Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 516. Introductory Mathematical Psychology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 201.

Description: Survey of basic applications of probability and mathematics to models and theories in learning, perception, and social psychology.

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PSYC 524. Psycholinguistics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 322 or LING 518.

Description: Psychological aspects of language and their significance for analysis and understanding of cognitive and social processes.

Note: Cross-listed with LING 524.

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PSYC 544. Animal Behavior and Behavioral Ecology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 201 or consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of sensory and behavioral characteristics of animal species, with stress upon ecological variables.

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PSYC 566. Race and Gender in Psychological Research3 Units

Description: Critical review of psychology with respect to issues of race and gender. Examines theory and research paradigms, modern, postmodern and Afrocentric methodologies.

Note: Cross-listed with PAS 566.

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PSYC 571. Special Topics in Psychology3-4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Survey and analysis of current theory, research and application in a specialized topic of current interest.

Note: Undergraduate, Psychology Honors, or graduate credit available with consent of instructor.

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PSYC 581. Introduction to Health Psychology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 201 or consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of theory and research on psychological factors which contribute to health and well-being, and to the occurrence, severity, and remediation of illness and disease.

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PSYC 582. Introduction to Clinical Psychology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Junior, Senior, or master's-level student with 9 or more credit hours in Psychology beyond PSYC 201.

Description: Examines the history, theoretical foundations, and methods of clinical psychology. Emphasis on areas of clinical practice, along with understanding how basic research methods are employed to explore clinical questions and support clinical practice.

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PSYC 600. Research in Cognition1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of area coordinator.

Description: Supervised research on topics in cognition.

Note: May be repeated.

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PSYC 601. History of Modern Psychology3 Units

Description: An advanced course in the history and development of theories and systems of modern psychology.

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PSYC 602. Research in Experimental Psychology1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to doctoral students in Psychological & Brain Sciences.

Description: Covers topics related to research in Experimental Psychology.

Note: May be repeated.

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PSYC 603. Master's Degree Research1-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Research leading to master's degree, to be planned and carried out under the guidance and direction of a committee of faculty members. This research can take the form of either a master's thesis project or a research portfolio as specified by the student's program.

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PSYC 604. Independent Study (Reading)1-6 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Opportunity for the student, under the supervision of a sponsoring faculty member, to pursue individualized study. Pass/Fail grading.

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PSYC 605. Independent Study (Research)1-9 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Opportunity for the student, under the supervision of a sponsoring faculty member, to pursue individualized study/research.

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PSYC 606. Professional Development Lab1-3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Clinical psychology program.

Description: An orientation course for newly-enrolled graduate students in clinical psychology. Covers tools needed to succeed in graduate school (e.g., computer technology and library skills), introduces faculty research areas, provides discussion of issues related to clinical supervision and ethical behavior, and provides students with assistance in developing and implementing research ideas for their thesis projects.

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PSYC 607. Statistics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 301 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Description: Analysis of psychological data for masters students. Topics surveyed include analysis of variance and multiple regression. Use of statistical computer packages is emphasized.

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PSYC 609. Topical Seminar in Psychology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Major in psychology or related area and consent of instructor.

Description: Seminars dealing with interdisciplinary issues of modern psychology. Subject matter to be indicated in semester schedules.

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PSYC 610. Advanced Statistics I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the doctoral program or consent of instructor.

Description: Review of elementary statistics from a theoretical point of view; probability theory including sample spaces, random variables, density and distribution functions, expectations, and moments; estimation and properties of estimators; hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, and nonparametric methods.

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PSYC 611. Advanced Statistics II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 610.

Description: A second course for graduate students in experimental design and statistical analysis.

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PSYC 612. Advanced Statistics III3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 610 and PSYC 611.

Description: Develops a facility on the part of the student in the application of the techniques of multivariate analysis of variance, regression analysis, multidimensional scaling.

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PSYC 613. Research Methods in Vision and Hearing Science3 Units

Description: Survey of basic research methods in vision and hearing science. Includes signal detection theory; information theory, psychophysics, analysis techniques; measurement of light and sound,recording and imaging techniques, and clinical methods.

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PSYC 614. Advanced Multivariate Modeling3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SOC 610, or PSYC 612, or equivalent.

Description: Multivariate statistical techniques in both theoretical and applied sociological research settings.

Note: Cross-listed with SOC 616.

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PSYC 620. Human Learning3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Analysis of basic concepts of conditioning and discussion of major theoretical issues.

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PSYC 621. Cognitive Processes3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Discussion of attention, memory, thinking, and concept learning; language; and problem solving.

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PSYC 622. Proseminar in Cognition1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of area coordinator.

Description: Critical study of theory and research in cognitive psychology.

Note: May be repeated.

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PSYC 624. Language and Cognition3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 524/LING 524.

Description: Examination of theory and research on the relationship between fundamental processes of cognition and linguistic processes, e.g., organization of thought, memory, discourse, and text. Note: Cross-listed with LING 624

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PSYC 631. Sensation and Perception3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate doctoral program standing or permission of instructor.

Description: An introductory course to human perception. Course covers perception from neurophysiological encoding and processing of physical stimulation to conscious perception.

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PSYC 632. Principles of Visual Science3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 631, or PSYC 642, or PSYC 643, or consent of instructor.

Description: An introduction to the structure and functioning of the visual system including normal and disrupted visual performance. Surveys and integrates findings from neuroanatomical, electrophysiological, psychophysical and clinical research.

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PSYC 633. Visual Processes3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in doctoral program or consent of instructor.

Description: A consideration of the low-level processes and mechanisms of seeing, including: 1) the sampling and filtering of the image in the eye, 2) the neural representation of the image, and 3) the interpretation of this representation. Emphasis is on form, color and motion abilities.

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PSYC 634. Intermediate-Level Vision3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in doctoral program or consent of instructor.

Description: The following topics covered in this course will emphasize the integration of the various approaches such as psychophysics, cognition, neuroscience, computational theory, etc; Stereopsis and 3-D Space Perception; Texture Segregation and Visual Search; Visual Surface Perception; Structure from Motion.

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PSYC 635. Sensory Neuroscience3 Units

Description: Consideration of sensory systems, towards the goal understanding how multisensory impute is integrated to form perceptions. Major topics include transduction and neuron coding principles; development, plasticity,and cross-modal plasticity; visual-motor interactions; eye movements,attention and consciousness.

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PSYC 636. Human Memory3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Two semesters of cognitive psychology.

Description: Survey of major theories and research pertaining to memory, including memory disorders, memory development, and related cognitive processes.

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PSYC 637. Thinking and Problem Solving3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Analysis of major research and theory pertaining to concept learning, deductive reasoning, and problem solving.

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PSYC 638. Decision Making and Reasoning3 Units

Description: Study of information processing and cognitive theories of decision making and reasoning.

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PSYC 641. Psychopharmacology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 542 and consent of instructor.

Description: The effects of various classes of chemical compounds on experience and behavior.

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PSYC 642. Behavioral Neuroscience3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in doctoral program or consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of the neural and physiological factors which influence behavior.

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PSYC 643. Principles of Neuroscience3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 642 and PSYC 531, or consent of instructor.

Description: A survey of the processes underlying the functioning of neurons and neural systems.

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PSYC 645. Cognitive Neuroscience3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Neuroanatomical basis of cognitive and motor functions, including attention, memory, and language. Primary focus on brain imaging studies of cognition in normal adults.

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PSYC 646. Principles of Hearing Science I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: The first in a two-course sequence in Hearing Science. It will survey contemporary theory and research in audition, with emphasis on modern mathematical and psychological methods. Major topics will include the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, measurement and control of sound, auditory signal analysis, and basic auditory abilities such as detection, discrimination, and masking.

Note: Cross-listed with AUDI 648.

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PSYC 647. Principles of Hearing Science II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 646 or consent of instructor.

Description: This is the second course in a two-course sequence in Hearing Science. It will survey research on phenomena in audition that are thought to result from high-level processing in the brain and auditory pathway. Topics will include loudness perception, pitch perception, space perception, auditory object and pattern perception, music perception, and speech perception.

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PSYC 648. Methods of Psychopharmacology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of behavioral techniques for assessing the effects of various classes of chemical compounds on behavior, with emphasis on experimental design, hypothesis testing, data collection, and statistical analysis.

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PSYC 651. Introduction to Computer Programming for Psychology3 Units

Description: The objective of this course is a broad introduction to how the MATLAB programming language is used in psychology. No prior knowledge of programming languages will be assumed.

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PSYC 655. Law and Psychology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: The course emphasis is on seminar discussions of the mutual concerns of law and psychology (insanity defense, involuntary civil commitment, etc.).

Note: Cross-listed with LAW 399.

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PSYC 656. Legal, Professional, and Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Clinical Psychology program or consent of instructor.

Description: An examination of the ethical principles and professional issues in the field of clinical psychology, including aspects related to clinical research. Particular attention is paid to legal problems related to these issues.

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PSYC 661. Advanced Developmental Psychology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of the major areas of developmental psychology and of special problems encountered in research with infants and children.

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PSYC 670. Advanced Social Psychology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 372 or consent of instructor.

Description: Advanced study of major areas in social psychology: social learning, person perception, attitudes and attitude change, group dynamics, social structure, and change.

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PSYC 673. Advanced Personality Theory3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 375 and consent of instructor.

Description: A selective and critical examination of current theory and research in the area of personality.

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PSYC 674. Organizational Psychology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Structure and process in organizational development, internal communications, intraorganizational conflicts. Organization theory, consideration of various types of organizational setting: educational, military, institutional, business, and industrial.

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PSYC 675. Social Psychology Methods1-3 Units

Description: Presentation and use of current methods in the field of social psychology. Emphasis on developing professional skills.

Note: May be repeated.

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PSYC 676. Psychology of Sex Differences3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: An analysis of the interaction of psychosocial and biogenetic factors in the determination of differences in the behavior of the sexes.

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PSYC 679. Introduction to Assessment and Clinical Skills3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in psychology doctoral program or permission of director of training.

Description: A general introduction to psychological assessment, test development, psychometric theory, basic interviewing, legal considerations, theories of prediction and clinical judgment.

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PSYC 680. Intellectual and Cognitive Assessment3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 679 and clinical psychology program, or permission of director of clinical training.

Description: Administration, scoring, and interpretation of intelligence, aptitude, and academic achievement tests. Psychometric properties and applications are considered.

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PSYC 681. Behavioral and Personality Assessment3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Clinical psychology program or permission of Director of Clinical Training.

Description: Covers administration, scoring, and interpretation of the MMPI/Rorschach (Exner system), and principles of cognitive and behavioral assessment techniques.

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PSYC 683. Psychological Interventions I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in clinical doctoral program or permission of director of clinical training.

Description: Presents theory and techniques in one or more major therapeutic intervention orientations, along with considerations in applying these interventions such as special populations and varying modalities. Integrated laboratory allows students to apply techniques. Emphasis is on empirically validated techniques.

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PSYC 684. Psychological Interventions II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 683 or consent of director of clinical training.

Description: Presents theory and techniques in one or more major therapeutic intervention orientations, along with considerations in applying these interventions such as special populations and varying modalities. Integrated laboratory allows students to apply techniques. Emphasis on empirically validated techniques.

Note: Continuation of PSYC 683.

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PSYC 685. Clinical Psychology Practicum1-3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in clinical psychology doctoral program.

Description: Supervised experience in psychological assessments and interventions utilizing various evaluation techniques and treatment approaches.

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PSYC 686. Supervised Clinical Psychology Practicum1-6 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 685 and clinical psychology program.

Description: Supervised experience for specialized problems or in particular techniques, typically for the most advanced students.

Note: May be repeated.

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PSYC 687. Topical Seminar in Clinical Psychology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Survey in depth of current theories, practice, and research in selected areas relevant to clinical psychology.

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PSYC 689. Clinical Psychopathology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor; non-psychology majors must receive permission of instructor to enroll.

Description: A review of the causes and manifestations of psychopathology, with particular emphasis on the relevance of the research literature to the analysis and treatment of clinical cases.

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PSYC 690. Practicum in College Teaching1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Guidance and training in college teaching of undergraduate psychology courses.

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PSYC 691. Program Evaluation2-3 Units

Description: Review of issues and methods for the assessment of services or treatment efficacy, program effectiveness, and organizational performance in the health and human service areas. Prepares students for conceiving, planning and budgeting, reporting, and implementing program evaluations, need assessments, and client satisfaction studies. Includes preparation for application.

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PSYC 692. Program Evaluation Project1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 691.

Description: Continues review of issues and methods covered in PSYC 691. Focus is on using the evaluation methods and organizational approaches reviewed in PSYC 691 for students to carry out actual program evaluation projects. Includes writing proposals, collecting and analyzing data, preparing reports, and working with organizations to help in the utilization of findings for organizational decisions and policies.

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PSYC 693. Interviewing Skills Practicum1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into doctoral clinical program or consent of instructor.

Description: For first-year clinical doctoral students to receive training in basic interviewing skills, on which all future assessment and psychotherapy skills build. Involves a series of skills modules and videotaped role-play interviews, culminating in a live client interview in the Psychological Services Center. Supervision and training in this course is provided by advanced doctoral students under the supervision of a faculty member.

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PSYC 694. Supervision Practicum1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in doctoral clinical program.

Description: A companion course to PSYC 693. Students registered for this course will be fourth-year doctoral students (in exceptional cases, third-year students) who wish to develop their supervisory skills. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students registered for these courses will train first-year students acquiring interviewing skills in PSYC 693.

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PSYC 696. Clinical Aspects of Child Psychopathology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor or enrollment in clinical psychology doctoral program.

Description: A review of current diagnostic and therapeutic techniques used by clinical psychologists in treating children.

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PSYC 697. Psychotherapy Research3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 683 or PSYC 684, or consent of instructor.

Description: An examination of psychotherapy research designed to evaluate the current status of psychotherapy and to develop psychotherapy research techniques.

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PSYC 701. Dissertation Research1-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of preliminary examination and permission of dissertation director.

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PSYC 785. Clinical Psychology Practicum in Professional Settings1-10 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Clinical psychology program.

Description: Experience in clinical psychology in professional settings under the supervision of professional clinical psychologists.

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PSYC 791. Multicultural Counseling Skills: Psychotherapy with Ethnically & Racially Diverse Clients1-3 Units

Description: This course will help students learn to connect with and engage racially diverse clients in treatment, with an emphasis on culturally competent counseling skills. Students will demonstrate an ability to conceptualize cases from a CBT orientation, incorporating relevant ethnic, racial, social, cultural and economic factors in to the conceptualization. Students will demonstrate reliable use of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) to improve rapport and connect with racially different clients. Students will be able to incorporate FAP into CBT approaches for the treatment of psychopathology and other difficulties in an individualized and culturally competent manner.

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PSYC 792. Culture and Diversity in Psychology3 Units

Description: This course will introduce students to important concepts as they relate to culture, race, and ethnicity in psychology. We will delineate contemporary theories and research, with an emphasis on how different cultural groups within interact within a single social structure (multiculturalism). Critical thinking will be emphasized in order to examine, analyze and evaluate issues pertinent to cultural diversity as it applies to individuals and groups in American society and related research. Additionally, students will become familiar with the empirical literature as it relates to the science and practice of multicultural psychology and gain an appreciation of the experience of stigmatized minorities. Students will be evaluated through weekly assignments, in-class activities, and discussion of culturally sensitive topics.

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PSYC 793. Treatment of Trauma in Diverse Populations1-3 Units

Description: This course will introduce students to clinical assessment and treatment issues as they relate to culture, race, and trauma. Students will demonstrate an ability to conceptualize cases from a CBT orientation, incorporating relevant ethnic, racial, social, cultural and economic factors in to the conceptualization. Students will demonstrate reliable use of structured interviews and self-report measures, with an understanding of the limitations of such measures in minority populations. Students will be able to assess trauma-related symptomology and differentiate it from other psychopathological conditions. Students will apply empirically validated CBT approaches to the treatment of trauma and common comorbidities in an individualized and culturally competent manner.

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PSYC 795. Clinical Internship0 Units

Grading Basis: Credit/No Credit

Prerequisite(s): Doctoral candidacy and classification is GD or GC; program plan is PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Description: This non-credit course is for clinical psychology doctoral students completing their one-year required internship.

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