School Psychology (SPSY)

SPSY 523 Independent Research1-3 Credit hours   

Course designed to provide the student with the opportunity to work with a school psychology program professor on a research problem mutually agreed upon in terms of a specific plan of study. (PR: Permission of the instructor)

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SPSY 601 Prof Comp I Schools3 Credit hours   

This course is designed as an introduction to schools as organizations and systems.

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SPSY 603 Prof Comp II School Psych3 Credit hours   

This course provides an opportunity to teach the historical roots of contemporary psychology and school psychology and to help students contemplate the future of school psychology. (PR: SPSY 601)

Pre-req: SPSY 601.

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SPSY 606 Adol Substance Abuse3 Credit hours   

Substance abuse is a pervasive problem within our society. Mental Health professionals and educators require knowledge and skills in adolescent substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment to address this problem.

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SPSY 616 Typ & Atyp Child Dev3 Credit hours   

This is a multicultural, reading and writing intensive course that presents information on typical and atypical human development.

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SPSY 617 Ind Svc I Consultation3 Credit hours   

This course is an introductio nto the theory and practice of consultation and will prepare students to serve as consultants within public schools.

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SPSY 618 Dir Svc I Instruct & Bmod3 Credit hours   

This course teaches the application of behavior modification principles to the classroom setting as well as the modification of instruction to meet the needs of atypical learners.

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SPSY 619 Dir Svc II-Ind Grp Csl3 Credit hours   

This course is a direct interventions course focusing on individual and group therapy for children.

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SPSY 620 Ind Svc II Prevention3 Credit hours   

This course is an introduction to the science and practice of primary prevention. Pre: SPSY 617.

Pre-req: SPSY 617.

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SPSY 621 Data-Based Decision I3 Credit hours   

This course is a beginning problem-solving course designed to provide students with a variety of assessment methods they can use to start constructing their profes- sional "tool Kit".

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SPSY 622 Data-Based Decision II3 Credit hours   

This course is an intermediate problem-solving course designed to provide students with a variety of assessment measures to add to their professional "tool kit".

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SPSY 624 Data-Based Decision III3 Credit hours   

Review of standard assessment instruments used in school psychology practice emphasizing those aspects of specialized testing consistant with diagnostic needs of the individual child or groups of children. (PR: SPSY 622)

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SPSY 674 Bio Bases School Psych3 Credit hours   

Interactive and reading intensive course that uses both live class meetings and the WebCT format to present information on the biological foundations of school psychology.

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SPSY 675 Cognitive/Emo Bases Sch Psy3 Credit hours   

SPSY 675 is a reading and writing intensive course that presents information of the psychological foundations of school psychology.

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SPSY 700 Special Topics1-6 Credit hours   

Courses in specialized areas of school psychology on issues in the practice of school psychology. (PR: Permission of the instructor.)

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SPSY 701 Behavior Therapy3 Credit hours   
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SPSY 710 Application of MTSS3 Credit hours   

The focus of this course will be to integrate elements of consultation, assessment, and intervention into a comprehensive Multi-Tired System of Support for behavior and academics from the perspective of a school psychologist.

Pre-req: SPSY 621 with a minimum grade of C and SPSY 622 with a minimum grade of C.

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SPSY 720 Counseling With Youth Ad3 Credit hours   

This is a course designed to help students improve their counseling skills with youth in schools by exploring and implementing the applied practices of the major theories of psychotherapy.

Pre-req: PSY 619.

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SPSY 738 Practicum I3 Credit hours   

The initial practicum in school psychology is designed to provide a structured, experiential link between early coursework and practical experience. Pre: SPSY 601, SPSY 616, SPSY 621.

Pre-req: SPSY 621 and SPSY 616.

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SPSY 739 Practicum II3 Credit hours   

The second practicum in school psychology is designed to provide a structured, experiental link between intermediate coursework and practical experience. Pre: SPSY 738.

Pre-req: SPSY 738.

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SPSY 740 Practicum III1-6 Credit hours   

During this capstone experience, students will provide a full range of school psychological services in a multi- disciplinary training setting supervised by credentialed school psychologists.

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SPSY 745 Internship in Sch Psych1-12 Credit hours   
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SPSY 750 Ed S Thesis Research3 Credit hours   

Development and defense of a research proposal examining a specific hypothesis in School Psychology. Analysis of data, written presentation in thesis form, and public defense are required.

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SPSY 751 Program Evaluation3 Credit hours   

The course is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills to develop and implement evaluations of educational programs in the classroom, school, county or state.

Pre-req: PSY 517 and SPSY 623.

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