Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.)*

 

Foundation Courses for the Psy.D

Students who are granted traditional admission are admitted to the core curriculum courses of the Psy.D program upon completion of the following Foundational courses or their equivalent.
ED 501 Fundamentals of Research (3)
ED 505 Advanced Psychology of Human Development (3)
ED 530 Assessment of LD and Reading (3)
ED 538 Cognitive Assessment I (3)
ED 611 Child Psychotherapy (3)
ED 614 Counseling Theory (3)
ED 615 Techniques of Counseling (3)
ED 616 Group Counseling (3)
ED 618 Professional Issues in MH Counseling* (3)
ED 623 Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
ED 624 Clinical Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment (3)
ED 625 Clinical Assessment (3)
ED 629 Addictive Behaviors (3)
ED 681 Career and Lifestyle Development (3)
ED 701 Foundations of School Psychology* (3)
ED 704 Personality Assessment I (3)
ED 705 Neuropsychological Assessment I (3)
ED 721 Advanced Multicultural Perspectives (3)
ED 792 Initial Practicum I (1)
ED 793 Initial Practicum II (1)
ED 794 Initial Practicum III (1)


And 6 credits of elective courses from the following:
ED 504 - Applications of Learning Theory (3)
ED 531 - Advanced Assessment of Learning and Reading Disabilities (3)
ED 534 - Assessment of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (3)
ED 596 - Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
ED 610 - Basic Human Interaction (3)
ED 613 - Intervention and Consultation in Schools (3)
ED 620 - Spiritual Dimensions of Counseling (3)
ED 626 - Positive Psychology (3)
ED 627 - Advanced Group Counseling (3)


*Either Ed 618 or Ed 701 

Students who are granted Advanced Standing are admitted to the core curriculum courses of the Psy.D program upon demonstrating completion of the following Foundational courses or their equivalent.
ED 501 Fundamentals of Research (3)
ED 505 Advanced Psychology of Human Development (3)
ED 530 Assessment of LD and Reading (3)
ED 538 Cognitive Assessment I (3)
ED 614 Counseling Theory (3)
ED 615 Techniques of Counseling (3)
ED 616 Group Counseling (3)
ED 618 Professional Issues in MH Counseling* (3)
ED 623 Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
ED 624 Clinical Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment (3)
ED 625 Clinical Assessment (3)
ED 629 Addictive Behaviors (3)
ED 650/651 Supervised Internship (up to 6 credits) (6)
ED 681 Career and Lifestyle Development (3)
ED 701 Foundations of School Psychology* (3)
ED 704 Personality Assessment I (3)
ED 705 Neuropsychological Assessment I (3)
ED 721 Advanced Multicultural Perspectives (3)

And 6 credits of elective courses
*Either Ed 618 or Ed 701
 

Core Curriculum (45 credits)

ED 801 History and Systems (2)
ED 802 Biological Bases of Behavior (3)
ED 803 Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior (3)
ED 804 Social Bases of Behavior (2)
ED 806 Psychopathology and Interventions (3)
ED 809 Psychometrics (2)

ED 810 Cognitive Assessment II (3)
ED 812 Personality Assessment II (3)
ED 815 Evidence Based Treatment: Children and Families (3) or
ED 816 Evidence Based Treatment: Adults (3)
ED 820 Developmental Psychology (3)
ED 821 Professional Psychology; Ethics and Standards (2)
ED 833 Supervision, Consultation & Systems (2)
ED 838 Seminar: Internship Preparation and Professional Development (1)
ED 864 Research Methods and Design (3)
ED 881 Quantitative Analysis (3)
ED 886 Clinical Internship (1)
ED 887 Clinical Internship (1)
ED 892 Directed Research and Advisement (2)
ED 896 Dissertation (3-5)

Students will work with their academic advisor to choose a Counseling Psychology or School Psychology emphasis. A list of potential electives is presented below.
 

Counseling Psychology Emphasis (15 elective credits)

ED 807 Psychopharmacology (3)
ED 808 Foundations of Neuropsychology (3)
ED 814 Seminar: Group Psychotherapy (3)
ED 815 Evidence Based Treatment: Children and Families (3)
ED 825 Aging (3)
ED 832 Community Consultation (3)

 

School Psychology Emphasis (15 elective credits)

ED 807 Psychopharmacology (3)
ED 808 Foundations of Neuropsychology (3)
ED 830 School Based Consultation (3)
ED 831 Classroom Based Assessment (3)
ED 835 School Neuropsychology (3)

 

Core Curriculum

ED 840 Practicum I (1)
ED 841 Practicum II (1)
ED 842 Practicum III (1)
ED 843 Advanced Clinical Experience I (1)
ED 844 Advanced Clinical Experience II (1)
ED 845 Advanced Clinical Experience III (1)


*Students are required to have taken 60 credits of foundation courses through the M.A. in Mental Health Counseling degree or C.A.G.S. in School Psychology program prior to entering the core Psy.D. courses.
 

 

Sample Program of Study-Traditional Admission

 

Fall 

Spring 

Summer 

Year One  

ED 501 Fundamentals of Research (3)
ED 505 Advanced Psychology of Human Development(3)
ED 614 Clinical Counseling Theories (3)  

ED 615 Clinical Counseling Techniques (3)
ED 624 Psychpathology (3)

ED 611 Child Psychotherapy (3)

ED 792 Beginning Practicum I (3)

ED 681 Career and Lifestyle Development (3)
ED 538 Cognitive Assessment I (3)
ED 629 Addictive Behaviors (3)

Year Two  

ED 625 Testing and Assessment (3)
ED 530 Assessment of LD and Reading (3)
ED 616 Group Counseling (3)
ED 793 Beginning Practicum II (1)  

 

ED 618 Professional Orientation and Ethics in Clinical MH Counseling (3)
ED 623 Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
*ED XXX  Elective (3)

ED 793 Beginning Practicum II (1)

ED 704 Personality Assessment I (4)
ED 705 Neuropsychological Assessment I (3)
ED 721 Advanced Multicultural Perspectives (3)

*ED XXX  Elective (3)

Year Three  

ED 864 Research Methods (3)

ED 816 Evidence Based Treatment: Adults (3) 
ED 812 Personality Assessment II (3) 
 

ED 881 Quantitative Analysis (3)

 ED 810 Cognitive Assessment II (3) 

ED 802 Biological Bases of Behavior (3) 
ED 840 Practicum I (1)

*ED 808 Foundations of Neuropsychology (3)
ED 833A2 Consultation, Consultation & Systems (2)
ED 892 Dissertation Research (2)

Year Four  

ED 820 Developmental Psychology (3)

*ED 835 School Neuropsychology (3) 

ED 821 H1 Professional Issues (2) 
ED 842 Practicum II (1)

*ED 814 Advanced Group Psychotherapy (3)

ED 806 Psychopathology and Interventions (3) 

ED 842 Practicum III (1)

*ED 815 Evidence Based Treatment: Children and Families (3)

*ED 825 Aging (3)

ED 838 Internship and Professional Development (1) 

Year Five    ED 80101 History & Systems (2) 
ED 804H2 Social Bases of Behavior (2)
*ED 807 Psychopharmacology (3)  
ED 843 Advanced Clinical Experience I (1)
ED 821H1 Professional Standards and Issues (2)
ED 809 Psychometrics (3)
ED 833A Collaboration, Consultation & Systems (3)
ED 844 Advanced Clinical Experience (3)
*ED 832 Community Consultation (3)
ED 803
 Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior (3) 

Year Six 

ED 886 Clinical Internship (1)  

ED 887 Clinical Internship (1) 

 

 

*Does not include prerequisites 

 

†Elective 

†Does not include prerequisites or dissertation credits                                             *Students choose 21 elective credits (6 Foundation and 15 Core)

Sample Program of Study-Advanced Standing Admission

 

Fall 

Spring 

Summer 

Year One  

ED 864 Research Methods (3)

ED 816 Evidence Based Treatment: Adults (3)

ED 812 Personality Assessment II (3) 

ED 881 Quantitative Analysis (3)

ED 810 Cognitive Assessment II (3) 

ED 802 Biological Bases of Behavior (3) 
ED 840 Practicum I (1)

*ED 808 Foundations of Neuropsychology (3)
ED 833A2 Collaboration, Consultation & Systems (2)
ED 892 Dissertation Research (2)

Year Two  

ED 820 Developmental Psychology (3) 

*ED 835 School Neuropsychology (3) 
ED 821 H1 Professional Issues (2) 
ED 842 Practicum II (1)

*ED 814 Advanced Group Psychotherapy (3)

ED 806 Psychopathology and Interventions (3) 
ED 842 Practicum III (1)

*ED 815 Evidence Based Treatment: Children and Families (3)

*ED 825 Aging (3)

ED 838 Internship and Professional Development (1) 

 Year Three   ED 80101 History & Systems (2)
ED 804H2 Social Bases of Behavior (2)
†ED 807 Psychopharmacology (3) 
ED 843 Advanced Clinical Experience I (1)
ED 821 Professional Psychology: Ethics and Standards (2)
ED 809A Psychometrics (2)
ED 833A Collaboration, Consultation & Systems (2)  
ED 844 Advanced Clinical Experience II (1) 
†ED 832 Community Consultation (3)
ED 803
 Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior (3) 

Year Four  

ED 886 Clinical Internship (1)  

ED 887 Clinical Internship (1) 

 

 

Does not include additional foundational courses or prerequisites taken in Year One.

 

 *Students Choose 15 elective credits, examples are for informational purposes only.