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Program Description

Master's Program

The Master of Arts degree in Psychology in Education is designed to provide students with a foundational knowledge of psychopathology, treatment theories, and research methods. The program also provides focused engagement with specific content areas in clinical psychology in the form of areas if focus, which are suites of 4 courses that students may take to deepen their understanding of a specific content area.

The program is appropriate both for students who have obtained undergraduate degrees in Psychology and for those with a more limited background in the field. Students will have the opportunity to develop the critical thinking skills needed to interpret scientific knowledge, to review traditional and contemporary treatment models, to engage in innovative research, and to seek out fieldwork and research opportunities throughout New York City.

The program features several area of focus in topic areas relevant to clinical psychology including Research Methods; Child and Family; Spirituality Mind Body; Community Psychology and Mental Health Services; Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Perspectives; Global Mental Health and Trauma; and Sexuality, Women, and Gender; Forensic Psychology; and Health Psychology. Each area of focus is headed by a faculty member who serves as an informal advisor to students in that area of focus. Areas of focus also have student ambassadors, who help with the coordination of the area's activities.

During their tenure, students are closely guided by the master's program advisors. Advisors are doctoral-level students who provide guidance and support to M.A. students in course selection, the development of their integrative projects, clarifying students’ academic goals, the application process for doctoral programs, and professional development.

It is important to know that graduates of this academic M.A. program are not trained for the independent practice of psychotherapy or psychological assessment. For this, a doctoral degree is typically required. Our graduates are very successful in gaining admission to Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs across the United States, and often find employment in research centers, social service agencies, non-profits, community colleges, and hospitals.

While areas of focus are not mandatory, they are helpful for streamlining the academic experience. Students may take the majority of their courses in the following areas of interest:

  • Child and Family
  • Community Psychology and Mental Health Services
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Global Mental Health and Trauma
  • Health Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Neuroscience
  • Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Perspectives
  • Research Methods
  • Sexuality, Women and Gender
  • Spirituality Mind Body Practices
  • Technology and Clinical Psychology

For a complete listing of degree requirements, please continue on to this program's "Degrees" section in this document.

Doctoral Program

The Clinical Psychology Program offers a course of scientist-practitioner

education leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degrees are earned en passant.

Graduates from this program seek positions in teaching, research, policy, administration, and psychotherapy. Completing a 95-point doctoral degree, including an internship, typically takes five to seven years. Practicum work is done in the Teachers College Dean Hope Center for Psychological and Educational Services (Director: Dr. Dinelia Rosa).

Our scientist-practitioner model means that we are dedicated to training students to generate empirically-based knowledge in clinical psychology and to perform clinical work that is constantly informed by traditional and emerging scholarship in the field. We fully expect our students to learn to expertly produce, analyze, and present scientific material. We also expect our students to become proficient at providing clinical services to a diverse population. Furthermore, we expect our students to learn to integrate these goals. Finally, we are committed to the belief that training as a clinical psychologist must be deeply rooted in psychology itself, its body of knowledge, methods, and ethical principles that form the basis and context of clinical research and practice.

Thus, the primary goal of the Clinical Psychology Program is to provide rigorous training in both contemporary clinical science and clinical assessment and intervention. The research programs of our faculty span a wide range, including studies of clinical intervention in diverse sociocultural and geographic contexts; religious and spiritual development; altruism and caregiving; emotion and coping with trauma; suicidality; adolescence; and psychotherapy process and outcome (see individual faculty web pages). Our on-site clinic, The Dean Hope Center, now functions as both a research and clinical training center. The Center is currently participating in a nationwide study of client demographics, risk factors, and mental and physical health status.

Our clinical training has an ongoing psychodynamic tradition with increasing opportunities for additional specialization in the areas of CBT and IPT therapies, child and adolescent therapy, family systems, and neuropsychological assessment. This training emphasizes intervention and assessment across the lifespan within the context of schools, families, and communities. We are committed to an enhanced focus on ethnic, cultural, and theoretical diversity not only in our curriculum and clinical training but also among our students, faculty, and clinical supervisors. Numerous practica and externship opportunities are available throughout the New York area, and our students commonly secure placement at the most competitive internship sites. It should be noted, however, that those students whose career goal is full-time private practice without a significant research commitment will find our program inappropriate for their needs.

All Clinical Psychology doctoral students are staff members in the Dean Hope Center after their first semester in the Program and carry a regular caseload of clients. The Center sponsors case conferences, at which students present and discuss cases. Clinical work is supervised by core faculty members or by adjunct faculty who are psychologists in private practice in New York. Students usually carry four clients as part of their psychotherapy practicum and receive two hours of supervision each week with two different supervisors.

Degrees

  • Master of Arts

    • Points/Credits: 36

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Degree Requirements

      The program for the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Psychology in Education requires 36 points of coursework and the Integrative Project. The program has a simple structure, in which 18 credits (6 classes) must be completed within the Psychology in Education program (CCPX). An additional 9 credits (3 classes) of Breadth Requirement must be taken at Teachers College in other areas (e.g,, Statistics in HUDM). Nine additional credits of Electives (3 classes) may be taken anywhere at Columbia University, including the Psychology in Education program. Students typically take 3 classes per semester, over a period of 4 semesters. Although the degree can be completed in less time (e.g., 2 semesters, and 2 summer periods) it is advisable for students to allow themselves time to focus on independent research. Students may take up to five years to finish the program.

      Transfer credits from courses taken outside of Teachers College are not accepted toward any M.A. program at Teachers College. Some CCPX classes may be restricted to doctoral students only. Please refer to the course schedule to determine which courses are open to M.A. students.

      All students matriculating in the M.A. Program are given a copy of the Student Handbook for the specific academic year in which they matriculate. The Handbook outlines these requirements in detail.

      The Curriculum:

      18 credits in Psychology in Education (within CCPX) 9 credits of Breadth (outside CCPX)

      9 credits of Electives (Any graduate program at Columbia University) Integrative Project (Independent research project)

      The Integrative Project

      The Integrative Project is intended to be the culmination of a student's development in the Master's Program and represents a substantial contribution to the field. Students are encouraged to meet with the Program Director as early as possible in the development of their project to review their proposal and to identify an appropriate Sponsor, who will be the person primarily responsible for evaluation of the finished work. For more information on the Integrative Project, please see the Student Handbook.

      *The Program Coordinator or the M.A. Program Assistants are available for consultation about course selection and about the Integrative Project.

      *Please note: Clinical required and elective ‘topics’ courses (CCPX 4199) change each year. Information about these courses can be found in the M.A. Handbook but not in the Teachers College Catalog.

    • Points/Credits: 36

      Entry Terms: Summer Only

      Degree Requirements

      The Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI) at Teachers College, Columbia University explores the intersection of science and spirituality through the framework of psychology. SMBI consists of external programming to the public, grant-funded research projects, an initiative in spirituality in education, and a graduate degree program.

      The Institute offers an SMB Concentration, a coursework concentration, within the Masters of Arts Degree Program in Psychology in Education. Upon completion, students will receive an SMB Certificate of Completion along with the MA Degree in Psychology in Education. The MA Degree program resides within Department of Counseling & Clinical Psychology.

      The SMB Concentration is at the forefront of SMBI’s pioneering mission: individual inner work in service of collective outer change. The coursework and programming has been designed to foster academic exploration of spirituality in order to graduate an international community of inspiring thought leaders, mind-body healers, spiritual activists and visionaries.

      The Master of Arts in Psychology in Education is a 36-credit degree program. It is typically completed within 1-1.5 years. The SMB Concentration 19-credit requirement is completed in the Incoming Year. Students will receive the SMB Certificate of Completion upon fulfillment of requirements and graduation of their cohort.

      SMB CONCENTRATION

      Requirement: The SMB Concentration Certificate of Completion requires the
      19 SMB course credits as delineated below.

      SMB SUMMER INTENSIVE SEMINAR 6
      SMB WINTER INTENSIVE SEMINAR + JOURNEY GROUPS 4
      PRACTICUM REQUIREMENT 3-5
      PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION IN SMB ISSUES 3
      SMB ELECTIVE OF CHOICE* 3
      TOTAL 19

      *Students may request to delay their elective of choice with written rationale and approval in the event another preferred course is being offered at a later date. All other requirements must be completed in the Incoming Year without exceptions.

      NEW YORK STATE

      Requirement: 19 of the 36 degree credits (or 51%) must be taken in New York State

      • Distance Learners must enroll in at least 19 credits of courses located in New York State.
      • Online courses that do not have an In-person NY State immersion component DO NOT count.
      • Note, not all SMB requirements meet the New York State conditions.
      • Students may use non SMB courses to fulfill this requirement.
  • Doctor of Philosophy

    • Points/Credits: 95

      Entry Terms: Fall Only

      Degree Requirements

      The Program requires the following:

      1. The completion of 95 points of academic credit during three to four years of residence at the College.

      2. A full-time, twelve-month clinical internship during the fourth or fifth year of study.

      3. An original piece of empirical research, which also serves as a qualifying paper, to be completed during the second year of study.

      4. A passing grade on the certification examination (on Research Methods) during the third year of study.

      5. A Clinical case presentation as well as a research presentation, during the third year, each demonstrating the student’s ability to integrate theory, research, and practice.

      6. A doctoral dissertation, which must be completed no later than the seventh year after matriculation.

      First Year

      During the first year of study, in addition to participating in a research lab, doctoral students typically take the following didactic courses: Ethical and professional issues in clinical psychology (CCPX 5030); Psychological measurement (HUDM 5059); courses on statistics and modeling; Research methods in social psychology (ORLJ 5040); Child psychopathology (CCPX 5034); Adult psychopathology (CCPX 5032); History and systems of psychology (CCPX 6020); and Dynamic psychotherapies (CCPX 5037). Students also take two semesters of psychological testing and diagnostic assessment (CCPX 5330, CCPX 5333) and a course in clinical interviewing (CCPX 5539).

      Second Year

      During their second year, students’ didactic courses include Brain and behavior (BBS 5068, 5069); Cognition, emotion, and culture (CCPX 5020); Psychotherapy with children (CCPX 5531); Cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal therapies (CCPX 5038); Clinical work with diverse populations (CCPX 5036); and Seminar on life course development (HUDK 6520). In addition, students sign up for a full year of research practicum with a faculty member (culminating in an empirical second- year project), a full-year adult psychodynamic psychotherapy practicum (CCPX 6335), and an additional elective full-year clinical rotation (e.g., on child and adolescent psychotherapy; on neuropsychological assessment).

      Third Year

      Third-year didactic courses include Group dynamics: A systems perspective (ORL 5362); and Dissertation seminar (CCPX 7500). There is also a full-year advanced psychodynamic clinical practicum (CCPX 6336) and a one-semester supervision and consultation practicum (CCPX 6333). Most students also elect a full-year family therapy practicum (CCPJ 6363).

      Fourth and Fifth Year

      Fourth year is typically focused on clinical externship (CCPX 5230) and extensive work on the dissertation. A full-year fourth year psychotherapy practicum (CCPX 6338) is recommended, though not required. Year five is usually spent on a full- year clinical internship (CCPX 6430).

      The program allows only 12 points of graduate work from another institution to be transferred. No transfer credits are awarded for practica, workshops, or independent study.

  • Advanced Certificate

    • Points/Credits: 12

      Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

      Degree Requirements

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      Overview

      ‌The Sexuality, Women, and Gender Certificate is the first program of its kind approved by New York State. The certificate combines 15 points of specialized curricular requirements, a research project, and a semester-long volunteer/service experience to help you increase your competencies.

      Join educators, researchers, practitioners, and activists dedicated to enhancing the well-being of LGBTQ individuals and women.

      Program Tracks and Courses

      Starting this semester, students can either opt for the general certificate program or a more specialized curriculum by having a focused plan of study. The different foci of the certificate are:

      A. General Focus
      The certificate's required classes are CCPJ 4180 LGBTQ Issues in Psychology and Education and CCPX 4125 Women and Mental Health (original program of study as approved by NY State). 

      B. Reproductive And Maternal Well-being Focus 
      The certificate's core classes are CCPX 4125 Women and Mental Health and CCPX 4126 Mother Child Matrix.

      C. LGBTQ Focus
      The certificate's core classes are CCPJ 4180 LGBTQ Issues in Psychology and Education and CCPJ 4130 Transgender Issues in Counseling and Psychology. 

      Students must take nine points (e.g., three classes) within Counseling and Clinical Psychology (CCP) and six points (e.g., two classes) outside of the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department.  Additionally students should register for zero points of independent study for their semester-long practicum/fieldwork (see below).

      The following are a list of approved courses that may be used for the certificate program. Courses in bold are required for the certificate depending on your focus.

      Counseling and Clinical Psychology (nine points, e.g., three classes)

      • CCPJ 4050  Microaggressions in Institutional Climates
      • CCPJ 4180  LGBT(Q) Issues in Psychology*
      • CCPJ 4030  Transgender Issues in Counseling and Psychology
      • CCPJ 4165  Consultation in Community Agencies and Resources
      • CCPJ 5164  Multicultural Perspective in Counseling and Psychology
      • CCPJ 4068  Counseling Women
      • CCPX 4125  Women and Mental Health*
      • CCPX 4126  The Mother-Child Matrix: Developmental and Clinical Implications
      • CCPX 4036  Psychology of Human Intimacy
      • CCPX 4199  LBGTQ Psychology
      • CCPX 4199  Perinatal Mental Health

      * Denotes that this course is available in an online format.

      Courses Outside CCP (six points, e.g., two classes)
      The following list is not comprehensive and continues to expand and grow each semester. Be sure to check the course catalogue for updates.

      • HUDK 5123  Psychological Development of Women
      • HBSS 4122  Women’s Health
      • HBSS 4133  Human Sexuality Education*
      • HBSV 4011  Women and weight, eating problems and body image
      • C&T 4032  Gender Difference and Curriculum
      • ITSF 5008  Gender, education and international development
      • A&HB 4140  Latina Narratives
      • A&HF 4130  Gender & Violence (3)
      • A&HF 4199  Media & Gender (3)

      Students should register for zero points of independent study, via either of these course codes, when they complete their semester long practicum/fieldwork volunteer:

      • CCPJ 6902  Independent Study (along with semester long practice/volunteer
      • CCPX 4900  Independent Study (along with semester long practice/volunteer

      Research Project

      Students completing the certificate program will also be required to complete a research project that increases their knowledge and awareness of a chosen domain of interest (as it pertains to sexuality, women and gender). Some examples of appropriate research project topics include: understanding the relationship between minority stress and attachment satisfaction of sexual minorities; the impact of gender discrimination on career satisfaction of women in male dominated professions; understanding the link between first generation female college students and academic self-efficacy; understanding marginalization faced by partners of transgender individuals. 

      Semester Long Volunteer/Service Experience

      The certificate program in Sexuality, Women and Gender is strongly committed to social justice and multiculturalism as it pertains to issues of equity and access for sexual and gender minorities and women. In the spirit of this commitment, all candidates for certificate program will be expected to complete a semester long volunteer/service experience in an agency that serves the aforementioned populations.

Faculty

  • Faculty

    • George A. Bonanno Professor of Clinical Psychology
    • Christine Boram Cha Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
    • Barry A. Farber Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Douglas Mennin Professor of Clinical Psychology
    • Lisa Jane Miller Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Helen Verdeli Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
  • Lecturers

    • Randall Richardson-Vejlgaard Lecturer
    • Daniel Joseph Tomasulo Lecturer-Clinical Psychology Program
  • Adjunct Faculty

    • 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
    • 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
    • Shamir A. Khan Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Mark Kuras Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Jonathan Lam Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Sari Locker Adjunct Associate Professor
    • David M. Mantell Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Raia Stefanova Margo Adjunct Assistant Professor-AY2019-20 Spring 2020
    • 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
    • Dinelia Rosa Director
    • Paul S. Saks Adjunct Assistant Professor and Psychology and Education
    • Traci Anne Stein Adj. Asst. Prof. of Psych. & Ed.
    • Derek Hudson Suite Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Elizabeth Blake Watson Instructional Staff
    • Richard Waxman Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
    • Scott Thomas Wilson Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education

Courses

  • BBS 5068 - Brain and behavior I: Communication in the nervous system
    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: Perception, emotion, memory and cognition
    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 - 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.
  • 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 - No Title Found in Banner
    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
    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 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 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.
  • HUDK 6520 - Seminar in social and emotional development through childhood and adolescence
    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, including use of categorical predictors. Logistic regression for dichotomous outcome variables is also covered. Lab meetings devoted to applications of SPSS regression program. Prerequisite: HUDM 4120 or HUDM 4122. Students may also contact Amina Abdelaziz (aa3915@tc.columbia.edu) to request a prerequisite override. Class time includes time for lab.
  • HUDM 5123 - Linear models and experimental design
    Prerequisite: HUDM 5122 or HUDM 5126. This course provides an overview of experimental design and analysis from the perspective of the general linear modeling framework. Topics include the incremental F test for model comparisons, dummy and effect coding, single and multiple factor ANOVA and ANCOVA, analysis of categorical outcome data via generalized linear models, and repeated measures. The course includes lab time devoted to computer applications.
  • ORLJ 5040 - Research methods in social psychology
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