2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Community Psychology (CPS)

CPS 632  Intellectual Assessment  (3 Credits)  

This course provides the student with training in theories of intelligence and psychometric properties, administration, scoring, and interpretation of major individually administered intelligence tests for children, adolescents, and adults. Emphasis is placed on the Wechsler scales with exposure to other instruments. Students are expected to write interpretive reports on all practice administrations. Relation of assessment data to clinical disorders and special education eligibility decisions, ethical issues in test use, and general history of intellectual assessment and interpretation will be discussed.

CPS 635  Social and Multicultural Psychology  (3 Credits)  

This course will allow students to research and critically analyze conceptual and theoretical foundations for providing psychological services across diverse cultural populations. Social, cultural, psychological, and lifestyle factors that influence or impede the mental health process will be explored and evaluated.

CPS 700  Clinical & Ethical Practice  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces basic therapy skills to clinical psychology students and explores the ethical framework which guides the profession of psychology.

CPS 703  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy  (3 Credits)  

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is the most heavily researched form of psychotherapy and has been shown to be effective for a wide range of conditions. This course presents the basic theoretical concepts and techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy. The main focus of the course is on gaining an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of CBT and developing CBT skills for therapy.

CPS 705  History & Systems  (3 Credits)  

History and systems of psychology related to contemporary applied psychology.

CPS 791  Independent Study  (3 Credits)  

This course is an elective available to qualified students to be scheduled independently in consultation with the supervising instructor.

CPS 814  Research in Clinical Psychology  (1-4 Credits)  

Individual project under guidance of a research advisor.

CPS 895  Clinical Practicum  (3 Credits)  

This course assigns a student to a practice setting to learn the skills of a clinical psychologist under close supervision in mental health settings.

CPS 896  Advanced Practicum  (3-6 Credits)  

This course is part of a focused study. The student is supervised in the development of advanced skills in clinical psychology in a practice setting.

CPS 899  Clinical Dissertation  (1-6 Credits)  

This course is coordinated with practica and electives during the third year to provide the student with an opportunity to develop an area of concentration. The dissertation presents the results of applied research.