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

PC 405

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Individual Counseling I

 

In this course, the student will examine the field of modern psychology and counseling, including current theories specific to pastoral counseling. The student must present their own comprehensive understanding of clinical pastoral counseling.

PC 406

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Individual Counseling II

 

In today's managed care marketplace, pastoral counseling represents the last form of protection of privacy. The confessional nature of pastoral communication and the historical provision of sanctuary provide for the congregant the only existing safe house for full disclosure, confession, repentance, and absolution. No other counseling relationship, by law, can offer such safeguards and absolute unconditional privacy rights. The full understanding of the enormity of civil rights and sacred rites of confession are explored, examined and mastered in this course.

PS 404

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

The Tao of Physics

 

This course is intended for the student who has an interest in Eastern mysticism but does not necessarily know anything about physics. The text will discuss philosophical aspects of physics in addition to studying Easter mysticism, which provides a philosophical framework which can accommodate our most advanced theories of the physical world.

PS 503

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

A Survey of Channeling and Trance Mediumship

 

Channeling is discussed in this course: the phenomena, those who claimed to have experienced it, the nature of the messages received, the scientific theories that explain it, and the techniques we can use to unfold our own latent capabilities for channeling.

PS 504

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Discovering the Path to Self-Transformation: The Edgar Cayce Phenomena

 

This course is designed to allow the student to obtain an in-depth view of the psychology and philosophy of Edgar Cayce's readings. Mr. Cayce was the one of the most documented psychics who ever lived. A study and application of the principles of these readings will be the focus of this course.

PTA 100

3 Credits

51.12

 

Introduction to Physical Therapy

 

This course introduces the student to the field of Physical Therapy. Observation time in a Physical Therapy pepartment, combined with exploration of the APTA web site and multiple readings begin the foundation for the Physical Therapy Assistant. Assignments expand the student's awareness of the APTA, Physical Therapy modalities and equipment, patient interactions, and writing traditional SOAP notes. Basic skills for interacting with patients, medical terminology, equipment, modalities, handling, body joint motions, patient populations, and more are covered in the required readings.

PTA 101

6 credits

51.12

 

Physical Therapy Procedures I

 

This course prepares the student to accurately and objectively assess the parameters of goniometry joint measurement, manual muscle testing, volume, girth and leg length measurements, posture and gait analysis, and vital signs.

PTA 102

4 credits

51.12

 

Physical Therapy Procedures II

 

This course introduces the student to safe and efficient bed mobility techniques, transfer training, balance / equilibrium training, taping and bandaging techniques. The student will gain knowledge and skill in the use of ambulatory aids, wheelchair fitting, architectural barriers, orthotics and prosthetics. The student will learn the special clinical needs associated with a variety of neurologic disorders and will be introduced to the theory and practice of advanced rehabilitation for these complex and / or multiple diagnosed individuals.

PTA 103

6 credits

51.12

 

Physical Therapy procedures III

 

This course provides the student with knowledge pertaining to the indications, contra-indications, precautions, application, documentation and physiologic effects of physical agents such as heat, cold, light, water, mechanical traction, etc. Wound care, pulmonary care, and manual therapies, including massage, will also be covered.

PTA 104

5 credits

51.12

 

Health Care Systems

 

The purpose of this course is to provide the Physical Therapy Assistant candidate a broad overview of health care systems. Topics covered include the history of the United States health care system, agencies involved in health care, documentation, legislation, types of care, and research.

PT 401

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Fundamentals of Human Services

 

This course will review basic human service theory and apply that theory in a particular human services setting. This course will focus on interviewing techniques and practices, and the importance of documentation.

PT 402

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Human Service in the Community

 

This course will discuss multicultural issues in providing human services in a community setting. The student will consider historical perspectives and professional issues regarding special populations. The student will learn to create a community-based approach to education, prevention, or treatment.

PT 408

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Social Context

 

This course will focus on sociological and cultural trends and aspects of contemporary American society and expression of personal social awareness.

PT 415

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Clinical Training - 1,000 Hour Externship

 

The student will be required to document 1,000 hours of applied clinical observations and experiences to demonstrate knowledge in their clinical field of study.

PT 502

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Therapeutic Counseling

 

Structuring clinical interventions in support of the Medical Model of Psychobiology as well as Psychodynamic and Cognitive / Behavioral approaches is the focus of this course. It will emphasize Integrative Psychotherapy and require the demonstration of interviews, assessment, mental status exam completions, and knowledge of the five axes of diagnosis and counseling.

PT 503

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Career Counseling

 

This course will review the 1997 text What Color is Your Parachute? Students will use their personal study of vocation and revelation to study the uses of contemporary techniques in Career Counseling.

PT 504

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Counseling: Diagnosis and Appraisal

 

This course will feature the intensive development of diagnostic technique through the use of the DSMIV five axis, and correlations with the ICD-9-CM codes. The crucial roles of accurate diagnosis and rule outs are examined along with treatment planning and formulation. Testing, interviewing, and psychosocial assessment are also featured. Computer based instruments and psychometry are examined.

PT 515

10 credits

42, 44.07

 

Clinical Training - 1,000 Hour Externship

 

The student will be required to document 1,000 hours of applied clinical observations and experiences to demonstrate knowledge in field of professional counseling at the Master Degree level.

PT 601

5 credits

42, 44.07

 

Psychopathology and Psychological Appraisal

 

The student will work with Theodore Millon's master work on Psychopathology and the DSM-IV. The student will present clinical formulations based upon case studies from the student's actual practice. These formulations are developed into Theory Base Exposition Essays which demonstrate the application of personal, professional expertise in the clinical setting.

PT 604

5 credits

42, 44.07

 

Case Studies: Group and Individual Therapy

 

Medical Model, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches to group counseling are reviewed with an emphasis on group development, dynamics, theory base application, methods and skills. Case formulation, treatment planning, continuity of care, and group charting and documentation are also covered. "PURPOSIVE" Group Work is explored with an emphasis on co-creating and expanding upon "Teaching, Learning and Therapeutic Moments". Ethics and discharge planning are covered. Experiential, Didactic and Directive approaches are examined. The Group Psychotherapy Techniques outlined by Lewis Wollberg are the foundation of this class. Students practice from other diverse theory bases.

PT 605

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Clinic Practice: Dual Diagnosis

 

The use of Integrative Psychotherapy is examined in the context of Therapeutic Psychology in the contemporary clinic and private practice setting. The student will review interviewing, assessment, treatment, and survey patient variables, including personality traits and styles.

PT 606

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Ethics in Psychology

 

Ethics in Clinical Psychology are examined on an advanced level with applications to actual clinical situations. This course emphasizes concepts like abandonment, maximum therapeutic benefit, coercion, and dual relationships. Business, managed care, and related issues are also highlighted.

PT 607

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Vocational Counseling

 

A vocation is the ultimate expression of a life's work as well as the culmination of the individual psyche in its association with the world and others. This course examines the existential aspects of work as related to psychological health and psychopathology. A special emphasis is paid to psychopathic professions and and examination of psychopaths.

PT 608

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Neuropsychology of Human Development

 

Neuroscience, the Medical Model and Biology are examined in this survey of the implications of contemporary neuropsychology. Human behavior and development adaptation are reviewed with an emphasis on clinical treatment models. Neurocognitive theory is explored.

PT 615

10 credits

42, 44.07

 

Clinical Training - 1,000 Hour Externship

 

The student will be required to document 1,000 hours of applied clinical training. The student will demonstrate the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology and apply it to the clinical setting. The student's preceptor will assess the student's educational and professional knowledge, including client interaction, recorded keeping, client assessments, and treatment plans.

PY 501

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Whole-Body Connection: A Psychotheological Approach to Cancer Treatment

 

In this course, the techniques of Dr. O. Carl Simonton and Stephanie Matthews-Simonton, leading practitioners in the field of psychological causes and treatment of cancer, will describe how expectations and belief systems affect the course of cancer. A systematic concept of health is introduced and emphasis is placed on an individual's reaction to stress as well as other emotional factors, which may have contributed to the onset and progress of the disease. Detailed instructions are given to the practitioner to help patients realize and deal with these elements.

PY 604

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth

 

This course will demonstrate ways in which you can reach a higher level of self-understanding, thus a greater capacity for empathy, by confronting and solving your problems. The student will find valuable insight into the nature of relationships; how to recognize true compatibility, and how to distinguish dependency from love.

PY 605

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Dream Therapy

 

This course will examine the academic and scholarly history of Dream Therapy, and review the latest scientific and psychological theories of the universe of dreams. The majority of the course is devoted to the development of techniques for lucid dreaming through experiential exercises. The student will gain a mastery of academic, scientific, and psychological concepts of dreaming.

PY 606

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Practical Approaches to Common Mental Disorders

 

The student will learn how to recognize and treat the mental disorders most often encountered in daily clinical work. This course attempts to bridge the gap between cognitive behavioral approaches and ego psychological interpretations. Disorders are seen as emerging out of the individual's struggle with self and environment. These techniques are not mutually exclusive but are interactive and geared toward creative change and alternatives. The specific disorders covered include: the depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress syndrome, sexual dysfunction, and schizophrenia.

PY 608

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Death, Dying and Bereavement

 

One of the most difficult times in an individual's life is the time of death. This course explores surviving the death of a loved one. It is about understanding and coping with loss. This course is both for the bereaved and the helping professional and it combines supportive personal case histories with step-by-step approaches to recovery.

PY 609

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

A Developmental Approach to Divorce Therapy

 

Divorce is a painful event under the best of circumstances: it is the end of a dream and a time of grief and loss. This course is aimed at current and future psychotherapists, and those working with divorcing families. This course will focus on divorce therapy with the most complicated issues such as ongoing disputes between parents who enlist the children on one side or the other, family violence, court battles over custody or child support, decline in adequate parenting, and the blending of two families. It will demonstrate principles and techniques through many live transcripts presented in the course text.

PY 611

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Creating Love

 

This course provides a new way to understand our most crucial relationships: with parents and children, with friends and coworkers, with ourselves, and with God. This course shows us how we have been literally entranced by past experiences of counterfeit love, how we can break these destructive patterns, and how we can open ourselves to the soul building work of real love. Practical exercises are interwoven throughout the course that become the teaching tool necessary to make these healthy changes.

PY 612

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Course in Miracles

 

This course makes a fundamental distinction between the real and the unreal, between knowledge and perception. This course is arranged as a teaching device and deals with universal spiritual themes.

 

 

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