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Upon completing a
Clinical Psychology major, students will be able to:
- Describe the clinical presentations and core features of the major
mental/psychological disorders in adults.
- Describe and discuss the possible etiologies/causes of the major
mental/psychological disorders in adults, in biological, psychological,
and social terms.
- Describe approaches to treatment of the major mental/psychological
disorders in adults, in biological, psychological and social terms.
- Compare and contrast different approaches to treatments of the major
mental disorders in adults: cognitive-behavioral approaches,
psychodynamic approaches, behavioral approaches, biological approaches,
- Read and critically evaluate original journal articles related to
clinical psychological topics.
- Articulate the American Psychological Association (APA) ethics
- Collect and interpret clinical and neuropsychological data of
patients with mental illness.
- Show competence in basic quantitative and analytic methods used for
scientific investigation in clinical psychology. This involves knowing
the assumptions and use of the basic statistical analyses including
probability, tests of frequency, correlation, t-tests and ANOVA.
- Employ oral and visual communication skills for reporting and
discussing clinical data and case studies.
- Use written, graphic, and verbal skills to organize and communicate
clinical data in a clear, standardized fashion.
- Apply theoretical models of behavior and thought to understanding
clinical presentations and management approaches of mental illness in
real life clinical and community settings.
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