School Psychology (SPY)

SPY-600 Prof Issues & Ethics /School Psychology (3 credits)

This course will introduce students to the history and systems of school psychology, ethical and legal issues in school psychology, and different models of school psychology practice over time and across settings.

SPY-601 Orient to School Psychology (0 credits)

Orientation for School Psychology program

SPY-630 Culturally Respon Intellectual Assessmnt (3 credits)

Students will learn to administer intellectual assessment tools such as the WISC-5, SB-V, and DAS-II, interpret results and write corresponding reports. Students will understand how to assess children in a culturally sensitive manner with attention given to nonverbal assessment tools and concepts such as dynamic assessment.

SPY-645 Behav, Soc, Emot Assmnt &inter (3 credits)

Students will learn multi-method, multi-modal assessment for behavioral, social and emotional issues for children, youth and families, including interpreting results and report writing to inform intervention and classroom strategies.

SPY-647 Prevent & Crisis Intervention in Schools (3 credits)

Students will examine the prevention and intervention models considered most effective and useful in the school setting and gain an in-depth understanding of crisis prevention and response models. Emphasis on a prevention and crisis application to child-centered issues such as abuse, divorce, family violence, loss, school-based violence, and suicide. The course will describe the impact of trauma and use of trauma-informed treatment models in schools.

SPY-648 Academic Assessmnt & Progress Monitoring (3 credits)

This course will teach students to administer standardized academic or achievement and developmental tests including the WJ-IV, WIAT III, and BDI-2 and connect assessment to inform academic-based interventions. Students will be introduced to progress monitoring tools, processes and methods to engage in data-based decision making.

SPY-655 Clin Mental Hlth Couns/Chld& Adol (3 credits)

This course focuses on the origin, evaluation, interpretation and application of the major theories within cultural, global, historic, and contemporary contexts. Emphasis will be given to the application of the theories to an array of settings designed to promote prevention and treatment of psychological and social disorders on children, adolescents and families. Students study and evaluate a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches and clinical settings through their own system of values. Students develop critical thinking abilities about complex issues in mental health.

SPY-660 Apply MTSS/Addr Acad&Beh Issues (3 credits)

This course will introduce students to the model, theory and research for the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) model including response to intervention (RtI) and positive behavioral intervention and supports (PBIS). Students will engage in the progress monitoring process including research, analysis and selection of tools and methods for assessment and intervention to inform data-based decision making practices.

SPY-690 Consult & Collabor W/Teachers & Families (3 credits)

Students will learn different models of consultation and collaboration to effectively manage professional interactions between families and schools as well as individuals and families and the community in meeting the academic and mental health needs of a diverse student population.

Prerequisite(s): Admissions to School Psychology program

SPY-698 Practicum 1: School Psychology (3 credits)

Under supervision by a school psychologist, students will complete at least 300 hours in a school psychology setting where they will apply skills and knowledge they have acquired in the program. Applied skills include data-based decision making, assessment, intervention, consultation, and counseling.

SPY-699 Practicum 2: School Psychology (3 credits)

Under supervision by a school psychologist, students will complete at least 300 hours in a school psychology setting where they will apply skills and knowledge they have acquired in the program. Applied skills include data-based decision making, assessment, intervention, consultation, and counseling.

SPY-700 Internship 1: School Psychology (3 credits)

Under supervision from a licensed school psychologist, students complete 600 hours in an applied school psychology setting where they enact and apply skills and knowledge as a practicing school psychologist.

Prerequisite(s): SPY-699 completed.

SPY-720 Internship 2: School Psychology (3 credits)

Under supervision from a licensed school psychologist, students complete 600 hours in an applied school psychology setting where they enact and apply skills and knowledge as a practicing school psychologist.