John Eric Stewart
Advanced course offerings designed to respond to faculty and student interests and needs. Topics include French Impressionism, social movements in late nineteenth-century Japan, international business and the changing European economic structure.
This course will introduce you to the field of Clinical Psychology and the research-practitioner model. Clinical Psychology is an applied science, which integrates research, theory and practice to “understand and alleviate maladjustment, disability, and discomfort, as well as to promote human adaptation, adjustment, and personal development” (APA Division 12, 2007). Over the quarter we will cover: assessment and diagnosis; strategies of intervention, particularly psychotherapeutic strategies; ethics and standards; research methods; areas of specialization and training.
Student learning goals
Good, fundamental understanding of major psychotherapy modalities, with perhaps a sophisticated realtionship to one of these: cognitive-behavioral; psychodynamic approaches; humanistic & postmodern approaches.
Familiarity with the use and conceptualization of the DSM-IV-TR, its construction and its role in practice and research.
Familiarity with interviewing techniques and listening skills.
Familiarity with assessment tools and strategies
Familiarity with areas of training, licensure, and specializiation in mental health.
General method of instruction
Lecture, full class and group discussions, films, interviewing experiences.
Introduction to Psychology extremely strongly encouraged. Abnormal Psychology very helpful but not required.
Class assignments and grading
Two take home exams covering central concepts and applications. Two interview assignments with critical self-reflection. Participation in class and group discussions.
Grades will be assigned based on quality of engagement in written work and class discussions.