Spring 2017 Clinical Psychology Courses
||Course Name and Credits
||Psychological Assessment II (4 cr.)*+
Lab fee $45.00
Lab: Monday, 7:30pm-9:00pm (Lab begins Jan. 23, 2017)
||Research Methods II (3 cr.)
||Advanced Abnormal Psychology II (3 cr.)*
||Multicultural and Social Psychology (3 cr.)+
||Introduction to Clinical Intervention II (3 cr.)*
| GPS 601
|Group Psychotherapy (3 cr)*
|Practicum II (3 cr.)*
||Internship Ethics and Professional Affairs Seminar II (3 cr.)*
Lab A: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Entire Class: 6:00pm-7:25pm
Lab B: 7:25pm-8:25pm
||Independent Study (3 cr.)*
||Directed Readings (3 cr.)*
||Thesis (3 cr.)*
*Degree students only.
+Please note GPS 508 and GPS 520 are being offered on the same day/time.
Note: Students may choose the option of writing a major paper or a thesis (GPS 690) after registering for Research Seminar (GPS 689) in the fall semester.
Students have 12 months (two semesters and the following summer) to complete the major paper, and 16 months (two semesters and the following summer and one additional semester) to complete the thesis. After these time periods, a continuation XT fee equivalent to a one-credit charge will be made for each additional semester that the student is working on the final project. The purpose of the fee is to cover the costs for supervision, use of the library, maintenance of student records, and to provide an incentive to complete the project in a timely manner.
GPS 508 Psychological Assessment II (4cr.)
Instructor: Greg Tomasulo
Lab: Monday, 7:30pm-9:00pm (Lab begins on Jan. 23, 2017)
This course is a continuation of GPS 507 with an emphasis on objective and projective personality tests. Administration and scoring procedures, underlying theoretical principles, and clinical application of tests will be reviewed in detail. Over the course of the semester students will learn how test data is used to enhance diagnostic decision-making and case conceptualization through the creation of a comprehensive assessment report. The course includes a lab component during which students will gain additional hands-on experience with psychometric tests.
Lab Fee: $45.
Prerequisite: GPS 507. GPS 516 must be taken prior to or concurrently with this course. The course is open to degree students only or with permission of the Director.
+Please note this course is offered at the same day/time as GPS 520 Advanced Social Psychology.
GPS 511 Research Methods (3cr.)
Instructor: Susan Kuntz
This course is designed to give students an introduction to the philosophical, conceptual, and practical basis of qualitative methodologies. We will survey the most common types of qualitative inquiry and their theoretical roots, differences between qualitative and quantitative methods, techniques of data collection and analysis, integration of qualitative and quantitative methods, and current debates regarding qualitative inquiry. Students will become familiar with published qualitative work in the discipline of psychology and conduct their own qualitative project.
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree and either Research Methods I or undergraduate statistics.
GPS 516 Advanced Abnormal Psychology II (3cr.)
Instructor: Helene Nilsen
This course is a continuation of GPS 515 with the focus on adult psychopathology. Initially, the focus will be on the study of several theories regarding adult self-development and psychopathology. The DSM-5, ICD-10 and the PDM will be utilized to understand the classification and inner experience of people with a spectrum of clinical disorders. The goal of this course is to give students a sense of the phenomenological experience of the person living with a disorder, along with a grounding in developmental theoretical constructs that make the disorders more meaningful clinically. Finally, students will present in-depth case studies along with experience formulating clinical diagnoses.
Prerequisite: GPS 515. The course is open to degree students only or with permission of the director.
GPS 520 Multicultural and Social Psychology (3cr.)
Instructor: Tara McCuin
This course examines the fundamental social and interdependent nature of human behavior. Multicultural psychology as well as selected topics from social psychology will be reviewed with an emphasis on exploring clinical applications and developing an increased understanding of living in a complex world.
Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree and Social Psychology or its equivalent.
+Please note this course is offered at the same day/time as GPS 508 Psychological Assessment II.
GPS 526 Introduction to Clinical Intervention II (3cr.)
Instructor: Ronald B. Miller
Lab: Wednesday, 7:30pm-9:00pm
This course is a continuation of GPS 525 and covers the psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and strategic approaches to the therapeutic relationship.
Prerequisite: The course is open to degree students only or with permission of the director.
GPS 601 Group Therapy (3cr.)
Instructor: Jaime Elliott
This course provides an overview of theory, research, and practice, and a basic appreciation for group psychotherapy. Topics include history’s contrasting approaches, group development, the role of the therapist, special issues, and organizational and ethical concerns. Didactic and experiential learning activities are part of the student’s experience.
Prerequisites: GPS 525, GPS 526 or with permission of the instructor.
GPS 609 Practicum II (3cr.)
Instructor: Naomi Shapiro
This course is a continuation of Practicum I. Practicum II provides supervision, clinical training and support for students in their continuing applied clinical psychotherapy training experience. The course includes 10 hours per week of clinical experience.
GPS 526 Clinical Interventions should be taken either prior to or concurrently with this course. Prerequisites: GPS 608. The course is open to degree students only.
GPS 611 Internship Ethics and Professional Affairs Seminar II (3cr.)
Instructor: Bradie Hansen
Lab A: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Entire Class: 6:00pm-7:25pm
Lab B: 7:25pm-8:25pm
This course is a continuation of GPS 610. The seminar is only for students completing their internship. Internship class provides supervision on ethical practice decision making for students doing half-time internships (20 hours per week).
Prerequisites: GPS 610. The course is open to degree students only.
GPS 686 Independent Study - Elective (3cr.)
Under special circumstances, when a course is not offered during a given semester, or when there is an irresolvable scheduling conflict, a student may complete some course work on an independent basis. The student must have the approval of a faculty sponsor and the department chair. Requests must be completed by the last day of the course change period. The student, with the supervisor, would outline in proposal form the objectives, topics, evaluation mechanisms, and outside source material. The form must be signed by both student and advisor and submitted to the director. The director will then submit the proposal to the Dean of the College for final approval.
GPS 687 Directed Readings - Elective (3cr.)
This option provides the student with an opportunity to undertake a study in a specific area not covered in the regular course offerings. The student must have the approval of a faculty sponsor and the department chair. Requests must be completed by the last day of the course change period. The student, with the supervisor, would outline in proposal form the objectives, topics, evaluation mechanisms and outside source material. The form must be signed by both student and advisor and submitted to the director. The director will then submit the proposal to the Dean of the College for final approval.
GPS 690 Thesis (3cr.)
The thesis is an empirical study of a particular hypothesis in the field of clinical psychology conducted up to the standards of the profession and contributing to the empirical knowledge base of professional psychology. It may be quantitative or qualitative in method. Students register for three credits in addition to Research Seminar and should register for these credits during the spring semester with Research Seminar instructor approval.
Prerequisite: GPS 689.