PSYC 406

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course gives students an introduction to the formal assessment and diagnostic procedures used in hospitals and other healthcare settings. It reviews the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-IV and discusses the implications for therapy of differing diagnoses with similar symptoms. This course is recommended for students considering graduate study in psychology, counseling and related human service areas.

Learning outcomes


  • Student will be required to know the use of, and likely improvement of, writing skills as well as locating, reading and integrating findings of psychological and psychiatric research.
  • Student will become familiar with the major research methods used in clinical/counseling psychology.
  • Student will develop an understanding of the fields of clinical and counseling psychology.
  • Student will learn, and an introductory and advanced level, clinical/counseling theory and practice.
  • Students will apply the major components of counseling and clinical psychology to counseling situations.

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Clinical Psychology Spielmans, Glen I Books Course details