Community Psychology (CPSY) Graduate Course Descriptions
CPSY 502. Professional Issues in Addictions.
Screening, assessment, treatment planning, case management, crisis intervention, client and community education, professional and ethical responsibilities in addictions treatment. Graduate level project required. 3 credits F, S, SUM.
CPSY 504. Adult Children of Alcoholic and Other Dysfunctional Families.
Adults from dysfunctional families of origin, especially alcoholic; assessment and treatment; healthy adult and family system functioning versus unhealthy patterns. 3 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 528. Psychodynamics of the Family.
Psychological interrelationships during developmental stages of life. Theories of personality and counseling. Prereq.: 323 or permission of instructor. 3 credits S.
CPSY 530. Seminar.
Selected topic in psychology. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits. 3 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 532. Instrumentation: Laboratory Equipment.
Psychological laboratory equipment including electromechanical and solid-state control, interface, environmental, and data-recording devices. 2 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 534. Applied Behavior Analysis II.
Advanced applied behavior analysis techniques. Design, assessment, and evaluation of behavior change procedures. Current issues. Prereq.: 330. Literature review required at graduate level. 3 credits F, S.
CPSY 537. Foundations of Addictions.
Overview of alcohol and drug counseling focusing on the transdisciplinary foundations of addiction counseling and providing and understanding of addiction theories, the continuum of care and the process of change. Graduate level project required. 3 credits F, S, SUM.
CPSY 538. Addictions Counseling with Selected Populations.
Effects of chemical use, abuse, addictions, and dependency. Evidence based consultation and chemical dependency counseling with adolescents, women, elderly, Native Americans and other culturally diverse populations. Graduate project required. 3 credits F, S.
CPSY 539. Diagnosis, Intervention and Treatment of Addictions.
Screening, intake, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, treatment planning, outcomes, reporting and documentation. Graduate level project required. Prereq.: 437/537. 3 credits F, S.
CPSY 541. Experimental Analysis of Behavior.
Basic behavioral processes, principles, and theories describing behavior patterns. Quantitative analysis of behavior, experimental preparations, and basic behavior measurement. 3 credits F.
CPSY 545. Chemical Dependency Internship.
Supervised chemical dependency clinical experience. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits. Majors only. 3-12 credits F, S, SUM.
CPSY 566. Life Style Assessment and Planning.
Examination of human life style issues and their relationship with developing optimum human potential. Participants assess their own life's activities and philosophies with intent to develop a plan for improving their quality of living. 3 credits SUM.
CPSY 574. Interpersonal Dynamics.
Examination of the relationship between interpersonal communication and personal growth including a re-assessment of one's own dynamic relationships. 3 credits SUM.
CPSY 584. Psychopharmacology and Addictions.
Pharmacology and dynamics of addictions, effects of drugs on behavior, emotion and cognition. Prescription and recreational drug overview. Graduate level project required. 3 credits F, S.
CPSY 597. Practicum in Behavior Analysis.
Practicum experience in behavior analysis. Students will attend agency orientation and gain practical experience in defining and observing behaviors, and the development and implementation of behavioral programs. Prereq.: 533. 3 credits F, S, SUM.
Community Psychology (CPSY) Courses for Graduate Students Only
CPSY 617. Psychological Assessment I.
Instruments to assess personality, interests, and attitudes. Objective and projective techniques of personality assessment, personality reports from other mental health specialists, mental health screening such as mental status interviewing, and selection, administration, and interpretation of interest and attitude tests. Prereq.: 593. 3 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 618. Psychological Assessment II.
Psychological and educational assessment. Administration, scoring, and interpretation of several contemporary psychoeducational tests. Theories, approaches to assessment, and approaches to test interpretation. 3 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 619. Professional Orientation and Ethics.
The applied psychology professions' history, roles, and organizational structure. Ethical standards, laws, licensure, and decision-making processes. 3 credits F.
CPSY 627. Behavior/Social Skills Assessment and Intervention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Behavior analytic assessment and instructional planning for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Functional assessment and behavioral treatment planning for challenging behaviors. Grade of B or higher required to earn the Autism Certificate. Prereq.: SPED 623 and CSD 624; SPED 505 or equivalent. 3 credits SUM.
CPSY 630. Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis.
Definition and characteristics of applied behavior analysis. Behavioral principles, processes, and concepts of behavior change procedures and systems support. 3 credits F.
CPSY 633. Behavior Applications I.
Ethics, history, theories, and principles of behavior analysis and therapy. Current techniques, applications to specific populations, behavioral research, and future directions. 3 credits F.
CPSY 634. Behavioral Assessment.
Naturalistic observation, self-report inventories, behavioral checklists, other forms of assessment in mental health, schools, business and industry, and health. 3 credits F.
CPSY 635. Behavior Applications II.
Behavior analysis and applications for multiple populations, behaviors, and settings. Functional assessment, research, ethical issues, design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral programs. Prereq.: 633. 3 credits S.
CPSY 636. Ethics in Psychology and Behavior Analysis.
Responsible conduct during behavioral assessment, behavioral treatment, teaching, supervision, research, and other professional behaviors. Behavior Analyst Certification Board conduct guidelines, APA ethics codes, and Minnesota Board of Psychology standards. 3 credits S.
CPSY 637. Functional Analysis.
Components of a "functional behavior assessment (FBA)" including indirect assessment, descriptive analyse, and functional analysis will be examined. 3 credits S, SUM.
CPSY 638. Behavioral Foundations of Autism Treatment.
Behavior analytic theory and systems approach in understanding and treating autism. Behavioral treatment models and research. Behavioral consultation models. 3 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 639. Comprehensive Exam Preparation.
Students will review course material and complete practice exercises to assist in preparing for the Comprehensive Examination. 3 credits S.
CPSY 640. Comprehensive Exam.
Capstone requirement for students completing M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Plan B. 1 credit SUM.
CPSY 641. Single-case Design.
Single-case experimental designs and data analysis procedures for evaluating behavioral change strategies in behavioral intervention programs. 3 credits F.
CPSY 643. Social Bases of Behavior.
Psychological approaches to the development and modification of social behavior and phenomena. 3 credits SUM.
CPSY 651. Counseling Theories.
Theoretical approaches to counseling. Application of theory to counseling practice. 3 credits F.
CPSY 655. Seminar in Rehabilitation Counseling.
Topics in the field of Rehabilitation Counseling. May be repeated to a maximum of three credits. 1-3 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 658. Multicultural Counseling.
Enhancing cultural awareness; developing a knowledge and skill base for concepts, theories, and techniques in multicultural counseling; and counseling practices in a multicultural context. 3 credits S.
CPSY 659. Psychodiagnosis and Treatment Planning.
Diagnostic process and treatment planning in psychology and rehabilitation. DSM-IV and treatment planning for managed care. 3 credits S, SUM.
CPSY 663. Applied Theories of Learning.
Applications to teaching, clinical intervention, and applied behavior analysis. 3 credits F.
CPSY 664. Counseling Across the Lifespan.
Counseling implications for developmental life stages: prenatal to death. 3 credits F.
CPSY 665. Measurement Techniques.
Measurement theory, psychological testing, testing procedures, and test interpretation. 3 credits S.
CPSY 666. Group Process and Dynamics.
Concepts, theories and skills related to working with groups. 3 credits F, S.
CPSY 667. Career Development.
Developing an informational base related to occupational/educational counseling skills. Theories of career development, collecting and classifying occupational information, and incorporating occupational information into the counseling process. 3 credits F.
CPSY 668. Counseling Procedures.
Conditions necessary for therapeutic movement to take place in the counseling relationship. Conceptualizing client concerns, establishing goals, and applying therapeutic interventions consistent with these concerns. Prereq.: instructor permission, CPSY 651. 3 credits F.
CPSY 669. Supervised Counseling Practicum.
Application of theory and techniques to counseling. Prereq.: 619, 651, 667 and 668. 4 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 671. Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy
The systems paradigm. An alternate conceptual framework from which to mount therapeutic interventions. Marriage and family therapy theories. Practicing family therapeutic interventions. Prereq.: instructor permission. 3 credits S, SUM.
CPSY 672. Couples and Family Counseling: Advanced Theory and Practice.
Couple and family theories. The family system in the development of relationship, identity, and mood disturbances. System interventions related to these disturbances. Prereq.: 671. 3 credits SUM.
CPSY 674. Consultation.
Models of consultation and their applications to mental health, school-based, and community settings. 3 credits SUM.
CPSY 675. Research Methods.
Qualitative and quantitative research designs. Internal and external validity. Needs assessments, program/treatment evaluations, and the critical reading of published research. 3 credits S.
CPSY 677. Stress Management: Process and Techniques.
The nature of stress disorders, assessment procedures, and strategies with which to control stress reactions. 3 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 679. Seminar: Research Planning.
Research design and tools. Development of project outline and presentation to members of the seminar. 2 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 680. Spirituality in Counseling.
Spirituality as an integral component on the counseling process; psychospiritual approaches to counseling and psychotherapy; assessment and treatment of spiritual issues. 3 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 681. Practice in Small Group Process.
Supervised practice in conducting small group counseling sessions. Prereq.: 666. 3 credits F, S.
CPSY 684. Psychopharmacology.
Examination of the neurological basis of behavior, pharmacokinetics of drug action, effects of psychoactive and psychotherapeutic drugs, and principles of pharmacotherapy. 3 credits F.
CPSY 685. Individual Intelligence Testing.
Psychological and educational assessment. Administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychoeducational tests. Synthesizing and integrating test findings. Prereq.: 617. 3 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 689. Seminar: Research Reporting.
Reporting of research planned in CPSY 679 and subsequently implemented. Preparation of reports in accordance with APA publication standards and presentation to seminar. Prereq.: 679. 2 credits DEMAND.
CPSY 693. Intensive Practicum in Behavior Analysis.
Intensive Practicum in Behavior Analysis meets the experience and supervision requirements of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. May be repeated; 9 credits required for graduation. 3-9 credits F, S, SUM.
CPSY 696. Supervised Internship in Counseling.
Supervised agency clinical experience. May be repeated to a maximum of 15 credits. Prereq.: 669. 3-6 credits F, S, SUM.
CPSY 697. Supervised Internship in Behavior Analysis.
Supervised experience in a community agency. May be repeated; 9 credits required for graduation. Prereq.: Students must complete the prescribed sequence of courses (exceptions must be approved by advisor). 3-9 credits F, S, SUM.
CPSY 698. Practice in Small Group Process.
Group supervised practice in conducting small group counseling sessions. Prereq.: 666. 3 cr. F, S.
CPSY 699. Thesis.
1-6 credits F, S, DEMAND.