PSYC 2313 Foundations of Clinical Psychology | UNB

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Foundations of Clinical Psychology

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Psychology PSYC 2313 Three (3) credit hours

This course is an introduction to the main theories, research approaches, and intervention perspectives of clinical psychology. Topics dealt with include professional issues in clinical psychology, concepts and history of abnormality, assessment and diagnosis of psychological disorders, and modes of psychotherapy. This course is intended to expose the student to the basic concepts, theories, and issues in psychopathology and psychotherapy for more advanced courses in the clinical domain.

Instructor: Dr. Diane LaChapelle (get the up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch) or permission of instructor

Why take this course?

  • Students will learn about the scientific basis for activities of clinical psychologists and the educational requirements needed to pursue a career in clinical psychology.
  • The instructor is an expert in clinical psychology with over 15 years of clinical and teaching experience.
  • The course provides web links, videos, and learning activities to enhance learning.
  • The reading/written assignment will help students develop academic/professional writing skills and increase awareness and sensitivity towards the personal experience of mental illness.
  • This course fulfills three of the 12 required credits in foundations courses towards a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of New Brunswick. This course is a pre-requisite for all upper year clinically focused courses (e.g., abnormal psychology, psychotherapy).

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 3 x Exams (invigilated, 28% each)
  • 1 x Assignment Paper (16%)

The exam(s) for this course will be invigilated on an approved date using Respondus e-proctoring software (LockDown Browser). This is a free tool provided with this course. More information will be given once you have been registered.

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.