Credit by Examination and Course Validation

tions Committee. Each leave of absence must receive the approval of the student's advisor and the final

approaches to psychotherapy, and a dis­ cussion of foundational therapeutic techniques. Required of Psy.D., Ph.D. SPY 502 Advcmced Statistics (3) Concepts and techniques involved in the analysis and interpretation of clini­ cal and research data. Lecture and lab­ oratory descriptive and inferen tial sta­ tistics. Major topics include correlation and regression, tests of significance and int roduction to ana lys is of var iance. Both parametric and non-parametric approaches are covered. Instruction assumes undergraduate background in statisti cs. Required of Psy.D. , Ph.D. SPY S 10 Motivation (3) Physiological, psychological and social basis for motivation. Topics include dri­ ves, obesity, sexual motivation , need for achievement and aggression. Elective. SPY 513 Sensolion and Perception (3) Theory and research regarding the process of sensation and perception and their relation to motivation and learning. Elective. SPY S 1 S Personalty and Psychopathology I(3) The first of a two course sequence in personality theOl)' and psychopathol­ ogy. This course focuses on humanis­ tic-existential perspectives, including theories such as Allport , Gendlin , Maslow, May, Rogers and Van Kaam. The course also includes an introduc­ tion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DMS-lll). Required of Psy. D. , Ph.D. SPY 530 History ond Systems of Psychology (3) An overview of the hi story of psychol­ ogy and classical systems in psychol­ ogy. The class also considers issues in the philosophy of science relevant to psyc hological systems, re sea rch , theory, and practice. Required of Psy.D. , Ph.D. SPY 600 Research Apprenticeship I, II (2,2) Super"ised experience in planning, conduc ting and reporting psychologi­ cal research. The specific nature of the research project will be deter­ mined by the student 111th his or her advisor. Students will be required to submit a written review of literature and research proposal , conduct data gatheri ng activities, analyze the data and submit a final report of the project in APA format to his/ her ad\1- sor. The required total of 4 units must be completed by the beginning of the first semester of the third year in the program.

(i ncluding the nine hours on the mas­ ter 's level} and/ or up to 15 hours of theology and Bible applicable to Rose­ mead 's program (including the nine hours on the master 's level) from an accredited graduate school or theol­ ogy seminary. Practicum credit in the amount equal to one Rosemead practicum of three hours may be transferred with the permission of the director of clinical training. These hours wi ll be counted toward the 30 hour transfer maximum. Practicum transfer credit will be granted only when it is shown as practicum on an official graduate transcript. Ph.D. stu­ dents are required to take all 12 practicum hours while in residency. Rosemead \1111 not evaluate non-tradi­ tional learning or non-transcripted work experience for academic or practicum credit. When students wish to use trans­ fer credit for a required course in the Rosemead curriculum , it is their responsibility to provide documenta­ tion assuring the equivalency of course content. Competency exami­ nations may be given to verify equiva­ lence to Rosemead required courses. Documentation may include catalog descriptions, sy llabi and other supporting materials from the profes­ sor of record or department , as deemed necessary. Unofficial Withdrawal Astudent who fails to register in any given semester without arranging for a leave of absence or formal withdrawal is el iminated from the program by default. Leave of Absence Inactive students are those who have requested and been granted a leave of absence from their program. A leave of absence may be granted upon petition for change of status if there is deemed sufficient reason for interrupting the program and inten­ tion to return to the program. Change of status forms are avai lable from the Registrar 's Office. A leave of absence must be renewed by petition each semester and may not exceed two consecutive semesters. A leave of absence longer than two semesters will require with­ drawal from the program and a peti­ tion for readmission if the student later wishes to regain act ive status. The committee responsible for pro­ cessing readmission requests is th e Admissions and Academic Qualifica-

No graduate credit in psychology will be given by examination or valida­ tion. Students who possess an excel­ lent but non-transcripted background in an area of study may, with the per­ mission of the advisor and chair of the Committee on Academic Qualifica­ tions , validate by examination to receive a waiver for a required course. No unit credit is given for such valida­ tion. Successful validation allows the student to take additional equivalent elective hours in the program. Time Limit for Degrees All course and academic require­ ments must be completed within four years for the terminal Master of Arts degree, and within eight years for the Psy.D. and Ph.D. degrees, beginning on the date of the student's first registra­ tion for graduate study at Rosemead. Student Academic Load The normal full-time load for a Rosemead student in psychology is 12 to I6 hours per semester, but not less than nine hours. Without the advi­ sor 's approval, a student maynot carry over 16 units in any semester. Part­ time registration of less than nine units is permitted only after a student has been admitted to candidacy. Rosemead does not admit part-time students to its degree programs. For full statement on satisfactory aca­ demicprogress see Academic Standards sec­ tion ofcatalog. Pre-Internship and Dissertation Students Pre-internship, internship and dis­ sertation (ABD) status students must conti nu e to register and pay the required fees each semester appropri­ ate to their status (see fee schedule) . Students in dissertation status who have completed their required units in dissertation research and all pre­ internship students must register for three additional units each semester until the dissertation is completed. Transfer Credit Students may transfer up to nine semester hours of applicable gradu­ ate-level courses in both psychology and theology from an accredited grad­ uate school or theological semi nary toward the master 's degree. Doctoral students may transfer up to 30 semester hours of applicable graduate-level courses in psychology

approval of the dean. Terminated Students

A person who has been termi­ nated from Rosemead maymake reap­ plication to the program a minimum of two yea rs after termination. The reapplication shou ld be in the form of a letter and include a new application form, at least two current references and any desired supporting materials. The le tter should be addressed to the Rosemead Admis­ sions Committee stating the reasons for requesting readmittance as well as any other issues deemed relevant by the applicant. The letter should directly address the causes for dis­ missal. The appli cation will be consid­ ered with the regular admissions pool. The admissions committee will review the request and may take one of two actions: (A) deny the request; or (B) approve the request and refer to faculty for final approval or disap­ proval. The results of the faculty deci­ sion will be communicated to the applicant by the Dean. Readmission Procedures Astudent who has attended Biola University and has dropped out for one semester or longer will be required to file an application for readmission and pay a fee of$ I0. Stu­ dents enrolled for any semester, but who fa il to pre-register for the follow­ ing semester, will be charged a $35 reapplication fee should they choose to return for that semester. Readmission requires the submis­ sion of a formal petition for readmis­ sion, action by the Admissions and Aca­ demic Qualifications Committee, and final approval of the dean. This policy is in effect for students in any status, including internship and dissertation. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Graduate Psychology Cou rses under this designation provide the essential scientific and theoretical data base for advanced graduate study in clinical psychology. SPY SOI Introduction lo Psychotheropy (2) An introduction to the theory and tech­ niques of psychotherapy. Includes an emphasis on the relationship between models of psychopathology and psy­ chotherapy, an overview of various


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