Clinical Research

Clinical Research
Overview of research examining processes and outcomes of psychological treatments for psychological disorders.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPSYCH 503 & PSYCH 504; or instructor's consent.
Course Outcomes

1. Describe and summarize effectiveness of therapy/interventions

Students will describe and summarize the effectiveness of psychological interventions as well as the effective ingredients of therapy.

Measurement: Class presentations, brief writing assignments.

2. Evolution of themes and controversies

Students will assess the history and evolution of important themes and controversies that have influenced the current state of psychotherapy, such as the impact of managed care, shortened therapy time limits, and the push towards evidence-based practices.

Measurement: Class presentations, essay exam.

3. Implications of current research for the practice of psychotherapy

Students will discuss the implications of current research findings for the practice of psychotherapy and for their own professional practice.

Measurement: Essays questions.