Aug 09, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020

Courses


 

Psychology, Graduate

  
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    GPSY 682 - Advanced Research Seminar I


    3 credit(s)
    The first of a two course sequence examining advanced research methodology and statistical analyses.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 582  or GPSY 982 
  
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    GPSY 683 - Advanced Research Seminar II


    3 credit(s)
    The second in a two course sequence examining advanced research methodology and statistical analyses.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 682 
  
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    GPSY 685 - Community Research Project


    2 credit(s)
    Students will develop and execute a research project relevant to community applications of psychology with the guidance and collaboration of a faculty mentor. Pass/No Pass
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 581 , APS students only. 
  
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    GPSY 687 - Clinical Practicum


    4 credit(s)
    Across 3 terms of practica a minimum of 600 hours, of which approximately one half are in direct service, one fourth in supervisory and training activities, and one fourth in administrative duties related to the above. The three terms of practica are served in agencies approved by the Director of the Program in consultation with the Coordinator of Clinical Training at SGP. APS only. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 503  , GPSY 505  , GPSY 512  , GPSY 520  , GPSY 722  , GPSY 724  
  
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    GPSY 690 - Evidence-Based Practice Sample


    2 credit(s)
    Students will conduct a detailed case study of a client counseled by the student at their clinical practicum site. Students will utilize a single-subject research design. APS only.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 581  
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 687  
  
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    GPSY 692 - Clinical Research Fieldwork


    1 credit(s)
    Supervised clinical research fieldwork by special arrangement. This experience is secondary to a Clinical Practicum placement. May occur independently of a primary placement. APS only. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    GPSY 701 - First Year Seminar


    0 credit(s)
    Provides students the opportunity to meet with a faculty advisor throughout the first two terms of the PsyD program. Topics include an overview of the PsyD program requirements, professional development, adjustment to graduate school, student handbook policies, and other relevant topics. Pass/ No Pass.
  
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    GPSY 703 - Intro to Health Service Psychology


    1 credit(s)
    Introduction to the application of psychological principles to clinical work within various medical settings. Students will gain an understanding of the interrelationships among behavioral, cognitive, emotional, social, and biological components in health and disease, as well as the evolving models of health care and the systems in which it occurs. PsyD only. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    GPSY 720 - Psychometrics


    3 credit(s)
    Psychological measurement, including strategies of test construction, reliability, validity and issues in prediction of behavior.  PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 722 - Evidence Based Practice: Theories


    3 credit(s)
    Prepares students to work with diverse individuals across the lifespan from a local clinical scientist perspective. Collaborative goal setting, treatment planning, and evidence-based interventions across the lifespan are emphasized within a culturally responsive and scientific framework. Systems of intervention based in current literature and with empirical support will be reviewed.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 512   APS and PhD only.
  
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    GPSY 723 - Evidence Based Practice Lab


    1 credit(s)
    Taken together with GPSY 724 , this laboratory offers students the opportunity to practice collaborative treatment planning, outcome assessment, and evidence based intervention skills within an experiential setting. Culturally responsive and scientific approaches across the lifespan will be emphasized. Pass/No Pass.
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 724  APS only.
  
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    GPSY 724 - Evidence-Based Practice: Applied


    3 credit(s)
    Collaborative goal setting, treatment planning, and evidence-based interventions across the lifespan are emphasized within a culturally responsive and scientific framework. Students will practice treatment planning, outcome assessment, and intervention skills in the co-requisite laboratory GPSY 723 .
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 722  APS and PhD only.
  
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    GPSY 725 - Basic Clinical Skills


    3 credit(s)
    Introduction of basic communication skills in the therapeutic relationship, including active listening, accurate empathy, establishment of rapport, non- judgmental attitude, importance of values, assertiveness, and effective interviewing. PsyD only.
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 735 
  
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    GPSY 729 - Treatment Planning & Interventions


    3 credit(s)
    Treatment planning and evidence-based interventions across the lifespan; various theoretical orientations will be presented; treatment outcome studies and evidence-based treatments from childhood through older adulthood will be covered.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 725 , and GPSY 820  PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 731 - Career Counseling


    2 credit(s)
    Evaluates theoretical underpinnings of career choice. Examines the complexities of career methods to guide clients in making choices. Exposure to career assessments and web-based resources.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 870  or GPSY 503  
  
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    GPSY 734 - Trauma Theory & Practice


    2 credit(s)
    Current theory and practice in assessment and treatment of trauma. Topics include acute trauma, complex trauma, and PTSD.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 820  
  
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    GPSY 735 - Basic Clinical Skills Lab


    0 credit(s)
    Three hours per week of skills practice. PsyD only.
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 725 
  
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    GPSY 736 - Psychology & the Law


    2 credit(s)
    Provides students with a broad understanding of the interface between psychology and the law. Topics include an overview of the legal system in the United States (civil and criminal), the history of forensic psychology, therapeutic versus forensic stances, ethical guidelines for psychologists who work with the judicial system and/or mandated clients, gaining specialized training in forensic psychology, the role of expert and fact witnesses and relevant landmark legal cases, preparing for and giving testimony, responding to subpoenas, and the process of civil commitment.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 870 
  
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    GPSY 741 - Psychopharmacology - Child


    3 credit(s)
    Child-focused course covering psychotropic medications, their uses and general effects. Behavioral effects of medications in common usage, drug interactions, and the impact of the use of medication on family and social systems
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 811   and GPSY 846  
  
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    GPSY 743 - Assessment of Children Lab


    0 credit(s)
    Students will apply skills learned in GPSY 841  for administration and scoring practice of Child Assessment measures. Pass/No Pass.
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 841  
  
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    GPSY 745 - Basic Clinical Skills Lab: Bilingual


    1 credit(s)
    Introductory course designed to increase Spanish language fluency, enhance linguistic and cultural competence and help students feel more comfortable when providing psychological and mental health services to Spanish-speaking individuals. Emphasis is on helping students develop therapeutic rapport, use cultural and linguistic metaphors, and practice culturally-relevant basic clinical skills, all in Spanish. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    GPSY 749 - Tx Plan & Intervention Lab: Bilingual


    0 credit(s)
    The primary objective of this lab is to supplement the Treatment Planning & Interventions class and lab and provide bilingual (English/Spanish) students the opportunity to apply their Treatment Planning & Interventions class skills to their work with Spanish-speaking Latina/o mental health clients. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 512   or GPSY 725  or GPSY 903  
  
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    GPSY 750 - Health Psychology Seminar


    1 credit(s)
    Covers a variety of topics relevant to the study and practice of Health Psychology. Students must be a member of the Health Psychology track. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): Instructor Consent PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 751 - Psych Assessment & Mgmt of Chronic Pain


    3 credit(s)
    Introduction to psychological methods of assessment and management of chronic pain that will examine the biopsychosocial factors that influence pain and pain behaviors. Discussion will include self-management programs and strength-based approaches to improving the day-today functioning of patients with chronic pain. Course material and evaluations will place heavy emphasis on current research and psychological methods that are not pejorative to patients with pain.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 850  PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 753 - Couples Psychotherapy


    2 credit(s)
    Designed to introduce the student to basic principles and methodology of couples therapy, including an overview of models of couples therapy. Lectures and discussion will be integrated with demonstrations designed to illustrate and highlight the concepts being taught. Experiential learning will be part of each class, with students participating in role-plays. Particular attention will be paid to developing skills in a collaborative/phenomenological approach to working with couples.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 870 
  
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    GPSY 761 - Neuropsychology: Neurological Disorders


    3 credit(s)
    Covers the etiology of various neuropsychological conditions. For each condition, the course will consider neuropathology, neuropsychological profile, deficits, and impariments, the neurological and neuropsychological course, as well as medical, pharmacological, and neuropsychological treatment.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 811 , GPSY 824 
  
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    GPSY 762 - Neuropsychology: Psychiatric Disorders


    3 credit(s)
    Covers the neuropsychological functioning of neuropsychiatric disorders. For each disorder, the course will consider neuropathology, neuropsychological profile, deficits, and impariments, the neurological and neuropsychological course, as well as medical, pharmacological, and neuropsychological treatment.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 811   and GPSY 824 
  
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    GPSY 763 - Neuropsychology: Medical Disorders


    3 credit(s)
    Covers the neuropsychological functioning of medical conditions. For each of these there will be a brief consideration of the medical pathology and how it produces secondary neuropathology.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 811   and GPSY 824 
  
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    GPSY 764 - Neuropsychological Seminar


    3 credit(s)
    A variety of topics covered, such as ethical and professional considerations, rehabilitation, and consultation.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 811 , GPSY 824 .
  
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    GPSY 775 - Professional Communication


    3 credit(s)
    Coverage of use of various formulas of professional communication, including electronic forms, letters, reports, etc., and APA style, scholarly writing, manuscript and report preparation, and presentation skills. PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 786 - Neuropsychological Assessment Practicum


    3 credit(s)
    Supervised clinical assessment experience, specifically conducting Neurpsychological assessments.  Open to current PsyD Neuropsychology Track students only. Pass/No Pass
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 824 GPSY 834  ;PsyD Only; Instructor Consent.
  
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    GPSY 787 - Pre-Practicum


    1 credit(s)
    An introduction and orientation to clinical policies, procedures, standards, and documentation. Also included are required trainings for practica. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 725 GPSY 820  and GPSY 821  OR GPSY 903  , GPSY 904  and GPSY 921  
  
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    GPSY 790 - Pre-Internship Seminar


    0 credit(s)
    Seminar will cover preparation of application materials for Pre-doctoral Internship. Topics covered will be writing a CV, cover letters, essays, and requesting letters of recommendation. Instructor’s Consent required. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    GPSY 791 - Clinical Fieldwork: Part-Time


    2 credit(s)
    Supervised clinical fieldwork (1 day per week on average) by special arrangement. This experience is secondary to a Practicum I, Practicum II, or Full-time Clinical Fieldwork placement. May occur independently from a primary/full-time placement. Pass/No Pass
    Prerequisite(s): 6 credits of GPSY 887  or GPSY 786   with minimum grade B. PsyD and PhD students only.
  
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    GPSY 792 - Clinical Research Fieldwork


    1 credit(s)
    Supervised clinical research fieldwork by special arrangement. This experience is secondary to a Practicum I, Practicum II, or Primary Clinical Fieldwork placement. May occur independently of a primary placement. Enrollment limited to PsyD. Pass/No Pass
    Prerequisite(s): Instructor’s Consent required.
  
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    GPSY 800 - History and Systems


    3 credit(s)
    A review of the history and systems of psychology, including philosophy of science and contemporary models of applied psychological science.
  
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    GPSY 802 - Advanced Life Span Psychology


    3 credit(s)
    Overview of theories and research in life-span development. Principles and determinants of development from conception to death, including sensory-motor, cognitive, social, emotional aspects.
  
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    GPSY 807 - Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior


    3 credit(s)
    This course is designed to provide a foundation for understanding the cognitive determinants of human behavior and the relationship between thinking and feeling. Areas of focus will include theories and research in information processing, attention, memory, reasoning and decision making, and the unique role of affect in each.
  
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    GPSY 808 - Eating D/o, Obesity & Weight Stigma


    3 credit(s)
    Research, theory, assessment, intervention, and contemporary issues related to the topics of eating disorders,obesity, and weight stigma. There will be an emphasis on application to clinical practice, as well as consideration of diversity issues (including, but not limited to, a focus on body positive approaches and ways to reduce obesity stigma) and integrated healthcare throughout the course.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 814 , GPSY 819 
  
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    GPSY 809 - Pediatric Psychology


    3 credit(s)
    Emphasizes the many facets of pediatric psychology, including basic research, consultation, clinical intervention, and health promotion with pediatric populations. In addition, the course will discuss psychosocial aspects of children’s health, and the general practice of pediatric psychology.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 817  and GPSY 846  PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 810 - Parent-Child Interactio Therapy


    3 credit(s)
    Introduction to the theory and practice of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based parent training program for children exhibiting emotional/behavioral problems and with a trauma history. PCIT is based in attachment and behavioral theories, and uses play to facilitate healthy caregiver/child interactions and to teach effective behavioral management skills. The course prepares students to begin the certification process in PCIT.
    Offered: Alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 846  
  
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    GPSY 811 - Biological Bases of Behavior


    3 credit(s)
    Biological aspects of human behavior, including affect and motivation, from the perspectives of historical development, current theory and research, and applications.
  
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    GPSY 813 - Indiv/Social Bases of Behavior


    3 credit(s)
    Human behavior as reciprocal relations between the person and the social environment, from the perspectives of historical development, current theory and research, and applications.
  
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    GPSY 814 - Human Diversity


    3 credit(s)
    Presents a framework for a psychology of human diversity, then considers philosophical and paradigmatic principles and applications to practice and research. Human diversity is defined broadly, to include sexual orientation, gender, race/ethnicity, age, disability, and other sources of diversity.
  
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    GPSY 815 - Psychology of Gender


    3 credit(s)
    Gender differences in development. Effects of sex role and power role and power on clinical training and practice.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 814  and GPSY 819 
  
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    GPSY 817 - Child & Adolescent Interventions


    3 credit(s)
    Examines the major schools of therapy, with consideration of life span development, human diversity, and a variety of special populations. Examines contemporary interventions with children and families. Short term, long term, and intermittent approaches are considered in the context of accountability.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 725  and GPSY 846  . 
  
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    GPSY 818 - Group Interventions


    3 credit(s)
    Examines contemporary group interventions with adults. Short term, long term, and intermittent approaches are considered in the context of accountability.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 725  and GPSY 820  
  
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    GPSY 819 - Diversity Skill Integration


    1 credit(s)
    Three hours per week of skills practice, consciousness raising and community participation. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): 4 of GPSY 887 
  
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    GPSY 820 - Psychopathology & Diagnostic Process


    3 credit(s)
    Selected clinical problems and diagnostic categories in research and practice. Problems and issues in diagnostic classification using the current official nomenclature.
  
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    GPSY 821 - Cognitive Assessment


    3 credit(s)
    Preparatory course in clinical assessment with emphasis on theory, administration, scoring and interpretation. Demonstration, practice, and test report writing.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 720  GPSY 833  Enrollment limited to PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 822 - Personality Assessment


    3 credit(s)
    Development and theory of objective personality tests. Emphasis on MMPI-2 and PAI interpretation, with example cases, practice profiles and test report writing.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 720  and GPSY 821  Enrollment limited to PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 823 - Projective Assessment


    3 credit(s)
    Theory, administration, scoring, and interpretation of Rorschach Inkblot Test using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS). Examples and practice, report writing. Emphasis on competence in Rorschach administration, coding, scoring, and interpretation.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 720 , GPSY 821 , and GPSY 822 
  
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    GPSY 824 - Neuropsychological Assessment


    3 credit(s)
    Discussion of central nervous system disorders. Demonstration and practice in the administration, scoring and interpretation of tests of central nervous system functions. Emphasis on preparation of comprehensive psychological reports.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 720 , GPSY 811 , GPSY 821  OR GPSY 811 , GPSY 921 , GPSY 922  GPSY 834  Enrollment limited to PsyD and PhD students.
  
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    GPSY 825 - Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


    3 credit(s)
    Theory and practice of psychodynamic therapy approaches, emphasizing psychoanalysis. Historical development and contemporary applications. Discussion of case material and dynamic process techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 729 , GPSY 722 , or GPSY 724 
  
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    GPSY 826 - Cognitive Behavior Therapy


    2 credit(s)
    Survey of theory and practice. Behavioral assessment and treatment of a variety of common clinical problems. Emphasis on more recent cognitive behavior therapy approaches.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 729 .
  
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    GPSY 829 - LGBT Psychotherapy


    3 credit(s)
    This course examines the biological, social, and cultural foundations of gender, gender identity, gender role, and sexual orientation; the impact of prejudice, heterosexism, and homophobia; and the relevant diagnostic and mental health issues involved with sexual minorities.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 819 
  
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    GPSY 830 - Cross-Cultural Psychology


    3 credit(s)
    Cross-cultural competence, services and service- delivery to underserved and minority populations, including Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native American Indians. Examines the use of traditional therapies and explores the importance of religion and spirituality in a therapeutic context.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 819 
  
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    GPSY 831 - Clinical Supervision


    3 credit(s)
    Systems involved in supervision and their influences upon the supervisory relationship; various modes and styles of clinical supervision; and issues in the theory, practice and research of clinical supervision.
  
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    GPSY 832 - Multicultural Assessment


    3 credit(s)
    Discussion of psychopathology and neuropsychological assessment of diverse groups, including ethnicity minorities, non-English speaking clients, and individuals with motor or perceptual disabilities. Demonstration and practice in administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests of psychopathology and cognitive functioning. Emphasis on the communication and application of findings, with particular emphasis on the expression and meaning of disorders across cultures.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 819  and GPSY 822 
  
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    GPSY 833 - Assessment Lab


    0 credit(s)
    Three hours per week of administration and scoring practice. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 720 
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 821 
  
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    GPSY 834 - Neuropsychological Assessment Lab


    Administration and scoring of a neuropsychological test battery is demonstrated in weekly lab sessions during the first four weeks of the term. For the remainder of the term, students administer two complete neuropsychological test batteries to volunteers and score them. These test protocols are submitted to and reviewed by the teaching assistant who provides feedback about test administration and scoring. Pass/No Pass.
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 824 
  
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    GPSY 835 - Juvenile Forensic Psychology


    3 credit(s)
    This course will provide the student with an overview of juvenile forensic psychology. The major emphasis will be on discussing various psychological evaluations for the legal system, including child custody, child abuse/neglect matters, and juvenile evaluations. In addition, the course will discuss testifying and ethical issues related to forensic work.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 736 
  
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    GPSY 836 - Adult Forensic Psychology


    3 credit(s)
    Major areas in criminal and civil law are reviewed. Special topics within each domain that involve psychological decision making explored (e.g., insanity, dangerousness, psychological injury). Professional practice issues addressed.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 736 
  
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    GPSY 840 - Correctional Psychology


    2 credit(s)
    The purpose of this course is to provide a framework for understanding practicing clinical psychology in a correctional setting and guidance to how to manage the ethical and legal-clinical conflicts inherent in these systems. Further, the course will review core areas in correctional psychology related to complex psychopathology, treatment modalities, and populations likely to be encountered. Students will become versed in the varied issues facing psychologists working in correctional psychology in order to better serve and study within this environment.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 736 
  
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    GPSY 841 - Assessment of Children


    3 credit(s)
    Overview of major disorders of childhood and of assessment techniques, including evaluation methods for cognitive, personality, and adaptive functioning.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 820 , and GPSY 822  or GPSY 922  PsyD and PhD only.
  
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    GPSY 843 - Human Sexuality and Clinical Issues


    3 credit(s)
    Clinical issues in sexual behavior: emphasis on contemporary issues, assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunction and disorder, and inclusion of client sexuality in clinical practice.
  
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    GPSY 845 - Family Therapy


    3 credit(s)
    Exploration of contemporary approaches to understanding and working with family problems, including communication, systems theory and structural methods.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 817  and GPSY 820  APS and PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 846 - Child Psychopathology & Interviewing


    3 credit(s)
    Overview of the major theories and current research related to the development of psychological disorders of childhood and adolescence. Applied basic interviewing skills to the diagnostic process with children and adolescents.
  
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    GPSY 847 - Substance Use - Lifespan


    3 credit(s)
    Current theory and practice in assessment and treatment of chemical dependency. Topics include acute and chronic drug effects, relapse prevention, effects of chemical dependency on the family system, and denial and developmental arrest as core features of chemical dependency.
  
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    GPSY 848 - Sociocultural Foundations Latinx MH


    3 credit(s)
    The purpose of this course is to help students increase their understanding of the Latinx community. This course covers the social context, culture, and history of Latinx communities living in the U.S. Emphasis is on Latinx values, approaches to health and wellness, the interconnection of family, extended family, and community, and the essential role spirituality and Latinx specific healing play in Latinx mental health. This knowledge base will then contribute to the development of solid foundation for working with the Latinx community in practicum training settings, research experiences, community-based practices, and further study in Latino clinical psychology
  
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    GPSY 849 - Clinical Interventions with Latinx


    3 credit(s)
    This course is designed to provide students with a foundation for their professional work with the Latinx community as a clinical psychologist. The class will focus on increasing theoretical knowledge about Latinx psychology and applying this knowledge to clinical practice. This class will help students develop skills to work from a culturally-informed model with the Latinx community through developing cross-cultural counseling skills, addressing cultural diversity and values, and providing specific evidence based practices to address commonly presented issues in outpatient mental health settings and integrated health care settings. It will also help increase students’ self-awareness of personal values and biases.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 820 
  
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    GPSY 850 - Health Psychology


    3 credit(s)
    Theory and practice of working with medical disabilities and in medical service settings.
  
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    GPSY 851 - Psychopharmacology - Lifespan


    3 credit(s)
    Psychotropic medications, their uses and general effects. Behavioral effects of medications in common usage, drug interactions, and the psychological impact of the use of medication in a therapeutic setting.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 811  and GPSY 820   OR GPSY 904  and GPSY 911  
  
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    GPSY 853 - Mindfulness-Based Interventions


    3 credit(s)
    An introduction to the concept of mindfulness meditation, its historical context, its contemporary scientific status, and application of mindfulness practices in clinical interventions.
  
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    GPSY 855 - Gestalt Therapy


    3 credit(s)
    Theory and practical application of Gestalt therapy. Practical demonstrations and role playing.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 820 
  
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    GPSY 858 - Brief Psychotherapies


    3 credit(s)
    History and development of brief therapy approaches. Emphasis on techniques, selection criteria, outcome evaluation, and issues in time-limited treatment.
    Prerequisite(s): PsyD students only.
  
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    GPSY 863 - Program Evaluation


    3 credit(s)
    Program evaluation strategies and techniques. Needs assessment, goal clarification, outcome and activity evaluation; management information systems, accountability. Applied student projects.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 582 , GPSY 881 , or GPSY 981 
  
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    GPSY 864 - Dissertation Seminar I


    2 credit(s)
    Students will be guided through the beginning of the research process as they begin to formulate research questions that will be the basis of their dissertation proposals. Students will work with their dissertation advisors as they identify a problem or phenomena of interest, begin an initial review of the literature, locate gaps in prior research, and start to formulate research goals and hypotheses.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 581   or GPSY 881 , GPSY 775  . PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 865 - Dissertation Seminar II


    2 credit(s)
    Students will continue to develop and refine their research goals and hypotheses as they complete their dissertation proposals. Students will work with their dissertation advisors as they develop the literature review for their investigations, describe the methodologies necessary, and identify the analysis strategies for their projects.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 864  PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 866 - Dissertation Seminar III


    2 credit(s)
    Students will complete and obtain final approval from their dissertation advisors of their literature review, proposed methodology, and proposed analysis strategy. Further, students must pass an oral defense of their dissertation proposals. After the successful defense of their proposals, students will work with their dissertation advisors to make arrangements to begin their investigations, which may require obtaining approval from the Institutional Review Board before data collection may begin.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 865  Instructor’s Consent required PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 867 - Dissertation Seminar IV


    2 credit(s)
    Students will begin the data collection process only after substantiating that approval (or exemption) from the Institutional Review Board has been obtained. Students will work with their dissertation advisors to effectively manage the data that are collected, as well as analyze the data to answer their proposed research questions. Students will also continue developing the written dissertation, which may include adding to and refining the literature review; editing the method section to reflect the characteristics of the obtained sample as well as be in the past tense; and begin writing the results section.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 866 
  
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    GPSY 868 - Dissertation Seminar V


    2 credit(s)
    Students will complete data collection, data analyses, and with guidance from their dissertation advisors they will begin to make interpretations and inferences based on their data. Students will continue to write and make edits to their dissertation , while also finishing the results and discussion sections. If applicable, student must receive IRB approval prior to enrollment.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 867 , Instructor Consent, PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 869 - Dissertation Seminar VI


    2 credit(s)
    Students will complete and obtain final approval from their dissertation advisors of their literature review, method, results, and discussion sections. Further, students must pass an oral defense of their dissertation research, which is open to members of the community to attend. After the successful defense of their projects, students will work with their dissertation advisors to make arrangements to disseminate the research findings (e.g., presentation, publication, etc.).
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 868  and instructor consent PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 870 - Ethics & Professionalism


    3 credit(s)
    Emphasis on knowledge of APA Ethical Principles: standards of professional practice and state mental health statutes and application to case examples. Awareness of social, political and professional issues currently affecting professional practice and implications for the future.
  
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    GPSY 873 - Supervision Practicum


    1 credit(s)
    Supervised experience in practicing supervision skills. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): PhD students only.
  
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    GPSY 876 - Business of Psychology


    3 credit(s)
    Covers the basic financial, business, and legal issues surrounding practice as a psychologist; including financial management, legal forms of organization (proprietor, partnerships, corporation), planning, budgeting, and organizing, information management, quality control, contract negotiation and credentialing, third party systems and managed care. The variety of roles and venues of practice are considered including private and group practice, public and private agencies, and institutions.
  
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    GPSY 879 - Professional Roles


    2 credit(s)
    Provides an overview of selected core competencies for clinical psychologists. Emphasis will be on models and practices of consultation, education, self-reflection and self-care, and other aspects of professional development.
    Prerequisite(s): 12 credits of GPSY 888 ; PsyD students only.
  
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    GPSY 880 - Statistics & Research Design I


    3 credit(s)
    This two-course series follows the logical progression of a research project, from hypothesis development, experimental design, to statistical methodology, including univariate and multivariate statistics. Students will gain experience using computer applications to analyze data, as well as writing up APA style results. The class also focuses on ethical issues that arise during the research process, as well as incorporating diversity perspectives into research methodology.
  
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    GPSY 881 - Statistics & Research Design II


    3 credit(s)
    This two-course series follows the logical progression of a research project, from hypothesis development, experimental design, to statistical methodology, including univariate and multivariate statistics. Students will gain experience using computer applications to analyze data, as well as writing up APA style results. The class also focuses on ethical issues that arise during the research process, as well as incorporating diversity perspectives into research methodology.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 880  
  
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    GPSY 882 - Dissertation


    1 or 3 credit(s)
    Examination of a professional problem by means of literature search, conceptualization, use of data and written exposition, including a variety of methods. Students generally take 4 terms of 3 each, for a total of 12. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 775 
  
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    GPSY 883 - Qualitative Research Methods


    3 credit(s)
    Overview of the major types of qualitative research, for collecting and analyzing data, and for applying standards of rigor to qualitative research.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 880  and GPSY 881 
  
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    GPSY 884 - Meta-Analytic Research Methods


    3 credit(s)
    Meta-analysis is a statistical technique that allows a researcher or practitioner to perform a quantitative literature review, rather than a more conventional qualitative review. This course will offer both an introduction to meta-analysis and a chance to gain practical experience in doing a meta-analysis from start to finish. The course will cover basic and advanced meta-analytic statistics and students will apply those techniques by conducting a class project using statistical software.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 880  and GPSY 881 
  
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    GPSY 885 - Single-Subject Research Methods


    3 credit(s)
    This course will provide students with an overview of single-subject designs (SSDs) in preparation of using these designs in scholarly work. Specifically, students will learn what the major considerations and procedures are when using SSDs, the pros and cons of different designs, and issues in data evaluation. In addition, students will learn how SSDs may be applied in clinical practice to increase clinicians’ ability to utilize repeated measures in the evaluation of intervention effectiveness.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 880  and GPSY 881 
  
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    GPSY 886 - Comprehensive Case Conceptualization


    2 credit(s)
    Students will conceptualize case material through the comprehensive integration of knowledge and skills in the areas of evidence-based practice, assessment, intervention, ethics, diversity, and consultation. Students will demonstrate clear and cohesive communication skills through oral, written, and/or other means.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 866  and 9 credits of GPSY 887 ; PsyD students only.
  
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    GPSY 887 - Practicum I


    3 credit(s)
    A minimum of 500 training hours of which at least 50%, and ideally 75%, are in direct service and the remainder in supervision/training activities and administrative/clerical duties related to the above. The three terms of practica are served in the Pacific Psychology Clinic. Pass/No Pass
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 725  or GPSY 512 GPSY 722  or GPSY 729 ; GPSY 820  or GPSY 520 GPSY 504  or GPSY 822 ; GPSY 503  or GPSY 870 ; GPSY 787  
  
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    GPSY 888 - Practicum II


    4 credit(s)
    A minimum of 500 training hours of which at least 50%, and ideally 75%, are in direct service and the remainder in supervision/training activities and administrative/clerical duties related to the above. Practicum II training is available in the Pacific Psychology Clinic and Comprehensive Health Clinic or in other approved agencies with the agreement of the Director of Clinical Training. In addition to clinical supervision received, students will also participate in forums led by core faculty in SGP for the discussion of the practicum experience, thus integrating clinical training with academic knowledge. Pass/No Pass
    Prerequisite(s): 9 of GPSY 887  with minimum grade B. PsyD students only.
  
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    GPSY 890 - Internship


    5 or 9 credit(s)
    A minimum of one year full-time or two years half- time of 1500 hours of supervised clinical experience in a facility approved by the faculty, covering a range of activities in psychological assessment and intervention with a variety of clients. Participation in program administration, development of supervisory skills and opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): Clinical Competency Examination passed, dissertation proposal passed, GPSY 887 , and GPSY 888   or GPSY 988 
  
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    GPSY 891 - Clinical Fieldwork: Full-Time


    4 credit(s)
    Supervised clinical fieldwork (2 or more days per week on average) by special arrangement. This experience is a full-time placement. May be supplemented with a part-time clinical fieldwork (GPSY 791 ).   In addition to clinical Supervision received, students will also participate in forums led by core faculty in SGP for the discussion of the practicum experience, thus integrating clinical training with academic knowledge. Pass/No Pass
    Prerequisite(s): 9 of GPSY 887  or GPSY 786  with minimum grade B. PsyD and PhD students only.
  
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    GPSY 894 - Independent Study


    1-2 credit(s)
    Independent Study enables students to pursue specialized, unique, elective interests not part of the regular curriculum. Supplements currciululm offerings at the same level of difficulty and sophistication as regular courses. The amount of effort per hour should generally be comparable to classroom hours. Not to be used as an alternative to required courses or for supervised clinical experience. Not used for research (GPSY 896 ). No more than two of Independent Study is allowed in a term. No more than five of Independent Study of any kind may be applied to degree requirements. Independent Study contract required.
  
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    GPSY 896 - Independent Study: Research


    1-2 credit(s)
    Independent Study enables the student to pursue specific, unique, elective interest in research that are not part of the regular curriculum. The amount of effort per hour should generally be comparable to that of classroom hours. Not to be used as an alternative to the required research projects for each program. No more than two of Independent Study: Research is allowed in a term and no more than 5 of Independent study of any kind may be applied to the elective required for graduation. Independent Study contract required.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 866 , GPSY 887  PsyD only.
 

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