PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

M.SC. IN APPLIED pSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

M.SC. IN SEXOLOGICAL PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

m.sc. IN POLICE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

 

M.Ed. In Applied Psychophysiology

 

Ph.D. In Applied Psychophysiology

Ph.D In CLINICAL PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

PH.D. IN CLINICAL SEXOLOGICAL PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

PH.D. IN CLINICAL POLICE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

PH.D. IN POLICE FORENSIC Psychophysiology**coming fall of 2020**

 

Ph.D. In Optimal Performance Psychophysiology

D.Ed. in Applied Psychophysiology

 


The Field Of Psychophysiology

According to the North American Board Of Certified Psychophysiologists (NABCP) "Psychophysiology is the field of science that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health, performance and general wellbeing. It can involve psychoeducation and also the use of precise instruments to measure physiological activity including brainwaves, heart function, muscle activity, oxygen levels, and skin temperature. The presentation of this information to the individual, often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior supports desired physiological changes.
Applied Psychophysiologists are professionals who develop and use education and science to allow individuals to correct physiological and psychological difficulties without the use of medication or invasive medical procedures. Psychophysiolgy has been proven to be able to decrease or eliminate common ailments including but not limited to : Migrane Headaches, Tension Headaches, Chronic Pain, Disorders Of Digestive System, Sexual Dysfunctions, High Blood Pressure, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy, Paralysis, Anxiety and Sleep Disorders.
Psychophysiologists can be found working in hospitals, research labs, colleges and universities, private practice, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities and a number of other places.
The most notable Professional Organizations for Psychophysiology include:
North American Board Of Certified Psychophysiologists (NABCP)
European Board Of Certified Psychophysiologists (EBCP)
Association For Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB)
Biofeedback Certification Institution of America (BCIA)
International Society For Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR)
While many laypersons are unaware of the power of Psychophysiology, most clinicians know the power it possesses. By teaching people how to control their involuntary physical processes, they can be treated for a myriad of diseases, pain disorders ad chronic problems. Whiles historically viewed as a Research Field, Psychophysiology has evolved into a licensed field of practice. Psychophysiology is growing field of science and practice
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M.Sc. In Applied Psychophysiology

M.ED. IN APPLIED PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

M.SC. IN POLICE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

Core Degree Requirements


The Department of Psychophysiology, within the College of Certified Psychophysiologists, provides several options of obtaining a Masters Degree in Applied Psychophysiology.

The primary purpose of this program is to prepare graduates to enter doctoral programs and continue their studies in psychophysiology as well a to qualifying them to pursue careers in a professional practice having a sound understanding of the interelations of the of the mind and body.

This master's degree program teaches students to assist and assist individuals go achieve greater levels of functioning through both psychophysiological and psychoeducation technques that will allow an individual to control phsyiological and psychological behaviour as well as assit people exhibiting signals of distress that have been caused by dysfunctional patterns in their physiological and psychoplogical systems.

Students in our program learn to be scientific professionals, who use knowledge of the mind and body to detect and educate clients on their physiological processes then help them acheive homeostasis without the use of medication or evasive medical procedures.

The degree can take takes 1-3 years to complete including the completion of a research based thesis or project.

 

Core Curriculum

MSP 4101- Fundamentals of Psychophysiology 3 credit(s)

MSP 4001- Human Biology 3 credit(s)

MSP 4102- Psychophysiological Research 3 credit(s)
MSP 4103- Environmental Cultural Influences 3 credit(s)
MSP 4104- Fundamentals of Biofeedback 3 credit(s)
MSP 4105- Fundamentals of Psyspirology 3 credit(s)
MSP 4106- Essentials of Pharmacokinetics 3 credit(s)
MSP 4107- Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 3 credit(s)
MSP 4108- Essentials of Pathophysiology 3 credit(s)
MSP 4109- Ethics in Healthcare 3 credit(s)
MSP 4110- Psychophysiological Recording, Assessment, and Interventions 3 credit(s)
MSP 4201- Graduate Colloquium 1 credit(s)
MSP 4301- Master's Thesis 3 credit(s)

 

Foundational Course Requirements

(The courses may be required to be taken prior to commencing Master's Program)

MSP 4002- General Psychology 1 credit(s)
MSP 5507- Graduate Level Academic Writing 3 credit(s) (only if needed)

 

Elective Course Requirement

The two elective requirement can be satisfied by transfer course or a course offered by
the Department of Psychophysiology.

MSP 4001- General Biology 1 credit(s)
MSP 4002- General Psychology 1 credit(s)

 

Total Other Elective Courses: 2
Total M.Sc. Applied Psychophysiology Credits: 37
Total M.Sc. Applied Psychophysiology with Foundational Course(s): 38-42

 

M.Ed Degree

Foundational Course Requirements

These additional courses are required for M.Ed. Program

MEP 4301- The Role Of The Educator as an Inquirer 1 credit(s)
MEP 4302- The Role Of The Educator as a Researcher 1 credit(s)
MEP 4303- The Role Of The Educator as an Evaluator 1 credit(s)
MEP 4304- Educating Students with Disabilities and Exceptionalities

 

M.SC. IN POLICE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY Degree

Foundational Course Requirements

These additional courses are required for M.Sc. in Police Psychophysiology Program

MSP 5310- Cultural Diversity Discrimination 1 credit(s)

CISD 1001-Basic Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Certification 1 credit(s)

MSP 5311 - Crimes Against Persons 1 credit(s)

MSP 5312 - Crimes Against Children 1 credit(s)

MSP 5313 - Crimes Against Justice System 1 credit(s)

MSP 5314 - Sex Crimes 1 credit(s)

MSP 5315 - Victimology Crisis Intervention 1 credit(s)

 

Ph.D./ D.Ed. In Applied Psychophysiology


The Department of Psychophysiology provides a Ph.D. in Applied Psychophysiology with doctoral level specializations to prepare graduates to pursue careers in a professional practice informed by a scientific understanding of mind and body. 
The specializations available within the Ph.D. in Applied Psychophysiology include:

Clinical Psychophysiology

Optimal Performance In Applied Psychophysiology

For licensed health professionals, the Clinical Psychophysiology curriculum provides a additional skills and concepts and skills for practical application in most specialty areas of medicine and mental health. Students entering the Optimal Performance program will learn to assess and assist individuals to perform better through behavioral control of their physiological systems. Optimal performance skills are very popular in sports, education, business, military, and clinical environments.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the Applied Psychophysiology doctoral program must have completed a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrollment. Doctoral students must complete a minimum of 76 credits.

By approval, CCP may accept graduate transfer credits into the Ph.D. degree in Applied Psychophysiology from other regionally accredited colleges and universities prior to entrance. Transfer credits must be from courses substantially similar to those offered by the Department. They are applied to reduce the required number of elective or required courses for degree completion. Alternately, they may be waived without granting credit so students can take other electives in place of the transferred courses. Suitability of the proposed courses for transfer to the intended degree are determined by the Department Head.

If a student has taken more than nine credits of past graduate courses matching required courses, or can demonstrate learning equivalent to a required course, the required course(s) may be waived without credit, and students will take additional elective(s) in their place. For further details regarding transfer credit policies, or further information on admission into the Ph.D. in Applied Psychophysiology program after completion of a master's degree at CCP, contact the Applied Psychophysiology Department Head.


Note, this program is not a clinical psychology program. However, it can offer more flexibility in program planning to those wishing to enhance and further develop their clinical knowledge and expertise, but who do not intend to use the degree to qualify for licensure in the field of psychology.

Degree Requirements

 

Students in the Ph.D. degree program in Applied Psychophysiology pursue a 25-credit sequence of core courses in Applied Psychophysiology, 18 credits in specialization courses, and 12 credits of psychophysiologically relevant elective courses. This training prepares graduates for a broad range of employment opportunities in medical and mental healthcare, stress management, optimal functioning, sports and mental health coaching, and wellness education. Students in the Ph.D. in Applied Psychophysiology also complete a 21-credit sequence of research courses, culminating in a doctoral dissertation and oral defense of the dissertation. Students carry out several original research projects, including the doctoral dissertation, on topics relevant to psychophysiological assessments and interventions in areas such as optimal functioning and health care. Each of the doctoral specializations is described separately with its coursework and career applications, following discussion of the core Ph.D. degree in Applied Psychophysiology.

Total Degree Credits (During Years Of Completion) 76

Core Curriculum

Core Requirements- 25 credits
General Electives -12 credits
APH Electives or APH Specialization-18 credits
Research courses -21 credits


Core Courses:
MBM 0505- Cartesian Model of Healthcare vs. Hollistic Approach 3 credit(s)
MBM 5500- Regulatory Ethics in Healthcare 3 credit(s)
APH 5515- Graduate Colloquium 1 credit(s)
APH 5051- Advanced Psychophysiology 3 credit(s)
APH 5071- Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for Psychophysiologists 3 credit(s)
APH 5622- Advanced Applications In Biofeedback 3 credit(s)
APH 5101- Advanced Psychophysiological Recording, Assessment, and Interventions 3 credit(s)
APH 5201 - Principles and Theories of Stress Management 3 credit(s)
APH 5271- Advanced Psyspirology 3 credit(s)
APH 5771- Case Seminars 3 credit(s)

Research Course Sequence:
MBM 1009- Quality Of Information In Psychophysiological Research 3 credit(s)
APH 5121- Methodology in Psychophysiological Research 3 credit(s)
APH 5122- Data Interpretation & Analysis in Psychophysiological Research 3 credit(s)
APH 5123- Practice Application Of Research Studies in Psychophysiology 3 credit(s)

Research Elective - 3 credits
MBM 9501 - Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal 3 credit(s)
MBM 9601 - Ph.D. Dissertation Research 3 credit(s)

Research Course Credits - 21

Ph.D. In Clinical Psychophysiology

Specialization In Clinical Psychophysiology

Clinical psychophysiology represents a new field of scientific application in healthcare. It requires training that emphasizes treating the patient in a Hollistic approach,, rather than as a set of symptoms, and working with the mind and spirit as well as the body. The Clinical Psychophysiology Specialization (within the doctoral degree in Applied Psychophysiology) gives currently licensed health professionals expert knowledge and skills applicable in their current field of practice, and opens new medical and mental health practice areas as well.


Designed for licensed healthcare professionals (and those with licensable degrees), this curriculum involves extensive evidence-based research to support a comprehensive range of applied psychophysiological assessments and interventions used in the treatment of medical and mental health disorders, in pain management, physical rehabilitation, and a number of other medical specialty areas.

Specialization Requirements

Students selecting the Clinical Psychophysiology doctoral specialization will complete 18 credits in specialized coursework including coursework in mind-body science (anatomy and physiology, psychophysiology), the application of integrative and alternative Hollistic based medicine strategies, and additional clinical skills, such as biofeedback, hypnosis, breating based practices, and consulting skills. As part of their required coursework, they may obtain CCP certificates in these skilled practices.


Required Specialization Credits: (During Years Of Completion) 18

APH 5221- Breathing Based Practices & Techniques 3 credit(s)
APH 5301- Cognitive & Developmental Techniques 3 credit(s)
APH 5351- Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3 credit(s)
APH 5701- Practicum and Field Experience 3 credit(s)
MBM 5690- Alternative & Hollistic Based Medicine Practices 3 credit(s)

Ph.D. Applied Optimal Performance Psychophsyiology

Specialization In Optimal Performance

Studies shows that a Hollistic approach toward treating stress-related organ dysfunction and diseases and yields improved outcomes, and can also promote optimal levels of human wellness and performance. The Optimal Performance specialization prepares students to assist healthy people to perform better through behavioral control of their physiological systems and how to understand, train and implement the creation of Eustress (good stress) in which can bring about increased performace in persons engaged in sports but as well as many other functioning areas of business and industry. The Ph.D. in Applied Psychophysiology with a Specialization in Optimal Performance provides an opportunity to increase your levels of awareness in health, wellness, and resilience, and to master strategies that will help individuals reach their highest wellness and optimal levels of performance in such areas as sports, business, and education.

Specialization Requirements

Students selecting the specialization in Optimal Performance will take an additional 18 credits, to prepare them for careers in such areas as wellness, stress management, sports coaching, mental health coaching, and optimal functioning in business, sports and educational environments. Psychophysiologically based electives include optimal functioning in the sports environment, optimal functioning in the business environment, stimulation technologies, pain assessment and intervention, hypnosis, and neurofeedback.

Required Specialization Credits: (During Years Of Completion) 18

APH 5451- Optimal Performance Applications in the Community, School, Sports, and Workplace 3 credit(s)

COA 5593- Advanced Motivational/Transformational Science 3 credit(s)

COA 5628- Coaching In The Application Of Motivation 3 credit(s)

COA 5632- Coaching In The Application Of Achievement 3 credit(s)

COA 5700- Coaching In The Application Of Fufillment 3 credit(s)

 

Ph.D. in police Psychophysiology


The Department of Psychophysiology, provides a Ph.D. in Police Psychophysiology with two doctoral level specializations to prepare graduates to pursue careers in a professional practice informed by a scientific understanding of mind and body. 
The specializations available within the Ph.D. in Applied Psychophysiology include:

Clinical Police Psychophysiology

Police Forensic Psychophysiology

For licensed health professionals, the Clinical Police Psychophysiology curriculum provides a range of useful concepts and skills for application in most specialty areas of medicine and mental health.  Students entering the Forensic specialization will learn to assess and assist in the investigation, administration and rehabilitation of the diverse group of the criminal element through research and analysis of behavioral and physiological systems.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the Police Psychophysiology doctoral program must have completed a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrollment. Doctoral students must complete a minimum of 76 credits.

By approval, CCP may accept graduate transfer credits into the Ph.D. degree in Police Psychophysiology from other regionally accredited colleges and universities prior to entrance. Transfer credits must be from courses substantially similar to those offered by the Department. They are applied to reduce the required number of elective or required courses for degree completion. Alternately, they may be waived without granting credit so students can take other electives in place of the transferred courses. Suitability of the proposed courses for transfer to the intended degree are determined by the Department Head.

If a student has taken more than nine credits of past graduate courses matching required courses, or can demonstrate learning equivalent to a required course, the required course(s) may be waived without credit, and students will take additional elective(s) in their place. For further details regarding transfer credit policies, or further information on admission into the Ph.D. in Applied Psychophysiology program after completion of a master's degree at CCP, contact the Applied Psychophysiology Department Head.


Note, this program is not a clinical Police Psychology program. However, it can offer more flexibility in program planning to those wishing to enhance and further develop their clinical knowledge and expertise, but who do not intend to use the degree to qualify for licensure in the field of psychology.

Degree Requirements

Students in the Ph.D. degree program in Police Psychophysiology pursue a 25-credit sequence of core courses in Applied Psychophysiology, 18 credits in specialization courses, and 12 credits of psychophysiologically relevant elective courses. Students in the Ph.D. in Police Psychophysiology also complete a 21-credit sequence of research courses, coming to completion in a doctoral dissertation and oral defense of the dissertation. Students carry out several original research projects, including the doctoral dissertation, on topics relevant to Police psychophysiological assessments and interventions. Each of the doctoral specializations is described separately with its coursework and career applications, following discussion of the core Ph.D. degree in Police Psychophysiology.

Total Degree Credits (During Years Of Completion) 76

 

Core Curriculum

Core Requirements- 25 credits
General Electives -12 credits
APH Electives or APH Specialization-18 credits
Research courses -21 credits


Core Courses:
MBM 0505- Hollistic Approach To Symptoms of Distress 3 credit(s)
MBM 5500- Ethics in Healthcare 3 credit(s)
APH 5515- Graduate Colloquium 1 credit(s)
APH 5051- Advanced Psychophysiology 3 credit(s)
APH 5071- Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for Psychophysiologists 3 credit(s)
APH 5622- Advanced Operational Stress Injuries 3 credit(s)
APH 5101- Advanced Psychophysiological Recording, Assessment, and Interventions 3 credit(s)
APH 5201 - Principles and Theories of Stress Management 3 credit(s)
APH 5271- Advance Psyspirology 3 credit(s)
APH 5771- Case Seminars 3 credit(s)

Research Course Sequence:
MBM 1009- Quality Of Information In Psychophysiological Research 3 credit(s)
APH 5121- Methodology in Psychophysiological Research 3 credit(s)
APH 5122- Data Interpretation & Analysis in Psychophysiological Research 3 credit(s)
APH 5123- Practice Application Of Research Studies in Psychophysiology 3 credit(s)

Research Elective - 3 credits
MBM 9501 - Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal 3 credit(s)
MBM 9601 - Ph.D. Dissertation Research 3 credit(s)

Research Course Credits - 21

 

Ph.D. In CLINICAL

POLICE Psychophysiology

Specialization In Clinical Police Psychophysiology

Clinical Police Psychophysiology represents a new level of scientific approach and personal depth in the Public Safety Community. It requires training that emphasizes treating the patient as a whole person, rather than as a set of symptoms, and working with a Hollistic Approach . The Clinical Police Psychophysiology Specialization (within the doctoral degree in Police Psychophysiology) gives currently licensed health professionals expert knowledge and skills applicable in their current field of practice, and opens new health practice areas as well.
Designed for licensed healthcare professionals (and those with licensable degrees), this curriculum involves extensive scientific-based research to support a comprehensive range of applied psychophysiological assessments and interventions used in the treatment of mental, emotional and physiological disorders, in pain management, physical rehabilitation, and a number of other specialty areas.

Specialization Requirements

Students selecting the Clinical Police Psychophysiology doctoral specialization will complete 18 credits in specialized coursework including coursework in mind-body application (anatomy and physiology, psychophysiology), the application of collaboratibe health strategies, and additional clinical skills and consulting skills. As part of their required coursework, they will complete CCP courses specific to law enforcement and public safety applications.

Required Specialization Credits: (During Years Of Completion) 18

APH 5221- Operation Stress Treatment Strategies 3 credit(s)
APH 5301- Behaviorally Oriented Techniques 3 credit(s)
APH 5351- Clinical Psychopharmacology 3 credit(s)
APH 5701- Practicum and Field Experience 3 credit(s)

APH 5221- Police Administrative Procedures 1 credit(s)
APH 5301- Controlled Substances 1 credit(s)
APH 5351- Crimes Against Children 1 credit(s)
APH 5701- Crimes Against Persons 1 credit(s)
MBM 5690- Crimes Against Justice 1 credit(s)

APH 5221- Introduction To Criminal Law 1 credit(s)
APH 5301- Cultural Diversity Discrimination 1 credit(s)
APH 5351- Domestic Violence 1 credit(s)
APH 5701- Laws Of Arrest 1 credit(s)
MBM 5690- Property Crimes 1 credit(s)

APH 5221- Sex Crimes 1 credit(s)
APH 5301- Victimology Crisis Intervention 1 credit(s)
APH 5351- Unusual Occurrences 1 credit(s)
CISD 1001-Basic CISD Certification1 credit(s)
CISD 2001- CISD Instructor Certification 1 credit(s)

MBM 5690- Alternative and Hollistic Medicine 3 credit(s)

 

COMING FALL OF 2020

 

Ph.D. In forensic

POLICE Psychophysiology

 

Residential Conferences

Throughout the program, students may attend several monthly web based seminars and attend three in-person training sessions per year. Each session is approximately five days long. Two occur during CCP’s residential conferences and one during the annual meeting of the professional organization, The North America Board Of Certified Psychophysiologists. Students continue attend the residential conferences until they complete all coursework other than the dissertation.

Comprehensive Exams

 

After completion of all coursework and prior to the dissertation defense, each student has to pass a written comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination is made up of multiple choice, open ended and short answer questions covering each of the courses in the student's doctoral studies in psychophysiology. Additionally, each examination will include two essay questions for each of the lecture courses they have taken in the program. The student selects one of the two questions for each course to answer. The questions will evaluate student's practical understanding of the course content and subject matter and measure the student's practical ability to apply concepts releated to applied psychophysiology rather than requiring a list of facts from purely memorization.

The student must obtain a score of 80% of the questions to pass the exam. A student who fails the comprehensive may attempt questions from the failed subject after 30 days. Different questions will be used for each subsequent attempt. If the student does not pass on the third attempt the student will be required the repeat the course work done in that particular subject upon the recommendation of the their Professor and the Department Chair. If no recommendation can be obtained that the student will be dismissed from the program.

Dissertation

Students develop their dissertations with the assistance of a pre-arranged Academic Adviser and a dissertation committee. Dissertations are designed to produce novel information related to psychophysiology based on a study performed using subjects and to be of sufficient quality, that its results could be published in a peer reviewed journal such as Joural Clinical Psychophysiology. Students must orally defend both the protocol the dissertation study is based on and then of the dissertation's results when it is completed to the members of the dissertation committee.

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