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CLINICAL/COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (CCP)
 
 
CCP 706 Professional Ethics and Practice in Psychology 3 cr
This course provides instruction through readings, lecture, and case studies in the application of ethics in the professional practice of psychology. In addition, the course focuses on the philosophical foundations, professional identity, and standards of practice found in both clinical psychology and counseling psychology.
 
CCP 742 Advanced Psychological Assessment 3 cr
This course will offer an in-depth understanding of the assessment of complex cases, which includes both mental illness and physical disorders, as well as the impact of complex social issues, such as culture, ethnicity, and economic issues. The course covers topics pertaining to adults and children. The emphasis will be on the integration of nomothetic and empirical perspectives with idiographic approaches in an evidence-based assessment model. Topics covered will be assessing special populations (e.g., severely mentally ill, trauma, forensic, parents), therapeutic assessment, person-centered report writing, providing feedback, theoretical and scientific issues in assessment, and current controversies.
 
CCP 745 Teaching of Psychology 3 cr
This course will offer an in-depth understanding of the teaching of psychology at the post secondary level.
 
CCP 750 Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 3 cr
This course will survey theory, research, and applications of psychophysiology and biofeedback in the prevention and treatment of illness and the enhancement and maintenance of health. Pre-requisite: CCP 706.
 
CCP 752 Clinical Neuropsychology 3 cr
This course will offer an in-depth understanding of the different theories of brain function in humans. Assessment methods for detecting abnormal functioning and the localization of functioning by behavioral methods will also be examined. The possible etiologies of abnormal functioning as well as their treatment will be reviewed.
 
CCP 756 Practicum Therapy 1-3 cr
Supervised experience with child and/or adult populations; includes case conference and seminars. This course may include supervised placement in an applied setting. Pre-requisite: CCP 706.
 
CCP 758 Psychology of Resilience and Response
to Trauma
3 cr
This course will offer an in-depth understanding of resilience, as it manifests across the lifespan in response to various types of traumas (natural vs. man-made; community-wide versus family-or-individually-specific). Prevention and reduction of psychological impact related to trauma and the development, enhancement, and maintenance of resilience in the face of adversity will be emphasized. Pre-requisite: CCP 706.
 
CCP 759 Group and Systems Theory and Intervention 3 cr
This course will survey group and systems theories and the interventions that have been derived from this perspective. The dynamics of group processes will be delineated. Pre-requisite: CCP 706.
 
CCP 763 Prevention and Treatment of
Public Health Problems
3 cr
This course will survey the basic theory and techniques underlying the study of public health problems. Research related to the prevention and treatment of several specific public health problems (e.g., suicide, HIV/AIDS, youth violence) will be covered in depth.
 
CCP 764 Consulting Psychology and
Program Development
3cr
This course provides an overview of approaches to psychological consulting and program development in individual, small group and large organization contexts. Specific aspects of psychological consulting in mental health, business, and educational settings will be reviewed.
 
CCP 766 Supervision of Clinical Interventions 3 cr
This course provides an overview of the various theoretical approaches to supervision of professional psychological services, particularly psychotherapy services. In addition, relevant research findings in the area of supervision are reviewed. Students also have the opportunity to receive feedback on audio/video tapes of their supervision sessions with a junior graduate student clinician. Pre-requisites: CCP 706 and CCP 756.
 
CCP 772 Child and Family Psychopathology and
Intervention
3 cr
This course provides an overview of current theory and research findings relevant to psychological disorders typically occurring in childhood and adolescence. In addition, evidence-based interventions for various childhood disorders are reviewed. A focus will be upon an ecological and developmental view of childhood psychopathology that integrates family, community, and societal forces in a comprehensive view of such disorders. Pre-requisite: CCP 706.
 
CCP 780 Applied Health Psychology 3 cr
This course will survey theory, research, and applications of health psychology in the prevention and treatment of illness and the enhancement and maintenance of health. Pre-requisite: CCP 706.
 
CCP 790 Special Topics 3 cr
Selected topics in psychology and may be repeated for credit when course varies.
 
CCP 796 Directed Studies 1-3 cr
Directed study and research.
 
CCP 799 Dissertation Research 1-6 cr
Completion and oral defense of a dissertation based upon original research. May be repeated for up to 12 hours credit. A minimum of nine hours credit is required to meet degree requirements. Pre-requisite: Approval of research prospectus including IRB or Animal Use and Care Committee approval if applicable.
 
 

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