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Course Descriptions

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) In Clinical Psychology Program

Course Descriptions

CLI HP530—
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS IN CLINICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

(2 credits)

This course explores the theory base of clinical health psychology. The seminar begins with a stress and health exploration of the biological bases of health and disease and includes an overview of psycho-neuroimmunology stress and health. The course examines the contributions of learning theory and cognitive behavioral models, learned helplessness and self efficacy, stress and coping with an emphasis on social bases of health and disease, Engel’s bio-psychosocial hierarchy, family systems, health and disease, and concludes with ethno-cultural variables and health and existential and meaning making models.

Cross listed as CLI HP530 and SCH HP530.

Updated 5/5/11

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