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Psychology Courses

The courses listed below are being offered this semester at CCV locations around the state or online. Click on the Course Number link to see detailed information regarding locations, dates and times.

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PSY-1010 - Introduction to Psychology
3 Credits
A survey of the basic issues, concepts, theories and methods of psychology. Students will increase their awareness of the scientific approach to understanding human behavior through a study of sensory processes, perception, emotion, motivation, intelligence, learning and personality formation.

PSY-1020 - Child Abuse & Neglect
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the history, cultural context, and issues of child abuse and neglect. Topics include identification, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Students will analyze the roles of state agencies and departments, Vermont laws and procedures, and requirements for reporting child abuse and neglect.

PSY-1030 - Psychology of Consciousness
3 Credits
This course examines various ways that people have constructed the world in which they live. Topics will include sleep, dreams, meditation, biofeedback, hypnosis, false memories, special states of awareness, and attributional styles.

PSY-1050 - Human Growth & Development
3 Credits
A survey of human growth and development throughout the life cycle including physical, cognitive, linguistic, ethical and psychosocial dimensions.

PSY-1060 - Introduction to Health Psychology
3 Credits
Examines ways in which psychological factors can affect health and well being as well as the influences of cultural and biopsychosocial factors on mental and physical health and health/illness related behaviors. Topics include primary prevention of illness, health enhancing and health damaging behaviors, psychosomatic illness, stress and coping, pain management, and how individuals interact with the health care system.

PSY-1130 - Introduction to Substance Use Disorders
3 Credits
An introduction to the causes, symptoms, and stages of substance use disorders. Topics include factors which lead to substance use and abuse, signs and symptoms of abuse and addiction, stages of chemical dependency, and career opportunities for those interested in substance use disorder counseling and treatment. Includes six hours of relevant ethics training.

PSY-1140 - Substance Use Disorders: The Family & Society
3 Credits
Examines the effects of substance abuse on the individual, the family, and society. Includes legal, ethical, emotional, and physical impact of substance abuse on society. Prerequisite: Introduction to Substance Use Disorders or Addiction: An Introduction to Clinical Skills.

PSY-1170 - Addiction: An Introduction to Clinical Skills
3 Credits
This course provides students with the addiction and substance use disorder education required for the Apprentice Addiction Professional* (AAP) certification through the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation. Students will acquire key introductory clinical skills and knowledge, including screening, assessment and engagement; treatment planning, collaboration and referral; counseling; and professional and ethical responsibilities. * The AAP certification is required by the Vermont Department of Health’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP) for entry level providers in its Preferred Provider Network. The certification exists only in Vermont. To be eligible for the AAP certification, applicants must be employed within a Preferred Provider Network, have or be working toward an associate or bachelor degree, and must meet substance use education, employment and supervision, and minimum age requirements. All 40 hours of the education required for AAP certification must occur within the 5 years preceding completion of all application requirements.

PSY-2010 - Child Development
3 Credits
In this course, students will explore child development from conception through preadolescence. The course emphasizes physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral, and communication development of the child. Topics include developmental theories, research, applications, and assessment tools.

PSY-2020 - Infant & Toddler Development
3 Credits
This course explores processes of human development from conception through 36 months of age. Emphasis is on the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of infants and toddlers. Topics include developmental theories and research, assessment tools, inclusion, and design of curriculum for infants and toddlers.

PSY-2025 - Development of the Young Child: Ages 3 - 8
3 Credits
This course explores processes of human development from 36 months to eight years of age. Emphasis is on the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of the child. Topics include developmental theories and research, assessment tools, design of inclusive integrated curriculum, and the concept of transition.

PSY-2040 - Social Psychology
3 Credits
A psychological approach to social phenomena through a systematic study of social factors in individual and group behaviors. Attention to social perception, motivation and learning, attitudes and norms, the development and dynamics of groups, and the effects of social and cultural factors on the individual.

PSY-2060 - Psychopathology
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the study of psychopathology which explores the description, classification, and treatment of mental disorders. Topics will include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and childhood disorders.

PSY-2120 - Human Sexuality
3 Credits
Topics include societal and historical influences on sexual attitudes and values, psychosexual development, sex roles, reproductive anatomy and physiology, and contemporary political issues.

PSY-2130 - Death & Dying
3 Credits
Examines the nature of our society's attitudes toward death. Special attention will be given to the ways in which society, families, medical, economic and religious institutions respond to death. Psychological aspects of impending death and the grieving process will be emphasized through the study of the work of Kübler-Ross.

PSY-2155 - Trauma: Origins & Impacts
3 Credits
This course introduces students to a variety of viewpoints on human trauma from contemporary social science disciplines. Students will explore the nature and impact of trauma across the lifespan and will discuss current theories, research, and interventions. The course will examine societal impacts and responses to trauma from global, cultural, and historical perspectives. Recommended prior learning: Introduction to Psychology, Human Growth & Development, or Child Development.

PSY-2180 - Co-Occurring Issues in Substance Use Disorders & Mental Health
3 Credits
This course will introduce the complex relationship between substance use disorders and numerous mental health conditions. Working with case studies, students will learn practical skills and basic theoretical tools needed for understanding, detecting, diagnosing, and treating co-occurring disorders. Emphasis will be on intervention strategies, screening, assessing risk levels, crisis stabilization, and various treatment responses in dual diagnoses, highlighting the effectiveness of integrated and collaborative treatment programs within family or community-based networks. The course will also examine the secondary effects of co-occurring disorders on individual relapse and recovery and explore connections with social and family systems through domestic violence, family breakdown, trauma, poverty, and delinquency. Prerequisites: Introduction to Substance Use Disorders or Addiction: An Introduction to Clinical Skills, and Human Growth & Development or Psychopathology.

PSY-2280 - Positive Psychology
3 Credits
This course examines factors under which humans are best able to thrive, providing tools and practices for healthy living. Positive psychology focuses on helping people understand and enhance their strengths and virtues so that they may lead fulfilling lives. Rather than emphasizing mental disorders and problems, positive psychology focuses on how individuals cultivate grounded optimism. Students will research, explore, and demonstrate how positive psychology correlates with increased academic achievement, goal setting, creativity, leadership, resilience, and overall wellness of individuals and communities.

PSY-2420 - Group Process: Theory & Practice
3 Credits
This course acquaints students with current theory and practice in interpersonal communication and group dynamics, including recent social, educational, and therapeutic uses of small groups. Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Substance Abuse.

Register November 4, 2019 - January 20, 2020 for spring 2020 classes. Link to Registration.

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