PSY 560 Clinical Psychology
3 Semester Units
Clinical psychology presents the theories, research, prevention, assessment, and clinical applications of the field. 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.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe how cultural diversity affects approaches to psychological treatment.
- Understand the challenges and major areas of transition facing clinical psychology today.
- List the main categories of tests used by clinical psychologists.
- Understand the ways in which working clinically with children is different from working with adults.
- Describe the ways clinical neuropsychology is likely to continue to grow.