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  • PSYCHOLOGY 165    Section: 2


    Winter Quarter 2009

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

    Psychology 165 (CRN49638)
    MW 2:10-4:00; Young Hall 184
     Prerequisites: Psc 1, 41, 168, or permission; Course units: 4


    Dr. Stanley Sue                                             

                 Email: ssue@ucdavis.edu; Young Hall 147; (530) 754-6173

                Office Hours:   11-12; 1-2 MW and by appointment


    Carmel Gabriel, Teaching Assistant, csgabriel@ucdavis.edu; Young 149

                Office hours: TR 4-6 pm, 754-5910


    Text:  Matthews, J., & Anton, B. (2008).  Introduction to Clinical Psychology. NY: Oxford University Press.


    Jan        5                   History and Theory of Clinical Psychology 1, 3

                   7                   Guest speaker:  Experiences as a Patient              

                 12                   Projectives vs. Structured Tests                               4-5

                 14                   Film

                 21                   Projectives vs. Structured Tests                               6-7

                 26                   Validity of Assessment Tools                                               

                 28                   Midterm Exam 1                                           

    Feb        2                  Special Populations                                                   8

                   4                   Special Populations                                       

       9                   Guest Speaker:  Campus Mental Health                 9-11    

                 11                   Psychotherapy and Treatment; Film                       

                 18                   Psychotherapy and Treatment; Film            12

                 23                   Psychotherapy and Treatment; Film                       

                 25                   Midterm Exam 2                               

    Mar       2                   Effectiveness of Treatment                                       2

                  4                    Confidentiality and Ethical Issues                           13, 14

                  9                    Guest Speaker:  Psychology in the Courtroom

                11                    Forensic Issues                                                         15-16

    16                    Community Mental Health                                      

                19                    Final Exam 3:30




                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) two midterm exams, the first is worth about 30% and the second is worth about 30%; (2) a final exam worth about 40% of your grade.  Exams are multiple choice and essay 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.  A few in-class assignments will be required as discussed in class.




    Book Title: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
    Author: Janet Matthews and Barry Anton
    Copyright Year: 2008
    Edition: 1
    ISBN: 978-0-19-515767-3

    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    184 Young M W   2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Stanley Sue * 11-12; 1-2 MW and by appointment