Counseling and Guidance Certificate Courses

PSY 360 COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An examination of the origins and characteristics of the counseling relationship, including an analysis of the major contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

PSY 130 LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A comprehensive review of human growth and development from the prenatal period through infancy, childhood, adolescence and the various stages of adulthood up to and including old age, death and bereavement. Each developmental era will be examined in terms of its psychological, emotional, cognitive, interpersonal/social and relevant existential/spiritual aspects. Not open to child study majors. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

PSY 220 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A comprehensive survey of adolescent behavior in its intellectual, emotional and social aspects. Techniques for enhancing the adolescent’s potential for growth and productivity are given special consideration. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

PSY 230 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Focus on human development from early adulthood through middle age, aging and death. Emphasis on the growth of the individual in relation to contemporary society, with theoretical viewpoints and empirical results from individual, social and developmental psychology. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

PSY 271 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An examination of the diagnostic classifications of abnormal with an emphasis on causation and treatment. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

PSY 300 PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to psychological measurement, including the history of mental testing; the statistical concepts of test construction; and a survey of tests of intelligence, aptitude, achievement, personality and tests for special populations. Students will administer practice tests and participate in demonstrations of the major types of assessment techniques. Prerequisite: PSY 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

CS 101 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to the study of human development processes, theories and variations, which will include the impact of culture, disability, socioeconomic level, personal health and safety, nutrition and the principles and theories of development during the first two years of life. The course will address the concepts of collaboration and parent/child relationships, inclusion, past and present abusive and dangerous environments and the impact of technology on childbearing and child-rearing. 5 hours of directed observation of very young children. 3 lecture hours, 1 semester, 3 credits, Fall.

CS 102 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT II

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of the patterns of physical, cognitive, social/emotional development of the child age two through adolescence, with emphasis on the preschool and middle-childhood periods. Topics include theories and research applicable to the developmental sequences in cognition, play and peer relationships, parent/child relationships, pro-social and moral development, cross-cultural perspectives and contemporary issues of concern, such as poverty, divorce and abduction. The course includes the required New York State/New York City Board of Education curriculum in the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse or maltreatment. 5 hours of directed observation of children. 3 lecture hours, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

CS 121 PSYCHOLOGY OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction and overview of the human development of persons with the full range of disabilities and special health care needs, also including the gifted and the effect of those disabilities and needs on learning and behavior. Emphasis will consider skills in networking and collaborating with parents and multidisciplinary teams for services and the necessity of following legislative procedures to access and maintain services. The course will address the utilization of assistive technologies that will maximize independence as well as concerns related to cultural diversity and inclusion. Fieldwork hours required for adolescence (secondary) education students will be arranged by the Department of Adolescence Education. 3 lecture hours, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

PHI 135 MODELS OF THE SELF

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An examination of selected writings from great philosophers having implications for different ways of self-understanding. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

PHI 160 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

What are the sources of morality? What makes an action right or wrong? What constitutes the good life? This course will explore these questions and examine related issues such as absolutism vs. relativism, objectivism vs. subjectivism, rules vs. outcomes. General theories will be applied to specific ethical dilemmas through discussion. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

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