Psychology

Adolescent Psychology (PS 303) discusses adolescent development and issues. Some of the problems and challenges of adolescence are investigated, and treatment and intervention approaches recommended. Pre-requisite: General Psychology. Pre-requisite for Counselling students: Developmental Psychology.
3 credit hours – Alternate years, fall

Child Psychology (PS 302) is a study of child growth from birth to puberty with particular consideration given to developmentalism as a theoretical model. Pre-requisite: General Psychology. Pre-requisite for Counselling students: Developmental Psychology.
3 credit hours – Alternate years, fall

Crisis Counselling (PSPM 411) seeks to provide both theoretical and practical approaches to crisis intervention and counselling. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Counselling, or be a mature student.
3 credit hours – Alternate years, spring

Developmental Psychology (PS 205) discusses major theoretical concepts and evidence-based insights pertaining to lifespan development. It focuses on key perspectives related to foundational theories and methods, and considers various aspects of individual growth   from prenatal development to adulthood. Particular emphasis is placed on factors that impede and foster healthy development and adjustment in children, adolescents, and young adults. Pre-requisite: General Psychology.
3 credit hours – Alternate years, January seminar

Educational Psychology (PS 402) acquaints students with various learning theorists and models of learning. It also addresses pupil variability, its measurement and evaluation, and student motivation. Pre-requisite: General Psychology.
3 credit hours – Alternate years, spring

General Psychology (PS 104) is a study of the behaviour of organisms from the simple stimulus/response mechanism to the human mind in its reactions to conditions and environment.
3 credit hours – Annually, spring

Group Process (PSPM 305) provides an overview of counselling group development, dynamics, and processes. Issues related to group leadership, ethics, and work with special populations will also be discussed. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Counselling.
3 credit hours – Alternate years, spring

Introduction to Addictions (PS 202) presents an overview of addiction. This course will examine the cultural attitudes toward substance use and abuse; physical, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual factors related to addiction; as well as issues of prevention and treatment. Pre-requisite: General Psychology.
3 credit hours – Alternate years, fall

Introduction to Counselling (PSPM 301) gives an overview of counselling theory, and reviews and practices skills of being a good helper and counsellor. The integration of theology and psychology is considered and foundational understanding of people and what is needed to promote healing is studied and practiced. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: General Psychology, or be a mature student.
3 credit hours – Alternate years, fall

Marriage & Family Counselling (PSPM 409) is designed to give the student an overview of the issues involved in marital and family counselling. Various models are examined and time is designated to utilize and understand processes and interventions used in therapeutic practice. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Counselling, or be a mature student.
3 credit hours – Alternate years, fall

Psychopathology (PS 405) is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of abnormal human behaviour. Models of abnormal behaviour, methods of classification of mental disorders, and approaches to treatment of these disorders are discussed. Pre-requisites: General Psychology. Pre-requisites for Counselling students: Child Psychology and Adolescent Psychology.
3 credit hours – Alternate years, spring

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