PSYE319 Clinical Psychology - Part I


This course offers an introduction to clinical psychology. The students can familiarize themselves with the subject of clinical psychology, its specific features within the fields of psychology and mental health, its scientific foundations and with the profession of a clinical psychologist.

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Психология (на английски език)


гл. ас. Светослав Савов  д-р
 Елена Пседерска  

Описание на курса:


Students who complete this course:

1) will know:

• The subject of clinical psychology, its relationships to neighbouring disciplines, the history of clinical psychology, the basic theoretical models of psychological disfunctioning, the basics of psychodiagnostics and clinical testing, the clinical interview, the intervention methods of clinical psychology and the professional requirements.

2) will be able to:

• Critically evaluate and differentiate the main theoretical approaches in mental health assessment and interventions.
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Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. Introduction to Clinical Psychology. Concept and Subject.
  2. Main Activities of Clinical Psychologists.
  3. Training in Clinical Psychology. Related Fields and Specialties in Clinical Psychology.
  4. History of Clinical Psychology.
  5. Definitions of Normal and Abnormal in Psychology. Mental Health and Mental Illness.
  6. Models of Mental illness.
  7. Test
  8. Student presentations
  9. Student presentations
  10. Student presentations

Литература по темите:

American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (5th ed). Washington DC: APA

Carlstedt, R. (Ed.) (2010). Handbook of integrative clinical psychology, psychiatry, and behavioral medicine: perspectives, practices, and research. New York: Springer Publishing Company

Kramer, G. P., Bernstein, D. A., & Phares, V. (2019). Introduction to clinical psychology. Cambridge University Press.

Getzfeld, A. R. (2006). Essentials of abnormal psychology. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons

Levy, R. A.; Ablon, J. S. & Kachele, H. (Eds.) (2012). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research: Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence. New York: Humana Press

Plante, T. G. (2010). Contemporary clinical psychology. John Wiley & Sons.

Strack, S. (Ed.) (2005). Handbook of personology and psychopathology. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc

Trull, T. J., Ebner-Priemer, U. W., Brown, W. C., Tomko, R. L., & Scheiderer, E. M. (2012). Clinical psychology. The Guilford Press.

World Health Organization (WHO) (2010). International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), 10th revision