University of West Florida

School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences

 

Courses: Clinical Psychology (CLP)

Course: CLP2990 - SPECIAL COURSE
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: CLP3144 - ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
Prerequisites: PSY 2012
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall  Spring  Summer
Course Description:
Broad overview of psychological disorders of children and adults including history of abnormal human behavior, research methods, theories and causes, and contemporary treatment. Typical topics include adjustment, mood, anxiety, somatoform, factitious, dissociative, substance-related, personality, and psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia).

Dr. Lewis’ Student Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should:

1. understand the nature of abnormal behavior and mental illness.

2. understand the process of assessing such behavior and the most commonly used system for classifying psychological disorders.

3. be familiar with and able to discuss several different theoretical perspectives on psychological disorders.

4. be familiar with the research methods used and research findings on various psychological disorders.

5. understand the causes and be able to identify the symptoms of various psychological disorders.

6. be familiar with effective treatment approaches to different psychological disorders.

Dr. Belter’s Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

1. Demonstrate mastery of course content through the recognition and application of the specialized terminology, concepts, and theories that characterize the research and knowledge base for the assessment and treatment of abnormal behavior and mental illness.  This will include the learning, social, biological, and developmental influences on such behavior. 

2. Demonstrate good critical thinking through the effective integration of psychological literature and application of psychological theories to the formulation of a clinical case diagnosis.

3. Demonstrate effective communication through the use of clear, professional language, correct use of the editorial style of the APA for reference citations, and effective use of technology in presenting written work. 

4. Demonstrate knowledge of the standards of academic integrity and adherence to those standards in the academic environment. 

5. Demonstrate effective project management through independent and responsible self-management and time-management in meeting academic expectations in an upper level college course. 

Ms. Sjoberg’s Student Learning Outcomes:

Course readings, student project, and class discussions will facilitate the following goals:

1. Increase student knowledge of the importance of context in defining what is normal or abnormal.

2. Create a better understanding of the influence of culture, history, biology and heredity as they relate to the consideration or diagnosis of a mental illness.

3. Be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM IV TR) for the assessment and diagnosis of mental disorders.

4. Be familiar with different theoretical perspectives and how they can be used in combination to better understand the nature of a mental illness.

 
Course: CLP3905 - DIRECTED STUDY
Hours: 0.0 - 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: CLP3990 - SPECIAL COURSE
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: CLP4314 - HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall
Course Description:
Survey of contributions of the discipline of psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention and treatment of illness. Application of biopsychosocial model to health. Credit cannot be received in both CLP 4314 and PSY 4820.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Compare and contrast the biopsychosocial and the biomedical models of health and illness.

2. Discuss contemporary health psychology theory, research, and application.

3. Explain biopsychosocial factors that contribute to the promotion and maintenance of health.

4. Describe biopsychosocial correlates of morbidity and mortality.

5. Apply theoretical and empirical evidence to problems of health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of illness.

 
Course: CLP4390 - INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
Prerequisites: PSY 2012
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall and Spring
Course Description:
This upper-level undergraduate course is designed to be an exciting and intellectually challenging introduction to the study of Forensic Psychology. Forensic Psychology deals with the interplay between the disciplines of psychology and law. Specifically, this class examines the legal system through the use of psychological concepts, methods, and research results. Although the course covers both criminal and civil aspects of the legal system, the primary focus will be on the role of psychologists in those areas pertaining to the criminal legal system. Class content focuses on theory but also has a strong experiential component as well. Specifically, the class learning experience culminates in the production of a Mock Trial.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should:

1. be able to delineate how the areas of psychology and law, specifically criminal law, interface.

2. be able to discuss how the field of psychology has impacted the field of law, with emphasis on criminal law.

3. be able to discuss how the field of law has impacted the field of psychology, with an emphasis on mental health issues.

4. be able to discuss the impact of landmark U. S. Supreme Court cases, specifically those involving mental health issues, on individuals, the field of psychology, and society.

5. be able to delineate roles psychologists play within the criminal areas of the legal system.

6. gain some familiarity with basic courtroom proceedings both from a legal and psychological perspective.

 
Course: CLP4905 - DIRECTED STUDY
Hours: 0.0 - 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: CLP4990 - SPECIAL COURSE
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: CLP5166 - PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
Prerequisites: CLP 3144
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Current Semester of Offering: Fall
Course Description:
In depth analysis of child and adult psychological disorders focusing on practical application of the current diagnostic manual in developing diagnostic formulations. Emphasis on an integrative theoretical approach and the empirical foundation for theory, causes, and treatment of psychological disorders.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should:

1. Demonstrate mastery of course content through the recognition and application of the specialized terminology, concepts, and theories that characterize the research and knowledge base for the etiology, classification, and treatment of psychological disorders.

2. Demonstrate advanced critical thinking through the effective integration of psychological literature and application of psychological theories to the diagnosis and classification of psychological disorders.

3. Demonstrate advanced professional communication through the use of clear, professional language and APA style in a diagnostic paper assignment.

4. Demonstrate knowledge of the standards of academic integrity and professional ethics through adherence to those standards in the student’s submitted work. 

5. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and beginning skills in the diagnosis and classification of psychological disorders in a diagnostic paper assignment.
 
Course: CLP5905 - DIRECTED STUDY
Hours: 0.0 - 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: CLP5990 - SPECIAL COURSE
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: CLP6441 - INDIVIDUAL INTELLIGENCE TESTING
Hours: 3.0 Repeatable For Credit: No Maximum Hours Credit: 3.0
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Integration of theory and research on intellectual assessment in support of development of practical skill and expertise in administering, scoring, interpreting, and writing reports of standard intelligence tests. Emphasis is on the Wechsler Scales and the Stanford-Binet. Permission is required.

Student Learning Outcomes:

To be developed when course is next offered.

 
 
Course: CLP6905 - DIRECTED STUDY
Hours: 0.0 - 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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Course: CLP6990 - SPECIAL COURSE
Hours: 0.0 Repeatable For Credit: Yes Maximum Hours Credit: 0.0
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