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PSYC 406 Introduction to Clinical Psychology

This course explores the empirical evaluation and application of psychotherapy and other mental health interventions. Ethics of clinical psychology are also considered. Students will learn to conceptualize and apply culturally responsive mental health practices. Current issues in the mental health field are discussed. This course is recommended for students considering graduate study in clinical or counseling psychology and related mental health fields.

Prerequisites

4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Learning outcomes

General

  • 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.
  • Student will demonstrate an understanding of the empirical and theoretical basis of psychotherapy.
  • Student will become familiar with the major research methods used in clinical/counseling psychology.
  • Student will learn and apply ethical principles to realistic scenarios in clinical/counseling psychology.
  • Student will learn and apply principles of culturally responsive mental health practices.

Fall 2021

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