Elements Of Clinical Psychology – psy480 (3 credits)
This course is intended to provide the beginning psychology student with an overview of the theory and practice of clinical and counseling psychology. The course includes reference to major theories of personality, assessment, and psychotherapy. Topics include psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral, and biological theories of normal and abnormal psychological processes, and the assessment of behavior, abilities, and personality. Therapies covered include a variety of psychoanalytic approaches and humanistic, biological, cognitive/behavioral, and child and family therapies.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Differentiate clinical psychology from other types of psychology.
Explain the role of research and statistics in clinical psychology.
Summarize the history and evolving nature of clinical psychology.
Approaches and Assessments
Compare and contrast four approaches in clinical psychology.
Identify the strengths and limitations of psychological assessment instruments.
Evaluate the appropriateness of psychological testing instruments for various populations.
Clinical Psychology Applied
Explain the interdependent roles of biological, psychological, and social factors in human behavior.
Explain how clinical interventions are used.
Practice of Clinical Psychology
Compare and contrast clinical work in a variety of environments.
Explain the legal and ethical issues associated with clinical psychology.
Define professional boundaries, boundary crossings, and boundary violations.
Explain how culture influences approaches to assessment and treatment.
Contemporary Issues in Clinical Psychology
Explore contemporary issues in clinical psychology.
Discuss the future of clinical psychology as a profession.
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