Graduate School Psychology (SPSY)
An asterisk (*) adjacent to a course number indicates that students are required to complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and submit the results to authorized personnel at their assigned “school/agency” before the first day of the semester in which the student teaching/internship will take place.
60093/70093 Variable Title Workshop in School Psychology (1-4)
S/U grading. Prerequisite: special approval.
60094/70094 College Teaching (3)
Discusses major aspects of teaching in higher education, including such topics as the students’ philosophy of teaching, principles of adult learning, instructional strategies, student assessment and others.
60162/70162 Developmental Assessment (3)
Reviews the educational, family and regulatory forces that influence success at each significant transition for preschool, kindergarten and primary-grade children. 24 clinical/field hours. Prerequisite: special approval.
60165/70165 Principles of Social Learning (3)
(Cross-listed with ECED 6/70165) The main focus is to provide students with an understanding of behavioral and social-learning principles within the context of the school psychologist’s professional practice. 19 clinical/field hours.
60166/70166 Observational Analysis of Classroom Interactions (3)
(Cross-listed with ECED 6/70166) A practicum in construction and application of pupil observational assessment and procedures. Developmental and social psychology research is used to develop assessment items. 24 clinical/field hours.
60191/70191 Seminar: School Psychology (1-4)
Seminar in school psychology. Varied topics. Prerequisite: special approval.
67692/77692 Practicum I in School Psychology (3)*
Provides students with supervised experience in applied settings to practice introductory skills in assessment, intervention and professional development. S/U grading; IP permissible. 25 clinical field hours.
67792/77792 Practicum II in School Psychology (3)*
Provides students with supervised experience in educational settings to practice applied skills in assessment, intervention, consultation procedures and professional development. Two consecutive semesters in same academic year required. S/U grading; IP permissible. 75 clinical field hours. Prerequisites: SPSY 67692.
67892/77892 Advanced Practicum in School Psychology (3)*
Provides students with advanced supervised experience in educational or mental health settings to practice applied skills in assessment, prevention, intervention, consultation procedures, supervision, program administration and evaluation, and professional development. 60 clock hours per credit hour. Students register for a minimum of 6 hours (360 clock hours) across successive semesters. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: SPSY 67792 and special approval.
67912/77912 Role of the School Psychology (3)
Study of role and functions of school psychologists in American education. Includes history of school psychology and future orientation. 5 clinical/field hours. IP permissible.
67914/77914 Field Experience in Education for School Psychologists (2)*
Involves minimum of 120 clock hours of observation in public school. Required for those students in school psychology who do not have teaching certifi cates and have not spent extensive time in public schools. S/U grading; IP permissible.
67918/77918 Problems in Research Interpretation (3)
An intensive study of problems associated with typical research findings and publications. Issues include research, language, hypothesis testing, cost analysis, etc., as related to decision making.
67920/77920 Diagnosis of Childhood Disorders in Schools (3)
Provides overview of diagnosis and treatment of child/adolescent behavior disorders (AD/HD, conduct problems), emotional and social disorders (depression, anxiety, phobias), and developmental/acquired disorders (autism, mental retardation).
67925/77925 Introduction to Neuropsychology for School Psychologists (1)
Introduces basic concepts in child neuropsychology with relevance for applied school psychological practice. Topics include biological bases of behavior and implications for educational interventions.
67928/77928 Group Counseling Techniques for Rehabilitation Counselors and School Psychologists (3)
Review of group counseling techniques for Rehabilitation Counselors and School Psychologists. Skills developed in group process and group leadership. A variety of group interventions will be examined, including techniques for persons with disabilities.
67929/77929 Individual Counseling Techniques for Rehabilitation Counselors and School Psychologists (3)
Review of individual counseling techniques applicable to Rehabilitation Counselors and School Psychologists. Skills developed in communication, interviewing, problem identifi cation, goal-setting and program development are fostered by lecture, video feedback and simulation.
67931/77931 Program Development and Ethical Application of Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
(Cross listed with SPED 6/73031) Describe and apply methodology and research design in monitoring the effectiveness of behavioral interventions and to use such information to evaluate overall program efficacy. Consideration is given to student characteristics (e.g., underlying disability) when developing and evaluating behavior programs based. Use of specific tools for prioritizing behaviors, evaluating progress, and making treatment program decisions are presented. Issues related to ethics, treatment implementation fidelity, and behavioral program development are also emphasized. Prerequisite: SPED 53030.
67932/77932 Advanced Interventions for Addressing Severe Behavior (3)
Use and interpretation of functional behavioral assessments in educational settings to lead to the identification of empirically-supported interventions to address the behavioral needs of children. The development, implementation and analysis of functional analysis procedures. Special emphasis given to identifying/designing, implementing and assessing the effectiveness of advanced behavioral interventions in consultation. 20 field hrs. Prerequisite: SPED 53030 and SPSY 67920/77920.
67936/77936 Practicum in School Psychology (3)*
Provides students with supervised experience in educational settings to practice applied skills in assessment, intervention, consultation procedure and in professional development. Two consecutive semesters in same academic year required. 75 clinical/field hours. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.
67951/77951 Cognitive Assessment of Children in Schools (3)
Training and experience in administrating, coring and interpreting cognitive measures for children and adolescents and writing reports. 30 clinical/field hours. Special fee: $20 per credit hour.
67955/77955 Instruction Assessment for School Psychologists (3)
Training in administration, scoring and interpretation of academic achievement, adaptive behavior and social emotional/behavior scales and writing psychoeducational and evaluation team reports. 25 clinical/field hours. Special fee: $20 per credit hour.
67960/77960 Interventions with Culturally Diverse Students (3)
Introduces skills to effectively and ethically implement educational and psychological interventions with culturally diverse children in educational settings. 5 clinical/field hours.
67965/77965 Instructional Interventions for School Psychologists (3)
Describes design and implementation of evidence-based interventions, methods of data collection and progress monitoring for school-based referrals within a problem-solving model. Requires 25 clinical/fi eld hours. Prerequisite: SPSY 67955.
67970/77970 Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in School Psychology (3)
Legal, ethical and professional issues and standards relevant for school psychologists will be explored. Considerations of law and policy, ethical standards and codes of professional practice will be addressed.
67971/77971 Issues and Approaches in School Psychology (3)
This course describes and illustrates contemporary elements and forces that impact professional service in school psychology practice. Students register for two consecutive semesters in conjunction with internship. Repeatable up to 6 hours. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.
67972/77972 Social-Emotional Assessment for School Psychologists (3)*
Training in administration, scoring and interpretation of techniques for assessment of social emotional functioning and adaptive behavior and writing evaluation team reports. 25 clinical/field hours.
67973/77973 Consultation in the Helping Professions (3)*
Students learn consultation skills and processes utilizing a number of professional models such as Caplan’s model, behavior and problem-solving models and crisis consultation. 20 clinical/field hours.
67974/77974 Social-Emotional Interventions in School Psychology (3)
Describes design and implementation of social-emotional interventions for childhood disorders. Reviews progress monitoring for school-based social and emotional referrals within an eco-behavioral problem-solving model. Requires 25 clinical field hours. Prerequisite: SPSY 67972.
67995/77995 Special Topics in School Psychology (1-3)
Presentations of special interest to students. Offered irregularly. Topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes booklet. Prerequisite: special approval.
67996/77996 Individual Investigation in School Psychology (1-3)
Independent reading and/or research directed by a graduate faculty member. S/U grading; IP permissible.
67998/77998 Individual Research in School Psychology (1-9)
Student pursues research project on selected aspect of school psychology under supervision of instructor. Arrangements with instructor must be made prior to registration. Repeat registration permitted. S/U grading; IP permissible.
77980 Integrating Experience in School Psychology (2)
This course requires student to research, study and develop expertise in a particular facet of school psychology and to present these findings at the conclusion of his/her training program. 38 clinical/field hours. Restricted to students in school psychology Ed.S. program. S/U grading.
77992 Specialist Internship in School Psychology (1-6)*
One academic year of field experience in schools under supervision of university supervisor and certified school psychologist who is employed by school system. 100 clinical/field hours. Restricted to Ed.S. students in school psychology program. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.
80090 Doctoral Residency Seminar (3)
Exploration of philosophical, definitional and attitudinal issues in the helping professions. Involvement in current activities of professional life through collaborative work with professors other students and practitioners.
80192 Clinical Supervision Practicum (3)*
Provides for supervised experience in clinical supervision of graduate students in school psychology. Experiences include coordinating case intake and assessment planning and providing feedback to graduate students on clinical reports and communication of results to clients/parents. S/U grading. IP permissible.
80199 Dissertation I (15)
Doctoral dissertation for which registration in at least two semesters is required, fi rst of which will be semester in which dissertation work is begun and continuing until the completion of 30 hours. S/U grading; IP permissible.
80299 Dissertation II (1 or 15)
Continuing registration required of doctoral students who have completed the initial 30 hours of dissertation and continuing until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: SPSY 80199.
87987 Professional Seminar in School Psychology (3)
A professional seminar focused on the identity, history and development of school psychology, with special emphasis on current professional issues.
87992 Doctoral Internship in School Psychology (1-6)*
Professional service and field experience under the supervision of licensed psychologist. Restricted to Ph.D. students in school psychology program. Emphasis on staff development, in-service education, research and consultation. 150 clinical/field hours per semester hour of credit. S/U grading; IP permissible.
87998 Research Seminar in School Psychology (3)
Selected research topics in school psychology. Significant research literature is reviewed, research design methods and issues are presented, and small research projects are conducted. S/U grading.