Graduate Psychology

This course is designed to facilitate a skill base in designing counseling programs; evaluating counseling programs; and interpreting evaluation data. Students will be versed in various models of program design and evaluation, as well as understand how to apply data and change. Students will be asked to do an informal program evaluation at a site, including collecting data, and then interpreting and processing data, with suggestions for improvements. Ethical and culturally relevent strategies for interpreting and reporting the results of the evaluation will also be included. (Formerly Program Evaluation).

The intention of this course is to expand knowledge of the principles of research design across the range of major psychological research strategies, including both qualitative and quantitative methods. It aims to develop understanding of the intrinsic strengths and weaknesses of diverse investigative strategies in psychological inquiry, facilitate educated and analytical appraisal of empirical social science literature, and afford basic knowledge of applying varois methodological strategies in research projects.

This course provides an understanding of human behavior as a function of social and cultural factors. Social psychology topics covered include social influence theory, attitude formation and change, social cognition, interpersonal perception, obedience and conformity, altruism, aggression, and stereotyping. The influence of factors such as cultural, racial, gender, and age differences on clinical practice are discussed. Includes community psychology's contribution to prevention and interventions in the field.

The course is meant to contribute to the graduate student’s knowledge required for obtaining a license as a clinical psychologist. It is focused on understanding the interplay between emotion, motivation, and cognition, and using it to help people improve their emotional self-regulation, motivation, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral adjustment.

This course is a survey of the specific criteria required for proper diagnosing of mental disorders and proper treatment planning. Upon completion of the course, students will have the ability to make accurate provisional five axis diagnoses using DSM-IV-TR criteria and be competent in applying a variety of related treatment planning tasks such as case conceptualization, scope of practice, establishing viable, articulate treatment plans, and using treatment protocols. Cross-listed as COUN 665.
Covers the development, administration, scoring, and interpretation of the most commonly used intelligence and achievement tests in psychological assessment. It includes coverage of the various Wechsler Scales, Stanford-Binet, DAS, WIAT, Woodcock-Johnson Battery, various measures of adaptive behavior, and other related tests of interest. Test selection, report writing, and diversity issues in appropriate test usage are discussed also. Prerequisite: Candidacy in the MA Psychology Program.
This course is designed to provide students with a supervised clinical practice experience and meet the requirements for licensure in the state of Kentucky. Students should contact their advisors early in their programs to arrange for placement and ascertain their required hours and supervision needs. This course must be taken near the end of the student's graduate coursework. Prerequisites: Candidacy in the M.A. Psychology Program; PSYH 660 or an approved course in professional ethics. Formerly PSYH 550. Cross-listed as COUN 688.

This course is designed to provide students with a supervised clinical practice experience and meet the requirements for licensure in the state of Kentucky. Prerequisites: Candidacy in the M.A. Psychology Program; PSYH 660 or an approved course in professional ethics; clinical assessment courses as required for the student’s program. Formerly PSYH 679. Cross-listed as COUN 689.

The Integrated Project is the capstone for the online MA Psychology program. The project will analyze and synthesize theoretical and applied concepts from a specialized area selected by the student. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge, scholarship, and research proficiencies in an identified field of psychology. Prerequisite(s): Candidacy, completion of all course work. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

This course completes the capstone Integrated Project for the online MA Psychology program. Prerequisite(s): PSYH 696, Candidacy, completion of all course work. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.