The following is a list of the courses required for the PhD in Counseling Psychology.
Area A. Professional Core in Counseling Psychology
Courses include theory and research in individual and group interventions, assessment procedures, vocational development, professional issues, counseling research methodology, and special topics. A minimum of 29 credit hours is needed in Area A coursework.
|ECPY 601||Introduction to Counseling Theory & Practice||3|
|ECPY 605||Advanced Career Development||3|
|ECPY 702||Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling Psychology||3|
|ECPY 704||Theories & Research in Counseling Psychology I||3|
|ECPY 705||Theories & Research in Counseling Psychology II||3|
|ECPY 706||Assessment in Counseling Psychology I||3|
|ECPY 707||Assessment in Counseling Psychology II||3|
|ECPY 708||Theories of Career Development in Counseling Psychology||3|
|ECPY 718||Group Counseling Research and Practice||3|
|ECPY 820||Proseminar in Research in Counseling Psychology||3|
|ECPY 840||Clinical Supervision and Consultation||3|
In addition to those listed above, one professional core elective is required. Courses used in the past have included family therapy, counseling children, multicultural counseling, eating disorders, health psychology, sports psychology, substance abuse, and projective assessment.
Area B. Supervised Practica in Counseling Psychology
Courses include beginning and advanced individual practica and practica in specialized procedures. The advanced counseling practica (ECPY 805 and 806) are taken at the university-operated Psychological Services Center. The Center, which offers its services to the community, is a training facility for graduate students in the counseling and clinical psychology programs.
Students are supervised through closed-circuit TV by faculty who are licensed psychologists. Opportunities for the practicum in specialized procedures (ECPY 808) are community-based and include in- and out-patient assessment and interventions in a wide variety of colleges or universities, hospitals, residential treatment or other community agencies. 18 credits are required in Area B.
|ECPY 700||Pre-practicum in Counseling Psychology||3|
|ECPY 805||Doctoral Practicum in Counseling Psychology I||6|
|ECPY 806||Doctoral Practicum in Counseling Psychology II||6|
|ECPY 808||Doctoral Practicum in Specialized Procedures
Area C. Statistics and Research Design
Four statistics courses are required. ECPY 767, the introductory research methodology course in the program, must be taken prior to ECPY 820 (see Area A) the advanced level, research methods course. A minimum of 12 hours are required in Area C.
|EPSY 530||Statistics I||3|
|EPSY 630||Statistics II||3|
|ECPY 767||Research Principles and Methods in Counseling||3|
|ECPY 724||Regression Analysis for Counseling Research||3|
|ECPY 725||Multivariate Analysis||3|
Area D. Psychological Foundations
Coursework in this area covers five major substantive areas within general psychology: biological determinants of behavior, human learning, individual behavior, social determinants of behavior, and the history of psychology. Each course is three (3) credits.
D 1: One Course in Biological Basis of Behavior
(Course selected should focus on how various physiological systems affect human behavior) Possible courses fulfilling requirement: APSY 514 Hormones, Brain, and Behavior; APSY 601 Proseminar Biopsychology; APSY 745 or ECPY 730 Psychopharmacology; APSY 777 Clinical Neuropsychology; and ESPY 798 Selected Topics (Neuropsychology).
D 2: One Course in Cognitive/Affective Basis of Behavior
(Course selected should expose students to a variety of the major viewpoints in the fields of learning, memory, cognition, or motivation) Possible courses fulfilling requirement: APSY 602 Proseminar Learning; APSY 603 Proseminar in Cognitive Psychology; APSY 647 Work Motivation; EPSY 610 Adv. Ed. Psych. Learning; EPSY 612 Motivation; EPSY 614 Children's Learning; EPSY 715 Seminar in Learning.
D 3: One Course in Individual Basis of Behavior
(Course selected should expose students to a variety of the major viewpoints in the fields of personality, human development, or behavior disorders) Possible courses fulfilling requirement: APSY 604 Proseminar in Developmental Psychology; APSY 606 Intro to Personality; APSY 623 Adv. Child Development; APSY 640 Psychopathology; EPSY 623 Advanced Developmental Psychology; EPSY 721 Comparative Theories of Human Development; EPSY 725 Seminar in Human Development; ECPY 630 Behavior Disorders plus auditing a developmental course listed above.
D 4: One Course in Social Basis of Behavior
(Course selected should expose students to a variety of the major viewpoints in social psychology) Possible courses fulfilling requirement: APSY 605 Proseminar in Social Psychology; APSY 606 Social Psychology II; APSY 641 Survey of Organizational Psychology; APSY 730 Attitudes and Social Cognition; APSY 780 The Self; ESPY 798 Social Psychology Foundations in Professional Psychology. Students without a solid foundation course in social psychology must take either APSY 605 or EPSY 798.
D 5: One Course in History and Systems in Psychology
This course is offered as either EPSY 700 or APSY 610 History of Psychology
Additional Coursework - Minimum of 3 credits
ECPY 895 Doctoral Internship (2 credits)
ECPY 899 Doctoral Dissertation (at least 1 credit)