COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:Welcome to Research Methods for Psychology! This course provides an introduction to research methods in the field of psychology. The following topics will be emphasized: the role of scientific inquiry in psychology, research questions, ethics in research, writing in psychology, reliability, validity, and research designs. Upon completion of the course, you should possess an understanding of the fundamental principles and procedures of psychological research.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:The learning objectives of this course are consistent with the goals of the department. Course activities are designed to assess these learning objectives. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to: ·Identify the fundamental principles and procedures of psychological research. ·Distinguish between scientific versus non-scientific sources of information. ·Critically analyze psychological research.


Required

American Psychological Association Publication Manual(6thedition). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.(Be sure to get the 6thedition!)

Course:                        CON 723:  Crisis and Trauma Counsel

Credit Hours:               3 Credit Hours 

Prerequisites:               N/A

Instructor:                   Dr. Ted Ridore

Telephone/E-mail:    doctored@ccudl.com

Course Description: This course is an informative and practical guide for beginning or lay counselors and those in situations that require immediate action in emergency situations. This Crisis Counseling covers the areas of crisis intervention, how to counsel the depressed, the suicidal, and those going through divorce, children and adolescents crisis, and more. This course further deals with trauma, loss, and grief which provides excellent instruction on what to do for others in the first 72 hours following a crisis for those who are helpless to help themselves.

Course Title: Introduction to Psychology and Counseling (4 credits)

Course#:PSY314 

Textbook: Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Applications by Donalde Ratcliff, Frank B. Minirth, Frank B. Wichern, Paul D. Meier

Course Description: This standard introduction to psychology and counseling offers an explanation of classic theory and a holistic Christian view of humanity and counseling. The book includes over one hundred "spotlights" (brief essays featuring persons, ideas, and applications relevant to Christian counseling), copious illustrations, a glossary explaining technical terms, and thorough indexes. The text, organized according to the way introductory counseling courses are taught, serves as a helpful reference tool of enduring value.

CON404 Introduction to Biblical Counseling  (4 credits)C1

This course will introduce the students to principles and practice in Biblical counseling. This approach will bring a system of biblical truth that brings together people, their problems and the living God.

Course Title: Introduction to Psychology and Counseling (4 credits)

Course#:PSY314 

Textbook: Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Applications by Donalde Ratcliff, Frank B. Minirth, Frank B. Wichern, Paul D. Meier

Course Description: This standard introduction to psychology and counseling offers an explanation of classic theory and a holistic Christian view of humanity and counseling. The book includes over one hundred "spotlights" (brief essays featuring persons, ideas, and applications relevant to Christian counseling), copious illustrations, a glossary explaining technical terms, and thorough indexes. The text, organized according to the way introductory counseling courses are taught, serves as a helpful reference tool of enduring value.