Clinical Psychology

CPY 7000: History and Systems of Psychology (5)

Offerings

Focuses on an understanding of the historical and philosophical roots, cultural influences and basic scientific assumptions which underlie contemporary psychology in general, and clinical psychology in particular. Students will develop skills in clinical case formulation and research design from varying traditions within psychology.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7009: Psychological Interventions IV: Group, Interpersonal, and Integration Therapies (4)

Offerings

Presents strategies for students wishing to integrate religious and spiritual techniques into the practice of group psychotherapy. Group psychotherapy provides a particularly rich therapeutic venue for exploring the theological position of healing as reconciliation to self, others, and God through incarnation manifest in the form of kenotic community. The course is designed to provide students with a firm foundation in the theory and practice of group psychotherapy and a theological grounding in social theology. The course will seek to offer students a way to integrate the latest biopsychosocial and spiritual research with psychotherapeutic goals and techniques. Through lecture, discussion, reading and writing assignments, and group participation students will be exposed to the fundamentals of how groups are defined, formed, maintained, and concluded.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology, Theology Majors only. Doctoral, Graduate only.

CPY 7010: Research Methods and Statistics IV: Psychometrics/Theory of Test Construction (5)

Offerings

Topics include classical testing theory, survey development/test design, norming, reliability, and validity, using tools such as item analysis, confirmatory, and exploratory factor analysis. Applies psychometric theory to the creation and evaluation of psychological instruments. In preparation for their dissertation (or alternative research project) students will compare the capacity of existing measures to represent a single construct in their research proposal.

Equivalents: ORG 7011 Restrictions: Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7020: Statistical Methods (5)

Offerings

Introduces students to descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, probability, statistical vs. clinical significance, effect size, and power. Overviews analytical strategies including tests of mean differences, analysis of variance, correlation, linear prediction and non-parametric statistics, emphasizing both conceptual understanding and application in SPSS computer software. Highlights consideration of research questions and assumptions of tests in order to appropriately analyze and interpret data.

Equivalents: ORG 7021 Restrictions: Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7031: Research Methods and Statistics I (5)

Offerings

Introduces students to the philosophy, structure, and ethics related to applied and experimental quantitative research. Focuses on research pertaining to evidence-based clinical practice and case study design in light of the scientist-practitioner model. Statistical training focuses on analysis of variance techniques including factorial ANOVA, planned comparisons, post-hoc analysis and repeated measures. In small teams, students write and propose the introduction and method sections of the second year research project.

Equivalents: ORG 7031 Restrictions: Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only. Prerequisites: CPY 7020: D or better

CPY 7032: Research Methods and Statistics II (5)

Offerings

In this class, various regression techniques are explored from both conceptual and statistical vantage points. Procedures include: moderated multiple regression, non-linear regression, logistic regression, causal modeling and mediation, moderated mediation, and multiple imputation for missing data. Accompanying the learning of each technique, there is an emphasis on proper application in both clinical and industrial/organizational psychology contexts.

Equivalents: ORG 7032 Restrictions: Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only. Prerequisites: CPY 7031: D or better

CPY 7033: Research Methods and Statistics III (5)

Offerings

Introduces multivariate modeling techniques including managing data with multiple imputation, conditional process analysis (PROCESS), and hierarchical linear modeling (HLM). Students complete and present results of their second year research project as an empirical manuscript, poster (or symposium) at the spring student research conference, and in a formal class presentation.

Equivalents: ORG 7033 Restrictions: Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only. Prerequisites: CPY 7032: D or better

CPY 7034: Qualitative Research Methods (4)

Offerings

Examines the strengths and implications of using qualitative methods in the study of organizations, and strategies for enhancing the quality and credibility of qualitative findings. Investigates the complexities of mixed methods and triangulation along with interviewing strategies, content analysis, focus groups and narratives.

Equivalents: ORG 7034 Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7101: Neural and Biological Bases of Behavior (5)

Offerings

Biological aspects of human thought, feeling and behavior are partly defined by the overlapping contributions from the related fields of biopsychology, psychophysiology and clinical neuroscience. Attention is given to integrating these diverse perspectives, as well as covering specific details in anatomy and cellular physiology of the brain and nervous system as well as their effects on sensory perception, emotional functioning, sleep, learning, cognition and memory. Case examples will draw on practical applications within the broader field of clinical psychology, and facilitate skill building for competent consulting with medical and allied healthcare professionals.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7110: Psychopharmacology (5)

Offerings

This course provides an overview of psychotropic medications and mainline psychiatric approaches to the understanding and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems. Emphasis will be given to the scientific evidence for (as well as against) the use of these medications for people with common psychiatric or psychological sequelae including mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. Discussion of clinical applications will emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration as well as broader biopsychosocial models for understanding the effects and limitations of psychotropic medications.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7130: Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy (5)

Offerings

Surveys biopsychosocial aspects of sexual development and behavior, sexual orientations, and the assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunction.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7141: Psychological Assessment: Neuropsychology (4)

Offerings

Focuses on specific neuropsychological testing measures, along with methods to evaluate the psychological status and coping abilities of those with both acute and chronic medical conditions. Emphasizes the evaluation of brain-behavior relationships through flexible and fixed battery neuropsychological assessment approaches. Particular attention is paid to cultural and linguistic issues in assessment and the application of test findings in health care settings.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7200: Personality Theory and Research (5)

Offerings

Explores contemporary systems of studying human personality. Examines biological, psychological, interpersonal, and cultural aspects of normal and disordered personality. Introduction and interpretation of MCMI III for assessment of personality.

Equivalents: ORG 7202 Restrictions: Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7201: Psychological Interventions V: Addictive Behaviors and Externalizing Disorders (4)

Offerings

Examines biological, psychosocial, spiritual and developmental models of understanding substance use and addiction. Emphasizes the role of Clinical Psychologists in diagnosing and treating primary and co morbid addictive behavior. In addition to a review of major evidence-based treatment approaches to addictive behavior, students will gain practiced exposure to Motivational Interviewing as an adjunctive and primary treatment for substance use and addiction.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7210: Developmental Psychology (5)

Offerings

Provides information on theories, research, and issues in the area of human development. Although course material will introduce students to a number of topics related to development, particular emphasis will be placed on social and emotional development and processes during childhood and adolescence. Introduces topics and research in the area of developmental psychopathology, a field that bridges the gap between research on development and clinical issues.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7220: Psychopathology (5)

Offerings

Provides an in-depth exploration of psychopathological disorders from a biopsychosocial perspective. Uses the DSM-V as the organizing format for the course content, with special attention paid to the understanding of etiology, diagnosis and treatment, and cultural influences in the definition of pathology.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7230: Cognition and Learning (5)

Offerings

Addresses major theories of human cognition and learning. Examines models that are based on individual perceptual and behavioral processes (such as social learning theory) and the role of cognition and learning in psychopathology.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7240: Social Psychology (5)

Offerings

Examines the social bases of behavior, exploring the major theories, concepts and research topics in social psychology. Studies the social and interpersonal determinants and consequences of individual behavior, with special reference to social dynamics that shape attitudes, emotions, perception and behavior, and the application of social psychological theories to clinical issues.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psy Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7280: Diversity and Cultural Competence in Clinical Psychology (5)

Offerings

Analyzes theoretical and empirical literature in psychology examining variables such as gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity and religious preference. Issues of diversity will be examined from a biopsychosocial and ecological perspective. Emphasizes implications for clinical diagnosis, assessment, intervention and treatment in the local clinical-scientist tradition.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7300: Psychological Assessment: Intelligence and Achievement (5)

Offerings

Introduces students to the administration and interpretation of a variety of tests of cognitive functioning and academic achievement, including but not limited to the WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, WASI, WMS-III, WJ-III, while reviewing other instruments as to their best usage potentials. Addresses multi-cultural/ethnicity issues in the administration and interpretation of these instruments.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7310: Psychological Interventions I: Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (5)

Offerings

Provides essential conceptual background and intervention skills related to cognitive and behavioral approaches to psychotherapy. Gives students opportunities to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive and behavioral treatments. Emphasizes application of concepts via case studies, role-plays, self-practice, and integration with cultural and personal factors.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7315: Psychological Interventions II: DBT and Third Wave Therapies (5)

Offerings

Explores the theoretical bases and treatment approaches falling under the broader category of psychodynamic and analytical interventions, including the perspectives of Freud, attachment theory, and the Neo-analytical and object relations theories. Considers the empirical evidence for the efficacy of psychodynamic interventions for various forms of psychopathological disorders.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7316: Psychological Interventions III: Systems Therapies (5)

Offerings

Explores the theoretical bases and treatment approaches falling under the broader category of couple and family systems psychology, including the following evidence based treatment models: cognitive behavioral, emotion focused, functional family therapy, and multidimensional family therapy. The course will highlight psychodynamic theory and psychodynamic family therapy.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7330: Psychological Assessment: Personality and Psychopathology (5)

Offerings

Introduces student to the administration and interpretation of tests of personality and psychopathology, with an emphasis on the MMPI-2/MMPI-2RF. Surveys the principles underlying projective tests of personality. Pays special attention to ethnicity and culture in the interpretation of these instruments.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only. Prerequisites: CPY 7300: or better

CPY 7400: Ethics and Laws in Clinical Psychology (5)

Offerings

Introduces students to the APA's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct and the laws of practice in the State of Washington in the context of philosophical approaches to ethics and character/moral standards. Explores in depth a variety of ethical dilemmas confronted in clinical practice and research.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7820: Clinical Supervision and Consultation Group (1)

Offerings

Familiarizes the student with the practice of providing an oral clinical report, outlining the presenting problem, demographic data, symptomology, preliminary diagnosis, assessment strategy, intervention strategy, and case conceptualization. Assists student in comparison and contrast of various modalities of intervention, supervision, and consultation. Faculty consultants will facilitate student presentations of practicum case studies. This course is designed to serve as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, the supervision practicum students receive at their sites. May be repeated an unlimited number of times.

CPY 7901: Independent Study (1-6)

Offerings

Provides opportunity for the student to study a topic of special interest under faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit up to 12 credits.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7912: Special Topics Seminar (2-4)

Offerings

Provides a lecture-discussion format related to a biopsychosocial aspect of clinical psychology. Emphasis of discussion is upon a clinical-scientist model of case conceptualization and service delivery. May be repeated for credit up to 8 credits.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7927: Clinical Foundations I (2)

Offerings

Provides an introduction to clinical psychology. Involves the development of interviewing skills and methods of counseling and psychotherapy using a process model approach. Requires active student participation in psychotherapy role-plays along with class discussions of topical readings. This course begins the sequence of courses that are required for clinical students in preparation for their health-care placements in clinical practicum at medical and mental health centers.

Equivalents: CPY 6930 Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7928: Clinical Foundations II (2)

Offerings

Focuses on the development of the therapist within clinical-scientist and biopsychosocial models of training for clinical psychology. This second course in the sequence specifically develops clinical skills necessary for the clinical interview and early stages of therapy.

Equivalents: CPY 6931 Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7929: Pre-Practicum (2)

Offerings

Allows students to begin learning and broadening their clinical knowledge and skills in psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, and psychological intervention skills in preparation for their subsequent practicum placement experiences. Emphasizes the development of students toward becoming professional local clinical scientist practitioners. Explains standards and procedures for the completion of the pre-practicum in the Clinical Training Guidelines.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only. Prerequisites: CPY 7400: D or better

CPY 7930: Practicum (2)

Offerings

Allows students to apply their clinical knowledge and skills in psychological and cognitive assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy and psychological consultation, as supervised by licensed psychologists. Standards and procedures for the completion of practicum are explained in the Clinical Training Guidelines. May be repeated an unlimited number of times.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7931: Advanced Practicum (1-2)

Offerings

Allows students to apply their clinical knowledge and skills in psychological and cognitive assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy and psychological consultation, at a more advanced level of skills and responsibility, as supervised by licensed psychologists. Standards and procedures for the completion of advanced practicum are explained in the Clinical Training Guidelines. May be repeated for credit up to 99 credits.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7940: Internship (2,4)

Offerings

Allows students in clinical psychology to apply the clinical knowledge and skills they have obtained through their practicum experience and academic training in a formal, structured one year full-time placement (2000 hours) in a professional setting. Standards and procedures for the completion of the internship are explained in the Clinical Training Guidelines. Students' participation and completion of the pre-doctoral internship experience prepares the student for eventual licensure and post-doctoral training experiences. May be repeated for credit up to 99 credits.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7944: Extended Clinical Internship (1)

Offerings

Registration Approval: Program Chair. Allows a student to continue internship after exhausting original sixteen quarter credits. Required to maintain active student status in the clinical psychology program. May be repeated up to 8 credits. May be repeated for credit 8 times.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7951: Advanced Topical Seminar in Clinical Psychology (4)

Offerings

Presents a variety of advanced topics in the scientific understanding of psychological and lifestyle factors relevant to management of medical illness and injury-related sequelae. Special attention is given to clinical application of psychological assessment and intervention with medical patients. Course topics may include health psychology, medical rehabilitation, disability psychology, advanced assessment and intervention techniques, and/or professional development. May be repeated for credit 2 times.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7952: Advanced Topical Seminar in Clinical Psychology II (4)

Offerings

Recent healthcare reform and current medical service provision trends require psychologists to develop a comfort level in fast-paced primary care environments. Focus will be on the theoretical and practical considerations of the integrated behavioral healthcare model in the context of other emerging trends in healthcare such as the patient-centered medical home. This class will specifically explore and reference the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model and its applicability to clinical practice across other medical settings. Assessment screening procedures and brief psychological intervention strategies will be described and practiced in class.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7995: Research and Dissertation (1-4)

Offerings

Involves conducting research related to graduate projects, including the development and completion of the doctoral dissertation. Standards and procedures for the completion of the dissertation are explained in the Dissertation and Research Guidelines. May be repeated for credit up to 99 credits.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.

CPY 7999: Extended Dissertation (1)

Offerings

Continues dissertation activities beyond required program credits. Standards and procedures for the completion of the dissertation are explained in the dissertation and research guidelines. May be repeated an unlimited number of times.

Restrictions: Clinical Psychology Majors only. Doctoral only.