School Counseling/School Psych (SPSY)

SPSY 504  Biological Bases of Behavior/Cognition And Learning  3  

This course examines how the structure and function of the brain relate to behavior and learning. Course content will introduce the fundamentals of basic neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemical functioning, and will focus on applying these principles to the study of sensory processes, learning, memory, cognition, and emotion. Topics will also include a review of the biology of psychological disorders, including major affective disorders, anxiety disorders, autistic spectrum disorders and stress disorders, as well as a review of the effects of drugs on the nervous system and behavior.

SPSY 615  Assessment for Intervention I  3  

This course will provide school psychology students with the knowledge and skills needed to administer, score, and interpret individually administered tests of intelligence/cognitive abilities and achievement. Students will be trained to communicate assessment results and to use assessment results to plan interventions. Additionally, students will learn response to intervention procedures. Grade of B or better is required to progress to SPSY 616. Lab fee applies. (Prerequisite: CNSL 611 or SCSP 611)

Prerequisites: CNSL-611 or SCSP-611  
SPSY 616  Assessment for Intervention II  3  

This course will provide the student with advanced skills in administering and interpreting developmental, cognitive, perceptual-motor, adaptive, achievement, and other processes measured in a psycho-educational assessment. In addition, students will be trained to recognize how issues such as ethnicity, SES, medical conditions, gender and linguistic and cultural diversity affect student functioning. Continued practice in communicating assessment results and forming intervention plans will be addressed. Grade of B or better is required to progress to SPSY 623. Lab fee applies. (Prerequisite: SPSY 615)

Prerequisites: SPSY 615  
SPSY 623  Assessment for Intervention III  3  

This course will continue to teach advanced skills in administering various assessment measures and the interpretation and integration of the findings from multiple measures. Students will be trained to administer, score and interpret numerous standardized behavioral rating scales and neuropsychological assessments. Students will continue practice in communicating assessment results and forming intervention plans. Grade of B or Better is required. (Prerequisite: SPSY 616). Lab fee applies.

Prerequisites: CNSL-616  
SPSY 631  Practicum in School Psychology I  3  

This course combines a minimum of 75 hours of on-site field experience as well as weekly classes to support and train the practicum student prior to beginning the internship in school psychology. Students will be exposed to the range and depth of school psychological services including regular and special education, evidence-based academic instructional strategies, curriculum-based assessment and effective academic, social and behavioral interventions. Students will also conduct a behavioral case study using single case research methodology with an emphasis on family-school collaboration. Students will also participate in school-wide practices to promote learning. Grade of B or better is required. Prerequisite of co-requisite: SPSY 615, 616.

SPSY 632  Practicum in School Psychology II  3  

This course combines a minimum of 75 hours of on-site field experience as well as weekly classes to support and train the practicum student prior to beginning the internship in school psychology. Students will be exposed to the range and depth of school psychological services including regular and special education, evidence-based academic instructional strategies, curriculum-based assessment and effective academic, social and behavioral interventions. Students will also conduct an academic case study using single case research methodology with an emphasis on family-school collaboration. Students will also participate in preventive and responsive services. Grade of B or better is required. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CPSY 570, SPSY 623, 631.

SPSY 633  School Psychology Internship I  3  
Prerequisites: SPSY-632  
Course is Pass/Fail  
SPSY 634  School Psychology Internship II  3  
Prerequisites: SPSY-633  
Course is Pass/Fail  
SPSY 680  Research Project  1.5  

This course focuses on applying basic research principles to an empirical research project in the field of counseling. The types of projects include but are not limited to survey research, quasi-experimental/true experimental research, single-subject research, and program evaluation. The final format of the project can be a thesis, a research report, or a manuscript ready for professional journal submission. This course is delivered over two semesters, Fall and Spring, 1.5 credits each semester. Graded Pass/Fail. (Prerequisite: SCSP 575)

Prerequisites: SCSP-575 must be completed prior to taking this course.  
Course is Pass/Fail