PSY71 - Syllabus

PSY71 - Syllabus - Syllabus Psychology 71 Clinical Methods...

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Syllabus Psychology 71: Clinical Methods Spring 08 Dr. Gina R Kuperberg MD PhD Office: # 330, 3 rd floor, Psychology Building (to the left of the conference room) 490 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155 Office Phone: (617) 627- 4959 . Please note that I do not check voice mail. E-mail is better. E-mail Address: [email protected] or [email protected] Note that both these e-mail addresses go to the same place. Dr. Kuperberg’s Office Hours: Thursdays: 4 – 5pm. Note that this is straight after class. Please come to me after class to let me know if you would like to see me. General Readings 1) American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM IV-TR). Washington DC: American Psychiatric Association. NOTE: This text can be accessed free of charge via the Tisch website under ‘Databases and Articles’. An abbreviated handbook of the main DSM-IV disorders that you are expected to know about will be available on Blackboard. 2) Posted readings on blackboard (under Assignments) Course Website: Course Requirements: 1) Quizzes (30%) There will be two quizzes, each 15% grade. They will cover clinical symptoms and diagnostic categories (based on the DSM-IV) that should have been covered in Psy 12 as well as material covered in the previous seminars prior to that quiz. Understanding the symptoms and categories of various mental disorders will help throughout the course. 2) Practical Assignments (60%). During the semester, will be two practical assignments covering the topics discussed in class. These will require you to practice taking histories and examinations, and also to try
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and formulate clinical management plans: The first assignment, which will be given in parts, is compulsory but will not be graded, although oral feedback will be given after you present, and you are encouraged to continuously revise your assignment, based on the feedback to your colleagues. The second assignment will be graded at the end of the semester. 3) Class Contribution (10%) Participation, questions, blackboard comments, 10-minute presentations of choice (optional). etc. Note that this will be used mainly to bring your grades up if you are on the borderline between two grades, so it can only help you. Class and Assignment Schedule
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