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. 2313 Online Course Syllabus 2018-2020
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. 2403 Online Course Syllabus 2018-2020
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.
Clinical Seminar: Evidence Based Practice in Psychology (Psyc 6408)
The aim of this seminar is to help students apply their clinical skills and knowledge to evidence-based practice. The course uses a problem-based learning approach in which students will research relevant issues in order to develop evidence-based assessment and diagnostic plans, case conceptualizations, and treatment plans for a variety of child, adolescent, and adult cases. Clinical cases will be designed to highlight a number of important concepts, including approaches to assessment and diagnosis, models of psychotherapy, and ethical decision-making. Issues related to individuals, couples, and families as well as gender and cultural sensitivity will be discussed.