Counseling & Clinical Psychology

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The Department of Counseling & Clinical Psychology


Our Mission

The Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology prepares students to investigate and address the psychological needs of individuals, families, groups, organizations/institutions, and communities. Counseling Psychology focuses on normal and optimal development across the lifespan, with particular attention to expanding knowledge and skills in occupational choice and transitions and multicultural and group counseling.

Clinical Psychology provides rigorous training in both contemporary clinical science and intervention. Increasingly, both aspects of this training have been focused on the needs of  at-risk children and adolescents. The clinical component of the program reflects an ongoing psychodynamic tradition with additional opportunities for training in other theoretical models.

Thus, students in this department are trained to become knowledgeable and proficient researchers, to provide psychological and educational leadership, and to be effective practitioners. Specifically, graduates from these programs seek positions in teaching, research, policy, administration, psychotherapy, and counseling.

If you plan to work in a state other than New York, Teachers College has not made a determination if our programs meet the educational requirements for certification or professional licensure in any other state, Washington DC or Puerto Rico. We recommend that you review the state’s licensing board or teacher certification website for that state’s qualifications. The Office of Teacher Education will complete any necessary forms and/or letters for out-of-state certification on the completion of your approved teacher preparation program.

Programs

Faculty

  • Faculty

    • Aurelie M. Athan Research Professor
    • George A. Bonanno Professor of Clinical Psychology
    • Melanie Elyse Brewster Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology
    • Christine Boram Cha Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
    • Barry A. Farber Professor of Psychology and Education
    • George Vincent Gushue Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Cindy Yi-Shan Huang Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology
    • Douglas Mennin Professor of Clinical Psychology
    • Lisa Jane Miller Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Marie L Miville Prof. of Psychology and Education, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs
    • Riddhi Sandil Associate Professor of Practice
    • Laura Smith Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Derald W Sue Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Brandon L. Velez Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology
    • Helen Verdeli Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
  • Visiting Faculty

    • Aaron Samuel Breslow Adj/PTVisiting Prof/PTLecturer
    • Theodore Dimon Adj/PTVisiting Prof/PTLecturer
    • Gregory Allen Hinrichsen Adj/PTVisiting Prof/PTLecturer
    • Elizabeth Noone Merrick Adj/PTVisiting Prof/PTLecturer
  • Emeriti

    • Suniya S. Luthar Professor Emerita of Psychology and Education
  • Lecturers

    • Kimberly Baranowski Lecturer
    • Elizabeth D Fraga Lecturer
    • Gregory James Payton Lecturer
    • Rebecca Frances Reed Lecturer
    • Randall Richardson-Vejlgaard Lecturer
    • Daniel Joseph Tomasulo Lecturer-Clinical Psychology Program
    • Rashidah Bowen White Lecturer
  • Adjunct Faculty

    • Richard Angle Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Susan Ann Bodnar Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Allison Casta Branch Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Robin Stanley Brown Adjunct Assistant-AY 2019-20
    • Mariel Buque Adjunct Assistant-AY 2019-20
    • Bj Cling Adjunct Associate Professor AY 2019-2020
    • Jeffrey Raymond Cole Adj. Asst. Prof. of Psych. & Ed.
    • Edith Maureen Cooper Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Jesse Geller Instructional Staff
    • David Eastman Greenan Adjunct Professor of Psych. & Ed.
    • Simone Hoermann Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Deborah F Joffe Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Stephanie Fagin Jones Instructional Staff
    • Shamir A. Khan Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Michael Jerome Koski Instructional Staff
    • Mark Kuras Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Judith Kuriansky Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Christa Dawn Labouliere Edwards Adj. Asst. Prof. of Psych. & Ed.
    • Jonathan Lam Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • David Livert Adjunct Assistant Professor-Spring 2020
    • Clementina Panayota Lo Proto Adjunct Assistant Professor
    • Vinus Mahmoodi Adjunct Assistant-AY 2019-20
    • Matteo Malgaroli ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    • David M. Mantell Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Raia Stefanova Margo Adjunct Assistant Professor-AY2019-20 Spring 2020
    • John W. McGourty Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Clare Aileen Mccormack Adjunct - Developmental Psychology Program - Fall 2019
    • Samuel Menahem Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Yeraz Nojy Meschian Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Nancy E. Nereo Adjunct Associate Professor of Pyschology and Education
    • George Coolidge Nitzburg Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Eduation
    • Elizabeth Ann Owen Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Charles Joseph Polihronakis Adjunct Assistant-AY 2019-20
    • Katherine Rose Bronschidle Pruzan Adjunct Assistant Professor-AY2019-20 Spring 2020
    • Dinelia Rosa Director
    • Ruth T Rosenbaum Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Andrea Beth Safirstein Adjunct Associate Professor of Psych. & Edu.
    • Paul S. Saks Adjunct Assistant Professor and Psychology and Education
    • Mitchell H Saskin Adjunct Associate Professor
    • Sidney Smith Adjunct Assistant Professor-AY2019-20 Spring 2020
    • Ranjana Srinivasan Adjunct Assistant-AY 2019-20
    • Traci Anne Stein Adj. Asst. Prof. of Psych. & Ed.
    • Derek Hudson Suite Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Gilbert B Tunnell Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Elizabeth Blake Watson Instructional Staff
    • Richard Waxman Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Adam Weissman Adjunct Professor
    • Scott Thomas Wilson Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Scott Woodruff Adjunct Professor
  • Instructors

    • Katharine Leigh Beck Instructor
    • Kenya S. Crawford Part Time Instructor II AY 19-20
    • Joseph Carl Geraci Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
    • Swati Mittal Jagetia Instructional Staff
    • Linda J. Lantieri Instructor
    • Hung Cao Nguyen
    • Brian Norton Instructor
    • Roshnee Vazquez Instructor
    • Shaquinah T. Wright Instructor
    • Jeffrey Lee Wright Part Time Instructor Spring 2020

Courses

  • CCPJ 4000 - Multicultural Psychopathology
    Introduces students to the manifestation, etiology, assessment, and treatment of mental disorders. Special attention is paid to how racial, cultural, gender and other socio-cultural variables influence the manifestation of psychopathology. Discussion of the uses of DSM in the assessment and diagnosis of mental disorders will be emphasized.
  • CCPJ 4030 - Reconstructing Gender: Exploring Transgender Experiences
    This course is designed to empower educators and clinicians to provide culturally-competent, evidence-based care for transgender, non-binary, and intersex communities. In particular, we will discuss issues of gender minority stigma, mental health, and resilience. Students will develop a critical understanding of historical and contemporary issues, including: the pathology of gender difference, trans victimization and social support, comprehensive models of health care, and guidelines for trans-affirming work within youth, college/university, and hospital settings.
  • CCPJ 4050 - Microagressions in institutional climates: Race, gender, and sexual orientation
    Microaggressions in Institutional Climates: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation is aimed at presenting cutting-edge research and perspectives on the manifestation, psychological dynamics, impact of microaggressions on the well-being of marginalized groups, and how they are manifested in organizations (health care agencies, educational institutions, and places of employment). Special challenges and solutions for individual and organizational change will be the focus of the course.
  • CCPJ 4062 - Medical aspects of disabilities and rehabilitation
    Limiting aspects of the major physical and emotional disabilities. Understanding and using medical knowledge in rehabilitation counseling.
  • CCPJ 4064 - Theories of Counseling
    Approaches to counseling; theories and research findings; educational, vocational, and personal counseling; typical problems; illustrative cases.
  • CCPJ 4066 - Foundations of testing and accountability
    Introduces students to foundational concepts/skills in testing, emphasizing the principles of design, selection, validation, and appropriate use of formal and informal assessment tools for classroom instruction and various other practice-based, research, clinical, and/or accountability contexts. The course is particularly geared towards educational practitioners and other professionals who use data from assessments to inform their day-to-day practices or for research.
  • CCPJ 4068 - Counseling women
    Emphasis on the factors that influence the familial and intrapsychic issues of women. The integration of theories provides a framework for understanding the implications of women's development for counseling and psychotherapy.
  • CCPJ 4070 - Counseling Linguistically Diverse Populations: Latina/o Psychology
    This course will focus on gaining knowledge of the diverse demographic make-up of Latinos, including multiple races, ethnicities, cultures, values, beliefs, traditions, social classes, and reasons for immigration. Students will learn the psychosocial issues impacting Latinos in the US and culturally linked factors known to influence the therapeutic treatment process, including immigration, racism, poverty, and acculturation. The course will also cover the recent counseling research on culturally relevant psychological assessment instruments and empirically supported treatments for Latinos.
  • CCPJ 4160 - School counseling for children and adolescents
    Principles and practices in the guidance of children and adolescents examined from a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective with special emphasis on facilitating developmental processes of school, family, and community contexts. The role of the Guid-ance Counselor in developing preventive and rehabilitative interventions in urban and suburban schools/communities will be considered. Special fee: $15.
  • CCPJ 4165 - Consultation in community agencies and resources
    Community services and programs in family and personal counseling, health and child care, mental health, career counseling, job placement, and service to the aged.
  • CCPJ 4180 - LGBT(Q) Issues
    The purpose of this course is to introduce some of the major issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity and how these issues historically and presently interact with psychological and educational topics. This course will examine factors impacting individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and explore the potential role of mental health and educational professionals, teachers, and researchers in working with this population.
  • CCPJ 4560 - Professional and ethical issues in psychological counseling
    Professional orientation for Ed.M. students in psychological counseling. Ethics and professional issues; employment opportunities and work settings (masters only).
  • CCPJ 4873 - The Winter Roundtable on cultural psychology and education
    An annual national conference where top leaders in education and psychology share their expertise.
  • CCPJ 4902 - Research and Independent Study in Psychological Counseling

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  • CCPJ 5020 - Racism and racial identity in psychology and education
    A review of the debate on the influence of race and racism on education, mental health, and other social sciences. Introduction of current theoretical and research developments which explore the influence and role of racial identity (black and white) in individual development and professional practice.
  • CCPJ 5025 - Group Counseling
    Prerequisite: Admission into the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling or Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology; CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5371. Students will explore the functions of group counseling in meeting client needs. Emphasis will be placed on theory and principles of group process and on the development of group skills through participation in class role-plays and in a group counseling experience. Attention to the practice of effective group leadership will also be addressed.
  • CCPJ 5060 - Assessment in Counseling Psychology
    The course is designed to provide an overview of the basic principles, theories, issues and practices in the field of psychological testing. Tests of both cognitive and personality functioning will be included, with emphasis on identification of both problems and strengths. Special fee: $40.
  • CCPJ 5061 - Assessment in Counseling Psychology
    Open only to doctoral students in Counseling Psychology. Students will explore a range of contemporary issues in testing and will also receive supervised testing experience in a hospital or clinic. This course is offered in the spring only for the students who have completed CCPJ 5060.
  • CCPJ 5062 - Career Counseling and Development
    General concepts of career development and methods of assessment in career counseling. This course also highlights various issues related to the career development of diverse client populations in light of contemporary socio-political phenomena.
  • CCPJ 5063 - Psychological and cultural aspects of disability and rehabilitation
    Personality theory and physical disabilities. Personality and environmental variables in the adjustment and rehabilitation process.
  • CCPJ 5064 - Marriage and family therapy: Theory and practice
    Open to majors in counseling and clinical psychology and to others with appropriate backgrounds. The course focuses on the relationship between self and system. Integrative theory models based on systemic thinking are explored. Family systems approaches relevant to working with individual adults, children, couples, and families are studied. Illustrative cases are presented and discussed.
  • CCPJ 5065 - Psychology of the undergraduate: Issues for counseling and psychology
    Theory and research on the psychological development of women and men. Focus on intellectual, psychosocial, moral, and vocational development with attention to the needs of special student groups and to the campus context and climate. Institutional structures and responses. Issues for counseling and education.
  • CCPJ 5070 - Evaluation Methods in Counseling
    This course will provide an overview of major evaluation models and social research methods useful in designing evaluations of programs, policies, services, institutions, and products, such as educational curricula. The course is intended for researchers, graduate students, counselors, and educational administrators preparing for professional careers in which a major responsibility will be to appraise and use results of evaluations for various kinds of decision-making. A main aim of the course is to develop critical consumers of evaluation research.
  • CCPJ 5164 - Multicultural counseling and psychology
    Introduces students to a range of approaches used in psychology and other disciplines for developing therapeutic interventions across diverse racial, cultural, and linguistic groups. Examination of culturally indigenous perspectives of and approaches to mental health and healing. Introduction to culturally based counseling methods.
  • CCPJ 5165 - Racial-cultural counseling laboratory
    Permission and application required. Prerequisites: Admission into the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling or Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology; CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5371, CCPJ 5025, and either CCPJ 5020 or CCPJ 5164. An advanced experiential skill-oriented and didactic course with limited enrollment (30) intended to provide insights into the racial, social, and cultural factors in the development of relationships in counseling. The course uses a minimum competence model focused on self-exploration and the use of counseling skills.
  • CCPJ 5260 - Fieldwork in psychological counseling and rehabilitation
    Limited to second-year students in Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling. Required: Written application by the last Wednesday in September for spring and summer and by the first Wednesday in February for fall and permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5025, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371 and either HUDK 4022, 4023, 4024, or HUDK 5029 (or approved substitutes). Supervised experience in various types of social agencies, rehabilitation agencies, career counseling centers, business establishments, educational institutions, and facilities serving the elderly. Normally a minimum of two semesters is required at 2 points per term. Additional points of credit may be added only with the approval of the instructor.
  • CCPJ 5263 - Supervised fieldwork in elementary school counseling
    Limited to second-year students in Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling specializing in elementary guidance. Required: Written application by the last Wednesday in September for spring and summer and by the first Wednesday in February for fall and permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5025, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371; and either HUDK 4022, 4023, 4024 or HUDK 5029 (or approved substitutes). Normally, a minimum of two semesters is required at 2 points per term. Additional points of credit may be added only with the approval of the instructor. Special fee: $20.
  • CCPJ 5265 - Supervised fieldwork in secondary school counseling
    Limited to second-year students in Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling specializing in secondary guidance. Required: Written application by the last Wednesday in September for spring and summer and by the first Wednesday in February for fall and permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 5025, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371; and either HUDK 4022, 4023, 4024 or HUDK 5029 (or approved substitutes). Normally, a minimum of two semesters is required at 2 points per term. Additional points of credit may be added only with the approval of the instructor. Special fee: $20.
  • CCPJ 5360 - Practicum in career and personal counseling
    Limited enrollment. Required: Written application by April 15 and permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: CCPJ 4064, CCPJ 4560, CCPJ 5062, CCPJ 5371 and Child Abuse Reporting/ Violence Prevention Workshop. Limited to second-year students (30 or more points) admitted to the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling. Supervised practice in vocational appraisal and short-term educational and personal/career counseling. Students work with clients of the Dean Hope Center. Class meets in Dean Hope Center.
  • CCPJ 5368 - Supervision and teaching of counseling
    Permission required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of appropriate practica in individual and/or group counseling. Experience in practicum supervision and related teaching activities under the guidance of a faculty member. Enrollment not limited to one term.
  • CCPJ 5371 - Foundations of counseling
    Permission required. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: For majors section, admission into the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling or Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology, CCPJ 4064 completed or taken concurrently; for non-majors section, CCPJ 4064 recommended but not required. A laboratory experience for counselors and others in the helping professions. Practice in clarifying, understanding, and responding to personal communications. Graduated exercises and videotapes are used to develop counseling and interviewing skills and desirable counselor attitudes. Special fee: $30.
  • CCPJ 5372 - Foundations of counseling skills II
    Permission required. Limited Enrollment. Continuing laboratory experience for helping professionals in further development of basic counseling skills with emphasis on increasing one's self-awareness and self-reflective ability. Practice and experience in attending, influencing and helping skills through in-class discussions, experiential activities, weekly journals, and counseling/clinical integration. Exploring assets and defenses that may facilitate or hinder therapeutic transactions.
  • CCPJ 5560 - Review of research in counseling psychology
    Required of and limited to doctoral candidates in counseling psychology. Exploration of theoretical and methodological approaches in counseling psychology.
  • CCPJ 6260 - Advanced fieldwork
    Permission required. Limited to advanced students in the Ed.M. program in Psychological Counseling who have completed the regular fieldwork sequence in their area of concentration. Registration not limited to one semester.
  • CCPJ 6330 - Basic Doctoral Practicum 1
    Open only to doctoral students in counseling psychology. Permission required and enrollment limited. Exposure to discussion of individual work with clients under supervision on a range of issues and problems and Case Conference attendance. Personal, social, relationship, educational, and vocational adjustment and developmental focus. Students seeing clients should register for 2 credits in Fall and 2 credits in Spring -- those without clients register for 0 credits in Fall and 0 in Spring.
  • CCPJ 6350 - Externship in counseling psychology
    Year-long placement in a field-setting for clinical experience. (Required for doctoral students). Students petition to be placed into a supervised two-day-a-week training site and see individual and group counselors. To apply, students must complete practicum sequence, pass certification/comprehensive examinations, and have completed most coursework. For students to be eligible for externship they need to have completed at least two years of coursework and three years of practicum. Externships involve students applying to affiliated programs (i.e., institutions and organizations with which we have established affiliation agreements). We require students to be on site for at least two days a week for eight to ten months, that the students be supervised by a licensed psychologist, and that the students be trained in individual and group modes of service delivery.
  • CCPJ 6360 - Advanced Doctoral Practicums 2 & 3
    Open only to doctoral students in counseling psychology. Permission required and enrollment limited. For advanced doctoral candidates in counseling psychology. Course involves a weekly seminar, case conference presentation and attendance, client assignments with individual supervision, and exposure to a range of theoretical approaches to the clinical/counseling interview. Students register for 2 credits in Fall and 2 credits in Spring unless enrolled in an approved concurrent practicum experience (in which they may enroll for 1 credit per semester).
  • CCPJ 6362 - Group practicum
    Students must submit written application by the midterm date of the preceding semester. Limited to advanced students with appropriate backgrounds in group work. Students will practice group counseling skills in selective settings.
  • CCPJ 6363 - Advanced group and family systems practicum
    Permission required. Prerequisites: CCPJ 5025. (Year Course). Advanced group supervision to provide service to clients in the Dean Hope Center and/or outside agencies.
  • CCPJ 6368 - Advanced supervision and teaching of counseling
    Permission required. Supervision and related teaching activities for advanced doctoral students under the guidance of a faculty member. Registration not limited to one term.
  • CCPJ 6460 - Internship in Counseling Psychology
    Permission required. For doctoral students in counseling psychology only. Super-vised experience in approved and appropriate agencies, institutions, and establishments. Students are required to petition faculty for internship training to be approved to apply for internship. Students must have completed all coursework during the academic year in which they are applying for internship. Students would have to have passed all certification and comprehensive examinations as well as to have an approved dissertation proposal.
  • CCPJ 6560 - Advanced Professional Issues
    Students will familiarize themselves with a range of professional issues that affect their learning and development as counseling psychologists and will have the opportunity to explore topics not currently available in the curriculum. Limited to doctoral students in psychology.
  • CCPJ 6569 - Professional ethics and standards in psychology
    Ethics and standards of psychological practice and research. Limited to doctoral students in psychology. Others by special permission.
  • CCPJ 6571 - No Title Found in Banner
    Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Doctoral students register for this course for zero credits every semester (except internship year) unless granted special permission by their advisor.
  • CCPJ 6572 - No Title Found in Banner
    Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Doctoral students register for this course for zero credits every semester (except internship year) unless granted special permission by their advisor.
  • CCPJ 6573 - No Title Found in Banner
    Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Doctoral students register for this course for zero credits every semester (except internship year) unless granted special permission by their advisor.
  • CCPJ 6574 - No Title Found in Banner
    Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Doctoral students register for this course for zero credits every semester (except internship year) unless granted special permission by their advisor.
  • CCPJ 6575 - Research models and procedures with racial/cultural emphases
    Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Students register for two consecutive terms.
  • CCPJ 6576 - Prevention, multicultural training, spirituality and counseling
    Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Students register for two consecutive terms.
  • CCPJ 6577 - Psychological interventions with older persons
    Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Students register for two consecutive terms.
  • CCPJ 6578 - Research practicum psychology undergrad major
    Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Students register for two consecutive terms.
  • CCPJ 6580 - No Title Found in Banner
    Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Doctoral students register for this course for zero credits every semester (except internship year) unless granted special permission by their advisor.
  • CCPJ 6581 - No Title Found in Banner
    Permission of instructor required. Students participate in ongoing research under the direction of a faculty member. Participation includes formulation of hypotheses, identification of appropriate variables and measures, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research reports. Doctoral students register for this course for zero credits every semester (except internship year) unless granted special permission by their advisor.
  • CCPJ 6902 - Advanced Research and Independent Study in Counseling Psychology

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  • CCPJ 7502 - Dissertation seminar
    Permission required. Prerequisite: CCPJ 5560 and CCPJ 6572-CCPJ 6579. An advanced research course designed to facilitate the development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of plans for approval at all steps in the process. Required of all doctoral students before or after an approved proposal. Registration limited to two terms. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.
  • CCPJ 7572 - Advanced research practicum in counseling psychology
    Permission required. Prerequisite: CCPJ 6572-79. This course is a continuation of CCPJ 6572-79 and is only open to students who have completed two semesters of the prerequisite.
  • CCPJ 8900 - Dissertation Advisement
    Individual advisement on doctoral dissertation. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term.
  • 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 4029 - Archetypal Symbolism
    This course explores the transformative power of symbols and archetypes in art and psyche. It places the imagination and our creative engagement with it to be at the heart of learning, change, and well-being. Whether it is the artist, the patient, or the healer, the psyche’s creative processes are revealed through its universal mytho-poetic structure. Symbols are everywhere around us and inside of us: in the media, visual art, literature, and client material. Yet we rarely take the time to encounter these portals of self-understanding, nor might we know how to extract the meaning offered. We will examine the metaphors, images, dreams, and fantasies that contain our symbolic life. Experiential and theoretical material will be provided as we create (collage, drawing, video); wonder; and dialogue with the language of symbols in service of optimizing creativity and health. Students will understand how to invite, recall, and interpret the symbolic structure of the psyche and to envision how to do the same for others.
  • 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 4040 - Introduction to psychological testing and assessment
    This is an introductory and survey course of the basic principles, theories, issues, and practices in the field of psychological assessment.
  • CCPX 4043 - No Title Found in Banner
    The central theme of course CCPX 4043 focuses on how cognitive systems are impacted by and in turn impact on behavioral, affective and psychosocial manifestations of psychopathology. This course is designed to provide the student with foundational knowledge of cognitive science as it plays a major role in the expression of abnormal behavior. Following a brief review of biological systems which contextualize cognition and abnormal behavior, the student will learn about major cognitive systems including; orientation, attention, sensation, perception, motor organization, language, learning, memory, problem solving and executive functions as they are influenced by and interact with motivation, affect and social behavior. These systems will then be examined within the context of maladaptive behavior, particularly focusing on cognitive deficits contributing to the clinical profiles associated with psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and dementias triggered by degenerative and acquired neurological insults. Applications of cognitive assessment, cognitive remediation and behavior management will be examined as strategies employed to extend our understanding of the relationship between cognition and psychopathology.
  • CCPX 4044 - Positive Psychology
    This course will investigate the use of evidence based interventions and their modifications derived from positive psychology. We learn to see not only what is wrong-but also what is strong in ourselves and others. Lectures, experiential and meditative exercises, videos, demonstrations, and discussions.
  • CCPX 4049 - Cogn Neurosci Schizophrenia
    Students will review contemporary research examining perceptual organization, attention, memory, temporal integration, language functions, thinking/problem solving skills and executive function deficits noted in the schizophrenia spectrum disorder. Supplementary fieldwork focusing on cognitive training for schizophrenia is available for qualified students.
  • CCPX 4055 - Mind-Body Medicine: Techniques and Application to Clinical Practice
    In this course we will explore the depths of our human capacity for transformation from a variety of perspectives, including neuroscience, quantum physics, various spiritual traditions, anomalous phenomena, psychology, and mind body communication. The class will provide a safe environment for discussing the challenge of how we, as embodied beings, can integrate metaphysical experience into our daily lives, as well as how it may relate to potential transformation in global contexts. There will be particular focus on relating what we read and discuss to clinical work and how these concepts can be integrated into psychotherapy.
  • 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 4070 - Explorations in Madness
    As clinicians, we will come face-to-face with those presenting with a variety of cognitive, perceptual, affective, and relational symptoms related to schizophrenia, psychosis, and other altered states of consciousness. This course will serve as an introduction to current theoretical, clinical, diagnostic, and empirical knowledge pertaining to the classification and treatment of psychotic disorders.
  • CCPX 4075 - Psychology at the UN
    An introduction to the role of psychologists at the United Nations and on the global stage, as a unique opportunity to explore and contribute to international psychological science, research and practice, and to learn about policies and programs “on the ground” worldwide relevant to mental health and well-being. Includes presentations, high-level guest speakers, and invitations to relevant events, with emphasis on an interdisciplinary perspective and students’ pursuing their career goals and desire to “make a difference in the world.”
  • 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 4132 - Perinatal Mental Health
    Issues related to mental health before, during, and after pregnancy and family building. Students will understand the etiology, theories, and treatment modalities for psychopathology around pregnancy.
  • 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 - No Title Found in Banner
    Permission required.
  • CCPX 5010 - Introduction to global mental health
    This is a foundation course in global mental health and includes topics central to research, practice, and policy of common and severe mental health conditions around the globe with emphasis on under-resourced regions. It encourages learners to think critically about the cultural, clinical, research, and ethical assumptions of the global mental health field.
  • CCPX 5011 - Psychotherapy Around the Globe
    This course covers Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy and the WHO Mental Health Gap Humanitarian Intervention Guide. This training is designed for students interested in working with populations exposed to severe adversities and trauma. Teachers College students must enroll for 3 credits.
  • 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 5026 - Rational Emotive Beh Therapy
    Exploration of Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), it’s benefits, and of its tools for application to their own lives and for others in their lives. For students who intend to work as therapists: the course provides clear tools, methods and techniques for applying with clients they will work with.
  • 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 5035 - Clinical Psychopharmacology
    Basic principles of neuroscience, medical physiology, psychopathology, and pharmacology; uses and limitations associated with psychotropic medication. Particular attention will be given to clinical considerations and complexities involved with the use of this class of drugs, including but not limited to therapeutic benefits, adverse effects, drug-drug interactions and contra-indications.
  • 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
    Limited to doctoral candidates in clinical psychology. Theories of psychodynamic psychotherapy, including ego psychology, object relations, self psychology, and relational. Emphasis on the interplay between theory and clinical practice.
  • 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 5041 - Self Destructive Behaviors
    Why do some individuals intentionally engage in behaviors that cause themselves direct bodily harm such as suicide, nonsuicidal self-injury, addictive behaviors, eating disorders, and the like? This seminar explores past and current models for understanding potentially self-destructive behaviors. We will discuss the classification, etiology, assessment, and treatment of such behaviors. Discussions will be highly research-focused.
  • 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 5333 - Practicum in Clinical Supervision and Consultation
    Limited to doctoral candidates in clinical, counseling, and school psychology. Theory and practice of psychological testing; focus on cognitive assessment.
  • 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
    Open ONLY to Doctoral students in Clinical Psychology 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 6332 - Practicum in clinical supervision
    Permission required. Seminar and supervised practice in the teaching and supervision of clinical assessment and intake.
  • 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, (0 or 1 points 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.
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