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Clinical Psychology
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Clinical Psychology
In the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department

PhD Information > Ph.D. Course Listing

Ph.D. Course Listing

CCPX 4900 Research and independent study

CCPX 5020 Emotion, culture and health
This course covers the impact of overwhelming emotions on human health and self-regulatory responses. The role of culture in these responses is explored, as well as historical context and theoretical perspectives.

CCPX 5030 Ethical and professional issues in clinical psychology
Limited to doctoral students in clinical psychology. Orientation to program and field; ethical and professional issues.

CCPX 5032 Adult Psychopathology
Major clinical disorders of adulthood viewed from clinical and research perspectives; current issues in diagnosis and treatment. 

CCPX 5033 The evolution of Freud's psychological theories
Intensive examination of selected psychological works of Sigmund Freud from 1892 to 1940, focusing on theoretical innovations, modifications, and elaborations.

CCPX 5034 Child psychopathology
Major clinical syndromes of childhood and adolescence viewed within the context of normal development. Consideration of various theoretical, diagnostic, etiological, and therapeutic viewpoints.

CCPX 5036 Clinical work with diverse populations
Permission required. An experiential seminar for practicum students in clinical and counseling psychology who are working with clients different from themselves.

CCPX 5037 Dynamic psychotherapies
Open to doctoral candidates in psychology; others by permission. Theories of psychoanalytic psychotherapy with emphasis on original sources: Freud, Winnicott, Kohut, ego psychology, and object relations theory.

CCPX 5038 Cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal therapies
Open to doctoral candidates in psychology, others by permission. Introduction to theory and technique underlying treatment within the following modalities: Cognitive, Behavioral, Inter-personal, and Short-Term Psychodynamic. The course will explore the application of these various treatment approaches to a range of disorders including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, and schizophrenia.

CCPX 5039 Empirical bases of psychotherapy
Permission required. Analysis of research efforts concerned with investigating the process and outcome of psychotherapy. Emphasis on client, therapist, and system variables that contribute to the probability of therapeutic success.

CCPX 5045 Psychotherapy, religious diversity & spirituality
This course will focus on the role of religion and spirituality in psychotherapy. Research, theory and case material will be used to clarify healing dimensions of religion and spirituality. Discussion will focus on a re-examination of models of psyche and goals of treatment.

CCPX 5102 Research and clinical applications of DSM-IV
Diagnostic, clinical, and research applications of the DSM-IV; ethical, cultural, and gender issues in the diagnostic process.

CCPX 5110 Research apprenticeship
Permission required. Involvement as a research extern in community agencies or as a research assistant to departmental faculty.

CCPX 5230 Fieldwork in clinical psychology
Limited to doctoral candidates in clinical psychology. Supervised practice in field placements. Section (1) Adult Externship. Section (2) Child Externship.

CCPX 5330 Principles and techniques of clinical assessment
Limited to doctoral candidates in clinical, counseling, and school psychology. Theory and practice of psychological testing; focus on cognitive assessment.

CCPX 5333 Practicum in clinical assessment
Permission required. Didactic focus on personality assessment, including projective measures; supervised practice in comprehensive psychological assessment as staff member of the CEPS.

CCPX 5334 Practicum: Clinical work with children and adolescents
Limited to doctoral candidates in clinical, counseling, and school psychology. Psychological assessment of children and adolescents, including interviewing techniques, observational methods, and psychodiagnostic testing.

CCPX 5531 Psychotherapy with children
Open to doctoral students in psychology; others by permission. Introduction to contemporary models of child psychotherapy. Emphasis will be upon a comparison of the theoretical foundations and techniques across paradigms.

CCPX 5532 Clinical Issues: Children from Diverse Backgrounds
Open to all students. The course will focus upon current research on risk and resiliency factors developed from within epidemiological, social, and intra-psychic perspectives. Research findings will be discussed within the context of theories of development.

CCPX 5533 Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
Permission required. Design, methodology, and artifact in research. Development of research proposals. Critical review of journal articles.

CCPX 5534 Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
Permission required. Design, methodology, and artifact in research. Development of research proposals. Critical review of journal articles.

CCPX 5535 Research practicum in clinical psychology
Permission required. Supervised research in clinical psychology.

CCPX 5539 Clinical assessment: The interview
Doctoral students in clinical, counseling, school psychology, speech and hearing, learning disabilities, special education, and pre-doctoral students providing intake services at the Teachers College Clinic. Introductory didactic and practice seminar in clinical interviewing.

CCPX 5544 Cross-cultural issues in psychopathology, resilience and coping
Examination of pathology and resilience in the context of cultural patterns of coping with developmental life tasks and reactions to stress.

CCPX 5546 Research perspectives on critical social problems
Open to master's and doctoral students. Exploration of research based upon the interface of social and clinical psychology and development projects. Topics include eating disorders across the lifespan, altruism and mental health, coping with the aftermath of genocide, terror, personal growth in the wake of trauma, and effects of disability on the individual and family.

CCPX 5610 Clinical psychology colloquium
Clinical faculty and guest speakers. Permission required.

CCPX 5630 Case conference
Permission required. Corequisite: CCPX 5333, CCPX 6335, CCPX 6336, CCPJ 5360, CCPJ 6360, or CCPJ 6364. For practicum students in the Center for Educational and Psychological Services. All trainees must attend at least five conferences each term.

CCPX 6020 History and systems of psychology
Survey of the history of psychology from the Ancient Greeks to the present. Discussion of theoretical systems including Associationism, Structuralism, Behaviorism, Psychoanalysis, and Existentialism.

CCPX 6332 Supervision practicum in clinical supervision services
Permission required. Seminar and supervised practice in the teaching and supervision of clinical assessment and intake.

CCPX 6333 Supervision practicum in clinical supervision services
Permission required. Seminar and supervised practice in the teaching and supervision of clinical assessment and intake.

CCPX 6335 Practicum in clinical intervention
Permission required. For doctoral students in clinical psychology, two semesters, 3–4 points each semester. Supervised practice in psychotherapy as staff members of the Center for Psychological Services.

CCPX 6336 Advanced practicum in clinical intervention
Permission required. Prerequisite: CCPX 6335. For third-year doctoral students in clinical psychology.

CCPX 6338 Fourth-year practicum in clinical intervention
Permission required. Prerequisite: CCPX 6336. For fourth-year students in clinical psychology, two semesters, 1 point each semester.

CCPX 6430 Internship in Clinical Psychology
For advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology. Experience under supervision in approved mental health agency. One year full-time or part-time equivalent.

CCPX 6530 Experiential and short-term dynamic psychotherapy
Permission required. For doctoral students in clinical, counseling, and school psychology. Focus on theoretical and technical aspects of short-term therapy; key concepts illustrated by clinical material presented by instructor and students.

CCPX 6531 Psychological assessment and clinical practice
Permission required. Prerequisites: CCPX 5330, CCPX 5333. Emphasis on the interpretation of projective tests, and on the integration and reporting of multiple sources of assessment data.

CCPX 6532 Advanced Topics in clinical theory, research and practice
Clinical Faculty and Invited Instructors. Advanced doctoral candidates in clinical and counseling psychology; other candidates by permission (different sections may have different criteria). Seminars for the intensive study of specialized areas of theory, research, and practice for advanced students. Content varies.

CCPX 6533 Advanced Topics in clinical theory, research and practice
Clinical Faculty and Invited Instructors. Advanced doctoral candidates in clinical and counseling psychology; other candidates by permission (different sections may have different criteria). Seminars for the intensive study of specialized areas of theory, research, and practice for advanced students. Content varies.

CCPX 6534 Object relations and self psychology
TBA. Permission required. British and American schools of object relations; discussion of the role of such clinical phenomena as internalization, splitting, regression, and projective identification.

CCPX 6900 Advanced research and independent study
Permission required.

CCPX 7500 Dissertation Seminar
Permission required. Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of plans for approval. Registration limited to two terms.

CCPX 8900 Dissertation Advisement
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate of each term.