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Courses

School Psychology

5667. Introduction to Cognitive Assessment   (4 s.h.)
Formerly 0670.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Intensive overview and training with diagnostic instruments of cognitive abilities.  Practice with specific tests of intelligence, memory, and cognitive processing.  Introduction to the assessment of adaptive behavior.  Discussion of theories of cognitive functioning and research literature on intelligence testing.

5671. Advanced Cognitive Assessment   (4 s.h.)
Formlerly 0671.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, Sch Psy 5667.

Further training and practice with specialized instruments of cognitive assessment.  Focus on birth to age 5, dynamic assessment, multicultural and bilingual assessment issues, and an introduction to neuropsychological principles.

5672. Personality and Psychotherapy   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0672.

Covers major theories of personality and psychotherapy, and applications to counseling, assessment, and projective testing in the schools.

5673. Introduction to the Diagnostic Process   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0672.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Discussion of the integration of data from case histories, observations, interview and tests in making differential diagnosis.  Diagnosis using DSM-IV-TR and educational identification under special education law with both covered.  Overview of major diagnostic categories found in schools.  Comprehensive study of skills in interviewing, report writing, systematic observation of child behavior, and evaluation of teaching effectiveness.  Major emphsis on conceptualizing and writing recommendations for educational remediation.

5674.Assessment of Personality & Behavior   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0674.
Prerequisite: Sch. Psy. 5667, 5672, 5673 or permission of instructor.

Intensive training with diagnostic instruments of personality and behavior.  Discussion of educational planning and remedial techniques in relation to personality and behavioral dynamics of children. Emphasis also on theoretical constructs in understanding learning and behavioral difficulties in children.

5676. Applied Behavior Analysis   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0676.


Introduction to the functional analysis of behavior of children in the school setting. Includes behavior theory, assessment, interaction, and evaluation. A behavior-change program is conducted.

8770. Seminar:Special Topics in School Psychology   (3 s.h.)

Formerly 0772.


Advanced seminar considering the literature in a specific area of school psychology research.

8771. Social Psychoogy of Education   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0771.


Discussion of principles of social psychology as applied to the school as an institution. Emphasis on the psychology of planned educational change. Theoretical bases of the process of change and innovation within the schools. Rationale for intervention strategies

8772. Seminar: Role & Function of the School Psychologist   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0770.

Analysis of role and functions of school psychologists. Study of relevant research dealing with varied roles the school psychologist can play within the school system and in other settings. Consideration of legal and ethical practices in school psychology.

8774. Professional Issues and Literature in School Psychology   (3 s.h.)

Formerly 0774.

Doctoral seminar, required for School Psychology Ph.D. students, in professional issues and the research literature in school psychology.

8775. Ethical & Legal Problems in School Psychoogy   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0775.


Ethical and legal issues in the administration of individual tests, establishment of counseling relationships, handling of psychological records, and consultative relationships with school personnel,

testifying in court and educational hearings. Licensing procedures discussed.

8777. Psychotherapeutic Strategies   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0777.
Prerequisite: Sch. Psy. 8772, 8771, or permission of instructor.

A study of the application of psychotherapeutic techniques, with an emphasis on group techniques, in the school setting.

8780. Topical Seminar in School Psychology   (1-6 s.h.)

Formerly 0773.


Special topics of interest to the school psychologist. Topics may include therapeutic problems, school discipline problems, parenting and remediation strategies. Topics may vary.

9587. School Consultation   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0677.
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: Sch. Psy. 5676 or permission of instructor.

Extensive school practicum (practicum of 3 hours per week) consulting with teachers regarding behavior change, instructional consultation, and mental health consultation.  Includes assessing treatment integrity.

9687. Psychoeducational Clinic   (3-12 s.h.)
Formerly 0778.
Prerequisite: Sch Psy 5667, 5671, 5672, 5673, 5674, 5676.

A practicum course providing supervised training in psychoeducational assessment and counseling of children with learning problems. Open only to matriculated school psychology students.

9688. Clinical Supervision Seminar in School Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0779.
Prerequisite: Sch Psy 5667, 5671, 5672, 5673, 5674, 5676 .

Case studies by the student in the Psychoeducational Clinic (taken concurrently) are reviewed in depth. Assessment, observations, interviews, diagnosis, educational identification, and remedial strategies are covered. Open only to matriculated school psychology students.

9787. Practicum on Children with Low Incidence Disabilities   (3-6 s.h.)
Formerly 0782.

Prerequisite: Sch. Psy. 5667, 5671, 5673, 5674, EdPsy 8621, or permission of instructor.


Simultaneous registration in Sch Psy 9788 is required. Supervised experience in schools or related settings assessing students with a variety of disabilities.

9788. Seminar on Children with Low Incidence Disabilities   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0781.
Prerequisite: Sch. Psy. 5667, 5671, 5673, 5674, EdPsy 8621, or permission of instructor.

Simultaneous registration in Sch. Psy. 9787 (3 s.h.) is required. Training and supervision on special tests, rating scales, and observational assessment of children who are blind, deaf, or have disabilities such as mental retardation, autism, orthopedic disabilities, or multiple disabilities.

9876. Organization and Supervision of School Psychological Services   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0876.


Designed to help school psychologists plan and supervise effective psychological services for the school. Consideration of theoretical and practical issues in organizational development. Focus on the application of psychological theory and research to a broad spectrum of school issues

9885. Internship in School Psychology   (1-12 s.h.)
Formerly 0878.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Supervised internship as a full-time school psychologist in an approved school system, intermediate unit, or consortium.

9982. Independent Study in School Psychology   (1-6 s.h.)
Formerly 0989.

Intended to meet the needs of students in school psychology who desire to carry on an individual investigation. Required for all master's students who wish to complete a project for the Ed.M. degree

9986. Internship in School Psychology   (1-12 s.h.)
Formerly 0879.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Supervised internship as a school psychologist in an approved school system, intermediate unit, or consortium.

9999. Doctoral Dissertation   (3-9 s.h.)
Formerly 0999.


Registration limited to candidates for the doctorate who have successfully completed the preliminary examination and the minimum number of semester hours required for the degree. Continuous registration during the fall and spring terms is required until the dissertation has been completed and accepted by the Graduate School.