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  • PSYCHOLOGY 165    Section: 2


    Spring Quarter 2009

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

    Course Syllabus (tentative)

    Psychology 165 (CRN89218)
    MW 10-11:50; Young Hall 184
     Course units: 4


    Dr. Stanley Sue                                             

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

                Office Hours:   M 12-2; W 1-2 and by appointment


    Gloria Wong, Teaching Assistant, glowong@ucdavis.edu; Young xxx

                Office hours: xx


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


    Mar     30                   Introduction                                                              1, 3

    Apr        1                    History and Theory of Clinical Psychology            

                  6                    Projectives vs. Structured Tests                              4-5

                  8                    Film

                13                    Projectives vs. Structured Tests                              6-7

                15                    Validity of Assessment Tools                                               

                20                    Special Populations                                       

                22                   Midterm Exam 1                                                       8

                27                    Special Populations                                       

    29                    Guest Speaker:  Campus Mental Health                 9-11    

    May      4                    Psychotherapy and Treatment; Film                                  

                  6                    Psychotherapy and Treatment; Film                       12

                11                    Psychotherapy and Treatment; Film                      

                13                    Midterm Exam 2                               

                18                    Effectiveness of Treatment                                                 2

                20                    Confidentiality and Ethical Issues                           13, 14

                27                    Guest Speaker:  Psychology in the Courtroom

    Jun        1                    Forensic Issues                                                          15-16

      3                    Community Mental Health                                     

                  9                    Final Exam 1:00 pm




                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 25% and the second is worth about 25%; (2) a final exam worth about 40% of your grade; (3) written assignments worth about 10%.  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.  The written assignments will discussed in class.


    Academic Integrity

                It is the students responsibility to refrain from cheating on examinations, plagiarizing, or other forms of misconduct.  Students suspected of violating university rules will be referred to Student Judicial Affairs.




    Book Title: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
    Author: Janet R. Matthews & Barry S. Anton
    Copyright Year: 2008
    ISBN: 978-0-19-515767-3

    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    184 Young M W   10:00 AM - 11:50 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Stanley Sue * M12-2; W1-2