Course Descriptions

Please review the Graduate Catalog for descriptions of courses listed in the school psychology program of study.

 

PSYC 605 COUNSELING TECHNIQUES (3.00 units)
Training the student in practical counseling skills through demonstration and role playing with feedback in behavioral performance.

 

 

PSYC 611 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3.00 units)
Psychological structures and functions in human development across the life span. Both theoretical and research approaches are presented.

 


PSYC 622 ADVANCED MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (3.00 units)
Promotion of cultural awareness and understanding of relevant theories, terminology and techniques for communicating and working with individuals of diverse backgrounds. Prerequisites: Advanced standing in counseling, clinical or school psychology and permission of instructor.

 


PSYC 625 FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT (3.00 units)
Application of behavioral assessment and analysis techniques in school settings. Prerequisites: 21 units in psychology, matriculation in graduate program in Psychology, consent of program director.

 


PSYC 651 INTERVENTIONS IN SCHOOL SETTINGS (3.00 units)
Group and individual intervention strategies. Prerequisite: Matriculation in School, Clinical or Counseling Psychology or consent of instructor.

 


PSYC 687 ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN I (3.00 units)
Treatment of descriptive and inferential statistical methods and design considerations. Prerequisite: PSYC 212 or equivalent.

 


PSYC 703 PRESCHOOL ASSESSMENT (3.00 units)
Understanding the development of young children through formal and informal assessment. Prerequisites: PSYC 720, matriculation in School Psychology Track or consent of program director.

 


PSYC 713 ROLE OF THE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST (3.00 units)
History and foundations of school psychology, ethics and standards of practice, professional trends, organization and operation of schools. Prerequisites: Matriculation in School Psychology Track and consent of program director.

 


PSYC 720 ASSESSMENT OF INTELLIGENCE (3.00 units)
Construction, standardization, administration, scoring and interpretation of tests. Prerequisites: Matriculation in Clinical or School Psychology and consent of program director. (NOTE: This course includes an associated 1-credit lab)

 


PSYC 730 ADVANCED CHILD AND ADOLESCENT THERAPY (3.00 units)
Treatment of specific presenting problems seen in childhood and adolescence. Application of techniques in students' field. Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

 


PSYC 731 SCHOOL BASED CONSULTATION (3.00 units)
Theoretical and applied aspects of school consultation within framework of curricular, administrative and overall school environment. Prerequisite: Matriculation in School Psychology Track or consent of instructor.

 


PSYC 733 EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: ADVANCED ISSUES (3.00 units)
Identification of and planning for the students with exceptionalities in the schools. Focus of IDEA diagnostic categories and relevant new techniques. Prerequisite: Matriculation in School Psychology Track or consent of program director.

 


PSYC 735 - DIRECT ASSESSMENT OF ACADEMIC SKILLS (3.00 units)
Direct assessment of academic skill deficits with a focus on developing technical and theoretical expertise in the area of assessment-to-intervention practices for children in academic settings.

 


PSYC 761 SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL ASSESSMENT (3.00 units)
Administration and interpretation of current assessment techniques. Focus on use in school settings. Prerequisites: Matriculation in School Psychology Track or Clinical Psychology Program and consent of program director.

 


PSYC 771 SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM I (3.00 units)
Fieldwork in a public school setting under the supervision of a certified or licensed school psychologist. Concurrent weekly class meetings. Prerequisites: PSYC 651, PSYC 720, PSYC 761, PSYC 790: matriculation in School Psychology Program and consent of program director.

 


PSYC 773 SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM II (3.00 units)
Fieldwork under the supervision of a certified or licensed psychologist. Students must be available for clinic or school placement. Stress on techniques appropriate for the schools. Prerequisites: PSYC 651, PSYC 731 and PSYC 771; matriculation in School Psychology Program and consent of program director.

 


PSYC 790 ETHICAL, LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY (3.00 units)
Treatment of ethical, legal and professional issues related to the practice of school, clinical and counseling psychology. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

 

 

PSYC 791 INTERNSHIP SEMINAR IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY I (1.5)
Seminar to accompany school psychology internship during Fall semester of the one-year internship. Focus on adaptive, ethical, and professional competence. Corequisite: PSYC 794. Prerequisites: C.A.S. candidate in School Psychology track, successful completion of Masters Comprehensive Exam, completion of all coursework in the Graduate Program of School Psychology leading up to the Internship, acquisition of an internship placement, and permission of program director.

 


PSYC 792 INTERNSHIP SEMINAR IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY II (1.5)
Seminar to accompany school psychology internship during Spring semester of the one-year internship. Focus on adaptive, ethical, and professional competence. Graded S/U. Prerequisites: C.A.S. candidate in School Psychology track, successful completion of Masters Comprehensive Exam, completion of all coursework in the Graduate Program of School Psychology leading up to the Internship, acquisition of an internship placement, and permission of program director.


PSYC 794 INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY I (1-4.5)
Full-time internship placement in a school setting. Offered Fall semester only. Graded S/U. Prerequisites: C.A.S candidate in School Psychology track, successful completion of Masters Comprehensive Exam, completion of all coursework in the Graduate Program of School Psychology leading up to the internship, acquisition of an internship placement, and permission of program director.

 


PSYC 796 INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY II (1-4.5)
Full-time internship placement in a school setting. Offered Spring semester only. Graded S/U. Prerequisites: C.A.S. candidate in School Psychology track, successful completion of Masters Comprehensive Exam, completion of all coursework in the Graduate Program of School Psychology leading up to the Internship, acquisition of an internship placement, and permission of program director.