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.
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. This course is offered after Spring Break following on from BBS 5068 (Brain and Behavior I: Anatomy and Physiology). Students normally take the two courses in sequence for a total of 3 points, which are distributed across the two courses (2+1 or 1+2). The same main textbook is used across the two courses.
Permission required. Prerequisites: CCPJ 5025. (Year Course). Advanced group supervision to provide service to clients in the Dean Hope Center and/or outside agencies.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to multidisciplinary approaches to mental health including clinical psychology, school psychology, and pediatric psychology.
Psychological perspectives on social problems such as eating disorders, domestic violence, AIDS and HIV infection, and mental health in late life.
Healthy and pathological adjustment throughout the lifespan: stress, defense mechanisms, and coping.
Overview of the clinical principles governing assessment and treatment of addictive disorders; stages of addiction; issues of comorbidity; resistances to treatment.
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.
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.
Overview of the essential principles and techniques of CBT for mood and anxiety disorders.
Survey and analysis of representative psychotherapies in current practice: psychoanalytic, neo-Freudian, Gestalt, Jungian, client-centered, existential, behavior therapy, and others.
Overview and evaluation of nontraditional treatment approaches including existential, Jungian, spiritually-oriented, holistic, and transpersonal psychotherapies, Ericksonian hypnosis, and Eastern-oriented models.
Focus on how humans cope with significant losses and trauma: historical developments, recent empirical advances, cross-cultural variations, and clinical and social implications.
Psychotherapy, the therapist, and psychopathology as reflected in current fiction and film.
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.
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.
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.
Supervised practice in field placements for M.A. students in applied or general psychology.
Examination of current psycho-dynamic ideas, including object relations theory, self-psychology, theories of narcissism, borderline pathology, and the nature of the therapeutic relationship.
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.
Limited to doctoral students in clinical psychology. Orientation to program and field; ethical and professional issues.
Major clinical disorders of adulthood viewed from clinical and research perspectives; current issues in diagnosis and treatment.
Intensive examination of selected psychological works of Sigmund Freud from 1892 to 1940, focusing on theoretical innovations, modifications, and elaborations.
Major clinical syndromes of childhood and adolescence viewed within the context of normal development. Consideration of various theoretical, diagnostic, etiological, and therapeutic viewpoints.
Permission required. An experiential seminar for practicum students in Clinical and Counseling Psychology who are working with clients different from themselves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diagnostic, clinical, and research applications of the DSM-IV; ethical, cultural, and gender issues in the diagnostic process.
Permission required. Involvement as a research extern in community agencies or as a research assistant to departmental faculty.
Limited to doctoral candidates in clinical psychology. Supervised practice in field placements.
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.
Limited to doctoral candidates in clinical, counseling, and school psychology. Theory and practice of psychological testing; focus on cognitive assessment.
Limited to doctoral candidates in Clinical, Counseling, and School psychology. Psychological assessment of children and adolescents, including interviewing techniques, observational methods, and psychodiagnostic testing.
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.
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.
Design, methodology, and artifact in research. Development of research proposals. Critical review of journal articles.
Design, methodology, and artifact in research. Development of research proposals. Critical review of journal articles.
Permission required. Supervised research in clinical psychology.
Open ONLY to Doctoral students in Clinical Psychology providing intake services at the Dean Hope Center. Introductory didactic and practice seminar in clinical interviewing.
Examination of pathology and resilience in the context of cultural patterns of coping with developmental lifetasks and reactions to stress.
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.
Clinical faculty and guest speakers. Permission required.
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.
Survey of the history of psychology from the ancient Greeks to the present. Discussion of theoretical systems including Associationism, Structuralism, Behaviorism, Psychoanalysis, and Existentialism.
Permission required. Seminar and supervised practice in the teaching and supervision of clinical assessment and intake.
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.
Permission required. Prerequisite: CCPX 6335. For third-year doctoral students in Clinical Psychology.
Permission required. Prerequisite: CCPX 6336. For fourth-year students in clinical psychology, two semesters, (0 or 1 points each semester).
For advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology. Experience under supervision in approved mental health agency. One year full-time or part-time equivalent.
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.
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.
Permission required. Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of plans for approval. Registration limited to two terms.
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate of each term.
Permission required. How people become socialized and how psychology deals with the process in terms of developmental concepts.
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. Class time includes lab time devoted to applications with IBM SPSS. Prerequisite: HUDM 4120 or HUDM 4122. Students who have taken statistics at the graduate level may contact Jonathan Chastain (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a prerequisite override.
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.
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.