Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Clinical Psychology (10 credit points) (LLLD07001)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This is a for-credit course offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning (OLL): only students registered with OLL should be enrolled.
What do clinical psychologists do and what can their research tell us about the nature of the psychological concerns that people face? This course looks to answer these questions and examines the psychotherapeutic approaches clinical psychologists employ in helping people with differing psychological and emotional problems.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Lifelong Learning - Session 1
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Normally, the assessment is a 2000 word essay, worth 100% of the total mark, submitted by week 12. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 40%.
|No Exam Information
| Explain what clinical psychology is and what clinical psychologists do;
Understand why emotional and psychological problems emerge and how they can be addressed;
Describe the tenets of the major schools of psychotherapy and the distinctions between them;
Understand the assessment, research and evaluation methods used in clinical psychology;
To some degree at least, know how to enhance their own psychological well-being
Davidson, G.C., Neale, J.M. Johnson, S.L. and Kring, A.M., 2011. Abnormal Psychology. 12th ed. New York: Wiley.
Greenberger, D. and Padesky, C.A., 1995. Mind Over Mood. New York: Guildford Press.
Lemma, A., 2003. Introduction to the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Chichester: Wiley.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr James Mooney
Tel: (0131 6)50 3077
|Course secretary||Mrs Sabine Murdoch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855
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