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  • PSYCHOLOGY 165    Section: 2

    INTRO TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    Spring Quarter 2007

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

    Purpose

                    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. 

     

    Format

                    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. 

     

    Grading

                    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 May 8.  Papers are due no later than June 5.  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
    119 Wellman T R   2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Stanley Sue * TR 10:30-12 noon