- The Evolution of Clinical Psychology: Healing Art to Evidence-Based Practice.
- Contemporary Clinical Psychology: Science, Ethics, and Controversies.
- Classification and Diagnosis: Current Problems and Future Directions.
- Research Methods in Clinical Psychology: Science, Ethics, and Controversies.
- Intellectual and Cognitive Assessment: Science, Ethics, and Controversies.
- Self-Report and Projective Assessment: Science, Ethics, and Controversies.
- Intervention: Theoretical Approaches and Ethics.
- Intervention: Evidence-based Treatments and Controversies.
- Intervention: Evidence-based Therapeutic Relationships and Controversies.
- Intervention: Evidence-based Principles of Therapeutic Change.
The primary method of instruction will be lecture. The course may also involve group activities, presentations, audiovisual media, and guest lectures.
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. Evaluation will be based on course
objectives and include some of the following:
- multiple choice, short answer, or essay exams
- term paper, research project, or written assignments
- oral presentation or teaching demonstration
The instructor will provide a written course outline with evaluation criteria at the beginning of semester.
An example of a possible evaluation scheme is as follows:
Research paper 20%
Three exams at 20% each 60%
Students will acquire and be able to summarize, critique, and debate issues related to:
- Historical factors that shaped the evolution of clinical psychology.
- Contemporary clinical psychology and its controversies.
- The differences between clinical, counseling, and school psychologists, as well as other mental health professionals
- Research methods and research controversies in clinical psychology.
- Ethics and ethical controversies in clinical psychology.
- Current classification systems for psychopathology, their limitations, and future directions.
- Clinical assessment, diagnosis, testing, and related controversies.
- Theoretical approaches to psychopathology, psychotherapy, and related controversies.
- Interventions and related controversies.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
Textbook(s) such as the following, the list to be updated periodically:
Lee, C., and Hunsley, J. (2018). Introduction to clinical psychology: An evidence-based approach (4th ed.). Mississauga, Canada: John Wiley & Sons.
Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:
- No corequisite courses
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU PSYC 4XXX (3)||2011/01/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU PSYC 441 (3)||2011/01/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU PSYC 4XXX (3)||2011/01/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO PSYO 441 (3)||2011/01/01 to 2021/04/30|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV PSYC 2nd (3)||2011/01/01 to 2020/08/31|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC PSYC 405 (3)||2011/01/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV PSYC 375 (3)||2011/01/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC PSYC 365 (1.5)||2011/01/01 to -|