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Course Code: Clinpsy Course Title: Clinical Psychology Course Credit: 3 units Course Description: This course provides

a comprehensive overview of clinical psychology. Topics include definition of clinical psychology, its history as a profession, diagnosis and classification of disorders, examination of assessment techniques, therapeutic intervention techniques and issues related to ethics. Course Objectives: At the end of the semester, students are expected to have: 1. Review and discuss methods of clinical assessment 2. Learn the fundamentals of treatment planning 3. Review concepts behind and techniques of selected psychotherapies 4. Seen diverse activities of clinical psychologists 5. Develop group writing and presentation skills Value Objective: Fully aware of the Christian, disciplinal, and professional characteristics of the eight core values that guide Lasallian education, the students must completely and excellently apply these values by exhibiting honesty during exams, following critical thinking in problem analysis and problem solving, being innovative in approach, being morally compassionate thus sharing talents to those lacking intellectual giftedness, and promoting social awareness and patriotism.

Course Outline: Topics I. Foundation of Clinical Psychology A. Clinical Psychology: An Introduction 1. What is Clinical Psychology? 2. Closely Related Mental Health Professions 3. The Clinical Psychologist B. Historical Overview of Clinical Psychology 1. Historical roots 2. Diagnosis and Assessment 3. Interventions C. Current Issues in Clinical Psychology 1. Models of Training in Clinical Psychology 2. Professional Regulation 3. Private Practice 4. Independence and Economics 5. The Health Care Revolution 6. Prescription Privileges 7. Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Services 8. Ethical Standards D. Diagnosis and Classification of Psychological Problems 1. What is Abnormal Behavior? 2. Mental Illness 3. DSM-IV-TR 4. General Issues in Classifications 5. Causes of Abnormal Behavior and Mental Illness 6. The Value of Classification

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II. Clinical Interventions A. Psychological Interventions 1. Intervention Defined 2. Nature of Specific Therapeutic Variables 3. Course of Clinical Intervention 4. Stages of Change B. Psychotherapy: The Psychodynamic Perspective 1. Psychoanalysis: The Beginnings 2. Techniques of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 3. Psychoanalytic Alternatives C. Psychotherapy: Phenomenological and Humanistic-Existential Perspectives 1. Client-Centered Therapy 2. The humanistic- Existential Movement 3. Process-Experiential Therapy D. Psychotherapy: Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective 1. Origins of the Behavioral Approach 2. Traditional Techniques of Behavior 3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy E. Group Therapy, Family Therapy, and Couples Therapy 1. Group Therapy 2. Family Therapy and Couples Therapy

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IV. Specialties In Clinical Psychology A. Community Psychology B. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine C. Neuropsychology D. Forensic Psychology E. Pediatric and Clinical Psychology

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING SYSTEM MIDTERM GRADE: 1/3 quiz + 1/3 class standing+1/3 midterm exam FINAL GRADE: 1/3 quiz + 1/3 class standing+1/3 final exam FINAL COURSE GRADE: 1/3 midterm grade + 2/3 final grade CLASS STANDING: attendance/ Active class Participation/ Reporting/ Group Work/ Class activities/ Assignments/ Seatwork/ Projects QUIZZES Major Exams: Midterm & Final References Textbook: Contemporary Clinical Psyc. (2nd ed); Thomas G. Plante John Wiley & Sonss Inc. (2005) Clinical Psychology: Concepts, Methods & Profession by E. Jerry Phares (1979) Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, A Contextual Approach (2nd ed) by Arlan Carr A handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology, An Evidence Based Practice Approach Clinical Psychology (7th ed) by Timothy J. Trull (2009) MR. HERMOGENES PANGANIBAN Dean, CEAS PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

DR. AMPARO K. SABANDAL Department Chair DE LA SALLE LIPA College of Education, Arts and Sciences PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT Faculty ___________________________ MR. ARVIE ANDAL MS. VIOLETA ANDALEON MS. MARIFE BALANE MS. ROMAINE MAGBOO MR. DARWIN MAGPILI MS. MERCEDES MALABANAN DR. FELINA MARASIGAN MR. GEORGE MESADA MR. ERICKSON MARTINEZ

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY COURSE OUTLINE 1 ST SEM S.Y. 2011- 2012