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Program Learning Outcomes

GSEP is committed to a learner-centered approach in the programs we offer. Each program has a set of objectives that a student graduating from the program is expected to achieve. The knowledge and skills taught in the program might be introduced in some courses. In other courses, students are asked to apply knowledge by practicing skills and demonstrating their abilities. Within the program, the values and dispositional attributes important for individuals entering the profession are emphasized.

The matrix below lists the program learning objectives and indicates the courses in which each of the objectives is addressed.

Knowledge
  PSY 600 PSY 601 PSY 602 PSY 606 PSY 607 PSY 612 PSY 622 PSY 626 PSY 637 PSY 641 PSY 656 PSY 657 PSY 658 PSY 659 PSY 671 PSY
690
PSY
691
K1. Develop knowledge of the core theoretical areas, major models, and basic techniques of counseling and psychology       X X X      X   X      X   X  
K2. Comprehend concepts regarding the diagnosis, assessment, prognosis and treatment of mental disorders, including severe and persistent mental illness  X    X                  X          
K3. Describe and demonstrate theories and methods of cognitive and personality assessment.   X  X                            
K4. Explain basic concepts in statistics, research, and experimental design                X                  
K5. Identify current methods of clinical and evaluation research                X    X           X  

K6. Comprehensively develop understanding of the principles and theories of human and family development from infancy to old age, including their effects upon individuals, couples and family relationships, and comprehend the unique developmental and psychological needs of the aging population

                        X        

K7. Develop familiarity with cross-cultural mores and values, including knowledge of how couple and family therapy relates to persons from diverse backgrounds and the effects of socioeconomic status and poverty in therapy

            X                    

K8. Knowledge of career development theories and techniques, including career development decisions making models and interrelationships among and between work, family, and other life roles and factors, including the role of multicultural issues in career development

                            X    
Skills
  PSY 600 PSY 601 PSY 602 PSY 606 PSY 607 PSY 612 PSY 622 PSY 626 PSY 637 PSY 641 PSY 656 PSY 657 PSY 658 PSY 659 PSY 671 PSY 690 PSY 691
S1. Demonstrate (through practice sessions with peers) ability to conduct beginning stages of therapy by demonstrating active listening skills, and skills of observing and describing interpersonal process.                  X                
                                   
S2. Achieve personal goals to enhance interpersonal effectiveness.       X          X                
S3. Apply methods of assessing cognitive and personality functioning   X  X                            
S4. Evaluate and apply scholarship to practice.               X                 X
Attitudes
  PSY 600 PSY 601 PSY 602 PSY 606 PSY 607 PSY 612 PSY 622 PSY 626 PSY 637 PSY 641 PSY 656 PSY 657 PSY 658 PSY 659 PSY 671 PSY 690 PSY 691
A1. Develop both nomothetic and idiographic perspectives in understanding human behavior.               X    X            X  
A2. Develop "...integrity, sensitivity, flexibility, insight, compassion and personal presence" and illustrate and respect the diversity of the human experience.        X  X        X                
A3. Identify the importance of remaining abreast of new developments in the field of psychology.               X        X  X      X X