This course presents the theories, research, prevention, assessment, and clinical applications of the field of clinical psychology. The diagnostic and therapeutic strategies employed by clinical psychologists are examined, and students will be challenged to engage in a critical analysis of the theories and research that provide the foundation for effective treatments of various mental disorders.
- a proficiency in reading and writing within the conceptual framework of psychological testing and assessment;
- an oral proficiency in understanding the principles of diagnosis;
- demonstrate proficiency and understanding in the use of DSM-IV;
- and demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and understand the origin of various analysis models predominant in contemporary psychology.