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Phoenix Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School Psychology ? Non ? Certification program Courses & Admissions Requirements

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Admissions Requirements

The application process for admission into the PsyD in School Psychology degree program requires the submission of all materials that will enable the School Psychology Admissions Committee to verify the applicant's academic qualifications to enroll at a graduate professional school.

To be considered for application the applicants must possess the following:

  • A master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or an appropriately certified foreign institution
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work)
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."
  • A master's degree in Educational Psychology or a closely related field
  • Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee
  • Evidence of Criminal Background/Fingerprint check

All applications for admission will be submitted to the Admissions Department and will include at least the following:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Personal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession
  • Current résumé (or current summary)
  • Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms

Course List

Core Course Requirements

Students enrolled in the PsyD in School Psychology degree program are required to complete eleven core courses (33 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Complete the Following

 

PS7012 - Ethics and Law in School Psychology
(3)

(3)

PS7014 - Social and Emotional Assessment: Children and Adolescents
(3)

(3)

PS7016 - School Consultation, Collaboration, and Supervision
(3)

(3)

PS7021 - Curriculum Based Assessment and Interventions
(3)

(3)

PS7023 - Behavioral Assessment and Interventions
(3)

(3)

PS7025 - Prevention and Crisis Intervention
(3)

(3)

PS7027 - Counseling and Child Psychotherapy
(3)

(3)

PS7029 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
(3)

(3)

PS8014 - Psychopharmacology for Children and Adolescents
(3)

(3)

PS8016 - History and Systems
(3)

(3)

Students Choose One of the Following

 

PS8012 - Advanced Statistics and Research
(3)

(3)

R7034 - Advanced Statistical Methods
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—33 Credit Hours

 

Concentration Requirements

Students enrolled in the PsyD in School Psychology degree program are required to complete one of the concentrations described below. 

Advanced Assessment Concentration

The Advanced Assessment concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Administer, interpret, and conceptualize data from tests that assess students with low incidence disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.
  • Work with professionals from other disciplines to generate and evaluate behavioral and academic interventions that address the individual needs of all students.
Advanced Assessment Concentration Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
PS8018 - Cognitive Behavioral and Advanced Therapy
(3)

(3)

PS8026 - Advanced Assessment of Low Incidence Disorders
(3)

(3)

PS8028 - Multidisciplinary Team-Based Assessment
(3)

(3)

PS8646 - Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment
(3)

(3)

Advanced Assessment Concentration Requirements—12 Credit Hours
Cultural Linguistic Diversity Concentration

The Cultural Linguistic Diversity Concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Apply expertise and advanced knowledge to develop culturally relevant and competent assessments and therapeutic intervention programs and strategies.
  • Critically examine the influence of culture in diagnosis and child development and intra- psychic and interpersonal factors.
  • Develop ethnically competent prevention programs that incorporate culture-specific conditions.
Cultural Linguistic Diversity Concentration Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
PS8018 - Cognitive Behavioral and Advanced Therapy
(3)

(3)

PS8029 - Multicultural and Multiethnic Educational Interventions
(3)

(3)

PS8032 - Psychoeducational Assessment of Diverse Populations
(3)

(3)

PS8034 - Counseling and Multicultural Issues
(3)

(3)

Cultural Linguistic Diversity Concentration Requirements—12 Credit Hours
Intervention and Counseling Concentration

The Intervention and Counseling Concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Utilize advanced counseling techniques to facilitate the personal, educational, social, and emotional development of the children and families they serve.
  • Develop counseling programs to serve the mental health needs of children and adolescents within the school system and its community.
Intervention and Counseling Concentration Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
PS8018 - Cognitive Behavioral and Advanced Therapy
(3)

(3)

PS8022 - Group Counseling
(3)

(3)

PS8024 - Mental Health Counseling in Schools
(3)

(3)

PS8052 - Family Therapy
(3)

(3)

Intervention and Counseling Concentration Requirements—12 Credit Hours
Practicum Requirements

Students enrolled in the PsyD in School Psychology degree program are required to complete a four course practicum sequence (12 credit hours). Refer to the program handbook for details pertaining to clock hours.

Practicum Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
PS7018 - Practicum I
(3)

(3)

PS7019 - Practicum II
(3)

(3)

PS8508 - Practicum III
(3)

(3)

PS8509 - Practicum IV
(3)

(3)

Practicum Requirements—12 Credit Hours
Internship Requirements

Students enrolled in the PsyD in School Psychology degree program are required to complete a two course internship sequence (6 credit hours). Refer to the program handbook for details pertaining to clock hours.

Internship Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
PS8512 - PsyD Internship I
(3)

(3)

PS8513 - PsyD Internship II
(3)

(3)

Internship Requirements—6 Credit Hours

DISCLAIMER(S)

Only the MAED in Educational Administration, the EdS in Initial Educational Administration, the EdD in Initial Educational Administration, the EdS in Advanced Educational Administration, and the EdD in Advanced Educational Administration are approved by the Arizona Department of Education to lead to school administration licensure/certification upon completion of all program and state requirements.

Only the MA in School Psychology , EdS in School Psychology, and the PsyD in School Psychology are approved by the Arizona Department of Education to lead to school psychology licensure/certification upon completion of all program and state requirements.

The programs offered through Argosy University Online Programs DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States regardless of the State in which the student resides.

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