Spring 2013 Clinical Psychology Courses
||Course Name and Credits
||Psychological Assessment II (4 cr.) * Lab fee $45.00
Lab: Monday, 8:00pm-9:30pm (Lab begins Jan. 21)
||Research Methods II (3 cr.)
||Advanced Abnormal Psychology II (3 cr.) *+
||Advanced Social Psychology (3 cr.)+
||Introduction to Clinical Intervention II (3 cr.)*
||Group Psychotherapy (3 cr.)*
||First Year 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.)*
||Case Study (3 cr.)*
* Degree students only.
+Please note GPS 520 and GPS 516 are being offered on the same day/time.
Note: Students may choose the option of writing a major paper, thesis (GPS 690) or case study (GPS 691), after registering for Research Seminar (GPS 689) in the fall semester.
Students will 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 or case study. 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 fee will be charged at the end of September in the fall semester, and at the end of January in the spring semester. The purpose of the fee is to cover the costs of continuing to supervise the project, library use, maintain student records in the program, as well as to provide an incentive to complete the project in a timely manner.
GPS 508 Psychological Assessment II (4cr.)
Instructor: Greg Tomasulo
Lab: Monday, 8:00pm-9:30pm (Lab begins on Jan. 21)
This course is a continuation of GPS 507 with an emphasis on personality assessment, objective and projective.
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.
GPS 511 Research Methods II (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 IV-TR, 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 Advanced Social Psychology (3cr.)
Instructor: Jeffrey Adams
This course offers an in-depth look at selected topics from the field of social psychology. Theory and research from areas such as the self, social cognition, and social learning theory will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree and Social Psychology or its equivalent.
*Please note this course is offered at the same day/time as GPS 516 Advanced Abnormal Psychology.
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. Covering the psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and strategic approaches to the therapeutic relationship. Prerequisite: The course is open to degree students only or with the permission of the director.
GPS 609 First Year Practicum II (3cr.)
Instructor: Naomi Shapiro
This course is a continuation of First Year Practicum I. 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: Irene Sharp
Thursday, 5:00 – 8:25 pm
Lab A: Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Entire Class: Thursday, 6:00 – 7:25 pm
Lab B: Thursday, 7:25 - 8:25 pm
This course is a continuation of GPS 610. The seminar is for students doing their internship. It provides a forum for the discussion of professional ethics and affairs, legal and policy issues in psychology, and specific clinical issues arising in the internship setting. Prerequisites: GPS 610. The course is open to degree students only.
GPS 601 Group Psychotherapy (3cr.)
Instructor: Jaime Elliott
This course provides an overview of theory, research, practice and a basic appreciation for Group Psychotherapy. Topics include: history, contrasting approaches, group development, 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 525-526 or permission of the instructor.
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. Three credits in addition to Research Seminar. The student should register for these credits either when registering for Research Seminar in the fall or in the subsequent spring semester. Prerequisite: GPS 689.
GPS 691 Case Study (3cr.)
An in-depth study of a sustained clinical service provided by the student during her/his training. The Case Study may be of an assessment, consultation, psychotherapeutic intervention, therapeutic milieu, or mental health program. The Case Study includes an analysis of the psychological processes and principles operating in the case, a literature review of similar cases and relevant empirical research, as well as a discussion of one theoretical/philosophical dilemma that arose. Three credits in addition to the research Seminar. The student should register for these credits either when registering for Research Seminar in the fall or in the subsequent spring semester. Prerequisite: GPS 689.