Graduate Degree in Educational Psychology - Curriculum
The curriculum consists of various theoretical and practical courses involving actual work under the practicum.
The program provides an in-depth study of models, studies, developmental problems and approaches to psychological diagnosis and treatment, including various methods for promoting normal and abnormal psychological development, emotional welfare in educational systems, as well as the evaluation, identification and prevention of functional and emotional difficulties in risk groups.
- Basic courses include: Psychological Foundations of Learning Disabilities, Reading and Reading Difficulties, Psycho-Diagnostics of Children and Youth, The Psychologist within the Educational System; Psychopathology, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment in Children and Youth, Coping with Crisis Situations, Psychodynamic Therapy for Children and Youth, and more.
- Elective courses include: Parenthood and Therapeutic Work with Parents, Positive Psychology, Intro to Family Therapy and Parental Training, Approaches to Emotional Diagnosis and Treatment, Biofeedback Guided Intervention in Educational Psychology and more.
- Research seminars include: Early Childhood Parenthood; Development of Self in Early Childhood; Stigma, Stereotypes and Attitudes; Emotional and Social Aspects of Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder; and more.
- Biofeedback – Students are prepared to practice therapy supported by the biofeedback technology for an efficient therapeutic and systemic intervention in educational settings. Students learn advanced methods for working with parents and their children and for working with teachers and students within the system. The innovative use of biofeedback in educational psychology, enriches the educational psychologists’ toolbox and enables them to provide a more comprehensive solution to complex student problems. Throughout the program, students will complete Stage I toward obtaining the certificate and will be individually mentored in their experience of biofeedback guided therapy as part of the required practicum.
The curriculum will train students toward working as educational psychologists specializing in diagnosing, treating and preventing difficulties, promoting normal development among children and youth while applying an integrative perspective of the role of the educational psychologist in educational, family and community frameworks.
*EOE. The details of the program are subject to change.
**The list of courses may be updated in accordance with the curriculum at the start of the year.
***This is a structured system; optional courses are liable to be dispersed automatically and subject to change
based on available offerings only. The number of available courses is subject to the structure of the program.
****Courses will be opened subject to a minimum number of registered participants.