Applied Psychology Graduate education in clinical and health psychology Clinical training in...
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Applied Psychology Graduate education in clinical and health psychology Clinical training in psychotherapy and health psychology Program began in Fall of 1994 Penn State Harrisburg Applied Psychology Program faculty Penn State Harrisburg Professional Skill Development Psychotherapy Psychological assessment Behavior therapy Preventive program development Research skills Distinguished Faculty Nationally recognized scholars Michael A. Becker, Ph.D. Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph.D. Thomas G. Bowers, Ph.D. Barbara A. Bremer, Ph.D. Richard M. Foxx, Ph.D. Helen M. Hendy, Ph.D. Kimberly A. Schreck, Ph.D. Affliliate, Adjunct and Associated Faculty John Stevens Backels, Ph.D. Marsali Hansen, Ph.D. Jeffery Pincus, Ph.D. Research Interests Dr. Michael A. Becker Program Coordinator Social Psychologist Interpersonal social behavior Attraction and romantic relationships Statistical and data analysis Research Interests Dr. Jacqueline M. Bichsel Cognitive psychologist Visual memory Imagery Cognition and aging Multivariate statistical methods Research Interests Dr. Thomas G. Bowers Clinical Psychologist Attention disorders and learning disorders Brain-behavioral relationships Neuropsychology Addictive behaviors Research Interests Dr. Barbara A. Bremer Health Psychologist Memory functions in dialysis and transplant patients Medical treatment and chronic illness Quality of life and chronic illness Breast cancer treatment and recovery Research Interests Dr. Richard M. Foxx Clinical Psychologist Pediatric and developmental psychology Management of aggressive behavior Behavior management Research Interests Dr. Kimberly A. Schreck Child Clinical Psychologist Autism Assessment of children Behavioral interventions with children Mental retardation Sleep disorders in children Admission Requirements GPA of 3.0 or above (last two years) Statistics completed (B or above) Research methods (B or above) 18 credits in psychology Three letters of recommendation GRE scores Admission Requirements Promising candidates will be interviewed by two faculty members Fall and Spring admission Typical Program Schedule Fall Semester First Year Psychopathology Advanced Research Methods Behavior Management Typical Program Schedule Spring Semester First Year Clinical Health Psychology Advanced Statistics Tests and Measurements Psychotherapy Typical Program Schedule Fall Semester Second Year Practicum Neuropsychological Assessment Applied Social Psychology Begin masters thesis Typical Program Schedule Spring Semester Second Year Practicum Elective Masters thesis Graduation! Proposed Program Pending Fall 2001 Three new programs anticipated in Applied Clinical Psychology 1. Clinical concentration 2. Forensic psychology concentration 3. Health psychology concentration Psychology Core Courses Psyc 500 Ethics and Professional Practice Psyc 501 Cultural Competency Psyc 502 Applied Social Psychology Psyc 524 Biological Basis of Behavior Psyc 520 Advanced Research Methods Psyc 521 Advanced Statistics Psyc 530 Masters Research Project Clinical Core Courses Psyc 517 Psychopathology Psyc 518 Interviewing and Counseling Skills Psyc 519 Theories and Models of Psychotherapy Psyc 540 Group Interventions Psyc 571 Tests & Measurement Psyc 595 Clinical Internship Elective Coursework Select nine credits in one concentration Clinical Concentration Psyc 409 Child Behavior Disorders Psyc 535 Behavior Management Psyc 572 Neuropsychological Assessment Forensic Concentration Psyc 525 Forensic Psychology Psyc 526 Behavioral Systems in Criminal Justice Crim J 403 Juvenile Law and Justice Health Psychology Psyc 514 Prevention Psychology Psyc 515 Clinical Health Psychology Psyc 516 Child Health Psychology Proposed Applied Psychological Research Focuses on development of research skills with the context of training in the discipline of psychology 29 required credits, 6 credits of electives