MAPsych Curriculum

NOTE: Pending official letter of approval from the Commission on Higher Education, we are pleased to announce that our Master of Arts in Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology will be opening soon. Please return to this page from time to time for more updates.

The curriculum consists of 44 units for those whose undergraduate degrees are in line with Psychology or any related field. For those who are Non-Psychology graduates, additional 17-units of pre-courses are required.

FOUNDATION/CORE COURSES (9 UNITS)

         PSY 201                Systems and Theories in Psychology               3

         PSY 202                Statistics in Behavioral Sciences                     3

         RES 200                Advanced Research Methods                         3

MAJOR COURSES (17 units)

PSY 203                Introduction to Clinical Psychology                  3       

PSY 204                Advanced Theories of Personality                   3

PSY 207                Advanced Psychometrics                               5

PSY 205                Psychopathology                                         3

PSY 208                Psychotherapy                                            3

ELECTIVES/COGNATES (6 UNITS)

PSY 209.1              Objective Personality Assessment                   3

PSY 209.2              Projective Techniques                                  3

PSY 210                Advanced Social Psychology                          3

PSY 211                Theories and Techniques in Counseling           3

PSY 206                Advanced Developmental Psychology              3

PSY 212                Psychology of Learning: Theory & Application   3

PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP (6 UNITS)                                                                      

PSY 220                Practicum/Internship in Clinical Psychology               6 

(300 hours)

 

*NON-THESIS/SPECIAL RESEARCH PROJECT OPTION (6 UNITS)

(Student shall choose between the two topics below.)

PSY 213                Clinical Assessment                                     6

PSY 214                Trends & Issues in Psychology                       6

THESIS (6 UNITS)

PSY 300                Thesis                                                       6

TOTAL UNITS                                                                                44

 

*PRE-COURSES FOR NON-PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS (17 UNITS)

 

         PSY 102                Psychological Statistics                                 3

 

         PSY 105                Abnormal Psychology                                   3

 

         PSY 104                Theories of Personality                                 3

 

         PSY 106                Experimental Psychology                              3       

 

         PSY 107                Psychological Assessment                             5

 

SUM TOTAL OF UNITS OF THE CURRICULUM

 

         Foundation/Core Courses            9 units

         Major Courses                          17 units

         Elective/Cognate Courses            6 units

         Practicum/Internship                 6 units

         Thesis/Special Project                6 units

         TOTAL                                    44 units

 

 

CURRICULUM of Master of Arts in PSYCHOLOGY with SPECIALIZATION in CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (MA- Psych)

 

*PRE-COURSES FOR NON-PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS (17 UNITS)

 

First Semester

Second Semester

 

 

Code

 

Description

 

Units

 

 

Code

 

Description

 

Units

____

PSY102

Psychological Statistics

3

____

PSY106

Experimental Psychology

3

____

PSY105

Abnormal Psychology

3

____

PSY107

Psychological Assessment

5

____

PSY104

Theories of Personality

3

 

9

 

 

8

 

Note:

The Pre-courses for Non-Psychology majors can be taken on a regular semestral offering basis or on a One-Summer Crashed Course Program. These subjects can also be taken together with the graduate courses provided that the subjects are not prerequisites to the graduate courses the student is enrolled in a semester.

 

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Second Semester

 

 

Code

 

Description

 

Units

 

 

Code

 

Description

 

Units

____

PSY 201

Systems and Theories in Psychology

3

 

PSY 205

Psychopathology

3

____

PSY 202

Statistics in Behavioral Sciences

3

____

PSY 204

Advanced Theories of Personality

3

____

PSY 203

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

3

_____

9

___

Elective 1

3

____

9

 

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

Second Semester

 

 

Code

 

          Description

 

Units

 

 

Code

 

Description

 

Units

____

Elective 2

3

____

PSY 208

Psychotherapy

3

____

PSY207

Advanced Psychometrics

5

____

RES200

Advanced Research Methods

3

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

SUMMER

 

 

Code

 

Description

 

Units

____

PSY 220

Practicum/ Internship

6

 

6

 

THIRD YEAR

 

 

Code

 

          Description

 

Units

____

RES300

Thesis/Special Project

6

_____

6

 

4. Description of Courses

 

COURSES SPECIFICATION

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 202 Statistics in Behavioral Sciences       

Course Description

 

Behavioral Statistics is a course that attempt to equip students with statistical tools especially needed in research. It covers descriptive statistics and inferential statistics used for hypothesis testing. It is designed for graduate students in psychology and in other related fields who need to understand statistical tools used in theses and publications in their respective specializations. This course also prepares the graduate students in the analysis of data required in their research papers and theses.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours

Pre-requisite

 

PSY 102  Psychological Statistics

 

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 207  Advanced Psychometrics   

Course Description

 

This course involves discussions and demonstrations in administering, scoring and interpreting individual and group tests with special emphasis on common types of assessment instruments on intelligence, personality, aptitude and achievement.

Course Credits

 

5 units

Contact Hours/week

 

5 hours

Pre-requisite

 

PSY 107  Psychological Assessment

 

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

RES 200  Advanced Research Methods 

Course Description

 

The student is introduced to research concepts relevant to psychology. Discussions center on how to prepare a thesis emphasizing choice of title, statement of the problem, sources of data, analysis and evaluation of information gathered among others. Course output is a thesis proposal.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours

Pre-requisite

 

PSY 202 Statistics in Behavioral Sciences

 

 

 











 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 203  Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Course Description

 

This course deals with the study of the theoretical

foundation of Clinical Psychology with an actual exposure to

a clinical setting for the development of the necessary skills

in the art of clinical assessment and intervention which are

basic to a fruitful clinical relationship between the patient

and the God –fearing clinician.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 204  Advanced Theories of Personality

Course Description

 

This course deals with deeper and more extensive knowledge and understanding of some of the major theories and approaches to the study of personality. Relating various aspects of these different theories and approaches to the local setting and conditions. Better understanding of the self and others through knowledge of and discussion about various personality theories and approaches.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

PSY 104    Theories of Personality

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 205   Psychopathology

Course Description

 

This is an advanced course in Abnormal Psychology. It tackles the nature, symptoms, causes and effects, diagnosis and prognosis, and the interventions and treatments given for various forms of psychological disorders. It familiarizes the students with different clinical cases that call for psychological intervention.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

PSY 105    Abnormal Psychology

 

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 208  Psychotherapy      

Course Description

 

This is a 3-unit course for graduate students. It allows the student to learn the whole process of psychotherapy, become familiar with the basic concepts, techniques, and skills of the various psychotherapies. Focus shall be in the study of different approaches and theoretical models in conducting psychotherapy. Students are exposed to simulation activities which will help them develop skills and strategies in conducting psychotherapy. The course culminates with the staging of a psychotherapy case conference.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

PSY 204    Advanced Theories of Personality

PSY 205    Psychopathology

 

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 220  Practicum/Internship

Course Description

 

A course that exposes students of the clinical setting where psychology is practiced as a profession. Students are required to complete a total of 300 hours of practicum work in the clinical setting.

Course Credits

 

6 units

Contact Hours/week

 

6 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

All required courses completed

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 209.1 Objective Personality Assessment                 

Course Description

 

This course presents the theoretical basis underlying personality assessment. Specifically, this course is intended to expose its students to the methods of developing personality tests and measures;

the administration, interpretation and analysis of individual, as well as group-based personality tests and measures; the different commercially available personality tests and measure; the ethical issues involved in personality assessment and the conduct of an empirical study in the said area of psychological practice.

 

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

PSY 204  Advanced Theories of Personality

PSY 207  Advanced Psychometrics

 

                                                          

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 209.2      Projective Techniques

Course Description

 

This course exposes the students to the different projective techniques used in assessing people. In provides an overview of the sentence completion measures, picture interpretation techniques, and other thematic and perceptual tests which are usually used in the clinical setting.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

PSY 204  Advanced Theories of Personality

PSY 207  Advanced Psychometrics

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 210  Advanced Social Psychology

Course Description

 

This is a course aimed at exposing students to the broad range of areas and literatures in social psychology by looking at a variety of theories and select classic and/or current research. Major course focus will be the development and growth of theories in the area of social psychology. Students are expected to have some background in research methods and basic social psychology. Classes will be conducted seminar-style and students are expected to actively participate in class discussions.

 

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 211  Theories and Techniques in Counseling

Course Description

 

This course discusses the different theories and techniques in counseling and how are these used in the analysis, diagnoses and management of human adjustmental problems. Besides lectures and discussions, role-playing and simulation activities shall be employed in training students how to apply the theories and techniques at hand in their professional practice.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 206  Advanced Developmental Psychology            

Course Description

 

This course deals with the study of the pattern of human development from conception to latter stages of life with emphasis on the physical, intellectual, moral and emotional development of the individual. it aims to give the students in understanding of how to deal more effectively with individuals at various levels of growth and development through a study of the different principles and theories of development and the multiple factors affecting all aspects of behavior throughout the life span.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 212  Psychology of Learning: Theory & Application

Course Description

 

This course provides an in-depth psychological discussion of human learning, its acquisition and modification. Principles of behavior analysis, fundamental concepts and major theoretical issues in learning are stressed specifically, it provides a historical and overview of classical, operant conditioning, behavioral and cognitive learning theories. Discussion of important cognitive processes are also included.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

PSY 106   Experimental Psychology

 

Course Code & Title

 

RES 300  Thesis

Course Description

 

This course provides venue for students to apply scientific principles and methods in answering significant problems found in the chosen field of specialization. The course culminates with an oral presentation and defense of a research output and a manuscript that serves as the student’s significant contribution to the scientific field.  

Course Credits

 

6 units

Contact Hours/week

 

6 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

Completed Internship/Practicum & Passed the Comprehensive Examinations

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 213  Clinical Assessment              

Course Description

 

This course introduces the students to the basic concepts and principles applied in assessing clinical cases. Students shall be provided hands on experiences in assessment and case management in actual clinical setting. Output of the course is an actual clinical case assessment and management program.

Course Credits

 

6 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

Completed Internship/Practicum & Passed the Comprehensive Examinations

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 214  Trends & Issues in Psychology

Course Description

 

An advance seminar course that will tackle current trends and researches in a particular sub-area of psychology, such as gender issues, environmental psychology, children in difficult circumstances, peace psychology, etc. The course may focus on only one or on number of issues within the seminar. Output of the course shall be a special research project that helps in the solution of a current issue in psychology.

Course Credits

 

6 units

Contact Hours/week

 

6 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

Completed Internship/Practicum & Passed the Comprehensive Examinations

 

*Bridging Courses for Non-Psychology Graduates

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 102  Psychological Statistics

Course Description

 

This course gives an introduction to statistical reasoning and application of basic statistical procedures in psychology. It includes both descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on parametric techniques. 

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 105  Abnormal Psychology

Course Description

 

This course makes students understand abnormal or maladaptive behaviors as well as the role of various theories/ perspective in explaining remnants of deviancy. Emphasis will be on the classification, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of abnormal behavior. Also scanning briefly the historical background of deviant behavior, focusing on the views of mental disorders from ancient to modern times. Finally, a thorough elucidation of the various categories of mental disorder and presentation of some clinical case studies.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 104  Theories of Personality

Course Description

 

This three (3) units course deals with the study of

major personality theories from the standpoint of structure,

growth, development, dynamics, psychopathology, behavior

change, research strategies and criteria for evaluation.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours 

Pre-requisite

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 106  Experimental Psychology  

Course Description

 

A competency based course that deals with the study

of various experimental designs and procedures, and the

application of these in the analysis and empirical evaluation

of psychological processes.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours

Pre-requisite

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 107  Psychological Assessment                   

Course Description

 

This is an introductory course defining the place of assessment in clinical practice. It studies the nature of clinical assessment and explore the competencies needed for effective work in the area. It also surfaces and wrestles with issues salient to the subject. In this course assessment work is also woven into the discussion. Through readings, reports, lecture-discussion, and actual case work, the students study basic assessment tools, the whole assessment process, and the work of assessment as it happens in the real world.

 

Course Credits

 

5 units

Contact Hours/week

 

5 hours

Pre-requisite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Code & Title

 

PSY 201 Systems and Theories in Psychology                

Course Description

 

This course discusses on a comprehensive and an objective survey of the development of psychological schools of thought as Structuralism, Functionalism, Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism, Gestalt, Hormic Psychology, etc. Representative and substantive points of view on the major topics such as cognition, perception, learning,

humanistic, dynamic, motivation, emotion, personality, existential, among others are bases of foundation of scientific psychology.

Course Credits

 

3 units

Contact Hours/week

 

3 hours

Pre-requisite

 

 

 

 

 

 

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