Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Psychology (PSY)

PSY 533  Survey Psy Statistics  (3 Credits)  

Designed for students who need practical competence in statistics. The techniques considered include reliability, validity, correlation, t-test, analysis of variance, non-parametric methods and experimental designs. (Prerequisite: Three semester hours of elementary statistics.)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 536  Behavior Management  (3 Credits)  

For perspective teachers, counselor, and clinicians. A survey of psychological concerns, treatment procedures, and resources important in management of child behaviors. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite(s): PSY 531

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 538  Group Therapy  (3 Credits)  

Theories and concepts underlying the process of group therapy. 3 credit hours.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 539  Human Growth and Development  (3 Credits)  

And advanced study of knowledge and thory about human development across the lifespan. The role of genetics, environment, and maturational processes in cognitive, affective, and behavioral development are covered. 3 credit hours.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 540  Consultation  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to the provide an overview of consultation theory, research, and practice in psychology with various settings (e.g. education). Practical application of consultation skills within a problem solving, behavioral/conjoint behavioral consultation framework will be emphasized.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 541  Psychological Assessment I  (3 Credits)  

This course will prepare students for work in the field of psychology by training them in the process of comprehensive psychological assessment, including emotional, behavioral, social, personality and vocational assessment methods.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 542  Learning and Behavior Management  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to major theories of learning and how they can be used to change and manage behavior. This course teaches students the building blocks of behavior management, including how to observe, define and assess behavior, as well as how to effectively implement various behavior management strategies.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 631  Research Design  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on the designing experimental studies that investigate a therapeutic intervention. Provides a systematic analysis and evaluation of research as applied to academic and community problems. (Prerequisite: Three hours in statistics.)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 632  Theories of Counseling and Psychological Inerventions  (3 Credits)  

The study of the theoretical principles of counseling and the application of psychological interventions for the treatment of clients in communities and schools. 3 credit hours.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 635  Psychological Counseling, Interviewing, and Report Writing  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the techniques and processes involved in psychological counseling, interviewing, and report writing. 3 credit hours.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 636  Cognitive Behavior Therapy  (3 Credits)  

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely used intervention/treatment approaches in the nation. CBT has been shown efficacious in treating various psychological conditions. This course will train in the selection/implementation of CBT techniques based on disorder, symptoms and patient characteristics.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 637  Personality Assessment  (3 Credits)  

Major concepts and techniques in the development and construction of personality assessment instruments including the administration and interpretation of structured and semi-structured instruments. (Prerequisite: PSY 532)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 638  Career Development  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the theoretical models, research, assessment, and techniques of career counseling. 3 credit hours.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 640  Professional Orientation in the Field of Psychology  (3 Credits)  

This course helps prepare students for their careers as mental health professionals. Topics covered include resume/CV writing, seeking licensure, establishing a private practice, self-care, and professional opportunities available within the field.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 641  Social, Cultural, and Systemic Bases of Behavior  (3 Credits)  

This course will emphasize critical analysis and application of social and cross-cultural psychological theories and concepts in understanding human behavior for culturally sensitive conceptualization, diagnostic assessment and treatment of mental illness and psychological disorders across diverse populations.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 642  African American Psychology  (3 Credits)  

This course will examine the history of African/Black psychology as an evolving field of study. The course will explore a range of topics relevant to the psychological experiences of African Americans such as racism and discrimination, education, kinship and family, religion and spirituality, and racial identity.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 643  Psychological Assessment II  (3 Credits)  

This course will continue to prepare students for work in the field of psychology by training them in the process of comprehensive psychological assessment, including intellectual (IQ) and cognitive functioning, adaptive behavior, academic achievement, autism, and brief language assessment methods.

Prerequisite(s): PSY 541

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 730  Eth & Legal Issues in Men Hlth  (3 Credits)  

The study of ethical and legal issues which relate to the mental health professionals.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 731  Role of School Psychologist  (3 Credits)  

The development of the school psychologist as a member of the school staff. Includes an examination of the research on the role, function, legal and ethical responsibilities of the school psychologist as well as the relationship to staff, administrative and teaching personnel.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 733  Physiological Psychology  (3 Credits)  

A systematic study of the interrelationship between physiology and the physiological basis of mental functions and the influences of various psychological phenomena on the system of the body. (Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 735  Practicum  (3 Credits)  

The student will spend at least 150 clock hours working in an approved agency or institution under the clinical supervision of a staff member of the agency or institution who is a certifi ed/licensed psychologist. (Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty [30] hours of approved graduate work and consent of the cooperating agency. This course may be repeated one time for credit.)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 736  Practicum  (3 Credits)  

The second of three practicums where the student must spend at least 150 clock hours working in an approved agency or institution under the supervision of a staff member of the agency or institution who is a certified/licensed psychologist. (Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty [30] hours of approved graduate work and consent of the cooperating agency. This course may be repeated one time for credit.)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 737  Practicum  (3 Credits)  

The third of three practicums where the student must spend at least 150 clock hours working in an approved agency or institution under the supervision of a staff member of the agency or institution who is a certified/licensed psychologist. (Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty [30] hours of approved graduate work and consent of the cooperating agency.This course may be repeated one time for credit.)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 739  Psychopathology  (3 Credits)  

A broad introduction to psychopathology. Students will be introduced to the process of diagnosing abnormal or maladaptive behaviors. Students will also cover the classificaiton system of the most up-to-date DSM. 3 credit hours.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 832  Masters Res & Thesis I  (3 Credits)  

Directed investigation of special problems in psychology.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 833  Masters Res & Thesis II  (3 Credits)  

Directed investigation of special problems in psychology.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 834  Consultation and Program Design in School Psychology  (3 Credits)  

This acquisition of psychological consultation principles such as program design and evaluation and other skills, appropriate for the work of a school psycholotist. 3 credit hours.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology

PSY 899  School Psychology  (3 Credits)  

Direct experience in assessment, intervention, bahavior management, and consultation within the schools. The intern must be supervised by a Licensed Psychologist and have at least two hour of face-to-face contact with the supervisor each week. 3 credit hours.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Department of Psychology