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Additional Course Descriptions - Art Therapy

B.A. in Art - Art Therapy Concentration

Non-Art Courses

EDUC 244 Developmental Psychology ........................................................................................ 3
PSYC 101* The World of You: An Introduction to Psychology...................................................... 3
PSYC 200 Professional Ethics in Psychology
  Or PSYC 465 Introduction to Art Therapy ................................................................................... 3
PSYC 325 Abnormal Psychology ................................................................................................. 3
PSYC 340 Intro. Group Counseling
  Or PSYC 352 Principles of Counseling Practice .......................................................................... 3
PSYC 351 Theories of Counseling ............................................................................................... 3

Course Descriptions

EDUC 244 Developmental Psychology — 3 Credit Hours .................................................... Fall & Spring
The course offers a comprehensive study of human growth and development from conception to death. Major areas of study will include physical, mental, social and emotional development.

PSYC 101* The World of You: An Introduction to Psychology — 3 Credit Hours ... Spring & Even Year Fall
This course offers an introduction to the areas, findings, problems and methods which constitute the discipline of psychology. Areas studied include neuropsychology, sensation, perception, learning, memory, development, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social behavior.

PSYC 200 Professional Ethics in Psychology — 3 Credit Hours .......................................... Odd Year Fall
This course will involve an in-depth exploration of the ethical, legal and behavioral issues facing the professional psychologist. The student will learn about confidentiality rules and regulations; rights and responsibilities of practitioners, researchers, clients, and participants; codes of ethics, and avenues for addressing ethical problems that arise in a variety of clinical, supervisory, consultative and research setting. 
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PSYC 465 Introduction to Art Therapy – 3 Credit Hours ...................................................... On Demand 
This course examines the use of art in assessment and treatment, using a variety of theoretical perspectives. It also explores the training and ethics required for certification as a practitioner. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 (PSYC 325 recommended).

PSYC 325 Abnormal Psychology — 3 Credit Hours ...................................................................... Spring
This class will examine the major psychological disorders including the anxiety disorders, affective disorders, personality disorders, addictive disorders, and schizophrenias. Areas also studied include the application of experimental methodology to mental disorders, current and historical theoretical perspectives, methods of assessment, classification, treatment, etiology and prognosis.

PSYC 340 Introduction to Group Counseling — 3 Credit Hours ................................................... Spring
This course introduces the student to the dynamics of group process involving structured and unstructured interpersonal experiences. Special emphasis is placed on experiencing group interaction via exercises, role-playing and videotaped group process for the acquisition of basic observational and process skills. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or consent of instructor.
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PSYC 352 Principles of Counseling Practice—3 Credit Hours ....................................... Even Year Spring
This will be a skill development class with exposure to a variety of counseling techniques and opportunities for role playing of hypothetical therapy situations. Students will work on the counseling skills established as state and national standards for alcoholism and drug abuse counselors, be reviewed and examined on those, and also receive training in the use of assessment tools. Prerequisite: PSYC 101, PSYC 351 recommended or consent of instructor.

PSYC 351 Theories of Counseling — 3 Credit Hours .......................................................... Odd Year Fall
The different theoretical orientations toward the helping relationship and the skill sets needed will be examined as well as review of counselor ethics and professional responsibilities in clinical and educational settings. Prerequisite: PSYC 101, PSYC 380 recommended.