Course Listing

Psychology (PSYX)

R after the credit indicates the course may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R. Credits beyond this maximum do not count toward a degree.

G 501 Teaching of Psychology 3 cr

Offered fall. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology and consent of instr. Exploration and practice of effective teaching techniques.

G 511 Professional Issues 1 cr.

Offered fall. Prereq., graduate standing in clinical psychology. Introduction to the professional role and skills in the clinical psychology field.

G 512 Field Placement - Clinical or School variable cr. (R-12)

Offered every term. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology and consent of instr. Supervised assessment and intervention experience in applied clinical settings.

G 520 Advanced Psychological Statistics I 3 cr.

Offered fall. Prereq., undergraduate statistics and consent of instr. Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, probability distributions, null hypothesis significance testing, one and two sample techniques, analysis of variance and the general linear model.

G 521 Advanced Psychological Statistics II 4 cr.

Offered spring. Prereq., PSYX 520 (PSYC 520) or consent of instr. Multiple comparisons among means, factorial ANOVA, random effects and mixed models, correlation, simple and multiple regression, analysis of covariance.

G 522 Multivariate Statistics 3 cr.

Offered fall. Prereq., PSYX 520 and 521 (PSYC 520 and 521). Introduction to matrix algebra, multivariate analysis of variance, multivariate analysis of covariance, simple slopes in multiple regression, discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, principal components analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis.

G 523 Research Design 3 cr.

Offered spring. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology. The examination and application of the principles and methods of experimental and quasi-experimental research design in psychology.

G 524 Tests and Measurement 3 cr.

Offered fall. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology or education. Introduction to measurement emphasizing correspondence between research and practice. Provides a theoretical and practical basis for evaluating and using measurement data.

G 525 Psychological Evaluation I 3 cr.

Offered fall. Prereq., undergraduate statistics and consent of instr. Individual tests of aptitudes and intellectual abilities; psychometric considerations in clinical assessment; objective personality assessment.

G 526 Psychological Evaluation II: Objective Approaches and Applications 3 cr.

Offered spring. Prereq., enrollment in doctoral program in psychology and consent of instr. Objective methods in psychological assessment; psychological evaluation techniques in the clinical context.

G 530 Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing and 3 cr.

Offered fall. Prereq., graduate standing in clinical psychology, school psychology, or counseling. Microcounseling skills development through interactive practice and feedback.

G 531 Principles of Psych Intervention 3 cr.

Offered fall. Prereq., enrollment in doctoral program in clinical psychology.

G 532 Advanced Psychopathology 3 cr.

Offered fall. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology or consent of instr. Symptoms, etiology, diagnostic criteria and treatment of the major psychological disorders, with an emphasis on current research findings.

G 534 Applied Clinical Methodology 1-4 cr. (R-24)

Offered every term. Prereq., graduate standing in the clinical program and consent of instr. Theoretical and applied work in a supervised clinical setting.

G 535 Child Interventions 3 cr.

Offered spring. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology or consent of instr. Provides an intensive introduction to evidence-based psychological treatments, treatment planning, and treatment components for a variety of problems facing children and families in clinical settings. Case conceptualization and treatment planning organizational resources will also be covered.

G 536 Child Psychopathology 3 cr.

Offered spring. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology or consent of instr. Provides an overview of developmental psychopathology in children and adolescents. Presents students with in-depth and detailed information on diagnostic criteria, epidemiological factors, and associated characteristics of common disorders. Additionally, the course covers issues of nosology, psychopathology as developmentally embedded, risk and resilience, ecological influences, nosological considerations, and general theoretical models underpinning our understanding of psychopathological functioning.

G537 Child Assessment 3 cr.

Offered every other even year in fall. Provides an intensive introduction to diagnostic, behavioral, and personality assessment of children and adolescents. The use of objective and projective tests with children of all ages will be explored through a comprehensive review of common tests utilized with these populations. Students learn how to identify, administer, and interpret a number of common child assessment tools for a wide range of psychological difficulties in youth.

G 540 Advanced Developmental Psychology 3 cr.

Offered every spring. Prereq., undergraduate course in developmental psychology or consent of instr. Psychological and behavioral development through the life span.

G 545 Field Placement in Human Development 1-6 cr (R-9)

Offered fall and spring. Prereq., PSYX 540 (PSYC 540) or equiv. Individualized, applied experience working with and/or observing a particular population of interest, including children, adolescents, or older adults. Involves the completion of an independent project, which may comprise program assessment, research proposal development, etc.

G 546 History and Theories of Developmental Psychology 3 cr.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., PSYX 540 (PSYC 540) or equiv. History, theories, and research in developmental psychology. Consideration of selected topics.

G 550 Advanced Social Psychology 3 cr.

Offered spring odd-numbered years. Prereq., undergraduate course in social psychology or consent of instr. Theory and experiment in the analysis of individual behavior in relation to social stimuli.

G 551 Advanced Personality 3 cr.

Offered fall odd-numbered years. Prereq., undergraduate course in personality or consent of instr. Theory and research on human personality and behavior. Emphasis on issues and topics of contemporary importance.

G 560 Advanced Learning 3 cr.

Offered spring even-numbered years. Prereq., undergraduate course in learning or consent of instr. Principles and methods pertaining to the acquisition and retention of new behavior.

G 565 Advanced Cognition 3 cr.

Offered spring odd-numbered years. Prereq., undergraduate course in perception, cognition, or learning, or consent of instr. Examination of the acquisition of knowledge through perception and learning, the retention of knowledge, and the use of knowledge through thinking and reasoning.

G 571 Advanced Physiological Psychology 3 cr.

Offered fall even-numbered years. Prereq., consent of instr. Brain mechanisms and behavior; electrophysiological correlates of behavior.

G 580 Principles and Practices of Professional School Psychology 3 cr.

Offered fall. Prereq., graduate standing in school psychology. The theory, role, and function of school psychology as a profession; includes historical precursors and fit with current systems of psychology.

G 582 Behavioral Assessment and Intervention 3 cr.

Offered fall. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology or consent of instr. Introduces theoretical and practical applications of behavioral assessment and intervention. Students develop skills using behavioral observation, sampling and intervention design/implementation through supervised experience in applied settings.

G 583 Educational Assessment and Intervention 4 cr.

Offered spring. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology or education. Develops educational assessment and intervention skills using problem-solving strategies to make educational decisions. Students develop assessment and intervention design/implementation through supervised experience in applied settings.

G 584 Group and Crisis Intervention 3 cr.

Offered spring even-numbered years. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology. The fundamental principles and evidence-based best practice in addressing child/adolescent mental health issues with implementation of group and/or crisis intervention.

G 587 School Psychology Methods 3 cr. (R-9)

Offered every term. Prereq., graduate standing in school psychology and consent of instr. Applied school psychology work in a supervised setting.

G 588 School Psychology Internship Variable cr. (R-12)

Offered fall and spring. Prereq., enrollment in school psychology program or consent of instr. Supervised work experience in the role and functions of school psychologists.

G 594 Seminar Variable cr. (R-12)

Offered intermittently.

G 595 Special Topics Variable cr. (R-9)

Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

G 596 Independent Study Variable cr. (R-9)

Offered fall and spring Prereq., consent of instr. Assigned readings and other special study projects.

G 597 Research Variable cr. (R-9)

Offered fall and spring. Prereq., consent of instr. Independent supervised research projects, other than thesis or dissertation.

G 599 Thesis/Research Project Variable cr. (R-9)

Offered fall and spring. Prereq., consent of instr. M.A. thesis or M.A. Research project

G 625 Psychological Evaluation III: Advanced Clinical Assessment 2 cr.

Offered fall and spring. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology. Provide students with advanced clinical experience, and afford them the opportunity to complete a variety of clinical assessments. It will build upon and complement the clinical work students will have completed prior to this course, and thus, provide them with the opportunity to further hone their clinical skills. In the process, this course will contribute to student's preparedness and competitiveness for internships.

G 629 Seminar in Measurement and Quantitative 1-3 cr. (R-12)

Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Advanced treatment of specialized research topics in measurement and quantitative psychology.

G 630 Ethics, Professional and Cultural Issues 3 cr.

Offered spring. Prereq., enrollment in doctoral program in clinical or experimental psychology. Review of ethical principles and professional standards of psychologists. Analysis of the influence of cultural factors upon professional conduct.

G 631 Clinical Interventions 3 cr. (R-12)

Offered every term. Prereq., graduate standing in the clinical and school psychology programs and consent of instr. Review of clinical research and methodology. Specific treatment interventions are explored for the practitioner and also may serve as a valuable base for engaging in psychological consultation. Each offering will have a unique title.

G 632 Clinical Topics 3 cr. (R-12)

Offered intermittently. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology and consent of instr. Current topics in clinical psychology with reviews of theory, research, and methodology. Each offering will have a unique title.

G 634 Advanced Applied Clinical Methodology 1-4 cr. (R-6)

Offered every term. Prereq., PSYX 534 (PSYC 534) and consent of instr. Advanced clinical work in a supervised setting.

G 638 Clinical Psychology Internship 1-3 cr. (R-6)

Offered every term. Prereq., proficiency in clinical techniques. Clinical internship offered by the psychology staff of a hospital, clinic or other approved agency in coordination with the University of Montana Clinical Psychology Program.

G 649 Seminar in Developmental Psychology 1-3 cr. (R-12)

Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Advanced treatment of specialized research topics in developmental psychology.

G 678 Seminar in Physiological Psychology 1-3 cr. (R-12)

Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Advanced treatment of specialized research topics in physiological psychology.

G 679 Seminar in Comparative Psychology 1-3 cr. (R-12)

Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Advanced treatment of specialized research topics in comparative psychology.

G 680 Consultation 3-4 cr.

Offered spring even-numbered years. Prereq., graduate standing in school psychology. Theoretical background and case conceptualization in academic and behavioral consultation. Doctoral level also includes a supervised direct experience in applied settings.

G 681 Positive Behavior Supports and Ecological Bases of Behavior 3 cr.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., graduate standing in psychology or education. Examines ecological influences on individual behavior as part of assessment and intervention within this context; describes the features of positive behavior support.

G 683 Current Topics in School Psychology 1-3 cr.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., graduate standing and consent of instructor. Current topics in school psychology. Each offering will have a unique title.

G 694 Seminar Variable cr. (R-12)

Offered intermittently.

G 697 Advanced Research Variable cr. (R-9)

Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of instr. Independent research projects, other than thesis or dissertation.

G 699 Dissertation Variable cr. (R-18)

Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Doctoral dissertation research activities.