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personal growth. The first year activities in clude active training in empathy skills and on campus prepracticum experience. The pre practicum course consists of exercises to as sess and facilitate interpersonal skills, and the initial opportunity for the student to work with a volunteer college client in a helping role. During the second year, all students par ticipate in group training therapy. As group members, students personally experience some of the growth producing aspects of groups counseling. In addition to group therapy, students begin their formal practicum and psychotherapy lab courses. Students are placed in such professional fa cilities as outpatient clinics, hospitals, col lege counseling centers, public schools and community health organizations on the basis of their individual readiness, needs and interests. These practicum experiences are supervised both by Rosemead's faculty and qualified professionals working in the practicum agencies. In the psychotherapy lab courses, students receive both instruc tion and supervised experience offering clin ical services from the theoretical orientation of the course. Students elect lab courses from offerings such as Psychotherapy with Adolescents, Marriage and Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychodynarnic Therapy, Biofeedback and Psychotherapy with Children. During the third year most doctoral stu dents take two or three psychotherapy lab courses, continue their practicum placements and begin individual training therapy. This therapy is designed to give the student first hand experience in the role of a client and is considered an opportunity for both personal growth and for the learning of therapeutic principles and techniques. Aminimum of 50 hours of individual training are required. Such issues as timing, choice of therapist and specific goals are determined by students in conjunction with their advisors and the Professional Training Committee. When doctoral students reach their fourth year most of their time is spent in in dependent study, electives and practicum experiences. This step-by-step progression in professional training experiences gives the student personal experience with a wide range of personalities in a variety of settings and provides the necessary preparation for a full-time internship during the fifth year of study. The internship is planned as an inten sive clinical experience to help students inte grate the varied elements of their prepara tion in psychology into a congruent profes sional role. All internships must be faculty
assists in the planning of each semester's schedule of courses and supervises the stu dent's progress in the program. For transfer credit, see General Academic Information. PsYCHOLOGY: Psy.D. students must com plete a minimum of 97 semester hours in psychology. These 97 units must include at least 21 units selected from SLB elective psychotherapy courses, and 18 units of practicum. Students may apply up to six units of graduate coursework from the School of Intercultural Studies toward the total psychology hours requirement. TuEOLOGY: All students must complete a minor in theology which includes a mini mum of 17 semester units. INTEGRATION SEMINARS: All students partici pate in a series of seminars (14 units) devot ed to the integration of a variety of theologi cal and psychological concepts in research, theory and practice. DISSERTATION REsEARCH: Students in Rosemead's Psy.D. track may fulfill the re search component of their program either by writing a dissertation or by successfully completing a research consumership se quence (5 units) which includes a year-long doctoral research seminar, a critical review of research literature on a clinical topic and a proficiency examination for consumers of clinical research.
approved in order to ensure a high level of professional experience for the student. Placement in practicum agencies is made by the director of clinical training and intern ships are obtained by the student consonant with the internship guidelines of the school. Christian Activities As members of a Christian university community, Rosemead's faculty believe the relating of one's faith to an academic disci pline goes beyond the theoretical and cogni tive. Opportunities for fellowship, dialogue and worship are seen as vital parts of the total educational process. Consequently, all students are expected to participate in Rosemead's weekly chapel as well as a one year-long fellowship group. The fellowship groups begin in the first year of the stu dent's program. These activities provide an opportunity for students and their spouses to flesh out the personal implications of their faith and integrative study. They also provide opportunity for informal, out of class interaction with faculty spouses and other members of the ~osemead communi ty. Students are also encouraged to become involved in one of the many local churches in the Southern California area. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS The major MA., Psy.D. and Ph.D. degree requirements are summarized below. Since all students take a set of basic courses in sci entific psychology as well as in clinical psy chology and theology, the first three years of the Psy.D. and Ph.D. tracks are very similar. Master's Program in Clinical Psychology A Master of Arts in clinical psychology will be granted after the completion of the first two years of either the Ph.D. or Psy.D. curriculum, including: A A minimum of 45 semester hours in psy chology (including practicum and psy chotherapy lab courses) B. A minimum of nine semester hours in theology and C. A minimum of one year of resident grad uate work.
*"Hours" and "units" are used inter changeably throughout this section.
(2) PRELIMINARY ORAL INTERVIEW All students have an oral interview with a faculty committee to evaluate their progress and potential for successful completion of the doctoral program. This interview is sched uled after the completion of three semesters in residence, including at least one practicum assignment. The results of this interview are reported to faculty which votes to allow the student either to continue, continue studies with a Preliminary Oral Interview review the following year, or not to allow the student to continue in the doctoral program. (3) COMPREHENSIVE ExAMINATIONS All students must pass a set of doctoral level comprehensive examinations covering the followng areas: 1) psychological inter vention and 2) psychology and theology. These examinations are given twice an nually and serve as the major means of eval uating a student's suitability to continue studies toward the doctorate. The examina tions may be taken any time after comple tion of 75% of the course work and must be
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (1) REsJDENCE AND COURSE WORK
Aminimum of four years of residence is re quired for the doctorate. While the doctorate is not awarded simply for completion of stated course work, there are basic unit require ments for the degree (133 semester hours*). Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who
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