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CORE KNOWLEDGE: NEUROSCIENCES & BASIC HUMAN AND ANIMAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

CORE AREA (CPA) COURSE DESCRIPTION
Neuroanatom PSY 6325 3.0

Required
Clinical Neuroanatomy. This course provides students with knowledge of the structures and
pathways in the human central nervous system, and an understanding of their functions.
Human Neuropsycholog

PSY 6320 3.0

Required

Human Neuropsychology: History and Syndromes. This course provides a foundation in
the basic topics and theoretical underpinnings of human neuropsychology through a historical
overview of the clinical-pathological method. Extensive readings include classic papers
spanning the earliest descriptions of various brain disorders to current reviews of major
neuropsychology syndromes
Assessment related course PSY 6430 6.0

Required
Assessment in Psychology. This course covers psychometric foundations and
applied aspects of psychological assessment. Tests commonly used in clinical
practice are examined at a theoretical and practical level with special emphasis
on procedures of test score interpretation, profile analysis and report writing.
Clinical
student
  PSY 6440 6.0

Required
Psychodiagnostics. This course covers the psychometric information required
to conduct competent psychodiagnoses. Projective, neuropsychological and
other tests are examined theoretically and practically, with special emphasis on
their integration in DSM IV categorization. Report writing and verbal
presentations of results are studie
Clinical
student
  PSY 6450 3.0

Required
Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment . This course addresses a number of topics in the
practice of clinical neuropsychology. Data derived from various sources
including clinical interviews, neurological histories, as well as data from
various neuropsychological measures, is interpreted and integrated within the
framework of individual case studies. Specific topics include evaluation of
head injury, dementia, amnesias, and approaches to rehabilitation and
intervention
Clinical
student
  PSY 6910 3.0

Required
Psychoeducational Assessment of Children and Adolescents. This course
trains students in the administration, scoring and interpretation of some
commonly used psychological tests. Students are also introduced to basic
skills in conducting developmental interviews and disseminating assessment
information.
Clinical Developmental
student
  PSY 6920 3.0

Required
Clinical and Diagnostic Assessment of Children and Adolescents. This
course considers the use of interviews, observations and psychological testing in the developmental assessment of children and the assessment of their families and larger social contexts over a wide age range and with a variety of presenting problems. The cognitive, language and social-emotional areas of development receive attention
Clinical Developmental students
  PSY 6915 3.0 Diagnostic Interviewing of Children, Adolescents and Families. This
course focuses on a crucial assessment procedure, the diagnostic interview. Types of interviews, skills required, use of interview data for hypothesis generation and testing, diagnosis, integration of interview data with other clinical information, and treatment planning are reviewed
Clinical Developmental students
  PSY 6945 3.0

Required
Applied Pediatric Neuropsychology. This course will addresses a number of topics in the practice of clinical pediatric neuropsychology. Data derived from various sources including clinical interviews, neurological histories, as well as data from various neuropsychological measures, is interpreted and integrated within the framework of individual case studies. Specific topics include evaluation of childhood head injury, neurological disease, and learning disabilities Clinical Developmental
students
CLINICAL
PRACTICA: ASSESSMENT / INTERVENTION
PSY 6430P 6.0 REQ Clinical Practicum I. This course introduces the student to the experience of conducting
assessments and interventions. The training is mediated through a combination of demonstration, role-playing, and supervision of a limited caseload, with each aspect being integrated with relevant literature.
C
  PSY 6440P 6.0:

REQ
Clinical Practicum II. In this course, students are given practical training in psychodiagnosis and in advanced approaches to psychological intervention. The training is mediated through demonstration, role playing, and supervised management of a small number of clinical cases. C
  PSY 6460P 6.0 Clinical Practicum III (Optional). This practicum provides extra clinical training that the student and the Director of Clinical Training deem necessary for the student to meet training requirements, such as assuring that the student has sufficient training in both assessment and intervention skills. This practicum may be taken only after the PhD III academic year and provided that the student has completed all coursework, and either the minor area paper or an approved PhD dissertation proposal. C
 

PSY 6910P 6.0:

REQ

Introduction to the Psychological Assessment of Children Practicum. This course provides students with 330 hours of practicum training in psychological assessment. Placement in an applied setting is arranged. Regular class meetings with the course instructor provide monitoring of student progress. CD
  PSY 6930P 6.0

REQ
Intervention Strategies with Children Practicum. This course provides students with
330 hours of practicum training in intervention strategies with children, families and
youth. Placement in an approved clinical setting is arranged. Regular class meetings
with the course instructor provide monitoring of student progress.
CD
Basic neurosciences 6257 3.0(F) host KINES xl with KAHS 6155/BIOL 5146 Fundamentals of Neuroscience I: Structures, Synapses
6253 3.0(W) xl with KINES

6156/BIOL 514
Fundamentals of Neurosciences II: Circuits, Systems and Behaviour
Behavioural neurosciences-physiological psych and pharmacolog PSY 6270 6.0 Physiological Psychology. A seminar dealing with fundamental issues in biological bases of
behaviour.
6278 3.0 host KAHS - xl

6153/BIOL 5141
Brain and Behaviours: Cognitive Systems
PSY 6215 3. Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience: Methods of NeuroImaging: PET & fMRI. This course examines the methodological details of fMRI and PET research including (i) the basic physics and biology of generating images; (ii) design of studies with participants across the lifespan; and (iii) analysis of data.
PSY 6216 3. Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience: Rational and Emotional Processing. This course familiarizes students with the large literature being generated by Neuroimaging techniques. It
will cover the domains of rational and emotional processing in both child and adult populations. There are no co- or prerequisites.
  PSY 6770 3.0 Developmental Neuropsychology. The development of various processing modalities and functional systems of the brain are studied in their psychological significance. Development with age is discussed and related to cognitive-developmental states. Possible brain determinants of cognitive style, sex and skills are examined.

 

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