Courses

Program Requirements (62–80 units)

Core Requirements (62 units)

PSY500 Diversity Issues in Counsel Psy

Examination of the effects of therapeutic interventions on culturally distinct populations. (3 units; Summer)

PSY500-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
05/04/2020 W 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
PSY500-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 W 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
PSY500-C
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 W 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

PSY501S Professional Practice Seminar I

Emphasis on empathy training and the structure of the therapeutic process through a lecture/discussion/small group format. Students will videotape simulated sessions with one another. Meets two hours per week. Students will be assigned an on-going case. Pass/Fail. (2 units; Fall)

PSY501S-A
Rayford, Christine
09/03/2019 T 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM James Complex 189
PSY501S-C
Bradshaw, Tammy K.
09/03/2019 Th 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM James Complex 189
PSY501S-D
Bradshaw, Tammy K.
09/03/2019 T 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM James Complex 190
PSY501S-B
Cox, Mark
09/03/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN

PSY502S Professional Practice Seminar II

Continuation of PSY 501s. Emphasis on various clinical and legal issues related to the practice of psychotherapy. Enables the student to develop the skills necessary to obtain a practicum placement. Prerequisite: PSY 501s. Pass/Fail. (2 units; Spring)

PSY502S-A
Rayford, Christine
01/13/2020 T 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM TBA
PSY502S-C
Bradshaw, Tammy K.
01/13/2020 Th 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM TBA
PSY502S-D
Bradshaw, Tammy K.
01/13/2020 T 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM TBA
PSY502S-B
Cox, Mark
01/13/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBA ONLN

PSY505 MFT Counseling Theory

The student is introduced to the theoretical foundations of Family Systems Theory, Behaviorism, Humanism, Existentialism, and Psychoanalytic Theory. (3 units; Fall)

PSY505-C
Rayford, Christine
09/03/2019 Th 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM The Village at CBU 300
PSY505-D
Ryan, Brett T.
09/03/2019 Th 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM Yeager Center B218
PSY505-A
Bergin, Aine
09/03/2019 T 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM The Village at CBU 300
PSY505-B
White-Biggers, Gail Ann
09/03/2019 T 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 191

PSY510 Human Growth and Development

A study of the developmental cycle of the human organism from a cognitive, psychological, sociological, and moral perspective. Emphasis is placed on theories and research related to child development. (3 units; Fall)

PSY510-E
Hess, Lauren Krista
09/03/2019 T 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 191
PSY510-C
Gaona, Lizbeth
09/03/2019 Th 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 191
PSY510-A
Lindsey, Viola W
09/03/2019 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Yeager Center B220
PSY510-D
White-Biggers, Gail Ann
09/03/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 190
PSY510-B
Deulen, Angela A.
09/03/2019 W 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 192

PSY515 Human Sexuality

Etiology, diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction with an overview of physiology. (2 units; Summer)

PSY515-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
05/04/2020 Sa 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY515-B
Bergin, Aine
05/04/2020 Sa 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN

PSY520 Human Comm in Group Process

Application of group treatment models to various forms of interpersonal communication. (3 units; Spring)

PSY520-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 W 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
PSY520-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
PSY520-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
PSY520-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

PSY525 MFT Counseling Techniques

Intervention techniques from a phenomenological, cognitive, behavioral and existential frame of reference. (3 units; Spring)

PSY525-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 Th 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
PSY525-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 W 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
PSY525-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
PSY525-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 Th 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
PSY525-E
Bergin, Aine
01/13/2020 T 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

PSY530 Advanced Research Methodology

Theoretical and practical applications of research methods of psychotherapy. Prerequisite: BEH 383 Statistical Techniques in Behavioral Science or equivalent. (3 units; Spring)

PSY530-C
Deulen, Angela A.
01/13/2020 Th 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 375
PSY530-A
Knabb, Joshua J.
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
PSY530-B
Knabb, Joshua J.
01/13/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

PSY535 Advanced Psychopathology

Nature and causes of reactions to social, biological and psychological stress, maladaptive development, and faulty learning. Includes an in depth study of anxiety disorders, character personality, and the psychoses. (3 units; Spring)

PSY535-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 T 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
PSY535-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 T 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
PSY535-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

PSY540 Psychodiagnostics

Applications of Intelligence Testing and Personality tests to diagnosis and therapy. Prerequisite: PSY 383 (Statistical Techniques in Behavioral Science) or equivalent. (3 units; Fall)

PSY540-C
Finlay, Michael B.
09/03/2019 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 190
PSY540-B
Hughes, Vanessa T.
09/03/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 191
PSY540-A
Vazquez, Veola E.
09/03/2019 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Building 36 36A2

PSY545 MFT Counseling: Child-Adolescent

Processes of diagnosis, dynamics, and treatment of children and adolescents. (3 units; Fall)

PSY545-D
Knabb, Joshua J.
09/03/2019 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM Building 36 36B
PSY545-B
Sherbon, Stefanie Sue
09/03/2019 T 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM Yeager Center B110
PSY545-A
Bergin, Aine
09/03/2019 W 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 171

PSY555 Practicum I

Supervised counseling experience in professional settings. Prerequisites: PSY 501s, 502s, 505, 525, and 560. Pass/Fail. (3 units; Fall)

PSY555-C
Burke, Jay Evan
09/03/2019 T 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 263
PSY555-D
Routon, Mischa
09/03/2019 W 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Instructor OFFC
PSY555-G
Routon, Mischa
09/03/2019 W 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Instructor OFFC
PSY555-A
Stanfield, Jan U.
09/03/2019 M 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 263
PSY555-E
Bergin, Aine
09/03/2019 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 263
PSY555-F
Stanfield, Jan U.
09/03/2019 Th 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM James Complex 263
PSY555-H
Deulen, Angela A.
09/03/2019 Th 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 190
PSY555-B
Cox, Mark
09/03/2019 Th 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex ONLN

PSY560 Professional Ethics and Law

An examination and explanation of current laws and ethical issues affecting psychotherapists. (3 units; Summer)

PSY560-D
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 M 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM TBA
PSY560-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 M 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
PSY560-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 M 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
PSY560-C
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 M 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

PSY570 Practicum II

A continuation of PSY 555. Prerequisite: PSY 555. Pass/Fail. (3 units; Spring)

PSY570-A
Stanfield, Jan U.
01/13/2020 M 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
PSY570-B
Cox, Mark
01/13/2020 Th 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM TBA ONLN
PSY570-C
Burke, Jay Evan
01/13/2020 T 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
PSY570-D
Routon, Mischa
01/13/2020 W 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Instructor OFFC
PSY570-E
Bergin, Aine
01/13/2020 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
PSY570-F
Stanfield, Jan U.
01/13/2020 Th 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM TBA
PSY570-G
Routon, Mischa
01/13/2020 W 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Instructor OFFC
PSY570-H
Deulen, Angela A.
01/13/2020 Th 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM TBA

PSY580 Family Therapy I

An examination of the philosophical and theoretical suppositions of the major schools of family therapy. Emphasis on the historical and contemporary context of systems theory and family therapy.(3 units; Fall)

PSY580-D
Deulen, Angela A.
09/03/2019 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Yeager Center B111
PSY580-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
09/03/2019 Th 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Building 36 36A1
PSY580-B
Finlay, Michael B.
09/03/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 171
PSY580-C
Burke, Jay Evan
09/03/2019 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 190

PSY585 Family Therapy II

Concentration on the therapeutic techniques of the various schools of family therapy discussed in Family Therapy I. Students are encouraged to develop specific family therapy skills through the use of videotape feedback, coaching, and classroom demonstration. Prerequisite: PSY 580. (3 units; Spring)

PSY585-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
01/13/2020 Th 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
PSY585-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
PSY585-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
PSY585-D
Deulen, Angela A.
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

PSY590 Christian Perspctv Prof Couns

Faculty and student dialogue on issues and topics related to the integration of Christianity and psychology. (2 units; Summer)

PSY590-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
05/04/2020 Th 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
PSY590-B
Knabb, Joshua J.
05/04/2020 Th 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

PSY595 Psychopharmacology

This course is designed for the non-medical psychotherapist. The major categories of medication used in psychiatric intervention and issues related to consultation and collaboration with treatment teams, including medical staff, will be discussed. Pass/Fail. (3 units; Fall, Spring)

PSY595-A
Roth, Erica M.
09/03/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY595-A
Kehoe, William A.
01/13/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mission Hall ONLN

PSY597A Chld Abse-Neglct: Diag and Treat

Examines the methods of assessment, reporting, and treatment of physical, sexual, and neglectful child abuse. Pass/Fail. (2 units; Fall, Spring)

PSY597A-B
Pearce, Kenneth C.
09/07/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center B111
PSY597A-A
McClung, Scott
10/12/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center B111
PSY597A-A
McClung, Scott
02/08/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM BUS 202

PSY597B HIV and AIDS Counseling

This seminar examines the clinical, social and ethical issues in counseling persons with AIDS-related problems. In addition to the lecture/discussion format, opportunity for supervised role-playing may be provided. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Summer)

PSY597B-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
06/13/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBA
PSY597B-B
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
06/20/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBA

PSY597C Domestic Violence

Examines the characteristics and treatment of the perpetrators and victims of domestic violence. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Summer)

PSY597C-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
05/09/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBA
PSY597C-B
Pearce, Kenneth C.
05/30/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBA

PSY598A Addictions Counseling

This course provides the student with an overview of the addictive process including substance dependency and behavioral compulsions. The course emphasizes the etiology of addiction, the systemic impact of co-occurring disorders, the standard of care treatment modalities, and concepts of resiliency and recovery. Pass/Fail. (3 units; Fall, Spring)

PSY598A-A
Bergin, Aine
09/14/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center A111
PSY598A-A
Bergin, Aine
02/01/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBA

PSY598C Aging and Mental Health

This seminar addresses mental health issues in aging populations. Pass/Fail. (2 units; Fall, Spring)

PSY598C-B
Cox, Mark
09/03/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY598C-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
01/13/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM BUS ONLN

*Full-time students can complete the program in two years; part-time students have up to six years to finish.

 

Optional Concentration Requirements

Students may, in addition to the core requirements, complete one or more of the following concentrations:

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Professional Clinical Counselor

The Professional Clinical Counselor concentration, when added to the core requirements, meets the academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Forensic Psychology (18 units)

CJS530 Theories and Prspctvs Crim Behav

A study in the traditional and theoretical schools of criminology. Theories relating to individual abnormality and theories relating to cultural influences are examined. Theories of the causes of delinquency and data on delinquent behavior including gangs, minor and major criminal actions and methods of correction are also covered. (3 units; Summer)

CJS530-A
Gamez, Ana
05/04/2020 Th 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
CJS530-B
Snow, Leah Beth
05/04/2020 Th 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

FPY530 Advanced Social Psychology

Survey of theory, method, and research results in areas of social psychology, such as attitude formation and change, social perception/ cognition, impression formation, social influence, interpersonal attraction and relationships, aggression and pro-social behavior, and group dynamics. Application in areas such as criminal behavior, legal settings, or neurobehavioral psychology will also be included. (3 units; Summer)

FPY530-A
Aguilar, Jenny Elizabeth Ann
05/04/2020 W 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA
FPY530-B
Spezzaferri, Mitchell Rae
05/04/2020 W 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

FPY540 Forensic Psychology

This course covers relevant laws and ethical issues affecting forensic psychologists practicing in California. It is designed to instill a broad understanding of the issues/areas within the field of forensic psychology. This broad understanding will include the areas of psychology, law, criminal justice, and forensic mental health. Students will be given the opportunity to gain this basic knowledge and will be expected to critically analyze theories, policies, research, and practices within the field of forensic psychology. (3 units; Spring)

FPY540-B
Larsen, Anne-Marie
01/13/2020 T 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
FPY540-A
Roth, Erica M.
01/13/2020 T 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

FPY595 Special Topics

This course is designed to be an in-depth seminar on a selected topic within Forensic Psychology. Course is repeatable for a total of nine units with a change of topic. (3 units; Fall, Spring)

FPY595-A
Aguilar, Jenny Elizabeth Ann
09/03/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN
FPY595-A
Aguilar, Jenny Elizabeth Ann
01/13/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBA ONLN

Complete 2 of the following courses:

CJS510 Legal Research and Reasoning

This course provides an introduction to legal research methods, including state and federal reported cases, digests, annotated codes, state and federal administrative regulations, and computerized legal research, as well as an introduction to the writing of case briefs and memoranda. This course is also an advanced examination of aspects of evidence acquisition, evaluation, and preservation with special consideration of the legal context including its use in the trial process. This course is designed to provide additional insights concerning the proper use of evidence and its admissibility. (3 units; Fall)

CJS510-A
Hinrichs, Troy
09/03/2019 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 189
CJS510-B
Hinrichs, Troy
09/03/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 166

CJS520 Advanced Criminal Law

Graduate level course on the nature of criminal law; philosophical and historical development; major definitions and concepts; classification of crime; elements of crimes and penalties using California and federal statutes as illustrations; defenses to criminal responsibility; criminal responsibility. (3 units; Spring)

CJS520-B
Hinrichs, Troy
01/13/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
CJS520-A
Hinrichs, Troy
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

CJS560 Criminal Investigations

This course will examine elements of criminal investigation, including crime scene preservation, evidence collection and interviewing. To bring these two topics (investigation and report writing) together, students will also be exposed to various concepts of criminal law, search and seizure and police procedures. (3 units; Summer)

CJS560-A
Hinrichs, Troy
05/04/2020 M 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

FPY510 Biological Bases of Behavior

This course examines the biological bases of behavior and learning through the lifespan, including the fundamentals of neuroanatomy, brain development, neuropsychology, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, psychopharmacology and temperament. (3 units; Fall)

FPY510-B
Aguilar, Jenny Elizabeth Ann
09/03/2019 Th 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 192
FPY510-A
Aguilar, Jenny Elizabeth Ann
09/03/2019 Th 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 192

FPY520 Criminal Profiling

This course is meant to teach graduate students the fundamentals of reconstructing the serial offenders' motives and intent through examination of psychological evidence left by perpetrators at crime scenes. This course incorporates a multifaceted approach to psychological profiling utilizing criminal investigative skills, social psychological principles, and advanced research methodology. Prerequisites: CJS 530, 560, FPY540 and either FPY 535 or PSY 535. (3 units; Spring)

FPY520-B
Aguilar, Jenny Elizabeth Ann
01/13/2020 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
FPY520-A
Aguilar, Jenny Elizabeth Ann
01/13/2020 W 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

Professional Clinical Counselor (18 units)

PSY536 Community Mental Health Cnsling

This course introduces the student to the contemporary context of community mental health settings. Course content emphasizes recovery-oriented treatment for severe mental illness, disaster and trauma response, services for victims of abuse, the homeless, foster care services, case management, client advocacy, in-home and in-school services, bilingual client services, professional collaboration and medical family therapy. This is an elective course for which students wishing to pursue licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of California should register. Pre- or Co- requisite: PSY535. (3 units)

PSY536-B
Deulen, Angela A.
09/03/2019 Sa 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN

PSY537 Career Counseling

This course is designed to meet the professional training criteria of students within the field of Counseling Psychology and other helping professions to gain competency in the basic tenets of career counseling. This is an elective course for which students wishing to pursue licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of California should register. (3 units; Spring)

PSY537-A
Deulen, Angela A.
01/13/2020 Sa 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mission Hall ONLN

PSY541 Empircly-Based Trtmnt Appchs for

This course exposes students to empirically based approaches for treating adults with severe mental illness. Students will gain an understanding of the history, goals, techniques, and research outcomes associated with interventions for adults with major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder. A specific focus will be on empirically based approaches for severe mental illness, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). (3 units; Fall)

PSY541-B
Deulen, Angela A.
09/03/2019 Sa 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN

PSY542 Play Therapy for Special Popltns

This course introduces the student to the major theoretical models of play therapy with an emphasis on special populations including children experiencing grief and loss, children placed in foster care, and children who have been physically abused, sexually abused or neglected. (3 units; Spring)

PSY542-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 F 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM TBA ONLN

PSY543 Eval and Trtmnt Complsv Disordrs

This course offers an intensive study of the biopsychological mechanisms underlying compulsive behaviors. Focus includes eating disorders, sexual compulsions, gambling, and internet addiction. Evidence-based treatment approaches are identified and related to their impact on health, wellness, and recovery. (3 units; Summer)

PSY543-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 F 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA ONLN
PSY543-B
Knabb, Joshua J.
05/04/2020 F 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA ONLN

PSY599 Special Topics

An in-depth seminar on a selected topic within Psychology. This course may be repeated with a change in topic for a maximum of six units. (1-3 units)

PSY599-B
Burke, Jay Evan
09/03/2019 F 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM James Complex ONLN
PSY599-A
Cox, Mark
09/03/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY599-A
Cox, Mark
01/13/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBA ONLN
PSY599-A
Cox, Mark
05/04/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TBA ONLN
PSY599-B
Burke, Jay Evan
05/11/2020 T 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA ONLN