PSYC611 Research Methods
The student will be engaged in a series of activities designed to develop understanding of concepts, theories and research related to Research Methodology. Through class lecture, discussions, and other components of evaluation, the student will be acquainted with information about statistical and research methods.
PSYC615A Psychopathology: Adulthood
This course will provide an advanced exposure to several issues in the area of adult psychopathology and diagnostics, and an in-depth review of a broad spectrum of psychopathological conditions (as defined by the DSM-V).
PSYC617A Clinical Assessment - Personality/Psychosocial
The course is organized around six content domains relevant for psychological assessment: (1) reliability, validity, standardization, prediction; (2) objective assessment of personality and psychopathology; (3) special topics - behavioral medicine, forensic assessment, multicultural assessment; (4) diagnostic interviewing; (5) very brief coverage of intelligence and neuropsychological assessment and (6) professional issues.
PSYC615B Psychpathology: Childhood & Adolescence
This seminar offers an advanced introduction to the field of child and adolescent psychopathology. It will review contemporary theoretical approaches to understanding the phenomenology, diagnosis, etiology, developmental course, and prevention of major behavior disorders in childhood and adolescence.
PSYC621A Clinical Interventions I
This is a two-part course is designed to critically examine the historical/theoretical frameworks that the major forms of psychotherapy interventions utilize.
PSYC617B Clinical Assessment - Cognitive
This course will focus upon assessment theory and technique as it applies to cognition and intelligence. Primary focus will be given to the Wechsler Scales (WISC-V, WAIS-IV), along with other strategic cognitive measures that assess visual-motor integration, scanning, attention, memory, conceptual thinking and language-based functions.
PSYC623A Clinical Practicum (250 practicum hrs)
The bulk of students applied clinical training takes place during the second year of the program. The practicum in clinical psychology includes placement in a program-approved, supervised clinical training setting. The purpose of this practicum is to develop a student’s ability to integrate theory and empirical evidence in order to competently deliver evidence-based psychotherapy. It would also consist of discussions of evidence-based psychotherapy practice, supervision and self-reflection of the therapeutic process.
PSYC619 Biological Bases of Psychopathology (Neuroscience of Mental Disorders)
This course addresses the current state of understanding of the role of biological factors in psychopathology, including genetic, neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, neurochemical, and neuropsychological findings.
PSYC621B Clinical Interventions II
PSYC623B Clinical Practicum (250 practicum hrs)
PSYC699A Dissertation in Clinical Psychology
PSYC614 Advanced Social Psychology
This course is intended to provide an introductory graduate‐level survey of the content, theories, research paradigms, and findings of the field of social psychology. The purpose of this course is to familiarize you with social psychological theory and research in an attempt to demonstrate how social psychologists think about human behavior.
PSYC001 English for Psychology
Students must successfully pass the assignment for each course as one of the conditions for graduation to be shown on the student’s transcript.
PSYC612 Statistical Methods for Graduates
Through this course, students will become familiar with the basic concepts of statistics and the rationale behind hypothesis testing and estimation, z-tests, t-tests, ANOVAs, regression, effect size, power, and other related analyses.
PSYC620 Current Issues in Social & Applied Psychology
Applied social psychology combines the science of social psychology with the practical application of solving social problems that exist in the real world. This course focuses on various challenges that social psychology can help to address (e.g., promoting behavior change, well-being, managing diversity, leadership, communication, increasing justice and cooperation, or understanding social change).
PSYC622 Social Change and Influence
This course explores how social psychological theory and research have been used in the interest of social change, and how social change has inspired theoretical or methodological developments in social psychology.
Each student in the social psychology track is expected to complete a research or practice field internship in a governmental, non-governmental, academic, or community-based organization. The aim of the internship is to provide hands-on research or practical skills, as well as to prepare in developing a thesis or paper that is an original contribution to applied psychology. The course would ensure that students have the opportunity to utilize and apply the scientific knowledge from the course during the internship. In addition, by discussing internship opportunities and experiences with their peers, students will benefit from each other’s experiences. A major requirement for this course would be for students to write a paper where they reflect on their experience and submit it to both their instructor and the host institution.
PSYC699B Dissertation in Social Psychology
PSYC613 Ethics, Practice, and Professional Issues
The course will examine ethical principles and professional guidelines to help develop ethical decision-making and behavior to meet the appropriate standards of care in providing clinical services, as well as the practice of clinical neuropsychology.