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.
Discuss the future of clinical psychology as a profession.
Explore contemporary issues in clinical psychology.
Practice of Clinical Psychology
Explain how culture influences approaches to assessment and treatment.
Define professional boundaries, boundary crossings, and boundary violations.
Explain the legal and ethical issues associated with clinical psychology.
Compare and contrast clinical work in a variety of environments.
Clinical Psychology Applied
Explain how clinical interventions are used.
Explain the interdependent roles of biological, psychological, and social factors in human behavior.
Approaches and Assessments
Evaluate the appropriateness of psychological testing instruments for various populations.
Identify the strengths and limitations of psychological assessment instruments.
Compare and contrast four approaches in clinical psychology.
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Explain the role of research and statistics in clinical psychology.
Summarize the history and evolving nature of clinical psychology.
Differentiate clinical psychology from other types of psychology.
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