Clinical Psychology Courses Fall 2007

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PY 898
Advanced Practicum

Restricted to Year IV students.

An optional Practicum for Year IV students wishing to have extensive further clinical training for more than 12 hours per week, with a minimum of 300 hours per semester.

Section A: Lorraine Mangione
Credits: 3


PY 740B
Advanced Seminar: Clinical Child Psychology – Psychopathology and Assessment

Competency Area: Assessment
Restricted to Year III and Year IV students.
Priority to Year IV students.

This course examines psychopathology from infancy through early adolescence. The paradigm of developmental psychopathology, or articulating the role of time and change in childhood disturbances, is an important focus of the class. Using this frame, the following areas are examined: clinical assessment of psychosocial problems in childhood; diagnostic systems for conceptualizing childhood psychopathology; and understanding disturbances of childhood through the lenses of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and the historical context. While students doing child and family therapy are encouraged to consider this class, those without a child or adolescent in their caseload may participate.

Section A: William Halikias
Time: Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Maximum: 12
Credits: 3


CLASS CANCELLED 7/6/07

PYB 710
Advanced Seminar: Clinical Psychopharmacology

Competency Area: Biological Bases of Behavior
Restricted to Year III and Year IV students.
Priority to Year IV students.
Prerequisite: PY 710 Biological Foundations of Clinical Psychology

This course is designed to provide an in-depth survey of current theory and practice of clinical psychopharmacology. Pharmacotherapy has become increasingly important in the practice of clinical psychology, and all clinicians need to know and understand drug actions and reactions. The growing movement for prescribing privileges for appropriately trained clinical psychologists is a reflection of this trend. We begin in this course with the principles of pharmacology, which consist of pharmacokinetics (the absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs) and pharmacodynamics (drug-receptor interactions). After study of the principles of pharmacology, the class will review individual classes of drugs, including antidepressants, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety agents, drugs for the treatment of movement disorders, and drugs for the treatment of cognitive disorders in the elderly. For each drug class, the basic biology of the disorder and the mechanisms of drug action are discussed, followed by a review of current clinical practice and potential new drugs. Other topics in the drug literature are addressed, including the use of medication with different age groups, sources of drug information, the FDA drug review process, drug-drug interactions, and pharmacoepidemiology.

Section A: TBA
Time: Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Maximum: 12
Credits: 3


COURSE ADDED 7/6/07

PYB 711
Advanced Seminar: Clinical Neuropsychology

This seminar examines the structure and function of the central nervous system, brain-behavior relationships, and neuropathology. Seminar content focuses on evaluation techniques for diagnosis of brain dysfunction including visual, auditory, memory, and language processes. Application of these techniques to the development of remedial strategies for learning disabilities and adult dysfunctions is addressed.

Section A: Rick Toye
Time: Mondays, 4:30