This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

MEDIĀ 694. Pediatric Psychology Practicum. 1-3 Hours.

Semester course; one-half day per credit. 1-3 credits. Available only to graduate students in clinical or counseling psychology that are approved by the instructor. A series of training experiences designed to facilitate skill development in pediatric psychology and enhance effectiveness as a pediatric psychologist working within a medical setting. Trainees are given an opportunity to apply and practice diagnostic interviews, patient education, brief consultations and diagnostic and therapeutic skills with a pediatric population. Students will learn to effectively communicate and function as part of an interdisciplinary team in an academic medical setting. Careful supervision and evaluation of the student is provided.

MEDIĀ 695. Independent Study in Health Psychology. 1-3 Hours.

Semester course; 1-3 contact hours. 1-3 credits. Approval from faculty member required. Provides the opportunity for students to explore a special topic of interest in the area of health psychology under the direction of a faculty member. A proposal for a topic of study and anticipated timeline for completion must be submitted to and approved by the faculty mentor; credits will be assigned commensurate with the complexity of the project. Arrangements are made directly with the appropriate faculty member. Graded as S/U/F.