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Clinical Psychology

CPY4200 Group Psychotherapy (1) (MSCP/MFT)
Explores the composition, development, and process of the group as a vehicle for individual and social change, including a cursory survey of current group methodologies. The development of effective group membership and leadership skills is emphasized. BBS 4980.40 (2)

CPY4203 Group Counseling Theories and Techniques (2) (MSCP/MFT/LPCC) (tag course)
This course includes principles of group dynamics, group process components, group developmental stage theories, therapeutic factors of group work, group leadership styles and approaches, pertinent research and literature, group psychotherapy methods, and evaluation of effectiveness. This 2-unit course augments the 1-unit CPY 4200 course and combined with that course meets the new LPCC dual licensure MFT/LPCC requirements of SB33 and BBS4999.33

CPY4205 Neurophysiology and Psychopharmacology I (2) (MSCP/MFT)
Prerequisites: PSY1001, PSY2101, and PSY2157
This course introduces the basic components of the brain and the central nervous system, focusing upon the role of sensation, perception, learning, mood, and memory in mental health. A review of the range of psychotropic medications used in the management of psychological health is included. Emphasizes understanding of how to collaborate and communicate effectively with health care providers and family members, including evidence-based and best practices to work with consumers with co-occurring disorders. BBS 4980.81

CPY4207 Neurophysiology and Psychopharmacology II (1) (MSCP/MFT/LPCC)
Prerequisites: PSY1001, PSY2101, and PSY2157
This course augments the 2-unit course in the MFT degree program, providing the additional 1 unit of training required for the SB33 and BBS 4999.33 dual licensure requirements toward MFT and LPCC. Additional research and interventions regarding the neurophysiology of the brain and the impact of psychopharmacological substances as well as other substances are discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on the new requirements regarding basic classifications, indications, and contraindications of commonly prescribed psychopharmacological medications so that appropriate referrals can be made for medical evaluations and so that the side effects of those medications can be identified.

CPY4210 Psychopathology I (3)
Prerequisites: PSY1001, PSY2101, and PSY2157
Corequisite: CPY4205
This two-semester course focuses upon the diagnostic system of psychological disorders outlined in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The major paradigms of mental distress are thoroughly reviewed, and students are trained in the use of Mental Status Exams, multi-axial diagnostic criteria, and differential diagnoses. Recovery-oriented care, evidence-based practices, and how to work with peer counselors and health care providers to improve the social, scholastic, and occupational functioning of the consumer will be emphasized. Co-occurring disorders and the appropriate treatment will be reviewed. BBS 4980.37 (a-1)

CPY4215 Psychopathology II (3)
Prerequisites: PSY1001, PSY2101, PSY2157, and CPY4210
This two-semester course focuses upon the diagnostic system of psychological disorders outlined in the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The major
paradigms of mental distress are thoroughly reviewed and students are trained in the use of Mental Status Exams, multi-axial diagnostic criteria, and differential diagnoses. Working with the severely mentally ill from a diverse culture and population, collaborative treatment, recovery-oriented care, and case management will be emphasized. BBS 4980.37 (a-1)

CPY4220 Cross-cultural Issues (2)
Explores the effects of ethnicity on the therapeutic counseling process with attention to the unique cultural traits of various minority groups, focusing upon culturally appropriate interventions and an awareness of multicultural dynamics in a larger society. BBS 4980.37 (a-7)

CPY4225 Principles of MFT (3)
In-depth study of Marriage and Family Therapy, focusing on salient theories, problems, and critical issues from all major psychotherapeutic orientations, including family systems therapy and behavioral-cognitive therapy. Emphasizes understanding the role of racial, ethnic, and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical and mental status, and equity issues in marital, couple, and family therapy. BBS 4980.37 (a-3), 4980.40 (1,2)

CPY4230 Lifespan Development (3)
Prerequisites: PSY1001 and PSY2141
Analysis of major approaches to the study of human development from infancy to old age, reviewing specific family life events and the psychological implications of developmental milestones such as childbirth, childrearing, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, marriage, divorce, blended families, parenting, and geropsychology . Includes 10 hours of course work in aging and long-term care. BBS 4980.40 (3)

CPY4235 Human Sexuality (1)
Prerequisite: PSY2157
Analysis of normal and dysfunctional sexual behavior with attention to diagnosis of sexual problems and to the major approaches to sex therapy. BBS 4980.81 (c)

CPY4240 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (3) (MSCP/MFT)
Prerequisites: PSY1001, PSY2101, PSY2157, and CPY4225
Provides a clinical survey of theoretical and empirical psychodynamic psychotherapy approaches and topics, including evidence-based practice. Approaches include Freudian, Jungian, Ego Psychology, Object Relations, Self Psychology, Developmental, and Relational perspectives. Specific topics surveyed may include the psychotherapeutic relationship; development of student/clinician qualities; developmental issues, relationships, and transitions and their impact on health; trauma and its treatment; and clinical practice issues
for individuals with a range of diagnoses (including severe mental illness) such as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, interventions, and collaborative treatment practices. BBS 4980.37 (a-5)

CPY4245 Professional Ethics and Law (3)
Prerequisites: CPY4210, and CPY4215
This course examines ethical and legal standards, codes, and issues within the mental health professions and their relevant professional, clinical, and personal dimensions and implications. While covering legal and ethical issues requisite for licensure, it also emphasizes personal and professional development, the development of student qualities, and the impact of personal values as an integral part of cultivating an ethical attitude within the field of psychology. The course emphasizes the relationship between the development of personal qualities, sense of self, values, professional behavior, ethics, and clinical practice. Specific topics include child and elder abuse assessment and reporting; scope of practice; legal patterns and trends; privilege/confidentiality; treatment of minors; professional writing; evidence-based practice; collaborative treatment; case management; and community resources. BBS 4980.81 (a, 1-5)

CPY4252 Clinical Assessment and Treatment (3) (Effective Fall 2012)
Prerequisites: PSY1001, PSY2141, and PSY2157
Focuses on developmental theories and intervention techniques in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of the child in distress or the child who may have been abused. Addresses the concept of the individuality of the child in the context of both a developmental and familial-social framework. Introduces the use of the clinical interview and basic objective and projective assessment tools and provides initial experience in psychological testing with children. A review of the basic principles of psychological measurement of adults, providing an introduction to, and experience with, the most commonly used projective and objective psychological testing instruments. Appropriate treatment plan and collaborative treatment with health care providers and family members will be emphasized.
BBS 4980.40 (4), 4980.81 (B, F);BBS 4999.33
Note: Effective Fall 2012, CPY4250 Clinical Child Assessment and CPY4255 Clinical Adult Assessment will be replaced with the single course name and number of CPY4252 Clinical Assessment and Treatment.

CPY4260 Abuse in Family Systems (2)
This course meets the legal requirements of the Board of Behavioral Sciences for seven class hours devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of child abuse and 15 class hours devoted to the study of the diagnosis and treatment of domestic violence and covers elder abuse, as mandated by BBS.

CPY4265 Diagnosis and Treatment of Addictions I (1) (MSCP/MFT)
Prerequisite: CPY4205
Identifies and defines the addiction syndrome, examines the physiological, psychological, and social variables considered in making a diagnosis and discusses the legal, ethical, and financial constraints involved in making a referral. BBS 4980.81 (d)

CPY4267 Diagnosis and Treatment of Addictions II (2) (MSCP/MFT/LPCC)
Prerequisite: CPY4205
This 2-unit course augments the 1-unit course in the MFT degree program to include additional theories and psychotherapeutic interventions regarding substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. It meets the SB33 mandate and BBS 4999.33 requirements for dual licensure for MFT and LPCC. The course includes substance abuse; co-occurring disorders and addiction; major approaches to identification, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse and addiction; legal and medical aspects of substance abuse; populations at risk; the role of the support systems; and community resources.

CPY4270 Psychotherapeutic Techniques of Brief Therapy (2)
Prerequisites: PSY1001, PSY2141, and PSY2157
Describes a non-normative model of behavior focusing on the presenting problem of the client. Discusses strategic therapy: problem-and-solution-focused approaches to behavior
change derived from communications theory and family systems theory. Demonstrates techniques to achieve significant change swiftly through use of a one-way mirror lab. BBS 4980.40 (1)

CPY4275 Couples Psychotherapy (3) (MSCP/MFT)
Offers an introduction to psychotherapy with couples. Reviews effective couples therapy techniques, including object relations theory. Predictors of successful relationships, developmental aspects of couples relationships, cross-cultural issues, and the concerns of nontraditional couples are explored. Identifying domestic violence and spousal abuse and exploring techniques for preventing violence in the home as well as necessary interventions to ensure domestic safety are discussed. BBS 4980.81 (e), 4980.40 (2) (3)

CPY4310 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (2)
Prerequisite: CPY4270
Reviews the most commonly used approaches to psychotherapy, focusing upon the quality of mental representations held by the individual and how these representations initiate and control both behavior and affect. Students explore the specific range of cognitive-behavioral and dialectic behavioral interventions that have proven most successful in alleviating distress. BBS 4980.40 (1)

CPY4420 Clinical Practicum I  (3)
Prerequisites: MTH1111, CPY4200, CPY4205, CPY4210, CPY4215, CPY4220, CPY4225, CPY4230, CPY4235, CPY4240, CPY4245, CPY4250, CPY4252 or CPY4255, CPY4260, CPY4265, CPY4270, CPY4275, and CPY4310
This two-semester sequence of supervised practicum in the field provides an average of 20 hours weekly (250 hours per semester) of supervised training and face-to-face counseling experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in community agencies, schools, detention centers, and hospitals throughout the Bay Area. A practicum packet must be completed and signed by all parties to ensure that the site, student, and faculty are in agreement of the BBS and departmental requirements. This clinical field placement meets the requirements of the Board of Behavioral Sciences for ongoing experience in the use of applied psychotherapeutic techniques, assessment, diagnosis, crisis intervention, and the treatment of individuals in need. Integrated strength-based recovery model, evidence-based and best practices, case management, working with co-occurring disorders, and collaborative treatment will be emphasized. Understanding of the impact of socioeconomic position and culture will also be emphasized. BBS 4980.40 (b,1,2, B, f, g), 4980.42 4980.43

Please note timeline restrictions (earliest start date is August 15 for training at field site).

CPY4422 Clinical Practicum II (3)
Prerequisites: MTH1111, CPY4200, CPY4205, CPY4210, CPY4215, CPY4220, CPY4225, CPY4230, CPY4235, CPY4240, CPY4245, CPY4250, CPY4252 or CPY4255, CPY4260, CPY4265, CPY4270, CPY4275, CPY4310, and CPY4420
This two-semester sequence of supervised practicum in the field provides an average of 20 hours weekly (250 hours per semester) of supervised training and face-to-face counseling experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in community agencies, schools, detention centers, and hospitals throughout the Bay Area. A practicum packet must be completed and signed by all parties to ensure that the site, student, and faculty are in agreement of the BBS and departmental requirements. This clinical field placement meets the requirements of the Board of Behavioral Sciences for ongoing experience in the use of applied psychotherapeutic techniques, assessment, diagnosis, crisis intervention, and the treatment of individuals in need. Integrated strength-based recovery model, evidence-based and best practices, case management, working with co-occurring disorders, and collaborative treatment will be emphasized. Understanding of the impact of socioeconomic position and culture will also be emphasized. BBS 4980.40 (b,1,2, B, f, g), 4980.42 4980.43

Note: Students who wish to graduate in May must complete all supervised training site hours by the May 15th deadline. Failure to do so may result in a delay of degree posting and graduation date and will require summer enrollment in the CPY6992 Field Supervision course. Students must ensure that their Practicum site is aware of these restrictions. NDNU will not be liable for any students at a site, inclusive of earned credit hours toward BBS requirements, postgraduation and post-May 15, nor will we certify any hours earned after May 15 if the student has not been enrolled in 3 units of Supervised Field Experience in Summer Session I. There is no supervised field experience offered in Summer Session II. Students are responsible for ensuring that their training site and supervisor are aware of these restrictions prior to signing a contract and committing to a site. A field site may opt to assume liability for the graduating student beyond the May 15 deadline, and this has typically been the case in the past. Nevertheless, we want to ensure that students are aware of the August 15 – May 15 timeline for Practicum I (CPY4420) and II (CPY4422) courses. Nongraduating students must adhere to the guidelines regarding enrollment in CPY6992 Field Supervision.

CPY4430 Clinical Case Seminar I (3)
Corequisite: CPY4420
This two-semester sequence accompanies CPY4420 and provides an intensive small-group seminar setting within which students may discuss their field placement experiences and their cases. Students focus on the personal issues involved in transference and counter-transference in their cases; develop a better sense of the relationship between the development of personal qualities, their sense of self, values, professional behavior, and ethics; learn to integrate theory with evidence-based practice; benefit from feedback from their colleagues and instructor; learn how to construct and present case analyses; develop professional writing skills; become acquainted with community resources and methods of collaborative treatment; develop psychotherapy, intervention, assessment, and case management skills, including methods for specialized issues; and explore this opportunity for profound professional growth. This class augments and supports what students are learning academically and experientially, concurrently, in CPY4420. BBS 4980.42, 4980.43, 4980.40, 4980.37 (a,1-7,b), 4980.81 (a-5)

CPY4432 Clinical Case Seminar II  (3)
Prerequisite: CPY4420/CPY4430
Corequisite: CPY4422
This two-semester sequence accompanies CPY4422 and provides an intensive small-group seminar setting within which students may discuss their field placement experiences and their cases. Students focus on the personal issues involved in transference and counter-
transference in their cases; develop a better sense of the relationship between the development of personal qualities, their sense of self, values, professional behavior, and ethics; learn to integrate theory with evidence-based practice; benefit from feedback from their colleagues and instructor; learn how to construct and present case analyses and develop professional writing skills; become acquainted with community resources and methods of collaborative treatment; develop psychotherapy, intervention, assessment, and case management skills, including methods for specialized issues; and explore this opportunity for profound professional growth. This class augments and supports what students are learning academically and experientially, concurrently, in CPY4422. BBS 4980.42, 4980.43, 4980.40, 4980.37 (a,1-7,b), 4980.81 (a-5)

CPY4550 Crisis, Trauma and Recovery I (2) (MSCP/MFT)
This course meets the BBS mandate: “crisis or trauma counseling, including crisis theory; multidisciplinary responses to crises, emergencies, or disasters; cognitive, affective, behavioral, and neurological effects associated with trauma; brief, intermediate and long-term approaches; and assessment strategies for clients in crisis and principles of intervention for individuals with mental or emotional disorders during times of crisis, emergency, or disaster.” This course focuses on evidence-based practice and community-based methods of learning and emphasizes relational and complex trauma. It enables students to meet with consumers of mental health services and learn about patient advocacy, collaborative care, referrals, and community resources. It promotes mental health wellness and recovery-oriented care that utilizes a strength-based approach. Meets SB33; BBS4999.33.
Effective Spring 2012, this course will replace the current 2-unit course CPY4540 Advanced Clinical Seminar. All students currently in the program who have not yet taken the CPY4540 course will be able to substitute this course to meet their MSCP/MFT degree requirements. Effective Fall 2012, an additional unit may be tagged to this course as a supplemental unit to meet the requirements of the BBS for the LPCC track.

CPY4555 Crisis, Trauma, and Recovery II (1 unit) (MSCP/MFT/LPCC)
This 1-unit course augments the 2-unit MFT course in Crisis, Trauma, and Recovery, enabling returning students who are exploring the LPCC option the opportunity to meet the 3-unit requirement by SB33 and BBS for LPCC licensure. The course augments the 2-unit course focus on evidence-based and community-based methods of learning, patient advocacy, collaborative care, community resources, and recovery-oriented care. Additional theory on crisis care and management, trauma assessment, and treatment are also incorporated into this 1-unit course. Meets SB33; BBS4999.32.

CPY4884 Research: Methodology (3)
Prerequisites: MTH1111, CPY4200, CPY4205 CPY4210, CPY4215, CPY4220, CPY4225, CPY4230, CPY4235, CPY4240, CPY4245, CPY4250 or CPY4255, CPY4260 CPY4265, CPY4270, CPY4275, and CPY4310
Provides an overview of research design and methodology. Special emphasis is placed on helping the student conceptually understand the principles of psychological research. Topics include Observation and Measurement, Study Design and Implementation, and Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. Course grades are determined by midterm and final exams and assignments as well as a first draft of a research proposal. BBS 4980.37 (2,6), 4980.81 (a-2) Note that all three thesis courses must be completed in residence at NDNU.

CPY4996 Research: Proposal (3)
Prerequisite: CPY4884
This course is designed as a workshop to help students develop and implement their Master's Thesis research projects. The course involves a more pragmatic application of the material presented in CPY4884. Writing assignments facilitate students' completion of their proposals in a timely fashion. Permission from NDNU’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) must first be obtained via written application. Students also incorporate a second reader in collaboration with the Thesis Advisor. Students are expected to finish their research proposals by the end of the semester, inclusive of comprehensive literature review, methodology, pilot data, analyses, and discussion. Note that all three thesis courses must be completed in residence at NDNU.

CPY4997 Research: Completion (3)
Prerequisite: CPY4996
This course enables the student to complete the final data collection, analyses, discussion, and conclusion sections of the thesis in reference to the hypothesis, complete the entire thesis, and present at the Graduate Research Conference of NDNU. Note that all three thesis courses must be completed in residence at NDNU.

CPY5200 Group Counseling Theories and Techniques (3) (MSCP/MFT/LPCC)
This course includes principles of group dynamics, group process components, group developmental stage theories, therapeutic factors of group work, group leadership styles and approaches, pertinent research and literature, group psychotherapy methods, and evaluation of effectiveness. SB33; BBS 4999.33.

CPY5205 Neurophysiology & Psychopharmacology: (3) (MSCP/MFT/LPCC)
Prerequisites: PSY1001, PSY2101, and PSY2157
Psychopharmacology and neurophysiology, including the biological bases of behavior, basic classifications, indications, and contraindications of commonly prescribed psychopharmacological medications so that appropriate referrals can be made for medical evaluations and so that the side effects of those medications can be identified. Meets SB33 and BBS 4999.33 mandates for dual licensure in MFT and LPCC.

CPY5240  Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (2) (MSCP/MFT/LPCC)
Prerequisites: PSY1001, PSY2101, PSY2157, and CPY4225
This 2-unit course incorporates the current recommendations of SB33 and BBS 4999.33 BBS mandates for dual licensure in MFT and LPCC. Includes clinical overview of theoretical and empirical psychodynamic psychotherapy approaches and topics, including evidence-based practices. Approaches include Freudian, Jungian, Ego Psychology, Object Relations, Self Psychology, Developmental, and Relational perspectives. Specific topics surveyed may include the psychotherapeutic relationship; development of student/clinician qualities; developmental issues, relationships, and transitions and their impact on health; trauma and its treatment; and clinical practice issues for individuals with a range of diagnoses (including severe mental illness) such as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, interventions, and collaborative treatment practices. BBS 4980.37(a-5).

CPY5265 Diagnosis and Treatment of Addictions (3) (MSCP/MFT/LPCC)
Prerequisite: CPY4205
This course includes substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and addiction; major approaches to identification, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse and addiction; legal and medical aspects of substance abuse; populations at risk; the role of the support systems; and community resources. Meets SB33, BBS 4999.33 mandates.

CPY5275 Couples Psychotherapy (2) (MSCP/MFT/LPCC)
Offers an introduction to psychotherapy with couples. Reviews effective couples therapy techniques, including object relations theory. Predictors of successful relationships, developmental aspects of couples relationships, cross-cultural issues, and the concerns of nontraditional couples are explored. Identifying domestic violence and spousal abuse and exploring techniques for preventing violence in the home as well as necessary interventions to ensure domestic safety are discussed. This 2-unit course reflects the current BBS recommendations and changes for the combined MFT and LPCC licensure process. BBS 4980.81 (e), 4980.40 (2) (3); meets SB33, BBS4999.33 mandates.

CPY5550 Crisis, Trauma, and Recovery (3) (MSCP/MFT/LPCC)
This course integrates a community-based approach to crisis theory, multidisciplinary responses to crises, emergencies, or disasters; cognitive, affective, behavioral, and
neurological effects associated with trauma; brief, intermediate, and long-term approaches; assessment strategies for clients in crisis; principles of intervention for individuals with mental or emotional disorders during times of crisis or emergency; or other clinical topics. Trauma-specific theories and approaches are integrated along with patient advocacy, collaborative care and referrals, and community resources with emphasis on strength-based and evidence-based approaches. Meets SB33; BBS4999.33.

CPY5560 Career Development Theories and Techniques (3) (MSCP/MFT/LPCC)
Career development theories and techniques, including career development decision-making models and interrelationships among and between work, family, and other life roles and factors, including the role of multicultural issues in career development.

CPY6992 Supervised Field Experience (3)
Prerequisites: CPY4210/4215, CPY4245
Offers supervised practicum hours that are not part of the degree or certificate program but that provide the opportunity for the collection of extra MFT field placement hours after the completion of 12 graduate units. Students meet with their University Field Supervisor by appointment after obtaining an approved field placement. Requires written approval by advisor. A practicum packet must be completed and signed by all parties to ensure that the site, student, and faculty are in agreement of the BBS and departmental requirements. BBS 4980.40 (b-g), 4980.42, 4980.43