Matthew S. Yoder

Associate Professor of Education
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
EDHS 3130: Blood, Sweat and Tears: Exploring Psychological Impacts of Traumatic Events
Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and understanding of current definitions of trauma, the impact traumatic events have on human functioning, and what psychological science tells us about how people respond to, and recover from, such events and experiences.
EDHS 5500: Selected Topics
Credits: 1–6
These are designed as pilot courses to meet new program requirements, and changing needs in the field. Used also to offer experimental courses, and courses under development, these are announced and offered on a semester-to-semester basis. May be graded or S/U, depending on the instructor, and may be repeated.
EDHS 8640: Principles of Psychotherapy Advanced
Credits: 3
In-depth examination of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic individual psychotherapy. The theoretical base and accompanying empirical literature of varying approaches are discussed with special emphasis on application of principles. Experimental techniques (e.g., role playing and observation of video tapes) are included. Continuation of EDHS 8630. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDHS 8700: Clinical Psychology Practicum
Credits: 1–6
Supervised placement in a setting designed to provide students with clinical experiences dealing with children, adults, and families.
EDHS 8772: Advanced Psychotherapy: Evidence-Informed Clinical Decision-Making and Practice
Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to increase your skills, knowledge and understanding of the theories, techniques, and process involved in developing effective clinical practices. A range of intervention-related topics will be presented, with a focus on evidence-based practices across disorders and diverse populations.