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Curriculum - Educational Psychology Certificate in Neuropsychology (9-14 Units)

The Educational Psychology Certificate in Neuropsychology may be completed in as few as nine units for candidates holding a doctorate in educational psychology, or in 14 units for candidates with a master’s.

Year I - Fall Semester

  • EDP 8510 - Foundations in School Neuropsychology (2 units)
  • EDP 8055 - Special Focus Area 5 - Child Neuropsychology (3 units)

Year I - Spring Semester

  • EDP 8025 - Psychopharmacology (2 units)
  • EDP 8520 - Advanced Clinical Applications of Neuropsychological Principles (3 units)

Year II - Fall and Spring Semesters

  • EDP 8530/EDP 8540 - Practicum/Internship (4 units)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

EDP 8510 - Foundations in School Neuropsychology (2 units)
The course focuses on the history of neuropsychological principles and explores major theoretical approaches to the understanding of brain-behavior relationships, including conceptual models for school neuropsychology. The professional standards and code of ethics will be addressed in order to enhance the student’s understanding of ethical guidelines in the profession of school neuropsychology. The federal and local legislation that affects the roles and functions of the profession of school neuropsychology will be reviewed. 

EDP 8055 - Special Focus Area 5 - Child Neuropsychology (3 units)
The focus of this course is designed to provide an understanding of development and functional neuroanatomy and the major neuropsychological syndromes which impact children. Knowledge of neuropsychology and the accompanying disorders will offer students the ability to recognize the learning processes involved and to develop appropriate recommendations for the school and home environment.

EDP 8025 - Psychopharmacology (2 units)
Advanced course on how pharmacological approaches/intervention modify brain biochemistry, specifically mood and behavior. Subjects covered include assessment, generic and trade names of medications, side effects, dosage range, course of treatment, etc. 

EDP 8520 - Advanced Clinical Applications of Neuropsychological Principles (3 units)
This course is an advanced level of examination of the field of School Neuropsychology including the following areas : learning disabilities, developmental disorders and medical conditions and their impact on development and academic success. Attention will be paid to the administration, scoring, and interpretation of assessment tools that are routinely utilized in school neuropsychological process. This knowledge will enhance the student’s ability to provide a meaningful neuropsychological assessment and relate that information to research-and evidence-based interventions.

EDP 8530/EDP 8540 - Practicum/Internship (4 units)

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