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The School of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology

Ph.D. in Behavioral Modification Psychology

I General Psychology

Course Overview: An introduction and overview to psychology. Covers many aspects of psychology A-Z.
Required Text: Psychology by Douglas A Bernstein 2015, Cengage Learning
ISBN-13: 9781305629875

II Abnormal Psychology

Course Overview: Helps clinicians to correctly identify psychological illnesses vs. symptoms of an illness.
Required Text: Abnormal Psychology by Sarah Sifers 2006, Collins Publishers
ISBN-13: 9780060881450

III Behavioral Therapy

Course Overview: The basics of motivating change by the systems of positive reinforcement, etc.
Required Text: Behavior Modification in Applied Settings by Alan E Kazdin, PhD, Abpp 2008, Waveland Press ISBN-13: 9781577665823

IV Special Needs and the World of Psychology

Course Overview: There are many special needs jobs for schools, residential programs and institutional clients. This course will help prepare you to become familiar with those populations.
Required Text: Case Studies about Children and Adolescents with Special Needs by Nancy Halmhuber, Kathleen Jeakle Beauvais 2001, Pearson ISBN-13: 9780205344000

V Ethics

Course Overview: Boundaries in psychology between client and therapist and client and society.
Required Text: Ethics in Psychology: Professional Standards and Cases by Gerald P. Koocher, Patricia Keith-Spiegel 1998, Oxford University Press Inc ISBN-13: 9780195092011

VI Psychological Testing

Course Overview: Becoming familiar with different types of psychological testing.
Required Text: Psychological Testing (7th Revised edition) by Anne Anastasi, Susana Urbina Psychological Testing (7th Edition) by Anastasi, Anne, Urbina, Susana 1997, Pearson
ISBN-13: 9780023030857

VII Theory and Practice of Counseling

Course Overview: Covers multiple therapists’ styles of therapy.
Required Text: Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy by Dr. Richard Nelson-Jones 2006, Sage Publications (CA) ISBN-13: 9781412919784

VIII Addiction

Course Overview: Treating and understanding addiction as an illness.
Required Text: Alcohol & Drug Problems: A Practical Guide for Counsellors (3rd edition) by Virginia Carver, Susan Harrison, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 2005, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health ISBN-13: 9780888684455

IX Forensic

Course Overview: Multiple applications of applied psychology in the legal world.
Required Text: Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application by Curtis R Bartol, Anne M Bartol 2004, Sage Publications, Inc ISBN-13: 9780761926061

X A.P.A.

Course Overview: Learning to write in American Psychological Association format.
Required Text: An Easy guide to APA Style by Dr. Beth M Schwartz, R Eric Landrum, Ph.D., Regan A R Gurung 2011, Sage Publications (CA) ISBN-13: 9781412991247

XI Industrial Psychology

Course Overview: Applied psychology in the business world.
Required Text: Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership by Dr. Lee G Bolman, Dr. Terrence E Deal ISBN-13: 9780787908218

XII Statistics and Research

Course Overview: How to set up a study and how to interpret results.
Required Text: Experimental Design: Procedures for the Behavioral Sciences by Roger E. Kirk 1982, Thomson Brooks/Cole ISBN-13: 9780818502866

XIII Sports Psychology

Course Overview: Motivational psychology in sports.
Required Text: Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications by Richard H. Cox 1997, W C B/McGraw-Hill ISBN-13: 9780697295071

XIV A.P.A. EPPP Study Prep

Course Overview: A prep review for the A.P.A. exam. (Suggest buying most recent A.P.A. study guide if possible.)
Required Text: APA EPPP Study Guide and Prep Exam Prep / Psychology / EPPP / Study Materials Material