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Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology

In the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department

All Courses

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the program for specific course availability for each semester.

Course List

CCPX 4000 Introduction to applied psychology

This course is designed to provide an introduction to multidisciplinary approaches to mental health including clinical psychology, school psychology, and pediatric psychology.

CCPX 4010 Social problems for clinical psychologists

Psychological perspectives on social problems such as eating disorders, domestic violence, AIDS and HIV infection, and mental health in late life.

CCPX 4030 Psychology of adjustment

Healthy and pathological adjustment throughout the lifespan: stress, defense mechanisms, and coping.

CCPX 4032 Assessment and treatment of alcohol and chemical dependency

Overview of the clinical principles governing assessment and treatment of addictive disorders; stages of addiction; issues of comorbidity; resistances to treatment.

CCPX 4035 Personality and behavior change

Seminar covering the major theories of personality; mechanisms of behavioral change.This  course  will  provide  an  introduction  to  the  classic  psychological  theories  of  personality  by considering the contributions of some of the great creative thinkers in this field including Freud, Jung, Horney, Maslow, Rogers, Erikson, Allport, Cattell, and Skinner. 

CCPX 4036 Psychology of human sexuality

This course teaches issues related to human sexuality, emphasizing the psychological perspective, while including biological, social, and cultural factors. We will address how to apply information about human sexuality to education, counseling, and therapy. Some topics include sexual development from childhood to adulthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual health, reproduction, sexual behaviors and lifestyles, sexual dysfunction, sexual victimization, and more.

CCPX 4037 Introduction to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)

Overview of the essential principles and techniques of CBT for mood and anxiety disorders.

CCPX 4038 Comparative psychotherapies

Survey and analysis of representative psychotherapies in current practice: psychoanalytic, neo-Freudian, Gestalt, Jungian, client-centered, existential, behavior therapy, and others.

CCPX 4039 Critical perspectives on nontraditional psychotherapies

Overview and evaluation of nontraditional treatment approaches including existential, Jungian, spiritually-oriented, holistic, and transpersonal psychotherapies, Ericksonian hypnosis, and Eastern-oriented models.

CCPX 4060 The psychology of loss and trauma

Focus on how humans cope with significant losses and trauma: historical developments, recent empirical advances, cross-cultural variations, and clinical and social implications.

CCPX 4120 Psychotherapy through fiction and film

Psychotherapy, the therapist, and psychopathology as reflected in current fiction and film.

CCPX 4125 Women and mental health

Examination of a range of theories of women's psychological development, interpersonal experience and social roles, as well as the intersection of women's biology and health with psychological status.

CCPX 4126 The mother-child matrix: Developmental and clinical implications

The mother-child relationship: Implications for development and influence on clinical theory and practice, focus on theories of parenting, ruptures in the relationship and therapy with mothers and children.

CCPX 4150 Introduction to forensic psychology

The practice and application of forensic psychology to medical-legal problems and nomenclature in diagnosis, evaluation, assessment, treatment, and testimony regarding criminal behavior, psychopathology, and civil, family, and criminal law.

CCPX 4230 Fieldwork in applied psychology

Supervised practice in field placements for M.A. students in applied or general psychology.

CCPX 4542 Introduction to contemporary psychoanalytic thought

Examination of current psycho-dynamic ideas, including object relations theory, self-psychology, theories of narcissism, borderline pathology, and the nature of the therapeutic relationship.

CCPX 4900 Research and independent study

Permission required.

CCPX 5020 Cognition, Emotion, and Culture

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 (prerequisite: CCPX 4542). 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, Interpersonal, 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

Open to doctoral candidates in psychology; others by permission. (Prerequisite: CCPX 4038). 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 5040 Development and psychopathology: Atypical contexts and populations

Using contemporary research as the basis, the focus is on the interface between classical developmental psychology theories and patterns of development identified in atypical contexts (e.g., poverty) and among atypical populations (e.g., resilient youth). Implications for interventions and policy are also discussed.

CCPX 5045 Psychotherapy, religious diversity, and 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.

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 Supervision and Consultation

Design, methodology, and artifact in research. Development of research proposals. Critical review of journal articles.

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

Focus on current research on risk and resiliency factors developed from within epidemiological, social, and intra-psychic perspectives. Research findings are considered within the context of theories of development.

CCPX 5533 Research methods in clinical psychology

Design, methodology, and artifact in research. Development of research proposals. Critical review of journal articles.

CCPX 5534 Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

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 Dean Hope Center. 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 lifetasks 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 Dean Hope Center. 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 6333 Practicum in clinical supervision

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 second-year doctoral students in clinical psychology, two semesters, 3-4 points each semester. Supervised practice in psychotherapy as staff members of the Dean Hope Center.

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 psycho-therapy

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 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.

HUDK 6520 Seminar Lifespan Development

Permission required. How people become socialized and how psychology deals with the process in terms of developmental concepts.

HUDM 5122 Applied Regression Analysis

Least squares estimation theory. Traditional simple and multiple regression models and polynomial regression models, with grouping variables including one-way ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, and analysis of covariance. Lab devoted to applications of SPSS regression program.

HUDM 5123 Linear Models Experimentl Dsgn

Analysis of variance models including within subject designs, mixed models, blocking, Latin Square, path analysis, and models with categorical dependent variables. Lab devoted to computer applications. 

ORLJ 5040 Rsch Methods: Social Psychology

Open only to qualified doctoral students in the behavioral or social sciences. Representative approaches to practice in the design, conduct, and analysis of research. Fall: Experimental and quasi-experimental design. Spring: Field and survey methods; policy and evaluation research.

ORL 5362 Group dynamics: A systems perspective

Enrollment limited. The course explores social processes in groups and their impact on individual behavior. In addition to a series of lectures/discussions, students are required to participate in an experiential group relations conference or to conduct a self-study project on group relations. Special fee is required.This class gives students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of group dynamics from a systemic perspective and to learn about their own behavior in groups. Readings, lectures, and discussions will address dynamics as they occur in varied groups, systems and contexts including the business world, educational institutions, healthcare systems, the military, religious institutions, and in community and family life. The interplay of power, authority, socio-political identities, and group dynamics is emphasized.

BBS 5068 Brain and Behavior I

An introduction to communication within the nervous system and functional brain neuroanatomy. Examination of chemical circuits in the brain and associated pathologies, such as Parkinson’s disease, Tourettes, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety.

BBS 5069 Brain and Behavior II

An introduction to brain processes associated with perception, emotion, memory and cognition. Consequences of damage to these neurobehavioral processes are examined through reading and discussion of clinical case studies.

CCPJ 6363 Adv Group/Family Systems Prac

Permission required. Prerequisites: CCPJ 5025. (Year Course). Advanced group supervision to provide service to clients in the Dean Hope Center and/or outside agencies.

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