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PsyD Program Curriculum

2013-2014 PsyD Program Curriculum

The PsyD curriculum encompasses coursework, clinical training and dissertation research.  PsyD students enroll as a cohort, with a minimum three year residency requirement during the first three years of the program. Courses are scheduled sequentially according to academic year in the program.  The following is a list of program courses by number reflecting the 141 credits required to achieve the degree.

 

Required Courses: 133 credit hours


Hover over course names below for official course descriptions.

PSYC 600            History and Systems of Psychology – 3 cr.

PSYC 604            Identity Formation – 3 cr.

PSYC 608            Social Bases of Behavior – 3 cr.

PSYC 613            Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy – 3 cr.

PSYC 615            Psychopathology and Personality Change – 3 cr.

PSYC 620            Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior – 3 cr.

PSYC 621            Statistics – 3 cr.

PSYC 624            Psychometrics – 3 cr.

PSYC 627            Psychological Testing & Assessment: Intellectual and Achievement – 3 cr.

PSYC 629            Advanced Psychological Testing – 3 cr.

PSYC 630            Multicultural Psychology and Social Justice – 4 cr.

PSYC 631            Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology – 3 cr.

PSYC 632            Group Psychotherapy: Research, Theory and Technique – 3 cr.

PSYC 634            Biological Bases of Behavior – 3 cr.

PSYC 636            Existential & Phenomenological Approaches to Psychotherapy – 3 cr.

PSYC 638            Ethics in Professional Psychology – 3 cr.

PSYC 642            Humanistic Psychology & Psychotherapies – 3 cr.

PSYC 645            Lifespan Development – 3 cr.

PSYC 647            Couple & Family Therapy: Research & Applications – 3 cr.

PSYC 651            Qualitative Research – 3 cr.

PSYC 652            Dissertation Preparation I: Planning – 2 cr.

PSYC 653            Dissertation Preparation II:  Preliminary Research Applications – 2 cr.

PSYC 662            Supervision & Consultation in Psychology – 3 cr.

PSYC 664            Quantitative Research – 3 cr.

PSYC 671A-C       Practicum I, II & III – 12 cr.

PSYC 698            Advanced Academic and Professional Writing – 2 cr.

PSYC 699A-C       Dissertation Proposal Development – 6 cr.

PSYC 701A-C       Dissertation – 18 cr.

PSYC 702A-F       Internship – 24 cr.


Electives: 4 courses for 8 credit hours


PSYC 681             Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy – 2 cr.

PSYC 683             Mindfulness & Psychotherapy – 2 cr.

PSYC 684             Clinical Health Psychology – 2 cr.

PSYC 685             Psychology of Trauma – 2 cr.

PSYC 686             Human Sexuality: Clinical Application – 2 cr.

PSYC 687            Psychology of Addictions – 2 cr.


Total program:  141 credit hours


As a post-masters program, clinical training includes a 1,000 hour practicum in year two followed by a 2,000 hour internship.  The dissertation process begins as the student advances through research coursework, dissertation planning and doctoral committee selection.

See Academic Catalog for course descriptions

Course offerings and sequence are subject to change.  Updated 8/13/13