Courses may be 3 or 4 credits and the number is usually indicated where each separate program lists its courses.
Psychology 100 A & B General Psychology
This course is a detailed and comprehensive survey of the field of psychology; the experimental method; history of psychology; genetics as relating to psychology; the brain and nervous system; motivation, perception, sensation; psychological development (cognitive, social) from birth till death; mental disorders, diagnosis and treatment; effects of mind on body and vice versa, health psychology; social psychology; personality; sex and gender; basic statistics.
Psychology 101 INTERVIEWING SKILLS
Proper setting; initial interview; opening and closing of interviews; effecting change; understanding the client; recording the interview; defenses; silences; questions; interpretation; client self-exploration; empathy; genuineness; respect; concreteness; motivation; confrontation; problem solving; agencies; ethical issues; the profession of counseling. Students write weekly reports on interviews they conduct with clients from their own or participating agencies. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations on the theoretical and applied course materials, weekly test exercises, weekly written reports to illustrate what they learned during the observed counseling sessions either live or on videotape.
Psychology 102 INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Biological foundations of development; physical and motor development; early behavior and experience; language and communication; theoretical approaches to cognitive development; intelligence; socialization; self-control, achievement and moral values; friendship, altruism, and aggression; sex roles and gender identity; behavior problems; identity formation. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations or chapter tests; 10 short written reports on observations of persons representing relevant age groups that address the appropriate readings and theory.
Psychology 103 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
Abnormal psychology from the historical, psychological, and social/cultural models; life stress disorders; alcohol addiction and drug abuse; neuroses; psychoses; schizophrenia; depression; organic disorders of the brain; mental retardation; clinical and behavioral evaluations; psychodynamic diagnosis; psychotherapy; behavior therapy; group therapy; medical approach to treatment; Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders classification; use of Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations involving cases for diagnostic impression using the Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ; chapter tests; short weekly written reports giving diagnostic impressions of videotaped vignettes.
Psychology 104 ADOLESCENT AND ADULT DEVELOPMENT
Physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development during adolescence; sex differences; concept of self; vocation; social factors; emotional problems; marriage and family; the prime of life and mid-life crisis; aging; employment and retirement activities; personal adaptation of aging; health and social services; dying and death and bereavement. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations and weekly short reports on observations of persons representing relevant age groups that address the appropriate readings and theory.
Psychology 105 APPROACHES TO COUNSELING
Relationship enhancement; attitude modification; cognitive change; modeling; simulation and role-playing; operant methods; fear reduction; aversion methods; cognitive behavior modification; expectations, hypnosis, and suggestion in behavior change; group methods; biofeedback. Consideration of social and cultural factors involved in counseling; ethicals issues. Students are to submit self-inventories, case assessments, and other activities; quizzes on the theoretical and applied course material; weekly short written reports to illustrate what was learned during the observed counseling sessions, either live or videotape.
Psychology 106 GROUP DYNAMICS I
Therapeutic factors in group therapy; the importance of interpersonal learning; group as a social microcosm; dynamic interaction between person and group; group cohesiveness; comparative value; different group therapies; stages of therapy; creation and maintenance of the group; culture building; techniques of process illumination; mass group process commentary; transference transparency; criteria for inclusion or exclusion of patients from the group. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations on the theoretical and applied course materials; weekly written minutes to illustrate what was observed during the group sessions.
Psychology 107 COUNSELING THE FAMILY
Family unit; description of family therapy; theories: systems, communication, structural, transactional analysis, developmental and psychoanalytic; basic techniques in family counseling, including self-confrontation, transference, resistance, sculpting, networking, catharsis, desensitization, reinforcement and extinction; consideration of family law. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations; weekly short written reports analyzing either live or videotaped vignettes.
Psychology 108 REHABILITATION COUNSELING
Foundations of applied rehabilitation counseling; professional perspectives; assessment practices; counseling interventions; basic approaches to adjustment services; placement practices; case management; treatment modalities: psychodynamic, Adlerian, existentialist, person-centered, gestalt, behavioral, rational-emotive, trait-factor, reality therapy; working with developmentally disabled, physically handicapped, visually impaired, deaf, learning disabled. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations; and weekly short written reports to illustrate what transpired during the observed counseling sessions or on videotape.
Psychology 109 GROUP DYNAMICS II
Composition of therapy groups; creation of the group: place, time, size, preparation; formative stages of group; self-disclosure; termination; problem patients: monopolist, schizoid, silent, boring, complainer, self-righteous moralist, psychotic, narcissistic; concurrent individual and group therapy; co-therapists; leaderless groups; dreams; therapist self-disclosure; training of therapist. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations based upon the theoretical and applied course materials; weekly written minutes to illustrate what was observed during the group sessions.
Psychology 110: COUNSELING THE ADDICTIVE PERSON
Overview of psychological, sociological, physiological, and legal aspects of addictions, and an exposure to major treatment strategies; predisposing and reinforcing psychosocial factors in the addictive personality; primary and secondary gains; defenses; Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; substance-induced organic mental disorders; medical complications with alcohol; treatment modalities: psychodynamic, individual and group treatment; family, differential, anti-abuse, self help residential treatment; behavioral contracting; ethical and legal issues in treating addictive persons. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations; weekly short written reports to illustrate what transpired during the observed counseling sessions, either live or on videotape.
Psychology 112 ADVANCED GROUP DYNAMICS I
Survey of the following theories and techniques: behavior modification, encounter group, existential-experiential, Gestalt, Jungian, problem-solving, psychodrama, T-group, Tavistock, psychoanalytic; participation in an ongoing group experience and private consultation sessions. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations on the theoretical and applied course materials and short weekly written reports to illustrate what they learned during the group sessions.
Psychology 115 ADVANCED GROUP DYNAMICS II
Further study of the analytic and other group models for deeper self understanding; special emphasis on the T-group as used for home, school., office, industry and other employment settings , and community; participation in an ongoing group and individual private consultations. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations on the theoretical and applied course materials; weekly short reports to illustrate what was learned during the group sessions.
Psychology 117 COUNSELING THE CHILD
Normal psychological growth process; classical nosology and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders childhood disorders; neuroses; personality disorders; psychoses; borderline states; depression and suicide; school phobias; Tourette’s Syndrome; sexual abuse; initial interview; diagnostic impression; treatment process; beginning phase of therapy; fearful child; aggressive behavior; termination; therapeutic modalities: play therapy, non-directive play therapy, hypnosis, individual therapy, Gestalt therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations; weekly short written reports to illustrate what transpired during the observed counseling sessions, either live or on video tape.
Psychology 118 COUNSELING THE COUPLE
Couple relationship and couple dysfunction; assessment and its implications; early phases of therapy; helping couples negotiate; obstacles and interventions; facilitating couple communication; re-education ; altering attitudes; perceptions and misperceptions; extra-marital involvement; dissolving marriage; childless couples; alcoholism; male and female sexual conditioning; religious factor; family planning; AIDS. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations; short written reports to illustrate what transpired during observed counseling sessions or on videotape.
Psychology 120 COUNSELING THE ADOLESCENT
Tasks of adolescence; identity; phases of development; ego development; environmental determinants; deviate adolescent development; problems in class, at home; therapeutic intervention; working with parents; group psychotherapy; narcissism; counter transference; borderline syndrome; psychopathology of the self; inpatient/outpatient therapy. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations; weekly short written reports analyzing actual sessions or videotaped vignettes.
Psychology 121 CAREER COUNSELING
Overview of the field with emphasis on purpose, administration, scoring procedure and interpretation of major vocational tests, such as the Strong-Campbell Inventory, Kuder Occupational Interest Survey, Self-directed Search, Hall Occupational Inventory, and Differential Aptitude Test; American occupational structure; development of career behavior and choice; career guidance in school and work place; available local resources; good resume writing. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations or weekly quizzes; 5 activity projects; weekly short written reports to illustrate what was learned during the observed counseling session, either live or on videotape.
Psychology 122 COUNSELING THE ELDERLY
Behavioral versus experiential aging; functional context of elderly behavior; psychological distress; treatment modalities: developmental approach, group therapy, peer group counseling, behavioral group therapy, remotivation therapy and sensory stimulation; career; sexuality; bereaved; ill; disabled; depressed; self-destructive crises; dying; institutional dependence; marital problems; alternatives to traditional therapy. Comprehensive midterm and final examinations; weekly short written reports on actual session or videotaped vignette.
Psychology 150 Statistics
See Psychology 399
Psychology 151 Research Methods
See Psychology 399
Psychology 152 Physiological Psychology
See Psychology 404. Research paper not required.
Psychology 153 Conditioning and Learning
See Psychology 513. Research paper not required.
Psychology 154 Sensation and Perception
See Psychology 511. Research paper not etc
Psychology 155 Cognition and Memory
See Psychology 514. Research paper etc
Psychology 156 Social Psychology
See Psychology 510. Research etc
Psychology 157 Theories of Personality
See Psychology 515. Research etc
Psychology 158 History of Psychology
See Psychology 516. Research etc
Psychology 198 COUNSELING PRACTICUM I Intensive one-to-one supervision of a case during the beginning, middle, and terminal phases of treatment; small group discussion regarding the application of counseling techniques to the student’s work setting; beginning phase of treatment, initial interview, diagnosis, prognosis, establishment of relationship and structuring the therapeutic relationship; middle phase of treatment, identifying trends and patterns, dreams and fantasies, transference and counter transference, resistance, working through; terminal phase of treatment, termination goals and technical problems; program evaluation; ethical issues. Weekly written report on the session held; oral exam on the report; one oral report per semester based on a detailed written outline of referenced journal articles pertinent to the student’s desired area of specialty.
Psychology 199 COUNSELING PRACTICUM II
Continuation of Counseling Practicum I