CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Courses

CPSY 632. NSU-Intellectual Assessment. 3 Credits.

Provides training in theories of intelligence and psychometric properties, administration, scoring and interpretation of major individually administered intelligence tests for children, adolescents and adults.

CPSY 635. NSU-Multicultural and Social Psychological Issues. 3 Credits.

Using a social psychological framework, the course covers theories such as interpersonal expectancies/behavioral confirmation, prejudice and discrimination, social inclusion, social cognition, and attitudes/attitude change. The research evidence for these theories and how these social psychological constructs influence or impede the mental health process will also be considered. This course will also allow students to research and critically analyze conceptual and theoretical foundations for providing psychological services across diverse cultural populations.

CPSY 700. NSU-Clinical and Ethical Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces basic therapy skills to clinical psychology students and explores the ethical framework which guides the profession.

CPSY 701. EVMS-Interprofessional Education. 1 Credit.

Interdisciplinary seminars/discussion groups regarding integrated case conceptualization and patient care.

CPSY 705. NSU-History & Systems of Psychology. 3 Credits.

Examines the history and systems of psychology related to contemporary applied psychology.

CPSY 791. NSU-Independent Study. 3 Credits.

Scheduled independently in consultation with supervising research mentor or instructor.

CPSY 814. NSU-Research in Clinical Psychology. 1-6 Credits.

Individual project under guidance of a research advisor.

CPSY 895. NSU-Clinical Practicum. 3 Credits.

Assigns a student to a practice setting to learn the skills of a clinical psychologist under close supervision. Various mental health settings through southeastern Virginina are used for this experience.

CPSY 896. NSU-Advanced Clinical Practicum. 3-6 Credits.

Assigns a student to a practice setting to be given an opportunity to learn the skills of a clinical psychologist under close supervision. Various mental health settings throughout the area are used.

CPSY 899. NSU-Clinical Dissertation. 1-6 Credits.

Student works with research mentor to develop, write, and defend an empirical dissertation.

CPSY 900. EVMS-Directed Study. 3 Credits.

Specialized elective available for qualified students, to be scheduled independently in consultation with advisor and instructor.

CPSY 912. EVMS-Research in Clinical Psychology. 1-6 Credits.

Individual project under guidance of a research advisor.

CPSY 915. EVMS-Forensic Psychology. 3 Credits.

Discusses the many applications of psychological science and practice to issues or standards of law. Topics include both civil and criminal issues.

CPSY 925. EVMS-Child/Adolescent Psychopathology. 3 Credits.

Provides a developmental approach to etiology and identification of emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems of childhood. Psychopathology from each major division of chidhood (infancy, early, middle, late childhood, adolescence) is addressed.

CPSY 931. EVMS-Rorschach Comprehensive System & Performance Assessment. 2 Credits.

Students will be able to give, code, and interpret the Rorschach using Exner's Comprehensive System, and articulate the salient points on both sides of the modern debate regarding coding reliability, norm quality, test validity, cross-cultural applications, and clinical utility.

CPSY 936. EVMS-Personality Assessment. 3 Credits.

Reviews basic psychometric theory and the development and applications of several commonly used personality assessment measures. Specific emphasis will be placed on the MMPI, in its various forms.

CPSY 940. EVMS-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 3 Credits.

Covers theory and techniques of cognitive and behavioral approaches. Applications for assessment and treatment of adults, children, couples and families are discussed.

CPSY 961. EVMS-Biological and Cognitive Aspects of Behavior. 3 Credits.

This course provides an integrative overview of how brain structure and functioning produces behavior and cognition in both normal and clinical contexts. Students learn gross neuroanatomy and physiology of the nervous system (primarily central), a working knowledge of functional neuroanatomy, and how the central nervous system functions in an integrated fashion. Students also learn the basics of brain-behavior relationships and how these present normally and in clinical cases in order to gain a general and broader understanding of cognitive processes.

CPSY 971. EVMS-Consultation & Supervision. 3 Credits.

Provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the work of leaders in mental health settings, addressing managerial and clinical supervision and various models of consultation.

CPSY 985. EVMS-Adult/Geriatric Neuropsychology. 2 Credits.

Builds upon foundation material obtained in CPSY 961 to refine and expand knowledge of adult clinical neuropsychology and to supplement learning of clinical skills in advanced practica in clinical neuropsychology.

CPSY 986. EVMS-Child Neuropsychology. 2 Credits.

Reviews specific neuro-development issues as they relate to theory, assessment and intervention with brain-impaired children. A variety of distinct neurological assessment tools and implications for remedial needs are discussed.

CPSY 990. EVMS-Clinical Dissertation. 1-6 Credits.

Research related to dissertation.