This five-year program is for full-time students. The course of study includes didactic courses, extensive practica and 3,500 hours of externship and internship experiences. Students develop foundational and functional competencies that focus on work with children, adolescents and adults in schooling environments, medical centers, community mental health centers and other settings.
Students must complete 114 credits: 96 credits of required courses and 18 credits of elective courses.
Program requirements are as follows.
PSA 6518 Lifespan Development PSA 6066 Affective and Cognitive Bases of Behavior PSS 6250 Developmental Psychopathology PSA 6280 Statistics I PSA 6939 Neuropsychology (Sept 2014: Biological bases of Behavior)PSS 6286 Research Methods in Professional Psychology PSA 6601 History and Systems PSS 6405 Social Psychology PSA 6813 Adult Psychopathology
PSS 6801 Professional and Ethical Issues in School-Clinical Child Psychology PSS 6199 Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Multiculturalism PSS 6131 Cognitive Assessment I PSS 6132 Psychoeducational Assessment PSS 6153 Appraisal of Personality PSS 6191 Child Assessment with Practicum IPSS 6192 Child Assessment with Practicum IIPSS 6618 Introduction to Child Therapy PSS 6611 Practicum in Child Therapy I: Psychodynamic PsychotherapyPSS 6612 Practicum in Child Therapy II: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy PSS XXX Practicum in Child Therapy I: CBTPSS XXX Practicum in Child Therapy II: CBTPSS 6467 Family Systems Theory
PSS 6071 PsychopharmacologyPSS 6115 Developmental and Psychodynamic Foundations of Psychotherapy I PSS 6116 Developmental and Psychodynamic Foundations of Psychotherapy II
PSS 6213 Evidenced Based Intervention for Youth IPSS 6449 Evidence-based Intervention for Youth II
PSD 6251 Developmental Disorders PSS 6221 School Consultation and SupervisionPSS 6220 Psychoeducational Practices
PSS 6915 Research Project I PSS 6916 Research Project II
Students may select elective course from the following program courses or others offered in the school provided they meet program conditions:
PSS 6224 Integrating Multiculturalism into Psychotherapy Practice
PSS 6289 Introduction to Qualitative Research
PSS XXX Childhood Trauma (Spring 2014)
PSS XXX Objective Assessment and Structured Interviewing
PSS 6215-16 Early Childhood Research Seminar I-II PSS 6402 Neuropsychological Assessment PSS 6117 Psychological Practice with Infants and Young ChildrenPSS 6520 Interventions: Infants and Young ChildrenPSS 6483 Substance Abuse and Treatment PSS 6204 Advanced Issues in Clinical Child Psychology PSS 8949 Bilingual and Multicultural School Psychology Internship Seminar PSS 6212 Working with Families of Children in Psychotherapy PSS 6198 Contemporary Issues in School PsychologyPSS 6200 Advanced Seminar in Assessment: Projectives PSS 6161 Advanced Seminar in Assessment: Assessment of Bilingual and Multicultural Populations PSS XXX Research Seminars: empirically supported interventions; childhood trauma, psychodynamic psychotherapy, assessment, coping, severe emotional disorders , religiosity, chronic illness, multicultural issues, holocaust studies, training models and others
PSS 6451 Evidence Based Practice: Dissemination and Implementation for Youth in Mental Health Settings
Bilingual Extension Courses
Integrating Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Multiculturalism - 3 credits (Required for Bilingual extension) Contemporary Issues in School Psychology - 3 credits (elective - Required for Bilingual extension) Assessment of Bilingual and Multicultural Populations - 3 credits (Required for Bilingual extension) or Integrating multiculturalism into psychotherapy practiceFamily Systems Theory - 3 credits (Required for Bilingual extension)Practice of School Psychology with Bilingual and Multicultural Populations: Seminar with Internship I (Required for Bilingual extension)Culture Ethnicity and race in Psychotherapy (elective)Sexual Orientation and its Impact on Psychological Intervention (elective)Other program-approved elective
Students are required to take School-Clinical Child Psychology Externship Seminars I-VI (0 credit) each semester they are on externship. Typically, a student will complete three year-long (600-750 hours) experiences in schools, mental health facilities, hospitals or infancy/early childhood centers. Each experience is supervised by a licensed psychologist and will continue for 10-12 months, two or three days a week. At the end of the fourth year, the student will have accumulated approximately 1,750 hours of supervised externship experiences.
View the placements where our students have obtained externship training for 2010-11 and 2011-12
The culminating educational experience is the internship that occurs after all course work has been completed and Research Project I and proposal for Research Project II have been signed. All students are required to complete a full-time internship in a school, mental health facility or hospital setting, lasting between 1,500 and 1,750 hours (the equivalent of one full year). Supervision must be conducted by a licensed psychologist and meet state regulations.
View the internship sites where our students obtained internship training for 2010-11 and 2011-12. Please note that APA-accredited and APPIC-approved sites are denoted by an "*."
When requirements are completed: Graduation Day May 2011.
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