Academics
Areas of Study

PSY-701

PSY-701 Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in School Psychology

Provides familiarization with legal and ethical issues and the role and function of the psychologist in the school setting. Class and field experiences are designed...

PSY-702

PSY-702 Seminar for Professional Practice in School Psychology

This seminar discusses topics and issues related to practices that permeates all aspects of service delivery; direct and indirect services for children, families; and schools,...

PSY-703

PSY-703 Research Seminar

This seminar introduces students to ongoing faculty, staff, and student research projects. The seminar also includes direct experience as a research assistant in a faculty...

PSY-704

PSY-704 Research Seminar

This seminar introduces students to ongoing faculty, staff, and student research projects. The seminar also includes direct experience as a research assistant in a faculty...

PSY-705

PSY-705 Single Subject Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

This course will introduce students to methods of conducting single subject designs for research and practice in the behavioral science including school psychology. Students will...

PSY-706

PSY-706 Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social justice in Schools and Communities

This course provides the foundation for practitioners to create and maintain culturally supportive, equitable, and inclusive environment in the schools and communities. It explores diversity...

PSY-710

PSY-710 Introduction to Applied Statistics in the Social Sciences

Discussion of the concepts, use, and interpretation of data visualization, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics methods in research, with an emphasis on the social sciences....

PSY-711

PSY-711 Principles of Statistics

Discussion of the theory and applications of inferential statistics, including sampling, estimation, confidence intervals, inferences, effect sizes and hypothesis testing as well as descriptive statistics,...

PSY-712

PSY-712 Research Methods in Psychology

Covers principles of research design in psychology from two-group comparisons to complex multiple treatment designs. Also includes guidelines and criteria for writing research reports and...

PSY-713

PSY-713 Psychological Statistics II

Covers inferential statistics including simple and complex analysis of variance, multiple comparisons between means, and analysis of covariance. Chi-square and other nonparametric statistics and partial...

PSY-720

PSY-720 The Teaching of Psychology

This course focuses on the teaching of psychology at the college level, with a Professional Portfolio developed as an end product to the course. In...

PSY-723

PSY-723 Psychology and Deafness

This course provides in-depth exploration of the complex interrelationships between the functioning of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and psychological, biological, and socio-cultural aspects within a...

PSY-724

PSY-724 Psychology and Disability

This course provides a comprehensive foundation of theory, research, and practice relating to general and special psychological aspects of physical, mental, and emotional disabilities in...

PSY-732

PSY-732 Child Psychopathology and Behavior Disorders

A study of child behavior disorders and other psycho-pathologies of childhood, including types of disorders, etiology, and intervention and prevention strategies. Psychological, developmental, biological, cultural,...

PSY-733

PSY-733 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

This course reviews theories and empirical research on human development from conception through old age, with specific emphasis on psychological frameworks. Theoretical and methodological considerations...

PSY-734

PSY-734 Memory and Learning

This course examines major theories of learning with relevance to instrumental and classical conditioning, cognitive learning processes, motivation, decision, making, and memory. The students will...

PSY-735

PSY-735 Applied Behavior Analysis

The course provides a focus on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). While wide application of ABA principles is possible, the application of ABA...

PSY-736

PSY-736 Psychological Development I:Learning & Cognitive Development

A survey of current psychological research on cognitive processes and development, including perceptual learning, concept learning, problem solving, and memory.

PSY-739

PSY-739 Psychological Development II:Language Development & Assessment

A survey of research and theory on language structure, processing, and development including evaluation of instruments for assessing language development.

PSY-743

PSY-743 Assessment I: History, Theory, and Psychometrics

An introduction to multiple methods of assessing behavior, abilities, and achievement. Includes the history of assessment practices and theory of intelligence. Discussion of the statistical...

PSY-746

PSY-746 Assessment II: Intellectual Assessment

An intensive course designed to provide the graduate student with an integrated foundation consisting of knowledge of theory, methods, and techniques, along with applied clinical...

PSY-748

PSY-748 Academic Assessment, Learning Disabilities & Evidence Based Interventions

An overview of formal and informal assessment procedures used in identifying learning disabilities and providing individual and system level support to children and youth. Formal...

PSY-749

PSY-749 Intellectual Assessment: Measurement Principles and Applications

An intensive course in theory, methods, and clinical skills in appraisal of individual intelligence, including a critical analysis of individual tests, criteria for evaluating and...

PSY-750

PSY-750 Language Intervention with Special Populations

A seminar in which students critically evaluate research articles related to language development and intervention of special education populations such as mentally retarded, blind/low vision,...

PSY-751

PSY-751 Psychology of Perception

Theories and research findings in human and animal perception with emphasis on the visual system. Course topics include: neuroanatomy and physiology of the visual system,...

PSY-752

PSY-752 Cognitive Psychology

This course provides an understanding of current theories and research in the field of cognitive psychology, including information processing, memory, learning, language development, and the...

PSY-754

PSY-754 Biological Psychology: Brain & Behavior

Addresses brain-behavior relationships with an emphasis upon school age children. Anatomy of the brain as well as neurodevelopmental and acquired neurophysiological disorders that affect children...

PSY-757

PSY-757 Family Assessment, Interviewing and Interventions

Methods of interviewing, assessing, and introducing change into family systems. Theories and methods of family therapy.

PSY-760

PSY-760 School Psychology and Prevention Services

Course will include the conceptual basis and discuss the techniques used in delivering mental health services to non-identified populations in the school. Types of interventions...

PSY-765

PSY-765 Assessment III: School and Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior

This course provides training with techniques and instruments used in social, emotional, and behavioral assessment. Projective and descriptive techniques are discussed in addition to the...

PSY-766

PSY-766 Behavioral and Therapeutic Interventions with Children

The course focuses upon the theoretical and applied use of interventions used with children exhibiting behavioral and/or emotional difficulties. Emphasis is placed upon the use...

PSY-767

PSY-767 Consultation and Collaboration: Theory, Research, and Practice

This course is a survey of major theoretical models of psychological consultation and collaboration with professional peers, parents, administrators, and organizations as they are applied...

PSY-768

PSY-768 Home/ School/ Community Collaboration, Family and Exceptionalities

This course combines three knowledge areas relevant to providing psychological services to children: family, exceptionality, and schools. It provides a study of family development and...

PSY-769

PSY-769 Collaborative Problem Solving: Team Roles and Case Studies

This course surveys the scope of school collaboration. The course will study methods of collaborating with teachers. Instructional Consultation Teams and Instructional Support Teams are...

PSY-770

PSY-770 Practicum in School Psychology

Under close supervision students gain experience in multi-dimensional assessment of individuals in various settings. Emphasis is on developing skills in administering, interpreting, and reporting the...

PSY-771

PSY-771 Advanced Practicum and Supervision in School Psychology

Under the close supervision of a certified or licensed psychologist, students work in a school or clinic setting providing psychological and educational assessments, preparing reports,...

PSY-772

PSY-772 Psychological Consultation: Externship

A supervised practicum in which the student is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating a psychological consultation experience in a school or educational program.

PSY-773

PSY-773 Advanced Practicum and Supervision in School Psychology III

Under the close supervision of a certified and/or licensed psychologist, students work in a school or clinic setting providing psychological and educational assessments, preparing reports,...

PSY-774

PSY-774 Advanced Therapeutic Methods with Children and Adolescents

The course provides advanced training and clinical application of therapeutic methods with children and adolescents. Students will learn evidence-based approaches that can be applied in...

PSY-781

PSY-781 Clinical Psychology Ethics and Professional Issues

This course introduces clinical psychology doctoral students to ethical issues and professional practice in clinical psychology. The course covers the APA Code of Ethics, ethical...

PSY-782

PSY-782 Foundations of Clinical Skills

This course focuses on clinical observations and interviewing skills, and is an introduction to the practice of psychotherapy. The focus is on building skills for...

PSY-783

PSY-783 Foundations of Psychotherapy I

This course is an introduction to the practice of psychotherapy, and the spring semester lab provides an opportunity to work with a deaf client in...

PSY-784

PSY-784 Clinical Psychology Practicum I: Therapy (Fall)

This fall course is generally taken in the second year of the clinical psychology program. It provides clinical training through a practicum placement at the...

PSY-785

PSY-785 Clinical Psychology Practicum I: Assessment (Fall)

This fall course is generally taken in the second year of the clinical psychology program. It provides clinical training through a practicum placement at the...

PSY-786

PSY-786 Clinical Psychology Practicum I: Therapy (Spring)

This spring course is generally taken in the second year of the clinical psychology program. It provides continued clinical training through a practicum placement at...

PSY-787

PSY-787 Clinical Psychology Practicum I: Assessment (Spring)

This spring course is generally taken in the second year of the clinical psychology program. It provides continued clinical training through a practicum placement at...

PSY-790

PSY-790 Internship: Individual Case Study

Field experience in an approved setting provides supervised experience in identification and description of school-related problems, formulation of diagnostic plans, selection and use of appropriate...

PSY-791

PSY-791 Internship: Teacher Consultation and Counseling

Field experience in an approved setting provides supervised experience in conferences with teachers to interpret results of child diagnostic study; conferences with parents to interpret...

PSY-792

PSY-792 Internship: System Consultation and In-Service

Field experience in an approved setting provides supervised experience at an advanced level in conferences with teachers, parents, administrators, and other specialists in the school...

PSY-793

PSY-793 Internship: Advanced Case Conference

Field experience in an approved setting provides supervised experience at an advanced level in conferences with teachers, parents, administrators, and other specialists to interpret the...

PSY-795

PSY-795 Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades or pass/fail at the option of the instructor.

PSY-795 Special Topics
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Credit 1-3

PSY-799

PSY-799 Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic, of interest to the student and the faculty member, not covered in the curriculum. Independent studies should...

PSY-800

PSY-800 Pre-Dissertation Research

This course provides credit for individual student research projects at the pre-dissertation stage, conducted under approved faculty supervision.

PSY-809

PSY-809 Social Psychology and Human Diversity

This course provides an introduction to theoretical and research foundations in social psychology, particularly as related to clinical/personality psychology and to the study of cultural...

PSY-815

PSY-815 Psycholinguistics

This course provides an overview of theoretical perspectives and research issues in psycholinguistics. Topics include theoretical perspectives, language development and acquisition, neurolinguistics, language comprehension and...

PSY-820

PSY-820 History and Systems

Review of theoretical approaches in the historical development of psychology as a discipline, including the emergence of clinical and experimental psychology from roots in philosophy...

PSY-825

PSY-825 Health Psychology

This course provides an introduction to the interaction of psychological and biological factors in health and illness, and the effects of psychological interventions on high-...

PSY-826

PSY-826 Child Clinical Psychology Treatment Methods

A survey of treatment methods with children and adolescents, the child in the context of the family, and issues in working with and understanding educational...

PSY-833

PSY-833 Adult Development and Personality

This course introduces students to theories of adult development throughout the adult life cycle. The interweaving of biological, social, cultural, and psychological aspects of development...

PSY-834

PSY-834 Adult Psychopathology

This course provides an understanding of normal and psychopathological variants of adult functioning and development. Diagnostic criteria, psychodynamic issues, and applications of DSM-IV will be...

PSY-835

PSY-835 Late Adulthood and Aging

This course provides the student with basic information about the physical, social, and psychological effects of aging, the developmental issues that arise during older adulthood,...

PSY-836

PSY-836 Methods of Adult Psychotherapy

An overview of methods and theories of psychotherapy used with adults. Covers professional and ethical guidelines as applied to the conduct of psychotherapy.

PSY-840

PSY-840 Neuroanatomical & Neurophysiological Foundations of Neuropsychology

This course provides a foundation in functional neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and the presentation and effects of brain injuries, illnesses, and syndromes. It also includes material on...

PSY-843

PSY-843 Neuropsychological Foundations and Assessment

This course provides an introduction to the foundations of neuropsychology, including an introduction to functional neuroanatomy, neuropsychological research, and the presentation and effects of brain...

PSY-851

PSY-851 Group Psychotherapy

This is an introduction to the theory and practice of group counseling and psychotherapy, with application to group work with deaf individuals. There are didactic...

PSY-854

PSY-854 Clinical Psychopharmacology

This course introduces the uses, neurophysiological mode of action, and physiological and behavioral effects of various categories of psychoactive medications, including antipsychotic, anxiolytic, and antidepressant...

PSY-860

PSY-860 Cognitive-Behavior Therapies

This course provides an in-depth examination of the theories, principles, and applications of cognitive-behavior therapy. Historical issues, behavioral models, and specific types of cognitive-behavioral therapy,...

PSY-861

PSY-861 Advanced Topics in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

This course includes formal didactic training in providing Parent Children Interaction Therapy (PCIT), as well as an overview of alternative parent-training programs. Special emphasis will...

PSY-862

PSY-862 Multicultural and Urban Issues in Clinical Practice

The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area is one that is very culturally diverse. This course will focus on the special issues that are raised when offering...

PSY-865

PSY-865 Personality Assessment: Projective Techniques

During this course, students learn the basic principles of the Exner Comprehensive System of Rorschach testing. Students learn how to administer the Rorschach, practice scoring...

PSY-866

PSY-866 Personality Assessment: Objective Techniques

This course addresses the uses and limitations of the MMPI-2 and other frequently used objective measures used to assess personality factors and possible psychopathology in...

PSY-870

PSY-870 Clinical Hypnosis and Brief Psychotherapy

The present course is an elective, intervention course in the Clinical Psychology program. It introduces students to the work of Milton Erickson and others who...

PSY-885

PSY-885 Clinical Psychology Practicum II

Generally taken in the third year, this practicum includes clinical training and experiences in assessment, evidence-based interventions, case conceptualization, the diagnostic process, and treatment planning...

PSY-886

PSY-886 Clinical Psychology Practicum III

Generally taken in the third year, this practicum includes clinical training and experiences in assessment, evidence-based interventions, case conceptualization, the diagnostic process, and treatment planning...

PSY-887

PSY-887 Clinical Psychology Practicum IV

This optional summer practicum includes clinical training and experiences in assessment, evidence-based interventions, case conceptualization, the diagnostic process, and treatment planning and outcomes. Clinical supervision...

PSY-895

PSY-895 Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades or pass/fail at the option of the instructor.

PSY-895 Special Topics
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Credit 1-3

PSY-899

PSY-899 Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic, of interest to the student and the faculty member, not covered in the curriculum. Independent studies should...

PSY-900

PSY-900 Dissertation Research

This course provides credit for individual student research projects at the dissertation stage, conducted under approved faculty supervision.

PSY-985

PSY-985 Advanced Clinical Psychology Practicum I

Generally taken in the fourth year or beyond, the advanced clinical psychology practicum includes additional clinical training and experiences in assessment, evidence-based interventions, case conceptualization,...

PSY-986

PSY-986 Advanced Clinical Psychology Practicum II

Generally taken in the fourth year or beyond, the advanced clinical psychology practicum includes additional clinical training and experiences in assessment, evidence-based interventions, case conceptualization,...

PSY-987

PSY-987 Advanced Clinical Psychology Practicum III

Generally taken in the fourth year or beyond, this optional advanced clinical psychology practicum includes additional clinical training and experiences in assessment, evidence-based interventions, case...

PSY-990

PSY-990 APPIC Application Preparation for Predoctoral Internship and Postgraduate Professional Topics

The primary focus of this course is on preparing students for the clinical psychology predoctoral internship application and interview process. Assignments will include identifying potential...

PSY-999

PSY-999 Clinical Psychology Internship

Registration indicates that the student is undertaking a psychology internship approved by the clinical psychology program at the predoctoral or doctoral level.

PSY-101

PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology

An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior, providing an overview of the major issues, methods, and contributions of psychology. Content areas include development,...

PSY-195

PSY-195 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for freshmen. Students may enroll in 195 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

PSY-195 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

PSY-210

PSY-210 Lifespan Development

In this course, students will examine major models of human development across the lifespan. Biological and psychological approaches will be used to examine physical, cognitive,...

PSY-270

PSY-270 Psychology and Deaf People

The course will consider the psychological development and psychosocial issues of Deaf people. Topics covered will include cognitive, linguistic, and personality development, mental health, and...

PSY-295

PSY-295 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for sophomores. Students may enroll in 295 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

PSY-295 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

PSY-311

PSY-311 Development I: Child Psychology

This course examines physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and language development from conception to the end of childhood. We will analyze the complexity of factors that...

PSY-313

PSY-313 Development II: The Psychology of Adolescence

A study of developmental processes in adolescence. Included is the study of puberty and the intellectual, social, moral, emotional, religious, sexual, personality, and family transitions...

PSY-315

PSY-315 Development III: Adulthood and Aging

A study of the developmental process from adulthood until death. Includes the establishment of identity, vocational choices, marriage and the family, crisis of middle adulthood,...

PSY-316

PSY-316 Bullying: From Childhood to Adulthood

This 3-credit online asynchronous course examines bullying in school and the workplace, which typically is a precursor for more serious incidents of aggression and violence...

PSY-317

PSY-317 Health Psychology

This course discusses research into the ways behavior, mental states, culture, and physical health interact. Factors underlying health, disease, prevention and treatment occur within cultural...

PSY-319

PSY-319 The Psychology of Exceptional Children

A study of methods of identification, diagnosis, and remediation of physical, psychological, and learning problems of exceptional children. The course will include discussion of the...

PSY-321

PSY-321 Abnormal Psychology

This course serves as an introduction to psychopathology in adults and children. Students will be introduced to the classification used by psychologists, the Diagnostic Statistical...

PSY-324

PSY-324 Cognition

This course will provide an overview of various components of human cognition, including learning, memory, perception, and higher-level functions. In addition, this course will introduce...

PSY-324 Cognition
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Credit 3

PSY-325

PSY-325 Sports Psychology

This course is designed to help students learn and apply practical as well as theoretical information as it relates to the psychology of sport. Some...

PSY-331

PSY-331 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

This course covers an introduction to statistical procedures for psychological research. Topics include distributions and graphs, measures of central tendency and variation, z-scores, probability, hypothesis...

PSY-332

PSY-332 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

This course covers an introduction research methods. Topics include developing research question, ethical issues in research, reliability and validity, describing variables, using tables and graphs,...

PSY-341

PSY-341 Research Design and Analysis I

This course covers an introduction to research methods and statistical procedures for psychology. Topics include developing research question, ethical issues in research, reliability and validity,...

PSY-342

PSY-342 Research Design and Analysis II

This course builds on material introduced in PSY 341 to cover standard research methods and statistical procedures for psychology. Topics include experimental and nonexperimental designs,...

PSY-350

PSY-350 Internship Seminar

The course will prepare students for internship experiences related to health and human services. Topics covered include general issues in fieldwork in health and human...

PSY-358

PSY-358 Social Psychology

This course examines the influence of groups on the behavior of the individual both within US culture and across other world cultures. Both theoretical and...

PSY-370

PSY-370 Health Disparities in the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community

One of the defining characteristics of deaf health in the U.S. is a wide gap in deaf health outcomes compared to the general population. This...

PSY-395

PSY-395 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for juniors. Students may enroll in 395 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

PSY-395 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

PSY-411

PSY-411 Psychology of Personality

A study of human personality from the standpoint of factors and influences that shape its development. Consideration will be given to current explanatory theories, current...

PSY-424

PSY-424 Neuropsychology

The study of neurological and physiological processes that affect behavior, emotions, thinking, perception, and learning. The course will indicate how psychological factors are related to...

PSY-434

PSY-434 Methods of Therapy Emotional Disturbance

This course will involve discussions of the various techniques of therapy used with people with emotional problems. Topics will include the case history interview, professional...

PSY-441

PSY-441 Learning Theories and Applications

The major principles and theories of learning will be introduced and explained from a historical perspective to show how experimental research and theories in this...

PSY-447

PSY-447 Psychological Tests and Measurements

A survey of the construction, content, uses, abuses, and problems of psychological tests. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of tests including intelligence,...

PSY-448

PSY-448 Psycholinguistics

This course covers the scientific study of language and how humans process and use language. This course explores the research on acquisition of language by...

PSY-451

PSY-451 Internship I

A one semester psychology internship in which the student works 10-15 or more hours per week in an applied psychological setting such as a mental...

PSY-451 Internship I
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Credit 3-6

PSY-452

PSY-452 Internship II

This course is an additional, follow-up psychology internship for students who have successfully completed PSY 451 Internship I. The student works 10-15 or more hours...

PSY-452 Internship II
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Credit 3-6

PSY-453

PSY-453 Internship III

A one semester, advanced psychology internship in which the student works 10-20 or more hours per week ( fall and spring semesters: 10 hours or...

PSY-453 Internship III
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Credit 3-6

PSY-456

PSY-456 Gender Psychology

This course provides an overview of topics on sex and gender from a psychological perspective. The course provides a review of the empirical research and...

PSY-457

PSY-457 Psychology of Human Sexuality

A course on the developmental aspects of human sexuality in the context of human relationships. The course will include the social and learned influences on...

PSY-460

PSY-460 Multicultural Psychology

This course explores the concepts of race, ethnicity, and culture as they pertain to the study of psychology. We will make use of social, cognitive,...

PSY-486

PSY-486 Senior Capstone: Current Issues in Psychology

This capstone course in Psychology is designed for students in their senior year. The course will help students integrate their knowledge and apply the skills...

PSY-495

PSY-495 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for seniors who are majors or minors. Students may enroll in 495 Special Topics multiple times, as long...

PSY-495 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

PSY-499

PSY-499 Independent Study

Under supervision of a faculty member, a student will prepare a paper on a special topic or conduct a research project involving the collection of...

PSY-722

PSY-722 History and Systems of Psychology

Review of theoretical approaches in the historical development of psychology as a discipline, including the emergence of clinical and experimental psychology from philosophical and physiological...

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