Counseling Psychology (COPS)


COPS 6040  Social Basis of Behavior  (3 credits)  
Advanced study of the problems and paradigms of social psychologists and how they are used by the practitioner. Major topics include: socialization, value and attitudes, social comparison, conformity and group dynamics.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Fall Term, 1998 Summer Session 1, 1997 Spring Term, 1996 Spring Term  
COPS 6050  Biological Bases of Behavior  (3 credits)  
Covers an overview of the biological and physiological processes that underlie individual psychological functioning. Topics include: the role of the peripheral and central nervous, sensory, endocrine and muscular systems as they contribute to the individual’s adaptations to internal and external environments.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term  
COPS 6060  Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior  (3 credits)  
Addresses a foundation in the cognitive-affective basis for human behavior. Important topics include human cognition, emotions, affect, and mood, and their influence on learning, self-control, thought processes, decision-making, and behavior change. Emphasizes understanding current theories and methods of cognitive-affective psychology and neuroscience in all fundamental areas: perception, attention, memory, language, and executive functions.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2017 Fall Term  
COPS 8000  Introduction to Counseling Psychology  (3 credits)  
Introduction to the specialization of counseling psychology, including the history, philosophical bases and current and emerging directions Emphasis on critically reviewing literature in the field and examining psychologist roles and functions.; admission to counseling psychology program.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
COPS 8020  Professional Ethics and Legal Issues  (3 credits)  
Examines the ethical foundations and current ethical and legal guidelines for professionals in the behavioral health field.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2014 Spring Term, 2012 Summer Term, 2011 Summer Term, 2010 Summer Term  
COPS 8032  Theories of Motivation  (3 credits)  
Classical and contemporary theory and practices. Motivation in complex situations, including set, level of aspiration, frustration and consumer motivation.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2010 Spring Term, 2009 Spring Term, 2007 Spring Term, 2006 Spring Term  
COPS 8100  Neuropsychology  (3 credits)  
Introduction to discipline of neuropsychology, brain-behavior relationships, neuropsychological mechanisms in neuropathological conditions, neuropsychological assessment and treatment.
Prerequisite: COPS 8210 and cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2012 Spring Term, 2010 Spring Term, 2009 Spring Term, 2008 Spring Term  
COPS 8210  Cognitive Assessment  (3 credits)  
Introduction to the theory and practice of cognitive assessment. Development of skills in administration and interpretation of intelligence and achievement tests and writing testing reports; introduction to special topics of testing children and neuropsychological assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
COPS 8220  Personality Assessment  (3 credits)  
Extension of assessment skills developed in COPS 8210. Development of skills in selection and interpretation of objective personality assessments and self-report inventories, integration of results in testing reports and an introduction to projective personality assessment.
Prerequisite: COPS 8210 and cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
COPS 8230  Projective Assessment  (3 credits)  
Supervised study in administration, interpretation, and application of projective techniques.
Prerequisite: COPS 8220 and cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2002 Spring Term  
COPS 8240  Advanced Assessment  (3 credits)  
Survey of specialized areas of psychological assessment for infants, children and adults. Focuses on psychological testing in developmental, educational, occupational/career, hospital/disability, mental health, medical and legal contexts.
Prerequisite: COPS 8100 and COPS 8220.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2008 Summer Term, 2007 Summer Term  
COPS 8310  Intermediate Research and Statistics  (3 credits)  
Advanced topics in univariate and bivariate statistical analyses and related methodological issues. Covers analysis of variance, correlation, nonparametric statistics and multiple regression. Includes use of statistical software.
Prerequisite: COUN 6051 or equiv. and EDPS 6050 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
COPS 8311  Advanced Statistics and Research  (3 credits)  
A comprehensive survey of multivariate data analysis. Reviews multiple regression and proceeds through an introduction to structural equation modeling. Includes use of statistical software.
Prerequisite: COPS 8310 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term  
COPS 8320  Measurement and Evaluation  (3 credits)  
Psychometric theory, test construction and evaluation procedures. Includes use of statistical software for investigating the reliability and validity of educational and psychological instruments.
Prerequisite: COPS 8310 or equiv.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term  
COPS 8330  Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology  (3 credits)  
Survey of qualitative research methods used in psychology. Includes discussion of the evolution of qualitative research in counseling psychology, as well as other related fields and the controversies therein.
Prerequisite: COPS 8311.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term  
COPS 8870  Foundations in Clinical Supervision  (2 credits)  
Examines the theory, research and practice of supervision in professional psychology. Reviews ethical and legal issues, and the professional guidelines for the training and supervision of counselors and psychologists. Students are required to facilitate small counseling skill development groups for master’s students in COUN 6000 during the course of the term.
Prerequisite: COPS 8967.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term  
COPS 8931  Topics in Counseling Psychology  (2-3 credits)  
In-depth study of theories and concepts in counseling psychology which, because of their topicality, are not the subject of a regular course. The special topics will be designated in the Schedule of Classes.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2014 Spring Term, 2013 Spring Term, 2012 Fall Term, 2009 Spring Term  
COPS 8955  Internship Preparation Seminar  (0 credits)  
Assists advanced students in making appropriate plans and developing strong applications for their predoctoral psychology internships. Monthly meetings are required of all students in the year prior to applying for internship. SNC/UNC grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dir. of training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term  
COPS 8959  Counseling Psychology Teaching Seminar  (0 credits)  
Provides students with the skills, knowledge, and awareness to be effective, inclusive, and culturally attuned instructors in the classroom. By the end of this seminar, students recognize culturally relevant pedagogy skills, identify and apply teaching pedagogy values, compare and evaluate diverse teaching styles, and learn appropriate peer support strategies.
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term  
COPS 8964  Multicultural Counseling Leadership Lab  (0 credits)  
Lead and facilitate a small dialogue group of master’s students on multicultural theory and counseling topics that are initially discussed in COUN 6040. Labs occur in conjunction with COUN 6040. Students are required to enroll during the second term of their doctoral program.
Prerequisite: COUN 6040 or equiv; and cons. of dept.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
COPS 8965  Counseling Psychology Practicum  (1-4 credits)  
S/U grade assessment.
Prerequisite: COUN 6965 or equiv. and cons. of dir. of training.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term  
COPS 8966  Clinical Supervision Lab  (0 credits)  
Students engage in individual supervision experiences with master’s students enrolled in the Counseling Practicum courses and located in counseling practicum field placements.
Prerequisite: COPS 8970, which must be taken concurrently; and cons. of dept.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term  
COPS 8967  Counseling Skill Development Lab  (0 credits)  
Lead and facilitate small groups of master’s students in development of introductory helping skills. Course provides initial experiences in leading group supervision, providing feedback on counseling skill development and facilitating counselor development. Labs occur in conjunction with COUN 6000.
Prerequisite: COPS 8870, which must be taken concurrently, and cons. of dept.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term  
COPS 8970  Practicum in Clinical Supervision  (1 credits)  
Provide clinical supervision for master’s students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Students apply supervision theory, research and practice guidelines in providing weekly on-campus supervision with master’s students who are completing the 100-hour practicum experience.
Prerequisite: COPS 8950.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term  
COPS 8986  Internship in Counseling Psychology  (1 credits)  
Supervised experiences in professional psychology. Internships must be planned in accordance with the departmental Counseling Psychology Internship handbook. A minimum of 2000 hours over one calendar year required. S/U grade assessment.; cons. of dir. of training.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term  
COPS 9987  Doctoral Qualifying Examination Preparation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of less than half-time status. Requires that the student is working less than 12 hours per week toward their doctoral qualifying exam.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Summer Term, 2008 Summer Term, 2008 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
COPS 9988  Doctoral Qualifying Examination Preparation: Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of half-time status. Requires that the student is working more than 12 to less than 20 hours per week toward their doctoral qualifying exam. May be taken in conjunction with credit-bearing or other non-credit courses to result in the status indicated, as deemed appropriate by the department.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Summer Term, 2008 Summer Term, 2008 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term  
COPS 9989  Doctoral Qualifying Examination Preparation: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of full-time status. Requires that the student is working 20 hours or more per week toward their doctoral qualifying exam. May be taken in conjunction with credit-bearing or other non-credit courses to result in the status indicated, as deemed appropriate by the department.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Summer Term, 2008 Summer Term, 2008 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term