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A B C E F H I J M N P R S T W

CP 440

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Introduction to the Field of Psychology

 

This course will review the history of psychology with emphasis on the psychologists who helped shape it into a science. The student will also become acquainted with the sub-fields of psychology. The goals of psychology and relationships to other sciences will be explained, thus helping to place psychology in the proper perspective. The student will be acquainted with research methods used in psychology and will be given an understanding of the naturalistic, observation, experimental, and correlational methods. Ethical issues are thoroughly covered so that the student will achieve a good grasp of the controversial issues in research.

CP 441

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

The Nature of Sensory Processes

 

Perception is the organization, processing and interpretation of the information transmitted from the sensory organs to the processing centers of the brain. This course will review the properties of organization, constancies, observer characteristics, and the methods used to determine distance, depth and movement. Visual illusions are discussed. In addition, overviews of the human senses are discussed. Special emphasis is placed on vision and hearing while the other senses of smell and taste sensations are also presented.

CP 444

4 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Health Psychology

 

This course examines the contributions of psychology to the treatment, prevention, and assessment of physical distress and disease. This course is geared to the student who has a personal interest and curiosity related to today's health news or to his own experiences dealing with a family member or close friend. The course will review areas ranging from health enhancing and health endangering behaviors to major disease entities such as cancer. Relatively common health problems, such as heart disease and headaches, receive special attention, although other diseases such as Raynaud's Disease, gastroesophageal reflex, are also discussed. The relationship of health psychology to pediatric and geriatric populations are covered and opportunities in the field are presented.

CP 445

4 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Psychology and Work Today

 

The student will learn how industrial / organizational psychology directly influences their lives as job applicants, trainees, employees, managers and consumers. Current work situations and on-the-job problems provide the context for this course's coverage. The student will gain a thorough knowledge of the theoretical framework of actual work and problems of the profession presented in a practical way. The major parts to be covered are the practice of industrial / organizational psychology and the development of human resources including employee selection, principles and techniques, psychological testing, training, and development.

CP 446

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Mastering Communication Skills

 

Working with people in a therapeutic relationship requires sensitivity as well as knowledge of how to listen, how to disclose thoughts and feelings and how to determine what is really true. Students will sharpen their skills in understanding body language, uncovering hidden meanings, applying the basic transactional analysis in their communications, while remaining aware of their own language. Fair fighting, negotiation and assertiveness, as well as other social skills will be learned. Students will be given wider scope of becoming sensitized to communications within a family and small groups. Students will be encouraged to adopt those concepts as part of their research paper.

CP 451

4 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Psychology of Human Development I

 

Students will learn a variety of development theories that are applicable to everyday situations. The course will cover the following major areas: the study of human development over the life span, the beginnings of human life, child development, adolescent development, adult development, the biological foundations and development of the infant. The prenatal influences of the infant and how they affect the life span will be discussed. The development of perception, cognition and language, including an introduction to the nature and measurement of intelligence will be explored. The student will learn about personality, social development, how the world is perceived, and acquire an understanding of emotional development of people.

CP 453

4 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Abnormal Psychology I

 

The student will be acquainted with an understanding of abnormal psychology as related to modern life. The student will be introduced to patterns of maladaptive behavior, which will lead to stress and adjustment disorders, anxiety-based disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse disorders.

CP 462

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

The Art of Listening

 

The most important skill in counseling is listening. This course is as important to the beginner in the field as it is to the seasoned professional. While we think we listen, this course is an excellent reminder of how frequently we have the illusion of listening.

CP 468

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions

 

All students in the field of counseling must learn to deal with professional and ethical issues that affect their profession as well as other health related professions. This course will explore how the therapist's values and life experiences affect the mutual therapeutic process. Ethical issues facing practitioners are explored.

CP 540

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Advanced Communication Skills

 

The essence of counseling is communication. This course will emphasize the two main vehicles for communication. The first being the verbal, and the second non-verbal communication. The inadequacies and pitfalls of most communications will be highlighted. Rapport, body language, and observation skills will be explored. The counselor will be helped to realize how a deficit in communication can affect a person's health and how destructive dialogues can influence bodily functions. Students will learn various techniques of communication while remaining aware of how they might affect the process of emotional growth.

CP 550

4 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Child and Adolescent Neurosis

 

This course will update the student on new concepts and trends dealing with neurosis. It will appeal to students, as well as to teachers, counselors, social workers, and psychotherapists. It offers guidelines to the understanding and treatment of neurosis in children and adolescents. This course offers the student a multitude of approaches and expertise in this area. Questions regarding neurosogenesis, prevention, object relations, neurotic manifestations, transference neurosis, traumatic neurosis, as well as art and play in treatment.

CP 562

4 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Psychology of Human Development II

 

It is recommended that Psychology of Human Development I be taken before this course. This course will emphasize the interaction between parents, teachers, peers, and the effects of the family and median which helps shape one's concept of self. Special interest is devoted to examining information and knowledge about the stages of adolescence and how they are different from any other earlier developmental stages. This course links the past to the present, in anticipation of the future. The study of adolescent development is explained as a continuous operation of development principles.

CP 564

4 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Abnormal Psychology II

 

This course will cover sexual disorders, mood disorders, suicide, schizophrenia, and other behavioral disorders. The student will be introduced to assessment, treatment and preventions.

CP 572

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Dealing with Verbal Aggression

 

Words can and do hurt. As a practitioner, you will become aware of the importance of recognizing verbal attacks. This course will give the student insight about conversations, silences, body language, facial expression, tone of voice and more. Not only will students learn how to recognize verbal attacks, they will learn how to defend themselves in any situation.

CP 580

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Advanced Application of Drawings in the Process of Assessment

 

This course will teach the student the possible dangers involved in hypnotherapy and / or counseling and will offer techniques which will be useful in assessing the pathology as well as all the modalities the therapist needs in working with the client. DAPTH is an invaluable technique of assessment for any counselor or hypnotherapist. This technique provides the counselor or hypnotherapist with an assessment tool when measuring the strengths and weaknesses of the client's personality.

CP 582

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Wisdom in the Practice of Psychotherapy

 

This course is based on experiences of treatment and will illustrate a wide variety of situations to prepare the practitioner with experience in counseling or therapy. The course will address psychological theories and their limitations, patient withdrawal, the mythology of therapeutic settings, the subtleties of clinical listening, patterns of therapeutic relationships, the subtleties and difficulties in verbal communications, treatment processes, techniques and boundaries of therapy, as well as the deceptions of curative agents in psychotherapeutic procedure. This course transcends the direct applications of techniques into a sphere encompassing a global view of the interaction between the client and therapist.

CP 583

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Practicum: Application of Counseling Skills

 

Students doing counseling on any level need to develop observational skills, sensitivity to body language and the tone of voice of the client, while remaining aware of their own impact on the counseling interaction. This practicum will take into account the level of sophistication of the student and will require the following: students will tape ten 15-minute segments of interviews, counseling, or therapeutic sessions. Students will be required to transcribe those sessions in writing.

CP 588

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Advanced Case Studies in Counseling

 

This course is geared toward developing the student's critical abilities. The course will require the student to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of several transcribed cases.

CP 589

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Group Counseling: Concepts and Procedures

 

Group leaders need to be aware and anticipate problems that arise in group interactions. Students will be provided with an insightful and practical examination of group counseling procedures applicable to children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Also included will be techniques for abused children, juvenile offenders, and clients with chronic conditions.

CP 593

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Group Work

 

Students taking this course need to be familiar with the history and theories of group work. This course will focus on procedures, group dynamics, effective group leadership, member selection, as well as ethical and legal aspects of group work. Different styles of group leadership will be discussed.

CP 635

4 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

The Roots of Consciousness

 

All students entering the fields of psychology, parapsychology, or healing need to be acquainted with the historical development in the sciences of parapsychology and psychical research. This course will discuss the historical and current concepts dealing with consciousness. The holistic and therapeutic modalities and their relationship with visualization, guided imagery, and hypnosis are explored. In the study of any human behavior, it is essential to understand how man develops and thinks, but also where he belongs in the scheme of the universe.

CP 637

3 credits

42.00

 

The Psychology of Physiology / Behavior

 

This course will focus on how the nervous system and the endocrine system function and how heredity influences behavior. The course will illustrate how the various functions of the brain are relative to learning, motivation, and emotions. The course will include an understanding of mental abilities and abnormal behavior. The student will learn how the knowledge of physiological psychology is important in the overall understanding of emotions.

CP 640

1 credit

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Observation in Clinical Practices

 

The student will secure a practical observation with a professional or an institution in a field related to the coursework completed. More specifically, the candidate is encouraged to observe a professional or an organization that is related not only to his / her degree program, but also to his / her postgraduate interests and expectations. The object is for the student to experience firsthand situations he or she may encounter in his or her future profession (private practice, research, etc.)

CP 643

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Rapport Resistance and Results

 

This course will introduce the student to a technique based on Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP). This newly acquired knowledge will be of great assistance to the counselor, the teacher, or in one's own business or personal world.

CP 664

1 credit

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Observation in Clinical Practices

 

This course is required of all students entering or currently working in the field of counseling and will orient the student to know what to look for and how to interpret what they find.

CP 665

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Introduction and Application: Human Figure Drawings as a Projective Technique

 

Students will be made aware of the importance of going beyond an interview in order to access the unconscious level. This course is particularly pertinent to hypnotherapists and counselors and will provide the dimension for both assessing the client as well as evaluating one's own effectiveness in the therapeutic process.

CP 666

3 credits

42, 44.07, 51.12, 51.1601

 

Advanced Case Studies

 

The student will be required to analyze and critique transcripts of a variety of cases. This course is suggested for current practitioners only.

CRT 102

5 credits

 

 

Bach Flower Remedies

 

This course is designed to give a thorough working knowledge of the Bach Flower Remedies. The student will learn the properties of all 38 remedies and how to recognize indications for individual remedies as they manifest in emotions and personality types.

CRT 103

2 credits

 

 

Reflexology

 

This course covers the history, science and current techniques of reflexology as it is used around the world. Reflexology is a technique of stimulating specific points on the body to increase circulation and aid relaxation. Theory, techniques, and methods of assessing the feet and hands will be explored.

CRT 104

4 credits

 

 

Nutritional Counseling and Hair Mineral Analysis

 

A study of the scientific literature regarding minerals and their relation to biochemistry. The student will learn the theoretical concepts involved in interpretation of the test and clinical observations regarding the use of hair mineral analysis for understanding body chemistry, preventing illness, designing corrective programs, and monitoring progress. The laboratory procedures necessary will be explained.

CRT 108-I

15 credits

 

 

Nutritional Counseling - Part I

 

See course descriptions for HS 451, HS 452, HS 455, and HS 469.
Upon completion of the four courses that comprising CRT 108-I, a diploma will be awarded.

CRT 108-II

 

 

 

Nutritional Counseling - Part II

 

See course descriptions for NU 405, NU 460, NU 510, and NU 650. Upon completion of the four courses that comprising CRT 108-II, a diploma will be awarded.

CRT 111

6 credits

 

 

Colon Hygiene and Colon Hydrotherapy

 

The student will study the significance of colon hygiene in health covering areas such as absorption and assimilation of nutrients, cleansing procedures and detoxification, parasites and other related pathological disorders. Therapeutic programs designed to enhance or alleviate these situations will be examined. This curriculum is dedicated to the training of colon hydrotherapy therapists and to a renewed awareness by the medical and natural healing community as to the importance of colon hygiene.

CRT 112

5 credits

 

 

Naturopathic Blood Chemistry and Urine Analysis

 

This comprehensive course provides the BS and ND student with excellent resources on both conventional and alternative scopes of laboratory chemistries. Through reading and audio study, students learn the use of blood chemistry and urinalysis results in diagnosis and monitoring of a patient's health. The course content focuses on assessment of nutritional status and chronic disease through use of basic lab test and presents in-depth study of acid-alkaline diet theory. This course also teaches how to monitor chronic disease states with up-to-date, scientific lab methods.

CRT 114-BI

38 credits

 

 

Homeopathic Medicine from the British Institute

 

See course descriptions for HS 580, HS 453, and HS 406.
This course is a 300-hour personally tutored home study course leading to a diploma in D.I.Homeopathy from the British Institute as well as a diploma from Westbrook University.

CRT 115-BI

36 credits

 

 

Advanced Homeopathic Medicine from the British Institute

 

See course descriptions for HS 430, HS 450, and HS 583.
This course is a 450-hour personally tutored advanced home study course, which includes a thesis, leading to the award of a postgraduate diploma, D.H.M. from the British Institute as well as a diploma from Westbrook University.

CRT 121

3 credits

 

 

Polarity Therapy

 

Polarity Therapy is a holistic health care system based on the premise that we are fields of pulsating life energy made up of specific frequencies known as the five elements; Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. A Polarity practitioner utilizes the tools of bodywork, exercise, nutrition, and verbal guidance to evaluate and balance elemental energies. Today, Polarity Therapy is under the guidance of the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) and is practiced around the world. This course meets the standards for Associate Polarity Practitioner set by the APTA. This comprehensive course features Polarity Therapy theory, and energy balancing through bodywork, nutrition, exercise, and evaluation.

CRT 122

3 credits

 

 

Introduction to Aromatherapy

 

This course will provide the student with an overall knowledge of the medicinal and therapeutic uses of essential oils through Aromatherapy. The knowledge gained will allow the student to experiment and make adjustments for personal and professional therapeutic application. As a result, the student will experience a greater appreciation for plant essences in both the personal and professional settings.

CRT 123

3 credits

 

 

Auricular Therapy

 

The auricle, or ear, is the gateway to total brain function via neurophysiology. The use of the external ear for healing was known to the ancient physicians Hippocrates and Galen over two thousand years ago. It wasn't until 1957 that French neurologist, Dr. Paul Nogier, introduced the modern system of ear acupuncture. This course will examine the ear's upside down fetal-like position and its corresponding body part points.

CRT 130

8 credits

 

 

Beginning Iridology

 

See course descriptions for IR 480, IR 404, and IR 405.
Upon completion of the three courses comprising CRT 130, a diploma will be awarded.

CRT 131

12 credits

 

 

Intermediate Iridology

 

See course descriptions for IR 500, IR 510, IR 522, and IR 560.
Upon completion of the four courses comprising CRT 131, a diploma will be awarded.

CRT 132

9 credits

 

 

Advanced Iridology

 

See course descriptions for IR 611, IR 650, and IR 660.
Upon completion of the three courses comprising CRT 132, a diploma will be awarded.

CRT 141

8 credits

 

 

Beginning NIRA Certification in Iridology

 

See course descriptions for IR 404, IR 480.
Upon completion of the two courses comprising CRT 141, a diploma will be awarded.

CRT 142

11 credits

 

 

Intermediate NIRA Certification in Iridology

 

See course descriptions for IR 510, IR 511, IR 512, and IR 561.
Upon completion of the four courses comprising CRT 142, a diploma will be awarded.

CRT 143

10 credits

 

 

Advanced NIRA Certification in Iridology

 

See course descriptions for IR 620, IR 630.
Upon completion of the two courses comprising CRT 143, a diploma will be awarded.

CRT 144

3 credits

 

 

Natural Childbirth, Obstetrics, and Related Emergencies

 

The student will learn the basic knowledge and understanding of the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods of the childbirth process. The perspective presented will be from a midwifery and home birth model of care. Students completing this course will have a foundation with which to begin an apprenticeship if they desired to pursue midwifery. Clinical experience is absolutely necessary to serve as a midwife or childbirth attendant.

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