Metropolitan State University

PSYC 406 : Introduction to Clinical Psychology

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: PSYC 300 Abnormal Psychology or equivalent with instructor's consent.  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
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.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/01/1998 - 09/05/1999 09/06/1999 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. 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.
  2. Student will become familiar with the major research methods used in clinical/counseling psychology.
  3. Student will develop an understanding of the fields of clinical and counseling psychology.
  4. Student will learn, and an introductory and advanced level, clinical/counseling theory and practice.
  5. Students will apply the major components of counseling and clinical psychology to counseling situations.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information