Psychology 364: Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Unique No: 87305

Instructor: Dr. Michael J. Telch TA: Orion Mosko
Office: Mezes 406A Office: Rainey 4.196
Phone: UT: 471-3393;
Emergency: 404-9308
Phone: 452-7403
Office Hrs: TU 2:30-3:30 or by Appt. Office Hrs: Wed 2:30-5:30

Class Time/Setting: Class will meet Monday-Friday in GSB 2.124 from 1:00-2:15

Required Readings:

Nietzel , Bernstein, & Milich. Introduction to Clinical Psychology (Fifth Edition).
Wedding & Corsini. Case Studies in Psychotherapy
Selected Reserve Reading packet to be purchased at Paradigm.

Objectives:

The major objective of the course is to provide you with an overview of the field of clinical psychology. Four major topic areas will be covered. These include:

1. Historical roots and conceptual models in clinical psychology
2. Professional issues in clinical psychology
3. Assessment techniques used in clinical psychology
4. Therapeutic approaches in clinical psychology

Student Requirements:

1. Attend class regularly and keep up with the readings.
2. Complete five exams. See below for more details.

Exams and Grading:

Five regular exams will be given during the semester. Each exam will consist of 60 questions of the objective variety, namely multiple choice, true-false, and fill in the blank. Exam questions will be distributed equally from material presented in class and the assigned readings. Make-up exams will be given only under special circumstances (e.g., medical, family emergency, etc.). Dr. Telch must approve all make-up exams in advance. There will be no exceptions.

Your grade in the course will be based on the total number of points earned on exam 5 and three other tests. In other words, your lowest score from the first four exams will be dropped. Or, you could skip one of the first four exams and still get an "A" in the course so long as your final point total is 216 or higher. Note, exam 5 cannot be skipped and must be included in your point total. There will be no exceptions. The total number of possible points one can earn in the course is 240 (4 exams x 60 points). Listed below are the total points to course grade conversion:

216-240 points = A
192-215 points = B
168-191 points = C
144-167 points = D
< 144 points = F

NOTE: A maximum of 6 additional points of optional extra credit can be earned by completing three research article summaries, which will be described in more detail later in the course.

Date Lecture Topics Readings
June 7 Introduction & Course Overview  
  8 Activities of Clinical Psychologists Ch 1 (N, B, & M).
Ch 2 (N, B, & M)
  9 Professional Issues Ch 14 (N, B, & M)
Reserve Reading #1
  12 Introduction to Assessment Ch 3 (N, B, & M); Ch 5 pages 190-198
  13 Intellectual Assessment Ch 5 (N, B, & M) pages 163-170
  14 ** EXAM 1 **  
  15 Personality Assessment Ch 5 (N, B, & M) pages 172-190
  16 Neuropsychological Assessment Ch 12 (N, B, & M)
  19 Clinical Interviewing Ch 4 (N, B, & M)
  20 Clinical Diagnosis Reserve Reading #2
  21 ** EXAM 2 **  
  22 Introduction to Therapy Ch 7 (N, B, & M)
  23 Psychodynamic Therapies (Lec + Film) Ch 8 (N, B, & M) pages 262-274
Ch 2 (N, B, & M) pages 38-44; 65-70
Case 1 (W & C)
  26 Client-Centered Therapy (Lec + Film) Ch 8 (N, B, & M); pages 292-300
  27 Gestalt Therapy Ch 2 (N, B, & M) pages 50-56; 76-80
Ch 8 (N, B, & M); pages 301-308
Case 4 (W & C)
  28 Rational Emotive Therapy (Lec + Film) Ch 8 (N, B, & M); pages 289-291
  29 ** EXAM 3 **  
  30 Cognitive Therapies II (Lec + Film) Case 5 & 7 (W & C)
July 3 Behavior Therapy -Part 1+ FILM Ch 8 (N, B, & M); pages 274-288;
Case 6 (W & C)
Ch 2 (N, B, & M) pages 44-50; 70-76
  4 Behavior Therapy - Part 2 Case 10 (W & C)
  5 Effectiveness of Psychotherapy Ch 9 (N, B, & M)
July 6 ** EXAM 4 **  
  7 Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine Ch 11 (N, B, & M)
  10 Clinical Child Psychology Ch 10 (N, B, & M)
  11 Telch Research Presentation
Course Evaluation
Reserve Reading #3
  12 ** EXAM 5**  
   
Optional Extra Credit Reports Due