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  • PSYCHOLOGY 165    Section: 1


    Spring Quarter 2007

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1, 41, 168, and either Psychology 140 or 151.

    Course description: This course is designed to give students an overview of the field of clinical psychology  both as a body of knowledge and as a profession.  Well take a quick look at the history of the field and the training of clinical psychologists; then well focus on the major theoretical influences on the field.  From there, well look in-depth at the major activities of clinical psychologists -- research, assessment, and intervention.  Throughout the course, well address ethical and other important issues in the field; and finally, guest speakers, representing several major specialty areas within clinical psychology, will give students a real life taste of the work of clinical psychologists.   


    Course format: This course meets twice a week for two hours each time.  Format will be mostly lecture, but films, in-class group projects, and guest speakers will provide variety.


    Course topics:  Introduction and History of Clinical Psychology

                             Major Theoretical Influences

                             Psychological Assessment

                             Clinical Intervention

                             Ethical Considerations

                             Specialty Areas in Clinical Psychology

                             Hot Topics



    Grading:   Grades will be based on three (3) non-cumulative examinations, the last of which will be given at the time scheduled for the final exam.  Exams will include multiple-choice and short answer questions, and there will be an essay component on each exam.  There will be opportunity for students to complete an optional paper, and information about the paper will be included on the course website. 


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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    118 Olson T R   12:10 PM - 2:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Jacqueline Horn 165B Young Hall TR 2-3:30 and by appt.