Curriculum

The 34-credit curriculum requires the successful completion of the following courses: 
  • PSYC 562 Advanced Statistics (3)
  • PSYC 510 Psychopathology (3)
  • PSYC 564 Advanced Research Methods (Experimental Design) (3)
  • PSYC 501 DBT Skills Training (2)
  • PSYC 565 Thesis Seminar/Research Practicum (3)
  • PSYC 512 Systems of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 520 Law & Ethics
  • PSYC 530 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interviewing
  • PSYC 550 Survey of Psychological Testing
  • PSYC 532 Applied Behavior Analysis.

In addition, students choose two, 3-credit, course electives in their second year for example:

  • PSYC 582 Introduction to Programming in R (3) & PSYC 582 Advanced Topics in Statistics (3)
  • PSYD 756 Dialectical Behavior Therapy (3) & PSYD 758 Methods in Suicide Risk and Assessment (3)
  • PSYC 577 Family Mediation Theory and Research (3) & PSYC 578 Family Mediation Application and Practice (3)
  • PSYD 792 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (3)
  • PSYC 541 Principles and Techniques of Adolescent Therapy (3)

To complete the program, students have the option of taking a comprehensive exam, conducting a research study or writing a thesis. Choosing to conduct a research study or write a thesis requires three additional credits to the original 34 for a total of 37 credits. 

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