2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

PSY 5720 - Clinical Health Psychology


Goals: This seminar is designed to examine the interrelationships between behavior, emotion, health and psychological disorders and dysfunction. Students will be introduced to the assessment, treatment and causes of physical and psychological health issues.

Content: The role of the practicing psychologist in a medical setting will be discussed and how psychologists function in the context of health care settings will be a major focus of the course (ranging from ethics to assessment and treatment) and we will examine how they operate with other medical professionals. Emphasis will be on clinical intervention and assessment of physical and mental disorders in context.

Prerequisites: PSY 1480 (grade of C- or better) and senior standing (with psychology major), or permission of the instructor

Credits: 4