Foundations of Clinical Science

PSY-P318 — Fall 2019

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PY 226
Days and Times
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday
Course Description

Are you considering graduate school in clinical psychology? Or, maybe you aren’t sure what career path is right for you, but you want to help people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, or other mental health issues? Do you wonder how clinical scientists are using psychological science to reduce suffering in the world, to understand and improve disparities in healthcare, and to help people recover and experience a sense of well-being again?

This course aims to provide you with a foundational knowledge base of clinical science, a subdiscipline of psychology. You will learn how science is translated into practice, how psychological interventions are developed and tested, how effective treatments are disseminated and implemented (including in underserved populations). The reading assignments, classroom presentations and activities, and course requirements will consider current perspectives on clinical science’s role in the promotion of adaptive functioning. You will learn state-of-the-art approaches to the assessment, treatment, and prevention of the difficulties that people experience in their behavior, affect, cognition, or health. In essence, the course will delve deep into approaching clinical phenomena through a scientific lens.

P: PSY-P101 and PSY-P102 or PSY-P155 and PSY-K300 or other approved Statistics course. Course will count as a PSY Elective in the PSYBA. Core course for the Clinical Psychological Science Certificate.