PSYCHOLOGY 165 Section: 2
INTRO TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Winter Quarter 2007
|Prerequisites:||Psychology 1, 41, 168, and either Psychology 140 or 151.|
INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology 165 (CRN59564)
MW ; Young Hall 184
Dr. Stanley Sue
Young Hall 147; (530) 754-6173; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: MW and by appointment
Course units: 4
Prerequisites: Psc 1, 41, 168, or permission
Texts: Texts: Plante, T. G. (2005). Contemporary Clinical Psychology. NY: John Wiley & Sons
Holmes, R., & Holmes, S. (2002). Profiling Violent Crimes.
Jan 3 Introduction: Roles of the Clinical Psychologist P1
8 History and Theory of Clinical Psychology
10 Interventions P2-3; H1-2
22 Projectives vs. Structured Tests P4-5; H3-4
24 Validity of Assessment Tools
29 Guest Speaker P6; H5-6
31 Special Populations
Feb 5 Special Populations P7-8; H7-8
7 Midterm Exam ------
12 Psychotherapy and Treatment
14 Effectiveness of Treatment; Film P9-10; H9-10 21 Effectiveness of Treatment
26 Confidentiality and Ethical Issues
28 Licensing and Credentialing; Film
Mar 5 Forensic Issues P11-12; H11-13
7 Family Intervention
12 Community Mental Health P13-14; H14-16
14 Review and Conclusions P15
16 Final Exam ()
This course is intended to (1) provide knowledge of the field of clinical psychology which involves the symptoms and manifestations of behavioral disturbances, the diagnosis/assessment and treatment of these disturbances, and evaluating the effectiveness of treatments and interventions; (2) analyze psychological research and clinical cases pertinent to the field, and (3) develop critical thinking skills on clinical psychology issues.
The course will have a lecture/discussion format. Guest speakers, as well as demonstrations and class Exercises, will be included. Students are expected to participate in the class exercises. We will have extensive use of powerpoint slides. Slides presented in class will be available for downloading. For a given lecture, I will try to post the powerpoint slides 24 hours in advance on the MyUCDavis website for the course. To have a successful experience in the course, you must check MyUCDavis regularly. It is your responsibility to check for announcements and course requirements that may be posted.
Instructor and Office Hours
This class is taught by Dr. Stanley Sue, who is a faculty member in the Departments of Psychology and Asian American Studies. Listed above are the office hours. These hours are set aside for this class, so feel free to visit during office hours. If it is impossible to meet during office hours, you can schedule other times with the instructor.
Your grade is determined by: (1) one midterm exam, worth about 30%; (2) a written paper worth about 30%; and (3) a final exam worth about 40% of your grade. Exams are multiple choice in nature.
Exams are based on all readings and class activities (lectures, demonstrations, guest speakers, etc.) No makeup exams will be given to students who miss exams, unless a legitimate and written excuse is given. Makeup exams are essay in nature.
The paper is to be 10 double-spaced pages in length. It should cover an issue from the Holmes and Holmes book. You are expected to select a topic pertinent to the book, review the literature, give your opinion and perspective, and justify your perspective using research findings, theory, and personal insights and experiences. Each student must see me during office hours to briefly discuss and receive approval for the specific topic of the paper by February 7. Papers are due no later than March 14. Some example topics are:
n Effectiveness of profiling
n Different kinds of profiling
n Means of identifying
n Profiling a famous case
n Comparing case examples from the Holmes and Holmes
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|Classroom||Class Schedule||Course Website|
|184 Young||M W 10:00 AM - 11:50 PM|
|Instructor||Instructor Email||Office||Office Hours|
|Stanley Sue||*||MW 1:30-3|