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COURSE NUMBER: PSYC 492
COURSE TITLE: Clinical Psychology
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr Robert Hossack
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The theory and practice of clinical psychology will be introduced in this course. The role, methods, and special challenges of clinical assessment, diagnosis and psychotherapy in clinical work will be presented.

Prerequisites: Nine credits in psychology at the 300- or 400-level including PSYC 395
REQUIRED TEXTS: Hunsley, John & Lee, Catherine M. (2014). Clinical Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach (3rd Edition). Etobicoke, ON: John Wiley & Sons Canada 
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Midterm Exam 28%
Final Exam32%
A short paper15%
Presentation15%
Attendance and class preparation10%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • To understand the contemporary landscape of clinical psychology within the context of its evolving history. 
  • To understand the strengths and limitations of the current classification and diagnostic system used by clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals.
  • To become familiar with the various assessment approaches used by clinical psychologists to collect data that can assist in case conceptualization and treatment planning.
  • To explore various intervention approaches utilized in providing psychological treatment to various age groups and in different therapeutic settings. 
  • To become aware of the ethical principles that guide in the delivery of psychological services. 
LECTURE OUTLINE:Getting Acquainted; Course Expectations
Chapter 1: The Evolution of Clinical Psychology
Chapter 2: Contemporary Clinical Psychology
Therapy Focus 1: Cognitive Therapy (Dr. Judith Beck)
Chapter 3: Classification & Diagnosis
Chapter 4: Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
Therapy Focus 2: Interpersonal Psychotherapy(Dr. Hinrichsen)
Chapter 5: Assessment --Overview
Therapy Focus 3: Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (Dr. Hanna Levenson)
Chapter 6: Assessment—Interviewing and Observation         
Therapy Focus 4: Dialectic Behavior Therapy (Dr. Alexander Chapman)    
Chapter 7: Assessment –Intellectual and  Cognitive Measures
Chapter 8: Self Report & Projective Measures   
Chapter 9: Integration and Clinical Decision-Making
Chapter 10: Prevention
Chapter 11: Intervention --Overview
Chapter 12: Intervention—Adults and Couples
Chapter 13: Intervention—Children and Adolescents
Chapter 14: Intervention—Identifying Key  Elements


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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