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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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An examination of the role of critical thinking in daily life and scientific pursuits. Both inductive and deductive approaches to solving problems are utilized. Selected topics are investigated with an emphasis upon common logical fallacies in the interpretation of personal observations and empirical data. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021166)
Introduction to concepts and problems in psychology. Topics include perception, learning, development, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, and biological and social bases of behavior. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007881)
This course is designed to give a beginning psychology student instruction and experiential training in the basic factors of constructive human relations. Only 2 units of PSYC 110 can be applied to meet graduation requirements. 3 hours independent study. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007883)
Examination of social and cultural influences on emotional, social, and intellectual development. Specific emphasis on children raised in lower socio-economic environments as well as children of American Indian, Mexican-American, and black cultures. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007889)
The three major topics of this course are health, well being, and resilience, Students explore the relationship between physical and mental well being. The interrelationship between the well being of individuals and the well being of communities are examined. Plans for improving one's own health at different moments in the life course are made. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021167)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Courses may be offered with activity or laboratory components. 3 hours lecture. (007899)
This activity course is for special topics classes. Typically the course is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and may be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. This activity is typically taken concurrently with the approriate section of Psyc 198. 2 hours activity. (020822)
This laboratory course is for special topics classes. Typically the lab experience is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. This lab is typically taken concurrently with the appropriate section of PSYC 198. 3 hours laboratory. (015762)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: PSYC 101.
Aspects of psychological research process and research methods, including measurement and quantitative description of behavior, problem definition and hypothesis formation, major research approaches to psychological phenomena, bibliographic resource use, and professional report writing. 3 hours lecture. (007898)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130, PSYC 101, PSYC 261.
Students gain practice in writing, revising, and editing as used in the academic and professional arenas of Psychology. Students become proficient in the writing style and citation method of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The goal of the course is the improvement of technical writing and critical thinking skills through analysis of samples of competent writing and evaluation of the error patterns of their own writing. Activities include use of the research log, writing of a brief APA paper, peer and instructor feedback, and tutorials. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021196)
After successful completion of the training program, students will serve as peer advisors for three hours per week. Peer advisors help students complete class schedules and graduation clearance forms for the psychology major and minor. Peer advisors refer students to appropriate faculty or departments as needed. This course is not applicable to the major or the minor. See the department for specific information. 1 hour discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007993)
This course examines the social-psychological aspects of the interdependence of humans and their environment. The course emphasizes psychological theory and current research along with a practical focus on environmental issues. 3 hours lecture. (007971)
Prerequisites: Enrolling students must be in good standing in the Honors in GE Program.
This course is also offered as PHIL 318H , RELS 318H .
Open only to students working on Theme H: Honors. Ethics has traditionally been characterized as a process of bridging the gap between how we are and how we would ideally be. One example of a moral ideal is love of neighbor. Because we labor under the pull of self-interest, loving one's neighbor is not common. In the light of this truism, examples of altruism cry out for explanation. Is there even such a thing as an "altruistic" behavior? If genuine altruism does exist, what motivates it? This course explores answers to these questions by looking at philosophical, biological, economic and sociological accounts of selfless behavior. 3 hours seminar. (020767)
This course explores the fundamental relationships between brain function, mental states and consciousness, and human behavior. Attention is given to the influence of brain research on artifical intelligence, neural networks, and computer technology, and to the current metaphor of brain as computer. The course focus is on basic brain processes involved in sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, learning and memory, and language and consciousness. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007919)
This course provides an introduction to the field of health psychology which is the field within psychology devoted to understanding psychological influences on how people stay healthy, why they become ill, and how they respond when they do get ill. Topics include a study of health psychology as a profession, the bio-psychosocial model of health, health belief models and human behavior, health-compromising and health-enhancing behaviors, cognitive-behavioral approaches to behavior change, stress and coping, personality and health, and psychological issues in heart disease, cancer, AIDS, and other diseases. 3 hours discussion. (007975)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261.
An introduction to basic processes involved in brain function and an overview of the biological bases of behaviors such as sleep, biological rhythms, sex, emotions, learning and memory, language, laterality, and psychophysiological states such as depression, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia. The laboratory includes the study of neuroanatomy and experiments on topics such as EEG, GSR, biofeedback, hemisphere specialization, and cardiovascular reactivity. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007901)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
This course is also offered as CSCI 313H .
An Honors seminar that explores the psychological, philosophical, social, biological, and technical aspects of machine "minds." Explores core issues within a subset of the disciplines that comprise the cognitive sciences, including artificial intelligence, philosophy, and psychology. Readings and discussions focus on theories of artificial intelligence and classic themes in human cognition and philosophy, such as determinism, consciousness, free-will, and the mind-body problem. The course focuses on increasing one's capability to express beliefs and evaluate arguments concerning various issues. 3 hours lecture. (002311)
A review of the major theories, phenomena, and research associated with the structure and function of the sensory and perceptual systems. Primary emphasis is on the visual and auditory systems, but gustation, olfaction, and skin perception are also reviewed. 3 hours lecture. (007985)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261, or faculty permission.
An in-depth examination of current research and theory in cognition. Topics include attention, memory models, language, problem solving, creativity, reasoning, decision making, human and artificial intelligence, and cognitive development. 3 hours lecture. (007903)
This course is also offered as MCGS 341 .
This course focuses on the importance and various influences of culture on human behavior. Beginning with an examination of theoretical definitions of culture, the course covers a broad range of research that highlights the contributions of cross-cultural psychology to the understanding of human behavior within and between cultures. In addition, conceptual, methodological, and practical issues in cross-cultural research and applications are covered. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (005638)
Important issues, theories, and research related to the psychology of women are examined. Common stereotypes, myths, and typical societal expectations are explored in terms of biological, social, psychological, and development determinants. Additionally, the social construction of gender categories, female sexuality, victimization of women, mental health of women, and issues related to education, work, and family are examined. Information in this course should serve as a catalyst for constructive change by revealing deficiencies in psychological research and theories relevant to gender, sexuality, cultural, and ethnic issues. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (007907)
Students will examine a variety of issues which are of concern to persons interested in children. The topics will range from health care issues to toy selection. Emphasis will be on optimum individual and collective outcomes. Psychological perspectives will be emphasized, but the effects of historical, societal, and biological factors will also be explored. 3 hours lecture. (007914)
Examination of psychological factors involved in the learning processes of children. 3 hours lecture. (007884)
An introduction to the psychological processes and phenomena associated with middle and older adulthood. 3 hours lecture. (004457)
Physical, mental, social, and emotional factors of human growth and development from infancy through adolescence. Supervised experience working with children is strongly encouraged. 3 hours lecture. (007925)
An examination of quantitative or qualitative research methods via the design and implementation of original research or evaluation studies. These activities develop skills in research design, sampling techniques, instrumentation, data collection, analyses, and interpretation of results. Presentation or manuscript submission is encouraged. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020072)
A survey of the principles and theories of learning. Examples of the applications of these will be given. 3 hours discussion. (007928)
This course is also offered as PHIL 363 .
This course examines the history of two competing approaches to psychology, and it evaluates their philosophical and scientific merits. Implications for contemporary debates in psychology are discussed. 3 hours lecture. (007213)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261.
The analysis of research data in psychology using inferential statistical methods, with an emphasis on relevant statistical designs, understanding statistical conclusions in published research, and professional report writing. Descriptive statistics, graphing, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, chi-square, t-tests, and analysis of variance. Single factor designs and ANOVA, post-hoc comparisons, repeated measures ANOVA, and simple factorial designs. Professional reporting of research. Laboratory provides examples, applications, and development of research data analysis and statistical evaluation skills. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007904)
Introduction to the study, definition, and classification of deviant behavior, including experimental psychopathology, psychodiagnostic methods, and psychotherapeutic procedures. 3 hours lecture. (007939)
Introduction to the nature and development of personality, with emphasis on the normal adult, including theories of personality, techniques of assessment, and a survey of current research. 3 hours lecture. (007944)
Examination of the nature of prejudice and hate and their contribution to societal violence. How prejudice and hatred affect personal, family, and group behavior are considered in a context of understanding factors that contribute to their development. Strategies for reducing the prevalence of prejudice, hatred, and violence in our contemporary culture are evaluated. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (007908)
Prerequisites: Students must be in good standing in the Honors Program.
Examination of the nature of prejudice and hate and their contribution to societal violence. How prejudice and hatred affect personal, family, and group behavior are considered. Strategies for reducing the prevalence of prejudice, hatred, and violence in our contemporary culture, such as techniques of "nonviolent communication," are evaluated. This course is taught using tutorial and seminar formats. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (020006)
The interrelationship of psychological, physiological, and cultural factors in marriage and family relations. 3 hours lecture. (007937)
An overview of social psychology, emphasizing the variety of social factors that influence individual behavior. 3 hours lecture. (007952)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Courses may be offered with activity or laboratory components. 9 hours supervision. (007921)
This course is for special topics classes. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. This activity is typically taken concurrently with the appropriate section of PSYC 398. 2 hours activity. (015910)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 99.0 units. (020428)
This laboratory course is for special topics classes. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. This laboratory experience is typically taken concurrently with the appropriate section of PSYC 398. 3 hours laboratory. (015763)
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007922)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261, PSYC 364, and 9 units of other upper-division psychology courses.
Open only by invitation to students in the top 5% of the major; Seminar for Honors students. Course will focus on the development of a creative project in psychology, its presentation, discussion of relevant research materials, and the reporting of findings. 9 hours supervision. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (007991)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261, PSYC 364, and four additional courses in the major.
This is the capstone course in the major. Students integrate different topics and perspectives, perviously examined in the core and elective courses. This integration centers on important contemporary issues and problems in the discipline of psychology. After an in-depth examination of the issue, students generate solutions to problems, new lines of research or fusions of perspectives, depending upon the topic under investigation. Multiple sections of PSYC 401 are offered each semester, each focusing on a unique topic. Students in this seminar participate in advanced readings, writing, reporting, discussion, demonstration, oral presentation, and experiential components. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (007990)
Prerequisites: A course in developmental psychology, faculty permission.
Applications of principles of the psychology of human learning and development and counseling to educational practice. Prospective teachers analyze their motivations, personal value systems, role conceptualizations, and self-attitudes in relation to demands of the teaching profession. Concepts of emotional, social, and cognitive development as well as of childhood learning and motivation are applied to development of learning experiences for elementary school children. Enrollment is restricted to second-semester juniors, seniors, and graduates. 3 hours seminar. (007900)
Prerequisites: PSYC 321 or PSYC 324 or any course which has covered basic brain anatomy, or faculty permission.
Course examines the behavioral changes which accompany certain known damages to the human brain. Topics include the neuropsychology of language, emotions, memory, learning, movement, personality, aggression, cerebral dominance, neuropsychological assessment, clinical syndromes following head trauma and stroke, developmental learning disorders, and disorders of aging, including Alzheimer's Disease. 3 hours discussion. (007978)
Prerequisites: PSYC 355 or equivalent.
Consideration of theory and research associated with developmental processes. Emphasis upon cognitive and social development, with attention to perceptual, language, and intellectual development and to the socialization processes. 3 hours seminar. (007926)
Prerequisites: Recommended: PSYC 355 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently).
Study of current concepts, principles, and issues related to exceptional development. The focus is on children with various exeptionalities, e.g., behavior disorders, learning disabilities, communication disorders, physical impairments, motor and neurological impairments, and gifts or talents, to gain a better understanding of human diversity. Exceptional children are studied within the context of their families, as well as emphasizing the support services necessary to facilitate optimum development. 3 hours lecture. (007947)
Development of psychology from ancient to modern times. Relationship of this development to twentieth-century systematic viewpoints in psychology. 3 hours lecture. (007986)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, PSYC 101, PSYC 261, PSY 364.
An examination of elementary principles and basic theories of learning and their relation to diverse areas of psychology, including a laboratory in the methods and procedures used in the study of learning phenomena. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007905)
Prerequisites: Necessary background for specific internship.
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. This course provides directed experience in agencies, institutions, or work setting appropriate to the application of psychological background and training. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007988)
Psychological principles and practices in industrial and business settings. 3 hours lecture. (007967)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (015764)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007995)
Prerequisites: Completion of PSYC 399H with a B or higher, faculty permission.
A seminar for Honors students. Prepare the creative project begun in PSY 399H for presentation and publication. 9 hours supervision. (007992)
Prerequisites: SPED 343 or equivalent.
This course is also offered as SPED 520 .
Study techniques used in assessing skills and needs of general and exceptional learners. Topics include examination of standardized tests in general and special education; use and interpretation of standardized test results; development and use of teacher-made techniques for assessment; principles of curriculum-based assessment; and consideration of cultural and linguistic diversity factors in assessment. Activities focus on construction of teacher-made instruments and on administration and scoring of selected standardized tests. This course is part of the Level I preparation program for education specialists in mild/moderate/severe disabilities. Enrollment is normally limited to Special Education Credential candidates. Other students may enroll with faculty permission. 3 hours seminar. (007958)
Prerequisites: PSYC 321 or PSYC 324 or faculty permission.
A study of the physiological processes and anatomical regions of the nervous system which underlie the behaviors of sensation/perception, movement, motivation (sleep and dreams; hunger and eating disorders), emotion (pleasure and addiction; fear, stress, and health), cognition (language; learning and memory), and disorders of the human brain (depressive disorders, anxiety disorders; schizophrenia; and Alzheimer's disease). The course also includes study of the current methods used by neuroscientists to study brain and behavior in humans. 3 hours discussion. (007979)
Prerequisites: A course in statistics including research design.
Basic psychological measurement theory and principles of test construction. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (007960)
The study of the mechanisms by which psychotropic drugs and natural plant substances alter human behavior and psychological state. The course emphasizes fundamentals of brain function (neurotransmitter-receptor interactions), principles of pharmacology, drugs of abuse and dependence, clinical pharmacology (the use of medications to treat behavioral, psychological, and psychiatric conditions such as eating disorders, hyperactivity, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease), and the use of drugs to alter cognitive states and improve attention, memory, and learning. 3 hours lecture. (007974)
Prerequisites: PSYC 381 or PSYC 382, senior or graduate standing, faculty permission.
Theory of individual and family counseling and laboratory practice in individual counseling. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (007976)
Prerequisites: PSYC 364 or equivalent, faculty permission.
An examination of the nature and process of understanding and evaluating, as well as designing and conducting psychological research and evaluations studies. Important issues and criteria for evaluating quality and drawing conclusions will be emphasized. 3 hours seminar. (007996)
Prerequisites: PSYC 355, faculty permission.
Study of both typical human development and individual differences. Developmental issues and life events from infancy to old age and their effects upon individuals, couples, and family relationships. Emphasis will be on current theory and research related to social, emotional, and language development, and its relationship to practice. Biological and environmental influences are addressed. 3 hours seminar. (008018)
Prerequisites: PSYC 466 or PSYC 362, faculty permission.
Factors contributing to acquisition, performance, and retention. The methods of evaluating learning. 3 hours seminar. (008020)
Survey of topics in general psychology and recent relevant research. Particular emphasis on major theoretical positions. 3 hours seminar. (008002)
Prerequisites: PSYC 600 or faculty permission.
Principles of experimental design and the philosophy of science, with emphasis on the evaluation of multivariate correlational data. 3 hours seminar. (008000)
Detailed study and discussion of a specific area in general psychology. Content will reflect instructor's specialization. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (008003)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology, concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of PSYC 673A, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 629A, faculty permission.
Consideration of issues and techniques in teaching counseling skills at the college level. 1 hour seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (008011)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology, completion of appropriate graduate-level course work, faculty permission.
Comprehensive consideration of issues in teaching at the college level and techniques related to successful instruction. 1 hour seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (008012)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 628A, faculty permission.
Supervised teaching of lecture or laboratory work in college-level counseling courses. 1 hour seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (008014)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology, faculty permission.
Supervised teaching of lecture or laboratory work in college-level psychology courses. 1 hour seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (008015)
Prerequisites: PSYC 670, PSYC 673A, PSYC 680, all with grades of B or better.
Examination of a variety of school counseling interventions and roles, including leadership and supervision. Supervised practice in the following activities: a) counseling groups of children, b) classroom instruction in emotional awareness, social skills, and conflict resolution, c) intervention with children in crisis, and d) leading interdisciplinary or other team meetings. 3 hours clinical. (008022)
Prerequisites: PSYC 605, PSYC 660, admission to PPS Program, faculty permission.
Directed consultation experience in school setting to effect changes in behavior for particular children or classrooms. 9 hours supervision. (008025)
Prerequisites: PSYC 605, PSYC 636, PSYC 660.
Corequisites: PSYC 689A.
Concepts, principles, methods, and skills of instructional consultation in the schools. Supervised practice in the design, implementation and evaluation of empirically-based interventions in schools for academic skill deficits. 2 hours clinical. (008024)
The study of psychopharmacology in a clinical setting. This course emphasizes applied clinical pharmacology, knowledge of drug interactions, compliance issues, drug seeking, and polypharmacy. 3 hours seminar. (021250)
Prerequisites: PSYC 381 and classified status in Psychology MS program.
Seminar in child, adolescent, and adult psychopathology. The etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of selected mental disorders using the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic framework. 3 hours seminar. (007949)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
In this seminar, the emerging and rapidly growing field of career counseling and development is examined. Among the topics studied are socio-psychological and economic contexts of career development; systematic models for vocational choice; career guidance programs for elementary, secondary, and higher education; career development models in business and industry; helping strategies in vocational counseling; assessment in career guidance. 3 hours seminar. (008054)
Prerequisites: PSYC 560, classified status, faculty permission.
Survey of theory and methods of selecting, administering, and interpreting screening instruments, norm-referenced tests, curriculum-based assessments, and observational systems to identify academic and behavioral concerns and design appropriate instructional interventions. Research-based instructional strategies and effective schools/teachers research serve as the basis for intervention designed to help all students reach academic standards. 3 hours clinical. (008030)
Prerequisites: PSYC 660, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 661P, faculty permission.
An overview of theories of intelligence, basic concepts related to psychometrics, and issues related to the use and misuse of psychological tests with various populations of school-age children. Stresses a critical analysis of currently used tests of intelligence, with special consideration of the Wechsler scales and Stanford-Binet. 2 hours clinical. (008033)
Prerequisites: PSYC 660, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 661, faculty permission.
Practice in the selection, administration, scoring and interpretation of individually-administered tests of intelligence and cognition. Includes training in the preparation of written reports. 1 hour clinical. (008034)
Prerequisites: PSYC 660, faculty permission.
Corequisites: PSYC 662P.
The assessment of the socio-emotional functioning and behavior of the school-aged child. Understanding of various issues related to personality assessment, test construction and design, and childhood psychopathology is emphasized. Critical examination of numerous instruments and procedures currently used in the social and emotional assessment of children. 2 hours clinical. (008036)
Prerequisites: PSYC 660, concurrent enrollment in PSYC 662, faculty permission.
Practice in the selection, administration and interpretation of various tests and procedures used in the socio-emotional assessment of children. Includes training in the preparation of written reports. 1 hour clinical. (008037)
Prerequisites: PSYC 661, PSYC 661P, PSYC 662, PSYC 662P, faculty permission.
Provides advanced training in the meaningful interpretation of various forms of assessment and the communication of this information in the form of a written report. Supervision of cases from field-based practice. 9 hours supervision. (008038)
Prerequisites: PSYC 560 or equivalent course in psychometrics strongly recommended.
An examination of psychological assessment procedures commonly used in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). Includes training in the use and interpretation of selected procedures within the scope of MFT practice and familiarization with other tests and instruments used collaboratively in patient/client care by other mental health professionals. Also covered is spousal or partner abuse assessment. 3 hours seminar. (008039)
Prerequisites: PSYC 573 (with a grade of B or better), faculty permission.
The theory, research, and laboratory practice of group counseling techniques with small groups and families. 2 hours seminar, 3 hours laboratory. (007977)
Prerequisites: PSYC 573, PSYC 603, faculty permission.
Seminar in diagnosis and treatment of childhood and adolescent behavior disorders and emotional disturbance. Topics include specific treatment modalities used with children and parents and various disorders and stressors of developing children. 3 hours seminar. (008043)
Prerequisites: PSY 573, faculty permission.
Seminar addressing the evaluation of the various models of psychotherapy as they relate to ethnic minorities and the influence of the mores and values of various ethnic minority populations upon the counseling process. Self-exploration of racial/ethnic perceptions, attitudes, and experiences. Review and evaluation of contemporary examples of cross-cultural research. 3 hours seminar. (008044)
Prerequisites: PSYC 573 (with grade of B or higher), classified status in MA or MS Psychology program, faculty permission.
Stresses skill development in individual counseling in a supervised practicum setting. Instruction and experience includes individual counseling with children and collaborative consultation with schools and family members. May not be repeated more than once without approval of the Psychology Graduate Committee, in consultation with MS subcommittee. 9 hours supervision. (008046)
Prerequisites: Candidacy in MS Psychology program. Grade of B or higher in PSYC 670; PSYC 673A, faculty permission.
Stresses skill development of group leadership in counseling through a supervised practicum setting. May not be repeated more than once without approval of the Psychology Graduate Committee, in consultation with MS subcommittee. 9 hours supervision. (008047)
Prerequisites: PSYC 673A (with grade of B or higher), PSYC 675 (may be taken concurrently), faculty permission.
This is a beginning family therapy practicum designed for advanced master's level counselor trainees. The course applies both didactic and experiential learning, emphasizing family systems theories and post modern family therapy approaches. 9 hours supervision. (008048)
Prerequisites: Classified status in MS Psychology Program, PSYC 573 (may be taken concurrently), faculty permission.
Counseling issues related to substance abuse and addictions. Emphasis is on the etiology, prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment of substance abuse, behavioral addictions, and dual-diagnosis disorders. 3 hours seminar. (008049)
Prerequisites: PSYC 673A (with a grade of B or higher), faculty permission.
An advanced seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy providing a contemporary and integrative study of the field of marriage and family therapy, emphasizing current theory, research, and practice. 3 hours seminar. (008050)
Prerequisites: Classified status in MS Psychology program, PSYC 573 (may be taken concurrently), faculty permission.
This course covers the study of conjoint therapy with a focus on sexuality across the life-span and counseling approaches to sexuality issues. Topics include: a history of sexuality, development of sexual identity, sexuality in a social context, relationship issues, assessing couples as an interacting system, conjoint treatment planning, core counseling skills and frameworks in conjoint therapy, psychosexual dysfunction, and sexual abuse. 3 hours seminar. (021251)
Prerequisites: Classified status in MS Psychology program, PSYC 573 (may be taken concurrently), faculty permission.
Seminar studying recovery and wellness in the field of mental health with an emphasis on the philosophy and service delivery approaches adopted by California and codified in the Mental Health Services Act. 3 hours seminar. (021249)
Prerequisites: Classified status in the MS in Psychology program or faculty permission.
Seminar examining professional ethics and California law for Marriage and Family Therapists and other mental health professionals. Therapeutic, clinical, and practical considerations involved in legal and ethical practice of Marriage and Family Therapy. Topics: scope of practice, ethical and legal issues, current legal patterns and trends in mental health profession, aging and long-term care, psychotherapist/patient privilege, confidentiality, dangerousness, and treatment of minors, with and without parental consent. Relationship between practitioner's sense of self and human values and professional behavior and ethics will be explored. 3 hours seminar. (008056)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
History and development of the profession; current and emergent roles of school psychologists; introduction to areas of professional expertise; preventive service delivery; and education as a social system. 3 hours seminar. (008057)
Prerequisites: PSYC 680, faculty permission.
Examination of various childhood exceptionalities including specific learning disabilities, mental retardation, behavioral and emotional disorders, low-incidence neurologically-based disorders, and physical and health related handicaps from birth to early adulthood; emphasis on role of school psychologist in identification and intervention; review of special education referral process and service delivery options; overview of classroom modifications, adaptations and inclusionary practices. 3 hours seminar. (008058)
Prerequisites: PSYC 680, PSYC 681, faculty permission.
Laws and ethical principles relevant to the practice of school psychology and their application to daily practice and professional dilemmas; program development and evaluation; national standards and models in pupil services; collaborative service delivery models. 3 hours seminar. (008059)
Prerequisites: PSYC 673A and PSYC 673B (with grade of B or higher in each course); PSYC 673B may be taken concurrently with program coordinator permission.
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Supervised counseling internship in a campus or community setting for those pursuing MFT licensure. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (008075)
Prerequisites: Open only to students admitted to the School Psychology Program.
Supervised practicum experience in the school setting. 15 hours supervision. (008082)
Prerequisites: Open only to approved candidates for School Psychology.
Internship in selected school psychology setting. 15 hours supervision. (008084)
Prerequisites: Open only to approved candidates for School Psychology.
Internship in selected school psychology setting. 15 hours supervision. (008085)
Prerequisites: PSYC 364 or equivalent and at least conditionally classified status, faculty permission.
This course must be repeated twice, but may be repeated four times. Students will learn the research process through active participation in various phases of faculty research, including theoretical development, methodology, data collection, analysis and interpretation, report writing and, when appropriate, conference presentations. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (008090)
Catalog Cycle:12