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Course Descriptions

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) In Clinical Psychology Program

Course Descriptions

CLI GE520—
SELECTED TOPICS IN CLINICAL GEROPSYCHOLOGY

(2 credits)

This course provides students with an overview of the range of psychopathology seen in clinical practice with older adults. The content of the course will include units in psychopathology and psychotherapy. Units in psychopathology will include delirium, depression, anxiety, dementia, personality disorders, and alcohol abuse and substance abuse. Psychotherapy units will include counter-transference in work with older adults, family systems, individual therapy, couple therapy and care giving as a focus of therapy. Attention will be given to the development of critical appraisal of research findings and creative responses to commonly occurring clinical issues.

Prerequisite: CLI GE500 or permission of the instructor.

Updated 2/18/11

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