Graduate Course Descriptions

PSY601 Issues in Professional Development and Research.
Fall Semester1 credits
Seminar addressing issues such as structure of academic systems and progress through them, time management, library search systems, professional journals, how to structure curriculum vitae, procedures and rules in human subject research, professional meetings and presentations, extramural funding opportunities, professional writing style, ethical issues.
PREREQUISITE: GRADUATE STANDING IN PSYCHOLOGY..
PSY602 Scientific writing and grantsmanship
Offered By Announcement Only3 credits
Writing and organizational skills for professional development in social and behavioral sciences. Mechanism of extramural funding and grant review, including gransmanship.
PREREQUISITE: GRADUATE STANDING.
PSY603 Neuroanatomy
Fall Semester3 credits
Functional neuroanatomy for individuals engaged in basic neuroscience and psychological research. Gross anatomy, identification of pathways and circuits, and physiological funcitons of neuroanatomical systems. Clinical examples and case histories off neuroanatomical disorders. laboratory exercises including brain dissections, examiniation of brain dodels and atlases, and internet neuroanatomy websites.
PREREQUISITE: GRADUATE STANDING
PSY604 Cognition and emotion
Spring Semester3 credits
Study of basic cognitive processes of attention and memory, the function of emotions, and the role of cognitive mechanisms in the processing of affective information.
PSY605 Cognitive neuroscience
Fall Semester3 credits
Brain mechanisms in cognition and behavior, including sensory encoding and perception, attention, motivation, emotion, learning/memory, language, executive functions, and mental disorders.
PREREQUISITE: GRADUATE STANDING.
PSY606 Biobehavioral processes and disease and health
Fall Semester3 credits
Psychological and behavioral processes on health, well-being, and disease. Basic mechanisms of physiological regulation and dysregulation of cardiovascular, endocrine, and immune systems with specific reference to issues in cardiovascular behavioral medicine and psychoneuroimmunology.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 610 and GRADUATE STANDING.
PSY609 Psychopharmacology
Offered By Announcement Only3 credits
Basic methods and current issues in psychopharmacology.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 605 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSY610 Behavioral medicine overview
Spring Semester3 credits
Psychological factors in the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of physical disorders.
PSY613 Psychoneuroimmunology
Spring Semester3 credits
Structural and functional aspects of the immune system that are sensitive to neural and psychological processes. Interactions between the nervous and immune systems are examined in relation to empirical associations between psychological factors (i.e., stress) and immune-mediated processes in diseases such as cancer and AIDS.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 605 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSY614 Diversity issues in psychology
Spring Semester3 credits
Overview of diversity issues including race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical disability and socioeconomic status as they relate to psychological research and clinical practice.
PREREQUISITE: GRADUATE STANDING.
PSY615 Foundations of neuropsychology
Spring Semester3 credits
Mechanisms of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including developmental disorders, dementia, aphasia, amnesia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and loss of general intelligence. Clinincal tools for neuropsychological assessment, forensics, and genetic screening.
PREREQUISITE: GRADUATE STANDING
PSY616 Biobehavioral Processes and Clinical Research Applications in Health Psychology
3 credits
Conduct of clinical research and examination of biobehavioral processes in health psychology.  Lectures, readings and assignments deal with clinical research involving pathology, assessment and intervention-based functions with applications focused on health and disease conceptualized at multiple levels of prevention.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 606, PSY 610 and GRADUATE STANDING
PSY620 Developmental psychology
Offered By Announcement Only3 credits
Emphasis on applied research and interventions.
PSY621 Theories of development
Fall Semester3 credits
Theoretical aspects of psychological development throughout the life span.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 620.
PSY622 Cognitive development
Offered By Announcement Only3 credits
Disorders of intellectual development: Mental retardation, learning problems, and language delays (etiology, epidemiology, and prognosis). Does not include clinical applications.
PSY623 Language development
Offered By Announcement Only3 credits
The nature of deviant acquisition of communication systems. Specific language and speech problems of developmentally disabled, sensorily impaired and physically handicapped children. Intervention methods utilizing traditional and nonverbal approaches.
PSY624 Social development
Spring Semester3 credits
The theoretical and empirical literature on social development in children with psychopathology, mental retardation, and/or those who have experienced trauma.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 620.
PSY625 Social Psychology
Fall Semester3 credits
Overview of the major substantive areas and theories of social psychology. Emphasis on applications to health-related concerns.
PSY631 Design and Analysis
Fall Semester3 credits
Statistics for experimental design with uncorrelated independent variables. Review of t-tests; designs and applications of analysis of variance; including one-way, factorial, repeated-measures, and mixed designs; post hoc comparisons among means.
PSY632 Multiple Regression
Spring Semester3 credits
Techniques for the analysis of multiple quantitative measurements including multiple regression, multivariate analysis of variance, discriminant analysis and canonical correlation. Computer application of these techniques to the behavioral sciences.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 631 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSY633 Introduction to structural equation modeling
Fall Semester3 credits
Structural ewuation modeling. Specific and testing explicit theory based models of covariances among variables. Structural models, path analysis, measurement models, and confirmatory factor analysis, particularly related to hypotheses about causal relations, change over time, and comparisons across diverse populations.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 632.
PSY636 Psychology of Infancy
Fall Semester3 credits
Concepts and research design problems for the analysis of developmental data from infancy through adolescence.
PSY638 Research methods with children and adolescents
Offered By Announcement Only3 credits
Theory, research, and methodology pertaining to psychological development in the first two years of life. Applied research on infancy as it pertains to individual differences in cognitive, social, and emotional development.
PSY639 Autism and developmental disabilities
3 credits
PSY640 Adult Psychopathology
Fall Semester3 credits
Theories, models, history, and research relevant to various patterns of problematic behavior, with a focus on adults. The influences of family systems as well as cultural and other diversity factors (e.g., ethnicity, sexual orientation) are included.
PSY641 Child and adolescent psychopathology
Fall Semester3 credits
Theories, models, and research relevant to the development and the course of behavioral disorders and other problems (e.g., maltreatment, exposure to violence and poverty) that emerge in childhood and adolescence. The influences of family and peer systems as well as cultural and other diversity factors (e.g., ethnicity, sexual orientation) are included.
PSY642 Advanced adult psychopathology
Fall Semester3 credits
Theory and research on risk factors and etiological models of mental disorders. Socioenvironmental (cultural, social support, life events), psychological (temperament, cognitive biases), and biological (genes, neurotransmitters) models of risk, research methodology, and design are discussed.
PREREQUISITE: GRADUATE STANDING IN PSYCHOLOGY OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSY643 Behavioral medicine and developmental disabilities
Fall & Spring Semester3 credits
Processes influencing diagnosis and management of developmental disabilities: genetics, embryology/fetology, physical growth and development, nutrition, hearing and speech pathology, family dynamics, cognition and psycho-educational assessment.
PSY645 Introduction to psychological evaluation
Fall Semester3 credits
Measurement theory; introduction to the administration and interpretation of widely-used intelligence and personality tests, with attention to issues of ethics and diversity.
PREREQUISITE: PERMISSION OF DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM.
PSY646 Psychological evaluation of adults
Spring Semester3 credits
Issues of diversity, ethics, and personality theory as they pertain to psychological evaluation of adults. Emphases on the use of projective and objective personality assessment methods.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 645 AND PERMISSION OF DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM.
PSY647 Psychological evaluation of children and families
Spring Semester3 credits
Clinical and developmental theory and methods pertaining to the evaluation of children, adolescents, and families including intelligence tests, structured diagnostic instruments, personality and behavioral check lists, observational formats, interviewing, and projective assessment. Attention to issues of ethics and diversity.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 645 AND PERMISSION OF DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM.
PSY648 Psychological evaluation of physical disorders
Spring Semester3 credits
Administration, interpretation, and psychometric evaluation of psychological tools and procedures used in the evaluation of physical disorders. Attention to issues of ethics and diversity.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 645 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSY650 Laboratory in Clinical Psychology
Fall & Spring Semester0 credit
Practical training in clinical skills such as assessment, interviewing, and case conceptualization. Laboratory to be used in conjunction with courses such as PSY 640 and PSY 645
PREREQUISITE: PERMISSION OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE CLINICAL TRAINING PROGRAM
PSY656 Introduction to evidence-based psychological treatments
Fall Semester1- 3 credits
Theories, history, and techniques of psychological and behavioral therapies, with emphasis on evidence-based approaches.
PSY657 Introduction to psychotherapy, ethics, and professional issues
Spring Semester3 credits
Introductory experience in clinical interviewing, therapeutic communication, ethics, and case conceptualization. Consideration of client-and-therapist culture, gender, and diversity are also emphasized.
PREREQUISITE: PERMISSION OF DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM.
PSY660 Evidence-based psychological intervention with children
Fall Semester3 credits
Theories, history, and techniques of psychological and behavioral therapies, with emphasis on evidence-based approaches with children, adolescents, and families. Understanding normative and deviant development, with attention to issues of diversity, ethics, and domestic violence.
PSY661 Interventions in pediatric psychology
Spring Semester3 credits
Pediatric psychology and basic learning theory. Medical and behavioral aspects of child and adolescent health disorders, psychological assessment, and evidence-based treatment approaches.
PREREQUISITE: PERMISSION OF DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM.
PSY662 Health psychology interventions
Fall Semester3 credits
Clinical interventions and research relevant to health problems and lifestyle, with emphasis on critical evaluations of past research and the design and implementation of intervention protocols. The origins of health psychology and the role of the health psychologist in medical systems.
PSY670 Practicum in clinical psychology
Fall & Spring Semester & First & Second Summer Session1- 3 credits
Supervised experience in evaluating and treating psychological problems of children, adolescents, families, and/or adults behavior. For students placed at the U.M. Psychological Services Clinic there is a weekly case conference that focuses on ethics case conceptualization. Course may be repeated for credit.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 645 (CO-REQUIREMENT) AND PERMISSION OF DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM.
PSY671 Practicum in clinical psychology II
Fall & Spring Semester & First & Second Summer Session1- 3 credits
Continuation of PSY 670.
PREREQUISITE: PERMISSION OF DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM.
PSY672 Advanced Practicum in Clinical Psychology
Fall & Spring Semester1- 3 credits
Advanced experience in special clinical techniques and clinical supervision. Primarily for post-internship clinical students. The advisor may direct that PSY 672 be repeated, but no more than six credits may be applied toward a degree.
PREREQUISITE: PSY 671 AND PERMISSION OF DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM.
PSY680 Research
Fall & Spring Semester & First & Second Summer Session1- 4 credits
Investigation of an original problem.
PREREQUISITE: PERMISSION OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRMAN.
PSY681 Research
Fall & Spring Semester & First & Second Summer Session1- 4 credits
Investigation of an original problem.
PREREQUISITE: PERMISSION OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRMAN.
PSY683 Special topics
Fall & Spring Semester3 credits
Topics in selected areas of specialization.
PREREQUISITE: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PSY684 Readings in psychology
Fall & Spring Semester3 credits
Supervised readings in selected topics.
PREREQUISITE: PERMISSION OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRMAN.
PSY685 Seminar in clinical psychology
Fall & Spring Semester3 credits
PSY687 Seminar in clinical psychology
Fall & Spring Semester3 credits
PSY688 Seminar in developmental psychology
Offered By Announcement Only3 credits
PSY690 Seminar in developmental psychology
Offered By Announcement Only3 credits
PSY692 Seminar in personality
Offered By Announcement Only3 credits
PSY693 Seminar in behavioral medicine
Spring Semester3 credits
PSY694 Seminar in behavioral medicine
Fall Semester3 credits
PSY698 Seminar in quantitative psychology
Fall Semester3 credits
PSY704 Internship
Fall & Spring Semester1 credits
Supervised internship in clinical psychology. May not be counted as part of the 90 hours required for the Ph.D. degree.
PREREQUISITE: PERMISSION OF DIRECTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM.
PSY705 Postdoctoral practicum
Fall Semester1- 3 credits
Advanced clinical psychology training for individuals who have completed a clinical psychology Ph.D. or PsyD. from an APA-accredited doctoral program. Supervision of clinical activity by licensed faculty members.
PREREQUISITE: PERMISSION OF THE DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM.
PSY706 Summer research practicum
Fall Semester1 credits
Faculty-supervised research during the summer for students in the Psychology Ph.D. Program.
PREREQUISITE: PERMISSION OF THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT'S DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES.
PSY810 Master's thesis
Fall & Spring Semester1- 6 credits
The student working on his/her master's thesis enrolls for credit, in most departments not to exceed six, as determined by his/her advisor. Credit is not awarded until the thesis has been accepted.
PSY820 Research in residence
Fall & Spring Semester0 credit
Research in residence for the thesis for the master's degree after the student has enrolled for the permissible cumulative total in PSY 710 (usually six credits). Credit not granted. May be regarded as full time residence.
PSY825 Master's study
Fall & Spring Semester0 credit
To establish residence for non-thesis master's students who are preparing for major examinations. Credit not granted. Regarded as full time residence.
PSY830 Doctoral dissertation
Fall & Spring Semester1-12 credits
Required of all candidates for the Ph.D. The student will enroll for credit as determined by his/her advisor, but for not less than a total of 12 hours. Up to12 hours may be taken in a regular semester, but not more than six in a summer session.
PSY840 Post candidacy doctoral dissertation
Fall & Spring Semester1-12 credits
Required of all candidates for the Ph.D. who have advanced to candidacy. The student will enroll for credit as determined by his/her advisor, but not for less than a total of 12. Not more than 12 hours of PSY 740 may be taken in a regular semester, nor more than six in a summer session.
PREREQUISITE: ADMISSION TO PH.D. CANDIDACY
PSY850 Research in residence
Fall & Spring Semester0 credit
Used to establish research in residence for the Ph.D., after the student has been enrolled for the permissible cumulative total in appropriate doctoral research. Credit not granted. May be regarded as full-time residence as determined by the Dean of the Graduate School.