Sample KCU PsyD Program Curriculum

First Year

Fall Block I            Hours
PsyD 104            Psychopathology 2
PsyD 107 Ethical & Professional Issues in Psychology 2
PsyD 110 Intelligence Testing 2.5
PsyD 120 Tests & Measurements I 2
PsyD 156 Psychological Assessment Seminar I 0.5
Total 9
Fall Block II
PsyD 132 Statistics I 2
PsyD 130 Research Methodology I 2
PsyD 135 Personality Testing 2.5
PsyD 140 Psychological Development I: Infancy to Childhood 2
PsyD 157 Psychological Assessment Seminar II 0.5
Total 9
Spring Block I
PsyD 133 Statistics II 2
PsyD 151 Research Methodology II 2
PsyD 141 Psychological Development II: Adolescents and Adults 2
PsyD 112 History & Systems 2
PsyD 205 Social & Cultural Bases of Behavior 2
Total 10
Spring Block II
PsyD 121 Tests & Measurements II 2
PsyD 142 Psychological Development III: Older Adults 2
PsyD 162 Clinical Appraisal & Interviewing 2
PsyD 168 Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior I 2
PsyD 276 Clinical Neuropsychology 2
Total 10

Year 2

Fall Block I            Hours
PsyD 202 Development of Racial and Ethnic Identity       2
PsyD 205 Theories of Counseling 2
PsyD 215 Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior II 2
PsyD 221 Diagnostic Practicum I (Optional) 0.5
Total 6-6.5
Fall Block II
PsyD 230 Psychoanalytic Models 2
PsyD 234 CBT 2
PsyD 240 Racism, Oppression and Social Justice 2
PsyD 222 Diagnostic Practicum II 0.5
Total 6.5
Spring Block I
PsyD 243 Behavioral Therapies Seminar 2.5
PsyD 247 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues 1.5
PsyD 251 Systems Models, Group Dynamics and Interventions 2
PsyD 223 Diagnostic Practicum III 0.5
Total 6.5
Spring Block II
PsyD 264 Culturally Competent Psychotherapy 2
PsyD 266 Health Psychology 2
PsyD 174 Assessment and Treatment of Substance Disorders 2
PsyD 224 Diagnostic Practicum IV 0.5
Total 6.5

Year 3

Fall Block I            Hours
PsyD 355 Consultation 2
PsyD 339 Psychopharmacology 2
PsyD 369 Geropsychological Assessment 2
PsyD 325 Therapy Practicum I (Optional) 0.5
Total 6-6.5
Fall Block II
PsyD 401 Diversity in Older Adults 2
PsyD 350 Integrated Healthcare 2
PsyD 352 Medical Illnesses in Late Life 2
PsyD 326 Therapy Practicum II 0.5
Total 6.5
Spring Block I
PsyD 270 Dissertation Development 2
PsyD 301 Supervision 2
PsyD 366 Behavioral and Functional Changes in Older Adults 2
PsyD 327 Therapy Practicum III 0.5
Total 6.5
Spring Block II
PsyD 315 Psychopathology of Older Adults 2
PsyD 405 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Older Adults 2.5
PsyD 373 Advocacy & Social Policy for Older Adults 2
PsyD 328 Therapy Practicum IV 0.5
Total 7

Year 4

Fall Block I            Hours
PsyD 445 Preparation for Internship 2
PsyD 420 Advanced Practicum I (Optional) 0.5
PsyD 440 Dissertation I 4.5
Total 6.5-7
Fall Block II
PsyD 415 Geropsychological Integrated Healthcare and Consultation 2
PsyD 421 Advanced Practicum II 0.5
PsyD 441 Dissertation II 4.5
Total 7
Spring Block I
PsyD 408 Geropsychological Intervention 2
PsyD 422 Advanced Practicum III 0.5
PsyD 442 Dissertation III 4.5
Total 7
Spring Block II
PsyD 361 Neuroscience of Older Adults 2
PsyD 423 Advanced Practicum IV 0.5
PsyD 443 Dissertation IV 4.5
Total 7

Year 5

Fall Block I            Hours
PsyD 501 Internship I   1
PsyD 540 Dissertation Continuation I (Optional) 1.5
Total 1-2.5
Fall Block II
PsyD 502 Internship II 1
PsyD 541 Dissertation Continuation II (Optional) 1.5
Total 1-2.5
Spring Block I
PsyD 503 Internship III 1
PsyD 542 Dissertation Continuation III (Optional) 1.5
Total 1-2.5
Spring Block II
PsyD 504 Internship IV 1
PsyD 543 Dissertation Continuation IV (Optional) 1.5
Total 1-2.5