Psychology-Clinical-Graduate (PSYG)

PSYG-590  Seminar:  1-4 Credits  

Study of a special topic in psychology. May be repeated for credit.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

PSYG-601  Clinical Foundations I  3 Credits  

Clinical and theoretical foundations of the field of clinical psychology are presented with an emphasis on Client-Centered therapy and the development of beginning level skills. Course includes supervised experience which will be used in assessing eligibility for trainee status.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

PSYG-603  Advanced Psychopathology  3 Credits  

Socio-cultural, spiritual, emotional, and behavioral deviations of human behavior in adults are explored. Child and adolescent psychopathology is introduced. Course emphasizes the DSM, etiology, differential diagnostic skills, evidence based treatment and an understanding of cultural differences in the expression and assessment of pathology.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

PSYG-604  Ethical and Legal Issues  3 Credits  

Exploration of the legal and ethical issues pertinent to the field of psychology. The roles and responsibilities of the practitioner are evaluated emphasizing the application of ethical standards to clinical work in varied settings.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

PSYG-605  Family Psychotherapy  3 Credits  

Examination of the intervention techniques, evidence based practices, and major theories of Marriage and Family Therapy. Application of each theory is evaluated for cultural appropriateness, legal and ethical considerations, working with the severely mentally ill and their families, and use within community mental health services.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

PSYG-611  Clinical Foundations II  1-3 Credits  

This class offers additional training of basic clinical skills with an emphasis on facilitating the capacity for empathic listening, reflection, and skills necessary for building, monitoring, and maintaining a therapeutic alliance.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

PSYG-613  Research Methodology  1 Credit  

Overview of behavioral science statistics focusing on how to conduct research, to be an educated consumer of research and to apply research findings to clinical practice.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

PSYG-614  Adv Developmental Psych  3 Credits  

An in-depth exploration of human development through the neurobiological, behavioral, socio-cultural, cognitive, and spiritual perspectives with an emphasis on attachment and clinical application.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

PSYG-615  Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy  3 Credits  

The clinical application of theory, assessment and treatment for children and adolescents is examined. Legal and ethical concerns, therapeutic interventions, diversity, socio-economic factors and development are addressed.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

PSYG-616  Psychodynamic Theory/Treatment  3 Credits  

A study of the theories and processes of therapy based on the psychodynamic modality. Emphasis is placed on understanding a client's internal dynamics. Application is made in relation to theoretical and DSM diagnoses, assessment and treatment of individuals as well as an understanding how this approach can be utilized in multiple settings and with multiple populations.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

PSYG-617  Cognitive-Behavorial Theory & Treatment  3 Credits  

A study of the theories and processes of therapy based on the cognitive-behavioral modality. Focus is placed on how belief systems interface with behavior and emotion. Application is made in relation to theoretical diagnosis, assessment and treatment of individuals, particularly with anxiety based or related conditions.

Prerequisite: PSYG-603, PSYG-604

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

PSYG-618  Current Psychotherapy Topics  1-3 Credits  

Study of a current topic within the field of psychotherapy. May be repeated for credit.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

PSYG-620  Clinical and Professional Development  1-3 Credits  

This class offers additional training of clinical skills, psychopathology, diagnoses, legal and ethical issues, report writing, treatment planning, and case conceptualization.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

PSYG-626  Professional Skills in Clinical Practice  3 Credits  

Documentation, case report writing, and treatment planning are taught while students are concurrently placed in a field practicum. Students learn how to create professional documents for community mental health settings, legal systems and private practice while developing their clinical skills.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

PSYG-650  Teaching Assistantship  1-4 Credits  

Open to students with the approval of the instructor and director. Regular hours each week for classes and/or meetings are established at the beginning of the semester. The student assists an instructor in planning and conducting a course. These credits do not count toward degree requirements.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

PSYG-655  Research Assistantship  1-4 Credits  

Open to students with the approval of the instructor and director. Regular hours each week for classes and/or meetings are established at the beginning of the semester. The student carries out supervised research activities. These credits do not count toward degree requirements.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

PSYG-660  Career Development  3 Credits  

A study of current theories and processes regarding career development including decision-making models; interrelationships between work, family and other factors; and multicultural considerations in career development. Application is made to clinical practice; how to assess interest and ability; and how to access occupational, educational, and professional resources.

Terms Typically Offered: Summer.

PSYG-670  Special Topic:  1-3 Credits  

Study of a special topic in psychology. May be repeated for credit.

Terms Typically Offered: Summer.

PSYG-680  Independent Studies:  1-3 Credits  

A study of a subject not addressed by a regular course that is initiated by the student through a written prospectus of the proposed study and the securing of an appropriate sponsoring faculty member to supervise and evaluate the study.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

PSYG-704  Addictive Behaviors  3 Credits  

Current theoretical and clinical approaches regarding the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the spectrum of addictive behaviors are taught, with an emphasis on alcohol and substance abuse.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

PSYG-710  Psychotherapy & Diversity  3 Credits  

Class focuses on developing the student's sensitivity, increased self-awareness, understanding and respect for the diversity of human beings and examines how issues of diversity are related to the therapeutic process. Emphasis is placed on enhancing cultural competency.

Terms Typically Offered: Summer.

PSYG-711  Violence, Abuse, Andtrauma  2-3 Credits  

Theoretical, legal and ethical understanding of abuse, trauma and crisis is explored by examining prevention, intervention, assessment, treatment and clinical application. Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Family Violence are emphasized.

Terms Typically Offered: Summer.

PSYG-712  Psychology, Theology & Spirituality  3 Credits  

Explores the integration of psychology, theology, and spiritual formation and how it affects the mental health of the client. Consideration given to the role of the therapist and the therapeutic relationship with an emphasis on the Christian faith.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

PSYG-716  Couples Psychotherapy  3 Credits  

Theories of couple therapy are examined, including evidence based practices, emotionally focused therapy, systems theory, couple assessment, and therapeutic interventions.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

PSYG-717  Group Psychotherapy  3 Credits  

A study of the theories and processes of therapy based on the group modality. Focus is placed on the concepts of the primary therapeutic factors, stages, interventions, critical incidents and diversity. Application is made to group dynamics and development of clinical skills.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

PSYG-720  Clinical Psychopharmacology  2-3 Credits  

Overview of current research and use of psychotropic medications for the spectrum of disorders as described in the DSM are presented. Ethical, legal, and scope of practice issues are included.

Terms Typically Offered: Summer.

PSYG-724  Psychosocial Stressors and Ment Health  3 Credits  

Examination of the unique theoretical and clinical components related to working with minors, the elderly, and issues related to pregnancy, death and dying. Students are trained to work within the public mental health system and with the severely mentally ill. Placement within the legal system, housing and healthcare alternatives will be explored.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

PSYG-725  Psychological Testing  3 Credits  

Basic testing skills are developed and psychometric theory is emphasized. Students are trained in the administration, scoring, interpretation and application of resulting data. Culturally appropriate use of assessment tools is included.

Prerequisite: PSYG-613, PSYG-626

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

PSYG-726  Case Conceptualization  1.5 Credits  

In-depth processing of clinical casework with emphasis on case conceptualization, etiology, diagnosing both theoretically and according to the DSM, treatment planning and prognosis. Case management and use of supervision are discussed with emphasis on appropriate referrals. Concurrent field placement is required for this course.

Prerequisite: PSYG-626

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

PSYG-727  Practicum  0.5-1.5 Credits  

Practicum placement management and oversight. Concurrent field placement is required for this course.

Prerequisite: PSYG-626

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

PSYG-730  Applied Meth/Analysis/Research  1-3 Credits  

This class applies knowledge of research design and statistics to psychosocial research. Actual research will be designed and carried out. These credits do not count toward degree requirements.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

PSYG-765  Comprehensive Project  3 Credits  

This comprehensive class assists the student in the synthesis of knowledge gained over the span of the graduate program for the purpose of furthering professional identity and competency. This class is completed during the final semester of coursework. Exit Project is completed and field placement is required concurrently with this course.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

PSYG-799  Continuing Registration  1-4 Credits  

May be required for each semester in which the student is not enrolled in any program coursework. May be required until all graduation requirements have been met. Credit does not count toward Master's degree requirements. PSYG 799 will carry a grade of "CE" (continuing enrollment) until all course requirements are met, at which time the grade will be changed to "CR" (credit).

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer.