Foundations of Clinical Psychology (Psychology 2313)
Calendar Description: An introduction to the main theories, research approaches, and intervention perspectives of clinical psychology. Topics dealt with include professional issues in clinical psychology, concepts and history of abnormality, theories of psychopathology, assessment and diagnosis of psychological disorders, research perspectives in clinical psychology, and modes of psychotherapy. This course is intended to expose the student to the basic concepts, theories, and issues in psychopathology and psychotherapy for more advanced courses in the clinical domain. Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology.
Foundations of Social Psychology (Psychology 2403)
Calendar Description: Examines individual personality and behaviour in relation to other individuals, society and culture. Topics include social perception, attitudes and values, conformity and obedience, prejudice and discrimination, aggression and violence, etc. Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology.
Health Psychology (Psychology 3033)
Calendar Description: An aggregate of the scientific and professional contributions of the discipline of
psychology towards promotion of a holistic approach for (a) the maintenance of health,
(b) the prevention and treatment of illness including etiologic and diagnostic
correlates of health and illness. Prerequisite(s): Introductory Psychology (6ch).
Adult Assessment Skills (Psychology 6212)
This clinical skills course has three main goals: (1) to provide training in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of a standard test of adult intelligence; (2) to provide training in administration, scoring, and interpretation of objective tests of personality and mental health; and (3) to help students gain familiarity with other selected tests of adult cognitive functioning, personality, and mental health. The current state and role of intelligence, personality, and mental health tests and their clinical uses will be examined.
Foundations of Clinical Psychology Seminar (Psychology 6205)
The aim of this seminar is to provide an introduction to the main theoretical, assessment, and intervention perspectives in clinical psychology. Topics include concepts and history of abnormality, assessment and diagnosis of psychological disorders, theories of psychopathology, research perspectives in clinical psychology, and models of psychotherapy. Issues related to individuals, couples, and families, as well as gender and cultural sensitivity in these areas, will be discussed. Emphasis is placed on conceptual/foundational issues rather than on specific techniques. An additional goal of this course is to develop an understanding of how clinical psychologists try to integrate the scientist and practitioner aspects of their professional identity. This course is intended to prepare students for more advanced courses in the clinical domain.
Clinical Seminar: Chronic Pain Assessment and Intervention
Completed Winter 2015-2016
Clinical Seminar: Evidence Based Practice in Psychology
Coming Fall 2016.