Houston Baptist University Catalog

Educational Psychology (EPSY) Course Descriptions


EPSY 5310 ETHICAL/PROF ISSUES:PSYC/COUN
For course description and prerequisite(s) for this course, please contact the Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

EPSY 5313, Methods and Techniques in Counseling
This course will introduce the student to those active listening skills which communicate the qualities of empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard. The course will include role-playing and videotaped exercises. Other selected interventions will be included.

EPSY 5323 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Comprehensive and intensive study of major theoretical orientations in counseling and psychotherapy, stressing implications for research and practice. Includes experiences in micro-counseling and other simulations to develop counseling skills. (Offered also as PSYC 4323/5323.)

EPSY 5330 Psychology of Learning
A course stressing the contributions of major learning theories to understanding behavior. Particular attention is paid to human learning and the applicability of learning theory to the educational process as well as to goal attainments. (Offered also as PSYC 4330, EDUC 4330, PSYC 5330.)

EPSY 5363 Principles of Guidance
Introduction to philosophical and historical foundations of guidance and counseling, stressing practical problems of organizing and implementing guidance programs in the secondary and elementary schools. Consideration is given to professional issues, present and future, as they impact the role and function of the counselor. Includes the design of a guidance and counseling program for an elementary, secondary, or postsecondary institution.

EPSY 5381 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 40 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need. Permission of the department required.

EPSY 6181 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 40 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need. Permission of the department required.

EPSY 6191 Counseling Practicum
This course includes supervised field experience in counseling with emphasis on methods and techniques and evaluation. Competence in counseling is developed.

EPSY 6192 Counseling Practicum
This course includes supervised field experience in counseling with emphasis on methods and techniques and evaluation. Competence in counseling is developed.

EPSY 6281 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 40 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need. Permission of the department required.

EPSY 6301 Principles of Human Development
Intensive study and examination of literature and theory in developmental psychology as it relates to persons through the lifespan from infancy through adulthood. Social and personality development, intellectual development, language acquisition, and developmental expectations are emphasized. The unique concerns of the exceptional child are studied as well as in-depth, case-study skill development. (Offered also as PSYC 6301.)

EPSY 6302 Measurement and Appraisal
Principles and techniques of psychological measurement are emphasized. Major instruments are surveyed, exclusive of projective measures and individual intellectual measures. The knowledge and skills covered can apply in a variety of settings: agencies, clinics, schools, and businesses. Uses and critical evaluation of achievement, aptitude, interest, and non-projective personality tests are included, as are experiences in administering and scoring of tests, and ethical standards for uses of tests. (Offered also as PSYC 6302.)

EPSY 6305 Individual Psychological Evaluation
Prerequisite: EPSY 6302
Review of theory underlying individual ability tests; supervised practice in test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Skills in report preparation are addressed. The Wechsler scales are emphasized. (Offered also as EDSP/PSYC 6305.)

EPSY 6306 Career Information and Career Counseling
Prerequisite: EPSY 6302
Methods and processes of collecting, organizing, evaluating, and interpreting educational, occupational, and personal-social information. Theories of career development are included as well as the counselor¿s role in career education. Career interest inventories and other measures are reviewed with reference to their utility in career counseling.

EPSY 6308 Methods of Group Guidance
Prerequisite: EPSY 5323 or permission of the instructor
Group aspects of student personnel and clinical work for counselors, administrators, and other professionals dealing in services where group counseling is provided. Theory and research relevant to providing group counseling to various populations are emphasized. Didactic and experiential activities are offered. (Offered also as PSYC 6308.)

EPSY 6310 CLINICAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
For course description and prerequisite(s) for this course, please contact the Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

EPSY 6381 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 40 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need. Permission of the department required.