PSYCHLGY 5130 3 credits Child Psychology
Surveys the psychological facts, principles, and methods relative to child development from conception to the onset of puberty. P: PSYCHLGY 1130 or equivalent.
PSYCHLGY 5230 3 credits Adolescent Psychology
The physical, emotional, social, and intellectual characteristics and problems of the adolescent. P: PSYCHLGY 1130 or equivalent. (Available on campus only.)
PSYCHLGY 5990 3 credits Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
The purpose of this course is to provide a general introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of gerontology and examine the biological, social and psychological dimensions of adult development. While the primary focus is on an examination of the theoretical and empirical research on the aging process, students will also have the opportunity to be exposed to aging from an experiential perspective. P: PSYCHLGY 1130 or equivalent.
PSYCHLGY 6020 1-3 credits Contemporary Issues in Psychology
This course provides students an opportunity to explore the current issues of academic and applied psychology through research and discussion. May be taken more than once if topic is different. P: PSYCHLGY 1130 and other prerequisites as appropriate to the topic. (Available on campus only.)
PSYCHLGY 6030 3 credits Theories of Personality
The views of leading personality theorists regarding such central issues as the organization of normal personalities, its development and dynamics, socialization, description, assessment, and understanding. P: PSYCHLGY 1130 or equivalent.
PSYCHLGY 6430 3 credits Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of abnormal behavior; biological and social factors in the genesis of behavioral, emotional, and personality disorders. Brain disorders, psychoses, and substance abuse are also presented and discussed. P: PSYCHLGY 1130 or equivalent.
PSYCHLGY 6930 3 credits Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Survey of procedures used by psychologists, including counseling, psychotherapy, and limited psychodiagnostics. Practice procedures and applications are also emphasized. P: Nine credits in the behavioral sciences.
PSYCHLGY 6940 3 credits Advanced Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy
This course provides students opportunities to expand, implement, and refine counseling skills. It affords opportunities for students to learn more advanced techniques as well as practice basic counseling skills. The course covers processes of counseling, ethical considerations, theoretical applications, and special populations. P: PSYCHLGY 4930/6930 or COUNSLED 7020.
PSYCHLGY 6950 3 credits Human Service Work With Groups and Organizations
Expands upon the approaches learned in PSYCHLGY 6930 and extends them to work with families, groups, organizations, and the community. Students learn the assessment and intervention techniques used by human service workers. This course emphasizes the general systems theory and the ecological perspective. P: PSYCHLGY 4930/6930 or COUNSLED 7020, or consent of instructor.
PSYCHLGY 7010 3 credits Assessment and Diagnosis of Psychopathology
This course presents an overview of the scientific understanding of the perspectives, patterns, and characteristics of psychopathology as they relate to assessment and diagnosis. The responsibility of mental health workers to facilitate client growth in a way which conveys respect, preserves dignity, and displays integrity will be discussed.
PSYCHLGY 7030 3 credits Psychology in the Criminal Justice System
This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the use of psychological methodologies and theoretical models within the criminal justice system. Special attention is applied to criminal and police psychology with some coverage of forensic psychology.
PSYCHLGY 7230 3 credits Crisis Intervention Theory
This course examines crisis intervention models as they apply to suicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, natural disasters, personal loss, and life cycle crises. Students learn to recognize and deal with the psychological and emotional stresses encountered by professionals and paraprofessionals who work with people in crisis.
PSYCHLGY 7330 3 credits Theories of Personality in the Criminal Justice System
This course introduces students to the major psychological theories of personality, as they are applied in criminal justice settings as well as clinical settings. Special attention is given to the application of theories to terrorist motivation.
PSYCHLGY 7430 3 credits Abnormal Psychology in a Dangerous World
A graduate course in abnormal psychology that does not presume prior psychology study. The course places the concept of abnormal psychology in historical context, covers the major mental illnesses and their treatments, and relates content to criminal justice applications. There is a major focus on risk and danger, as they relate to the disorders. P: graduate student status.
PSYCHLGY 7440 1-4 credits Graduate Practicum in Psychology
Enhancement of educational experience through placement with an agency, business, industry, or institution. The nature of the experience, type, requirements, number of credits, and evaluation procedures are agreed upon beforehand between the student, the faculty member, and the site supervisor. Students may be asked to agree to and pay for a background check if the agency requires it. P: Minimum of 12 graduate credits and recommendation of two graduate faculty members.
PSYCHLGY 7920 1-2 credits Seminar Paper Research
PSYCHLGY 7980 1-4 credits Independent Study in Psychology
The amount of graduate credit allowed for independent study may not exceed a total of four credits. Approval must be secured before independent study courses are begun. Students registering for independent study must submit at or before registration a description signed by the instructor conducting the independent study of the subject to be covered. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for the seminar paper.(Contact advisor for prior approval and registration instructions.)
PSYCHLGY 990 3-6 credits Thesis Research