanced Seminar in School-Clinical Child Psychology 2/3* PSY 828 Advanced Psychodiagnostics 3 PSY 829 Family Interventions 2* PSY 840 Advanced Neuropsychology I 2* PSY 841 Advanced Neuropsychology II 2* PSY 842 Brief Interventions and Short-term Psychotherapies 2/3* PSY 844 Advanced Topics in School-Clinical Child Psychology: Parenthood and the School-Clinical Child Psychologist 2* PSY 848 Substance Abuse Counseling: eory & Practice 2* PSY 849 Psychopharmacology 2* 5

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