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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2005

PSY 364 • Intro to Clinical Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41605 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
NOA 1.126

Course Description

The major objective of the course is to provide you with an overview of the field of clinical psychology.  Four major topic areas will be covered through lectures and class demonstrations.  These include:

  • Historical roots and conceptual models in clinical psychology
  • Professional issues in clinical psychology
  • Assessment techniques used in clinical psychology
  • Therapeutic approaches in clinical psychology

Grading Policy

Five regular exams will be given during the semester.  Each exam will consist of 60 questions of the objective variety, namely multiple choice, true false, and fill in the blank.  Exam questions will be distributed equally from material presented in class and the assigned readings.   Final course  grade will be based on the total number of points earned on exam 5 and three other tests. In other words, your lowest score from the first four exams will be dropped.  Or, you could skip one of the first four exams and still get an “A” in the course so long as your final point total is 216 or higher.  Note, exam 5 cannot be skipped and must be included in your point total.  There will be no exceptions. The total number of possible points one can earn in the course is 246 (4 exams x 60 points).  Listed below are the total points to course grade conversion: 216-240 points = A 192-215 points = B 168-191 points = C 144-167 points = D < 144     points = F NOTE: A maximum of six additional points of optional extra credit can be earned by completing three research article summaries.


Nietzel , Bernstein, & Milich.  Introduction to Clinical Psychology (Fifth Edition). Wedding & Corsini. Case Studies in Psychotherapy (Second Edition) Selected Reserve Reading to be posted on Blackboard


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