Dec 02, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Psychology, Graduate

  
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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)
    Covers psychotropic medications, their uses and general effects for children. Behavioral effects of medications in common usage, drug interactions, and the impact of the use of medication on family and social systems.
    Offered: Alternate Years

    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 811   or GPSY 911 
  
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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.
  
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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 & Management of Chronic Pain


    2 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 ; Instructor’s Consent required. PsyD only.
  
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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 788 - Practicum Seminar


    1 credit(s)
    Students placed in community settings receive clinical oversight by core faculty members. Seminar provides small-group presentation and discussion of practicum cases at an advanced level. Particular emphasis is placed on case conceptualization, integration of theory and practice, ethical decision-making, and in-depth examination of the treatment process. Pass/No Pass
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 888
  
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    GPSY 790 - Internship Prep Seminar


    2 credit(s)
    Seminar will cover the entire application process for Pre-doctoral Internship over the course of three semesters. Topics covered will be completing application materials, preparing for interviews, and any post-match paperwork. Instructor’s Consent required. May be repeated for credit. 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


    2 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.
  
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    GPSY 809 - Pediatric Psychology


    2 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 Interaction Therapy


    2 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 & Cognitive Bases of Behavior


    3 credit(s)
    Designed to provide a foundation for understanding the biological and cognitive determinants, as well as the integration of these determinants, of human behavior. This includes examination of transition, growth, and development across the lifespan. Biological areas of focus will include the multiple underpinnings of behavior including neural, physiological, anatomical, and genetic factors. Cognitive areas of focus will include theories and research in memory, learning, thought processes, and decision-making.
  
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    GPSY 813 - Social & Affective Bases of Behavior


    3 credit(s)
    Designed to provide a foundation for understanding the social and affective determinants, as well as the integration of these determinants, of human behavior. This includes examination of transition, growth, and development across the lifespan.  Social areas of focus will address group processes, attributions, discrimination, and attitudes. Affective areas of focus will address affect, mood, and emotion.
  
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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


    2 credit(s)
    Gender differences in development. Effects of sex role and power role and power on clinical training and practice.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 705 GPSY 814 , or GPSY 905 
  
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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


    2 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 I


    3 credit(s)
    Preparatory course in clinical assessment with emphasis on psychometric properties, theory, administration, scoring, and interpretation of cognitive and achievement testing. Multicultural factors of assessment will be considered throughout the course. Demonstration, practice, and test report writing will occur in class and lab.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 833  (or concurrent enrollment). PsyD students only.
  
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    GPSY 822 - Assessment II


    3 credit(s)
    Preparatory course in clinical assessment with emphasis on psychometric properties, theory, administration, scoring, and interpretation of personality testing. Multicultural factors of assessment will be considered throughout the course. Demonstration, practice, and test report writing will occur in class.
    Prerequisite(s): 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 . Corequisite: 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 GPSY 705 , or GPSY 905 .   
  
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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 & Consultation


    3 credit(s)
    Systems involved in supervision and their influences upon the supervisory relationship; various modes and styles of clinical supervision, including how diversity factors impact the supervisory relationship; models of consultation; and issues in the theory, practice and research of clinical supervision.
    Prerequisite(s): 8 credits of GPSY 888 
  
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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 - Cognitive 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 GPSY 822  or GPSY 922  with a minimum grade of B. PsyD and PhD only.
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 743 
  
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    GPSY 842 - Assessment III


    3 credit(s)
    Further development of assessment report-writing skills, including integration of varied assessment data and providing clinically relevant recommendations. Utilizing narrow and broad-band measures, chart review, and biopsychosociocultural considerations, students will produce integrative reports.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 520, GPSY 708, or GPSY 820; and GPSY 822
  
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    GPSY 843 - Human Sexuality and Clinical Issues


    2 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)
    Utilizing a biopsychosociocultural model, this course addresses current theory, research, and practice of assessing and treating substance use disorders (SUDs) across the lifespan.
  
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    GPSY 848 - Sociocultural Foundations Latinx MH


    2 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 512 , GPSY 707 , GPSY 725 , or GPSY 903 .
  
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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  or GPSY 911 
  
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    GPSY 853 - Mindfulness-Based Interventions


    2 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 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 581 , GPSY 881 , or GPSY 981 
  
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    GPSY 864 - Doctoral Research Seminar I


    2 credit(s)
    Over the course of a minimum of three terms, students will develop and refine their research goals and hypotheses, develop the literature review, proposed methodology,  and proposed analysis strategy.  This will culminate in an oral defense of a doctoral research project proposal.  Following the successful defense, students will work with their research advisor to begin their investigation, which may require obtaining approval from the Institutional Review Board before data collection may begin. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 581   or GPSY 881 . PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 865 - Doctoral Research Seminar II


    2 credit(s)
    Over the course of a minimum of three terms, students will complete data collection, data analyses, and with guidance from their research advisor they will make interpretations and inferences based on their data.   Students will complete the results and discussion sections and obtain final edits and approval from their research advisor. Students must pass a public, oral defense of their doctoral research project. Ideally, students will work with their research advisor to disseminate research findings (e.g., publication, presentation, etc). May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): 6 credits of GPSY 864  PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 866 - Doctoral Research Seminar III


    2 credit(s)
    Students complete and obtain final approval from their dissertation committee of their proposed research project, including methods and data analysis as applicable. Students complete their dissertation proposals as outlined by the Dissertation Chair in order to pass Seminar III. After the successful completion of their proposals, students work with their dissertation committee 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 - Doctoral Research Seminar IV


    2 credit(s)
    Students begin the data collection process and/or review, depending on the nature of the project. Students work with their dissertation committee to effectively manage the data collection and analysis, as applicable. Students also continue developing the written dissertation.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 866 
  
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    GPSY 868 - Doctoral Research Seminar V


    2 credit(s)
    Students complete data collection and/or review. Students work with their dissertation committee to begin to make interpretations and inferences based on their data. Students continue to write and make edits to their dissertation.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 867 , Instructor’s Consent required. PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 869 - Doctoral Research Seminar VI


    2 credit(s)
    Students complete and obtain final approval from their dissertation committee of their dissertation. 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 work with their dissertation committee 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 874 - Professional Development Seminar


    1-3 credit(s)
    Activities at an advanced level designed to further the integration of theory, research, and practice, the development of professional identity, and career planning, in collaboration with an advisor, mentor, or program coordinator. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass
    Prerequisite(s): 2 credits of GPSY 790 
  
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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.
    Prerequisite(s): 6 credits of GPSY 887 
  
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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 - Research Design


    3 credit(s)
    Follows the logical progression of a research project, from hypothesis development to experimental design. Students will gain experience 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 - Advanced Statistics


    3 credit(s)
    Focuses on statistical methodology, including univariate and multivariate statistics. Students will gain experience using computer applications to analyze data. The class also focuses on incorporating diversity perspectives into statistical analyses and meaning.
    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 581  and GPSY 881 . APS and PsyD only.
  
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    GPSY 884 - Meta-Analytic Research Methods


    2 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 581  and GPSY 881 
  
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    GPSY 885 - Single-Subject Research Methods


    2 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 581  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 787 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 ; PsyD students only. 
  
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    GPSY 888 - Practicum II


    2 or 4 credit(s)
    Students are eligible for this experience only after successful completion of a minimum of 2 semesters of a full-time Practicum I placement with Pass ratings.  This experience may be a full-time placement (a minimum of 16 hours per week and 4 credits) or a part-time placement (a maximum of 16 hours per week and 2 credits). In addition to clinical supervision received, students will also participate in forums led by core faculty in SGP for the discussion of the Practicum II experience, thus integrating clinical training with academic knowledge. Pass/No Pass
    Prerequisite(s): 9 credits of GPSY 887  with minimum grade P or 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 886 , and GPSY 888   or GPSY 988 
  
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    GPSY 891 - Advanced Practicum


    2 or 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): 12 credits of GPSY 888  with minimum grade of P or 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.
  
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    GPSY 899 - Special Topic


    1-3 credit(s)
    A specialized topic in professional psychology explored in depth. Students may re-enroll for credit only when different topics are covered.
  
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    GPSY 900 - Scientific Communication Seminar


    1 credit(s)
    Introduces PhD students to the roles of a psychological scientist and health service provider. Following the scientist-practitioner perspective, students receive an overview of the fundamental expectations and responsibilities of a clinical psychologist, including ethical behavior, professional communication, written and oral research presentation, and the sensitivity to the influence of cultural and other diversity factors on a clinical psychologist’s work. Enrollment limited to PhD. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    GPSY 901 - History, Systems & Ethics


    3 credit(s)
    Understanding ethical standards, as well as the history of psychological science and systems, is crucial for professional service in clinical psychology. This course adopts a perspective that optimal ethical knowledge is understood within the context of the history of psychology. The origins and development of major ideas in psychology are studied, emphasizing influential shifts that advanced ethical research and service practice. The course covers APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, local, state, regional, and federal laws, regulations, and policies, and emphasizes recognition of ethical dilemmas and applying decision-making processes to resolve the dilemmas.Enrollment Limited to PhD.
  
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    GPSY 902 - Science & Practice of Mindfulness


    3 credit(s)
    Experiential and didactic introduction to mindfulness and related mind-body practices. Students participate in a mindfulness-based training program and receive classroom instruction in contemporary research issues in mindfulness.
  
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    GPSY 903 - Application of Clinical Psychology I


    3 credit(s)
    This is the first in a two-course sequence introducing students to the knowledge base of psychopathology, systems of evidence-based practice, and basic clinical skills. This course begins by critically reviewing major systems of diagnostic classification (DSM; NIH Research Domain Criteria), then contrasts major theories of psychopathology. Major domains of psychopathology are explored (neurodevelopmental, affective, anxiety, addiction, and psychotic disorders). Finally, major evidence-based theories and systems of clinical psychology are reviewed, with a focus on methods to research treatment efficacy.
  
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    GPSY 904 - Application of Clinical Psychology II


    3 credit(s)
    This is the second in a two-course sequence introducing students to the knowledge base of psychopathology, systems of evidence-based practice, and basic clinical skills. Picking-up where the first course ended, this course explores major theories and approaches to psychotherapy, including behavioral, cognitive, cognitive-behavioral, and third-wave (e.g., ACT, mindfulness) approaches. Focus is on application to specific forms of psychopathology. Finally, basic skills of interviewing, treatment and assessment planning, and communicating are covered.
  
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    GPSY 905 - Individual & Cultural Diversity Science


    3 credit(s)
    Introduces students to multiple facets of diversity in clinical psychological science, focusing on using empirical and scholarly works to gain awareness and understanding about social statuses and identities that are impacted differently by systems of power and privilege. Goals of the course include preparing students to become culturally-responsive scientist-practitioners, engaging in deeper inquiry about the role of clinical psychology in social justice and advocacy, and instilling a commitment to diversity-centered approaches. PhD students only.
  
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    GPSY 910 - Foundations of Psychological Science I


    3 credit(s)
    This is the first in a two-course sequence that introduces students to the methods and knowledge-base of the science of psychology. Utilizing a lifespan developmental perspective, fundamental methods and knowledge of cognitive, biological, social, and affective bases of behavior are covered. In this first course, research methods and foundations of knowledge pertaining to the study of developmental psychology and psychopathology are covered. The research methods and knowledge base of cognitive, social, affective, and biological psychology are integrated within the lifespan developmental framework, emphasizing birth through early adulthood in this first course.
  
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    GPSY 911 - Foundations of Psychological Science II


    3 credit(s)
    This is the second in a two-course sequence that introduces students to the methods and knowledge-base of the science of psychology. Continuing the lifespan developmental perspective introduced in the first course, this course integrates research methods and knowledge base of cognitive, affective, social, and biological psychology within the lifespan developmental framework, emphasizing adulthood, aging, and mental disorders of aging.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 910 . PhD only. 
  
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    GPSY 920 - Master’s Thesis


    1-6 credit(s)
    Students complete a scholarly project supervised by a faculty member. Students take a minimum of 6 for degree (effective 2017 catalog). Ph.D. students only. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    GPSY 921 - Clinical Assessment I: Foundations


    3 credit(s)
    Covers foundational testing issues, including test and psychometric theory, culture and diversity influences, and ecological validity. Covers administration techniques and introduces basic cognitive instruments relevant to a health care setting.
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 922  Enrollment limited to PhD students.
  
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    GPSY 922 - Clinical Assessment II: Application


    3 credit(s)
    Introduction to basic cognitive / neuropsychological measures, tests of specific domains (e.g., attention, memory, language, executive funcitons), screening measures, and personality and functional assessment. Emphasis is on measures common to health care settings.
    Prerequisite(s): GPSY 921 
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 924  Enrollment limited to PhD students.
  
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    GPSY 923 - Clinical Assessment I Lab


    1 credit(s)
    Three hours per week of administration and scoring practice. Pass/No Pass.
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 921  PhD students only.
  
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    GPSY 924 - Clinical Assessment II Lab


    1 credit(s)
    Three hours per week of administration and scoring practice. Pass/No Pass.
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 922  PhD students only.
  
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    GPSY 925 - Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment


    3 credit(s)
    This course covers foundational testing issues related to neuropsychological assessment, which include but are not limited to discussion of neuroanatomy, important brain-behavior relationships, test and psychometric theory, culture and diversity influences, and ecological validity. Additionally, the course will cover pediatric populations and will apply developmental theory to neuropsychological assessments in children and young adults.
    Prerequisite(s):  GPSY 922 . PhD only.  
    Corequisite(s): GPSY 926 
 

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