CPY-890 : Dissertation

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Psychology
Subject:
Counseling Psychology
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
1 - 3
Through the doctoral dissertation, students in the Counseling Psychology program are required to provide evidence of scholarly competence that represents a unique contribution to the field of psychology. Through this project students are expected to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of an area relevant to the professional practice of psychology as well as the ability to think critically, integrate and evaluate research and theory, and communicate their work clearly to members of the profession. Given the program emphasis on the professional practice of psychology, it is expected that the doctoral dissertation be psychological in nature and be clinically useful to practicing psychologists. While dissertations are a rigorous scholarly exercise, they are not limited to experimental studies and quantitative measurement. Rather, students are encouraged to use a variety of formats, including but not limited to case studies of individuals, groups, or systems, program evaluation or development, correlational research, theory development, or synthesis and critical analysis of existing scholarly literature. 1?3 credits