Course Catalog & Registration
This course is intended for students enrolled in the graduate psychology program. The content of the course includes ethical standards and values for guiding the professional practice of persons working in the field of mental health. The emphasis will be on ethical principles, code of conduct, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
This course is a survey of the specific criteria required for proper diagnosing of mental disorders and proper treatment planning. Upon completion of the course, students will have the ability to make accurate provisional five axis diagnoses using DSM-IV-TR criteria and be competent in applying a variety of related treatment planning tasks such as case conceptualization, scope of practice, establishing viable, articulate treatment plans, and using treatment protocols. Cross-listed as COUN 665.
Covers the development, administration, scoring, and interpretation of the most commonly used intelligence and achievement tests in psychological assessment. It includes coverage of the various Wechsler Scales, Stanford-Binet, DAS, WIAT, Woodcock-Johnson Battery, various measures of adaptive behavior, and other related tests of interest. Test selection, report writing, and diversity issues in appropriate test usage are discussed also. Prerequisite: Candidacy in the MA Psychology Program.
The course examines and compares various methods of personality assessment of adolescents and adults, including standardized tests, behavioral analyses, and interview techniques. Students are given practical experience using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), and projective techniques, among other contemporary instruments. Prerequisite: Candidacy in the MA Psychology Program.
This course will provide an understanding of the principles and application of integrating multiple assessments involved in a psychological testing battery. Students will become familiar with interpreting and integrating intellectual, achievement, emotional, and behavioral assessment into a comprehensive report. Report writing styles will be explored and applied. By developing this skill base, students will be able to approach psychological assessment in a comprehensive way and provide reports to answer specific referral questions encountered in applied practice.
This course is designed to provide students with a supervised clinical practice experience and meet the requirements for licensure in the state of Kentucky. Students should contact their advisors early in their programs to arrange for placement and ascertain their required hours and supervision needs. This course must be taken near the end of the student's graduate coursework. Prerequisites: Candidacy in the M.A. Psychology Program; PSYH 660 or an approved course in professional ethics. Formerly PSYH 550. Cross-listed as COUN 688.
This course is designed to provide students with a supervised clinical practice experience and meet the requirements for licensure in the state of Kentucky. Prerequisites: Candidacy in the M.A. Psychology Program; PSYH 660 or an approved course in professional ethics; clinical assessment courses as required for the student’s program. Formerly PSYH 679. Cross-listed as COUN 689.
This course requires completion of a supervised internship for students in the Counseling Psychology program. These courses are taken over two consecutive semesters, with two registrations (PSYH 690 and PSYH 691). These courses are intended to provide students with a comprehensive work experience of a professional counselor. Prerequisite: Candidacy in the M.A. Psychology Program. Cross-listed as COUN 690.
This course completes the internship requirements for students in the Counseling Psychology program. Prerequisites: PSYH 690 and Candidacy in the M.A. Psychology Program. Cross-listed as COUN 691.
The Integrated Project is the capstone for the online MA Psychology program. The project will analyze and synthesize theoretical and applied concepts from a specialized area selected by the student. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge, scholarship, and research proficiencies in an identified field of psychology. Prerequisite(s): Candidacy, completion of all course work. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
This course completes the capstone Integrated Project for the online MA Psychology program. Prerequisite(s): PSYH 696, Candidacy, completion of all course work. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
(F, S) An introduction into leisure in our society. The course explores: leisure sevice concepts; examines the differences among play, sport, leisure, recreation and work; modern and historic patterns of leisure, delivery systems; and the premise on which the public provision of recreation services is founded.
(F, S) Explores the skills required for survival in the wild. Land navigation, survival (air, shelter, water and food) and wilderness first aid skills will be covered. This course will include off campus class sessions.
(F, S) Introduce students to the specific skills required to explore the back country by mountain bike. Topics covered will include: bike fit, trail riding, environmental issues, bike design and repair, and route planning. Prerequisite: RECM 130 or permission of instructor.
(S, M) This course is designed to provide a foundatin in basic casting skills, fish habitat, basic entomology, fly tying and rod construction.
(S) Introduction to the basic skills and techniques required for safe and enjoyable river and lake travel by canoe and kayak. Prerequisite: RECM 130 or permission of instructor.
(S) Designed to deliver a comprehensive overview of Outdoor Recreation in the United States. It explores the full range of the outdoor recreation movement, from its underlying philosophical and social underpinnings to its rich history to the current providers of the diverse outdoor recreation opportunities which exist. (Even Years Only).
(F) This course introduces the student to ropes and challenge courses, rappelling, rock climbing, cave exploration and backcountry recreation both in theory and practical application. Students will learn to plan, organize and lead various exercises.
(F) This course explores backcountry travel and living, particularly in the context of extended expeditions. Topics covered include hiking, backpacking, backcountry nutrition, trip planning and low impact/leave no trace camping. Of necessity, the course will also deal to varying degrees with wilderness leadership, ethics and land-use policies. Depending upon the interests and preferences of the members of the class, the course may delve into specific skills needed for multi-day backcountry excursions involving water travel, bicycle touring, horse packing and extreme-environment travel. (Odd Years Only).
(F) The program is what recreation is about. This course will cover the program planning and delivery process as a logical problem solving system covering needs analysis, population identification, design, implementation and program evaluation.
(S) The course will cover the recreation programming process from the working programmer's perspective. Students will study the work of professionals in the field, and will plan and deliver programs for the Union colege community.
(F) Examining the social-psychological principles at work when people recreate in the outdoors. This course is essentially the study of recreation and leisure behavior as it impacts the planning, design and management of natural resource-based recreation opportunities. Special consideration will be given to the effect of human behavior on natural environments. Prerequisites: RECM 111 and 201 or permission of instructor.
(S) The study of leadership techniques and applications necessary for the delivery of recreation programs in a variety of leisure settings.
(F) Provide students with an in depth understanding of the day-to-day operations of leisure service facilities. Encompassing topics from design, daily operations, systems maintenance, to outsourcing critical tasks, the course will prepare students to manage and operate recreation, leisure service, and other similar multi-purpose facilities. (Even Years Only).
(F) This course covers a number of basic park planning and landscape design principles. Attention will be given to the interaction between the visitor and the park; program delivery, design practicality including maintenance implications and the client/user group-dependent design process. Prerequisites: RECM 111 and 201 or permission of instructor. (Even Years Only).