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Coursework

Students will be admitted after earning a M.S./M.A. degree in counseling or psychology or other closely related discipline. Masters-level counselor education programs typically require the completion of 60 credit hours, however other related disciplines may require 48 credit hours, and in some cases as few as 30 credit hours. Students entering with degrees from related disciplines (other than counseling) will likely be required to complete additional credit hours at the masters- level in order to be prepared for the Counseling Psychology PsyD curriculum. Below is a list of content that it is expected that students will have completed during their masters degree program and that will be considered pre-requisite for the PsyD program. These pre-requisites provide foundational content upon which more advanced coursework in PsyD program will be built. In cases where students completed a masters program other than counseling or in which certain pre-requisites were not completed during masters program, students may be permitted to take missing pre-requisites concurrently with PsyD courses.

The Counseling Psychology program will require completion of a minimum of 100 Semester Credit Hours (SCH) distributed among Core Courses, required for all students; Concentration courses required in the Serving Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families concentration, and Elective courses.

 

Lifespan Development (or equivalent course)

Diagnosis and Psychopathology

Research Methods/Statistics

Theories and Interventions

Counseling Skills

Group Theories and Techniques

Diversity/Multicultural Counseling

Psychological Assessment/Psychometrics

Career Development and Counseling

Counseling Practicum/Internship

Rubric/Number

Course Title

SCH

PSY 7000

Biological Aspects of Behavior*

3

PSY 7020

Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Behavior*

3

PSY 7030

Advanced Social Psychology*

3

CPSY 7400

Advanced Research Methods and Program Evaluation in Counseling Psychology

3

PSY 7010 Statistics I* 3
PSY 7011 or PSY 7012 Statistics II or Qualitative Research Methods 3
CPSY 8000 Ethics and Foundations in Counseling Psychology 3
CPSY 8001 First-year Colloquium 3
CPSY 8010 Vocational Psychology 3
CPSY 8020 Advanced Theories and Practice in Counseling Psychology 3
CPSY 8021 Contemporary Interventions Seminar 3
CPSY 8030 Counseling Children and Adolescents 3
CPSY 8040 Advanced Group Theories and Techniques 3
CPSY 8050 Advanced Seminar in Multicultural Counseling Psychology 3
CPSY 8100 Cognitive and Intellectual Assessment 3
CPSY 8110 Personality Assessment 3
CPSY 8200 Health Psychology: Theories and Intervention 3
CPSY 8220 Supervision in Counseling Psychology 3
CPSY 8210 Health Service Consultation and Interprofessional Seminar 3
CPSY 8501 Practicum I in Counseling Psychology  3
CPSY 8502 Practicum II in Counseling Psychology 3
CPSY 8503 Practicum III in Counseling Psychology  3
CPSY 9000 Dissertation 6**
CPSY 9001 Pre-Doctoral Internship 10
  Total 82

 Note: Totals for each category represent minimum SCH. Two asterisks denote courses that can be repeated for additional credit.

 

Serving Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families Concentration 

Rubric/Number

Course Title

SCH

CPSY 8600

Clinical Neuropsychology

3

PSY 7380

Applied Military Psychology

3

CPSY 8610

Counseling Military Couples and Families

3

CPSY 8620

Trauma and Resilience: Theories and Intervention

3

CPSY 8630

Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Disorders

3

 

Total

15

Electives (3 credit hours required for students completing the Serving Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families concentration; 18 credit hours for students not pursuing Military Health Service concentration). For students not completing the Serving Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families concentration, any of the above listed courses may be taken as electives and therefore are included in the list below. Additional electives will be developed in consultation with the Director of Training and core faculty, based on areas of faculty expertise and interests. 

Rubric/Number

Course Title

SCH

PSY 7280

Forensic Psychology

3

CPSY 8600

Clinical Neuropsychology

3

PSY 7380

Applied Military Psychology

3

CPSY 8610

Counseling Military Couples and Families

3

CPSY 8620

Trauma and Resilience: Theories and Intervention

3

PSY 7050

Applied Psychopharmacology

3

CPSY 8630

Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Disorders

3

CPSY 8710

Death, Dying, and Bereavement in Counseling

3

CPSY 8720

Play Therapy

3

PSY 7270

Expert Performance and Deliberate Practice

3

CPSY 8090

Special Topics in Counseling Psychology

1-3**

CPSY 7010

Teaching Psychology

1**

CPSY 9002

Dissertation Research (continuous enrollment)

1**

Note: Totals for each category represent minimum SCH. Two asterisks denote courses that can be repeated for additional credit.