Minimum of 106 quarter hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including the following:
Statistics and Methodology Courses
Area of Emphasis
The student is required to take additional courses consistent with an area of emphasis.
Clinical Child Additional Required Courses/Clinical Community Electives
Clinical Community Additional Required Courses/Clinical Child Electives
Other Program Requirements
Nine quarters of clinical practicum need to be completed. The director of clinical training must approve the practicum placement in advance.
Doctoral Candidacy Examination
Designed to assess the student’s general knowledge of clinical psychology and the student’s area of emphasis (child or community). The examination is given in two sections. One section consists of an examination in the areas represented by the required courses in Clinical Psychology. A second section consists of an examination in the student’s area of clinical child or clinical community emphasis. An alternative to the Doctoral Candidacy Examination is to complete a major comprehensive review paper based on the literature within an area relevant to the field of Clinical Psychology. This paper must be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed Clinical Psychology journal.
Admission to Doctoral Candidacy
Formally given to the student who has successfully passed the Doctoral Candidacy Examination; the student has no more than five years from this date to complete requirements for the doctorate or they will be dismissed from the program.
Registration in course(s) or candidacy continuation required each quarter between admission to candidacy and graduation.
One-year internship in a facility approved by the director of clinical training. Student’s fifth or sixth year in the program is usually the internship year.
Departmental committee approval and acceptance of topic and outline of dissertation given only after admission to candidacy approved.
Student to defend his or her dissertation and to show competence in the general field of psychology and in the area of specialization of the dissertation.
- Between admission to the doctoral program and admission to doctoral candidacy: not more than four years
- Between admission to candidacy and the final doctoral oral examination: not less than eight months and not more than five years, or dismissal from program ensues.
LEARNING AND COGNITIVE PROCESSES
Survey of classical and instrumental conditioning, biological constraints, attention, memory,cognition, and practical applications. Major theoretical approaches include stimulus-response, early cognitive theories and information processing theory.
The functional role of neural systems important for the processes of motivation, emotion, sleep, memory, and cognition.
ADVANCED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Advanced study of social psychological methodology, ethics and deception, attitudes, altruism, aggression, and interpersonal processes and attraction.
ADVANCED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Current research and theories in child development relating to the preschool child, elementary school child, and adolescent. Emphasis on cognitive, language, and social/emotional development.
HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY
A review of the history of modern psychology, including various theoretical systems. Topics covered will include contributions of important leaders in the field, specific trends throughout the history of psychology, and the major philosophical questions underlying psychological science. Cross-level with PSY 361.
INDIVIDUAL INTELLIGENCE TESTING I
Theories of intelligence and cognitive development. Introduction to the administration of verbal and various nonverbal tests including the Stanford Binet, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and the clinical use of these instruments. Materials fee $10.00.
Administration and scoring of the Rorschach and Thematic Aperception Test and other tests. Evaluation of tests and related areas of research and development.
Behavioral observation and recording. Self-report measures. Physiological measurement. Evaluation of behavioral measures and areas of research.
Review of the major diagnostic categories as outlined by the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Current issues in psychopathology and related research are reviewed.
PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY
Analysis of theoretical approaches to psychotherapy.
ADVANCED COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY
An advanced introduction to community psychology with an emphasis on major historical and contemporary themes such as prevention of psychological problems and promotion of wellness, empowerment and social justice, community research methods, diversity in gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability status, community processes, and collaboration and intervention to address social problems.
Introduction to ethical issues in the field of clinical psychology. Two quarter hours.
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN DIVERSITY
Considerations related to minority status and issues specific to diagnostics and interventions with minority populations.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
An interactive seminar that provides guidance regarding master's thesis research, comprehensive examination or literature review, and/or dissertation plans. Attention to pathways for success in doctoral education, practica, internship, scientific research and careers. Selected topics vary with student needs and interests.
PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL ASSESSMENT
Supervised experience in intake interviewing, psychological evaluation, and case conference presentation in a clinic, hospital or community agency setting. Zero credit hours.
PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Supervised experience in diagnostic assessment, intervention planning, psychotherapy and report writing through varied assignments to campus or community agencies. Zero credit hours.
PRACTICUM IN CHILD CLINICAL PROCEDURES
Supervised practice in the diagnosis and treatment process of the problems of children and adolescents. May be repeated twice. Zero credit hours.
PRACTICUM IN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
Zero credit hours.
PRACTICUM IN SPECIAL AREAS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Zero credit hours.
FIELDWORK IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS
An applied experience which integrates skills of consultation, program development, advocacy, and program evaluation.
INTERNSHIP IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Arranged with consent of director of clinical training. Zero-credit hours.
MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH
Original investigation of a specific research problem. Four hours required.
DISSERTATION RESEARCH SEMINAR
Seminar for doctoral candidates working on their dissertation. Students will develop their proposals or write their results and discussion sections, depending on status of their dissertation research. Students will also review and critique work of other students. Zero credit hours.
Four hours total required. One to four hours per quarter.
ADVANCED STATISTICS I
Graphical methods for data display, analysis of variance, multiple comparisons, multifactor analysis of variance, randomized block, repeated measures, and related designs. Cross-listed as SOC 450.
ADVANCED STATISTICS II
Multiple linear regression, analysis of covariance, and logistic regression.
PSY 410 is a prerequisite for this class.
MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Multivariate regression, principal component, cluster analysis and multidemensional scaling. Canonical correlation, multivariate analysis of variance, linear discriminant function analysis.
PSY 411 is a prerequisite for this class.
FACTOR ANALYSIS AND PATH MODELING
Theoretical foundations, methods of analysis, and comparison of various factor analytic models. Structural equation and measurement models using the Mplus/ LISREL program.
ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Design and analysis of basic and applied psychological research with an emphasis on statistical software.
PSY 411 is a prerequisite for this class.
Analysis of principles, practices and research related to learning theory and the modification of human behavior.
TREATMENT METHODS WITH CHILDREN
Consideration of a variety of treatment approaches used to help alleviate the psychological problems of children.
SEMINAR IN FAMILY THERAPY
A review of systems theory and the assessment and treatment of families.
ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY AND BEHAVIOR
This course concerns theoretical concepts and empirical research relating to administrative behavior in organizations with special reference to educational organizations. Concepts are examined within the typical decisional framework of supervisors, chief school business officers, principles, and superintendents, and similar positions in the helping professions. Assignments are individualized.
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.
PRINCIPLES OF CONSULTATION
The principles and dynamics involved in the various types of consultative relationships. Techniques of consultation with parents, teachers, agencies, physicians and others in regard to problems and deviancy, methods of management and treatment.
GRANT WRITING IN PSYCHOLOGY
This course will facilitate students? ability to transpose psychology principles and theory into practice by preparing them to be psychology entrepreneurs via the grant writing process. Class members will become familiar with public and private funding sources, searching for appropriate funding sources, and reviewing a proposal. Class members will create a grant proposal that can be submitted to a funding organization.
SEMINAR IN COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY
Analysis of theories of community and human behaviors from the standpoint of general systems principles.
SEMINAR IN PROGRAM EVALUATION
Analysis of major research programs dealing with social and mental health problems with emphasis on epidemiological and socio-clinical research methods. Four quarter hours.
METHODS IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Principles and techniques of research design in behavioral, social and clinical research; questionnaires, interview schedules, rating scales involving multivariable analysis. Application of parametric and nonparametric tests. Application of research findings to professional practice.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF JUDGMENT AND DECISION- MAKING
An introduction to research in judgment and choice behaviors. Judgment refers to how people evaluate information and make predictions. Choice concerns how people select a course of action among alternatives. Cross-level with PSY 373.
Advanced study of projective techniques and other assessment methods, with emphasis on analysis, interpretation and integration of all pertinent clinical data, and report writing.
Principles, theories and techniques of group psychotherapy. Problems of selection of group members and evaluation of progress.
A survey of the psychological factors involved in health and illness. Also explores the psychological issues in prevention of illness, and psychological considerations in treatment. Cross-listed as MPH 511.
SEMINAR IN TEACHING PSYCHOLOGY
This course exposes students to major pedagogical and classroom management considerations in higher education and familiarizes students with instructional support services across the university. This year-long, cohort-based course is required for graduate students prior to becoming instructors in the department. It begins each Winter Quarter and ends Autumn Quarter. Students who enroll should expect to complete all requirements for the master?s degree prior to Autumn Quarter. Zero-credit hours.
ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN AND GENDER (CROSS-LISTED WITH MLS 478/WGS 470)
A review of research and theory on women, including sexist biases in traditional research, feminist methodology, pedagogy and therapy, violence against women, gender differences in development, relationships, sexuality, and the interplay of gender, race and sexual orientation. Cross-listed with MLS 478 and WGS 470.
SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY
Explores topics of current interest in the area of Community Psychology and related fields for advanced graduate students, with emphases on theory, research and intervention.
SEMINAR IN PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH