Program Information

Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

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The links below provide as a means of introducing you to the Counseling Psychology Concentration of the Doctoral Program in Psychology, at Tennessee State University. The links contains information about the student handbook, practicum placement, previous internship placements, FAQ, and other information to help you understand the program.

Goals and Objectives

Doctoral Handbook

Practicum Handbook

Program Curriculum

Program FAQ

Previous Symposium Speakers

Previous Internship Placements


Goals and Objectives

Goal #1 - The Program facilitates the development of life-long, self-reflective professional behavior.

Objective 1.1 - Students will display professional behavior that values others. 

Objective 1.2 - Students will display appropriate self-examination and actions aimed at personal/professional.

Goal #2 – The Program facilitates the development of effective skills in clinical application, scholarly methodologies and professional interactions

Objective 2.1 - Students will demonstrate effective therapeutic skill and professional interventions in a wide variety of settings. 

Objective 2.2 - Students will demonstrate effective understanding of a variety of research and statistical applications. 

Objective 2.3 - Students will understand and follow the ethical principles and guidelines of the profession. 

Goal #3 - The Program facilitates the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to address the broadly defined issues of multiculturalism and human diversity. 

Objective 3.1 - Students will demonstrate effective skills in working with diverse populations in a variety of professional settings. 

Objective 3.2 - Students show an awareness of how their own diversity impacts professional activities. 

Goal #4 - The Program facilitates the commitment to work with underserved populations.

Objective 4.1 - Students demonstrate an awareness of social justice issues. 

Objective 4.2 - Students demonstrate the ability to provide services to underserved populations. 


Counseling Psychology Curriculum Areas

The Counseling Psychology Concentration includes instruction for all graduate students in curricular areas through a series of courses and applied and research experiences: Counseling Psychology Core Foundation which includes the Scientific and Professional Ethics and Standards, Research Core Foundation, and the Practice Core Courses related to each of these areas are detailed below:

Counseling Psychology Core Foundation - 24 semester hours - required

PSYC7050 Ethics & Professional Issues in Counseling Psychology (3 hrs.)
PSYC7150 Change Processes: Theory, Research, & Efficacy (3 hrs.)
PSYC7255 Psychopathology (3 hrs.)

PSYC7256 Assessment of Psychopathology (3 hrs.)
PSYC7555 Individuals: Assessment, Theory & Intervention (3 hrs.)
PSYC7556 Couples, Families & Systems: Assessment, Theory & Intervention (3 hrs.)
PSYC7557 Supervision: Assessment, Theory & Intervention (3 hrs.)
PSYC7750 Career Development Theories, Methods & Contemporary Issues (3 hrs.)

Research Core Foundation- 12 semester hours -required
PSYC7136 Statistics & Computer Applications to Research (3 hrs.)
PSYC7137 Advanced Statistics & Research Methods (3 hrs.)
PSYC7530 Consultation & Program Evaluation (3 hrs.)
PSYC7730 Qualitative Methods & Research (3 hrs.)

Practice Core- 12 semester hours - required
PSYC7160 Prepracticum (1 hr.)
PSYC7260 Practicum (Internal) (1 hr.)
PSYC7365 Doctoral Practicum in Counseling Psychology (2 hrs.)
PSYC7366 Doctoral Practicum in Counseling Psychology (2 hrs.)
PSYC7367 Doctoral Practicum in Counseling Psychology (3 hrs.)
PSYC7368 Doctoral Practicum in Counseling Psychology (3 hrs.)

College of Education Requirement- 3 semester hours
PSYC7270 Multicultural Counseling (3 hrs.)
OR
EDCI6300 Multicultural Education (3 hrs.)

Electives- Minimum 9 semester hours
PSYC6550 Health Psychology (3 hrs.)
PSYC6560 Violence in Interpersonal Relationships (3 hrs.)
PSYC7170 Social Psychology: Research in Gender Roles (3 hrs.)
PSYC7280 Teaching of Psychology (3 hrs.)
(Required of all doctoral students who wish to teach)
PSYC7790 Internship Preparation Seminar (3 hrs.)
PSYC7901 Special Topics: Psychopharmacology (3 hrs.)
PSYC7902 Special Topics: Adult Development (3 hrs.)
PSYC7369 Summer specialty practice (1 hr.)
PSYC7558 Supervision Practicum (1 hr.)

Military Specialization:
PSYC 7170 Social Psychology: Research in Gender Roles (3 hrs.)
PSYC 7559 Assessment, Theory & Interventions With
Military Service Members and Families (3 hrs.)
PSYC 7760 Trauma & Crisis Interventions (3 hrs.)

Other specializations may be developed in the future. Students are not required to identify a specialization and may choose any approved electives.

Other Requirements:
PSYC8110 Dissertation (6-15hrs.)
PSYC8095 Pre-doctoral Internship (0 hrs.)
PSYC8096 Pre-doctoral Internship (0 hrs.)
PSYC8097 Pre-doctoral Internship (0 hrs.)
(Beginning Fall 2012, the Pre-doctoral Internship classes will be 3 hours each)

Flow Chart for Class Schedule


Previous Symposium Speakers

Speaker

Title and Affiliation

Title of Presentation

Year

Keisha Bean, Ph.D.

Grand Regional Psychologist/TN

Department of Children's Services

Juvenile Justice Division

Finding the Post-Doc Experience for You

2003

Colin Armstrong, Ph.D.

Director of Corporate Health, Psychological Services

Vanderbilt Kim Dayani BehavioralHealth Center

Working with Physicians to Aid in Medication Adherence with Patients

 

2003

Colin Armstrong, Ph.D.

Director of Corporate Health, Psychological Services

Vanderbilt Kim Dayani BehavioralHealth Center

Cognitive Aspects of Exercise Adherence

2003

James W. Lichtenberg, Ph.D.

University of Kansas Department of Psychology and Research in Education; Association Dean College of Education

A Computer Training Program for Beginning Counseling Students

2004

James W. Lichtenberg, Ph.D.

University of Kansas Department of Psychology and Research in Education; Association Dean College of Education

Using Cluster Analysis in Psychology Research

2003

Paul Miller, Ph.D.

Faculty, St. John's University

Understanding and Making Use of Path Analysis

2003

Major Kirk Rowe, Ph.D.

United States Air Force

The Psychologist in the Military

2007

Dan Sullivan, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, VanderbiltUniversity Psychological & CounselingCenter

Working with GLBTQ Clients

2005

Baqar Husaini, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Health Research

Tennessee State University

Research in Psychology

2007

Lorraine Greene, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Metropolitan Police Department

The Psychologist as Consultant

2003

Donna Moore, Ph.D.

DeBerry Special Needs Facility

Tennessee State Prison System

The Forensic Psychologist

 

2006

Kevin Reeder, Ph.D.

Program Manager for the OEF/OIF Veterans in the Residential PTSD Program, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

Returning Veterans:  New Challenges and Approaches

2007

Nancy Fagley, PhD and Paul Miller, PhD

Nancy Fagley: Associate Professor at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey

Paul Miller: Associate Professor at St. John's University

Decision Framing and Decision Making

2008

Allison Bradshaw, PhD

Staff Psychologist at Vanderbilt University

Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Students' Experiences of the Multicultural Climate

2008

Sheila Peters, Ph.D.

Psychology Department Head, Fisk University

A research journey in understanding the lives of vulnerable adolescent girls

2006

Robert S. Feldman, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, University of Massachusetts-Amhers

The truth about lying: Understanding deception in everyday life

2008

Brent Mallinckrodt, Ph.D

Professor University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Editor, JCP

Attachment Theory: Applications in adult psychotherapy

2009

Brent Mallinckrodt, Ph.D.

Professor University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Editor, JCP

Pathways to publication: A workshop

2009

Don Eggerth, Ph.D.

Senior Team Coordinator, Training Research & Evlauation Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

Occupational Health Psychology: Opportunities & challenges for counseling psychology

2005

Joseph White, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, University of California, Irvine

African American Strengths

2007

Joseph White, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, University of California, Irvine

African American male psychology

2007    

 


Previous Internship Sites

2000-2001 
Meharry Medical Center: Nashville, TN
Purdue University Counseling Center, West Lafayette, IN
University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center: Pittsburgh, PA
Special Needs Facility, TN Department of Corrections: Nashville, TN
University of Memphis Student Development Center: Memphis, TN
Special Needs Facility, TN Department of Corrections: Nashville, TN

2001-2002 
Southern Mississippi Psychological Consortium: Hattiesburg, MS
University of Texas Health Sciences: Galveston, TX
Allegheny General Medical Hospital: Pittsburg, PA
Meharry Medical Center: Nashville, TN

2002-2003 
University of Missouri Counseling Center: Columbia, MO
Vanderbilt/VA Consortium, Alvin York VAMC: Nashville, TN
University of Memphis Student Development Center: Memphis, TN
University of Memphis Student Development Center: Memphis, TN
Vanderbilt/VA Consortium, Adult Psychiatry: Nashville, TN
University of California Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara, CA
Georgia State University Counseling Center: Atlanta, GA
Washington State University Counseling Center: Pullman, WA

2003-2004 
Vanderbilt/VA Consortium, VU PCC: Nashville, TN
VAMC- Mountain Home: Mountain Home, TN

2004-2005 
University of Notre Dame Counseling Center: South Bend, IN
VAMC - Mountain Home: Mountain Home, TN
Colorado State University Counseling Center: Fort Collins, CO
University of Cincinnati Counseling Center: Cincinnati, OH
Southern Illinois University Counseling Center: Carbondale, IL
Vanderbilt/VA Consortium, VU PCC: Nashville, TN
Meharry Medical Center: Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt/VA Consortium, Adult Psychiatry: Nashville, TN 

2005-2006  
Florida State University Counseling Center: Tallahassee, FL
VAMC- Houston: Houston, TX
USAF Maxwell Air Force Base: Montgomery, AL
University of Pennsylvania Counseling Center: Philadelphia, PA
University of Florida Counseling Center: Gainesville, FL
Central California Psychological Consortium: Central, CA  

2006-2007  
University of Southern Illinois Counseling Center: Carbondale, IL
University of Memphis Counseling Center, Memphis, TN
Creighton University Counseling Center: Omaha, NE
Vanderbilt University Child Guidance Center: Nashville, TN
University of Southern Illinois Counseling Center: Carbondale, IL
Guidance Center: Murfreesboro, TN 

2007-2008  
Hutchings Psychiatric Center: Syracuse, NY
Wayne State University: Detroit, MI
Princeton House (Princeton University): Princeton, NJ
University of Michigan Counseling Center: Ann Arbor, MI
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Adult Psychiatry: Nashville, TN
Meier Clinic: Wheaton, IL
Vanderbilt/VA Consortium, VU PCC: Nashville, TN

2008-2009  
Jefferson County Internship Consortium: Louisville, KY
Arkansas Behavioral Health Services Division: Little Rock, AR
Augusta VA Medical Center: Augusta, GA
Vanderbilt/VA Consortium-VA Medical Center: Nashville, TN
Clayton Center: Atlanta, GA
University of Missouri Counseling Center: Columbia, MO
Village for Families and Children: Hartford, CT
Meharry Medical Center: Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt/VA Consortium, VU PCC: Nashville, TN
Augusta VA Medical Center: Augusta, GA

2009-2010  
Dutchess County Dept. of Mental Hygiene: Poughkeepsie, NY
University of North Dakota Counseling Center: Grand Forks, ND
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services: Grand Rapids, MI
Univ. of Rochester Counseling Center: Rochester, NY
Vanderbilt/VA Consortium, VU PCC: Nashville, TN
Coleman-Portage Children's Center: Akron, OH

2010-2011 
Vanderbilt/VA Consortium, VU PCC: Nashville, TN
Portia Bell Humme Behavior Health Center, California
Central Alabama VA Health Center: Alabama
Tripler Army Medical Center: Hawaii

2011-2012
Vanderbilt/VA Consortium, VU PCC: Nashville, TN

2013-2014
Vanderbilt/VA Consortium, VU PCC: Nashville, TN
University of Kansas
University of Houston 
University of Washington


 

 







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