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Police Psychophysiology Degrees
M.Sc. In Police Psychophysiology
Ph.D. In Police Psychophysiology
Ph.D. In Clinical Psychophysiology
Ph.D. In Forensic Police Psychophysiology

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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 interrelations 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 techniques that will allow an individual to control physiological and psychological behavior as well as assist people exhibiting signals of distress that have been caused by dysfunctional patterns in their physiological and psychological 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 achieve 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

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. 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 psychophysiological 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- Holistic 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 Holistic 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 collaborative 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 Certification 1 credit(s)
CISD 2001- CISD Instructor Certification 1 credit(s)

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

 

 

Ph.D. In Forensic

Police Psychophysiology

Specialization In Forensic Police Psychophysiology

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 collaborative 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 5510- Aggression 3 credit(s)
APH 5120- Applied Neuroscience 3 credit(s)
APH 5130- Cognitive/Affective Neuroscience 3 credit(s)
APH 5140- Interpersonal Relations & Group Processes 3 credit(s)

APH 5150- Memory 1 credit(s)
APH 5180- Social Influence 1 credit(s)
APH 5190- Stereotypes & Prejudice 1 credit(s)
APH 5510- Confessions & Interrogations 1 credit(s)
APH 5520- Antisocial Behavior 1 credit(s)

APH 5540- Personality & Crime 1 credit(s)
APH 5560- Psychophysiology & The Courtroom 1 credit(s)
APH 5570- Contemporary Issues In Youth Justice 1 credit(s)
APH 5580- Psychopathic Behavior 1 credit(s)
APH 5590- Risk Assessment 1 credit(s)

APH 5600- Sexual Offending 1 credit(s)
APH 5610- The Child Witness 1 credit(s)
APH 5620- Wrongful Conviction 1 credit(s)
APH 5640- Forensic Mental Health 1 credit(s)
APH 5650- Deception Detection 1 credit(s)

APH 5660- Investigative Psychophysiology 3 credit(s)

 

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 related 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 Journal 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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