2012 Fall Term
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An introductory survey of abnormal psychology covering the clinical syndromes included in the diagnostic classification system of the American Psychiatric Association. Current research regarding causal factors, treatment, and outcomes supplement descriptions of maladaptive patterns of behavior.
FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
An examination of the history, foundations, legal/ ethical, and role and function issues in school psychology. Particular attention will be focused on the exploration of specific models of school psychological service delivery, including direct intervention and school-based consultation with education and agency professionals.
PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
A survey of the various methods used in behavior modification programs. The background and theory of specific techniques will be carefully considered. The variables to be reviewed in establishing a sound program will be presented and evaluated.
RESEARCH METHODS AND PROGRAM ASSESSMENT IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
A survey of research design issues and analysis methods as they pertain to the practice of School Psychology. Topics include descriptive statistics, correlational and regression analyses, within- and between-subjects designs and analyses, single subject and small N research strategies, and program assessment in educational settings.
ASSESSMENT I: ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND PROGRESS MONITORING
The introductory assessment course for graduate students in the School Psychology Program. Content will cover principles of psychological measurement, including test reliability, validity, scores and item construction. Substantial content will address assessment of academic achievement via traditional testing and curriculum-based assessment methods. Field work required
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
A survey of the mental disorders of childhood and adolescence with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. Theoretical approaches and current research are also included.
CONSULTATION AND PREVENTION
The study of indirect intervention procedures for use with children and adolescents. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the history, theoretical variations, implementation issues, and practical application of psychological consultation in the school setting. Additional emphasis will be placed on the consultant's role in the planning and development of primary prevention procedures with school-age populations. In-school practicum is required.
FIELD PLACEMENT IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Support for field experiences for School Psychology Program students. Includes a supporting seminar.
PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
A two and one-half hour weekly seminar includes school psychological services involving the role, issues, ethics, laws and regulations pertaining to school psychology. Two days per week in a public school setting are required along with a minimum of one hour of supervision of the field placement experience.
INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
The internship in School Psychology is a full-time placement experience (at least half of which takes place in a public school setting) providing the student with the opportunity to acquire proficiency in the area of School Psychology. Internship supervision is on campus and in work setting. Grading is on a pass/fail basis. Repeatable to 12 credits.
SPECIALIST PROJECT RESEARCH
Students, under faculty supervision, propose, design, and carry out an app;ied project within the field of School psychology. Approved quantitative and qualitative studies, comprehensive reviews, school-based program evaluations, or student designed assessment or intervention procedures receive faculty support and guidance. Students meet individually with faculty project advisors. Repeatable.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.
Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.